We are all trying to make sense of the world, as a result, we look for meaningful patterns that help us understand the world around us. In our search for the truth, we are constantly trying to tease apart fact from fiction. Our willingness to have the answer, not just any answer, but the right answer means that we will always question the evidence we are presented with.
Conspiracy theorists are often described as radical, delusional and paranoid. They are individuals or groups who are convinced that the authority are working together to conceal the truth but don’t necessarily have the concrete evidence to support their claims. Such people are often dismissed for their beliefs or silenced for bringing their ludicrous opinions to the forefront.
Joy Camp are made up of a group of satirists living in Los Angeles, San Francisco, who specialise in raw satire that breaks down social norms. “I’m a conspiracy theorist” is a poem performed by Joy Camp, though the title is provocative in nature, the video itself isn’t. Set against a sunny backdrop with the sounds of birds chirping and a calm and collected “curly headed” man addressing his viewers, you can’t help but listen to his eloquent words. His truth.