We all heard the media reports about the Saudi national that was briefly in custody during the aftermath of the Boston terror attacks. He was apparently being treated, then there are the wide speculative reports that First Lady Michelle Obama visited him in a Boston hospital. From there, some say he was deported, others say he was issued a special apology from the President himself and promised “special health care.” Glen Beck says he knows the truth about the Saudi national and if President Obama and the federal government doesn’t come clean by Monday, he’s going to release this information to the public.
So, in recap, Glen Beck knows something that will forever change the fate of our nation and the perception of our government. But he’s going to wait until Monday so he can make sure he gets plenty of ratings by hyping this over the weekend.
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First things first, let’s say that we are all intrigued by the search for truth behind the Boston Marathon terror attacks. We all want answers, and Common Sense Conspiracy certainly doesn’t always count on the government agencies involved to necessarily give the correct ones to us. However, sometimes we have to stop and think about how powerful an accusation can be, even if it starts out as an innocent curiosity on a website.
Our case in point is what is going on right now at Alex Jones’ infamous Prison Planet website. There are articles posted there that go very in depth claiming that they have tracked down the bombing suspects through a trail of photographs and videos. Don’t get us wrong. It’s very interesting, and someone obviously put an enormous amount of time piecing it all together. And for all we know, they may have hit pay dirt and may be following in the footsteps of investigators who did announce today that they have identified a suspect thanks to images from surveillance cameras in the area. So what’s the problem? Well, for the couple of people called out on Jones’ site, there are two possibilities. They are either involved or completely innocent bystanders that now have thousands of people discussing them as having committed a terrible atrocity.
The Internet is too far and wide of an influence now to think that this kind of speculation will go unnoticed. People are hungry for answers right now, and the government is staying pretty tight-lipped about things. As Prison Planet points out in the intro to its revelations, a lot of people interpret the government’s lack of sharing information as either indicating that they don’t know anything or that they are struggling to make sure they have their story together before they go before the press. In reality, they probably don’t want to tip their hand, because you can bet that whoever the real suspects are, they are waiting breathlessly to see what will be revealed. If the FBI or another agency are close on the trail of a suspect, any revelation could jeopardize their entire investigation. Not that we are saying there’s no chance there could be a conspiracy here, but their silence on the matter certainly should not be taken as any such proof.
The point is that to make wild speculations on the Internet and actually circle people in photographs and say “We got our man” without any true proof may seem like fodder for conspiracy websites, but it could have severe effects on these people in these photographs. Remember Richard Jewell, the cop that saved the day in the Atlanta Olympic bombings but then got fingered as a suspect later. He was 100% innocent, as was proven finally when the real bomber was finally tracked down years later. Despite never being actually charged with a crime, the mainstream media latched on to Jewell and literally ruined his life. He spent years trying to repair his image and fighting civil lawsuits for damages for all of the ways the false allegations of the media affected his life. This guy couldn’t get a job, couldn’t get a date, couldn’t do anything, because everyone thought he was a terrorist and a murderer. He ended up dying very young, and while there is no way to prove that these terrible circumstances brought about his early demise, it is hard to imagine that it helped, isn’t it?
It’s one thing to believe in conspiracies and to question the official account of things. It is another to play detective and then come to the table as if you have scooped the story. A lot of the photographs that supposedly identify the bombing suspects on Prison Planet revolve around common stereotypes… like, “let’s scour the photographs for anyone of Middle Eastern descent.” Or anyone that happened to be on a cell phone (because those are exceptionally rare these days, right?) at the right moment must be somehow involved? Or if someone wasn’t intently watching the race for ten seconds, they must have been contemplating the chaos and disorder that was about to happen.
These photos, which we are not going to publish here for all the reasons we’ve given above, elicit an emotional response, even though we know intellectually that they may be nothing at all. You can’t help but get that shiver down your spine when you look at these people and think that you might be witnessing the face of pure, unadulterated evil. And yet, you might also be looking at someone that is just as innocent in all of this as you are. The power of suggestion is so powerful that it causes that emotional response right down to your very bones.
So, remember when you post things on the Internet after something like this, your speculation could very well be considered an accusation for the people that find themselves in the line of fire. Remember people like Jewell who prove that there can be grave repercussions to rushing to judgment and assuming things without the facts to back it up. Will the people on Prison Planet that are so adamantly proclaiming that they have cracked the case be so adamant tomorrow if the FBI provides a picture of a suspect that looks like none of these people?
