I found this article on Cracked.com that I feel is more important for people to read than any of my usual drivel today.
The article is about 6 brainwashing techniques currently used and it is entertainingly written by David Wong.
This isn't a conspiracy theory, even though I have nothing against conspiracy theories. Some of my regular readers know this to be oh so true. ;)
Before you vote. Give that article a good read. It is both entertaining and might just open your eyes to something you weren't previously aware of. A word of warning though, there is some rough language and a few sets of partially covered boobs in that story that one could find either offensive or captivating.