I've given up talking to him about his... 'trade' for the sake of my wife and being able to take part in family gatherings, at all. Increasingly, I make excuses. It's a bit sad.
I feel like he's joined the ####ing SS in order to advance his career. He's become a member of what seems like a cult to me. The Guardians of the Truth. He believes the organization goes out of its way to be truthful and fair, sources the stories from reputable news organiztions that also strive for accuracy and facts. Only he and his mates rarely have time to go to the source material for themselves and examine it critically. Way too much is hidden and based on a hierarchy og sources and truths, which are rarely, if ever, subject to critical analysis. There's an awful lot of trust built into the structure of the hierachy of... Truth.
He beleives he's one of the 'good guys' dedicated to the Truth. That the sources are controlled by the State and selected and filtered, narrowing down reality to what's manageable, never seems to bother them. Scepticism about the military and security agencies as sources, gets you noticed, and doesn't advance one's career.
In contrast, the 'bad guys', meaning Russia and China, are treated in a radically different way. Nothing, absolutly nothing they say is... True, and, it can't be, because, well, they are the 'bad guys.'
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