It’s one thing theY offer yes. They offer thrills too though? Thrills when things are too comfortable. I think if you want to pathologise the addiction model is useful hereI read some quote from a psychologist about how really leaning into the conspiracy stuff offers comfort in times of uncertainty. It makes people feel like they're taking back control.
Slowly the cord connects addiction, conspiracy culture, depression, nostalgia, and then third finally logs in to talk about the hallmarks of fascism, and then slowly the Cantos shaped shadow in our circle will threaten to consume us all.