The Bilderberg Group is a frequent target of conspiracy theorists in our current era, usually related to the circumstances surrounding the proposed New World Order. It’s surprising how many people are completely unaware of this group of super-elitists that meet under the shroud of almost impenetrable secrecy once a year to supposedly set the policies that will guide the world for the upcoming year and years.
The Bilderberg Group acquired its name from the Hotel de Bilderberg where it held its first meeting in 1954. The group was initially formed to bridge differences between Europe and North American sentiments following the conclusion of World War II. In the history books of Americans, the United States is portrayed as a hero for its role in ending the conflict, but this is just a by-product of the patriotism and disinformation that the U.S. government is now famous for. The reality was that there was a tremendous amount of anti-American sentiment existing in Western Europe after World War II that stemmed from many different sources. The final blows of the war didn’t help things either. The United States’ decision to unleash atomic bombs on Japan left most of our European allies unsure about America’s role as a world superpower in the years following. The first Bilderberg meeting was held to unite leaders and persons of influence from Europe and America to forge a plan to promote what is known as Atlanticism. That refers to the Atlantic Ocean, of course, which separates the Americas from Europe. The idea was to boost a sense of unity between the Americas and Europe, not just at a social level, but at all levels, including politics, economics, and military defense tactics. It could be said simply that this was the birth of the concept of the New World Order. Continue reading The Bilderberg Group→
Any conspiracy theory buff has surely heard of the New World Order, an umbrella term for the general concept that a small group of ultra-powerful elitists are slowly but surely scheming to rule the world completely. Sounds like an Austin Powers movie gone a muck, doesn’t it? Like most prevalent conspiracy theories examined at Common Sense Conspiracy, the New World Order starts out as a fairly cohesive sounding theory, but some sites on the web take it to the next level of incredible weirdness and nonsense. So, as usual, we will be investigating these theories and filtering through the bullshit so that you, our loyal readers, can form your own opinions with data that is based on facts instead of fiction.
Behind the New World Order theory is a collection of very secretive organizations that have been accused of having a globalist agenda. That means, put simply, they want to unite the whole world under one flag. Theirs. Like the bad guy in every i’m-gonna-take-over-the-world story or film, the elite, with their online criminal justice degree or even just higher education, believe that what they are trying to propagate is for the good of all of humanity. As a matter of fact, assembling the New World Order effectively would be the greatest achievement of human history. These things don’t happen overnight; the institution of the NWO is supposedly slow, spanning decades, and methodical. Many other mainstream conspiracy theories fall under the NWO moniker. For example, the September 11th “terrorist” attacks being a false-flag operation also fits into the NWO’s globalist agenda. In the aftermath of the chaos and confusion surrounding the attacks, the United States government was able to pass sweeping laws (like the Patriot Act) that gives them the most privacy-intrusive capabilities ever experienced in American history. Under normal circumstances, the American people would have never conceded these everyday freedoms, but against the backdrop of September 11, Americans were willing to give up almost anything to see the perpetrators brought to justice and to prevent future attacks. The idea that the NWO needs this kind of cooperation to come into being is the heart of the conspiracy theories’ speculation that the American government either purposely brought about the tragedy or at least had foreknowledge of it and chose to let it happen.
The effects of September 11th did not stop at the United States’ borders. Across Europe the panic was felt just as much. Then, the subway bombings in Britain erupted to cause even more hysteria. The results: Britain has an unprecedented amount of security cameras across the country. Almost anything that happens in a public place is videotaped. Once again, this might have been seen as overly intrusive in years past, but in the new age of terror, the British grudgingly allowed there privacy to be compromised more and more.
The secrecy of the elite groups that are accused of being at the heart of the New World Order conspiracy doesn’t help stop the rampant speculation. Organizations like Skull and Bones, the Bilderberg group, and the Club of Rome continually yield high-powered chiefs of state and financial behemoths. They conduct their business in a dark shroud of secrecy and security and sometimes they don’t even acknowledge their own existence. The origins of this globalist agenda can be traced to ominous historical societies like the Freemasons and the Illuminati. Put simply, these groups may very well represent a modern-day equivalent of these ancient power brokers.
At Common Sense Conspiracy, the New World Order is one of the conspiracy theories that we lend the most credence too. We are especially fascinated with the Bilderberg group as one of the most likely participants in the globalist agenda. The founders of Common Sense Conspiracy were so fascinated with Bilderberg’s involvement in the New World Order that they wrote a fictional book taking readers inside this exclusive organization and what would happen if the organization itself could be held hostage. The book, Crisis Point, will soon be available in several electronic formats as well as printed form. We will keep you posted as we finalize the novel for publication. In the meantime, we will be examining many of these organizations in this section, looking at the many theories with an eye towards discerning fact from fiction. While Bilderberg is particularly interesting to us, we will look at all the other possible organizations as well and consider all possibilities. We will also tackle some of the crazier theories (in our opinion, anyway) which go from an elite conspiracy to control the world to extraterrestrials returning to Earth to take back what was originally theirs.
