Don't get me wrong though, I love fairytales.
I used to have all my nieces and nephews insisting I tell them one. I made shit up as the story unfolded.
I think they all specifically remember a story about a lizard living in a tractor tire.
But yes, funny how conspiracy theory has become so not kosher.
A civil conspiracy or collusion is an agreement between two or more parties to deprive a third party of legal rights or deceive a third party to obtain an illegal objective. A conspiracy may also refer to a group of people who make an agreement to form a partnership in which each member becomes the agent or partner of every other member and engage in planning or agreeing to commit some act.
Now, how the hell did it jump from that reasonable explanation to this:
The term "conspiracy theory" is used to indicate a narrative genre that includes a broad selection of (not necessarily related) arguments for the existence of grand conspiracies. The term is frequently used by scholars and in popular culture to identify secret military, banking, or political actions aimed at "stealing" power, money, or freedom, from "the people"
No wonder people think there might be a conspiracy.