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Midterm Elections Prove That the Elite Haven’t Lost a Step

The election of Donald Trump to the office of President of the United States seemed different.  He had usurped the Republican Party somehow and bent it to his will.  It was exciting to those of us in conspiracy circles regardless of whether you actually supported the man himself.  The bottom line is he brought a new hope that maybe the one-party two-party political system could be beaten if the right person came along.

Maybe that was true and maybe it wasn’t.  However, sitting here two years out, the midterm elections are proving that the powers-that-be behind the scenes are as strong and powerful as ever.

What is the Deep State?

It’s not just a term that knuckleheads like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh use.  It’s real, and we’ve been preaching about it here at Common Sense Conspiracy as long as we’ve been around.  Now, the actual term “deep state” may be new, but basically this is the shadow government, the movers and shakers that pull the strings behind the scenes and really run the United States of America.  Now, in past times, this was something that would have had everyone laughing at you and offering you a hat made of tin foil if you dared bring it up.  Oh, how the times have changed!

Enter Donald Trump.  Conspiracies used to be fodder for sites like us, not the mainstream news.  Fox News, CNN, you name it, all the mainstream media services are now broadcasting conspiracy theories without any evidence around the clock.  We’ve even referenced the media sometimes having to back off the conventional rhetoric that to be a conspiracy theorist means you are off your rocker.  It’s definitely hurt our livelihood here at the CSC to have to compete with global media magnates to discuss conspiracy theories, but that’s the way the ball bounces sometimes.  Anyway, the deep state is nothing new, although for major media outlets to be recognizing it as factual certainly is.

How “The Donald” Changed the Game

The same pattern has been going on for decades, orchestrated by the deep state, if you must call it that.  You have presidential elections with two folks that call themselves either Republican or Democrat.  They toss a lot of crap around, but when it’s all said and done, they are pretty darn similar, and one of them wins.  Then, the other side goes all indignant and in the midterms, the side that is not in power takes over a little bit just to keep everything in this perfect state of denial.  You probably think that Democrats and Republicans want to control the House, Senate, and the Presidency (as both Donald Trump and Barack Obama did have it for two years each).  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Actually, it terrifies them.  That means you have no excuse for not doing anything, and it really reveals what you are all about.

When Barack Obama had the big three, he pushed through the controversial ObamaCare legislation, but left virtually all of George Bush’s policies in place.  He could have done anything he wanted.  That was it.  The midterms came and everything stayed the same for six more years.

Donald Trump could have disassembled ObamaCare.  He tried, but the Republicans refused to do it.  This made them look bad to those that oppose the health care bill.  Here, they finally had the power and they still chose not to do it.  Why?  Because Donald Trump changed the game.

If a normal Republican politician had came into power, he wouldn’t have even tried to repeal ObamaCare because he would have obeyed the deep state’s explicit instructions not to do so.  Trump didn’t listen and pushed anyway, and the Republicans had to stop him.  They would have much rather not have had to take the blame for that, which is why they much prefer the current situation with the split-party Congress.

Why Does Doing Nothing Appeal to Them?

All those agendas and all that trash talk in campaigns, and then you are telling me these guys would rather sit and do nothing and point fingers at each other.  Absolutely.  It’s easy, it keeps the equilibrium that they want, and it keeps the rest of the nation bitterly divided.  That is what those folks in the deep state call a real win-win situation.

They don’t want to change anything.  Neither side does.  Don’t be fooled.  The current situation is what they like and do best.  The Democrats will blame the Republicans for why they can’t get anything done.  The Republicans will blame the Democrats.  Trump will blame everybody.  Ordinary Americans that support either side will be mad, but they will once again take the bait and resign themselves to that position of “if we just had the House we could really do something.”  Ignoring the fact that when they did have all three, still, nothing was done.

History repeats itself and nothing changes except the roots of the deep state ever grow stronger.

Why Do Americans Fall For It?

To be quite frank, because they are really good at what they do.  They get Americans ready to strangle each other talking about issues that have nothing to do with anything.  Issues that have already been decided even.  We’re talking abortion, gay marriage, religion.  They are programmed over time to think that there are so many obvious lines of division that it never occurs to them that their two-party system is actually just one-party playing a really fun game of chess with the pawns, which in case you haven’t figured it out yet, are the American people.

