There’s a weird sort of relief that comes with believing you understand, at least, why a bad thing is happening, even if you’re powerless to stop it.
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Spot on, and one of the reasons why conspiracy theories are so pervasive. The idea of a CIA and mob cabal hatching a plan to execute the president is more comforting than the idea that a single lone gunman can disrupt the world order. A Zionist/Neoconservative plot to blow up the World Trade Center with lasers, explosives, and mysterious disappearances is more comforting than a dozen hijackers killing 3000 innocent people and initiating two decades of war.

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