Saturday, December 12, 2015

The conspiracy theory culture is heading for Europe

This video actually got me thinking in a different direction. Normally we associate the conspiracy theory culture with the US as its epicenter and explain it by some particularities of the US political culture. But it's actually more plausible to expect extreme events to generate extreme mindsets. The latest outbreak of conspiratorial paranoia in America has clearly began with the 9/11 and it proceeded unabated ever since. With Europe almost certainly heading for more Paris style attacks, if not worse, should we now start betting on this phenomenon to be replicated to the other side of the Atlantic?