Coincidence or Predictive Programming?

While there are many conspiracies surrounding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, can you positively say that you were shocked by the terrible events? Many believe that the attacks were an “inside job” and planned by the Bush Administration, while others believe the buildings were wired with explosives. 17 years later, we are still debating whether or not the attacks were planned. This is where the theory of predictive programming comes into play.

Almost every technological breakthrough that has occurred, such as Apple’s TouchID and Facial Recognition, microchipping, and Tesla’s self driving cars, were put into our minds through movies, tv shows, and other forms of entertainment years prior to the release of these technological advancements. British philosopher, Alan Watt, defined predictive programming as the following: “a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by out leaders. If and when these changes are put through, the public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as natural progressions, thus lessening possible public resistance and commotion.”

The very convincing theory, in my opinion, that predictive programming has been priming us to the idea of 9/11 years before the event actually occurred is shockingly surreal. The attacks of 9/11 have been “predicted in movie posters, advertisements, magazines, comic books, artwork, album covers and video games” says conspiracy theory enthusiast and Youtuber, Shane Dawson in his video called MIND BLOWING CONSPIRACY THEORIES. In this video, Shane presents multiple pieces of evidence such as an ad in the newspaper from 1968 by a group of realtors where they depict two tall buildings with a plane about to crash into them. Their idea was to show how big they were going to build the skyscrapers, so “literally a plane could go into them!” The ad’s headline stated: “The Mountain Comes to Manhattan.”. Another example included in Shane’s video is a 1976 ad, from when our parents were kids, illustrating the Cookie Monster eating/destroying the twin towers. If these are interesting to you, I highly recommend checking out Shane’s video examples (18:00-24:00).

Another example that really freaked me out was the Johnny Bravo cartoon episode “Chain Gang Johnny” that was aired on April 27, 2001. During one of the clips, Johnny is arguing with another character, however, in the background, you can see a poster on the wall of a skyscraper in flames with a “Coming Soon” stamp on top of it. This episode was released just months before the attacks of 9/11 and if that does not scare you even just a little, then I applaud your non-paranoid conscience.

After much research and paranoia, it is no surprise that I am convinced of the theory of predictive programming, but do you still believe that these could all be a coincidence? Additional info here:

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