Is The Eclipse Nothing More Than A Money-Making Scheme For The Elites?

by | Aug 17, 2017 | Conspiracy Fact and Theory, Headline News | 83 comments

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    There are many conspiracies surrounding the total solar eclipse that will occur on Monday, August 21.  Everyone, including scientists, talk like this is a sure thing, but is it?

    Some conspiracy theorists are asking us all to follow the money. And they make a few good points.  On August 21, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the light of our star. The government agency NASA says this will result in “one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights.”  But some say that it’s all just a gigantic conspiracy to make money.

    The Atlantic says “something doesn’t add up.” The astronomers at NASA claim to have calculated down to the minute exactly when and where this will happen, and for how long, and have put out maps detailing the “path of totality.” They have reportedly known about this eclipse for years, just by virtue of some sort of complex math. But they haven’t released the math to the public so we can check the calculations for ourselves.

    Meanwhile, the scientists tell us we can’t look at it without special glasses because “looking directly at the sun is unsafe.” Of course, it’s unsafe, we’ve known about this for decades.  You shouldn’t look directly at the sun, and there are documented cases of retinal damage because of it.  But what if they only say this during an eclipse (when the moon is blocking the majority of the sun’s rays) to capitalize on the sale of special glasses?

    Corporations like Amazon are profiting from the sale of these eclipse glasses. Is anyone asking how many of these astronomers also, conveniently, belong to Amazon Prime?

    Let’s follow the money a little further. Hotels along the “path of totality”—a regiondrawn up by Obama-era NASA scientists—have been sold out for months. Some of those hotels are owned and operated by large multinational corporations. Where else do these hotels have locations? You guessed it: Washington, D.C. –The Atlantic

    The entire political-scientific-corporate power structure is aligned behind the eclipse. This includes the mainstream media. There are almost no stories about how the eclipse may not happen.  But could that be because it really is going to happen?  Perhaps we should delve a little deeper into the money trail.

    Newspaper owner Jeff Bezos is out there buying all of Seattle with the revenue from these “eclipse glasses.”  Conspiracy theorists are saying that there is a chance the eclipse won’t happen at all and are asking for their voices to be heard.  But if it does happen after a scientist says that it will not, his credibility and trustworthiness for the rest of his life will be questioned.

    It isn’t likely that the eclipse won’t happen.  But if it doesn’t, we will have a few validated conspiracy theorists out there all too happy to point out that they were right.


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      1. OMG!! Bezos is having to refund $ because of the faulty glasses, where’s the money in refunds???
        Hotel chains making money from renting rooms. Perhaps you think viewers are entitled to free rooms, Mac?
        Gee, selling gas and food to travelers, sounds like capitalism to me, Mac. You know the basic ECONOMIC law of supply and demand is kicking in here.
        You’ve lost it, Mac, you’ve totally lost it.
        By the way, what about the money you earn from your advertisers and when readers go through your website and make purchases? Are you part of the globalist conspiracy because you make money? And let’s not forget that Tess also sells her book and makes money from the sales. She even sells it on……. wait for it…….drum roll……AMAZON!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG God himself must be a greedy globalist as he set it all in motion and even gave us the ECLIPSE.

        • Is this article a spoof? This is so stupid and idiotic surely it must be. Please tell me it is.

          • Don’t bet on it.

          • Seriously, this is stupid and beneath even this site.

            Ancient man could track the sun, moon, and stars with accuracy and easily predict eclipses. Suddenly its all a fraud to sell $1 paper glasses?

            YOU may not be able to understand the math, that certainly does not mean its faulty or some great secret.

            • Today’s word: SATIRE.

              Any questions?

          • Don’t worry. It is.

