Gigantic conspiracy plots lost their shine for me a long time ago. When I was much younger, I used to read about the plot to kill JFK and that took years to get over completely, because so many people believe in the plot.
Lucky for me I got to see firsthand how well government conspiracies work when I watched the Watergate Hearings on live television.
Every time I hear someone claim yet another conspiracy about the President, or something about “them,” I try to talk sense to that person.
If I see or hear something like that—and I know it’s a bunch of bullshit—I try and tell the person who believes it that what they believe isn’t true. I consider this to be my duty as a human being.
If I have them handy, I present the facts as best I can. But my concern to try and calm an alarmed individual is usually met with the other person claiming that I am “drinking the Kool-Aid.” And I find that funny because, you see, I know what that phrase really means.