In this society we are very much conditioned (brainwashed?) to think along the lines of what large institutions/organizations/companies/media outlets tell us. If decide for ourselves that the evidence doesn't match the official story, we're branded Conspiracy theorists, which has the same negative connotation as 'liberal'. They put a tinfoil hat on us and call us whackos as a means of marginalizing people who actually *think* about what they see and hear and come to their own conclusions. It's very subtle how this has happened, but that's the conclusion I come to.
Of course I do this all for fun and paranoia, right?