Today you I want to let you inside the head of a “conservative” blogger. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and overloaded with information. Today is one of those days. I haven’t posted in a couple of days and for the most part it is because my attentions are too divided. I am trying to do too many things at once. I know better. I can’t in good conscience present full arguments for anything when my research is not completed, and I am not sure I can make a full article out of Joe Biden being called “The most important vice-president in the history of the world.” LOL Really? That was too funny.
I feel a responsibility to back up what I write with facts and I am not ready to do that on most fronts, but I don’t think people should let that stop them from their own due diligence.
I am in the middle of researching several topics that are popular conspiracy theories. Some are more popular than others. Today I don’t want to persuade or dissuade you in any way. I don’t want you to accept anything as fact until you look into these things and form an educated opinion. These are topics I am currently researching and it looks like one or two of them may actually develop legs and I may make them into full-blown feature articles, but for now I am doing my Patriotic duty and trying to assume nothing until I view all of the facts that are available to me.
Conspiracy #1: Sandy Hook
I have yet to find much that can not be explained. I actually went out of my way to try to educate people who were asking why Facebook pages and web pages were created far in advance of the shootings. I actually had to learn how to change the URL of a Facebook page to prove that certain things could be debunked. On that particular count it was simply the fact that most people, including myself, did not understand how to do certain things, but that did not mean it could not be done. People love a good conspiracy but let me tell you something. If we are totally honest with ourselves, most of us are not akin to the legendary Sherlock Holmes. If this is truly a government conspiracy, and I have not 100% concluded that it is not, then you aren’t going to find the truth without digging much deeper. Any government that would be powerful enough to pull that off would not be so sloppy.
There are some things that are unexplained but that doesn’t mean they can’t be. The Emile Parker picture is above is one of the popular tools of the conspiracy. Some say the dress is a “hand me down” and that is actually her younger sister in the picture with Obama. I can personally buy that argument because the first picture was not taken days before the shooting. Her sister probably grew up to look a lot like Emile and inherited her dress. I have to discount most of the things I am seeing because they are just too easily debunked and I guarantee you our government is not that inept. If they want to plan a shooting then they won’t leave hard evidence this readily available.
If our government were behind this then they would have probably made sure those kids were actually shot with assault weapons and they probably would have made it happen in someplace like Texas, and not Connecticut. It would make a much bigger statement in a state that was notoriously pro-gun. That’s just my opinion.
Don’t get me wrong. I am a firm supporter of the 2nd Amendment and I feel they are trying to take our guns in the wake of a tragedy, but I have yet to find evidence that our government created that tragedy. I feel like they are using the tragedy but I don’t yet believe that they created that tragedy. There is a big difference.
Whatever you feel about our government I think we can all agree that they are very intelligent. They would not be so sloppy as to let web pages go up a month in advance. That’s silly.
I know a lot of people are focused on “the actors.” One of the “actress” pictures going around is being compared to a picture allegedly taken of her some 15-20 years earlier. That woman has not aged a bit in those 15-20 years according to my untrained eyes. I am just telling you that I have seen some lousy claims of proof. I am not saying that there may not be something here but we need to be careful about what we are grasping for.
I am not saying that there is nothing to a conspiracy in Newtown, CT but I will tell you that I have seen nothing so far to convince me of that. So for now I will continue my research and you should as well. I have a lot of friends who are firm believers in this conspiracy, but this is one of those times when we may have to disagree, at least until I can find more concrete proof. Keep sending the stuff my way. I will look at all of it when I have the time. I want to get to the bottom of this like everyone else.
Conspiracy #2: Privatized Prisons
OK, here is a fact that you can verify online. The United States represents 5% of the world population, yet we also have 25% of the world’s inmates. You can Google that and verify it easily. Land of the Free?
A friend asked me to look into this the other day because there is a movement to privatize prisons in this country and make them profitable. What I have found so far is that these privatized prison stocks are through the roof. They have grown at a rate of 60-90% just over the last year.
What I have also found is that some big names are investing. I don’t necessarily see it as an issue that Mitt Romney or Thurgood Marshall, Jr. may be investing in these companies, although it is very interesting. It’s not enough yet to cause me tremendous concern. A lot of big banks are investing in these companies but that’s what big banks do. They invest in profitable ventures. That’s what wealthy people do in general.
The real conspiracy theory here is about following the money. After all, if prisons start turning a profit then it would make sense that more prisoners would mean more money. Right? Banks and political figures throwing money at these investments makes it look bad. But I don’t think anyone that has money and power can be accused of having the same moral fiber as the little old lady who gives her last $5 to the collection plate. Just because they are investing it doesn’t mean it’s a conspiracy.
