It’s hard to come up with a motive better than “Because they could.” The most common theory amounts to the same thing — that it has something to do with their being Illuminati and the presumably paranoid logic of any self-perpetuating elite. It used to be, at least in the pre-internet era, that people were most suspicious about post-facto cover-ups.Who really killed Natalie Wood, or Bob Marley, or Albert Camus?" Now, she might say, "This is a really bad time for me," or something like, "I just need some space," or my personal favorite, "I'm really into my career right now." You believe that? For decades, the conspiracy theorist shouted his suspicions on the fringes of society, never ascending to a position of such prominence as, say, the presidential nominee of a major American political party.And in ways they are — people have been arguing about who wrote Shakespeare’s plays literally for centuries, of course.
In the late 1960s, that is, which just so happen to be the years when the country radically polarized along the political lines we now know so oppressively well.
Alex Hitchens is "The Date Doctor." He helps men to land dates.
Sara is a gossip columnist for a New York City tabloid. Despite their natures, Alex and Sara begin a relationship.
Now that’s changed, and conspiracy theories are having a yuge moment in the mainstream.
Conventional wisdom puts the beginning of modern conspiracy-theory culture at the JFK assassination.