The Momo Challenge is a Conspiracy — Just Not How You Might Think

It caught the Internet by storm, but not really for the reasons you would expect. The so-called “Momo Challenge” was always more myth than reality, and yet the viral nature of the Internet along with the especially delicate subject matter caused it to completely perpetuate itself into social media’s version of society.
Momo is nothing at all really. The concept was that this sinister looking figure shows up on websites and Internet places that are particularly attractive to children and encourages them to do things to harm themselves or others. So, as the story goes, tell your children about Momo, warn them, and watch out for it. It caught on like wildfire and became an international sensation.

Momo looks ghastly for sure, but this is hardly the only thing you need to be worried out on the open Internet highway.

The reality is that this Momo challenge, if it was ever real, has caused very little actual harm. Only one child is supposedly dead because of Momo’s influential meanderings, and that can’t even be truly confirmed. It’s just another Internet legend that has made the rounds. Like the Facebook “your account has been hacked” messages that are all over the Internet at any given second, the Momo challenge was spread a whole lot more by people not recognizing it as a hoax than as an actual harmful agent itself. This happen a lot on the Internet, and it causes a lot of things to be taken as truth when there are no facts to back it up.
So, the bottom line is that Momo isn’t a real thing. Momo hasn’t really hurt anyone. And each time you spread another warning about Momo or click another meme, it’s actually you that are helping Momo survive, not whoever originally created this concept.
We should point out that the general idea is very real though. It is known that pedophiles and human traffickers do attempt to lure children on the Internet. Your guard should always be up against this as a parent. Don’t stop at telling your children to look out for Momo though. The real threat may not be so easily recognizable. It’s better to teach your children general concepts on what to look for. Better yet, be involved in what they are doing and use parental settings to increase their safety while browsing the web. The Internet is still the last bastion of freedom in our society across international boundaries, but that freedom has a price. It means that no matter how good the censors for a service may be, sometimes something your child is not supposed to see may still slip through. The burden is still on you as the parent to monitor what the kiddos are viewing.

Leaving Neverland Conspiracy — One Last Illuminati Hit Job?

The hype was real.  The word on the street was that HBOs new documentary Leaving Neverland was powerful and moving.  And for all the wrong reasons.  Timed to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, this documentary evokes a lot of emotions on all sides of the situation.

If you are a Michael Jackson fan, you have had plenty of trials and tribulations along the way.  The constant beating of the child molestation drum was troublesome to put it mildly.  While the King of Pop did successfully avoid ever being convicted of anything at all, there are some things in this world that are so damaging that even being found not guilty by a jury of our peers cannot undo said damage.  Child molestation charges are one of those.

You don’t come back from that.  Yes, Michael Jackson’s estate is a license to print money, and yes he will always have loyal fans that insist no matter what that he never did anything wrong.  The reality is that the allegations will always be synonymous with Michael Jackson, and for that reason, they most certainly did hurt his legacy.

Now, with the premiere of the documentary causing as much drama as the hype anticipated, we are getting a new flurry of questions about Michael and whether he was involved with the Illuminati.  If so, is this just one more last hit job by the Illuminati to further impugn his name and reputation?

There’s stars and there’s stars.  Michael Jackson was epically famous like few others have ever been.  The Beatles and Elvis are about the only thing comparable.  People like Prince and Madonna were a big deal and quite controversial at times, but Michael was something bigger than that.  It is a sad but true irony to the whole thing that the child molestation allegations are what took Michael’s celebrity to that next level that even the best of the best could not aspire to.

Everyone knew about Michael Jackson.  Young, old.  White or black.  He was beyond any spectacle the world had seen up until that point.  No one has replicated it since, and in some ways, it may be true that no one wants to.  Michael was a tragic, complicated figure that will always live in at least a little bit of infamy because of the stories of abuse that will forever haunt his name.

