Forum:Because there's a War for Eric's mind
My friend Eric is in love with Alex Jones' Infowars, and he thinks all the information is true (economic collapse, Obama taking your guns, etc.)How do I convince him otherwise? (Oh, side note, he lives with only his Dad, who is super conservative and Nobama and all of that. Gets all of his stuff from him).OrangeMint (talk) 19:03, 14 January 2016 (UTC)OrangeMint
- For one, you can show him the Alex Jones page. For guns, you could show them this and this. For economic collapse, just ask him what's different about *this year* versus the previous 7 years of Obama's term, in which Infowars *also* predicted economic collapse? (You could also show him unemployment, GDP per capita, Dow Jones Industrial Average, 1929/2014 stock market comparison, and ask him where the collapse is.) FᴜᴢᴢʏCᴀᴛPᴏᴛᴀᴛᴏ, Esϙᴜɪʀᴇ (talk/stalk) 18:44, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
- Just be sure to take the non-confrontational approach to this. Ask questions and show curiosity rather than be openly hostile. Most importantly, stay being his friend regardless of his views(unless it's getting to be incredibly unbearable to even be around him). After a certain point, you can't drag people into new opinions -- they have to find them for themselves.
- Or you could, I dunno, say that Alex Jones and InfoWars are actually just Zionist shills deep-cover in the conspiracy/ultra-conservative world or something. ℕoir LeSable (talk) 19:30, 14 January 2016 (UTC)