Paranoid Complacency

Every so often one of the big media outlets publish a piece worrying about how conspiracy theories are gaining traction in the mainstream.

These pieces usually:

1.) ignore actual, recent conspiracies in favour of, er, more speculative examples
2.) fail to acknowledge that mainstream belief in conspiracy theories might have something to do with these actual recent conspiracies
3.) reference a belief that is supposed to be ridiculously paranoid but is obviously true
4.) mention the X-Files.

2 thoughts on “Paranoid Complacency

  1. Of Men and Markets

    It is worth noting that the author of the Guarding article, Mark Wallace, is executive editor of ConservativeHome and a former campaign director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance.

    He therefore has no conceivable reason for distorting the truth.

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