Why are there so many conspiracy theorists?

@bonbon664 (3481)
December 9, 2006 8:40pm CST
There has been much written on this site and others about the horrible conspiracy perpetrated upon the world about 9/11, and other horrific events. The bigger the event, the more ridiculous and more numerous are the fanciful rantings which circulate in relation to it. Once they get desperate enough, you can be sure that the UFO conspiracy stuff will make an appearance. The Arabs are in league with the Martians. Space aliens snatched the remains of the Pentagon plane and fixed most of the hole in the wall, just to confuse people. I don't understand the whole phenomenon. There have been these theories in the past about other events, so, it's not new. So, I guess history does repeat itself. Did you know that there were conspiracy theorists who thought that the CIA killed Hendrix, and the Pope had John Lennon murdered? Sounds ridiculous now doesn't it. Well, they didn't think so at the time. I think it's all part of the human condition, and believe what you want to belieive, but why do the theorists have this compunction to make everyone believe it? Enlighten us. Thank you.