Yes, design. The impulse behind conspiracy theories is the same as that behind belief in astrology, numerology, Feng Shui and, well, God. All these things allow us to imagine that some structure (either malign or benevolent) orders our terrifyingly unaccommodating cosmos. Ive got news for you. Theres no pattern. Nobody is behind the curtain. People are cruel and stupid. Were all going to die. Indeed, the universe itself will eventually give in to entropy and dissipate into formless soup. And that will be that.
Heh. Just don’t tell John Waters..