When I was little our phone was tapped by the FBI. If you picked up the phone at any given time you'd hear:
conversations that were previously recorded (like, recordings of my family having conversations)
or a recording that said "This is a FBI recording...blahblahblah"
The government is stupid.
Growing up I had the bomb squad come to my house 8 fucking times.
They never found anything, but they always came back. (also note: everytime they would come and not find anything they'd give me and my siblings coupons for free slurpees at 711 lol)
When I was younger the police attempted to charge my brother with homeland terrorism once when he was about 18~.
They came into his house (w/ a warrant LOL) and stole his wallet, pirate flag, persian flag, and his boyscout manual that he had from...being a boyscout.... and attempted to use it as evidence to convict him of homeland terrorism.
The government is really stupid.
Remember that kid who found the FBI tracking device on his car and the FBI ran in and confiscated it (lololol)?
It is most likely that there are tons of idiots in the FBI running around wasting tons of money and fancy tech trying to prove that every moooslem they've ever seen is a dirty terrorist under the right circumstnaces.
It is most likely that there are tons of people in the FBI who are intelligent, industrious, critical thinkers out 2 serve and protect.
It is most likely that there are some organizations that try and influence government and do things that are shady and sound like "conspiracy theories"(not trying 2 suggest 911 was done by white ppl, everyone knows it was the jews)
It is most likely that said organizations find both intelligent and stupid people in government to try to put their agenda into effect.
all that being said, it would be stupid to suggest people/organizations dont misuse the government for their own purposes. It is also pretty fucking impossible that ALL government workers are part of some massive conspiracy. People could organize something far reaching, but when people suggest absurd logistically-horrifying things like "modern day scientific theory is a manufactured lie by evil corporations to ?????" it is pathetic.