Seems obvious doesn't it, but if several of your peers all sat in the same room with you had said "B" or "C", would you be strong enough to stick to your guns?
Or would agree with the majority so you didn't stand out and maybe look like a "anti-liner", "nutter" or "conspiracy theorist"?
If you disagreed with your peers and said "A" you'd be right and you'd be right that there was a conspiracy against you too.Read about it here and there's video too for the hard of reading.
That's first year psychology. Now imagine your government and the MSM using nth year psychology to fear you into conformity and compliance.
It's psychology folks and being poker players it's something I think you'll all be interested in.