There is no viable third option in most cases, and that is another reason that Americans find it hard to rise up and cast out this silliness.  They do have the power to do it with their ballots, but there’s no other real choice, and when there is a third choice it’s some joke that has no chance of winning.  So, then you fall back into that classic “lesser of two evils” way of thinking.

Yes, there is some logic behind voting for the lesser of two evils, but as they saying goes, if you vote that way, you will inevitable end up with evil one way or another.

Bottom line:  Americans haven’t had enough of it yet.  So, enjoy it.  You are laying in a bed that you make every two years and you have no signs of changing the sheets.

Khashoggi Crisis Highlights Years of Conspiracy Theories About Saudi Arabia

The apparent murder of the 59-year-old journalist (and harsh critic of the policies of Saudi Arabia) Khashoggi has caused quite a stir this past couple of weeks.  Now, President Donald Trump is calling this a cover-up.  The United States is proclaiming that those responsible will be punished, and it is openly questioning the official account of things by the Saudis, which is that the journalist was murdered in a Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Saudi Arabia is a longtime ally of the United States in an area of the world not known for allies of the United States.

Further clouding the situation is a slowly revealed narrative that shows that this was no chance happening, but a premeditated plot to savagely murder a person.  The motive, most believe, is just to silence someone who frequently and provocatively spoke out against the Saudi Arabian government.  Now, a fragile dance is going on between Donald Trump and the Saudi prince as they try to look tough on the international scene while attempting to preserve an alliance that has stood the test of time.  Yet, America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia is frequently the target of conspiracy theories.  Let’s have a look.

Saudi Arabia and 9/11

On September 11, 2001, we all know what happened.  It would lead to the wars in Afghanistan and eventually Iraq.  Yet, Saudis were proven to be a major part of the plot, not just in terms of being on the planes, but in terms of the Saudi Arabian government financing parts of the operation.  It is well known in conspiracy circles that the Saudi prince and a collection of other notable Saudi figures were actually with President Bush just mere hours before the attacks happened.

Conspiracy theories about the Saudis involvement in 9/11 are all over the place, and there is not a lot to discredit them.  As a matter of fact, multiple news outlets publicly reported that Saudi Arabia had been proven to have financed a “dry run” before 9/11.  The concept was that Saudi Arabia footed the bill to allow a couple of nationals to try to test out their theories on how to get around American airline security protocols.  This led to the real deal on September 11 that would change the world and kill thousands.

Saudi Arabia and The Oil War

No doubt the abundance of oil Saudi Arabia is sitting on is a big reason America plays nice.

Oil is the most valuable resource on Earth today, and the Saudis have unbelievable stockpiles of it.  It has long been suspected that this is one of the only reasons that the United States continues to play nice with Saudi Arabia despite numerous acts of hostility believe to be perpetrated by the oil-rich country.   It has also long been suspected that Saudi Arabia squeezes the United States at times by arbitrarily raising or lowering the cost of crude oil.

Saudi Arabia was virtually untouched by the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, and has enjoyed even more wealth and success through its relationship with the United States, especially in the wake of more drama for Iran.  Most American Presidents give the Saudis a really big pass because of oil, and 9/11 was probably the most sensational example of this.

Will This Alliance Survive Khashoggi?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind.  Will Donald Trump cross the line and say something that sparks an end to the alliance that has been so fruitful for both parties over the years?  And was Saudi Arabia really an ally to the United States in the first place?

Happier times for Trump and the Saudi prince.

The answer is only by necessity and by getting something out of it.  There is no question that Saudi Arabia is not supportive of the United States any more than any other Muslim country in the Middle East.  However, the Saudi family of royalty forged this friendship over the years because of mutual benefit.  It has protected the ruling family as other regimes in the same area of the world have fallen.  Many of those were at least in part because of the United States.  From the Muslim perspective, Saudi Arabia made friends with America, the bully, and then used its economic prosperity to influence it.

