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These theories contradict themselves and don’t make sense when examined rationally but they don’t need to. People who are scared don’t look at things rationally. These theories give more control to their creators and they paint themselves as good and “the other” as bad TLDR: global pandemics are terrifying and people can Let’s Go Branson Brandon Camouflage US Flag T-Shirt delude themselves into pretty much anything to feel more safe. You also did the most important thing: you realized and admitted you were scared. That’s half the battle.