I’ve always believed that the ridiculous 9/11 conspiracies were started by Bush/Cheney to help hide and discredit the real conspiracy — that our government managed to rile a bunch of crazy jihadis into actions that the administration was able to exploit in order to consolidate their power, erode our rights and enrich their coffers. What happened after 9/11 was nothing to what will happen now if something similar occurs.
There are certainly real conspiracies. Evil ones. But whether it’s chips in babies or a faked Moon landing, the ability of a conspiracy to succeed - meaning the ability it has to accomplish its goals and remain secret — is indirectly proportional to the number of people involved. When you think about how many people it would take, it becomes impossible.