That went unexpectedly well. A man pulled up at the library with two young boys, on a bicycle, and told one to get a few free Covid tests out of the vending machine.
Direct attacks seldom work. The indirect approach is far more effective, let people convince and persuade themselves.
Me: “Do you agree all the media is controlled”?
Him: Surprisingly agreeing, “Well, it has to be controlled”
Me: yes, all the radio, television, newspapers, are run by the same people.
Me: “Who prints out all the money?”
Him: “The Mint?”
Me: “Yes, and who owns the Mint?”
Him: in an uncertain and questioning tone “We the people?”
Me: “No, it’s owned by private citizens who likely aren’t even American citizens, and if you say who they are you are called an anti-semite”
Him: he’s been active all along, and agrees, while riding off with his sons. At least three other people are listening.
Not much, but having non-confrontational conversations and allowing people to save face is necessary.