Monday, July 11, 2011

Predictive Programming: Children's Program and the Alien Agenda

I know of people who are researching predictive programming. Basically, many real-world events were foreshadowed by Hollywood. In particular, many aspects of 9/11. And if the events themselves weren't scripted first in Hollywood, then publishing and repetition in advance had the effect of conditioning us.

A great example is that overboard patriotic action adventure yarn, Pearl Harbor. It came out in May 2001, with ample time for us to get all our patriotic priorities in order, and what we (or young people) should do when we are told that we are attacked by external enemies.

Be that as it may, I've noticed a trend in children's programming to help young kids get over their fear of dragons and dinosaurs, who in many ways have characteristics of the reputed "reptile aliens" supposedly living in deep underground bases/cities on our planet.

Dragon Tales (PBS)
Dinosaur Train (PBS)
Barney (PBS)
How to train your dragon (Pixar Disney?)
Land Before Time (not sure who put this up originally, but whole seasons can be purchased on DVD)
Monsters versus Aliens (Pixar Disney?)
Monster, Inc. (Pixar Disney?)

Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders is a good case study. The Wikipedia link explains the plot well, like at the end: "At the end of the film, Crystal and Amber prove to be aliens from 20 light years away, and are dressed like they are because their interpretations of the way humans are dressed were derived from 1960s television broadcasts, to which Shaggy says, "Hey, why mess with a classic look." The UFO that ran Shaggy off the road was actually Crystal's."

Crystal and Amber were shape-shifting aliens, almost dragon or sphinx-like who break Shaggy's and Scooby's hearts.

There's more, but the point is that children's programming has ample fodder for consideration, and an agenda to get children (who grow into adults) to be not scared of intelligent and speaking reptiles, some of whom can fly.

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