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America, Dr. Fauci, and the Definition of Insanity — COVID-19 on the Rise

Well, it shouldn’t be a surprise, right?  For the entire summer, we were warned by health experts and the mainstream media that a second wave of COVID-19 was just around the corner and going to have our entire nation in its grips in no time at all.  That appears to be happening now as daily cases are on the rise like never before in the pandemic.

For months and months, Fauci has preached the “big three.” Well, when are we going to see results?

The response of the scientists like Dr. Fauci who have decades of experience on these sorts of things:  let’s keep doing the same.

Now that’s not how they describe it.  The undertone in the media and in every interview that people like Dr. Fauci give is that the American people are to blame because they are just too doggone stubborn to do the three things they have been begged for months now to do.  You know them, you hear them eighty-five times each day.  Wash your hands.  Wear your mask.  Social distance.  Well, today Common Sense Conspiracy wants to ask a a question of the scientists.  Have they ever actually learned about the scientific method?  Has Dr. Fauci ever been familiar with the definition of insanity?

It’s easy to put the blame on lazy, selfish Americans, but the truth is that the overwhelming majority of the nation is doing these things.  They are following the mantras, washing their hands until their skin is peeling off, casting suspicious stares at strangers and friends alike anywhere near their six-foot bubble, and wearing cloth coverings on their face.  While President-elect Joe Biden talks about nationwide mask mandates, the reality is that most states already have this.  The solutions they are proposing to stop the spread of coronavirus simply haven’t worked, at least not nearly enough.

The definition of insanity is simple.  It’s doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to get different results.  The advice Americans are being given to stop the spread of coronavirus is the definition of insanity.

We’re not saying that any American should stop doing any of the “Big Three.”  I don’t think anyone in America debates that washing your hands is a good way to avoid getting or spreading any virus, much less COVID-19.  I don’t think anyone in America debates that keeping a physical distance from others is a pretty good way to help your chances too.  Many do debate whether wearing a piece of fabric on your face helps, but hey, most people are doing it anyway.  We’re not saying that these things aren’t helping.  We’re saying that it’s not enough, and at some point we should hold our leaders and the so-called experts accountable for not having more to say.

While there is some debate whether Einstein actually said this, the message still resonates.

When I hear Dr. Fauci talking about these big three things we must do, I wonder what his real opinion is off-camera.  He must know by now that most everyone is doing this.  Look to the wider world also.  While America has taken more than its share of COVID-19 it would seem, the rest of the world is struggling too, and a lot of the countries that are struggling were less resistant to mask wearing than Americans were.  It’s easy to blame things on stubborn Americans and Donald Trump, but that explanation runs out of steam once you cross the oceans in either direction.

So, is Common Sense Conspiracy advocating stringent shutdowns to stop coronavirus?  We’re not advocating anything, but what we are saying is that continuing to indicate that these three measures are the key while the pandemic rages out of control in the background is not fair to anyone at this point.  Yes, wash your hands, for sure, but is this going to save the day?  It’s clear that it’s not.

In the scientific method, there comes a point where the hypothesis gets tested and then adjustments are made.  The data is in, and it is in overwhelmingly all over the world.  The big three helps, but it will never control the pandemic.  So, are experts basically throwing in the towel and saying there’s nothing we can do but let it rage while we wait on a workable vaccine?  Okay, then tell us that.  Stop acting like it’s everyone’s fault this is happening.  And stop acting like if just a few more pesky Americans would wash their hands a couple of times and wear a sliver of their underwear on their face, everything would be okay.

We’re not buying it.  What do you think?  Are Americans and people worldwide just not following Dr. Fauci’s rules and that’s our whole problem?  Or is the scientific community simply at a loss what more to do but wait on a vaccine?  As always, we want to hear you thoughts in the comments below.

How Do You Simulate Passing Time When Vouching for the Safety of a Vaccine in Development?

