I am not sure if any of you guys have enncountered this quote before, but I thought it would be worth sharing on a site like this. The url for the quote is on the following link: http://dillanweems.com/wordpress/internets/alan-moore-on-conspiracy-theories The quote is in the following passage in quotation marks: The reason I'm making this post is because I'm somewhat annoyed by how much irrationality can be found on the Internet. There are plenty of people making Youtube videos and writting articles on topics such as "how the Rothschilds control the Federal Reserve", "how the Rothschilds start and fund almost every major war since the Napoleonic Wars" and spreading other similar stupid myths and nonsense. But here's the truth... Many conspiracy theories have no basis in reality. But I have always wondered about why certain people cling onto certain irrational beliefs. Now I have a better idea behind one of the reasons: it is because the world is chaotic and oftentimes out of humanity's control. It is more comforting to bebelieve in a conspiracy theory that gives people the illusion that the chaos they observed can somehow be tied to a certain entity or group of people who are supposedly in control. That's because humans have the tendancy to anthropomorphize scary natural phenemenon to give themselves the illusion they have control when in fact they do not. Another reason behind the popularity of conspiracy theories is that they provide people with an excuse to scapegoat society's problems on a particular group of people or entity. For example, conspiracy theorists like to blame the Federal Reserve for all of our financial problems by coming up with all of these elaborate myths and conspiracies about the FR. So they think if we were to abolish the FR we will automatically solve all of our social problems (which is not true because the FR is not the root of our social problems contrary to what conspiracy theorists like to say). Eiither way, I hope this makes sense. I dislike CTs because they are counterproductive to making the world a better place. They are basically a blame game rather than accepting what the root cause of our problems are and coming up with ways to cope or mitigate them. And I honestly have to admit many of the biggest problems we are facing have NO SOLUTIONS (like climate change, resource shortages and the imminent collapse of industrial civilization) because the world is rudderless. Nobody is in control, which makes everything way more scary.