Why did you write this response on your own page?
And yes, for conspiracy theories you're right, they do often get framed in that basic good guys (people) vs bad guys (govt) setup. But I think the mystery and the secrecy is still the main thing--because if 9/11 was an inside job, so was Pearl Harbor; and if Kennedy's assassination was framed, then the Apollo moon landings that he instigated might have been (must have been) set up as well; et cetera ad infinitum. True, most conspiracy nuts focus only on one aspect (at a time, at least), but the larger idea remains the same--that things are going on behind the curtains that we can't see. This is why conspiracy theories like the Illuminati seem to grow over time rather than diminish--because we can infinitely continue guessing and piecing together what is going on behind those curtains, so long as the curtains aren't drawn back. "Don't look at that man behind the curtain," as the Wizard of Oz so wisely instructs. Once you do, the secret is revealed and the magic trick doesn't work anymore.
And yes, I've been wondering about catching that new "Game of Thrones" television series sometime; I hear it's quite good.