Yeah grapedrink, that statement you quoted is kinda the inverse of a question earlier in this thread.
Someone asked in what way would an illusion that the earth was spherical serve the "powers behind the curtain"?
The question could easily have been: what purpose does the perpetuating of this flat earth myth serve?
It's a bit like David Icke and the lizard people hocus pocus. That serves to tarnish all those people who believe in a small core inner circle of global leadership as complete whack-jobs, whether their beliefs extend to the David Icke version or not.
For sure- I believe it was me that brought up that question, and the inverse reinforces your point as well.
I think there are conspiracies that are made up out of thin air by entities that use idiotic theories to exonerate themselves of other acts of wrong doing. All you have to do is knock down that strawman and it takes everything down with it.
For example, what if there really were "powers that be" that knew that 9/11 was going to happen and allowed it to happen for political purposes. By making up or at least perpetuating all of the other more extreme theories, such as the Controlled Demolition via shadow government, it lumps all questions surrounding 9/11 into the realm of lunacy. Then, all you have to do is defeat the extreme Controlled Demolition to discredit all other wrong doing, some of which may be actually be true. It throws the baby out with the bath water.
Hope that's not too political- don't want this thread ending up in Politics Forum, although maybe it belongs there now