            • And if you look at the eclipse you will surely notice the sky is falling down. lol

          • Is Slavo becoming unhinged? So what if someone is able to make a buck from an event like this. Secondly, the method to calculate eclipses is certainly not classified by NASA, and to add that NASA has “reportedly known about it for sometime” is just trying to construe there is some kind of conspiracy here. That takes the cake. On one of Christopher Columbus’ later journeys to the New World he needed provisioned on San Salvador (I think that’s the island) the native population was threatening the safety of his crew while there. He calculated a lunar eclipse to occur one night later that week and told the natives he would make the moon go away then come back, when it happened they were filled with fear and became afraid of him and cooperated with the crew until they departed the island. The ability to calculate both lunar and solar eclipses has been around for centuries, it is not a gov’t secret, and eclipses are not conspiracies. At first I thought I had misread this article somehow, so when I reread it I was pissed for allowing someone to waste my time.

        • With enough media hype, even a shadow can be valuable.

        • Agreed. This article is stupid. Of course its possible to calculate exactly where the eclipse will occur, they have been doing it for centuries. Believe me the eclipse will happen exactly as predicted and glasses sales & whatever commercialism are just part of the eclipse routine that happens several times a year all around the world. USA is not the only place to get a total eclipse – they happen all the time – duuuuhhhh!!!

      2. The 7 year X across America. And something about the woman with stars under her feet. And the aligning planets. Nocking at the door?

        • All of these articles are nothing more than a money making scheme to frighten people into clicking the adds for prepper supplies.

          A sucker is born every minute ~ PT Barmum

          BTW/ 25 Years go, this year, Hurricane Andrew hit. Time flies and opinions are like A$$holes.

          • I’ll agree with that

          • But what if these are the signs ? Companies providing Katrina type emergency supplies and kits for people that don’t have the time or know how to pick out what’s needed. Might be saving entire families. You can pickup the phone and have six months of food and bare nessesities delivered in five working days ? Walmart can’t even do that?

      3. So, maybe it will BUT, what if it doesn’t and some people are smart enough to make a lot of money and we’re oh so upset about that? Promoting just a little class warfare? Nah…

        • No problem with making money. Unless they’re a member of the one is all and all is one ilk.

      4. Unbelievable? The End Times Forcaster. Women with the sun. This is scary and we got until Monday?

      5. Wilson……you’re just a soccer ball that’s got a hand print on it and the shit kicked out of it.

        • not even close, but I do resent fear porn

          • OK dude. Cheers!

      6. If everyone pays attention, you will be seeing more than just the Sun & the Moon in this biblical eclipse.. This is GODS 40 day warning to prepare for Nibiru / Planet 7X. This planet will be here on the horizon on OCT 5th 2017, the 1st full moon after Sept 23, (The rev 12:1 Sign)..

        • You smoking Crack Robbie41? You are off your rocker. You are trying to justify one hoax with another. LMFAO!!

          • This time I’ll agree with you

            • The other classic hoax is Putting “In God We Trust” on the “US Dollar”. As if either hoax lends any credibility to the other big hoax. Both are Frauds.

              • can agree with you again

                “America” does not trust in God, tho many of her inhabitants do.

              • I hear if you hold a dollar bill up to UV backlighting, you can see Washington wink@

          • What we do know is that the unique alignment on September 23rd precisely fits the description given in Revelation 12:1-2. That leaves only two possibilities:
            1. It’s just pure unintended coincidence that the alignment perfectly fits the description.
            2. This is the Great Sign of Revelation 12.
            ht tp://

        • WOW, Robbie!! that is interesting!!! the American Indians also predict something similar!! A shift is coming, no doubt about it. 🙁

          • Is this another one of those Mayan Calendar things?

        • What a crock of brown smelly stuff.(sh#t)

        • No worries. Don’t be discouraged!

        • Now THAT would be something to get in the morning for.

      7. I know that this country will go into lock-down & be placed under Martial Law on SEPT 11th. The evil doers have wicked plans for us, but please everyone place your hearts with the lord..

        • Sept 11 of what year?

      8. Robbie,how do you know country will be on lock down and the date,please,elaborate.

      9. The Martian. With Matt Damon is a great prepper movie?

      10. And the First half of the X goes through Charlotte?

      11. We are ALL going to DIE – Ge ready pilgrims, get ready. . .

      12. I notice at my outside storage many RVs missing . Going to see the 100%? How many people will be on the road away from home? This is pretty much a ounce in a lifetime thing for many. Traffic of the long distance type on the highways. Hate to have a EMP then?