The title says it all about where we are going here.  As you probably know, the company Pfizer has announced that it is very, very close to having a coronavirus vaccine that is expected to be 90% effective.  They are now doing a final analysis to verify that the vaccine is safe before asking the FDA for emergency approval.

Okay, kids, who wants to be first?

Despite the ongoing pandemic getting worse by the minute, there have already been multiple studies that conclude that a large amount of Americans are skeptical of the “warp speed” process by which this has all taken place.  Put simply, no one is all that excited about being the first to take a vaccine hot off the press developed in a highly-politicized climate with emergency authorization, which by its very title indicates that it is not given the full vetting that it would be in a normal situation.

Common Sense Conspiracy isn’t trying to convince you to not take the vaccine.  If you think that is a good choice for you, by all means, get on the list at the first.  We are just asking some questions about how exactly these good people that stand to make billions off of coronavirus vaccine arrive at these conclusions.

As we said in the title, how can anyone know what will happen six months down the road?  A year?  Ten years?  You don’t, because no matter what they tell you, they cannot simulate the passing of time in any of their experiments.  It just isn’t possible.  So, yeah, they think it’s safe, and they have done as much due diligence as they can, given the circumstances, but they can never say with any real certainty that it is safe.

The irony here is that never mind the millions of Americans skeptical of the vaccine.  They are giving it out to one group whether they want it or not, and that is doctors and nurses on the front line.  I mean, it’s the right thing to do.  They need an effective vaccine more than anyone.  But how ironic that you give a vaccine that you are not sure is safe to the people that you can’t afford to lose first.

We’re sure it will be fine, but man, that’s not a good way to do business.

What do you think?  Would you take the vaccine on the first run?  Why or why not?  We want to hear what you think in the comments below.

Conspiracy Theories Abound as President Trump and First Lady Test Positive for COVID-19

With the 2020 election sprinting toward the finish line, many were wondering what this year’s “October surprise” might be.  Well, they didn’t have to wait long, because just one day into October, we have the news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have both tested positive for COVID-19.

This is Common Sense Conspiracy, and we are not a news site.  You can find out the who-what-when-where from any number of sites out there, from the mainstream media on down, so we aren’t going to waste our time talking about the circumstances leading up to this diagnosis.  We’re here to talk conspiracies, and as you may well imagine, they are running rampant right now in our circles.

There are three schools of thought here and we are going to take a look at each one.

They Were Infected on Purpose

Now bear with us, because this theory takes a winding road that you may not immediately expect.  The first thing you think is that somehow the Democratic Party was able to get Trump infected.  Why would this help them?  That’s an easy one.  It effectively grounds his campaign rallies and ground game in the critical final stretch of the election just around the corner.  It has been widely reported that Trump’s staff was using these rallies as a means to sign up newly interested voters, and they were signing them up at a dizzying rate.  With Trump no doubt planning a blitzkrieg of these rallies over the next few weeks, this deals a pretty substantial blow to the President’s campaign strategy.

How could the Democratic Party insure that Trump would be infected with coronavirus?  Easier than you might think.  After all, the Trump administration isn’t exactly known for rigorous protocols to protect against this sort of thing.  Since the current theory is that the President was infected by Hope Hicks, the strategy may have been to get her sick and then let nature take its course.  Donald Trump may be 74 years old, but he never missed an opportunity to be as close to Ms. Hicks as he could be, and there are numerous photos of him with his arm around her and the like.  You want to get Trump infected with COVID-19 for sure?  Get a pretty girl infected that is close to him and send her on her way to do the deed for you.

They Were Infected on Purpose (Part 2)

There’s a whole different side to this theory, however.  What if President Trump decided to get infected on purpose?  It sounds crazy at first, but think about it.  There’s a sympathy factor here.  Then, it could completely validate some of his outlandish theories about various therapeutics.  Imagine if Trump beats COVID-19 quickly with any of the remedies he has recommended in the past?  Believe it or not, there are benefits to Trump coming down with the virus at this juncture.  It’s probably not the most likely scenario, but it’s certainly possible.