Ultimately, it is unlikely that much will come of this.  Much like Donald Trump’s spirited exchanges with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, this will probably be a war of words with no real direction.  If there’s one thing that Trump understands, it’s money, and he will not jeopardize the fruitful economic situation that an alliance with Saudi Arabia offers.  Despite his insistence that America is involved in bad trade deals all over the world, even Trump will find little wrong with the economic ties to Saudi Arabia.  He certainly won’t be willing to give up the cash and the alliance over one journalist.

This will blow over, and if anything, it may very well strengthen the ties between the Saudi Arabia royal family and the United States.  The worst repercussions to be felt right now, as usual, will fall on the common man.  Expect some jerking around of crude oil prices as the war of words continues.  In the end, though, the anti-Trump media in America is probably going to make a much bigger deal of this than anyone else.  This may very well become the Democratic Party’s “Benghazi” battle cry over the coming midterms and eventual 2020 Presidential Election.  Investigations will be performed, but little will be found.  In the end, Khashoggi is gone, and the world will march on.  The conspiracy world will too.

What is an Illuminati Blood Sacrifice Anyway?

Here at Common Sense Conspiracy, it seems like whenever someone famous passes away, there is the inevitable questions from our readers about whether we believe the death to be an Illuminati blood sacrifice.  We’ve investigated many times before, and offered literally hundreds of theories to our readers.  It occurred to us, however, that we had never really addressed just what this really means and why it is such a popular conspiracy theory.  So without further ado, let’s dive into just what constitutes an Illuminati blood sacrifice.

It’s Complicated

The Illuminati is synonymous with hidden meanings, symbolism, and mystery.  They don’t call it the Occult for no reason.  So, it should be no surprise that the answer to the seemingly simple question we proposed here is actually quite complicated.  There are more theories than we could possibly cover here, so we are just going to hit on some of the more popular ones.  We will also take a look at some of the more famous deaths that have been pegged for possible Illuminati involvement.  Please remember though that this is a subject with a myriad of possibilities and theories, and you may very well have a concept of this that you will not find here.  That’s no problem.  Just share your thoughts in the comments below so everyone can be enlightened (umm, no Illuminati pun intended).

Habitual Line Steppers

Two possible sacrifices in one family and one photograph.

To borrow a term from the late, great Charlie Murphy (who some might even say may have been an Illuminati blood sacrifice himself), “habitual line steppers” may be targets.  What we mean is that some people that have found themselves inside the clutches of the Illuminati may wish to break out of their clutches.  That hardly ever goes well.  They are super-powerful and all-knowing, after all, and it’s usually only a matter of time before anyone trying to buck the system becomes a casualty of the system.

In this theory, it is the actual dead person that was targeted.  Whitney Houston often comes up in this conversation because her drug addiction and affinity for Mr. Bobby Brown may have caused the Illuminati to be disappointed in her.  When they recruited young

Many believe Clive is the key to the lock. Don’t make him mad.

Whitney, they had big plans for her to influence a lot of people.  And it worked.  She certainly succeeded, but not perhaps the sort of influence they had in mind.  Another example of this is Prince.  Some people believe he was murdered by the Illuminati because he revealed some pretty crazy beliefs on talk shows from time to time.  He believed in things like chemtrails and often spoke about the evil of the music industry.  He even crossed Clive Davis, the Illuminati gatekeeper.  So, he is another example of this concept.

The person steps out of line with the mission they were given, and the Illuminati decides they can get more out of them in the form of a sacrificial lamb than as a tool.  It also, according to the theory, can serve as a warning to others in the Illuminati’s sphere that bad things happen to those that don’t do what they’re told.

A Pointed and Sinister Message

Other theories involve the dead person being a message to someone else.  The person dies as a form of punishment to the person that is in the Illuminati (or considering being).  In these scenarios, it may not be a really famous person that is the sacrifice.  It could be a family member or loved one.

An example of this theory would be people like Michael Jordan or Bill Cosby, who famously lost loved ones in really callous ways.  While these theories get tossed around, a lot of times the people that actually are supposedly killed by the Illuminati may not even be known public figures.  These tend to seem a little more far-fetched in nature than the line stepper theory, but it is quite common on the internet.