Is Leaving Neverland an Illuminati hit job?  Almost certainly not.  The Illuminati most certainly had ties to Michael Jackson, and that relationship may have been strained at times, but the Illuminati doesn’t waste its power on things that don’t matter.  This documentary comes at a time when Michael is basically an afterthought to this world.  His influence is still great, but the Illuminati is well aware that Michael’s legend grew in death.  This documentary is disturbing, for sure, but it will do no more to smear the man’s name than has already been done before.

Why would the Illuminati care at this point?  Whether you believe that Michael’s untimely death was an Illuminati sacrifice or hit job to begin with, there is no reason to think that they would want to do anything to him or his family now.  The damage was done decades ago.  Michael will be a hero to many for generations, but he will always live with the controversy.

We here at Common Sense Conspiracy find it to be infinitely more likely that this documentary is a grotesque opportunity for a few select people to cash in on tragedy and abusive relationships that involve the most famous man of any of our lifetimes.  That is much more palatable than an Illuminati late hit job theory.

Still, we are open to suggestions here.  What do you think?  Is this authentic?  Why did these people lie to protect Michael earlier?  Why come forward now?  What did they have to gain?

2019 Grammy Awards — Clive Davis’ Illuminati Playground?

The Grammy Awards have a certain mystique because there are few events that will feature more Illuminati starlets in one room.  Almost everyone that graces the Grammy stage has at least been accused of being an Illuminati member at some point in their career, so many believe that the Grammy Awards is nothing more than the Illuminati’s grand celebration of everything that they have accomplished since last time.

Is it true?  Are the Grammy Awards really an Illuminati playground?  Sure, of sorts.  The real work takes place at Clive Davis’ ultra-secretive and exclusive party the night before the Grammy Awards.  This is the one that Whitney Houston was supposed to be going to when she was found dead in a bathtub.  It’s a really big deal, and it is not televised, so naturally, this is where the real Illuminati business goes down.  Behind the scenes.  On the actual night of the awards, we see a different kind of Illuminati celebration.

The Grammy Awards are a big television draw.  There’s a lot to attract people.  You have stars of all walks of life in the same building, and there are often blockbuster performances that combine artists that you wouldn’t see performing together in any other imaginable instance.  Think Elton John and Eminem.  Lady Gaga and Metallica?  It happens at the Grammys.  These performances live on through the Internet, and they are a major opportunity for the Illuminati to do what it does best:  spread their message in plain sight without anyone being the wiser.

It’s not contained to performances, however.  Even award presentations can be huge Illuminati-laden moments.  Remember Taylor Swift’s famous moment with Kanye West.  Many believe this was her Illuminati swearing-in ceremony.  She appeared later in the telecast with Illuminati high priestess Beyonce Knowles.  The second time she appeared in a blood red dress, traded in for the virgin white one she wore when she was interrupted by Kanye.  Many see this as her initiation.  So, keep your eyes peeled, as there is not any moment in this telecast that couldn’t be more than it seems.

Expect performance after performance tonight to feature Illuminati symbolism and propaganda.  It’s synonymous with the Grammys at this point.  It’s going to happen.  It is not a question of if but when.

As you can see from the videos below, we are not the only ones that feel like it’s safe to proclaim this an Illuminati-sanctioned event.  We at the CSC will be watching intently and back soon with analysis if any of the performances go over the top.

What is a VPN and Do You Need One?

VPN is a term that once would have never found its way into the average layman’s vocabulary, but the world has changed.  VPN stands for virtual private network, and the long and short of it is that a VPN keeps your Internet browsing and activities private.  Most VPNs operate under the same premise.  They are a middle-man of sorts for you and your online activities.  You go through the VPN service which bounces your signal around the world and then some, resulting in prying eyes not being able to figure out what you are doing.  You’re at a conspiracy site already.  You love Common Sense Conspiracy, but maybe you get a little nervous when reading all this truth we are throwing out there.  That’s where a VPN comes in.  No one that works for the CSC would dare log into the administrative section of this website without a VPN securely in place, so the question is why would you?