      13. Funniest post in a while.
        “But they haven’t released the math to the public so we can check the calculations for ourselves.”
        “Obama-era NASA scientists”

        So I guess there is the secret, Obama-era math and physics and the “real American” math and physics now! ROFL!

        • The same math the same people use to predict “climate change” , LMAO !

          • Yep. Just can’t grasp the concept 1 and 1 is three.

            • that’s Common Core, right?

        • I guess the writer has never heard of an Ephemeris.

        • Obama era math worked for the Affordable Health Care Act. Sure would be interesting to see the original math on how that was supposed to work instead of what was presented to the populace.

      14. I guess it would be pretty cynical to HOPE that the bible prophecies are true / come true…..get ready to youtube it.

      15. The Atlantic has a sense of humor, do readers of this blog?

      16. The path of totality will cut the United States exactly half. Just look at its path across the country. Is it a coincidence that this country is split down the middle politically, morally, etc….Surely this is a sign from God.!!!!

      17. LMFAO are we serious about this article?
        Anybody with half a functional brain doesn’t look at the sun.
        I remember an eclipse happening in the mid to late 70s we were told by the school not to look at it.
        After arriving at school we were assembled in the gymnasium the local college students had made up these special glasses that were handed out so we could go look at it years later I realized the lens was nothing more then a #10 welding plate available at most hardware stores for about 3-5 dollars.

      18. Robbie 41
        Are by chance a relative or possibly a close friend of hcks?

      19. Wonder how many leftist leaches will file for disability claiming they looked at the Eclipse unshielded and cant see now. Dont laugh cus the lazy fooks work harder at not working than they do working.

      20. Ive got several welding helmets. One is a high dollar one that darkens when you strike a arc. We are considering getting in the car and traveling NE into Missouri to view the eclipse. However there is now questions about the weather . It might be to cloudy with Thunderstorms to view it anyhow?

        • Hey. Look. An old guy sitting on the side of the road in a welding helmet. Wow man. That helmet looks high dollar.

      21. Want to make money,buy stock in companies with candles/teddy bears/flowers as am sure will be another march tonight in Spain this time for terrorist attack victims,and then……..,oh,yah,nothing.Wake the fuck up people!

      22. MINE WAS FREE! They are selling them at libraries and certain places for free. Of course, there will always be greedy people who see a way to make money and will capitalize on it..

        Just like a roommate I had– We had a 3 bedroom house (real cheap!) for only $600/month. We decided to get roommate for the spare room. Around $200/month would have been a fair price. NOOO! she wanted to charge $500/month for the spare room! Why? Because we could get that amount. That’s what a lot of people were charging to rent a room– screw the other person…get, get, get!

      23. Seeing all kinds of doom and gloom articles about this eclipse. Some place was giving viewing glasses free. I plan to try looking at the partial eclipse through the cheap plastic dark glasses given when a eye exam involves some liquid applied to eyes to dilate the pupils. Just a quick glance.

      24. NASA SAYS NOT TO USE JUST SUNGLASSES OR OTHER SPECIAL GLASSES!!! You need only the special glasses for eclipse. I got mine free at library but I plan to stay indoors and not look at the sun period!!

      25. I predict that what will happen after Monday?

        Will be a Tuesday.

        After checking several reliable sources, I am certain of this, that Tuesday WILL HAPPEN after Monday concludes.

        • Eclipses happen all the time due to the earth’s unique position in the unverse but when they happen on a biblical feast day it’s a sign from God. As the bible says in Genesis 1:14
          And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.
          Pay attention, God is warning mankind. Just like a bridge out sign is place on the roadway far enough ahead to warn drivers. So nothing is going to happen right at the time of the eclipse

        • Yes. But are you sure?

      26. The richest millionaire I know bought over 40,000 of the glasses and gave them to all the school children in a multi-county area around where he lives.

        Of course, the eclipse will happen. It’s been in the books for decades. I saw the one on March 7, 1970 in NC. When the eclipse is total, you can look at it with no problem. I looked at the one in 1970. You don’t need to stare at it. Also, if it’s not total, you need the glasses more, because the sun can be dim enough to look at but still be damaging your eyes.

