That Very First Billboard Decoded in ”They Live” Wasn’t Put There by Accident

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton
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They Live, We Sleep: How the Control of Data Allows an Invisible Government to Rule in Secret.

In the prescient and unsettling-but-realistically-surreal alter-reality 1988 cult classic They Live directed by John Carpenter, there are many clues about the real-life police state scientific dictatorship we’re all living under today.

Before the pivotal, iconic turning point when Rowdy Roddy Piper first puts on the Hoffman sunglasses and sees the very first subliminal billboard to “Obey,” there is another subtle message for the police state technocracy to come….

The regular billboard – before revealing the hidden message “Obey” – carries an advertisement for a company called “Control Data”  and reads, “We’re creating the transparent computing environment.”

Via Wikipedia: “Control Data Corporation (CDC) was a supercomputer firm. CDC was one of the nine major United States computer companies through most of the 1960s; the others were IBM, Burroughs Corporation, DEC, NCR, General Electric, Honeywell, RCA, and UNIVAC. CDC was well-known and highly regarded throughout the industry at the time.”

During the sixties, CDC created what were considered the fastest computers in the world at the time.
“We’re creating the transparent computing environment…”

What sad irony when considered in the context of a movie where an alien race is using that same “transparent” system to control everyone’s minds through frequency manipulation and subliminal messages.

Control [of] Data, yes?

The relationship between implicit control through a data-driven society where “They” know everything of any importance that happens on a “transparent” computer platform and a world where “we” obey is clear enough.

In other words — even aboveboard in a society ultimately controlled by hidden commands to obey, consume, never question authority, and hold no independent thought — there is already a data-driven “controlled” society where “transparent computing” holds promise.

This is basically the society that we have been bathed in since the age of Big Data has dawned.

Total surveillance. Everything tracked, traced and cataloged in metadata libraries that make the Library of Congress look like a magazine rack.

In fact, there’s a new term for this beyond the surveillance world of big data we’re all living in: Überveillance.

Überveillance is defined as, “an above and beyond, an exaggerated, an omnipresent 24/7 electronic surveillance. Not only does the term suggest a surveillance that is always on but also surveillance that is always with you, referring to a surveillance technology that is embedded within the human body.”

But the bigger question looms: are today’s masses being literally told through a mass signal of some kind to “Obey” and “Consume” as part of the larger, ubiquitous social engineering program that is admittedly underway?

Are we literally living in They Live?

While it’s hard to prove either way, it is an even harder question to dismiss without lying to one’s self and blatantly ignoring reality.

Even Rowdy Roddy Piper, who played the main character Nada in the film, later Tweeted in 2013 that the movie isn’t fiction but a documentary.

Many people have suggested there is a mass mind control operation underway… How far it goes and who is ultimately in control is perhaps up for debate.

At a minimum — an absolute minimum — it starts with the defining statement of Edwards Bernays’ 1928 book Propaganda.

 “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.”

“Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.”

“This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.”

“In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons… who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.

In the first two paragraphs of his influential book, Bernays makes stunningly clear that 1) democracy is a farce, 2) manipulation by hidden forces are at work behind the scenes, and 3) corporate agendas are steering the decisions and mass social patterns of the population.

Bernays elaborated on the “instruments and techniques” of “molding public opinion” in his earlier volume Crystallizing Public Opinion.

Bernays blatantly calls these hidden forces of manipulation the “invisible government” — and, no, he wasn’t exaggerating for effect.

He was speaking to a coordinated machine that was just coming to power in the 20th Century, a machine which has become many times more sophisticated with advanced in technology and, in particular, with the surveillance, collection and analysis of “Big Data” or “metadata.”

Now, as the real smart grid is coming online, as we are surrounded by a cacophony of wireless everything from satellites to cell towers to antennae to cell phones, from smart meters to smart appliances, we are being tracked and traced and databased everywhere we go. We are being swept up into the Internet of Things.

That very first decoded billboard in They Live wasn’t chosen at random or by accident. It was put there as a warning sign of things to come.

Those things are here.