Taking One For the Team

Similar to the pointed and sinister message is the concept that before someone can become a full-fledged member of the Illuminati, they must give up something they love, usually in the form of the blood sacrifice.  So, say for instance an up and coming artist is approached by the Illuminati with great riches and promises of stardom.  One catch.  Someone really close to them has to go to make it happen.  In the theory, sometimes the person knows what is going to happen and chooses to go through with it anyway.  This makes sense because there is no better way to prove that you are serious about the Illuminati than offering up the perfect blood sacrifice.  Others believe the person knows that something will happen, but doesn’t know in what form it will be delivered.

Like some of the other theories, this is extremely hard to prove or even gather evidence for.  It is mostly wild speculation, and for that reason, Common Sense Conspiracy rarely advocates this theory, but it is still quite prevalent.

Would You Know an Illuminati Blood Sacrifice If You See One?

Nothing says Illuminati sacrifice quite like a tub filled with blood.

That’s another question that gets tossed around.  Yes, a body in the bathtub in a pool of blood pretty much is the cliche concept of this, but that doesn’t have to be the only way.  Remember when James Gandolfini checked out abruptly from a heart attack.  While there were a lot of reasons to think that this was just the result of some unhealthy living and a pretty out of shape dude, many said maybe there is more to the story.

When Robin Williams hung himself, many said there was more to the story there too, even though nothing about it really fit the mold of what would generally trigger the Illuminati blood sacrifice theory.  Maybe there’s a ritual to it, or maybe any death could potentially be a sacrifice.  Only members of the Illuminati can say for sure, and you can rest assured they aren’t talking about it.

Will We Ever Know the Answer?

Probably not.  Chances are that if this is real, no one will ever own up to it.  If it’s not real, there’s really no advantage to proving that either.  In any case, it adds to the mystery of the Illuminati and the Occult in general, and even if it were mostly untrue, they would probably still be more than happy to let that mystery keep building.  Sometimes a rumor can be more powerful than the truth.

What America Pulling Out of the Iran Deal Means For the Conspiracy World

Well, we could pull a fast one on you here and just simply say “Not much” and move on.  But we’re not going to do you like that.  American President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pull out of the Iran deal brokered by his predecessor in 2015 is going to cause a lot of speculation, so let’s take a look at what has really happened here.

And both sides said “Whew, that was easy.”

Back in 2015, then Secretary of State John Kerry (also the man who actually lost an election to George W. Bush to grant him a second term as one of the most unpopular Presidents in history) and President Barack Obama were major players in an international agreement with Tehran.  The terms were simple enough in reality.  Tons of money that was frozen was given back to the Iranians and all the crippling sanctions were lifted.  In return, Iran agreed to put the brakes on its nuclear weapons program (you know, the one they insist to this day never existed).  There were going to be inspections albeit on Iran’s terms, a la Iraq in the 1990s.  Of course, those politically affiliated with Obama and Kerry heralded it as an unbelievable moment for peace.  Those that politically opposed them saw it as making a deal with an entity that 100% could not be trusted.

The truth is the original Iran deal was nothing but a political ploy, and it has worked just as Barack Obama intended.  John Kerry nor Obama are stupid (well, maybe John Kerry, but anyway); they know good and well that Iran cannot be trusted to hold up its end of the bargain.  Iran accepted the deal with open arms and probably enriched some uranium to celebrate their success.  In their own country, they probably thought it was the greatest scheme of all time, tricking the Americans into this agreement.  In reality, they were pawns all along.  Obama and Kerry knew it was a useless agreement, but now, they are getting to complete their political chess game with the American public.  As Donald Trump declares the useless and pointless agreement null and void, Obama and Kerry are outraged at this war mongering.  How could he do this?

The truth is, folks, that what this really means is absolutely nothing changed.  Iran never actually stopped what they were doing, and they had no intentions to do so.  What did stop was any pressure from the outside.  Now, the Iranian economy may suffer some repercussions from this, but for the rest of the world, the threat of Iranians with nuclear weapons is no more or less than it was yesterday.  And no deal brokered that hinges on the Iranians doing what they say is likely to ever change that.

So, if you slept good last night with the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran off your mind, nothing has changed, except it turns out you shouldn’t have slept last night either.

Bad News for Serial Killers — Genetic Privacy?

