If you BOUGHT this in EITHER sense of the word? Please, please do us all a favor and jump under a fucking truck. I'm not even joking. You cannot be THIS dumb and still have motor functions. It defies all known laws of science.
Watching this video is like being bukakked with stupid.
It is a vast conspiracy. And the total lack of evidence is all the evidence I need.
— Stephen Colbert on Obama's conspiracy to take our guns
I am sure that the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas.
— John Maynard Keynes
The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic. The truth is, that it is not the Jewish banking conspiracy or the grey aliens or the twelve-foot reptile-oids from another dimension that are in control. The truth is more frightening; nobody is in control. The world is rudderless.
Given the three possibilities — robot pilots of real airliners, fake airliners, and the official story — what convinced you that robot pilots was the true version?
— "The second question to ask conspiracy theorists" from the Skeptoid podcast.
[The conspiracy theory mindset is] not a belief in corrupt leaders. Hell, we all believe in corrupt leaders. It's a belief in a corrupt everybody. It's driving around in a world where every single person you see out of your windshield is utterly bloodthirsty and amoral, all except for you and a few, brave friends. What could make you feel more important than that?
You can see the attraction right away. Most people, to feel special, have to actually do something special. But why not do what these guys do, and just make the rest of the world out to be wretched? Hell, once we've painted everyone else as mindless or murderous, all we have to do to feel superior to them is roll out of bed.
Conspiracy theories are headcanon for real life.