We can theorize about this, and we at Common Sense Conspiracy believe that it is healthy to have such conversations, but when you start actually making accusations, you have to be aware of all of the repercussions of the act. Remember, freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences, and the consequences don’t always fall just on the person that is speaking.
A reporter from InfoWars, infamous Alex Jones website, crashed a press conference in the aftermath of the terror attacks at the Boston Marathon to ask some “pertinent” questions about whether this could be another false flag. As you might imagine, he was quickly rebuffed.
Every good conspiracy theorist out there believes that he or she is on a quest for the truth and avoiding the “brainwashing” effect of the government’s tactics to continue to ask questions and look for facts in the chaos and disorder of disinformation. You would think that this would have the government concerned. However, not only do conspiracy theories not worry the government, but they actually make it feel better.
Say what? Yeah, we said it. Despite all of our efforts to stay dedicated to the cause of truth and revealing these conspiracies, the reality is that we are actually helping their cause. That’s a crappy reality, but we couldn’t be real about what we are doing if we couldn’t admit it to ourselves. First of all, if we were such a threat, we would be eliminated. Look in history. Governments have never hesitated to eliminate voices of dissent. This is America, though, you say. We have freedom of speech. Well, we do. We also have unparalleled freedom to take a bullet if we get out of line. And believe you me, if we do, we’ll get one. But the government is not the least bit concerned about us. There are a couple of reasons for that.
First of all, the government uses the media to brainstorm mainstream America into thinking that anyone that does not accept the government’s account of things as gospel is crazy or maligned. Those crazy conspiracy theorists, they say around the water cooler and chuckle. Can you believe they have the nerve to question the government? Can you believe they don’t lap up everything the government tells them like a cat drinks milk from a bowl? Silly people. Sounds a little ridiculous, but it’s true. The overwhelming majority of Americans believe that most conspiracy theorists are from quacks. Conspiracy theorists as a whole bring some of this on themselves. There are plenty of quacks out there, the so-called “tin foil hat” crowd, and there comes with them a myriad of quack theories. Common Sense Conspiracy tries to fight this as you all know, but it certainly exists. However, the government doesn’t quarantine conspiracy theorists by having us whacked, rounding us up into concentration camps, or finding ways to imprison us. They do it by quarantining us within the population. The government doesn’t have to do it; the brainwashing by the media and the government causes conspiracy theorists to be outcasts from society. The people do the government’s work for them by alienating those that don’t go with the flow. It’s quite possibly the most successful government program of all time; the results are astoundingly against us.
Secondly, the government benefits from the fact that conspiracy theorists simply don’t have access to the information to make a fully-coalesced theory. They can’t help it. They can only question things, question contradictions in the official account of things, but they cannot prove it. Of course, if we could prove any of the conspiracy theories that exist, then we would be a real problem for the government and its agenda. In reality, we can’t, they know we can’t, and those that offer up theories as “factual” only support the government’s program of spreading enough disinformation that it simply becomes easier to believe their account of things than to try to filter through the bullshit theories, as we like to say in our slogan. They can sit back with their arms folded across their chest and say “Look at them, they can’t even agree on their own theories.” And they’re right, but ultimately, they are the reason for that.
Look at 9/11. The theories about this event are endless. And yet, the government is wholly unconcerned. Why? Because by and large, the American people simply accept what happened and move on. If there was a massive conspiracy, most Americans would simply rather not know. Easier to believe than to be forced to accept that our government murdered its own citizens to help demonize Muslims in the American culture. Sandy Hook is another example. The accounts are so contradictory and numbered that no one can even get close to the truth. The disinformation trumps the real information, and pretty soon, no one even remembers anything except it was a tragedy and something must be done.
It’s unfortunate, but conspiracy theories are actually beneficial to our government, and that’s why they keep them around. So, should we stop looking for the truth?
Of course not. But we must understand that we are a cog in the wheel of the very machine we despise, and there is little that we can do about it.
