This is the big daddy example where people acted in secrecy to get power or money. A conspiracy. And it was a real, historical event. Of course, there have been countless others before this one. The assassination of Caesar is a 2000 years old conspiracy.
If you don’t like the conversation… change it.
“The question isn’t whether this conspiracy is real. But if the people talking about it are dangerous and crazy
Here’s a tip for you:
“Hey man, I’ve been a fan of your videos for years now but your videos about the moon landing make me worry about your mental health… Don’t go down the conspiracy hole. Please get back to reality, seek a therapist or something.”
But in reality it’s gaslighting.
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, and lying, it attempts to destabilize the victim and delegitimize the victim’s belief.