‘LET me not be accused of being a conspiracy theorist, at all costs’ seems to be the preferred position of moderate right-of-centre types who, seemingly, still crave some sort of approval from their sworn political enemies.
Until the epithet ‘anti-vaxxer’ recently came of age, calling someone a conspiracy theorist was the preferred form of abuse for those who adopted off-trend opinions on issues of the day, especially opinions which offended the sensibilities of the elites.
There are four characteristics of conspiracy theories: Evil intent, co-ordination, secrecy and purpose.
Conspiracies, of course, are as old as history itself – Man since the Fall has been afflicted by the desire to do bad things, and will often act both either in secret or in concert with others, sometimes doing both, to wound others.
The frequent use of the phrase ‘hidden agenda’ suggests…
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