I think we embrace conspiracy theory because the idea that there is no unifying underlying cause for the chaos we see is too much to bear.
It's more comfortable to think that there is a group of people who wield the power to create all of the turmoil and that the turmoil is coming off at their direction, under their exquisite imposition of their will.
There are, in reality people who are trying to control the world.
But the very control is predicated on the viewing of the world in a fragmented manner. They see themselves as totally separate and distinct from those whom they wish to control.
In so doing, they actually create fragmentation, which creates further fragmentation, each iteration of which is more fragmented than the fragmentation that generated it according to this formula: F = F^2 + c
So, it is not the case that the conspirators are in control of the world and that they are masters of "getting 'er done". They are the people most responsible for the chaos.
The most frightening part is: the worst of them know that - and work toward that purpose.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel