Conspiracy Theorists Can’t Handle the Truth

Conspiracy theorists like to imagine they’re seeing below the veil, willing to face down truths that others are unwilling to acknowledge. But what they’re actually doing, usually, is taking a complex and troubling social problem that is both extremely difficult or impossible to solve and in which they, as part of the social structure, are also in some way complicit; and then subscribing to a narrative that externalizes that problem and also makes it solvable.