Despite the feverish levels of secrecy surrounding the film, Scott has been open about one aspect: the inspiration behind the story. “It’s the story of creation, the gods and the man who stood against them… NASA and the Vatican agree that [it is] almost mathematically impossible that we can be where we are today without there being a little help along the way... That’s what we’re looking at (in the film), at some of Erich von Däniken’s ideas of how did we humans come about.”
The Greek mythology of Prometheus – who was cursed after stealing fire from the gods to give to mankind – has not escaped the attention of many and set internet forums alight. Is there something deeper going on with this film? From the poster artwork of the possible ‘all-seeing eye’ (also an ancient monument), to the similarity between the alien race (glimpse in the first “Alien” movie and christened the “Space Jockey”) and the various images of alleged “Nephilim” remains, discussion and speculation has posed the question: Is “Prometheus” trying to tell us (or mislead us about) something? Why this particular subject? And why now?
The idea that “Prometheus” could be an exercise in public perception might be considered a coincidence or ‘flight of fancy’. However it is based around three central notions that have a basis in fact:
- That the mainstream media lies, misleads and manipulates public opinion
- That the mainstream media is intricately involved with clandestine programs of perception management and psychological control
- That there has been a (very) longstanding doctrine of misinformation regarding the existence of creatures in Earth’s past (in varying forms) that are either:
- Terrestrial in origin and are no longer apparent in nature (or “natural” anyway)
- Or non-Terrestrial in origin
In relation to the film industry, it is extensively documented that Hollywood has forged deals of convenience with the military, intelligence agencies and NASA in order to produce any number of films. Whilst these arrangements have been made to procure assets (vehicles, soldiers, bases, technical expertise, etc.), it seems that the price of these deals usually involves said agencies having a lengthy say in the nature of the production’s scripts. Changes are made in order to seal the deal and usually involve casting the agencies “in a wholly respectable light with nothing but good intentions.” PR exercises, in other words.
A curious result of these changes, often involves the re-writing of a period of history. It may involve an individual (ironically, see: “Black Hawk Down” – Ridley Scott) or a specific event (a good example would be “Windtalkers”), that results in the Cinema going public exiting the theatre with a misaligned perception of a fact based event. This is the unavoidable nature of the “magic” of film (Hollywood = Holy Wood = Magic Wand…), however it is troubling when it relates to historical accuracy. It is a job well done, when individuals decide to base their entire historical knowledge on a media drip feed and never bother to research further. Of course, for many people, this is an accepted practice.
The use of the media as a perception filter (and a tool of PR) is an old tale. It dates back through countless civilisations and has certainly blossomed in the last hundred years through the accessibility of radio, film, television and aspects of the internet. The early work of The Tavistock Institute and associated profiteers of perception (such as Edward Bernays) is a testament to its effectiveness. The Radio Research Project and the programmed radio broadcast: “War of the Worlds”, showed how a simple exercise could be so successfully applied to a malleable public. Many will so say that it could never be so worthwhile today, simply because people are not that naïve anymore! This might well be true if it represented the total extent of the practice.
The damning truth of such affairs goes much deeper though. The study of psychology and social science is part of the bedrock of modern civilisation. It is integral to the effective functioning of industry, business, finance, governing bodies, the military, etc. An organisation’s mere existence rests exclusively with the ability to predict, steer or (dare I say) control public opinion and demand. The media is the machine that drives this process.
Further still, one must consider projects like Bluebird, Arti-choke, Chatter, MKDelta, MKUltra, etc. I could write extensively here about these projects, the evidence for their existence, the depths of the research and experiments, and the implications therein. The evidence is readily available for anybody prepared to take the time to look at it. In relation to this particular subject, there is an almost invisible line that continually associates these and other on-going projects with the media sector. With this in mind, the implications become all too clear…
We live in troubling times and the program of mass manipulation, through such forms, is in full swing. Countless people will accept the fed idea of an international bogeyman, looming catastrophe or terrorist plot without question. They will accept the laws, rules and mandates created to keep order and keep them safe. They will fixatedly stare at their respective screens of ‘knowledge’ and ‘life style suggestions’, turn it off at the end of the day, tuck themselves safely into bed and count sheep…
At such times, others look outward for meaning. It is then that many ask about the nature of existence, our origins, the hidden secrets of energy and suppressed technology and the possibility of an untaught (at least in academia) terrestrial timeline.
