Conspiracy theories are like assholes, everyone has one. Whether it's the JFK assassination, chemtrails, flouridation of water, lizard people or whatever, almost everyone believes at least one of these to be real, or at least plausible. You know what, it's OK to be skeptical. It's a GOOD thing to question everything that comes out of the media, look at the evidence and make an informed decision. If you just blindly believed everything you saw on TV or the internet, you'd be just as dumb as that girl on the Allstate commercial.
The problem is that too many people take being skeptical of mainstream media too far, yet blindly accept as fact almost everything fed to them by those like Alex Jones and Infowars who make money of playing to them. As my friend John Henry once said something like "people will pay double to see the sideshow to prove they weren't taken in by the circus".
There's a great temptation to say that you aren't taken in by mainstream media and that they're all propaganda. It feels good to think that you are above it all and that everyone else is a mindless drone. Trust me, I get that. However, if you want to be taken seriously, you need to back that up with evidence instead of links to conspiracy theory sites. You can't go off on a verbal rampage when someone uses real data and refutes your "facts" which are nothing more than poorly constructed hypotheses based off distorted information specifically tailored to appeal to your favorite conspiracy. When there's a perfectly logical and simple explanation in front of you but you have to build an elaborate alternative narrative for it because now, EVERYTHING has some evil plot behind it now--that's not the sign of a skeptical and independent thinker, it means someone needs serious psychiatric help.
You know, if you want to believe that there's a government conspiracy to dumb us all down, kill us and turn our GMO-riddled flouridated corpses over to aliens at Roswell to do research on, go right ahead. That's your right as an American. That's the beauty of America, you can believe whatever the fuck you want to believe, just don't expect the rest of us to take you seriously.