A fed-up man took to Reddit for advice on dealing with his hothead mom. She’s all about conspiracy theories, but he’s over them. Here is the full story.
They Ran Into a Snag
OP is a 27-year-old man who has always been close with his 66-year-old mom.
But the 2020 election cycle brought them to the brink of ruin.
It Was All Trump’s Fault
OP’s mom is a conservative, and she totally jumped the shark as Trump’s re-election campaign got crazier and crazier.
She Believed It All
The main source of information for OP’s mom quickly became Fox News, and she bought everything they said hook, line, and sinker.
She Was Waging War
Over time, OP noticed that his mom was becoming more and more belligerent with him and the world.
She Loved a Good Conspiracy Theory
And all OP’s mom wanted to talk about were the conspiracy theories cooked up by Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and other talking heads.
He Tried to Talk Her Down
OP eventually stopped talking to his mom about politics.
And he told her that he didn’t think she should get so worked up about silly political ideas.
She Bulldozed Him
But OP’s mom didn’t want to hear his objections.
And she didn’t even try to respect his wishes about their topics of conversation.
She Hated Liberals
Whenever OP would see his mom, she would shout at him and dive back into the problems of the country, which of course, she thought were all caused by the liberals.
Hunter Biden Was Her Enemy
No matter how hard OP tried to talk about anything else with his mom, all she wanted to do was spiral into the deep state or stew about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
She Fought the Revolution
It all came to a head when OP’s mom latched onto the idea of a “color revolution” being put into motion by the Democrats.
They Were Going to Steal the Election
According to this theory that was being pumped up on Fox, OP’s mom was positive that the liberals had concocted a scheme to steal the 2020 election from Trump.
It Was an American Ukraine
The idea was that there was a 7-step process in place to overthrow the U.S. government, following the models of Kosovo and Ukraine. OP’s mom was livid!
He Was the Enemy
She started treating OP like he was the local embodiment of George Soros, taking him to task for every move liberals made.
He Tried to Keep the Peace
OP was totally fed up with the situation and tried to deflect his mother’s attacks.
He Played Dumb
Whenever his mom started in on him about her latest conspiracy theory, OP tried to change the subject.
He’d also tell her that he didn’t have any thoughts or opinions on the subject.
He Riled Her Up
But that would usually just set off OP’s mom, and she’d start screaming at him again.
He Couldn’t Get Through
OP wanted to rebuild the strong relationship he’d always had with his mom, but he wasn’t sure how to get through to her.
All his efforts had failed.
He Would Blow Things Up
And OP was really worried that he couldn’t hold his tongue forever. He knew that if he lashed out at his mom, she might never want to repair their bond.
Redditors mostly expressed empathy for OP’s situation, with many of them having run into similar situations with their own older parents. Many of them said that the answer for them had been to cut off all contact with their parents, at least for a while.
For OP, it should be a matter of protecting his own well-being, and giving his mother consequences if she doesn’t respect his boundaries.
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