We Don’t Need A Conspiracy Theory
Many wealthy people use their power to buy off politicians and do whatever it takes to attain even more power. This is a fact and it’s not surprising given that people prefer to attain even more power when possible. It’s not a conspiracy theory. The “conspiracy theorists” worried about aliens or satanist wizards who took over the world are making themselves look foolish for no reason. Yes, certain people did take over the world, but there’s no reason to add aliens or satanist wizards to the mix.
Nonetheless, people who realize that the wealthy are attaining more power, and that there is likely some cooperation (a conspiracy) between wealthy people are marginalized as “conspiracy theorists.”
In George Carlin’s words:
The limits of debate in this country are established before the debate even begins, and everyone else is marginalized and made to seem as either a communist, a kook, some sort of disloyal person or a conspiracy theorist. Something that shouldn’t even be entertained for a minute [is] that powerful people might get together and have a plan. Doesn’t happen. You’re a kook and a conspiracy buff…
…You don’t need a formal conspiracy when interests converge. These people went to the same universities and fraternities, they are in the same board of directors, they are in the same country clubs, they have like interests, they don’t need to call a meeting, they know what’s good for them.