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How to talk to your friends and relatives who are "conspiracy" theorists.

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posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 02:32 PM
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Since its essentially a single post or a meme, I had to put it under jokes and puns but lets be honest, with everything thats happening right now, its hardly a joke or untrue.



edit on 11-1-2021 by gladtobehere because: typo



posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

Why does that remind me.of one of those DARE pamphlets?

'How to talk to your kids about drugs?'



posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 02:39 PM
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Pretty much.

But don't expect any medals for it.

We have transitioned from the discrediting phase to the purging phase. Pack your bags. Accommodations at the nearest re-education camp await.

I hear they have very good jello there.



posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

"Specialist disinformation reporter".

Nice touch.



posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 03:34 PM
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The strange thing is that I belong to a conspiracy site and my kids watch the news, and they believe in way more conspiracies than I do....Their conspiracy falsities seem to be socially accepted these days though, because MSM is fooling so many people.

I prefer to tell people I belong to a debating site. In fact, most people coming her know we debate things yet the first thing you see when you google ATS after the name is conspiracy theories, nothing in the title says we debunk and investigate these things here. It makes people believe we are a bunch of nut jobs.
Well, we are not the usual nuts here, we are grade 8 stainless steel nuts. Those who are obsessed with MSM falsely twisted politics are nothing but the cheap, soft, corrosion prone, low grade nuts.
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posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

I don't need to talk about it.

They are already inside my head, reading my mind. All the time.
I can feel them now. .......

The waves....the waves...... Turn off those sirens!

The waves.......



posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 03:51 PM
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I find that facts are more relevant than truth.



posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 04:44 PM
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Criiiiinge BBC!
Again.

But not as cringe as this-
Years ago I when I was helping an eldery lady learn how to use the internet on her first ever PC,I got to explaining about google-Anything you want,just type it in and up come the results see.Here you try,what should I type? she said,
Oh anything you like.
So she typed BBC
and must have clicked image search
Because she sure did get images of BBC-just not the kind she was expecting!

True story



posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 04:55 PM
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lol. i play bass guitar, and the 'b' button on my keyboard is sometimes hit n miss. ive gotten plenty of weird google results.


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posted on Jan, 11 2021 @ 05:06 PM
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How to talk to your friends and relatives who are "conspiracy" theorists.


Quietly, because somebody's surely listening!



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 05:18 PM
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I kinda find the opposite, like on social media what I would have regarded as the bastions of sanity are leaning way further into conspiracy theory than I thought possible.
Sigh, once I thought I was radical, but now I'm just an old conspiracy fart.


I mean to claim the label of "conspiracy theorist" already implies you are moving in a subjective or experimental framework or space.

I'm more concerned about the "realists", who are so convinced of their own objectivity that they no longer realize they are moving in the same space.
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posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 06:12 PM
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But sniff, every time I see a man I like from the Americas he's unobtainable.

Either he's a member of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe, or he's storming up Capitol Hill in bison horns, like an extra from the The Island of Doctor Moreau.

Maybe some day my prince will appear.
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posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 06:45 PM
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Beyond partisan current issues around Trump (which will soon have their expiration date anyway), and yeah I'm a supporter of some things Trump did - specifically the finger he gave to prescriptive political correctness, cancel culture and so forth.

But I'm thinking of his reality TV days in The Apprentice (strangely nobody accused him of being a "bigot" and "fascist" back then, and he rubbed shoulders with the biggest lefties in Hollywood).

But isn't it ironic (in a 1990's Alanis Morrisette way) - "You're fired"!



posted on Jan, 12 2021 @ 07:51 PM
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At a wedding reception: "My buddy Halfoldman got me into conspiracy theories, but I never really believed in the reptile people until I met my mother-in-law".

What?
Thank God, they're laughing.
Well thanks for bringing me into it.
Tee-hee, grin at all the straight people.
Yip, speaking from experience.
Which is why I don't do weddings anymore.
I'll just send a cheap toaster and drink at home.




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