I have to admit to being utterly bewildered at some of the weirdness that I discovered whilst putting this blog series together. In the first two parts, I have covered the obvious (to me anyway) aspects of a possible hidden agenda (or at least a form of subversion) in the Star Trek franchise. Here I will look at some of the stuff that made me sit up and say, “what the bloody hell is that doing there?!!” This kind of thing goes well into the esoteric realm so try to keep an open mind! I will also cover the latter days of Star Trek and where it currently resides… in the hands of people who are doing some very questionable things with all they touch.
If you do any internet searches into hidden aspects of Trek, you will first and foremost come across this notion that it is a thinly veiled glorification of the global agenda. Many people have highlighted that the obvious indicators are factors like: a world of GM style food replication, trans-humanism, genetic engineering, no currency, etc. These factors aren’t as clear cut as certain researchers would have you believe though… unless the writers and producers of Trek are operating on multiple levels of deception. A good example is the way in which Trek has gone out of its way to vilify genetic engineering.
I recently listened to a podcast by Alan Watt, who was discussing Star Trek with a listener (who had phoned in) and he declared that Trek was total psychological manipulation of the masses. As an example, he said, “have you ever noticed how they are all vegetarians (except the Klingons, etc.) in Star Trek? Humans never eat meat!” Although I understood the point he was trying to make, it’s a bit of a blanket statement. If you look a little more carefully, you’ll see this not true. Many of the human characters eat meat stews, casseroles, steaks, etc. So people need to be mindful when jumping to conclusions in order to fit their perspectives. This is not me getting “Trek” defensive, I’m just saying that people don’t always get the facts nailed down.
Take for example the concept of money in Trek. Some say that it being gone is good, some say otherwise. Although the exchange of currency has died out (something which the humans of the federation seem to pat themselves on the back about), it appears that a form of data currency is still used. For starters, how do they trade with other races that do use tender – The Ferengi “Gold Pressed Latinum” for example? There are also numerous references to the concept of “credits”, which are used for transportation on Earth, etc. This idea is a little more worrying if you understand the effect of taking the physical exchange of currency (or exchange of goods) out of our hands and into those of the mega-corporations. How easy would it be for them to simply “cut you off” on a whim?
One of the most revealing ideas, I have noticed in Star Trek, is the position of a telepathic psychologist as advisor to the captain. Deanna Troi probably didn’t realise that she was in the most powerful position on the ship! I can’t help but think about how the psychological understanding and manipulation of the masses (via the likes of Edward Bernays and Walter Lippmann), helped to make and break the puppet power structures of the last 100 years or so…
As I said at the beginning, going down this route of research led me to some real oddities in relation to Trek. The first and most well accounted aspect is the “47 Conspiracy”. I only recently became aware of it, but it certainly appears to be the case. From the “Rick Berman era” onwards, came a number of visual and verbal references to the number 47 (or 4 then 7) and this phenomenon increased to a ridiculous degree throughout the run of Star Trek: Voyager. It has been claimed that it was a bit of harmless fun on the part of the production team – an in-joke, a way to pass the time, etc. Several staff members took credit for originating it, but it has never been clearly established who kicked it off and why. If you want to find it for yourself, it is there for all to see – although it would probably take you quite a while to clock the examples up and I suspect that most sane people would have better things to do with their time! Some folk have though and counted several hundred examples. A few even claim that the count goes into the four digit region. You can see some examples here: http://youtu.be/V8HqRp8MdNs
You may say, “What’s wrong with this?” Well, ‘47’ obviously has serious connotations for those who study numerology and the occult/satanic angles to such symbolism, but I’ve also looked at another pertinent angle that could be considered. It seems that an entire “society” has been built around ‘47’ (in scientific and mathematical terms). “They explore the belief that ‘47’ occurs in nature more frequently than other numbers and share their personal sightings in consideration of ‘47’ being ‘the quintessential random number.’” (Wikipedia) This movement stems from a group of academics at Pomona College, California who (in the 1960s) became fascinated with the number 47.
