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Forum Post: "Dark Shadows" and social programming?

Posted 2 years ago on May 15, 2012, 7:20 p.m. EST by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai
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If you like conspiracy theories, you may find this one mildly amusing, if you hate them, don't take this one too seriously, since as its author, I do not.

But if you've seen the recent movie "Dark Shadows" you may notice that some of its elements bare resemblance to popular notions in contemporary conspiracy theory. For example, our hero, who shares the name of a wealthy American family that is recognized by some as powerfully occult, is a vampire who drink's peoples blood.

He is pitted against the femme fatale, who is a powerful witch, in a battle to gain control of their community's main industry, the fishing business. The occult practices which are their source of power in the community, are completely unrecognized by the hapless towns people.

It made me wonder whether the powerful people who finance the movie industry were trying to tell us something with this, or could they be programming us, or simply getting us used to certain ideas?

These would be that some of our leaders are actually members of secret societies who believe in occult practices themselves, whether we laugh about them or not. Or were they just taking advantage of ideas that are currently controversial?

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[-] 2 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 2 years ago

Dark Shadows is a movie based on a television series from the 1960's and 70's. This isn't a new theme or idea.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

Sure, but this movie is much more about a specific scenario, rather than a variety of different stories. Perhaps you are not familiar with the movie that just came out recently.

The theme of cults or occult groups playing a hidden role in society indeed is not a new idea. Some people believe it really happens and some don't.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Personally, I don't think the concept of Hollywood being used to push certain ideas or agendas is a conspiracy theory. They are, after all, an integral part of the MSM, just as much a tool as TV and magazines. In fact, this isn't the only recent movie that has had people wondering if there isn't a hidden agenda. Hunger Games comes immediately to mind, although there are a lot of others.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

What is the MSM?

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Mainstream media. What's your opinion of the concept of 'conspiracy theories?' Need to know before directing you to a website that speaks of the contents of your post, specifically the media's power and control over public perception. Some would call it a conspiracy website but a lot of their articles are taken from reputable sources.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

I'm conspiracy friendly, you can tell me.

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (6287) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

The website is "The Vigilant Citizen." It deals almost exclusively with the media, especially movies and music, but does throw in some big-business and government shenanigans as well. It paints a pretty dark picture of the music industry in particular. Hey, you live in California. If you get the time and inclination, go to a site called "Center for an Informed America" and read his series of articles called "Inside the LC." It's about Laurel Canyon and a whole lot of strange goings-on in that exclusive neighborhood. There's enough fodder on that winding stretch of road for dozens of books and films.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 2 years ago

Sounds interesting, I will check them all.

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