posted on Apr, 6 2013 @ 05:29 PM
Its all how you phrase the discussion that makes the difference. How I go about it is simple...and lets use the aspartame example just for the hell
You know, I visit this conspiracy website just for some entertainment and who knows..might learn something odd. Now, you know what annoys me is that
they take like 80% truth and mix in 20% crazy, making the whole thing seem true, and then it ultimately being crazy..like for instance. They are
discussing aspartame, right? ok, now fine..studies show its just a incredible disaster for the body..so they take this fact, then they add that it is
this giant new world order agenda to dumb down people..so suddenly if you know the simple facts of aspartame, you then should, by some absurd reason,
think its these hidden elitists trying to conquer the world..totally ignoring the more reasonable explanation of it being just simply ruthless
corporations trying to squeeze a buck out of people without concern. Seriously, I don't know why I bother even checking these sites..I guess just to
set them straight when I can before actual issues get tossed into the loony bin category.
There ya have it. you passed off aspartame issues as a fact and pretty much a sidenote of the actual issue. you also had that comfortable judgemental
attitude they also have (siding with them) and didn't upset their worldview on anything (because you didn't challenge them..you invited them to
shake your fist at the other guys, meanwhile, slipping in info in a way that that they will think they also shared..
When you challenge someones worldview...no matter how obvious it is, you will meet resistance. its human nature. presentation is key.