They are laying it on pretty thick. In the wake of Donald Trump’s unlikely Presidential victory, the opposing party is pulling out all the stops to try to discredit his election win and explain it away. Now, Common Sense Conspiracy is not a political site, and we have frequently explained our one-party two-party system theory about the American government. However, in a case like this, it’s important for our readers to realize that while it looks like partisan politics playing out in a high stakes game, the loser and target is always you and I. This situation is no exception.
The new battle cry against fake news seems like a turning point. We all see the conservative and liberal versions of extremist news sources on our social media feeds and in our email. It’s true that both sides are “liberal” with the facts, and in many cases, it is just spreading incorrect propaganda to forward an agenda. However, when President Obama and company say they are going after “fake news” that is not what they mean. Fake news to them is anything that directly takes on their narrative. Fake news, according to the likes of Obama and Hillary Clinton, would be sites like this one. Any site that doesn’t go along with their absurd official story and tries to inject facts into the equation will qualify as fake news in a heartbeat.
That’s what is so sinister about what they are doing here. It’s calculated. It may seem like it’s about Trump, or just sour grapes from sore losers of a hotly contested election. But it’s just the beginning. They will start by targeting the extreme news sources we referenced earlier, but soon, they will expand it out to include sites like this and any other site out there that is presenting a fact-based approach to their disinformation campaigns.
You have to look at what the other hand is doing. It’s like a sleight-of-hand trick they are playing right in your face. They make you think one thing, and it is a reasonable one that makes a lot of sense. Meanwhile, the other hand is up to something much more sinister. The only thing you can always count on in their schemes is that the loser is always going to be you.
Fake news is bad. But the biggest proponent of fake news in America is the mainstream media. That alone should prove that their intentions are less than honorable.
It was sickening to see a news report the other day in the mainstream media talking about the unreal amounts of money that the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders are raking in. Now that’s not playing favorites, mind you. Much lesser candidates are pulling in millions as well, despite having almost no chance of winning the nomination or the general election. But the aforementioned are far and away the ones raking in the most, and that is what this article is about.
Are you a Republican? Democrat? Independent? Apolitical? Doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter which of the candidates above you identity with. What matters is that you know something important. Don’t for any reason ever in a million years give money to a presidential campaign.
Why, you say? Why can’t I support monetarily the person I would most like to see ascend to the highest office in the land?
That’s easy. Because they simply don’t need your money. Not Donald, not Hillary, and not Bernie. They have already raised millions, but remember something. This is the age of the Internet. One little ordinary person can start a blog for less than a hundred bucks, write engaging content and spread his or her message to the masses. The idea that any of these candidates need money to spread their message is the biggest crime our government and the mainstream media has pulled on us yet. They already have their respective soapboxes. Not one penny they are spending on their campaigns is having any effect other than to cheerlead to their followers and enrage the other side. No one ever changed their mind because of this propaganda. They aren’t supposed to. No one really knows where all that money goes. We are made to believe that it goes to campaigns, but many in conspiracy circles believe this is just one of many ways that the United States government funds so-called “Black Ops” operations. You know, those operations underway that they can’t exactly tell us about, but still have to fund with taxpayer dollars. What better way than to get you to rally behind candidates who need millions upon millions to spread their message that a simple blog post could do for free. Better yet, who doesn’t know Hillary Clinton? Who is she reaching out to with that money? Everyone knows who she is and what she’s about. Her campaign should be her sitting by the fire waiting for the primary. Trump has mastered the art of getting his message out there for free through the wonders of antagonizing and manipulating the media.
Don’t check the little box when you do your taxes to give these bastards $3. They get enough of your money to waste already. Don’t send Bernie, Hillary, or Donald a check of your hard-earned cash. Give it to a homeless man on the street. That’s much better use of it. Give it to the church if you’re into that. Buy a Powerball ticket. Your odds aren’t good, but at least you can win. Investing in politicians is a 100% sure loss each and every time. Buy a pack of cigarettes if you smoke. Buy a six-pack of beer. Take your money and wipe your rear end after you go for number two. All of these are infinitely better uses of your money than giving to a politician’s campaign at the national level.
