If you have any uncertainties, especially concerning the activities of the U.S. government and its various agencies, you have a reservoir of resources that you can pull from in the form of conspiracy theorists.
These bastions of acute knowledge pop up like weeds in the lawn at every minor or major event. Conspiracy theorists know all the answers to what has happened and exactly who is behind it. You can trust everything that conspiracy theorists say because they are above the fold in their knowledge of everything.
Everything is a Grand Canyon-sized cover-up perpetrated by the ruling powers to keep their serfs on their lashes. Conspiracy theorists are suspicious of any explanation given to explain an event that is opposite to what they have concluded.
Not saying that this mindset is a tragedy, but only that it is very narrow in its scope. All peoples have the right and the duty to question those that they have chosen as their stewards. Nevertheless, the temperament of a government is the same as the temperament of a person, and some things are not practical for general consumption for a variety of reasons.
Many individuals do not want every detail of their private affairs publicly exposed. They feel that they have a right to a certain level of secrecy. When someone starts to get a little too nosy most people will automatically go into the cover-up and disinformation mode to keep their preferred level of personal anonymity.
This self-defense mechanism holds of the government and its agencies as well; however, this group must be open in how it spends the taxpayer’s money and administrative decisions that it makes that affect the well-being of its citizens.
The motives of conspiracy theorists differ from that of the normal lifestyle, which is only to live a happy and healthy life. Some do it for notoriety. Others for financial gain. Others because they want to be the know it all and show-offs. Others because they cannot find a constructive way to spend their time.
Conspiracy theorists do serve a purpose by making government entities accountable for their behavior and practices. Unfortunately, most conspiracy theorists mislead, distort, and outright lie to a greater extent than the person or agency that they are calling into question.
Overlooking the flaws of conspiracy theorists, what can be said about the conspiracy theorists’ approach to information sharing seeing as they are only doing what is natural to them in a world that is pressed down under the weight of a deluge of white lies.
Overall, the conspiracy theorists’ approach to information sharing sucks. Conspiracy theorists jump on the current bandwagon and ride it into splinters. They usually cause more confusion than clarity. They generally have no qualms about using inventions, falsehood, and fibs to promote their propaganda and agendas.
Conspiracy theorists seem to view most people as being Dodo birds that can be easily hoodwinked and bamboozled by them. To this end, conspiracy theorists are generally insulting and annoying. Fancying themselves to be the bastions of all knowledge and truth, conspiracy theorists make a citadel of their viewpoints and opinions regardless of the evidence before them.
Conspiracy theorists adore being the focal point of attraction and the absolute center of attention. They swim in a sea of their self-importance, looking down harshly upon anyone who has the conceited gall to disagree with them.
As mentioned, conspiracy theorists do serve a purpose as a check and balance system, which is useful in keeping certain individuals and agencies on their toes. A control system that works if the conspiracy theorists have personal integrity, a strong code of ethics, and respect for others.