Predictive programming: The Simpsons Predict The Ebola Outbreak [VIDEO]
Predictive programming is a conspiracy theory promulgated by Alternative Media researchers Ale...
Predictive programming is a conspiracy theory promulgated by Alternative Media researchers Alex Jones,David Icke,Michael Hoffman,and others. The theory proposes that public media (such as films, television, news casts, etc.) are deliberately seeded with subtle clues to future social, political, or technological changes. According to the theory, when the relevant change is later introduced into the world, the public has become used to the idea through exposure, and therefore passively accepts it rather than offering resistance or opposition. Predictive programming is therefore thought to be a means ofpropaganda or mass psychological conditioning that operates on a subliminal or implicit level.
To give an example, the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire depicts a totalitarian government ruling over the shattered remnants of the United States. Predictive programming theory would predict that if such a government were to arise, people would be less likely to resist it and more likely to accept it based on their exposure to the film in fiction. The fact that the government is portrayed as a villain to be resisted is said to be irrelevant; under predictive programming theory, mere exposure to a concept induces acquiescence to it. An idea introduced in a science fiction movie, takes on a surrealistic tinge and, when it is introduced in the real world, it is experienced as not quite real; to an extent disarming the public from experiencing it as undesirable or something to potentially fight against. Researcher Alan Watt explains the phenomenon this way:
Things or ideas which would otherwise be seen as bizarre, vulgar, undesirable or impossible are inserted into films in the realm of fantasy. When the viewer watches these films, his/her mind is left open to suggestion and the conditioning process begins.
In one example, David Icke points to the presence of the words “Sandy Hook” on a map featured for only a few frames in the 2012 Batman filmThe Dark Knight Rises.Other researchers have pointed to the many depictions of the destruction of the World Trade Center in films as a form of predictive programming, preparing the public for the actual September 11 attacks.
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