One conspiracy theory that kept cropping up was that pop culture icons are groomed from an early age via a programme of mind control continued from the CIA’s (real, often illegal) mind-control experiments in the 1960s. As soon as I started delving into this world, I quickly discovered that, when asked, young people seemingly across the board have this wealth of knowledge on subversive theories of power and control. This knowledge – because it’s rarely discussed outside these circles, let alone taken seriously – remains largely unheard of to older audiences.
This makes me very sad, if true. You know my feelings on conspiracy-mongering.