Well, 2012 has almost passed us by and it’s time for Common Sense Conspiracy to wind down the year with our annual list of the conspiracy sites we felt like were the biggest cesspools of bullshit for 2012. The results are based on a variety of factors, including the general temperature of our readers. Anyway, take a moment and see what you think and let us know if you feel like we got it out of line. As always, thanks for reading and we look forward to the new year.
5. Lunatic Outpost — Absent from last year’s list was this user-driven mainstay. The title says it all and you can usually find plenty of lunacy in this site’s pages. Similar to others on the list, this site relies on mainly user-driven content, which means plenty of good insights peppered with total insanity. One thing we do like about this one is it doesn’t take itself too serious. Even the byline at the top says that the site is about UFO’s, conspiracies, and fun. So they get some points for realizing their place in the world, but this is definitely a place where plenty of bullshit can be had.
4. Above Top Secret — ATS moves down one from last year to fourth, but not because the bullshit factor has lessened. They only move down the list because of some power players trending below. This is another site like Lunatic Outpost that thrives on user-driven content, and with that comes the crazies. An open forum is great, and they don’t do a lot of censoring as far as we can tell, but the front page of ATS can run the gamut of insanity on any given day. If you have something to say to the world, no matter whether it makes sense or not, this is a good place to start.
3. Prison Planet/InfoWars — We decided to combine these two that took the top spots last year. This is Alex Jones’ brainchild. See last year’s report if you are wondering why this is on the s**t list. Nothing much has changed.
2. Pak Alert Press — This one didn’t make the list last year, but they came on strong in 2012. This site shoots at everything that moves as for subject matter, and the stories read more like National Enquirer articles than any real information. If you’re looking for facts of any sort or citations, you can forget it. Pak Alert gets massive traffic, but they do it by propagating bullshit at a dizzying rate. On the bright side, Common Sense Conspiracy can always count of Pak to give us a good story to attempt to corroborate. Emphasis on “attempt.”
1. Godlike Productions — Drumroll please! GLP was absent from the inaugural list, but in 2012, they went in the gutter quickly. Another user-driven forum, GLP both censors and uses questionable tactics to try to bully people into subscribing. The list of people that have been banned from GLP is miles long, and they are all offered a reprieve if they just sign up and pay the fee. So, GLP tries to force people to pay to view it with bans that have probably achieved little but running off hundreds of would-be happy users. Fortunately, many of them are now at Common Sense Conspiracy, but without a doubt, GLP tops the bullshit meter for 2012. How will they fare in 2013? Only time can tell.
Well all done for 2012. Can’t wait to see who tops the bullshit list in 2013. In the meantime, remember that Common Sense Conspiracy is your official bullshit filter, and we will be continuing to bring you fact-based conspiracy news in 2013 as always. Happy New Year!
Socialism is one of those words that get tossed around frivolously. In the United States, it is usually associated with a negative connotation. The European nation of France has voted for socialism for the first time in decades by electing Francois Hollande to replace their president Nicolas Sarkozy. We at Common Sense Conspiracy know that in times like these, a lot of people that are used to hearing this term thrown around carelessly will be taking notice and wanting to know a little more about what it means. And this move by the French people makes the time ripe to talk about socialism and the coming New World Order.
The idea of socialism is not new and is pretty simple when you get right down to it. In a socialist system, the government regulates nearly everything, but with the best of intentions, of course. The idea is to stop a distinction between classes and make the nation (or the world, as we’ll address later) all part of one big class, working together for the common good. The goal of the socialist agenda is to not let capitalists create goods and services based on profitability, but to meet all of the needs of the people. Competition wouldn’t really exist in this environment because there would be no point in it. After all, everyone would have access to the same thing, which means, exactly what you need.
The best example of the difference between socialism versus the current system in America is the way the working class and upper class relate to each other. Basically, you have a rich upper class pushing the lower classes to produce more for less so they can enjoy greater profits. Competition is paramount, and companies do battle to capitalize on the market as best they can. It is extremely difficult for one class to penetrate into another. The rich tend to get richer and pass this along their family lines, while the working class tend to stay where they are. Karl Marx came up with the idea of socialism to end this distinction, and at a moment’s glance, it is easy to see why the idea is attractive to some. Obviously, if you are part of the rich upper class, the last thing you want to do is help distribute your wealth to everyone else, but for the working class, and definitely the poverty-stricken poor classes, it seems like a great idea. The people in France are echoing the sentiments of the rest of Europe. After a series economic crises, the region has overwhelmingly voted for change, change, and more change. Will socialism help France? That remains to be seen, but it will help one thing…the New World Order agenda.
