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Targeted individuals
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:30:16 PM »
Who know this conspiracy theory explained on RationalWiki ? https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Targeted_Individuals

People claiming being targeted are fun because they say irrational things even if their delusion isn't fun.

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Re: Targeted individuals
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2019, 04:44:43 PM »
I've encountered this sort of delusion at least a couple of times. Of these, the most persistent is somebody who's been posting about his persecution by US government entities for more than ten years on multiple sites. Perhaps it's amusing when first encountered, but I pity the fellow I'm talking about, and I pity his wife even more.
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Re: Targeted individuals
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 03:09:37 AM »
I've encountered this sort of delusion at least a couple of times. Of these, the most persistent is somebody who's been posting about his persecution by US government entities for more than ten years on multiple sites. Perhaps it's amusing when first encountered, but I pity the fellow I'm talking about, and I pity his wife even more.

We can suppose that many of them don't work when we constate they can write long text nearly everyday or / and post a dozen of messages everyday.
For those who don't work. Where can they find money ?

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Re: Targeted individuals
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 11:35:35 PM »
My best lifelong friend, shrewd business man, Princeton graduate, and all around practical man, went to hell in a hand basket. For some mysterious reason he morphed into a dedicated conspiracy theorist. I mourn the loss of my most admired friend.  He is now so fucked up that he is almost unrecognizable. Something went far amiss in his brain chemistry.   

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Re: Targeted individuals
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 11:46:00 PM »
Here is a news flash that concerns the origin of conspiracy theories.  It appears that the internet and its widespread reach has the capacity to poison the minds of the less sophisticated. https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/20/2020-candidates-social-media-attack-1176018

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Re: Targeted individuals
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 08:18:51 PM »
My best lifelong friend, shrewd business man, Princeton graduate, and all around practical man, went to hell in a hand basket. For some mysterious reason he morphed into a dedicated conspiracy theorist. I mourn the loss of my most admired friend.  He is now so fucked up that he is almost unrecognizable. Something went far amiss in his brain chemistry.

Does he pretend to be a targeted individual ?