is one of my all-time favorite TV shows...but, it is also an excellent example of what I have been talking about.
It's religious programming.
The "Christian Shepherd" is dead. The new Shepherd is a "Man of Science"...the first episode in season 2 is titled "Man of Science, Man of Faith". While "Man of Science, Man of Faith" alludes to a quote in the previous episode where Locke describes himself as a man of faith and Jack as a man of science, writer Damon Lindelof stated that the episode has the title to imply that Jack is both, with the flashback making the empiricist "man of science" facing a miracle while treating a patient
Miracles becoming the territory of science. The writer is admitting that this concept was intentionally put into the episode. Science is the new religion. If you watch 2001 and 2010 you see aliens doing the work of God...creating and evolving life. The monolith is a piece of alien tech. What does Dr. Manhattan say at the end of Watchmen? Something about going and creating some life of his own...
Staying on the riff of science becoming spirituality, let's consider how many paranormal science shows are on TV. Ghost Hunters has how many spinoffs? Ghost Adventures, Ghost Lab, Paranormal State...people going around with high tech equipment and trying to find "scientific" evidence of paranormal activity. All of these shows have run for multiple seasons.
Back to Watchmen and 2010...Two suns.
This crap is now in the MSM in multiple forms...Two Suns Setting? Scientists Offer Explanations of Chinese Videohttp://abcnews.go.com/Technology/suns-setting-double-sun-video-china-viral-web/story?id=13076753Two Suns? Twin Stars Could Be Visible From Earth By 2012http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/20/two-suns-twin-stars_n_811864.html
Consider the second article about Betelgeuse going supernova...
If it happened and there was suddenly a "second sun" how would people view that? Would it be an impressive piece of "prophecy" for science? Would some people see it as the star of the new Messiah or even Ben Creme's Maitreya? It could be used to serve a lot of different agendas.
Many people believe that Watchmen is based on Project Bluebeam, an alien invasion hoax to scare the world into accepting a World Government serviced by large corporate interests. I personally have never seen Project Bluebeam as very realistic. The documents themselves are of questionable background and who is really going to believe a big hologram of "the messiah of your choice" or a big alien invasion? But, I do see one potentially useful idea that isn't often discussed...what if the "Blue Beam" was used to put a Blue Star in the sky where Betelgeuse should be? Does this sound ridiculous? It's already been done using a very small laser...telescopes could be used to see the artificial star. Man-made Star Shines in the Southern Skyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxelYpoYpzA
This was a 4 watt laser...what could be done with kilowatts? A "blue star" would fulfill a lot of different "prophecies" and religious beliefs.
I'm not making any predictions, I don't know that anyone would try this. My point is that it is technologically possible to do, and the ideas would seem to have been programmed into the masses through popular culture. I wouldn't doubt that this could be used like some form of "emergency brake" the elite can put on the global revolt. The ultimate distraction. But, even if none of it came to fruition, the programming still leads to an overall belief that a "new age" is imminent. The idea of aliens being gods and that we are evolving into gods is ubiquitous in the popular culture.
At the end of Nostradamus 2012 Druid Priest, Vincent Bridges says... I really don't think there will be any great shift on the morning of December twenty-first, 2012. UFOs won't land, the comet won't hit that morning, but it'll be a point in which, looking back, we can all say, "Oh yeah, that's when it all ended, that was the year in which the new Rome fell and the United States transformed itself..."
See, these people don't believe something is really going to happen in 2012, they are more concerned with selling you on their spiritual beliefs. That is what 2012, UFOs/Ancient Aliens, Ghost Hunters and a multitude of TV shows, movies, books, comics and video games . Just go checkout the "Teenage Paranormal" section at Barnes and Noble. One movie I didn't even mention in this post is the latest Tron movie. Kevin Flynn is the same as Dr. Manhattan. He turned himself into energy and created a world and a new life-form. He is often at war with himself, and allows things that seem horrific because it seems to serve a greater good.
But, I could also break down the interesting connections between Call of Duty Black Ops and Lost...the eye, numbers, disjointed time, saving the world, etc.
Just a few things I've been thinking about while at work...