Conspiracy Theories

Ed note – There were so many things easier to deal with in the pre-internet age….

From New York Magazine and the Intelligencer column

5 Theories About Conspiracy Theories

– Conspiracy theories are a long-established method of organizing and understanding the modern world.

– Conspiracy theories are a way for people to exert control over or within unstable, complex systems.

– Conspiracy theories are a symptom of a crisis of legitimacy among representative institutions.

– Conspiracy theories are a function of informational overload.

– The world is rife with conspiracy.

Read the whole thing.


Ed note:  As long as we’re on the topic of conspiracy theories, here’s one for study which perplexes me.  I won’t excerpt it here as I don’t want to draw any of those folks onto our saintly blog but you’ll know what I mean when you read it here.