And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. Genesis 37:18
We are told that people who believe in conspiracies are "conspiracy nuts". I am sensitive about this term because such ad hominem terms are readily used by the very people who conspire, and their paid shills. And also because I am one. I bear the title proudly for myself and for those who have a similar stance.
Think of all the words and terms we are not to say. The list continues to grow.
Recently a sheriff was put on leave and told to disband his whole department because they attended a meeting on the Constitution. Let's see, first you take an oath to uphold the Constitution, then you are fired for upholding it.
The police are instructed that if they find a booklet of this founding document in a car, the occupant is very likely a "terrorist". May I say, I agree with the police on this one? The owner of such a document may be one of those who conspire against an illegal dictatorship posing as a "democracy". This is a prospect which terrifies them. Ergo the suspect is a terrorist.
It is we, not they, who are unaware of what is going on. People are dumb enough to even call a republic a democracy. The dolphins are caught in the closing tuna net.
As to the origin of conspiracies, I must say that they are older than that of Joseph's brothers. The prophetic books reveal that the first one was Lucifer and his fallen angels. The father of lies began a long time ago.