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What Is Predictive Programming?

A term most likely created by esoteric philosopher Alan Watts, “predictive programming” is an exaggerated form of subliminal messaging. It has long been thought to be the process that many governments and organizations use to influence the world so that it eventually favors its agendas.

The general concept is that when an organization wants to influence the public, they pay media companies to seed entertainment and news stories with specific concepts, years in advance so that one day the minds and behaviors of the public shift in favor of their predetermined agenda. By the time the conditioning plan is completed, society will have lost its impulse to resist or oppose the manipulated tides. The public might also be too numb to react to any preplanned, catastrophic events.

After Jack Kennedy won American hearts during his debate with Richard Nixon, the government and other stealth organizations knew their best outlet for influencing the public was television. They came to understand that to change human behavior, sell products, and set the stage for world and intergalactic governmental control; they needed to fully understand the potential of that little box in the living room.

Not all predictive programming theories are well-rounded. Like any conspiracy there are those who cherry pick examples and try to back-track into a problematic intention. The drawback here is that anybody with imagination can establish a narrative that ties two estranged ideas together. Think of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups commercial: “You got your peanut butter on my chocolate!” It doesn’t take a genius to connect the dots. But there are also plenty of compelling ones that may hold some validity.

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