Aaron Dykes and Melissa Melton created, where this first appeared, as an outlet to examine the news, uncover the deceptions, pierce through the fabric of illusions, know the real enemy, unshackle from the system, and begin to imagine the path towards taking back our lives, one step at a time, so that one day we might truly be free…

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8 Comments on "That Very First Billboard Decoded in ”They Live” Wasn’t Put There by Accident"

  1. Citizens….nothing to see here…move along…move along…..

  2. A very much under-rated film, much of Carpenter’s work was less than stellar, but this one had the most interesting message wrapped in a film about “aliens”, Heaven knows, maybe there’s a modicum of truth in that. (he says tongue in cheek)

    • Like it or not, I strongly suspect that behind the firewall of this computer driven society is a cabal of masons and “jews”. Each group has as its sine qua non the code of silence backed by lethal force which enables the scheme to go forward.

      • You got that right , i saw in toronto at the police station FREEMASON symbols ??? It is all over in the justice department the police the medical and goverment departments , one only has to look into the symbols in the music business today to see them … watch the video Weird scenes in the canyon … you do not get into the music business unless you are put there . Enjoy the video . tc all

  3. This is very good. One neat little thing I noticed about They Live is that if you watch the very beginning of the film. It starts with shots of trains on a railway line. Several of the trains have the phrase “Shock Control” painted on their side. I interpret this to be an “insider message” explaining to the fellow cabal members that “it is ok, we are telling them some stuff for a reason, so that when we do it they will not be too shocked.”

  4. Self-attack splits the mind into a victim and victimiser both – but redefines and masks its separated and separating fragments so as to hide the split and appear unified. This operates as subconscious and unconscious levels of hidden agenda beneath the surface dream of the resultant experience of an apparently independent will, within a world that partially protects but yet is insecure and hostile to survival too.

    These patterns within Consciousness have come to operate habitually and automatically as if they are a separate or segregated consciousness, identified in opposition and reaction within the illusion of power that is actually an ongoing series of conditioned reactions. Illusions are reinforced by mutual agreement. Some awareness of this subconscious layer extends the idea of power into manipulating others by guile.

    Whether by transaction by force or by deceit everyone seeks to get what they believe they lack and need FROM each other and FROM their world. This pattern is a symptom of having become displaced from consciousness of true relation with Consciousness, with other living beings and the world at large.

    Displacement from truly aligned consciousness within Consciousness is the effect of attacking Self and projecting the attack onto others, and then using the past made in anger as a basis of atonement or vengeance that effectively operates a script of re-enacting one’s past by using it to interpret the present and make it continuous with the future – thus enforcing a linear continuity of broken cause and effect upon the ever unfolding Now of True Presence.

    This is A way to use the mind – but it is not the only way and it is not a joyful expression of the freedom to be all of what you are in ever new experience of existence. Waking to recognize what you are NOT facilitates the re-Membering of What you ARE. For an Idea cannot attack the mind that thinks it – except in concept of a wish given temporary precedence and accepted true.

    The identification within a ‘lie’ is a kind of love – only it loves that which truly is not and can never be. But love never opposes or attacks, or coerces, for love is the creative, and the appearance of the destructive as an opposing force is a shadow from a love of the false – from that which is not true of who you know yourself to be.

    In truth all willingly yields unto its Source without destruction. In attempt to survive in form, this is scripted in fear. The scripting of the self and world by fear IS a coercive manipulative reaction to the fear that always results from acting out of true. Pausing from activation via reaction re-awakens the connected joy as a movement of wholeness of being. Abiding in and as this is the presence in which distortions and limiting filters of false definition are undone.

    Those who seek to lure or bait you or terrorize you to abandon your true being are echoes of the ‘self-attacking’ attempt to hide the ‘sinner’ and nurture the sense of being sinned against.

    Underneath appearances are choices you can own, that then can be released as unwanted and indeed meaningless and irrelevant to who you know yourself to be – and learn to recognize in all you meet.

    This is – you are – Consciousness. Your choices generate your experience and the choice to limit, divide and hide yourself can be uncovered to be released rather than used for hate and vilification,blame and shame and another round of ‘self-righteous’ war. It’s our choice.

  5. Yes i am begining to think that THEY LIVE ( not aliens but something more weird ) we are seeing propaganda pushed on to the masses that we are over populated and a cancer on the earth … they want us to think this for a reason , It is time to pick a side us or them … Watch the doc Engines of domination it shows THEM and their works . Researching the genome project shows they believe IT’S IN THE BLOOD LINE ??? Who knows but i do know they believe they are special with the divine right to rule the masses . So hell yes THEY LIVE and we are USELESS EATERS to them . Scary eh , but you know what …. Tick tock tick tock WE SEE THEM NOW , tc all .

  6. The command “consume” is clearly not working; world-wide, the people are cutting back, not increasing consumption.

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