One of the most important concepts in support of belief in the Illuminati, that controls and manipulates major world events, is the concept of predictive programming. Predictive programming is “psychological conditioning via media to acquaint the population to planned societal changes” (definition quoted from bibliotechapleyades). The concept of predictive programming may have been originally suggested by popular conspiracy theorists Alex Jones, Michael Hoffman, and/or David Icke, at least that’s what the Wikipedia page says. In one of Alex Jones’ Infowars podcasts he describes how actor Dean Haglund (who had a recurring role as Richard “Ringo” Langley on X-Files and The Lone Gunmen) came to him and described how the CIA told television producers what to put in their scripts. The script in question aired on March 4, 2001 and predicted the World Trade Center attack that occurred on September 11th of that same year (this fact is even part of the television series’ IMDB page). Coincidence? If you believe that 9/11 was an inside job, then this was no mere coincidence: this was predictive programming!
Before we all grab our pitchforks and storm the GW Ranch in Tyler, TX we may need to dig a little deeper into the subject. Think back to 1993, the World Trade Center was the subject of so innumerable bomb threats: a total of 396 bomb threats levied within the week after the February 26th, 1993 WTC Bombing. Back then, the World Trade Center was Target #1 and everyone who lived and worked around the complex knew it, with normal weeks averaging 5 to 7 security threats or suspicious package reports the WTC complex was the subject of intense security interest. Attempts to take down the Twin Towers were nothing less than guaranteed. The fact that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed funded the 1993 WTC Bombing and was later implicated in the Bojinka Plot, which included a proposed hijacking to crash a plane into CIA headquarters, meant that the idea that a plane may be hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center was a topic of regular speculation. By the time The Lone Gunmen aired in March, 2001 the subject of the Towers being hit were covered several times in popular culture but, as Alex Jones would likely contend, all of this would be predictive programming.
So, now that we know what predictive programming is, we can now discuss what it used for. Not in the sense that it is used by some secret Illuminati overlords, but in the sense that it is used as a strategy for legitimizing beliefs. The image above was posted on Facebook and insinuates that Ebola is not real, the proof is that the Simpsons made a joke about Ebola in 1997 (ignoring Ebola was identified as early as 1976). This is a very weak example of a predictive programming claim being used to legitimize a belief.
A similar mental process exists in which an extant belief in a conspiratorial cabal, coupled with a belief in predictive programming, makes pop culture products the subject of suspicion and speculation. Here, Christian conspiracy theorists and their fear and suspicion of the CERN supercollider, which they often suggest will open up Hell and allow fallen angels to roam the earth, are legitimized through, yet again, a Simpsons episode.
Homer Simpson, of course, did not predict the mass of the Higgs-Boson particle. The mass of the Higgs-Boson was theorized, and then later confirmed. The book titled The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets makes the claim that Homer makes the prediction in the 1998 episode “The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace” but even though the book’s author claims that the equation is accurate, actual mathematicians disagree (link).
Predictive programming supposedly is part of Illuminati ritual practice. Theoretically, the Illuminati must hide what they intend to do “in plain sight” in order to complete their nefarious deeds. This gives their actions “power” (somehow) and only those who are “in the know” or “awake” will know the truth. All the idea of predictive programming does is give a false legitimation to preconceived notions that, ultimately, promote a paranoid and fatalistic worldview.
For a bit more info on predictive programming, a great blog on the subject is linked here.