"Conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory.It seems to me that the conspiracy theory is not just a theory but a reality. Secret associations exist throughout the whole history of mankind and they actually influence the events, happening in the world. It's just that they achieve their goals using the hands of ordinary people. They manipulate public opinion, play on our desires and prejudices. But if all of us will ignore negative suggestions, will work on him/herself in the moral sense, will broaden their horizon, look for ways to unite instead of separate from other people, then we will create our own destiny and will be able to build a society in which everyone will enjoy living.
The truth is far more frightening - Nobody is in control.
The world is rudderless."
- Alan Moore
Further suggested reading: The Paranoid Style in American Politics | Harper's Magazine