Getting people to wake up to what is really happening is an amazing challenge. I’ve been trying to do that, in one form or another, for almost twenty years. However, even I did not truly begin to understand what was going on until God shook me awake in 2011.
So, when I see someone else stuck firmly in a normalcy bias. All that I really can do is offer a few bits of incontrovertible evidence and a prayer that God will do what He did to me – shake ’em awake.
Unfortunately, this means that God will need to knock the other person down, which is a really hard process to go through. So, you’ll need to stick around to help pick up the pieces.
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Chipping Away at the Normalcy Bias
A friend and I had lunch recently, and I was struck by something of a revelation. My friend was exactly where I was, almost four years ago. And, it was an interesting thing to realize.
Like I used to be, my friend is completely derisive of the idea that there is anything like a grand conspiracy at play – in anything that is happening, right now. He laughs at the work that I’ve been doing for the past three years, but I don’t really mind.
Because I did exactly the same thing.
In fact, I told him that he was EXACTLY the way that I used to be, not so long ago.
How do you wake up a hard-headed cynic, like myself?
Waking The Stubborn Cynic
For me, it was the knowledge that Iran was doing something that I had predicted years earlier. I didn’t like being right on such a thing, and it was an ice-cold shower to my soul. I had suddenly come face to face with the fact that I had been asleep at the wheel – and that the world wasn’t what I thought it was.
That was a beginning of a journey that led me through one painful epiphany after another. And, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone, unless they’re like me.
Could I have been awakened any other way?
I don’t know.
I like to think that I would have finally seen the obvious, once I was offered evidence that I could not argue with. But, I can’t really say for sure.
I guess that you might say that I’m struggling with this because it’s like looking in the mirror, every time I talk to this friend of mine.
How do I reach someone who is as stubbornly cynical as I am?
The best that I’ve been able to do is show him where he’s wrong, and offer up bits of evidence that cannot be argued with.
Here are just a few things that come to mind:
- If Ebola isn’t that bad, then why have so many more people died from it, than in the previous outbreak?
- For building 7 of the World Trade Center, how was it possible for it to collapse straight down onto its footprint – due just to burning office furniture?
- With a few exceptions, why is natural resource production flat or falling?
- Why is the price of Gold and Silver below the cost of production, while demand is high and inventories are low?
- If Geoengineering is a tinfoil hat fantasy, what are those fluffy lines crisscrossing the sky, and why is there so much aluminum in our rainwater?
- If the Illuminati aren’t real, why do they have their symbols everywhere?
Those are some pretty tough questions to answer, and still stay stuck in a normalcy bias. But, we have a tremendous ability to keep deceiving ourselves. So, don’t expect that any of these questions will knock too much sense into someone.
If you have any tough questions that might help someone break out of their normalcy bias, share them with us in the comment section, below.
I would love to try them out on my cynical friends and family. Really.
It Takes More Than Tough Questions
Ultimately, knocking someone off their perch with a tough question won’t be enough, if they aren’t interested in the truth. So, if you find yourself talking to someone who doesn’t want the truth, then stop wasting your time.
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
– Matthew 7:6
Many have come and asked me for help in waking up friends and family. And, I wish that I had easier answers. It took an act of God to wake me up, and I believe that it will take an act of God to wake up anyone else, in this age of lies and self-deception.
God help us all.
I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this
(That’s a link. There’s not much time left.)
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. – Proverbs 22:3
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