There’s a new conspiracy theory floating around.

With absolutely no evidence presented, this person “knows” that all governments and all scientists are colluding together in a plot to… kill everybody.

Yes, there is a vast conspiracy to kill everyone. The governments and scientists have secret underground bunkers built for themselves where they’re going to survive.

How they’re killing us is by lying about radiation and pollution, see?

Of course, millions must be involved in this vast conspiracy. But it seems air-tight, doesn’t it? And anyone who questions this conspiracy theory… is a part of the conspiracy! See how it works?

No reason is given for all governments and all scientists to want everyone else dead. It’s just accepted. She “knows” this is happening. Don’t argue with her or ask for evidence. That just means you’re working for THEM.

Behold, ladies and gentlemen – a self-reinforcing delusion. That’s how they work.

I wish Carl Sagan’s “The Demon-Haunted World” was required reading in high schools.