When people lose hope and are frustated by their surroundings, they pin their hopes to the future and hang their hats on any theory that seems credible to them. I also agree that any nation who starts thinking that whatever bad happens to them is due to foreign consipiracies, has not matured. Reminds me of a joke: A villager went to enjoy a mela (fair). When he came back, he was in a bad mood as he ended up losing his shawl. His friends asked him how the mela was. "What mela?" he replied. "It was a conspiracy to steal my shawl".