I only know one conspiracy entbusiast. He is indeed way smarter than I, as measured by retention of information and economy of speech, rapidity of thought and movement. He’s also crazy and has totally alienated himself from all family as far as I can tell, and has what you might call an antisocial personality. The reason he believes in them, I guess, is that wbile he isn’t to blame for anything, his manifold problems are attributable to some outside and sinister force.
He is one of the two or three strangest people I have ever met. I’d like to meet this other really crazy (not quite psychotic) guy I know.