A Convenient Coincidence

Yes, you can’t harp on the conspiracy theories without at least recognizing the possibility that it’s all nonsense and this all happened by coincidence.  Trump, surrounded by all of these people all the time, just happens to finally contract COVID-19 at this point in the campaign.  As earlier pointed out, Trump isn’t known for his precautions.  It’s certainly possible that the lax way he went about things has resulted in him now contracting the potentially deadly virus.

For those of us that prefer the conspiratorial side of things, there are still some questions to ask.  A lot will be made of when Trump’s people knew about Hope Hicks and what precautions were taken.  Trump still traveled to his fundraising event after apparently knowing that he may have been exposed.  One problem in the official account of things is timing.  After Hope Hicks’ diagnosis went mainstream, Trump was going to get tested, but there was significant gap in time between the test and the results.  Everyone has heard the bragging from Trump and everyone else involved with the administration about rapid testing that takes place constantly among the President’s staff.  Why did it take hours to find out that Trump and his wife were positive?  Or did they know in minutes but were planning how to handle the aftermath?  And was Hope Hicks’ diagnosis never supposed to go mainstream so Trump could just continue as normal, secretly knowing that he had COVID-19?

The possibilities are endless,  and  the speculation is only beginning this morning.  It will be a wild couple of weeks as more facts come to light and we see if either Trump or the First Lady show any severe symptoms.  Check back with us for more updates.  As always, we want to hear what you think in the comments below.

 

Dr. Stella Immanuel Reveals COVID-19 Cure — She Also Believes in a Lot of Conspiracies

A group of doctors stormed Washington trying to dispel fear mongering related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 that has ravaged the country and become a divisive political lightning rod in recent weeks.  One doctor in particular, Dr. Stella Immanuel, made really big waves with her outright revelation that all this is silliness because the cure has been right in front of our preferably unmasked faces all along.

Dr. Immanuel insists that hydroxychloroquine, the controversial drug that Donald Trump heralded as a quick fix for COVID-19 a few months back, does indeed cure the virus, and so effectively in fact that at her practice, they don’t even worry about wearing high-quality masks because the drug virtually eliminates the virus from circulating.

Her speech became super-viral (no pun intended) when Donald Trump Jr. and the President himself started retweeting the video, recognizing it as even more proof of what Mr. Trump has been saying all along.  After all, Trump has even went as far as to insist that he himself takes hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure.

Mind you, this is all in stark contrast to the opinions of many in the mainstream media and the FDA, who just recently pulled the plug on the drug saying there is absolutely no evidence that it has any effect on coronavirus whatsoever.

The mainstream media wasted no time discrediting Immanuel with all hands on deck.  Now, it is coming to light the good doctor believes in some conspiracy theories that, well, a lot of our readers tend to be interested in as well.  She even believes in reptilian leaders and that there is a vaccine being developed to eliminate religion.  She may even be one of our loyal readers here at the CSC for all we know, so hopefully she’s getting good, reliable information to feed her curiosity.  In any case, she is already being banished from social media (not just the speech, but her entire presence) for spreading “disinformation” and now she says there is an effort going on to have her medical license taken from her because she believes in hydroxychloroquine.  And she really believes in it, saying out flat that there is no reason to wear masks when we have a cure right here that is readily available.

What do you think?  Is Dr. Immanuel nuts?  Or the real deal?  Would you take hydroxycholorquine if you thought it would protect you from the virus?  We want to hear what you think in the comments below.  We have posted the video below, but these video links are being taken down just as fast as they come up because there are many that wish to silence this talk as quickly as possible.  We are working on a way to get the video up permanently on our site without having to rely on links in the next couple of days.

Unsolicited Seeds Arriving Via Mail All Over the United States

In a story that could only happen in the year 2020, there are increasing reports of unsolicited seeds being mailed to people all over the United States.

2020 not crazy enough for you?

