I’ve referred to the “conspiracy theory” psy-op on this blog countless times. The label “conspiracy theorist” is used on anyone that questions the official government narrative and they’ve programmed people to disregard their critical thinking skills and dismiss certain ideas without the slightest investigation.
ZeroHedge has the background on this overwhelmingly successful psy-op on the American people:
Specifically, in April 1967, the CIA wrote a dispatch which coined the term “conspiracy theories” … and recommended methods for discrediting such theories. The dispatch was marked “psych” – short for “psychological operations” or disinformation – and “CS” for the CIA’s “Clandestine Services” unit.