We all know the routine. Kids dress up in ridiculous costumes and go door-to-door filling their totes with candy. Trick or treat! Halloween is considered a fun holiday and a rite of passage for American children. But it has always been controversial, from its beginnings in history to right now. So, where did Halloween come from, and is it a celebration of evil? We’ll take a quick walk through the history of Halloween and then analyze it today from a conspiratorial standpoint.
Today, most people don’t put a lot of emphasis on Halloween as having any true meaning to speak of except just being a fun occasion for children to dress up and go out on the town. To the Celts 2,000 years ago that dwelt all over Europe, the holiday was actually a ritual that was considered to be very important. The Celts celebrated their New Year on November 1st with a grand festival. It revolved around the end of the harvest season and was a segue into harsh winters. Many animals were killed as part of the festivals and celebrations, and the mass killings kind of resonated against the backdrop of winter’s arrival. In that time period, winter was a precarious thing. Everyone knew that many of them wouldn’t make it. So, the festival came to be associated with death, both of animals and the upcoming deaths of humans. The Pagan Celtics had a theory that the day between the end of their year and the New Year (October 31st going into November 1st) was a special event in both reality and the spirit world. During this brief period, they believed that the lines between the living and the dead were blurred, and spirits could pass between the two planes at will and congregate with the living. There were all sorts of things attached to this opening of the “spirit door.” Some people believed in demon possessions. Others believed the evil spirits simply wreaked havoc on crops and caused whatever mischief they could.
So, the Celtics needed something to protect themselves from these evil spirits and try to keep them from passing through to their reality. So, they dressed up in scary costumes, made lots of noise, and made offerings in a pagan effort to deter the evil spirits and make their lives easier in the coming months. There was a legend that fairies went throughout their lands, knocking on doors and begging for food. They were thought to dress up as less fortunate individuals. The idea was that if you gave the fairy some food or a gift, they left you alone. Otherwise, they would wreak havoc, right up to the possibility of death upon you. Sound familiar? It should. This is the modern day concept of “Trick or treat!”
The Roman Empire took over most of the Celtic land eventually, but they loved a good festival as well. The Celtic traditions got wrapped up into the Roman’s own penchant for festivals honoring the dead. This was a hallmark of Roman occupation; they took over menacingly, but they usually preserved some of the former ruling people’s culture, absorbing it, tweaking it, and ultimately making it their own. This kept the people happier and less likely to revolt. So, the festivals continued in some form or fashion for hundreds of years until the next big chance came along: Christianity.
As Christianity took hold, the Catholics expressed their distaste with the concept of a pagan celebration. So, they came up with a suitable replacement. This is very common throughout history. One culture absorbs another’s traditions by just putting a different spin on it. The Pope at the time, Boniface IV, selected May 13 and declared it All Saints Day, a day to honor saints and martyrs of the Church. That wasn’t enough to keep everyone happy, so they later moved it to November 1 as well, allowing the pagan festivals and the Christian festivals to operate in tandem. So, you see, even this new hybrid Halloween still revolved around the celebration of death. The concept of trick or treating continued, with many less fortunate people enjoying this opportunity to get some freebies.
As a side note, the superstition about black cats and Halloween started way back in medieval times as well. Black cats were thought to be evil at the time (history is not completely certain why, but it came from some sort of folklore as well), and around the same time the Bubonic Plague, or the “Black Plague,” millions of black cats were annihilated. Ironically, rats, whom the cat population helped control, became the major spreaders of the plague. So, killing the “evil” cats may have actually been a huge contributing factor to the outbreak of the Black Death. Another example in history of folklore and religion causing harm with good intentions.
Incidentally, pumpkins were not always associated with Halloween. The concept of the Jack o’Lantern goes back to Irish folk tales. Jack supposedly tricked the devil and found himself stuck between heaven and hell. But the devil had a soft spot for ole Jack and gave him a light to find his way. The ember was carried in a turnip that was hollowed out. In the United States, turnips were not as available in the appropriate size, so pumpkins became the new way to carry your light. In other countries, the idea of a pumpkin is completely foreign.