Yes, that’s what we said.  Seeds.  Not illegal plants, either.  Just seemingly ordinary seeds in ziploc bags, mostly from addresses in China.

What’s up with that?  There are a lot of theories.  Some believe it is an elaborate plot to get people to plant seeds in the United States that will choke out other plants and damage the food supply chain.  Hard to believe enough people would follow through and plant the seeds to make that a real possibility, but hey, you never know.

The video below has some good information about what this might be all about and the effects it could have if it were to be successful.  What do you think?  Is this an elaborate conspiracy based in China?  Or just a set of unusual coincidences?  Well, the United States Department of Agriculture is taking it seriously, formally recommending that these mysterious packages not be opened or used, and they should be reported upon arrival.

Conspiracy Unmasked — Dr. Fauci’s Mask Habits At Nationals Game Causes Much Speculation

You all know the story by now.  Don’t wear a mask.  Wear a mask.  Wear a mask maybe.  Wear a mask sometimes.  Wear a mask everywhere.

Many Americans have been troubled by the wide inconsistencies in advice from health professionals about what to do to slow the spread of COVID-19, and no other figure has become more of a gas-lighter for this frustration than Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci became the face of coronavirus in the United States and really worldwide during the opening weeks of the crisis, but now he has found himself buried by President Donald Trump who has labeled him an “alarmist.”  Still, Fauci has continued to do his part, as he sees it, in the fight against COVID-19, and that has included emphatic support for face coverings in the United States.  This has slowly led many American states to adopt mask mandates which has triggered plenty of controversy.

Everybody needs a break from their face covering now and then.

As for whether masks work for real or not, that is another article.  You can literally find whatever opinion you like on the Internet, and not just from crackpot sites (like the CSC) but major mainstream news sources.  Even the WHO and CDC often have contradictory information posted all over their sites.  Fauci himself has told Americans every version of the story, but now he is on the mask bandwagon.  Unless of course, it means that he has to wear one when he doesn’t want to.  That’s unacceptable.

The good doctor threw out the first pitch (if you could call it that) at the opening game for the Washington Nationals, where he was incidentally one of only three fans allowed to attend.  Despite an empty stadium, the three of them sat right next to each other, and a photographer on the premises managed to catch Fauci and company taking off their masks to enjoy the breeze.  The photo went viral and is now the latest meme on every social media service.

For his part, Fauci says that it was really hot out there and he was drinking water.  His defense is that the photo caught him at an opportune moment when he had just taken a drink of water, making it appear that he was not wearing a mask.  There is no mention of his partner to the right of him dangling her mask in the wind on her fingers, or the complete lack of social distancing.

Does Fauci’s defense hold water?  Well, that’s up to you.  There is no video of the moments surrounding the incident that show if Fauci is telling the truth.  He wore the mask diligently while throwing out the pitch on the mound, incidentally when no one was anywhere near him.  Maybe we have to face the facts here that Fauci wears the mask to push an agenda, not because he thinks it necessary for himself or even those immediately around him.

It looks like Dr. Fauci is a lot more concerned about you getting the coronavirus than he is about himself getting it.  Make of that what you will.  Do you believe him?  Is Dr. Fauci really on the mask bandwagon, or just when the cameras are rolling?  We want to hear you thoughts in the comments below.

Are Mask Face Coverings for COVID-19 the “Mark of the Beast?”

We here at Common Sense Conspiracy have always prided ourselves on taking a common sense approach to conspiracy theories in general and using good old-fashioned logic and reasoning paired with fact-checking and research to form a positive opinion for our readers. That means sometimes we have to tackle more outlandish theories that we may believe on the surface to not be worth the effort. This topic is one of those. We wouldn’t have gone there, but our readers are posing the question. So it’s time for the CSC to take a cold, hard look at the controversy of face coverings and whether any of these theories hold water.

Masks have polarized the nation during a time of crisis.