The theory here is that our prison system is being turned into a profit machine and will flourish when more Americans are incarcerated. Now that’s what we are looking for. We need to find evidence of the plans to enslave more people, because more people will absolutely mean more profits if inmates are to be used for labor.
I have to question if this is a good idea, whether it is a conspiracy or not. It is certainly a system that is begging to be overrun by corruption. More inmates could mean more return on investment, so to me it simply seems, if nothing else, like a really bad idea. All we really need in this country is for more people to be imprisoned to line the pockets of people who already fail to give a damn about their fellow Americans.
I am not going to dispute that I have found some terrifying tidbits, but again this is one that I have to continue to research and you should as well.
Conspiracy Theory #3: Bilderberg Group
This one is going to take awhile to crack because it is very secretive. There is no doubt that very important people from world governments and mega-corporations gather for these meetings.
Is it about plans for a world government and the New World Order? I will say this. There are some very interesting figures attending these conferences and everything that is discussed seems to be bound by secrecy. They have a topic for discussion but they don’t allow media coverage so no one really knows if the reported topics are real. John Kerry is one that attended in 2012. Mrs. Clinton did not go. Hmmmmmmmm…that’s strange. LOL Not necessarily, but that’s exactly how conspiracies flourish.
Bilderberg is very secret, but I also know that if they are talking about the discovery of extraterrestrials living in Springfield, Missouri then the world public may not be ready to handle that. What if ET can’t be killed and is ready to take over the world? I want them to figure out how to kill him before they tell me. Some things are kept secret for a good reason, and others are kept secret because of corruption. We have to figure out which is the case with Bilderberg.
There is enough information online to make this appear like a valid conspiracy that calls for extensive research, but I can’t crack this in a few days. Everyone should read what they can and please share anything you find. I could literally be looking at this for months on end.
Terry Goodman shared some links with me today. I haven’t looked at them yet but I will extend this courtesy to you as well. Just please keep in mind that you have to research both sides. When you search for “Bilderberg Conspiracy” on Google you should follow it up with something like “Bilderberg Scam.”
We have a responsibility to be truly informed and not one-sided. Do I believe our government is corrupt? Yes I believe that fully, but that doesn’t make every conspiracy theory automatically real and it also doesn’t make only liberals guilty of these conspiracies. I believe there is plenty of corruption for both sides.
Here are four Bilderberg links to get you started:
Conspiracy Theory #4: Facebook and the CIA
You can find YouTube videos and articles to support or refute nearly any idea that you may have. This is how conspiracy theories take hold in this country. I consider this theory to be interesting but somewhat useless, and I will tell you why.
The government gathers intelligence and whether it is true that the federal government is investing in Facebook, or not…is totally not an issue for me. If you don’t believe that our government has found a way to hack into many of our private profiles then you are crazy. That is what these officials, who are paid to gather intelligence, do. Intelligence drives all governments. They need it for many useful purposes and it can also be used to advance particular agendas of corruption and greed.
I am already a believer in a corrupt government, so whether Facebook is involved or not, it is useless information to me. The idea is that there are files being created and data being collected on 1 billion worldwide users and being accessed by our federal government. It’s a very interesting hypothesis. If they pulled this off then they got information on people all over the world, and not just in our own country. That could actually be useful information if it is used for the common good.
Look, if Facebook has even tiny shreds of information on 1 billion people on this planet, I guarantee you that big brother is finding ways to gather a lot of this information, whether Mark Zuckerberg is giving big brother access or not. Still I continue my research because I find it fascinating. I have found some interesting tidbits but like many of my readers, the writing is already on the wall for me.
If this government views me as a danger then there is little I can do about it now. 10,000 lolcat pictures can’t save me.
Get out there and educate yourself. Until we start to think for ourselves the real problem remains. Even if all four conspiracy theories are completely false, or completely true, the powers that be know that the majority of the sheeples are too lazy to find the truth. Send me any interesting findings, because I love this stuff. But loving it doesn’t make it true. Be careful about wanting to believe so much that something is true that you turn it into a false reality. If you do that you are no better than many of these worthless politicians.
A good conspiracy theory entertains me, but what is much more important to me is watching what is going on right in front of my face, with no illusion of a cover up. I believe in the constitution and they continue to metaphorically urinate all over it while I watch them do it. I will not stand for that.