On October 30, 1938, “The War of the Worlds”, a radio-drama written by Orson Welles and based on H.G. Wells’ book of the same name, was broadcast throughout America.
“The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated “news bulletins”, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a ‘sustaining show’ (it ran without commercial breaks), thus adding to the program’s quality of realism.”
“In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners who believed the events described in the program were real.”
“There has been continued speculation the panic generated by War of the Worlds inspired officials to cover up unidentified flying object evidence, avoiding a similar panic. U.S. Air Force Captain Edward J. Ruppelt, the first head of UFO investigatory Project Blue Book wrote, “The [U.S. government’s] UFO files are full of references to the near mass panic of October 30, 1938, when Orson Welles presented his now famous The War of the Worlds broadcast.””
If this was a psychological experiment, as many conspiracy theorists claim, the lesson learned by the experimenters was that such news could not be broken suddenly or else it would induce mass terror. Since 1938 a perspective that extraterrestrials are real and visit earth has been heavily featured in all media, most notably Hollywood movies, to the extent that most people now believe that “based on sheer numbers” (aka infinity) aliens must exist.
Edward Bernays, the father of modern propaganda and employee of the Rockefeller Foundation and CBS wrote:
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
Predictive Programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by the powers that be.
Here are some examples:
Children of Men (2006)
Thematic and obvious PP elements:
1. No children are able to be born through all-pervasive human infertility.
2. Fugitives are all over the place, as are civilian arrestees.
3. Full fledged police state, with the ‘posse commitatus’ rule nullified (military is used as a police force).
4. Flash mob activity and terrorism abounds. It is mentioned that terrorist attacks are perpetrated by the government, this will promote fear for the government.
5. Society has seriously degenerated: living standards have gone down the drain (poverty is common place), schools are empty and deserted (at least in the rural areas), overpopulation and immigration abounds, presence of military overseen refugee camps, chaotic and discordant populations.
6. Militant Islam is openly professed in Britain. This theatrical given helps to incite fear for Islam by the public.
Subtle and less obvious PP elements:
1. Elderly people are mostly senile and robbed of dignity, autonomy and quite unlike being custodians of wisdom accumulated over the years of their long life (which should be more or less the norm).
2. Subtle hints of medicine use being common place (imagery of pill strips are flashed by).
3. Hiding behind the unarmed civil population has zero effectiveness for ‘terrorists’ since both parties are shot to pieces by ‘counter-terrorism’ armed forces. This helps to stimulate the widening of the trust gap between resistive civil groups and passive compliant groups.
The Invasion (2007)
Synopsis: A virus from outer space is threatening our very existence. Infected humans transform into callous and vicious robotic beings seemingly having the sole intention of working to infect the remaining uninfected humans.
1. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) is crucial in the attempt to alleviate the alien viral epidemic and is in no time engaged in trying to find an anti-viral cure in the form of inoculations, the no-questions-asked remedy in the movie. Therefore, it’s quite the unabashed white-wash advertisement campaign for vaccines, which is meant to make the public feel comfortable towards taking vaccines should the ‘occasion’ arise to do so.
2. At the end of the movie, vaccines are widely administered to, of course, successfully counteract and squelch the vicious and pernicious alien viral epidemic. Quite cannily the word vaccines is verbally pronounced while the word solutions appears written on the screen. Therefore thus by wedding the two concepts in the eye of the viewer, the public is once again lured into believing the benign and life-saving qualities vaccines bring with them on application.
3. In the movie it is quite soon discovered that the infected can be tricked into refraining assaulting those who remain uninfected if the latter abstain from showing emotion (towards the infected). By shutting themselves off from emotions, including all positive ones – such as compassion, towards the infected this will help widen the gap between the diseased and the healthy in the public’s eye.
4. All the the work in trying to find a cure to the viral infection is being carried out at Fort Dietrich. This shameless act of propaganda may help to offset the effect of any bad allegations that this military laboratory has received in the mind of the public in that it is actually involved in creating viruses – such as the AIDS virus. Another PR attempt to white-wash the extent of a bad reputation in the public’s eye.
5. In the movie the police turn out to be just as receptive for infection as the other normal civilian groups. The military however, the movie likes us to believe, seems to be quite impervious to infection. Therefore, should a viral crisis be imposed on society the police should be trusted much less so than the military. This scenario helps to familiarize the public with a martial law situation in which the military has usurped the role of the police and entice them to accept this as desirable.
6. The movie ends with the main character – Nicole Kidman, recalling the thought-provoking words somebody else spoke to her earlier in the movie:
“In the right situation we’re all capable of the most terrible crimes. Imagine a world where this was not so, where every crisis did not result in a new atrocity, where every newspaper is not full of war and violence. This is to imagine a world where human beings cease to be human.”
