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There is also...

...money to be made in protecting orthodoxies. Is there no politics involved in what research grants are funded, etc.? Take climate 'science' as an example.

Is there no money or power to be gained or preserved by maintaining official stories?

By the way, I heard somebody say that a better term than 'conspiracy theorist' is 'corruption researcher'. Everyone agrees there is a corruption in the world. More power to those who are unafraid to turn over every rock in the attempt to combat it.