A month ago I wrote that conspiracy theories, assuming you treat them as theories until proven otherwise, are an excellent exercise for the health of your conscience. It turns out that those who believe (misused word IMO) in conspiracy theories, are more emotionally balanced in general, and less prone to rage and outburst. A typical psychopathic symptom.
This matches my ideas about the prevalence of psychopathic society and the personal effects of subscribing to it. Particularly individuals becoming proto-psychopaths and nullifying the use and influence of the conscience as directed by external reprogramming of emotional metadata.
The article that originally sources this study, also cites a new book. The quote is as such. “The CIA’s campaign to popularize the term ‘conspiracy theory’ and make conspiracy belief a target of ridicule and hostility must be credited, unfortunately, with being one of the most successful propaganda initiatives of all time”
I would love to know if this is just a plausible theory or substantiated. We have mentioned previous proven CIA psyops here. It would be interesting to see if the CIA would continue this practice, discouraging conspiracy theory that is, if it was common knowlage that the result was likely proto-psychopathy and diminished role of the conscience. The only two societies furnished by history as successful with large numbers of psychopaths in the population are the time share aka: the cooperative model of conscionable behavior or outright slavery. Not to say proto-psychopaths are identical to genetic psychopaths, but the behavior is close enough that the genetically supported models are a plausible expectation of widespread proto-psychopathy. In addition it seems unlikely that large percentages of proto-psychopaths would make it any easier to catch sociopath stage psychopaths.
Another book for the stack. 🙂