Coronavirus Crisis Inches United States Toward Martial Law Declaration

Can you hear that drum beating?  It’s not the drum of civil unrest or war, like many of us expected.  This is the drum of the coronavirus, and each day we are watching the United States of America inch closer and closer toward a day that many in conspiracy circles have been waiting for suspiciously for decades.

After September 11, 2001, many thought it wouldn’t be long.  Then the brutal hurricanes that are now synonymous with that decade.  Then, the Obama years where many thought the New World Order was firmly in control and chaos would give way to the announcement soon.  However, in March of 2020, it is the coronavirus, COVID-19, that many are looking to as the final completion of the mission.

Why would the government even want martial law?  That’s an easy one.  Martial law is a suspension of liberties, and during it, the government can do pretty much anything that it wants.  This would be the easiest way to get Americans to give up their guns, their freedoms, their property, and their money without much of a fight.  For years, though, it was the American spirit that made such a declaration so difficult for the government.  COVID-19 changed all that.  Americans are now putty in the government’s fingers.

We are not saying that this is not bad.  It is.  We are not saying that it is necessarily being exaggerated.  It may be that this is not the case.  What we at the CSC are saying is that the general public in the United States of America has already given up a lot without really seeing the disaster that has been promised.  The number of deaths from the coronavirus may end up in the millions, but it isn’t right now.  As of this writing, it is around four hundred.  Yet, people are giving up normal liberties left and right.  There are entire metropolitan areas on “lockdown.”  Regardless of how bad this gets, we are witnessing a grand government experiment for the ages.  They want to see how far they can push it, and what really instills the fear that gets Americans to fall into line.

It’s only a matter of time.  COVID-19 probably isn’t the endgame here.  This is not going to usher in the one world government.  However, it is going to give them a blueprint for how to bring it about, and later, it will show its head again if Americans are this willing to give up liberties based on dire predictions without necessarily seeing it thus far.

Will it come as a nationwide lockdown, full-on martial law declaration?  Or will they experiment with a large city or perhaps a state?  It’s hard to say, but this is for certain:  the United States has never teetered this close to a martial law declaration in its history, and the next few weeks are going to be very interesting.

We want to hear your opinions.  Where do we go from here?  Is this virus currently frightening enough to you to accept full-on martial law?  Is it time for people refusing to “social distance” to be shot on sight to save the rest of us?  Are you willing to give up your guns?  Your money?  Your property?

And if not, how many people have to die before you are?  That is what they really need to know.  How bad does it have to be for the most steadfast among us to break?

Now, having said all that, this is not a fear-mongering site.  It is the CSC’s sincere hope that the government continues to act in the public’s best interest and does not use this as some sort of power grab or experiment.  History would dictate otherwise.  There is a saying in Washington that you all have heard before.  Never let a crisis go to waste.  It is doubtful that they will waste this one.

New Retailer Plans for Coronavirus — Helping the Elderly or Targeting the Elderly?

Several retailers are now employing a new tactic in the retail onslaught that is happening because of widespread panic relating to the COVID-19 coronavirus that is sweeping the globe. Conventional wisdom from the results of the virus so far indicate that elderly citizens are much more susceptible not just to contracting the virus but actually being killed by it. So, there has been a lot of communication about keeping these most vulnerable citizens isolated and minimize their chances of exposure.

Despite this conventional wisdom, retailers are now scheduling special times where they only allow senior citizens in the store. While it seems on the surface to be an action with the best of intentions, some enterprising conspiracy theorists are asking questions. Is it wise to invite a herd of senior citizens into a place where everyone that works there has been in constant contact with the overwhelming majority of the general public or hours upon hours over the last several days?

That’s sinister. It’s far-fetched. Why would they want to do that?

And yet here we are. And instead of people questioning their motives, they are receiving accolades from everyone for how caring and considerate they are being.

What do you think? Is this a helpful idea? Or is this putting the most vulnerable at risk?

Also, why not pitch better ideas like grocery delivery to the elderly where they wouldn’t be at risk at all? You could shut down your store for a couple of hours and use the employees to provide a service that might actually help stop the spread of the virus.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Did Sylvia Browne Predict COVID-19 Coronavirus? And What Else Did She Say About It?

As coronavirus fever (pardon the pun) takes over the globe both figuratively and literally, conspiracy theories are flying across the Internet at a dizzying pace.  Fortunately, your friends here at Common Sense Conspiracy are working overtime in quarantine to make sure you hear the newest, greatest theories out there from our trademark common sense perspective.

