What is the difference? Are you really trying to tell me that there were no conspiracies, historically?
In the old days, it was called 'critical thinking' or 'investigative journalism', but now you cannot question the present narrative. Self-censorship is the order of the day.
Are people who shout 'conspiracy theorist' the loudest actually afraid of an intellectual, intelligent, investigation of what is actually going on? Surely this is what intellectual, intelligent and investigative people do, non?