So, there you have it. Now for modern day. Every Halloween, there is a debate among those of the Christian faith whether celebrating this holiday makes sense. No doubt, thousands of Christians rally against the practice and its pagan roots. Others think it is a celebration of the devil.
What do we think? Well, like most things in life, it is what you make it. If you are dressing your children up in Halloween outfits and going door to door because you think you are driving off evil spirits for the winter, maybe you need to re-assess your position. If you, like most people, think it’s a fun activity for children with no purpose except to have a good time, socialize, and do something harmless and entertaining at the same time, then we would suggest you carry right on and just be safe out on the dark streets. The real evil spirits are predators that know that children will be out past their usual times. Those are the “evil spirits” we must ward off.
There has been mass speculation on the Internet about the situation of Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and as a result, there are a myriad of rumors circulating, most of which are not the least bit based in fact.
What we know for sure is that Bobbi Kristina Brown used drugs before she was found unresponsive in a bathtub, eerily similar to the fate of her mother. That drug was most likely a strong drug that rhymes with carrying. The police have announced that they are investigating the case from multiple angles, which led to widespread speculation that her boyfriend or other family members might be suspected of murder. The truth is that in a high profile case like this, the police are obviously going to examine this thing thoroughly, and the statement they issued was probably not as damning as some have read into it being. As for her actual medical condition, she was put into a medically-induced coma presumably to stop damage to her brain from her condition. She has been kept alive all this time by the use of a ventilator and life support. Doctors have said repeatedly that there is little chance for recovery, and this was more or less confirmed when the ventilator was removed and there was no change. Bobbi Kristina Brown is a vegetable…that’s the bottom line. Her family is bickering about when to cut the cord and let her go. These are the facts.
Every day there are more rumors about the family and the internal feud surrounding all of this. The family itself has repeatedly asked for prayers and privacy… nothing more and nothing less. All of the media’s sordid reports are just click-attracting gossip. With the track history of the Houston and Brown families, it’s a pretty safe assumption on the outside looking in that there probably is plenty of strife, but still, if you want to look at this as a fact-based thing, we know absolutely nothing about what is going within the families and their decision-making process.
One hoax that caught fire in conspiracy circles said that the family was waiting a few weeks to take Kristina off of life support so that she could die on the anniversary of her mother’s death. This really tickled a lot of people’s imaginations and got passed around on the Internet virally, but this one is easy to defuse. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012, so this theory is definitely not true. The date in question passed over almost two weeks ago and the girl is still alive.
The theories about this situation and all sorts of angles such as Illuminati involvement will continue to be tossed around as the saga continues, but we at Common Sense Conspiracy thought it important to set the record straight and kind of have a reboot of the facts.
Everyone is doing year-in-review stories, so Common Sense Conspiracy wants to take a look back at some of the biggest stories of 2014 as related to conspiracy circles. While this often correlates to news stories in general, it is always interesting to pause and reflect on those things that had our conspiracy wheels turning overtime this past year.
2014 was not one of the most active years for conspiracy theorists. However, there were several stories that caused a lot of speculation. Many of these had a long story arc that stretched across much of the year. For example, look at the conflict between the United States and Russia over Ukraine. That story had conspiracy theorists expecting World War 3 to be right around the corner any minute. That’s not to mention the implications it could have for a potential New World Order scenario. This story wouldn’t go away, lingering through most of the year. And while it seems to have melted out of the mainstream news cycle for now, Common Sense Conspiracy fully expects this one to rear its head again in 2015.
2014 was chock full of asteroid scares. It seemed like every other week there was a new previously undiscovered asteroid that was about to fly dangerously close to Earth. Of course, none of these proved to be a real threat to our planet, but that didn’t stop conspiracy forum after conspiracy forum blowing up with speculation not just about these asteroids, but about all of those that could be out there that we know nothing about. It is definitely troubling that these asteroids are this close and are being discovered just in the nick of time by amateur observers. You may think technology has us covered on this one, but there is an ever-growing pile of anecdotal evidence that indicates otherwise.