It’s tough being a serial killer, really.  You have to hide everything, not just from the authorities, but even you closest friends and family.  You have to make sure no one at work suspects anything.  You have to cover your trail and make sure not to leave one shred of evidence that might lead the relentless police back to you, ending your game forever.  Well, it just got a lot tougher.  Enter the story of the Golden State killer.

You see trash. I see a whole lot of DNA samples.

He was famous for the terrible deeds he performed over decades.  Now, he’s behind bars, but he was not caught in a conventional fashion.  It turns out that the only reason the police were finally able to get this guy off the streets and make him face at least some sort of justice was because someone in this guy’s family placed their DNA on a genealogy website, presumably they could find out more about their ancestors and where their family came from.  Anyone can do this for a few bucks online these days, and millions of people all over the world have done just that.  It’s big business.  Well, what this family is finding out is that one of their relatives was an infamous serial killer, one of the most feared and revered of all time.

So on the surface, it’s hard to argue with success.  You are not going to find a lot of folks wanting to defend this guy and we certainly are glad that he is behind bars for the rest of his miserable existence.  However, it’s important to understand that what happened here is a bold new territory where privacy laws have not necessarily kept up with technology.

The authorities used this genetic database to narrow down possible suspects.  Then, they used more normal investigative techniques to further cull the list.  Ultimately, they stalked this guy and waited for him to put his garbage out.  Apparently, once a potential DNA sample has been “abandoned” it is open season for anyone to take a look.  So, once the suspect left something with his DNA anywhere where it was legally classified as “abandoned” the police could swoop in and verify what they believed to be true.  In this case, they got their man and were able to quickly get a warrant to take him down.

That’s one complicated series of events, though.  If someone in this guy’s family had not been curious about genetics, this man would have never been caught.  So, serial killers, you gotta worry about what the fam is doing as well as the police.  In any case, it ushers in some definite worries for privacy.  We all know the problem with identity theft and our personal information that no one seems to be able to protect.  How long before DNA is the new concern?  And is that red Solo cup you drank from last night and deposited in the trash really fair game for DNA analysis?

It certainly is for now.

Tom Petty Dead at 66 — Illuminati Sacrifice or Rock and Roll?

The death of Tom Petty is unexpected, although perhaps not as surprising as some other really high-profile celebrity deaths recently. Think Prince or Chris Cornell. Petty lived the rock’n’roll lifestyle for almost his entire life, considering his over forty-year long career in the industry. He certainly enjoyed his share of alcohol and drugs, although he was supposedly clean of all except marijuana, which he was a huge supporter of. In any case, it’s not that hard to buy that Tom Petty could die from a massive heart attack at this age. It’s tragic, of course, and untimely, but not unbelievable.
Facts like that won’t stop the speculation, however. There are already plenty of theories out there on the Internet, especially in conspiracy circles. Could Tom Petty have been an Illuminati sacrifice?
Well, we did our usual investigation into the matter, and there’s really not a lot of information out there that would suggest that there is any evidence to back up this hypothesis. He was good friends with Stevie Nicks, who is often speculated to be an Illuminati member. She also had some sort of relationship with Prince, who passed away in 2016 under suspicious circumstances. Could it be that Tom was murdered as the Illuminati delivering some sort of message to Nicks? Who knows? But there certainly isn’t any real reason to think so on the information we have so far.
Most likely Tom Petty died of a massive heart attack just like they said after living a too short but very fruitful life. Anything else for now is only speculation. Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

Also, there is a guy on the Internet that claims to predict the next Illuminati sacrifice, and supposedly gets it right every time.
Truth is he prepares these videos in advance and then changes the titles when something happens to make it look like he predicted it. It still fools an awful lot of people though.

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Orders Seizure of Guns Ahead of Hurricane Irma

Many in conspiracy circles are getting worked up about an emergency order signed by the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands that apparently gave permission for forces to start seizing guns and ammunition ahead of the Hurricane Irma catastrophe. The truth is…well that is exactly what happened. While the authorities are denying that any actual seizure of weapons occurred (or could legally), they are not denying that the emergency order that went into effect did indeed include provisions for such, even if it was not executed.

We at the CSC don’t have to tell you what a slippery slope it is when you start signing orders that say you could do it but don’t worry, we didn’t do it this time. There is reason for concern here.