Not PC has a theory on why conspiracy theories are so attractive.
Both conspiracy “theories” and real theories purport to explain things, says Lester, but the chief difference psychologically between them — given that the chief difference in reality is that conspiracy theories are patent nonsense — is that “real theories mean work. It takes work to understand them. They are abstract, difficult.
I feel a post of my own on the topic coming up…
My own view would be that people have let their hatred of the Bush administration get in the way.