Do you believe in Conspiracy Theories?
Some conspiracies are real, but mostly, if they are real, they are relatively out in the open rather than taking place in the Bohemian Grove over an open casket where members are encouraged to masturbate to images of goats passed down from the Freemasons since the time of Babylon. Yes, some conspiracy theories are simply downright bizarre and should be dismissed. The Lizard People living underneath the icecap in Antarctica, where they control all the events of the world, for example. Ridiculous. And while I do believe there is an elite that more or less conspires to make the world according to their version of perfect (for them) and that countries conspire secretly to bring about eachother's demise (ie. Capitalism versus Marxism), I so tire of hearing everything explained away by "The Illuminati" or Freemasonry. I suspect most people in the world feel the same way as I do, or else the Main Stream Media wouldn't, heh, conspire to demonize people who believe in conspiracy theories. Mostly, I have found over the years that real conspiracies can be argued in the realm of the plausible, often backed by real facts that are plainly observable, while crackpot conspiracy theories are, well, backed by crackpot facts.
But, do you know what is the biggest conspiracy theory in the world?
Think about it. Even today they are claiming it exists. That men conspire to keep women out of the workplace, and pay them far less money for the work they do - while paying the man working next to them over 30% more for doing the exact same job. (Why don't women start a mutual fund that buys such companies, fires all the men and hires only women for lesser wages, and put all the competition out of business then? They'd make money hand over fist. They don't because it's bullshit, that's why).
Women certainly might have had worse lives in the past than they do today, but so did men - and so did children. It is not indicitave of any "oppression" however. Even today, you can see that with a male's "privilege," they are the ones who work more hours, suffer more from disease (and receive less funding for it), they die significantly earlier due to stress or workplace hazards, and most of the absolute shittiest work on earth is still done almost solely by men - like being a moving target for the enemy. And if you look throughout history, it has ALWAYS been this way - just like throughout history, I can illustrate to you that adults have always had more burdens to bear than children. It's simply the way the world works.
Not only is this observably a crackpot conspiracy theory, but it's also the most believed-in-as-fact conspiracy theory that has ever existed.
I sometimes find it hard to believe that humans really are smarter than animals.