With regard to the latter, there is a problem with the vilification of existing source material. It seems that anybody who poses an alternative theory of evolution (or, heaven forbid, an intervention theory) is considered a crackpot! The subject has become a hotbed of controversy and debate. You could read pages of literature and truly feel that you had stumbled onto something significant, only to suddenly find an opaque undercurrent of religious dogmatism. In no time you would read phrases like “the Anti-Christ” and “The Rapture” and realise that you had been hoodwinked!
This has happened to me once or twice and infuriates me. I know what to discard at this point, but do I throw the baby out with the bathwater?! There could be one crucial nugget hidden within the rest of the garbage. I’ve now increased my workload by a factor of ten, if I want to find more credible references elsewhere. All this is thanks to a totally irresponsible “researcher” and all the other people that refer to the original source. Incidentally, this happens a lot in truth research in general. My crap detector is pretty damn good these days, but it doesn’t help those who’ve just started to realise the bigger picture and want to learn more. For all the good it does, I implore those responsible to STOP IT!!
It is not in the least bit surprising that the subject can be steered so effectively. Erich von Däniken and Zecharia Sitchin are consigned by many to the science fiction, bargain bin, references to the curious creatures in the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Book of Enoch, Jared, etc., are dismissed as religious extremism, and so on. The association is tangled and unfortunate because it does appear that there may very well be some truths within the material.
That said… the evidence is not entirely that of mystical leanings and historical speculation. There is an abundance of ancient texts, glyphs, cave drawings and stone carvings that refer to creatures and races that don’t appear on the Earth today. They also show the possible existence of advanced technology and methods being employed by said beings. The references are numerous and (despite the circulation of forgeries that taint the validity of the genuine articles) remain a fascinating source of research.
Then we have the discovery of artefacts (specifically bones) that don’t fit with Darwinian (and certainly Creationist!) theory. There are a sizeable number of huge bones that some suggest are remnants of an oft-referred species labelled The Nephilim. These relics have been photographed, catalogued and studied to various degrees of authenticity. As before, fakery is also rife and taints the study somewhat.
Finally there is the work of Lloyd Pye and the Starchild Skull to consider. I personally find his work to be one of the most credible and tirelessly researched sources on the subject, largely because of the process of investigation that he has utilised. The work also poses the intriguing hypothesis that there may be a degree of genetic intervention at some point in our evolution. It may also be possible to suggest that such intervention was non-terrestrial in nature. If such a theory were proved to be even remotely true, the implications for humanity would be unimaginable. Such a realisation would be the single greatest revelation in the whole of human history.
It is here that I return to Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus”. With so many people investigating, studying and discussing far-reaching concepts such as a hidden evolutionary history, ancient astronauts, advanced genetic engineering, free energy, hyper-technology and the possibility of having to rethink all we know and believe, would it not be prudent for the mainstream perception bureau (the mainstream media) to have a handle on how this information is disseminated?
“Prometheus” could serve as a perfect vehicle for such a task. Like much science fiction, it can be referred to as the source of such wild speculation. If it is an attempt to expose a greater truth, it can just as easily be dismissed as another example of “tapping into the zeitgeist”. If it fails at the box office, it will be largely forgotten.
As always I occupy the middle ground and try to remain as sensible as I can with regard to such issues. It is important to remember that not every film is a tool of a darker mechanism. The PR agenda of many a Hollywood production is simply to sell a slew of new merchandise, or recruit a certain skill set in society, dose-up our personal or national pride, or to just mindlessly distract us with frivolous social mind-sets for a few hours. I’m not excusing this, but it is what it is.
Never the less, history also shows us that not everything is as black and white as it always appears... that sometimes, certain agendas (or even certain truths) can and will be hidden in plain sight. What greater secret could there be to hide, than IF it turned out that great swathes of accepted human history were a big fat lie? Is “Prometheus” playing a minor part in this? We’ll just have to wait and see!
Prometheus is released worldwide in early June 2012.
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