I just listened to a video in which a propagandist compares conspiracy theory to animism - the belief that natural forces are imbued with "agency," which he describes as "some sort of life force." He says that conspiracy theorists similarly think social issues are imbued with agency.
We might describe this as simple obfuscation. He's using a somewhat unfamiliar word ("agency"), and it isn't clear if he's saying conspiracy theorists think social issues are actually living things - like robots revolting against their makers - or if he's subliminally suggesting that social issues aren't even remotely connected to living things (e.g. the humans who create social issues). In other words, wars aren't caused by humans; they just happen the way flowers blossom and birds lay eggs.
What kind of fallacy (or fallacies) would this qualify as? Or is this just one big spew of gibberish (obfuscation), designed to confuse and disorient people?
You Are Not So Smart Podcast 016 @ ~ 9:35