Who told you to say that?!
RJD, I'd be very surprised if you weren't a conspiracist: you're too smart and observant --
Oh, sure, many conspiracies exist. The vast Right-Wing conspiracy and its Left-Wing Counterpart. The Mafia. Police and corporate cover-ups. I may have mentioned that I quit Boston Medical Center because human resources and legal were covering up the abuse of the Birth Sisters and squashing all the lawsuits that were coming in. But those, in the grand scheme of things, are mundane conspiracies. Stuff like the Moon Landing Hoax or the Face on Mars or the JFK Assassination or Paul is Dead or Area 51 or the Normal Rockwell Prophecy-- that stuff is just crazy and great fodder for fiction. And the people who believe it are a tad scary.
and countless conspiracies happen every day. I'm not claiming to be as smart or observant, but I happened to participate in some conspiracies in my misspent youth.