I think you're using an extreme example as an archetype, as though Alex Jones is a reliable and popular example of anyone who holds a conspiracy theory. I don't think your broad generalizations on this topic are fair.One immediate giveaway of the conspiracy theorist is how in any event almost everything is connected somehow. This is what makes debating the conspiracy theorist futile and exhausting for a lot of people: no matter how many points they shoot down, the conspiracy theory has an infinite grab bag of other imagined connected points to use.
Bolded emphasis mine. There is no archetype of "the conspiracy theorist." They range from chronically mentally ill paranoid people to thoughtful, educated self-admitted skeptics and cynics.It's entirely natural for people to see patterns and connections in life that may or may not actually exist. It seems that for the conspiracy theorist this ability is dialed to eleven.