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  •  Alex Jones is a spooky sort (1+ / 0-)
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    ..because some of what he says makes sense and is borne out by facts, or at least sounds like a reasonable question or analysis. People grow to trust him, and don't recognize when his stuff crosses the threshold of the possible into the totally improbable. Take that internet movie "The Obama Deception" as an example. For about the firat 20 minutes, it makes some sense, then just gradually gets less and less credible until it's downright nutty. I have the same criticism of Jesse Ventura, though I think Jesse is sincere. I think Jones is a cynic.

    But it sounds like your mom has some psychological problems that make her prone to bandwagons and paranoia. I am proud of you for backing up and backing off--you can wish her healing and give compassion from a safe distance.

    Ask your own questions, think your own thoughts, and no matter what, don't let anyone disrespect you. Sometimes family becomes the non-blood-related people we choose and trust. (Those of us in the gay community have been practicing this for years.) Be well.

    If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people. --Tony Benn

    by rhetoricus on Wed May 25, 2011 at 09:56:43 AM PDT

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