Comment: My opinion

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My opinion

I think it's the "theorist" part of the phrase that irks me. There are real conspiracies out there, and to say something like "The Federal Reserve System came about by a conspiracy" or "The conspirators assassinated Julius Caesar" is completely acceptable. It's calling an apple an apple. But when people talk about "conspiracy theories" the first thing I--and many other people--think about are aliens, moon landing, big foot. Not saying it's deserved, just saying that's how it is.