But Isn’t That For Illegal Stuff?

It’s true that VPNs conjure up images of the dark web, illegal prescription drug deliveries, and people hiring hitmen to kill their spouses.  While it would be silly to try to say that VPNs are not popular among those doing some shady stuff in this world, that doesn’t mean it is exclusively for that.

Yes, VPNs are used for those trying to do super-illicit things on the Internet.  This includes the worst of the worst, right up to really terrible things like child pornography and human trafficking.  Then there’s that next tier.  People that like to watch a few free movies on Kodi from time to time or want to download some HD movies or video games.  Illegal, although obviously not on the level of some of the stuff you might find on the dark web.  Still, you are saying to yourself, what if I’m on the up-and-up?  Do I still need a VPN?

The answer is yes.  There’s more than just illegal stuff to consider.  We don’t advocate using a VPN to do anything illegal, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t necessary.  Think of sites like this where you are reading about massive government conspiracies.  Do you want just anyone out there to be able to follow your trail?  What if you want to sign up for a perfectly legal service but don’t want anyone to know what you are up to?  A VPN is where it’s at for you.

At its heart, a VPN is all about privacy.  It’s even right there in the title:  virtual private network.  There’s nothing illegal or immoral about wanting your privacy.   There’s nothing illegal or immoral about having a problem with every little thing you do being tracked to death by everyone from the government to political organizations to people desperately trying to sell you something.  VPNs are for everyone, and there has never been a time where it was more important.

But Is It Really That Dangerous?

Put simply, yes.  Even if you are not even dreaming of doing anything illegal on the Internet, those that are will find you and make you their victim.  We all know about identity theft.  That’s old news.  It goes further though.  Companies are tracking your every move on the interwebs to try to make sure they are putting the best advertisements in your inbox, in banners along sites you are browsing, in Facebook and other social media, and even in your good, old-fashioned snail mailbox.

They track everything.  Big Data is relentless.  Your age, your birthday, your political and religious affiliations.  Who did you give money to?  Charities?  What concerts did you go see?  Did you take a trip?  Did you fly?  Drive?  Did you go to an amusement park?  Visit a museum?

Do you subscribe to things online?  What’s your health like?  Do you search for things that indicate you might some sort of illness?  Can we use that to target you further?

VPNs take one major piece of the puzzle out of action for those watching and listening.  Location is everything in their business, and a VPN cloaks your location completely.  They will never be able to tie it all together, even if they are able to pick up snippets of your trail.  Take away location and you take away everything.  That’s why the crooks like it.  It does law enforcement no good to find out that someone bought some drugs online but they traced it down to India.  While you are not doing anything illegal on your VPN, it still offers you the same protection that makes those on the wrong side of the law seek it out.

So What Does Common Sense Conspiracy Recommend?

Well, as we said before, no one here at the CSC would log in to this website remotely without having a VPN in place, and we have our preferences.  Make no bones about it.  The CSC does advocate Surfshark.  We are an affiliate to them, which means that if you sign up with our banners and links, we get a little thrown back our way.  We didn’t sell out to them.  We like them.  We honestly believe this is the greatest VPN service.  We say that from the place of a consumer that needed a product.

Surfshark has good rates and great performance.  No one wants to sacrifice all their wonderful Internet speed that they pay good money for just to cloak themselves with a VPN.  Surfshark makes sure you won’t see performance issues while staying safe online.  Their rates are some of the best across the industry, and they offer different subscription lengths to fit every need.

Surfshark understands the customer load it has and they expand when they need to.  Currently, they have 500 servers spread out across 50 countries.  Every continent but Antarctica.  And no one would believe you were in Antarctica anyway.  That’s pretty impressive coverage and variety no matter where on the Earth you currently reside or where you plan on going while using their VPN service.

