|Michael Fassbender inspects alien writing closely resembling Sumerian cuneiform in Prometheus (2012)|
It’s no secret that Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is inspired by the Ancient Astronaut theory of UFOlogy – Scott himself has testified to this in multiple interviews. However, it has been unclear throughout the promotion of his upcoming movie whether Scott personally believes in ET life and visitation, or if he is using these concepts merely as narrative devices. In the current hard-copy issue of Empire magazine, however, Scott finally ‘outs’ himself as a proponent of the Ancient Astronaut theory, saying:
“In the ‘60s there was a guy called Erich Von Daniken who did a very popular book called Chariots of the Gods?, and he proposed previsitation, which we all pooh-poohed. But the more we get into it, the more science accepts the fact that we’re not alone in this universe, and there’s every feasible chance that there’s more of us, not exactly as we are, but creatures that are organically living in other parts of this particular galaxy. (Stephen) Hawking said he thinks that there are and that he hopes they don’t visit. Because if they do, they’re way ahead of us.”
|Noomi Rapace presents evidence of ancient extraterrestrial contact in Prometheus (2012)|
When asked by Empire if he personally believes Earth has been visited by extraterrestrials in its ancient past, Scott replies:
“I think it’s entirely logical. The idea that we’ve been here three billion years and nothing happened until 75,000 years ago is absolute nonsense. If something happened here two billion years ago, if there was a civilization at least equal to ours, there would be nothing left after two billion years. It would be carbon. We talk about Atlantis and cities under water that have long gone, long submerged, but they’re in the relatively recent past. I’m talking about one-and-a-half-billion years ago – was this planet really empty? I don’t think so.”
On the subject of Prometheus, Infowars.com recently posted a video featuring musings on the movie from the high priest of the conspiracy community, Alex Jones. The video – in which Jones claims to expose the “secret” behind Prometheus – is introduced by Infowars.com as follows (Note: MUST be read aloud in growly Southern accent!)...
“The secret is that the elite believe they are attaining godhood and are destined for the stars. Their ancient and occultic views are reflected in the dark themes of Prometheus, the very name of which hints at the quest for eternity and power among a group who think a divine right bestowed by a higher intelligence gives credence to their meddling with the affairs of common man.”
And here is Jones himself…
Jones says Prometheus is "more than just a film" and that it is, in fact, “a revelation” of the Illuminati’s diabolical plans to manipulate humanity’s evolutionary process through genetic engineering. But is the movie a conscious and subtle exposé of these alleged plans, or a brazen celebration of them? Jones neatly avoids addressing this question and seems to dismiss the idea that the movie is just “art imitating life” – that Ridley Scott and his writers have simply been inspired by the literature of Erich Von Danekin and Zecharia Sitchin, and, indeed, by the subplot for Scott’s own 1979 movie, Alien.
Is there a hidden hand behind Prometheus? If so, then Jones doesn’t specify to whom that hand might belong or which individuals in the filmmaking process it might hold in its dirty grip. Are we talking here about Ridley Scott? About the movie’s writers, Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof? Or producers David Giler and Walter Hill? At what point did The Illuminati sit down and decide to make Prometheus (if that is what Jones is suggesting)? And for what conceivable purpose? Presumably, at least one of the aforementioned Hollywood creatives was present at the Illuminati Prometheus meeting – else how could movie’s content be tailored to the elite’s specifications? Alternatively, if Jones is suggesting that Prometheus is an exposé rather than a celebration of the Illuminati’s agenda, again the question should be raised: are Ridley Scott and/or members of his creative team really consciously blowing the whistle? And, if so, at whose behest?
As someone who has written and lectured extensively about the symbiotic relationship between Washington and Tinseltown, I am fully cognizant of the fact that Hollywood has long been used as a conduit for elite propaganda, but I also recognize that, more often than not, a movie is just a movie - especially when absolutely no evidence is available to suggest otherwise.
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