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If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy

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I doubt this article will tell you anything you don't already know, but I found it an absorbing read. As a bonus, there's a couple of paragraphs about The Common Sense Show buried in there. The comments are also quite good.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/11/if-youre-not-paranoid-youre-crazy/407833/?single_page=true#article-comments

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Around the same time, I looked into changing my car-insurance policy. I learned that Progressive offered discounts to some drivers who agreed to fit their cars with a tracking device called Snapshot. That people ever took this deal astonished me. Time alone in my car, unobserved and unmolested, was sacred to me, an act of self-communion, and spoiling it for money felt heretical. I shared this opinion with a friend. “I don’t quite see the problem,” he replied. “Is there something you do in your car that you’re not proud of? Frankly, you sound a little paranoid.”

My friend was right on both counts. Yes, I did things in my car I wasn’t proud of (wasn’t that my birthright as an American?), and yes, I’d become a little paranoid.

I would have to be crazy not to be.

The night i saw my first black helicopter—or heard it, because black helicopters are invisible at night—I was already growing certain that we, the sensible majority, owe plenty of so-called crackpots a few apologies. We dismissed them, shrugging off as delusions or urban legends various warnings and anecdotes that now stand revealed, in all too many instances, as either solid inside tips or spooky marvels of intuition.

The Mormon elder who told me when I was a teenager back in 1975 that people soon would have to carry “chips” around or “be banished from the marketplace.”

The ex–Army ranger in the 1980s who said an “eye in the sky” could read my license plate.

 

The girlfriend in 1993 who forbade me to rent a dirty video on the grounds that “they keep lists of everything.”

The Hollywood actor in 2011 who declined to join me on his sundeck because he’d put on weight and a security expert had advised him that the paparazzi were flying drones.

The tattooed grad student who, about a year before Edward Snowden gave the world the lowdown on code-named snooping programs such as PRISM and XKeyscore, told me about a childhood friend of his who worked in military intelligence and refused to go to wild parties unless the guests agreed to leave their phones locked outside in a car trunk or a cooler, preferably with the battery removed, and who also confessed to snooping on a girlfriend through the camera in her laptop.

The night I vowed never again to mock such people, in January 2014, I was standing knee-deep in a field of crusty snow at the edge of a National Guard base near Saratoga Springs, Utah, a fresh-from-the-factory all-American settlement, densely flagpoled and lavishly front-porched, just south of Salt Lake City. Above its rooftops the moon was a pale sliver, and filling the sky were the sort of ragged clouds in which one might discern the face of Jesus. I had on a dark jacket, a dark wool cap, and a black nylon mask to keep my cheeks from freezing.

 

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I must be crazy, 'cuz everyone tells me I am. They don't let me finish a sentence when I tell them 911 was an inside job, moon landings were fakes, the CIA created the drug industry, Al Qaeda, ISIS, and most or all of the bombings and mass shootings. I am NOT allowed to even mention the archons or flat earth. Family members go screaming out of the room.

But I'm not crazy. They are. I'm paranoid. 

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I must be crazy, 'cuz everyone tells me I am. They don't let me finish a sentence when I tell them 911 was an inside job, moon landings were fakes, the CIA created the drug industry, Al Qaeda, ISIS, and most or all of the bombings and mass shootings. I am NOT allowed to even mention the archons or flat earth. Family members go screaming out of the room.

But I'm not crazy. They are. I'm paranoid. 

You should see what people tell me about my overactive intuition! 

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We're not paranoid or crazy.... just wired differently. Some of it is environmental but I've come to the conclusion that people that think for themselves are equipped with brains that fire in a way the herd doesn't understand. This is why it's so difficult to wake them up.

I couldn't resist this graphic LOL

https://psalm94.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/the-socialist-brain-of-a-liberal-democrat.jpg?w=705

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Paranoia is just caution in the 21st century. Besides you all have heard your not paranoid if they are really after you. 

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It all comes down to the fact. It's easier to fool someone then convince them they've been fooled.  I pretty much am the nutcase of my family, and I'm 100% okay with that. 

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I must be crazy, 'cuz everyone tells me I am. They don't let me finish a sentence when I tell them 911 was an inside job, moon landings were fakes, the CIA created the drug industry, Al Qaeda, ISIS, and most or all of the bombings and mass shootings. I am NOT allowed to even mention the archons or flat earth. Family members go screaming out of the room.

But I'm not crazy. They are. I'm paranoid. 

I have converted a few.

A very few.

Most Americans do not want to hear the truth.

Most Americans are content.

Waiting for the next beer sports event or :padllbli:!

Come to grips with evil of this corrupt country?

Forget that!

Might miss out on (name any meaningless TV show being aired).

One family member refuses to hear about Boston false flag bombing.

Watched all the victims paraded by Propaganda Ministry.

Those poor crisis actors who were never injured during marathon.

I beg for member to view real time videos and high definition color photos of staged event.

No way.

It pains me not to be able to even be able to mount an argument with solid evidence.

It truly hurts.

Brainwashing 2000's style!

SK

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You should see what people tell me about my overactive intuition! 

I know what you mean.
Some people get angry about it.
My hyperactive intuition never stops. 
I see it as more self preservation than paranoia.

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I know what you mean. Some people get angry about it.
My hyperactive intuition never stops. 
I see it as more self preservation than paranoia.

Definitely self preservation and mine never stops either. I've actually had arguments with it. lmao

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Definitely self preservation and mine never stops either. I've actually had arguments with it. lmao

:chuckle:
Right? It's like -shut up brain.
No you shut and listen to me.

Paranoia pays off but the hours suck.

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