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Autism spectrum, Right-conspiracy 

I recently found out that a friend who's likely somewhere on the Autism spectrum (and is very suggestible) has started getting into sovereign citizen stuff. I have tried to gently tell him that these people are lying and that we all know what they really mean by "Elite Bankers", but he isn't far enough in to have seen this yet and refuses to accept it. Tips from anyone who's dealt with this would be appreciated. I don't know how to get through.

Autism spectrum, Right-conspiracy 

@sam Is the person atheist? Try arguments against religion. So yes, they’re right, the system we’re living in is arbitrary, laws are made up by humans, powerful influences control the world. But does that mean *this* set of unfalsifiable and batshit ideas is correct? That doesn’t logically follow.

Autism spectrum, Right-conspiracy 

@Viveka I don't know, but that angle is a good idea if so! I don't know if logical reasoning can get through though when you've got this mindset. If you believe that a new secret constitution was created in the 1990s or whatever, you're not likely to accept "but if it's secret why does it matter because no one will follow it and laws aren't magical things that everyone is forced to obey unless someone is enforcing it, but then they'd have to know about it".

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