Charles, everything depends how you define "conspiracy." If it means any concerted action that is not totally transparent to th epublic - then yes, the world is nothing but conspiracy, but the term simply becomes meaningless - it means most conceivable human action, but none in particular.
Even if you narrow your definition to planning and executing actions that are illegal, you still have a problem. Is planning bankrupty in case of adverse business conditions a conspiratorial act? Is planning an unlawful demonstration? Would not revealing important material facts about a product qualify?
It seems that outside the areas clearly and unambiguously identified as criminal, such as assassination or subversion of a legally elected government, the application of the term "conpiracy" is not at all clear. Moreover, the term has a strong emotive component that often obscures its meaning - people may reject your argument because of that emotive component without even considering its substance. For example, if I hear phrases like "Jewish or UN conspiracy" or "world government" I simply stop listening, regardless of what the speaker has to say, because the chances are that it's bullshit.
Adorno et al. identified propensity toward accepting consipratorial views of the world as a typical element of "authoritarian personality." They link authoritarian personality to the person's tendency to see the world in terms of personal volition rather than objective principles. They attribute that to authoritarian practices in child rearing e.g. when the child's treatment in the family depends on the whimses of the parents rather than established principles (i.e. "because I say so" instead of "because it is the right thing to do.") I would add that such views are enforced by charismatic leadership, personality and celebrity cults -often perpeptrated by the media, especially those targeting the audiences with lower levels of eductaion (cf. National Enquirer).
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