i have a theory that conspiracy theories are in fact a conspiracy to divert susceptible peoples attentions away from the real cover ups which are often (as previously pointed out) far more mundane.
There is a tendency in alternative circles to exaggerate issues and to try to outdo each others ideas as to what is really going on/they are not telling us and it ends up with stupid stuff which is obviously BS.
This has the effect of discrediting its proponents even if there is some truth in what they say as they are unable to get sensible people past the way out there bits.
A good example is the aeroplane contrail/chemtrails issue.
The first (contrails) is a recognisied problem causing global dimming, a concept many people no little about.
The second (chemtrails) is laughable to anyone with a science/engineering background (or in fact anyone with a shred of common sense)
so my question is how feasible is it that there is a certain amount of subterfuge going on in the underground media/protest/conspiracy scene bearing in mind what we now know about these movements being infiltrated by those from law enforcement/government and automated forum posting/trolling.