In 1967, the CIA created “conspiracy theorists”.

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:

In 1967, the CIA Created the Label “Conspiracy Theorists” … to Attack Anyone Who Challenges the “Official” Narrative – ZeroHedge

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.
Read the whole thing.  We live in a concocted world, a world where the behind-the-scenes reality is dramatically different from the reality we see (or the one we choose to see).