Category Archives: Government and Politics

D-Day for Occupy Movement? Deadlines Approach in Los Angeles, Philadelphia

Government representatives in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles have issued solemn warnings to the Occupy protesters that it’s time to go.  Both have been given deadlines tomorrow.  Neither city has actually given an

Time's up, L.A.

explanation as to what will happen if the deadline passes unheeded.  Most protesters assume they can expect to be raided Monday morning.  That could mean more violence on both sides, such as the similar raids in Oakland.

As you might expect, most of the Occupy protesters have refused to heed the warnings and remain in their encampments.  The Los Angeles park site is actually one of the longest continuous movement occupations.  It’s clear that local governments have had enough.

The real problem here is that the Occupy movement has now gone on so long that it seems like no one is even sure what they are doing there now.  Yes, we’ve seen obvious incidents of unnecessary violence (on both sides, law enforcement and the protesters), and yes, we agree in principle that there’s some bad things going on in the country.  But who has the time, or want-to, to sit in these camps, living like cavemen, for this long?  And still, there has been no clear-cut expression of what they want.  Still, Occupy Wall Street, a movement that has not just spread nationwide, but to other countries as well, has no leader.  No face.  No one to rally the troops.  What a shame it is to see such a powerful movement that is operating more like a band of hippies and vagrants than a cohesive combatant to abusive government practices.  Maybe the Occupy protesters should heed the warnings, get out of the park, and get together somewhere else and figure out what it is exactly that they are trying to do.

In the meantime, the tear gas is ready.

Ron Paul Gets 89 Seconds to Speak at Republican Debate — Torture is Uncivilized and Ineffective

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has repeatedly been snubbed by debates.  A University of Minnesota study determined that Ron Paul has consistently had less time to speak than other candidates throughout his multiple campaigns, despite favorable poll showings.  In his time, he does express his views that torture is uncivilized, that President Obama does not have the right to invade countries without Congressional or international approval, and that if we are going to go to war with Iran, we should do it the right way.

Now our friends at Prison Planet, who we don’t always advocate listening to, are saying that the silencing of Ron Paul was deliberately decided before the debate by CBS News. Check into their full accusation here.

Herman Cain and Joe Paterno — Why Do Sexual Assault Claims Go Overlooked for So Long?

This past week, the news has been dominated by two stories, both involving sex crimes.  Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain was flying high in his bid for the Republican nomination when claims of sexual harassment in his past started to surface.  Despite his vehement denials, more and more women are now coming forward saying that they, too, were sexually harassed by Cain.  On the other side, Penn State came under universal fire as details of child molestation by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky were found to be mostly ignored for years, leading ultimately to the firing of legendary head coach Joe Paterno.  The question here is why do these things stay under wraps for years before they surface, and why now?

It should be recognized that Common Sense Conspiracy does not advocate sexual harassment in any form, and we completely condemn sex crimes against children.  However, we do wonder how it is possible for these things to be overlooked for years at a time.  In the case of Cain, there seems to be some more sense to it.  A lot of these women that Herman Cain allegedly harassed sexually probably never expected him to become a presidential candidate.  In his days as the CEO of Little Caesar’s pizza corporation, it would have been hard to connect the dots between Cain and a future serious candidate for president.  Still, one has to wonder why these women were silent all these years.  Why now?  For attention?  For potential monetary gain?  Or just to derail his nomination attempts?

Powerful people exert a lot of influence in our world, and while sites like ours spend a lot of time analyzing organizations like Bilderberg, world governments, and world leaders and the power that they wield, power is a relative term.  The local councilman, president of the university, or your boss may be just as powerful on the playing field the average person is playing on.  Do they think they just can’t win?  No one will believe them?

In the case of the Penn State scandal, there arises the huge moral question of how much is enough in situations like this.  If you witness a person molesting a child, is it your duty to follow the protocol set before you, or is it your duty to stop it?  Is it your duty to report it to the police or to leave that up to higher powers?  Are there crimes where the reputation of institutions and companies go out the window in favor of good, old-fashioned ethical behavior?

As Herman Cain’s political star diminishes and Joe Paterno’s record-breaking career heads into twilight, what does it really all mean for us?  That is the question that we are asking in the poll below.

 

Ron Paul Continues to Make Waves in Republican Nomination Race Despite Media Censorship

This is the first video of a four-part series devoted to the censorship and overall ignoring of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, something that has apparently been going on for years. Even Fox News, known for its Republican allegiance in news reporting, continues to dismiss Ron Paul as a serious candidate despite the fact that he has performed exceedingly well in straw vote campaigns among constituents. What is the truth about Ron Paul? Is his politics so out of line with either party that measures have been taken to silence him?