Conspiracy theories, again. There’s the whole scale, I think (kind of like in that “pyramid” from MSB). From the confirmed theories, which we know today were correct. Through the possibly true ones, over which they are unlikely to be true. To the crazy theories.
And I think that at least the worst theories contain some projective component. That is, that one’s own darkness, or most worry, restlessness, is placed “out there”. Or that actual misconduct is somehow amplified, or whatever you’re going to call it, in your fantasies. A fucking unfair world becomes completely, planned and thought out, shitty.
All right. But I wanted to try it from another direction. A more conciliatory direction. If such conspiracy fantasies can also play a healthy role? To some extent, anyway. It’s almost like a reflex in the soul. An attempt to remedy an imbalance. The world has been “demystified” too much. Something that has come with the Enlightenment, the natural sciences, etc. Which no one can really be held accountable for. It’s just happened.
It’s almost like a cultural state of need. Kind of like something you need to take a dietary supplement for, because of our modern living, depleted soils, etc?