Sylvia Browne is dead.  However, she is a fairly well-known psychic.  Like a lot of psychics going back all the way to folks like Nostradamus, she generally predicts things in very abstract terms.  She also tends to be wrong a heck of a lot of the time.  Occasionally, she nails it, and then the people get excited.  Over time, she was right just enough to be famous.  Now, one of her predictions in a book she wrote over a decade ago is causing quite a stir on the Internet.  We included some videos from YouTube that are going around about this.

Our take:  well, you can’t fight the facts.  The fact is she did predict this abstractly in one of her books over a decade ago.  Can’t fight that.  Now, on the same page as this prediction she predicted a lot of other abstract things, that may or may not turn out to be true.  That’s the problem with abstract predictions.  It’s hard to tell if they are right or not, because there are no details to fact-check.

It’s entertaining.  If she’s right, the corona virus is going to disappear as quickly as it showed up.  If it doesn’t, I guess we can chalk this up as another one on the wrong side.

Coronavirus and Martial Law — Conspiracy Theories Heating Up

Well, when we launched our article unpacking the latest conspiracy theories about the novel coronavirus that is sweeping the world in an epic pandemic, the conspiracy theories were pretty tame.  Things are heating up, however, and the theories are becoming more far-reaching than ever.  Far-reaching doesn’t necessarily mean untrue.  Don’t misunderstand.

We are seeing some unprecedented cancellations of sporting events that generate millions not just in tickets and concessions but for hotels, travel, dining, and pretty much all sectors of the economy where these events were to be held place.  We have seen the President of the United States ban travel from friendly places in Europe.  And now, people are starting to ask the questions that have to be asked.

What if this is as bad as they say and what if it only gets worse.  What if we see a lockdown like in Italy where 16 million people are basically barred from going on with their normal lives?  And what happens if on Election Day, the nation is on lockdown, or so afraid of the coronavirus that they dare not venture out?

What if Donald Trump declares martial law and remains the President regardless of the election?

These are no longer conspiracy theories, folks.  These are legitimate questions that might come into play if this crisis plays out much longer.

Now, many believe that COVID-19 will decrease in intensity as the weather gets warmer.  We certainly hope they are right about this.  It’s possible that we may be witnessing one of the biggest over-reactions to a crisis in the history of the world.  Or they could be right.  It’s so hard to say.

All we can do right now is watch and learn.  Always taking whatever the media and the government tell us with a grain of salt, but observing nonetheless to try to figure out where this thing is going and what the big picture may look like.

As always, please share your thoughts and concerns in the comments below.

Unpacking the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Conspiracy Theories to Date

If you’re a regular reader here at Common Sense Conspiracy, you know that we don’t report the news.  There are plenty of sources out there for that, and this is not one of our goals.  So, we haven’t had much to say about the worldwide panic growing from the threat of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  However, we do unravel conspiracy theories here on this site and try to look at the facts with a common sense approach (hence the name).  So, due to a barrage of misinformation out there on the Internet as well as many concerned readers who have written us asking about theories that are gaining steam, it is time for us to unpack some of the latest conspiracy theories regarding the virus and whether any of them hold water.

The Weapon Theory

It’s pretty much recognized as fact that COVID-19 originated in China in the city of Wuhan back in December of 2019.  Now, the United States’ relationship with China has been a little strained here of late with Donald Trump’s policies leading some to even refer to the current state of affairs as a “trade war.”

Because of this perceived animosity between China and the United States, some out there in the conspiracy world have come up with the concept that China created the coronavirus on purpose in order to create a global pandemic that would eventually wreak havoc on the United States.  It also would make Trump look bad in an election year and cause economic problems worldwide.  According to this theory, the virus was unleashed on Wuhan to see how it would spread, and China already knows how to stop the virus for its own people once the experiment is over.

This theory is interesting, but it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.  After all, the United States has yet to seriously feel the heat of the pandemic.  Italy and Iran have taken much bigger hits than the West.  So, if China did do this to get back at Donald Trump over trade issues, they really are not worrying very much about collateral damage, which may end up being the whole world before its over.  Furthermore, it doesn’t seem like China is having much luck stopping the virus now that it has started, so that shoots down the weaponization theory.  Interesting, but not a lot to back up the theory when you look at basic facts.

The Government Already Has the Cure

We are hearing this one already, and we are not surprised.  Anytime there is an outbreak of something new like this, there is always a conspiracy theory that the government can already cure it but is instead letting the virus run rampant to thin the population.

While we at the CSC don’t debate for one second that many governments in the world would not hesitate to do this, there once again is just no evidence to support this theory.  After all, COVID-19 is sporting a 2% mortality rate.  This means that if 100 people get the virus, 2 will die on average.  That is not as intimidating as other viruses out there with much higher rates, and it would take millions upon millions of cases for the deaths to really make a dent in the population.  Actually, there are more births to offset than deaths at that rate, so it would not accomplish much if that was the intention.