Surfshark also has great customer service.  They are available literally all the time and even have cool internet chat help if you aren’t real keen on talking on the phone.

The Verdict — Protect Yourself and Your Privacy

Get a VPN and use it.  It’s that simple.  We recommend Surfshark, but more importantly, we recommend that you use some VPN.  Do yourself a favor and make this happen today.  You can’t put a price on peace of mind.

Live Birth Abortion is On the Table — America Enters New Stage of Radicalization

The debate about abortion is something that frequently makes the rounds in American politics.  Despite being basically decided in the 1970s in Roe vs Wade, not a Presidential election goes by that abortion doesn’t somehow find its way into being a viable political issue.

Common Sense Conspiracy has always been of the opinion that this was an issue that was only opened up to divide America.  Much like gay marriage now, there really shouldn’t be a reason for this to be an issue anymore.  The bottom line is that it has been decided by the Supreme Court and it no longer should matter what any political candidate in any phase of government thinks.  It was our judgment of the situation, and it was sound based on the facts.

Well, yowzers… the game is changing.  The abortion debate is changing before our eyes, and it is going to places we would never have imagined.

The concept that legalizing abortion after birth would even be discussed would seem so foreign a few years ago that it would be a punchline or a sarcastic comeback (why not just raise the abortion date to 5 years old wink wink?).  Here we are though.  This is being thrown out there as a real thing now, and it’s not getting politicians laughed off of the stage.

We are witnessing a new radicalization in the Democratic Party that is a real gamechanger.  This isn’t just about division for the purpose of control anymore.  This goes to the next level.

Is America really that radical?  Are we celebrating live birth abortions now?  Is the left and the right, who we at Common Sense Conspiracy preach and preach are one and the same, splintering before our eyes?

Will killing live babies spark a new civil war?

We don’t know the answers, so we’re asking for your help.  Start the discussion in the comments below.

Surviving R. Kelly — Is Lifetime Documentary Really an Illuminati Destruction Job?

There are many people in conspiracy circles who believe that Michael Jackson’s accusations of improper relationships with children were nothing more than the Illuminati trying to destroy his name that they had helped build.   Many of Jackson’s accusers eventually admitted that they were not true, which only fueled the fire.  Of course, his untimely death also added to the speculation.  Now, in light of the documentary aired by Lifetime recently about musician R. Kelly, many are asking the same question.

Let’s start out with some background.  The documentary has really stirred up everyone especially in the age of social media.  Make no mistake.  This is not new news.  The whisperings about R. Kelly’s exploits have been around for decades now, and everyone remembers the infamous Dave Chappelle comedy skit that made fun of some of the more unusual kinks of the man.  Of course, Kelly has always denied the accusations, but much like Bill Cosby and other instances like this, the sheer overwhelming number of accusers with strikingly similar accounts just seems to difficult to manufacture.  It’s the old “where there is smoke there is fire” mantra.  It’s hard to believe that a conspiracy could exist so grand that this many people showed up with the same story.

R. Kelly has had a very successful music career, not just as a leading artist, but also as a producer and songwriter.  Rumors of Illuminati ties have circulated in conspiracy circles for years.  If you believe in such things, R. Kelly seems a prime candidate for involvement with an organization such as this.  So, the idea that all of this negative publicity could be some sort of Illuminati smear campaign is a natural next conclusion.

What does the CSC think?  Well, it seems to us that it’s more likely that the documentary is causing so much of a disturbance because of the timing of it.  With the #MeToo movement that has taken hold over the last couple of years and then high-profile cases like that of Bill Cosby and the meanderings of Louis C.K., it could be that people are finally ready to hear these accusations about R. Kelly and give them some real consideration where they were previously just ignored or waved off as one-off incidents.

On top of that, it’s hard to believe the Illuminati would have a lot of beef with Kelly at this point anyhow.  While he is a hugely successful figure in the popular music landscape, he hasn’t enjoyed any major chart success  in years.  His influence right now is probably not on the level that the Illuminati would be very concerned, and there has been no public record of him saying or doing anything that the Illuminati would particularly take issue with.

