No Such Agency

Conspiracy theories assume that there is hidden agency: That somebody actually is in charge and knows what they are doing, even though they might be "evil". What is far more terrifying and realistic: There is little to no agency. Nobody is in charge and nobody knows what they are doing. A combination of chaos, incompetence and confusion is running the show and everything else is in essence just a cargo-cult invented by hairless monkeys that only recently learned how to talk.

Related: When Robert Anton Wilson was asked what the central conspiracy was that we had to look out for, he answered "stupid people".

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