Most conspiracy theories are badly thought out, and this one is no exception. With ME/CFS costing billions to the economy not to mention to insurance companies, it's in nobody's interest to hide any cause of ME/CFS; the very opposite: it's in everyone's interest to find the cause and then develop a treatment. I suspect that's why there were so many XMRV replication studies that appeared after Mikovits's original one — because some researchers may have genuinely believed XMRV might be the cause (before of course numerous completely independent labs in numerous countries all got negative results).
Have a think about it, and try to find any vested interest that would want to suppress the XMRV discovery, if it were the cause of ME/CFS. Who would gain financially?
Even the studies linking XMRV to prostate cancer were retracted after it was found how easily it is to contaminate samples. Prostate cancer is nothing to do with ME/CFS, yet these XMRV studies were also retracted.
If your worldview sees science as primarily a means to manipulate the proletariat, that would explain the conspiracy views. Why such an Orwellian perspective? Sometimes corporate interests can lean in, but by and large, I think science is reasonably immune to being turned into a propaganda machine. (The exception was of course with Wessely and the disability insurance companies in the 1990s, where there was a major corruption in ME/CFS science; but in that case, there was a clearcut vested insurance company interest behind it).
Were you around when XMRV hit the scene?
Did you watch as Wessely recruited a retrovirologist (McClure, what a lovely lady...haha, I wouldn't screw her for all the negative studies in the world) to put the mockers on it ASAP?
Did you wonder why they were in such a hurry?
You said it yourself about Scumbag's (my pet name for that shithead) motives.
Why was Mikovits hounded and charged with something which was then dismissed?
Lipkin? What are his motives? I heard he was defending a case for sexual harrasment of a PhD student.
Would you trust the guy?
Maybe he's just fired up by research funding?
'Science immune to being turned into a propaganda machine'?
Oh man, are you kidding me? Big Pharma, Wessely (as you said), Crawley, White. Have you seriously pulled apart peer reviewed journal articles and not found gaping holes? Scientists are human just like you and me.
Oh, and...Wessely in 1990? He still rules the roost in the UK in 20 fucking 17...and that has influenced the world. Only recently has CDC removed GET and CBT from guidelines...and NICE still has this stated in the UK...to be reviewed...oh, yeah, we will see.
Time to get fucking real people. IF WE DON'T GET THIS SHIT, HOW CAN WE EXPECT JOE PUBLIC TO GET IT?