In 2012, I took a rideshare from Craigslist from Sacramento to Los Angeles. An amphibian-looking guy, a little older than myself, drove me down there. As the topic of the presidential election came up, I professed my support for Ron Paul because I was tired of the Dems and Repos. He smirked, my brother works for the CIA and he told me that if citizens start voting for a third-party candidate, they will get killed! He seemed deadly serious!
When I got to L.A. I told my father what had happened. I also confessed that I had written in a blog that I felt the US government was behind 9/11 and the economy was going to collapse. He asked why I felt that way. I told him that I didn't feel that way until a guy at work, Matt, told me that it wasn't a sure thing that terrorists brought down the Twin Towers. He and his wife saw a movie proclaiming that it was the US government that probably did it.
My father was disappointed in me. He thought I was crazy. I told him that there's videos all over the internet proving the US is responsible.
About a year later, I started watching Alex Jones. Jones yelled out that the government is swiftly taking away more and more of our rights. And he said if you even complain a little bit, you will be placed on a government watch list!
My God! What have I done? Is it the government the one's who's hacking my computer? Are they out to get me? Do they think I'm crazy?
So I decided to go to their office on Orange Grove and Auburn Bl. I met with a nice lady agent. I told her about my claims on a blog that the government was responsible for 9/11 and the economy collapsing. But I told her I was starting to have second thoughts. After all, the economy was getting better and better.
She asked me about meds and drugs, which I claimed I used recreationly. I told her about that scary man who warned me about voting for a third-party candidate and how voters will be killed. She said in an assuring voice, "Sir, third-party candidates get millions of votes each election. Do you ever hear of their voters getting "knocked off?"
I said was the scary man just trying to scare me to keep in lilne? She said that no government agency would ever try a tactic like that. She said they're in the business of stopping violence, not starting it.
I asked her if I was on some kind of government watch list for posting my thoughts about 9/11? She said she's not aware of me being on a watch list. She said that in our country you can post your difference of opinion any time. As long as you don't profess doing any harm to myself or others, I have that right.
I told her that I had watched many videos on youtube, videos that kept popping up claiming bad stuff about our government. But I told her I was starting to not believe it and felt guilty about my mean posts. I also told her that I felt somebody was trying to get me. Maybe they hacked my computer.
I then asked her if the government could find out who's doing this to me. She said it would take a court order to do so. But if I felt threatened in any way, to go to local law enforcement. She said that maybe the drug use was blurring my opinions and to stop using drugs, then formulate an opinion, even if it was against our government. But please, if you have any thoughts of hurting anyone, call 911 immediately.
I had gone to the FBI to let them know that I wasn't against our government and they let me know that they weren't against me. If she was telling me the truth, which I started believing, then it wasn't the government monitoring me.
Right before leaving I asked her, "If the government isn't monitoring me, then who is? Who was that scary man?"
She said, "I don't know sir, do you have any enemies . . . "
My eyes started shifting . . .