It's time to quit trying to parse the conspiracies promulgated by others and become active participants in the game!
If we start now, within a couple of generations the members of Mycotopia could be ruling the world, assuming such is even possible (it's not, but all we need is the perception that it is so). We just need to start thinking in the same sorts of ways that the various extant groups who are competing to be the one that is perceived to be in charge think. Which is to say, long-term. Very long-term, i.e. in centuries, if not millennia.
It's how institutions like the Catholic Church think, or the heads of corporations that were formed in generations prior think, or how the members of powerful families think.
There's a reason why some people get rich and possibly even powerful, yet the wealth and power they achieved in their life is not passed along to their descendants while others manage to create multi-generational dynasties whose wealth and power only seem to increase in subsequent generations. Crack that nut and you're playing in the Big League, but be careful as you'd also be living in the human equivalent of a shark tank teeming with high-functioning psychopathic sharks capable of tearing you apart and eating you overtly (where all can see the blood in the water as an example of the price of failure) or through more subtle means (where you just quietly disappear and no one notices).
Or just declare yourself an "autonomous region" and deal with those who seek power and dominance over others the way you'd treat bears or lions in the wild. That is, acknowledge that such predators exist and do your best to avoid them, which is about all that anyone really can do.
As an autonomous region, I'm theoretically free to go wherever I want and do whatever I want. But that does not mean I'd be able to hang out in front of a lion's den or go around slapping grizzlies on the butt (even if I was another lion or grizzly myself) without a high probability of suffering very unpleasant consequences. But like being eaten by a lion or mauled by a grizzly in the wilderness, I wouldn't take it personally as that's what predators do. Same goes for governments, or multinational corporations (which for the purposes of this comment are just abstract varieties of predator).
It's up to me to figure out how to navigate my reality as it stands, predators and all. But if I get together with a group of like-minded prey, we might one day achieve enough power and influence to become predators ourselves (a de facto conspiracy!), though that merely exchanges one set of existential threats for another since predators tend to be aggressively territorial and all predators are also 'edible' and so have the potential to become prey. All it takes is a moment of weakness as a predator and suddenly you are the main course instead of the one enjoying it. So becoming a predator is no guarantee of increased safety or security or comfort (not by a long shot; it may even result in less of same).
I guess this is to say that the greatest conspiracy of all is the one we all share (and that many have a personal stake in), i.e. the idea that human civilization is somehow not merely another manifestation of wilderness, with all its attendant threats to and 'rules' for one's survival (and that someone or some group is actually capable of being in charge of it all to any meaningful degree).
Or something like that; I don't feel that I've quite manged to express what I'm getting at well enough to be satisfied yet, so my point here is still a work in progress but I hope I've managed to convey some sense of it in all these words.
Edited by TVCasualty, 18 July 2017 - 10:31 AM.