What is the cause of conspiracy theories?

Question from the Internet:

“Why are conspiracy theories created in times of adversity?”

Conspiracy theories are born out of distrust when people do not trust the “official version” of events when they reject the explanations, interpretations offered by leaders, experts endorsed by the leaders, when people turn away from what the “official” media propaganda is advertising and everybody starts attaining information, explanations by themselves.

We have reached a state of total distrust in anything and anybody as a result of governments, politicians cheating us for decades, experts providing “expert opinions” according to sponsorship and power.

Our inherently egocentric, subjective, individualistic, and exploitative nature is overcoming reason and logic, and we have become all helplessly locked into our own “Universes” where we believe only in ourselves and our own opinions.

And this is an unmitigated disaster in the global;y integrated and interdependent world we evolved into, where only mutual trust, mutually responsible and mutually complementing cooperation can help us solve problems and continue surviving.

So we urgently need a unique, purposeful, and highly practical method that can help us reestablish the necessary mutual trust and cooperation our life depends on.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.