The Conditioning of Mankind
by Dirk Vander Ploeg
Posted: 1:00 December 16, 2006
Are we being manipulated by entities in league with world governments, religions and corporations? Are they preparing the way for an extraterrestrial invasion?
I believe that if the answers to the above questions are in the affirmative, then this invasion will occur. It will not be as portrayed in the recent "War of the Worlds" movie. It will be subtler, more devious. Giant killing machines will not emerge from beneath the ground, instead these invaders will be welcomed with the warmest hospitality and an almost spiritual devotion.
If I am correct then this process has started and is progressing. The seeds have been sown, crops tended and the harvest anticipated.
Is this idea crazy, unbelievable?
What really bugs me is the fact that these invaders, extraterrestrials, the Greys, are being portrayed as cute and cuddly.
The California Milk Processor Board has been running a successful campaign featuring extraterrestrial craft abducting dairy cows. This campaign is in its second year and according to their publicity department has raised the profile and therefore sales of dairy products. This campaign even involves a role playing game with an alien coming to earth and avoiding capture.
A new advertising campaign features the Energizer Bunny who helps the occupants of a broken down flying saucer on the shoulder of the road. The bunny jumpstarts the craft and it raises off the ground and quickly disappears. Then, just as suddenly the craft reappears, and beams the bunny onboard the craft.
These two campaigns are examples of a process, that is slowly but surely, conditioning us to willingly accept an alien presence.
These promotions are part of a bombardment of messages that are meant to convince us that there is no alien threat. We are being conditioned just like Ivan Pavlov's dogs. But instead of our mouths salivating, we are being rewarded with a security blanket masquerading as knowledge, which relies on blind faith to keep us safe.
One way to ensure this security is to humanize the enemy by turning them into animated benign characters. These transformed and personified ETs are now non threatening with a diminished fear factor.
Make no mistake, this manipulation has been going on for a long time.
While attending college I remember reading about B.F. Skinner and his "Skinner Box", in which a rat was placed and raced around the box doing whatever it is that rats do until it accidentally stepped on a peddle and discovered that a food pellet had dropped to the box floor. What's important is that the rat recognizes the relationship between stepping on the pedal and obtaining nourishment. Interestingly, once the supply of food pellets was depleted, the rat after a few more attempts stopped trying and quickly forgot the earlier training. I seem to remember that he placed one of his daughters in the "Skinner Box" and recorded her behavior as well.
Only a few of us truly believe that extraterrestrials are visiting earth and are appearing in our skies. Fewer still believe contact has been made and interaction is currently in progress. For us it would not be surprising for an UFO to land on the White House lawn. In fact, it would be a relief - a confirmation of belief.
But if we are being programmed, conditioned, what is the purpose? Why would the government and private companies deliberately prepare us for imminent contact? What could be their motive?
In 1958, the United States Congress created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under the new Space Act. In the 1960s they adopted a very unusual non-disclosure policy that prohibited NASA management from releasing information concerning the discovery of extraterrestrial life.. The policy was created and fashioned after the Brookings Institution report entitled "Peaceful Uses of Outer Space".
In that report, the Brookings Institution recommended prohibition of disclosure, with a warning against the revelation of the existence of extraterrestrial life to the people of America or the world. Brookings Institution thinkers feared social, economic and religious upheaval would result. The Brookings Institution's conclusions were based on the now famous events, which transpired more than 68 years ago, the public reaction to Orson Wells' radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" and the local panic that ensued.
Today, our level of sophistication has surely risen a few notches since that radio broadcast. It's difficult to understand how a futuristic agency, tasked with the goal of space exploration, can be handicapped by a fear which originated before most of us were born on October 30, 1938.
Some awareness of eventuality is awakening the human consciousness. Prophets are foretelling a day, not far away, when extraterrestrials will walk the paths of men. They tell of an amazing race of aliens that will come to earth to save us from ourselves.
Billy Meier sits in Switzerland and claims to have exclusive contact with benevolent beings from the Pleiades.
A Californian comedy writer and former standup comedian tells of his meetings with Greys that claim to have come to earth 400,000 years ago. They state that they are not extraterrestrials but actually terrestrials because of their distant immigration to planet Earth.
These Greys call themselves Magnuss and say that they are a peaceful race that has adopted religion and are followers of Jesus Christ.
Did you realize that the Catholic Truth Society in the United Kingdom has published a pocket-sized book that addresses Catholic attitudes to extraterrestrial life? According to the society, increasing numbers of people not only believe in the possibility of intelligent life on other planets, but even claim personal encounters with aliens! Therefore, it is not surprising that the Catholic Church is beginning to explore what effect the discovery of sentient ETs might have on Christian theology.
Books are being written, consumed by an eager public desperate to learn more about aliens and alien contact. Our conditioning, our training has been continuing since the advent of communications and includes but is not limited to:
2. Comic Books
5. Television Series
6. Television Commercials
7. Video Games
All of these media are acting as stimuli. They confirm Marshall McLuhan's quote that the media is truly the message.
These are examples of classical conditioning. Just as Pavlov observed his dogs eventually learned to slobber at the sound of any bell: including telephones, doorbells and chimes.
He labeled this stimulus "generalization" and this is what has been happening to us. The accumulated effect of all of the various stimuli on our psyche is the definition of conditioning.
B.F. Skinner's rat realized that the food pellets weren't falling any longer, so he quits trying. The term used to describe this behavior is called "extinction"! Our brain capacity is far greater than that of the rat, but we haven't quit trying for the pellet. This behavior is called "insanity"!
So far the ETs have our mouth's watering and we are distracted searching for food pellets. These pellets represent our safety and well being, the previously mentioned security blanket. We are being prepared. The only question that remains is - what are we being prepared for?
Is your mouth still moist or are you feeling just a touch parched?