It should be noted that Joe Menosky graduated from Pomona College in 1979 and went on to become one of the story writers of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Wikipedia has lazily given a page over to ‘47’ and claims that Menosky “infected” other Trek staff members with the ‘47’ bug. If anybody has more in-depth knowledge about this or the greater significance of the number, please feel free to post your insight, links, etc., in the comments below this article. I’d really appreciate it. I should also point out that J. J. Abrams loves ‘47’ and inspired his fellow cohorts to do the same. I will come to him (and them) shortly.
There is also a really amusing one about “tongue-flicking” – as in the flicking tongue of a snake/reptile. Although this is quite apparent in Trek (especially The Original Series), I’m not convinced it really means anything. Maybe they were all being flirtatiously suggestive with each other - a conspiracy of horny humans in the future! Maybe they were just thirsty…
Another group of people have attached significance to the naming process in the show (characters, planets, races, etc.) and claim that a “Da Vinci-like” code has been embedded for those who want to find. I have yet to find any solid evidence of this specific theory, mainly because they don’t seem to explain it much beyond the assertion that “it is there!” As I have pointed out in the first part of this blog series, several aspects of Trek terminology can be associated with freemasonic, occult or esoteric fields. Maybe this is what they are referring to. Please be a little less vague folks!
Star Trek has also collided with “coincidences” on a number of significant occasions. There is some fascinating insight out there, regarding Barack Obama and Trek. Whole articles have been given over to the Captain Sisko/Obama paradigm. Aside from the superficial similarities, Sisko was a human who eventually turned out to be “not born of human”, and you know what they say about Obama’s origins/place of birth! Sisko was heralded as “The Emissary”, a man who would bring about huge change… you get the idea. Christopher Knowles (of the “Secret Sun” blog) has written several interesting articles that dabble in this area - http://secretsun.blogspot.co.uk/2008/06/star-trek-sisk-o-bama-and-council-of.html
There is also the “Jeri Ryan” angle to consider. Ryan (who played Seven of Nine) was married to Republican political candidate Jack Ryan. Without going into the legal specifics, certain allegations were made about Jack Ryan, some of which related to Jeri Ryan. This is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject:
“Jeri had accused Jack Ryan of asking her to perform sexual acts with him in public, and in sex clubs in New York, New Orleans, and Paris. Jeri Ryan described one as ‘a bizarre club with cages, whips and other apparatus hanging from the ceiling.’ Jack Ryan denied these allegations. Although Jeri Ryan only made a brief statement, and she refused to comment on the matter during the campaign, the document disclosure led Jack Ryan to withdraw his candidacy; his main opponent, Barack Obama, then won the 2004 United States Senate election in Illinois.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeri_Ryan
It is almost certain that Barack Obama would not have been President, if this hadn’t happened.
In April 2011, Jon Stewart (of The Daily Show) ran a tongue in cheek item, where he “identified Star Trek as part of a vast conspiracy.” The clip from this show was only available to view in the US, so I have not seen it. However an article covering the show, describes Stewart as addressing “some kind of conspiracy that involves Worldwide Communism, The Nielsen Company, the U.N., The French (represented by the croissant), Burger King and Star Trek!” He also connected John Birch, George Soros and The Manson Family!
Although I am loathed to even say the name of such MSM representatives here, is it possible that he was skirting closely to something… albeit in a blasé kind of way? One aspect here that is provable: the cancellation of the original Star Trek series was directly responsible for creating the Nielsen ratings as we know them today.
A big deal has also been made about the latter half of Star Trek: Enterprise and the “Xindi” storyline. This was an apparent attempt to take the state of post-9/11 America, the “War on Terror”, effects on civil liberties and national pride, into a Star Trek context. The perpetrators of a devastating attack against Earth (east coast of America actually) were singularly called “The Xindi” and everybody rallied together to hunt them down and “make them pay”. Eventually, it turned out that the concept of “The Xindi” was a multi-faceted one – with the true perpetrators of the attack being a Reptilian species, directed by a group of extra-dimensional beings with a lot of inside knowledge. The attack is also carried out via a huge experimental, directed energy weapon.