Put simply, if the government is allowing this to happen on purpose to thin the population, then they really picked a terrible virus to do it with.

Politics, Politics, Politics

Finally, a theory with some teeth.  It’s election year folks, and the Democratic political party in the United States is struggling to figure out how to go against Donald Trump.  He is crass, silly on Twitter, and a bully, but the economy is screaming and unemployment rates in America are at all-time lows, even for minority groups.  It’s hard to run against an incumbent when things like the economy seem to be going pretty well, so Democrats need something to latch on to.  The coronavirus may be it.

Ever since the coronavirus started to become a major news story, the mainstream media has been working overtime to question Trump’s reaction while also beating the drum to cause panic over the virus even before it is warranted.  Is the media overstating the threat here to cause panic and make Donald Trump look bad on the international stage?

You betcha.  This theory is right on the money.  Now, we are not necessarily saying that COVID-19 is going to fizzle out and lose steam after a while and will stop short of being this global pandemic that the mainstream media seems to be salivating for.  It might be that bad.  We’re just saying that right now, the mainstream media is going to say that whether it’s true or not.  That’s the problem with the mainstream media in general.  They are always pushing some agenda, so it’s hard to know if what they are dishing out is the truth or not.

So there you have it.  Three coronavirus conspiracy theories analyzed.  Two quickly thrown out due to no supportive evidence.  And one slam dunk conspiracy that you need only turn on your television set to any news channel to see the proof.  It remains to be seen just how bad the coronavirus pandemic will be in the long run, but for now, don’t believe everything you hear.

Michael Bloomberg Wants Hillary Clinton as VP — The Clinton Body Bags Will Get Bigger

Michael Bloomberg is pulling out all the stops financially to try to buy his way into the Democratic nomination for the 2020 election. It seems to be working. Despite not having graced a debate stage yet, Bloomberg is polling well and even made a splash in early primary activity. His advertising blitz is one of the biggest ever seen in American politics. You can’t hardly watch a YouTube video or a television program without seeing one of his ads, and he has a lot of popular cultural figures that are working overtime to push his candidacy over the top.

The Clintons don’t hold grudges. They eliminate them.

Today, Bloomberg is making even more headlines by announcing a certain person he is considering to be his running mate if he is indeed the candidate. A lot of Bloomberg’s appeal is that he is a more moderate alternative to the ultra-progressive candidates dominating the primary process so far. That means folks like Bernie Sanders, who many call an outright socialist, and Elizabeth Warren, another candidate that is definitely slanted to the left. Still, he is seen as a formidable opponent to Donald Trump, perhaps the only one in the field that could possibly take him down. So, to sweeten the deal as the “moderate” he is now saying that he would seriously consider Hillary Clinton as a running mate if he wins the nomination.
Normally, that would seem like a real powerplay, but to a lot of people that like the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren types, Hillary again is about the last thing they want to say. Still, Hillary won the popular vote in the 2016 election and it would definitely solidify their bid to defeat the incumbent.
But what if they win?
Hillary Clinton as Vice President? Sure, she would probably take it, and might even make a pretty good choice for that. However, with all we know about the Clintons over the years, that would be one might great leap of faith for Bloomberg. People have died on behalf of the Clintons for decades. Would they be able to resist a position where only one person stands between her and an automatic ascension to the presidency?

Tread lightly, Mr. Bloomberg. Epstein didn’t kill himself. Federal prison was not enough to protect him. Who is to say that the White House could stop them either?

Coronavirus Right on Time for Big Tobacco and Company — Coincidence?

Major news outlets are reporting a very interesting story about how it turns out that good old tobacco actually is instrumental in finding a way to stop the coronavirus outbreak that so far has killed over a thousand people in China.

It’s not completely new information.  There are stories about tobacco being beneficial in developing vaccines for the flu in other years, but this one is really right on time for tobacco companies.  Right on the heels of sweeping legislation that raised the age to legally purchase tobacco products from nineteen to twenty-one in the United States, this could be just the feel-good moment that Big Tobacco needs to get a little positivity going in the mainstream media and in their bank accounts.

Out there in the conspiracy world, there are whispers that maybe these two convenient events are connected.  Could Big Tobacco somehow be in league with pharmaceutical industries to manufacture a crisis like this just so they can be the hero to step in and save the day?

Honestly, there is little evidence to support such a farfetched theory.  It’s true.  We need a little more to go on than that.  Having said that, before you dismiss any and all conspiracy theories about this, think about the history of tobacco in America.  It’s certainly not outside the moral compass of Big Tobacco to do such a thing, that’s for sure.  What do you think?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

 

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