BigBallinStalin wrote:nietzsche wrote:You are all missing the point.
The key here is why people like conspiracy theories, what do they remind them.
Have you read the Hero with a thousand faces?
I recall seeing that book in the movie Big Fish. That's the extent of my knowledge about it.
Are you saying that conspiracy theorists (CTs) view themselves as the hero who will bring back the booty to others?
What role do CTs play in Campbell's monomyth?
I'm saying that all of us have a innate tendency to believe in a myth. It's a story in the back of our minds all the time. I believe (I have no proof or scholar article) that it's somehow the origin of the tendecy we all have to believe in conspiracy theories.