11 March 2011

The Optimism of Conspiracy Theorists

Conspiracy theories sound dire but they reflect optimism about events. The premise behind one is if there really is a conspiracy than someone really is in control and if only we could wrestle control away from the conspirators, life would be wonderful. 

Rather than believe that random and sometimes awful things happen, conspiracy theorists, like all true believers, trust in a higher plan and in the possibility of making the world better if only we put the right people in charge. 

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