Think carefully about the paranoia surrounding conspiracy theories. Think about the panic. And, then, think about the past.
True or false, most conspiracy theories hinge on a group of bloodlines who gained great power through deceit and cunning one, two, and three centuries ago. This is a consensus among kooks. But the last half century shows a shift from Plan A to Plan B—and the kooks think the elites are at about to plan P by now.
Whoever the puppet masters are, they are also getting uncreative and lazy. And, for some reason, common folk are working—a lot.