This deliberate act of recollection is remarkable and is therefore likely to serve a purpose. I conjecture that it may serve to subtly acquaint the public with the idea that ordinary humans are to blame for all the bloodshed in the world and that the only way to put an end to it is to stop us being human, i.e. to force us to accept modifications that take away those qualities which make us human (brain-chip).
The idea of humans ceasing to be humans is related to Trans-humanism, an idea I will cover later.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
1. The Cold-War-inspired hatred for the Russians is given a good jolt once again. The Russians are the bad guys and the Americans are once again the good guys. The leader of the Russian bad guys (Cate Blanchet) is a psychopathic individual who has a habit of stopping at nothing in order to attain what she wants. The gullible viewer is therefore helped in being persuaded to regard the Russians with scorn and contempt again. Regarding the tense and volatile situation with Iran – Russia – China, this imposition of anti-Russian sentiment on Western viewers seems rather well-timed in the current geopolitical arena.
2. The movie suggests that the development of human culture, and perhaps even humanity itself, at some point in the past experienced the presence of tangible alien beings from outer space. Indeed, the shape of the unearthed crystal skull is not traditionally human (unlike the genuine crystal skulls) but seems to be rather like what is commonly referred to in Sci-Fi circles as that belonging to “Grey aliens.” Thus the Grey aliens have meddled in our own evolution, the movie suggests. To help the viewer get on the right propaganda feed-track even better, the movie near the end features nothing short of a rotating flying disc of which the Grey alien featured in the movie supposedly is native to. Therefore we have a scenario that is quite popular in the alternative media wherein Grey aliens have interfered with our culture, possibly even having created us and arrived here in ‘flying saucers’ (or UFOs). This theme of course adds fuel to the fire to the mind of the viewer that we were created by physical alien beings who traveled here in flying saucer-like physical vehicles.
Acceptance of Ancient Alien theories is part of the New Age movement.
Code 46 (2003)
A futuristic Brave New World-like movie that has a law (Code 46):
Any human being who shares the same nuclear gene set as another human being is deemed to be genetically identical. The relations of one are the relations of all.
Due to IVF, ID embryo splitting and cloning techniques it is necessary to prevent any accidental or deliberate genetically incestuous reproduction.
I. All prospective parents should be genetically screened before conception. If they have 100%, 50% or 25% genetic identity they are not permitted to conceive
II. If the pregnancy is unplanned, the foetus must be screened. Any pregnancy resulting from 100%, 50% or 25% genetically related parents must be terminated immediately
III. If the parents were ignorant of their genetic relationship then medical intervention is authorized to prevent any further breach of Code 46
IV. If the parents knew they were genetically related prior to conception it is a criminal breach of Code 46.
1. Overpopulation is a given. Cities are cordoned off and inaccessible without special travel permits, called “Papelles” implemented through thumb or finger scanning. The viewer is made aware of a futuristic prospect of over-population and government control exercised by stringent travel restrictions.
2. Code 46: Compelling regulations are put in effect regarding reproduction. The natural way to conceive children has taken a backseat and “in-vitro” (“test tubes”) ways of conception seem to have gained prominence, while reproduction is subjected to restrictive laws. The viewer is made aware to the idea that the government will have more say in the specificity of the children you may want to have than Mother Nature.
3. There seems to be one global language spoken, a mixture of several widely spoken languages but predominantly consisting of English, and containing traces of Spanish and French. The emphasis of the presence of a global language seems to familiarize the viewer with the concept of globalization and unification a bit further.
4. The daylight seems have a toxic influence on the wellbeing of humans, in contrast with the darkness of the night which is bearable for humans. This theme seems to paint a scenario in which the world has fallen victim to its own pollution. A fashionable but no way scientifically endorsed cause for global pollution is humanly induced CO2 emission. The viewer may feel a certain sense of commitment to help reduce global pollution by accepting responsibility in contributing towards lessening CO2 emissions. As such, this theme is highly compatible with the whole Global Warming myth and welcomes the much touted but phony CO2 emission discouragement swindle dressed up as a remedy, called Carbon Tax.
5. Viral-based technology abounds. The society of the future seems to feature a versatile virus-mediated technology capable of manipulating (enhancing or restricting) the host of a virus in a number of ways:
* “Empathy viruses” function to obtain unstated information from people if they voluntarily reveal something about themselves to the carrier of this virus.
* Unauthorized visits to certain cities can be met with death if no prior immunity for locally prevalent viruses has been obtained.
6. Memory retention can be manipulated by undisclosed neurological/ neurosurgical technology. That is, memory a person has of a specific event can either be wiped or, if they were wiped before, can also be restored again. This suggests that the process of the erasure of a memory actually consists of a reversible suspension of conscious access to that memory.