This is how, in part, the fascists get away with it. They slowly and consistently implement seemingly unconnected laws and mandates. Cash outlawed in Louisiana. TSA. DHS taking cash on the spot from motorists in Tennessee. So many damn crazy surreal laws and bills in the chute, every day, everywhere in America. From small towns -- Quartzite, Arizona, for example, all the way to D.C.
Meanwhile, the average person goes about their every day routine. And when those of us who follow the "real" news mention any part of what's been happening, it's us that gets that glassy eyed stare, the nervous daring of the eyes, the backing away. As if we are the problem for bringing attention to these events. We are the trouble makers, the suspect. Not the ones behind the draconian, often illegal, certainly immoral and unethical acts.
Causally mention to the usually friendly cashier at the local market that Louisiana outlaws cash for second hand transactions? The atmosphere in the room literally shifts. You are, simply, not believed.
Mention the thugs police in Tennessee stealing cash from citizens? After you're told that couldn't possibly be right, you're also told that, well, if it helps national security and the illegal drug traffic... as they trail off.. finding themselves lost, but ever wary of you, nonetheless...
Tell someone that there's a bill pending in Mississippi that would define a fertilized egg as a person? You don't have your facts straight, surely, you misunderstood.
I've discovered a long time ago you can only bring up one so-called "conspiracy" fact at a time. More than one and they just stop listening to you. One, and they might listen, but with a lot of raised eyebrows. When you give up and say simply, "Look it up, just Google it..." they say "Oh, I don't have time for that!" Or, "Yeah, I believe what the Internet says!"
Meanwhile, the fascists are working away, busy as little bees. Every day. From a thousand different directions. And we'll wake up and wonder: "How did I get here?"
"Paranoia runs deep . . . " not that there's anything wrong with that. Wake UP!