Those who have flipped are labeled as conspiracy theorists. They are effectively marginalized through ridicule.
Ridicule is one of the basic tools of propaganda.
True, but much more often ridicule is brought on by being ridiculous.
Good Lord, the general physics of returnable rockets is not even that difficult. (Just give up a little payload capability — on return most of the braking is aerodynamic, and then burn a small fraction of the fuel needed to send the 1st stage up, to accomplish the landing. Hint: Most of the fuel onboard @ launch is expended to accelerate... fuel — the returning rocket is relatively light.)
The tricky part is control for landing, which takes good computers properly programmed. As if such don’t exist in 2018?
Oh really smart guy? Name me someone who worked for SpaceX and has “flipped?” It’s real, get over it, all you deserve is ridicule because there’s no amount of evidence that will ever convince you that you’re wrong.