Using masks to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has become a lightning rod for controversy in the United States particularly. Some of this is probably due to organizations that are supposed to be providing a united front but have not at all since the pandemic began. For example, even now, the United States Center for Disease Control says that masks are a great way to stop the spread. OSHA that watches over occupational safety hazards says the masks are mostly useless. Anthony Fauci, the leading expert on epidemics in the U.S., says face masks are the key. The President of the United States dismisses this as fiction and absolutely refuses to wear a mask himself, even going as far as to chide reporters and staff around him that do decide to wear a mask. Pair this with the fact that the CDC and international World Health Organization themselves couldn’t decide about masks earlier when this all started, and you will see that there is an awful lot of conflicting information out there.

The reality is that if you do your research, you will find a consensus that masks do help, but they are certainly not bulletproof. The bulletproof solution to stopping the spread is staying at home and away from others. This strategy is 100% effective. The masks are a last-ditch effort to offer some protection if you just can’t avoid going out and being around others. In America, where the lockdowns were mostly half-hearted efforts to begin with, the easing of restrictions just meant that people went back to doing whatever they liked. Wear your mask and you’re invincible! It’s not true, and it’s probably part of the reason the United States continues to see cases swell out of control because people are latching on to the mask-wearing part of the advice more than the stay at home part of the advice.

Having said all of this, it probably makes sense to wear a mask if you are going to a place where you might be in close contact with someone beyond your control. It is probably better than nothing. Still, the policy of social distancing or maybe just not going places that aren’t absolutely necessary is still far superior. So why do so many Americans find face coverings to be so controversial? Well, it’s the shame game at work.

See, people that believe in the masks take it as an offense if someone else isn’t wearing one. They see it as they don’t care if they endanger other people. People who don’t wear masks regard those that do as silly for the most part, or overly paranoid. They don’t shame them for it, though. A certain segment of the population that does believe wholeheartedly in the face masks lashes out at those that don’t, and then they turn to legislation for mandates to force people to wear masks. This only creates more division and controversy between the two factions.

The winner, of course, is the government, who is enjoying every second of this unprecedented situation that has allowed government overreach to extend to levels we simply have not seen before in the United States. Now, as more and more communities are deciding to make the decision to mandate mask utilization in public areas outside the home, conspiracy theories are popping up everywhere that this could be the “Mark of the Beast” that is prophesied in the Bibles Book of Revelations. One of the sure signs of the end being near is this mark which all people have to take to do business, even if they are fervently against what it represents. As more and more places refuse to allow entry or barter with people that won’t don face coverings, some are asking the question. Is this the mark?

Face coverings during pandemics is not a new notion. There is nothing novel about this part of COVID-19.

Well, below you will find some examples of what is going around on the Internet about this, and as you might imagine, Christian fringe conspiracy theorists are really pushing that narrative. As always, though, we caution our readers to take a step back and think this all the way through. Remember, this is not a new phenomenon, although it may be new to these American generations. Back in the early 1900s, the so-called Spanish Flu pandemic caused mass use of face coverings also. Eventually the flu ran its course, killing millions, but establishing enough herd immunity that it ceased to be a big problem in the years thereafter. So, if this were really the Mark of the Beast, then why did it never catch before? Furthermore, while it is becoming more widespread, there are still millions of places in the United States where mask wearing is not only not mandated, but not even encouraged. If this is to be a sign of the things that are foretold in Revelations, mask wearing will have to really gain a lot more acceptance before this pandemic gets under control.

So, is wearing a mask going to save us all? Well, the evidence indicates that it is better than nothing, but a whole lot less effective than just isolation. However, it is far from becoming some sort of government mandated thing to do business. Once the pandemic either subsides on its own or a viable vaccine is produced, then it is a lot more likely that Americans wearing face masks will become something as odd as it seemed back when all this started. In the meantime, we put some examples of people that do not agree with our assessment below so you can make up your mind for yourself. As always, we would love to hear what you think about this in the comments below.