The first and possibly only conspiracy I will propose is mental scrambling. But in the context of information overload.
Most people don't consider information overload as a conspiracy or a threat, but I'm starting to believe it is. Let me explain.
I was watching one of my oldtime favorite tv shows, The Simpsons, and I noticed something very odd about it when I evaluated it closer. The plot is
very jumpy, almost psychotic. Let me give an example.
"When Marge sees the kitchen in the house next door and notices that her own kitchen is falling apart, she wants it redesigned; "two years (and an
unsuccessful attempt by Homer which resulted in a stack of old Playdude magazines being uncovered) later," her new kitched prompts her to cook
something for the church which turns out to be a big hit. Ned suggests that she enter the Ovenfresh Bake-off, which she does with a dessert that looks
like hot dogs. Unfortuantely, her dessert dogs are sabotaged in the middle of the competition; however, she manages to salvage them and, finding
herself all alone in the room with the other contestants' dishes, adds an extra ingredient to them - Maggie's ear drops. One small problem: Lisa saw
her do it. Will Lisa convince Marge to do the right thing before the next day's bake-off finals, or will Marge - oh, who am I kidding, this is Lisa
and Marge we're talking about; Marge confesses and withdraws, making Brandine the winner and the new face on the Ovenfresh logo, prompting her to run
off with James Caan, at least before he succumbs to an (ahem) "accident" at a tool booth.
Meahwhile, remember those Playdude magazines? Bart and Milhouse find them (minus the nudes, which Marge cut out) and think that they can start acting
like the bachelors depicted in the articles, complete with turning the treehouse into a bachelor pad (with a pre-"accident" James Caan in
attendance). When the other parents tell Homer what has happened, he has the solution: explain to Bart what swinging bachelors, er, "do". "
Here's another example to contrast the sporadic information overload from the same link above.
"Homer is left home to clean the garage while Marge and the kids go out for a drive. When they return, the garage door is repeatedly opening and
closing on Homer; Lisa and Bart have to perform CPR to clear the spiders out of Homer's throat. Marge thinks that Homer needs life insurance just in
case something happens, like, for example, Homer choking on the closed window while Marge is talking to him. However, Homer can't get insurance, so
Marge starts cutting corners in order to save some money; the problem is, Marge can't save it as fast as Homer can waste it. When Marge tells Homer
that she is in charge of the family finances, he takes the money she saved and makes a down-payment on an RV. Marge has finally had enough, and stops
talking to him, so Homer seeks out some new friends - fellow RV owners, whom he invites to pull into his backyard. However, when Marge turns off their
power, they leave, and the fighting gets worse.
Bart realizes that the problems started when Homer bought the RV, so he and Lisa try to drive it back to the dealer. When Homer discovers that the
kids took the RV, he and Marge go after them. Lisa sees a "runaway truck lane" and they pull off onto it, only to discover that it isn't finished
yet - and they plunge off a cliff...and onto a freighter headed for Turkey. However, Marge makes the captain a deal; turn around and let Bart and Lisa
get off, and she'll give him the hundreds of cans of soup she bought on sale."
Overall if you look at the sequence of correlating events, their is a common element of completely unrelated events. If you were to make each episode
a play that was acted out, it would look completely crazy and psychotic. Yet it passes entertaining as a cartoon unabated.
My concern is, behavioral modification or mental scrambling occurs when watching The Simpsons and similar television. Possibly any television. The
random hoppying, jumping, from one subject to the next, back and forth, car commercial, beer commercial, fastfood commercial, insurance commercial,
then back to an episode that leads up to giving hundreds of cans of soups away to get out of an already odd situation...or eyedrops in a cookoff so
your dessert dogs win you a new kitchen.
The whole point I'm making is, this seen behavior may be correlating over to your life. The way you speak, the way others speak. The jumping back
and forth, lack of focus, lack of progress, the mind control may be apparant if you look more closely.
[edit on 31-3-2005 by Lord Altmis]