We have plenty of historical documentation of conspiracies, but we don’t have any historical documentation of a pact or an oath of people to not be a part in them.* Why wouldn’t conspiracies be happening now?
We can all readily agree that societal power—concentrated in the hands of militaries, industrialists, financiers, lawmakers, indoctrinators (including spiritual institutions), and others—is mostly organized by hierarchical means. And at the top of these hierarchies sit anywhere from a few to a singular individual(s). One of the easiest ways to define these powerful, second-to-none individuals is by their wealth.
Now, who do you imagine extremely wealthy people hanging out with? …Other extremely wealthy individuals who have a similar view from the commanding heights, of course! When “hanging out” together, are they not allowed to collude for mutual benefit? If they do collude, at what point is their colluding turning into conspiring? Do they somehow have the unnatural skill to control themselves to identify and not go beyond a certain point? Probably not, but they do have the skill to find loop holes in order to avoid fines, or the mathematical skill to realize that some fines are worth paying for the far greater profits from some law-breaking activity. Factoring into all of this is the always lagging—whether intentionally so, or due to the regulation paradox mentioned in an earlier writing—inspectors and regulators who probably aren’t even going to catch-on to the questionable activities.
So the “conspiracy police” might have been brought into the fold, but some of the conspiracies are surely hiding in plain sight for all of us to see, it’s just that there are so many more conspiracy theories to hide Waldo. Our own imaginations have created this largest of muddying factors, and explains why extra-large conspiracies can still go unnoticed. However, to bury the truth deeper the conspirators might attempt to sow doubt in us, but by that point most of us have already sown doubt in ourselves (as proper Foucauldian beings).
*Had there been such an agreement, how could its continuance be ensured by future generations not feeling bound?