The bottom line is that while it’s an interesting hypothesis, the most likely scenario here is that R. Kelly’s past is coming back to haunt him and this documentary is taking advantage of a social climate that is much more receptive to this than it may have been five or ten years ago.  Right or wrong, the damage is certainly done.  People of all walks of life are calling for R. Kelly to face the music.  If he is able to overcome this somehow, he may very well need the help of his old friends in the Illuminati to survive.  The title of the documentary refers to his victims, but the title may very well be a good fit for the artist himself.

Below we have a video from a YouTuber that feels strongly that the Illuminati did target R. Kelly. Who knows? It’s healthy to listen to both sides of the story.

The How hard did aging hit you challenge conspiracy — photo update time?


Anytime there is a viral anything on the Internet, we here at Common Sense Conspiracy can expect a few emails or messages about whether there is some sort of conspiracy involved. After all, people in conspiracy circles can be a tad bit paranoid at times, and when they see almost everyone biting on something hard, they start to wonder just what it all means in the big picture.

There have been dozens of these over the years. Remember the cinnamon challenge? The ice bucket challenge? That weird dress where everyone just had to let you know what color they see it as. Yes, the list goes on and on. For 2019, we are starting out with something called “The How Hard Did Aging Hit You Challenge.”

It’s catching fire on social media as we speak, and no doubt within hours, you are going to see tons of friends, co-workers and relatives taking to Facebook or their social media drug of choice to post before-and-after style pictures of them several years ago versus now. Like most of these challenges, you can look high and low, but you will never figure out just where this started. Viral things on the Internet are almost always like that. It just takes off and no one really knows whose brainchild they are partaking in. So, many of our loyal readers suggest that maybe it all starts with your favorite uncle — Uncle Sam. That’s right, a lot of people think the How Hard Did Aging Hit You Challenge may have been sanctioned by the government.

But why? What possibly could be the reason for the government to want to start a movement like this? That’s an easy one. See, facial recognition is all the rage in the cyber-security world these days. Turn on any of your favorite CSI-style shows and you’ll see FBI or other agencies using cameras everywhere to scan faces and see who is going where in seconds.

The real world is not as easy. Yes, they have the technology. We know that just by looking around. Facebook has long identified faces and put them with names, albeit with help from their amazing base of users. No doubt the NSA, FBI, and CIA are using facial recognition more and more as the years go by. However, did you ever think about how these databases get populated?

Driver license photographs and mugshots when someone finds themselves on the wrong side of the law are a big chunk of it, no doubt. These standard kind of photographs don’t work that well for facial recognition though. How many times out in the subway are you posing exactly like your driver license picture, or worse yet, your mugshot from a night that turned wrong? We’re guessing not that many. And these don’t get updated for years at a time if they get updated at all.

So, how do you keep a vast database for facial recognition updated all the time? You scour places where people like to put pictures of themselves. Over and over again. Over periods of years. You scour Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, the web for blog pages, high school yearbooks, you name it. The selfie movement helped the government out big time, but how could you make it catch fire again and get everyone to willingly provide you with some pictures showing how they have aged over the years? They even enjoy it. They laugh about it and pass it around to their friends and family.

Is the How Hard Did Aging Hit You Challenge a massive conspiracy? We can’t know for sure. Think about this though. Even if the government had absolutely nothing to do with this viral challenge and it was all the brainchild of someone completely innocent who just thought it was interesting to get people to post pictures of themselves in the past and now, can you imagine for one second that someone in the government hasn’t at the very least thought this a fortuitous turn of events?

It may not be a conspiracy and it may be. The outcome is the same. There is a 100% chance that the government is watching this challenge and using it to increase the accuracy of its facial recognition software. Will you be a willing participant or will you resist the viral movement?

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