i was going to post this on tumblr but it broke. ah well.
what this anti-conspiracy leftish crowd seems to be defining as conspiracy is a very popular media fueled version. eg “They are doing x BECAUSE” (they want to control this or that aspect of you just because)
this is wrong because the most important aspect of looking at conspiracy is the power relations it fosters. people move up or out of the political structure based on their knowledge of how it works. this is not always positive for them which is why more deaths are likely assassinations within, and even if you don’t ideologically align with whoever’s targeted, just looking into the facts of one case alone can open up much with regard to how it functions.