I don't know about everyone else, but I don't dislike conspiracy theorists because I'm afraid of the reptilian boogeyman. I dislike them for half-assing their critical thinking. Like, yeah, you question authority. Of course. That's the first step. But it's just the first step. Not listening to what the government tells you doesn't give everyone else that wants you to believe something carte blanche to root around inside your cranium and plant woo-selling mystical bullshit marketing memes. My problem with conspiracy theorists isn't that they're too paranoid, it's that they're not paranoid enough. They're too gullible. Too addicted to exclusive knowledge and fitting into their little fan clubs to genuinely give a shit one way or another about the truth. I piss on your Alex Jones, and your David Icke, and both of their piddly little "secrets". Think for yourself, schmuck.
So goddamn true, and so well put! I find a particular troubling irony in those who are rightfully skeptical of the intentions of our profit-driven corporate system, yet completely abandon skepticism when it comes to the multi-billion-dollar alternative health market.
Which is itself a part of the profit-driven corporate system. It amazes me how much branding alone can do to make something palatable to the new-age crowd. It kinda all clicked into place for me a while back when someone (it might have been you) was talking about anti-vaxxers and the fact that it seems they're perfectly aware of the health risks and simply choose not to vaccinate as a result of social pressure.