        You don’t have to buy glasses. You can make a pinhole camera and project an image onto a piece of paper. Or you can use a lens, but you would have to keep moving it around to keep from burning the paper.

        The average person wouldn’t be able to check the calculations for eclipses because of the calculus and spherical geometry. I took calculus and astronomy in college, but that was over 40 years ago.

      27. There is to be a second total eclipse in 2024, seven years after the first. The two paths form a giant “X”. The trouble with eclipses are the science is a little shady.

        • I see what you did there.

          BTW, the center of the “X” is near the New Madrid fault. Of course, that doesn’t really mean anything, except to Michael Snyder.

        • All this means is that you are going to be suckered into having to buy those “special” glasses, twice.

      28. This is the most retarded article I’ve ever read. I won’t be coming back to SHTF after reading this garbage.

        • You gotta see, The Endtimes Forcaster. Woman With the Sun. If it’s true ? He compares the stars positions to the approximate date of the star of Bethlehem using star maps pictures .. This is the woman with the sun and moon under her feet and the crown of 12 stars prophesy. now a 7 year X across New Babalon? First X ending over Charlotte? You can’t make this stuff up? The dark state can’t make a 7 year 100% solar eclipse X across our country? How much longer can people deny that the book of revelations is a real warning.

          • TH, how is the first X ending over Charlotte? I looked at the NASA map ( and the beginning and end of the eclipse are outside of USA borders.

            Not being an idiot here, just asking to get the facts. Will check out The Endtimes Forecaster; it will be interesting to see the star comparison.

      29. I saw a total eclipse in 1982 at the beach when my ex mother in law stood up in front of me.

      30. I seriously cannot believe this article.

        First off–the math behind eclipses is pretty well understood and has been for several centuries. I don’t think NASA felt they needed to publish anything as this was announced several decades by the IAU.

        Those commenters that are going on about the cross, the number 7, Nibiru etc etc, I really feel sad for you. The real conspiracy is that you’re doomed to toil in ignorance for your entire life. Oops, gave it away. Sorry.

        Why are you publishing this crap at this time? The country is careening towards … something. Financial collapse; political upheaval; zombiepocalypse. I don’t know what, maybe everything. We need serious leaders and serious people to be our Tom Paine, Lysander Spooner & maybe even John Galt. And this superstitious pointless ‘story’ is what you decide to publish.

        I have very rarely visited the site preferring instead to read via RSS feeds in a reader. I have been reconsidering some of the so-called ‘conservative’ blogs I subscribe to. I have fired Rawles and Survivalblog. Firing Economic Collapse Blog. And now I’m firing you.

        • Ever think that the reason for all these fear-mongering articles is because everybody knows the country is careening towards “something” and articles like this serve a useful purpose — like being a much needed distraction?

          All I know, is that Whatever “IT” is, “IT” must be pretty damn big. (I hope.)


        The Eclipse is simply the MOON getting between the EARTH and the SUN
        It is really that simple

        its like your kid standing between the TV and YOU
        You have just been eclipsed!

        the Watcher

      32. About the dumbest post ever. My solar glasses cost $.60 from Amazon. Don’t think anyone got rich off of that sale.

        • The eye doctor might.

        • And shipping was $10.00. Some deal there, Spanky.

      33. Why is nobody asking the most important question of all, if what we have been taught is true then how do we get an eclipse shadow that moves west to east instead of east to west?!

        • Oh, God. Please make it stop.

      34. Everything isn’t a f***ing conspiracy. SMH

      35. “The Eclipse [IS] Nothing More Than A Money-Making Scheme For The Elites[.]”

        Well, of course it is.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if the sale of all those “special” glasses doesn’t account for 1-percent of 2017’s GDP. The sales figures for the latest model of the Apple I phones just aren’t what they use to be.

      36. Speaking of math, consider this…I checked the records… In the 29 years from 1948 to 1979, North America had 7 solar eclipses. In the 15 years from 2033 to 2048, there will be 6. We’re going from one eclipse every 4.14 years to one every 2.5 years. Any of you deniers still doubt global warming?

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