I completely believe in conspiracy and conspiracy theories, but doesn't it seem like, with the exception of a few very intelligent people that conspiracy theories were created by and for idiots? I know friends that may take offense to this but I only know one or two people who actually research and ponder but never conclude. That is the intelligence factor, the old "The man who admits he knows nothing at all is in fact the smartest man". Open to correction.
Everybody I talk to seems to have read or watched the same regurgitated shit and they talk down to me thinking only they know. Occasionally someone will say something like "have you heard about the 9 trenches in Papua New Guinea?" and since I stopped giving a shit about things I can't control about 12 years ago I reply "no". AHHHHHHH SSHHHHIIITTTTTTT! Now the conspiracy professor is calling class to session.
Conspiracy theories are like any narrative, you can make them ALL prove YOUR dumb point. I think people obsessed with 'Knowledge of the truth" (thats how they clarify it) are in fact paranoid people who think either someone is always trying to get one over on them, or worse, they are that person, and schemes take their toll.
I spent some time with conspiracy theories, especially with my friend Marcus who is one of the smart ones I mentioned earlier. The thing I came to was this, they are all evil, dark, depressing, and for the most part are only anecdotes to prove how "smart" you are, how informed you are, yet not one has too much direct effect on you until you make it a conspiracy. I have also found that the truth is sometimes way crazier than the conspiracies. 911, that shit happened, regardless of the 'puppet master", it fuckin happened.
It is crucial to question things, especially government and big business, but remember most likely you are hearing something 500th hand, and regurgitating some other know it alls stories are never entertaining. I will tell you one I do believe, the "Powers That Be" are most likely so smart, they divert the dumb by giving them a story, a sacred knowledge only for the idiot. While the idiot tries to convince the world they know things the "Powers That Be" carry on their shit in plain site. Bait and switch. Question everything, but don't be so convinced you are aloud to know anything of truth.