Conspiratorial Prism

There are very healthy aspects of conspiracy theories that have to be mentioned : an increased vigilance, an expression of counter-power, or the maintenance of a discernment more than ever necessary to find one’s way among the abundant vegetation, or a spontaneous, self-generated by official positions.
Nevertheless, what is referred to as conspiracy theories, may, in its psychological side, consist in dwelling in one’s darkest zones, in always concealing one’s personal history under the luring blankets printed with worst-case scenarios.

Here, it is one of the psychological mechanisms explaining the reason why so many well-asserted tempers (strong personalities) find themselves familiar with these conspiratorial schemes:
They stir up the chivalrous inclinations of some and sharpen sacrificial angles.
They also offer a hectic modality of existence.

In a way, they actualize in the lives of those who take pleasure in them, the ingredients of success found in spy novels of yesteryear.
Anyone who has let himself be caught up in the arms of the conspiratorial machine sees himself as a hero, the only one holding the keys to analysis that everyone is determined to silence, armed with infallible faith in the positive outcome of his action on the world.

From this position, he will interpret the taunts, the counter-arguments, as so many obstacles on the way, a narrative scheme that he has decided to follow.
Also, at the psychological level, by compensating for a feeling of lack of meaning in existence:
Unlike the complexity of life, the cogs of the representation of the world for conspiratorial profiles are perfectly oiled.

Thus, in a rather paradoxical way, in relation to the anguish in which these profiles are maintained, the representation of the world is, for them, a vector of security.

I also note the highly addictive component at the heart of these behaviors, the neural patterns from which the conspiratorial profiles emerge are certainly those taken by the neuro-transmitters of sugar, drugs, tobacco, alcohol…

There is in these people an addiction to their tropism and a perverse desire to contstantly fall back into.

When they manage to match reality with their representation of the world, this generates a satisfaction similar to the withdrawal symptoms that the substance comes to appease.

It would be interesting to wonder about the substitute role that subscription to conspiracy theses could play in certain cases.
Finally, as noted elsewhere in these pages, the observation of psychological logics within conspiratorial movements cannot be a sufficient factor to affirm the absence of foundation of such perspectives.

©FJ June 2022
Groupe de Pratique

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