Men see things every day. They compare notes with their friends, relatives and acquaintances. These friends, relatives and acquaintances also have friends, relatives and acquaintances; all spreading out like a spider web. Knowledge is spread by these means every day. But often, this knowledge is at odds with what they are told by the authorities and media. What gives?
What does one believe? The first thing to do is to check to see who has an agenda; one where it might be profitable (financially and otherwise) to if not outright lie, to massage the truth. Do your friends and relatives have an agenda with respect to you? Do the other groups?
Of course, “common sense” knowledge can be (and often is) incorrect. But in such cases, it often can be, and is explained completely why it is incorrect. Does this usually happen when what you see is in conflict with what you are told? What might you conclude from this?
One only needs to visit a place like Dalrock’s to see this in action. He has a penchant for finding preachers who pitch baby mama’s as good catches for young men. And ones that suggest that the baby mama’s are sweet and innocent and bear no responsibility for their predicament. And feminists who preach all sorts of BS which will invariably lead to misery for all involved.
As one can see, one does not need elaborate conspiracy theories to see this in action. Perhaps commenters can suggest other areas where on the ground reality differs from what authorities say.