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On Conspiracy Theories

Current conspiracy theories have Hitler in cahoots with Jews, Bush taking advice from an Islamic stylist, and Dolce & Gabana vaguely associated with Colonel Sanders and the devil. Also featuring prominent are marijuana, NASA, armored vehicles in graveyards, and aliens from outer space. Truths that will set humanity free from the vise in which its gullible nature has thrown it. (image source: wikimedia commons)
Current conspiracy theories have Hitler in cahoots with Jews, Bush taking advice from an Islamic stylist, and Dolce & Gabana vaguely associated with Colonel Sanders and the devil. Also featuring prominent are marijuana, NASA, armored vehicles in graveyards, and aliens from outer space. Truths that will set humanity free from the vise in which its gullible nature has thrown it. (image source: wikimedia commons)

Conspiracy theories claim that a grand plan has been devised by a few secretive, malevolent people in order to serve a nefarious purpose. They are full of hype and intrigue. They are also full of imagination, the likes of which weave the greatest fables.

The Plot

In reality, all it testifies to is the systematic failure of certain groups, or organizations, to catch up with the game

Conspiracies are nothing more than the side-effect of informed people outmaneuvering naive people and clever people outflanking laggards in a long series of consecutive events that lead from A to Z, whereby the uninformed and naive are left wondering what went wrong, making up stories about it.

In retrospect, it is easy to look at this course of events and argue that everything that happened had been pre-arranged. In reality, all it testifies to is the systematic failure of certain groups, or organizations, to catch up with the game.

Evidently, one person’s redemption is another’s conspiracy theory

It also highlights which M.O. is the most successful in comparison to each other.

So next time someone rages on about a given conspiracy, remind him or her that all they are doing is highlight the effectiveness of the front runners on the backdrop of the laggards’ tardiness.

Now, to throw a spanner in the works and flip things around, let me point out the globe’s latest liability: Power brokers, specialists, and other people of means, material or scientific, are at present outflanking ordinary folk all over the globe to such an extent that the whole system is in danger of exploding, imploding, or simply collapsing. Anyone who follows current affairs and present trends, and who is mindful of history, can see that the world is currently being driven to a confrontation similar to the events that led up to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, or those related to the Great War, the Weimar Republic, the Great Depression, and WWII.

In retrospect, in a few years’ time, one may even deduce that it was all the result of a super-conspiracy, whereby people who had had enough of the rotten ways of the world pushed the system toward its most rotten and dysfunctional, urging the ‘haves’ to take advantage of the ‘have-nots,’ so that the Tower of Babel would collapse one day sooner, leading the world toward a swifter regeneration.

Too far-fetched? I beg to differ.

The Plot Behind The Plot

The impending economic collapse could be part of a plan devised by a chosen few, whose aim is to expose corruption

What better way to bring down something rotten than accentuate its faults? Enabling dysfunctionality is an age-old method of bringing about change. The impending economic collapse could be part of a plan devised by a chosen few, whose grand aim is to expose corruption, discredit the system, end the rigged game, and bring the world back to a functional mode of operation.

It’s a perfectly legitimate M.O.

So I urge everyone, especially those who are fed up with the way the world works, to embrace the pain. It will set everyone free, leading to the justice we have all been raging about.

Or, as a religious sage once put it, ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.’

See, if we are mourning the loss of our livelihood, we will be rewarded down the line, when the Tower comes crashing down as a direct or indirect result of the actions of those perpetrating the abuse. The despots’ evil actions will be the globe’s ultimate deliverance.

Conspiracy theorists often make extremely implausible, unverifiable, self-reinforcing claims

Words of advice that two billion Christians will relate to. One billion Muslims will agree, as will millions of Jews.

Hindus and Buddhists, too, will see the logic in this line of argumentation. Intrinsically aware of the fact that a setup lacking in harmony is bound to fail and crash, they will take relief in the knowledge that the sadistic and disharmonious aspects of life are being accelerated, resulting in the system’s much-anticipated reboot.

As for the rest of humanity – the atheists, agnostics and other non-religious individuals – the argument makes sense on account of its sheer logic. The more the dysfunctional parts of a system keep forcing their way through, the higher the probability of a grand malfunction, and the stronger the push for informed, lasting change.

As for the actual super-conspiracy theory itself i.e. whether a secret group of people are consciously pushing forth an agenda of accelerated abuse and disharmony, so that the system will collapse (and be rebuilt) a day earlier, it sounds improbable. But I wouldn’t be surprised if people look back on events many years from now and deduce that this collapse happened with such mathematical precision that it must have been the result of a grand plot.

Of course the trick will then be to qualify the instigators behind said plot. Some may look upon them favorably, arguing they had the world’s best interests at heart. Others may insist they had an ulterior motive, a nefarious agenda, through which they sought to bring down the old regime, so that they, the new powers that be, would profit from it.

In other words, and according to the mourners of a time to come, those still standing in the wake of a crisis are the world’s new monsters.

And the conspiracy theories continue, ad infinitum.

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