Yeah, there's a shadowy cabal whose job it is to keep the public ignorant on absolutely everything. Great detective work!
Let's blame conspiracy theories for your own laziness. Too lazy to research the topic at hand? It must be "only for appearances". What would we do without your genius.
If you'd like to actually learn how the world works instead of resorting to illuminati fairytales, here are a few scientific reasoning courses you can take online. They'll teach you how to vet information, how weigh the veracity of ideas, and how to present informative arguments.