On the road with the Brotherhood Without Banners
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: London, England
Re: Do you believe in any conspiracy theories?
When it comes to conspiracy theories in general, particularly ones about controlling the world etc, for me a lot of it is really people either wanting humanity to be more powerful/capable that it appears (which is rash, foolhardy, bungling and inept), or for there to be some kind of higher power controlling things. People don't like the idea of simple chaos, they want there to be some overarching control over things, it makes them feel better (and more significant).
The truth is humanity is too inept to accomplish widespread control of anything. Individuals are capable of great deeds, but secrecy is almost impossible, particularly in the modern world. Most of our world leaders, and the wealthy corporation owners are in fact normal, average people who accomplished these things through pure chance as well as skill. They aren't particularly special, and for the most part they don't have an agenda other than helping themselves (just like the rest of us).