‘Propaganda alert!’ New ‘Civil War’ movie set to come out as Trump the sequel looms

“Predictive Programming.”

According to an article published on the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) website, it is “a concept used to describe various products of the entertainment industry as a tool to control the minds of masses with the aim to prepare them for planned future policies and events.”

Let’s hope it is just a “concept,” because, if the stuff coming out of Hollywood right now is any indication, the United States may be facing a dark and violent “near future.”

The trailer for a new film titled “Civil War” and starring Kirsten Dunst just dropped, and, according to Variety, the movie is “set in the near future” and “revolves around the U.S. amid civil war, where government air strikes are used against civilians and journalists are shot on sight in the Capitol.”

The production’s official logline describes the film as a “race to the White House in a near-future America balanced on the razor’s edge.”

“Yikes,” wrote comic strip legend Scott Adams. “Propaganda alert.”

Written and directed by Alex Garland of “Ex Machina” and “28 Days Later” fame, “Civil War” imagines a “Florida alliance” and the “Western forces of Texas and California.”

In total, “19 states have seceded” from the union in Garland’s “near future.”

The film envisions a “three-term President of the United States, played by Nick Offerman,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, who “has ordered air strikes on U.S. soil.”

“All empires fall,” the trailer declares.

The sneak peek of what Variety calls an “action epic” dropped just days after the debut on Netflix of “Leave the World Behind,” starring Julia Roberts and co-produced by Barack and Michelle Obama.

In that dystopian disaster flick — yet another violent collapse of the United States of America — one black character warns, “If the world falls apart, trust should not be doled out easily to anyone, especially white people.”

Understandably, it’s enough to send some people reaching for the tin foil as the 2024 presidential election approaches with former President Donald Trump as the overwhelming GOP frontrunner.

“A major Hollywood movie titled ‘Civil War’ is set to be released this spring, just in time for the lead-up to the upcoming election,” wrote one user on X. “Is it predictive programming or merely wishful thinking?”

“The timing is interesting…” noted another.

“Is this what we are heading for? Civil War?” asked a third. “Certainly feels that way with the way democrats keep pushing.”

“In what Universe would Texas and California be allies in a Civil War?” asked one user.

“That’s the trick to make it look less like propaganda,” explained Scott Adams. “But it primes the brain the same to fear Trump.”

Melissa Fine


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