Warning to all people with open minds who still fancy themselves to be critical thinkers: this is kind of painful to read.
A 25-year-old woman (supposed, this is online after all, guess it could be a joke and I kinda hope it is but sadly I doubt it) wrote into Reddit because she found out that her boyfriend of a year believes in — GASP! — conspiracy theories.
…like the Illuminati and Bohemian Grove, you know, “crazy conspiracies” like that:
I’ve been dating my boyfriend Max for almost a year, and generally he seems like a fairly reasonable, well-adjusted person. Has some odd religious beliefs, but many people do, so I chalked that up to personal preference. Today, though, I found out about some other weird beliefs that worry me.
Basically, Max thinks that really successful/rich people (Bill Gates is one he mentioned, idk who else) are in the Illuminati, and may have used black magic to get so much power/wealth. He mentioned the Bohemian Grove (which I looked up, there’s a Washington Post article about how some of the rich and powerful go there every July to party)–and it does sound like some odd things go on there, but he said “they probably sacrifice humans.” Okay then…
He also thinks they’re covering up the fact that limestone can be manipulated via sound vibrations or something, and that’s how the pyramids were built. When I asked him why there is zero scientific evidence to corroborate this, he said “they don’t want people to know”.
I’m no scientist or intellectual snob, but I do prefer to evaluate things rationally and not just believe wild theories written about on poorly designed web pages. It really bothers me that Max seems this gullible. I did make sure that he isn’t on board with some other brands of crazy like the anti-vaxxers, and he’s still a kind, hardworking, thoughtful guy, and, at least, he doesn’t believe in Lizard People. Plus, none of these theories really affect his life in any tangible way, so I’m trying to decide whether it’s a dealbreaker. BUT, if he can believe this stuff, who knows what he could be duped into in the future, right? I like him a lot, but am I on board a train to crazy town?
Wow, yeah, at least Max isn’t “on board with some other brands of crazy like the anti-vaxxers”…
At least Max isn’t letting a TV and the mainstream media do all his thinking for him.
What’s funny is, this girl doesn’t realize how simple and close-minded she sounds laughing off Bohemian Grove because she read an article about it in the Washington Post. Really? Oh, but she likes to “evaluate things rationally” instead of believing in “wild theories written about on poorly designed web pages”… She knows what’s what because, in her “rational evaluation” she read a story in the mainstream media?
That’s some real detective work there, Sherlock.
So that’s how easy it is to find out the real truth? Just head on over to the “well-designed” web pages of CNN or Fox News or The New York Times (an outlet that attends Bilderberg every year and has for decades, but she wouldn’t know about that either) and let the paid reporters, many of whom belong to the Council on Foreign Relations (again, she’s probably never heard of it) and always parrot whatever the official agenda is, do all of her “rational evaluation” and thinking for her?
This is what a brainwashed person sounds like. It’s not ad hominem to say so, that’s just reality. She sounds like her brain has been washed. She needs to read George Orwell’s 1984. Perhaps it is her boyfriend Max who should be wondering if he wants to spend the rest of his life with someone so close-minded she cannot find it within herself to think outside the boundaries of the box she’s been put in.
Then again, if someone has taken the blue pill and someone they love questions their Matrix, it’s probably pretty hard to deal with… thus, they might turn to Reddit for others to reinforce their version of reality. Makes sense.
Meanwhile, the comments section on this Reddit post in the Relationships section where the supposedly “rational” people are talking about those crazy “conspiracy theorists” is worse than the post itself.
They keep mentioning JFK, which is the first time the phrase “conspiracy theorist” was weaponized by the CIA as a way to attack anyone who challenged the official government narrative. That’s not a “conspiracy,” here’s the declassified CIA memo to prove it.
Guess what the Select Committee on Assassinations ultimately ruled JFK’s death was back in 1979?
You don’t say…
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