This was not the first time that such an idea had been addressed in Trek. Long before 9/11, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine aired a two part story in its fourth season (“Paradise Lost”/”Homefront”) which told of a set of false-flag events on Earth (and incidentally blamed on the shape-shifting race: The Founders), orchestrated by Starfleet, done so in an attempt to militarise Earth (martial law), and all done under the guise of “saving humanity”. These involved “invisible craft” opening the Bajoran wormhole at random, an embassy bombing and a global power blackout. It also involved people having to have blood tests to “prove” that they weren’t the “enemy”. A little spooky to say the least!
The conclusion to the metaphorical “9/11” story line on “Enterprise” also included one of the most bizarre moments in terms of Trek and a possible hidden agenda. The final moments involve a time traveller who removes Captain Archer from history as the chronological history of time re-aligns itself to “accuracy”. Images from major historical events flash past in the background. Of the last of these, is an image of the “plane impact” on 9/11. As we see this image, the time traveller says (referring to rewriting history), “It’s almost ready.” What this means is open to interpretation. It is possible that some of these factors were part of the reason why “Enterprise” was cancelled, although this is pure speculation.
What have these people (behind the scenes on Star Trek) been trying to say? It’s the big question. Have they been trying to sneak little things out, whilst simultaneously subverting the viewer? The truth is rarely black and white in such cases. The same, however, cannot be said of the final group of people to seize control of the Trek franchise. It is as plain as day that these guys are definitely up to something.
In the last few years, Star Trek has been removed from TV land and rebooted as the summer movie blockbuster. J. J. Abrams and several fellow writers/producers (that worked closely with him for many years) were given the keys to the “Trek” car and took the franchise where all of contemporary entertainment media has boldly gone – into the realms of mixed messages, subliminals and hidden symbolism. The only difference here (I believe anyway) is these guys are true masters of the art. This is blatantly apparent if you look over the material they have produced during their careers.
The best example here is “Lost”. This show breaks my heart more than any other because I really liked it until I realised that it was a truly sinister piece of work. This program is crammed to bursting point with occult symbolism and numerology, global agenda principles, Monarch/mind control triggers, large scale child abduction, psychological experimentation, duality, fractured personality archetypes… the list is endless. AND, let us not forget that it was spearheaded by ABC - so it was effectively a Disney product. I don’t really need to say anything about Disney here other than if you don’t know what I’m getting at, then you owe it to yourself to get out there and do some research.
Many of the people involved with “Lost” and other Abrams related shows like Alias, Fringe, etc., have gone on to be involved with the big guns of modern Hollywood – Super 8, Transformers, Mission Impossible, Cloverfield, Prometheus, etc. These guys are now controlling the content and direction of Star Trek. Whether they are knowingly playing the game or are being directed by the Hollywood upper echelons, it doesn’t really matter. They are still playing the game.
The ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry, were launched into space after his death. In the years following, his wife (Majel Barrett Roddenberry) spoke often about this. In almost every interview, she said; “He’s up there going around every 90 minutes saying, ‘what have you done to my show?!!’” Although it is clear that the true nature of Star Trek seems to have shifted over the years, I have often wondered what she really meant by this… What did she know? Sadly, I suspect WE may never ultimately know for sure.
The things that people truly love about Star Trek - principles of exploration, peace, tolerance and harmony, a riddance of hunger, disease and war - are all noble goals. I would very much like to see this kind of utopia. In this regard, the message of Star Trek is very positive. However, we know that any future (of this kind) would ultimately be steered and manipulated by those with values that are incompatible with such ideals... especially if the current “state of affairs” are anything to go by. Utopia via alignment, conformity and uniformity is a very high price to pay indeed. Also, within Trek’s timeline, this “Brave New World” seems to have come about as a result of a devastating Third World War. Is this predictive programming? Is it a portent of things to come? Is it a hidden clue to the desired roadmap of the Agenda Players’ plans? I don’t know about you (and you may disagree!), but I think this scenario is one that we can happily live without… after all, who (other than THEM maybe) wants a war like that? Take a moment to think about this the next time you look at Star Trek.
More importantly, we must always remember the type of people that control the media. Is TV merely an expression of artistic creativity? Absolutely not! Nothing in the medium is ever that singular or innocent… There is a very good reason why TV’s output is called “programming”! One definite positive message from Star Trek though, according to an early episode of TNG, is that TV died out by 2040. Given what it has become, maybe that’s not such a bad thing…
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