This article is a pretty scathing attack on conspiracy theorists.
A conspiracy theory is an explanatory proposition that accuses two or more persons, a group, or an organization of having caused or covered up, through secret planning and deliberate action, an illegal or harmful event or situation. A Paranoid Conspiracy Theorist is a person who always sees patterns in random, rogue events, and propagates conspiracy theories to a fault.
It is not a moot point that PCTs tend to become the same monsters they make. In psychology, projection is the act of placing your own traits onto a specific target that you attack. This projection is manifested in the form of attribution of undesirable characteristics of the self to the conspirators. […] A PCT will end up being as just as fanatic as the big bad guv’ment they describe.A “free speech” advocate will certainly spend much time killing your free speech when you disagree with them.
Logically inclined people will soon recognize that the PCT doesn’t really want proof for anything; nothing counts as proof in his eyes. What they really want to do is keep the conspiracy alive. This is evident from the fact that the PCT never provides proof himself, but rather offers speculations, and the speculations given arenever given the same critical eye as evidence contrary. Ever. They don’t want literal proof of anything. They want to keep the conspiracy alive.
In addition, the PCT likes to feel “smarter” than those who are less “enlightened”. True PCTs are narcissists. In short, everyone who agrees and subscribes to his linear line of thinking are smart ones while those who question their reasoning are the sheep. Quite the contrary in most cases; arrogance is no joke in a PCT. It’s the number one thing that prevents them from absorbing any information contrary to their own beliefs.