One major story was the Ebola outbreak, which many saw as conspiracy central as it really gained steam in Africa. The theories about this ranged from government coverups to all-out population-threatening epidemics. Some believed Ebola would be a springboard for mandatory vaccinations that might have some more sinister passengers on board. Others went for more traditional conspiracy theories, like manmade biological agents to initiate population control. Ebola seems to have died out of the news cycle too, but it could just be the calm before the storm. We’ll see in 2015.
The death of Robin Williams in an apparent suicide was a major story for conspiracy circles in 2014. People flocked to forums and sites to discuss the possibility that Williams was yet another victim of the Illuminati. Despite what seemed to be a pretty straightforward case of a depressed man taking his own life, the idea that Robin Williams may have been the victim of some sort of occult sacrifice continued to capture the minds of many. This was the kind of story that broke down the usual barriers. We saw hundreds of people interested in these theories that aren’t your average conspiracy junkie. Personas like the one that Williams possessed inspire that kind of intrigue. Even people that normally dismiss all of the above as whimsical couldn’t help but want to know what may have driven this man who outwardly seemed to have a pretty satisfying existence over the edge. Celebrity deaths are always big news in conspiracy circles. Unfortunately, the bell will keep ringing, and we hold our breath to see who might leave us in the coming year unexpectedly.
The death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner brought America to the brink of all-out race war in 2014, not to mention bringing about far-sweeping criticisms of police throughout the nation. This issue is still ongoing and will continue to be a big story in 2015.
President Obama continues to keep conspiracy tongues wagging full speed ahead. This year, he supposedly ended the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and yet, as predicted, almost immediately had to send troops and support right back in. Then came the rise of ISIS, the new terror network for us all to fear. As 2014 closes, we are hearing more and more threats of attacks and speculation that there could be many ISIS operatives living in the United States already. Real or fake, there has never been a more clear setup for a false flag than the mysterious ISIS, with no real face for a leader and no real clear intentions on what they want to do. That’s the kind of organization others can blame a lot of stuff on if they so desire.
Cyber wars became a big story throughout the year. Hackers continue to infiltrate networks of major retailers, harvesting thousands of names, phone numbers, addresses, and credit card numbers. The crippling attack on Sony, initially blamed on North Korea, spotlighted this new frontier for war. Expect hacking and cyberattacks to be a major news story throughout 2015. We haven’t seen anything yet on this one.
So, there you have it. These were just some of the major stories of 2014. As always, you can access our archives if you want to see some of our day-to-day stories throughout the year. Common Sense Conspiracy continues to thank our loyal readers for making 2014 a success, and we look forward to serving you with more great stories in the New Year.
Hacking group Lizard Squad has flexed its muscles once again, taking down the Playstation Network (PSN) and Xbox One Live on the same day within mere hours of one another. Millions of gamers across the world were left with no way to play the video games they had invested hundreds of their hard-earned dollars in. Meanwhile, Lizard Squad revealed on its Twitter account that the best is yet to come. Whatever that means.
Lizard Squad is, as everyone knows, a group of hackers that don’t even try to steal money or private information, but just really enjoy being a general nuisance to the general public. They consist of several middle-aged men that work in the IT field and have currently never had sex with a woman or a man. They have no message to spread, positive or negative, but exist only to try to make good, hard-working people’s lives at home suck a little more than they did before, and of course, to avenge years of “bullying” during high school.
Bottom line: sucks to be a gamer for a little while till the folks at Sony and Microsoft get this fixed. Sucks to be a member of Lizard Squad 24/7, 365.
This video is being passed around pretty aggressively in social media here the last few weeks. A company that has come up with the concept of solar roadways created the video and is trying to solicit donations to potentially get this thing off the ground (or on the ground as it were). As you might imagine, not everyone is excited about solar roadways for a variety of reasons. And as you also might imagine, the concept is being boldly ignored by our friends in the mainstream media.
What do you think? Could this be the wave of the future? Answer to America’s addiction to energy? And if so, will Big Oil and other interested parties ever let this technology see the light of day (pardon the pun)? Let us know what you think in the comments below.