the blind man touches an elephant by his tail and calls the tail *the* elephant. but the elephant is alive and the tail moves, that blind man
then knows that there is something outside of the tail controlling it, something beyond his ken, beyond his knowledge.
"Conspiracy paranoia" is then born! Something is manipulating his world!
No man alive can Understand the complexities of Corporations and governments
and the possibility of UFO aliens; all of these have "extensions" beyond his grasp.
Thus forums like www.abovestopsecret.com thrive, we all are "blind" and cannot sense the entire elephant!