Therein lies the problem that Common Sense Conspiracy wants to help the community out with. These theories can have a lot of credibility, and then somebody goes off the deep end and starts talking about aliens, time travel, and UFO’s. Next thing you know, the whole theory sounds like a crackpot, even though some of its foundations were very much legitimate. Not that we won’t discuss aliens, time travel, and UFO’s in other sections, but tying these sorts of things into the New World Order seems ridiculous at best. But, we will dutifully provide the facts.
At Common Sense Conspiracy, it’s fair to say that we have reported on the panic surrounding the Elenin comet with some disdain. As the theories seem to grow and get more and more ridiculous in nature, it became easier to dismiss it as a foolish notion probably conceived by aluminum foil-wearing maniacs. After looking at the facts objectively over the last several days, we determined that most of the Elenin paranoia is probably unfounded. The reason for this is there just simply isn’t enough factual data to tie it all up into a nice bow, and then the merging of Elenin with other conspiracy standbys, like Nostradamus predictions and the complete insanity surrounding the Nibiru planet, only took away from its credibility. However, our mission statement here is to present the facts and let you decide for yourself, and some new developments have to be reported.
On September 16, 2011, which is tomorrow for me as I write this article, the comet Elenin will reach a
state of alignment between the Earth, the planet Saturn, and the sun. What does this mean? As usual, it depends on who you ask, but one of the main effects that almost all of the theories about Elenin agree on is that these alignments cause earthquakes, in some cases, massive ones. Now this is where the inconsistency in data comes in. Do a quick search for Elenin on the net, and temporarily ignore Common Sense Conspiracy, where you know you will get only facts. Visit a few sites that claim to explain this phenomenon and then come back here and exchange results. What we found was that the information across the web is terribly, horrifically inconsistent. For example, one site is trying to create panic for tomorrow because it is the first planetary alignment of the comet Elenin. Cue the scary music here, but if you really stop and think about it, how can this be possible? The comet Elenin has been around for thousands of years and this is not the first time it has aligned between the planets, our Earth, and the sun. As a matter of fact, another website, The Elenin Timeline, actually breaks down each planetary alignment, dating all the way back to 2004. According to this site, not only have there been plenty of alignments, but almost every possible configuration you can think of is documented. They even document the phase of the moon here, insinuating that a full moon during an alignment can have even graver consequences for our tectonic plates. Continue reading Earthquakes Rock Three Continents Ahead of Elenin Alignment→
In light of the recent backlash rapper Soulja Boy encountered after allowing a song to leak on the Internet that featured some less-than-flattering lyrics about the United States Armed Forces, we at Common Sense Conspiracy feel moved to comment on the relationship between what this site, and others like it, is all about and the men and women of the military going about their dangerous business each day overseas. Granted, it’s hard for a reasonable person to really get behind what Soulja Boy had to say in the song “Let’s Be Real.” After all, lines like “F–k all the Army troops/b**tch, be your own man” are somewhat indefensible. After hearing from a few real soulja’s that were not impressed, Soulja Boy subsequently issued an apology that seemed genuine enough. He invoked his frustration with the wars we’ve been fighting as the inspiration for his lyrical tirade and said that he never meant to insult the troops. Okay, so looking at the lyrics above, it’s a hard sell, but at least the man had enough decency to apologize.
So what does this have to do with Common Sense Conspiracy, you say? Nothing especially, but it brings to mind a point that needs to be made as we continue to delve more and more into some of the popular, and not so popular, conspiracy theories being tossed around the web right now. Let’s face the facts; government and conspiracy go hand-in-hand. Many of the theories we will be examining here involve the government having sinister intentions for their operations, covering up the truth, and trying to promote a new social order which promises “freedom” while supplanting it with “control.” The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and now the ongoing situation in Libya as well are thought by many to have been manufactured by our government for different reasons. These kinds of sentiments are nothing new in American history; conspiracy theories can be traced back all the way to the Civil War right up to present day.
The point we want to make here is simple. We believe that the American people have every right to have a problem with what their government is doing. That right is kind of what the whole country was based on originally anyhow. We also believe that there is not only a right, but a need for Americans to investigate, dig deeper, and seek the truth about what is happening in the world around them. However, we want to make it abundantly clear to our readers that Common Sense Conspiracy may have issues with the wars that our country has found itself in, but we never for one second waver in our support of our troops. Whatever our convictions about the reasons for war and military action, our troops are there in our stead, representing not only our government but each and every one of us, and the dangers they face day-to-day are, for most of us, unimaginable. So, let’s all remember that our American soldiers theoretically fight so that we can discuss these very issues in peace, and we must never forget them.
For the record, another lyric in the song “Let’s Be Real” goes: “F–k the FBI.”