As Aris pointed out, predictive programming is a well worn but still highly effective technique in the brainwashing of the populace.
Except for in the waiting rooms of doctor's offices, I'm not sure of how many people read Time but Hollywood makes up for the lack of those reading the rags.
What is predictive programming?and
Alan Watt explains:
"Hollywood is the magician's wand (holly-holy) which has been used to cast a spell on the unsuspecting public.
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.
These same movies which are designed to program the average person, can give the discerning viewer a better understanding of the workings and the plan of the world agenda. 'Be-aware'.
Predictive Programming - The power of suggestion using the media of fiction to create a desired outcome."
Researcher Michael Hoffman defines “predictive programming” as follows: “Predictive programming works by means of the propagation of the illusion of an infallibly accurate vision of how the world is going to look in the future.” Through the circulation of science “fiction” literature, the ignorant masses are provided with semiotic intimations of coming events. Within such literary works are narrative paradigms that are politically and socially expedient to the power elite. Thus, when the future unfolds as planned, it assumes the paradigmatic character of the “fiction” that foretold it.
One programming technique that is as old as mankind is religion. Downplay legitimate spiritual aspects and instead focus on fictions that are used for control. Occasionally when looking at local sites I run across comments that are so absurd that I can't help myself in responding.
By now you have probably heard that the "largest U.S. Presbyterian church narrowly voted Friday to divest from three multinational corporations that it said supply Israel with products that promote violence in occupied Palestinian territories."
The measure that was passed not only called for divestment but also reaffirmed Israel’s right to exist, endorsed a two-state solution, encouraged interfaith dialogue and travel to the Holy Land, and instructed the church to undertake “positive investment” in endeavors that advance peace and improve the lives of Israelis and Palestinians. It also said the motion was “not to be construed” as “alignment with or endorsement of the global B.D.S.” movement by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The language was written by the church’s 65-member Middle East committee.As Richard Edmondson observed:
"I’m glad the Presbyterians passed the divestment resolution, although it is a very tepid measure, and more needs to be done. But it’s a step in the right direction–and steps in the right direction are rare items these days. "Tepid is correct and it's a shame that churches do not do more to counter the lies that surround us. How many sermons today will address the propaganda that is manipulating the flock and maneuvering them to remain silent to the real evil in our midst? If I guess none, would I be that far off?
Thanks to another commenter here, I'll leave with this.....
“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” John F. Kennedy
Terrorism, directly or sponsored, has long been America’s weapon of mass destruction – its weapon of choice. As a strategy, it outdates ‘human rights’ and ‘democracy promotion’ and has proven itself to be far more effective by creating mayhem and fear, removing resistance to intervention. The events of 9/11 justified this age-old tactic. The tentacles of America’s terror tactic reach back far and spread wide.