You can see it in America already. Now, we at Common Sense Conspiracy are not outright accusing President Barack Obama of socialism, although many out there have done so. We think he is just one cog in a wheel that has been turning for decades and will turn for decades more. His claim to fame is to regulate health care. “Obamacare” as it has been dubbed is essentially socialist in its concept. The government will take control of health care and make sure that everyone has equal access to it. Once again, sounds good on the surface. And, who knows? It may work great and we will all be better off for it. But it is just one step, one domino that will lead to others that are already in the pipelines. Slowly but surely, the goal of the powers that be, is to control literally everything. Down to the minutest detail. Why? For the good of all mankind of course.
You see, at the heart of institutions like Bilderberg, the Illuminati, and the New World Order, is a desire to take the world and unify it, spreading the resources for everyone, and not just the capitalists. It could be said that the New World Order is indeed socialist, at the end of the day. But there is one glaring problem with their agenda and the socialist agenda. The idea of socialism is to eliminate class distinction, and yet, the New World Order seeks to create a super-elite class that will govern everyone else, who should be equal according to their principles. This super-elite class really already exists, and they are the movers and shakers behind the globalist agenda.
France is just another domino as well. The world tolerance for socialism is ever-increasing, just as the super-elite hope for. They don’t want to force the New World Order down your throat; they want you to open your mouth, stick your tongue out, and take it like medicine. That is the ultimate goal…not just to institute a new order of things, but to convince the people they are better off for it.
Will you be a part of it? Will you be deceived? Or is the New World Order as good as it gets anyway? That is the question for every single one of us.
First, the facts. The FBI did indeed recently publish a series of pamphlets, one which is particularly directed at Internet cafes and the like. In this document, the FBI outlines some things that common people might should regard as suspicious. One of the comments in the FBI document in particular has caused a bit of an Internet sensation, but as always, we here at Common Sense Conspiracy are on top of it and want to set the record straight.
One of the things we hate the worst here is when things are taken out of context, and in these circles, it happens a lot. The myriad of “Cash for Coffee” websites and blog posts is designed to spark outrage in us civilians by indicating that paying with cash money for coffee at an Internet cafe indicates that you may be involved in terrorism. While the message these sites are purveying has some credibility to it (we’ll go into that a little later), the way they are expressing it is actually deceitful. What they do is they write a big booming headline, just like the one above. A provocative one that sucks you in and makes you read. Then, they outline the egregious actions of the FBI in making this insinuation. At the bottom or on a sidebar, you’ll see a little very official looking document that is from the FBI. No one clicks on it or takes the time to read it. We simply assume that what our friendly local blogger is telling us is in there. While we grudgingly hate to steer traffic this way, a great example of one site using this tactic is here. This is just one of the many stops with a similar message and setup. Our friend here runs a good blog and we hope he enjoys some of the traffic he gets from this article. However, we found that if you look a little further, you might find that these blogs and sites are getting a little carried away with what the document actually says. That’s why we are going to take a second here to blow it up a little large so you can read what it actually says. This document is very much real and taken from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s very real website. We’re not special; you can download it yourself. Anyway, take a look.
Now, you see the part about always paying with cash. This is what the blogs are pointing too for their provocative title, but they are insinuating that the FBI document actually says something about paying cash for coffee. In reality, it means paying cash in general. I don’t believe that a reasonable person necessarily reads that line and automatically assumes they are talking about coffee. Many blogs are extrapolating this out further, saying that if you go into Starbucks or your average coffee shop and pay with cash, you go on a government watchlist or some other nonsense.
What the FBI is really getting at is that if a person regularly stops by your Internet cafe, downloads crazy s**t on a flashdrive, is overly worried about anyone knowing anything about him, like, I don’t know, his identity, walks in each day with a different smartphone, has a guy outside that gives him the thumbs up before he walks outside, or starts laughing maniacally while watching slow-motion videos of the September 11 terrorist attacks over and over, you might wanna say something. This could be a terrorist.
If he dropped four bucks on the counter for his coffee…he’s probably thirsty.