The Hollywoodization of Crop Circles

As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people. – Bill Hicks

Good aliens. Bad aliens. Cryptic messages from the cosmos. It’s all starting to sound (again) like some bad sci-fi ‘B’ movie. Never has supposition followed such an obvious pathway as this. In the absence of any good research or credible supposition, let us get all Hollywood. It makes for a great story, keeps people interested and above all, keeps certain people in the lifestyle to which they’ve become accustomed. To what or whom am I referring? This little snippet courtesy of Linda Moulton Howe (LMH), who dresses up one of the famous Chilbolton crop circles into a supernatural thriller, and still failing to even contemplate other factors or sources of origin for this crop circle. Sadly, the path of least resistance was followed and yes, it must have been aliens. I could sit and pick it apart, but the fact remains that no real attempt to debate this took place. For  LMH, it’s a done deal, it’s aliens, and here is the Hollywood version to keep you interested. Good aliens Vs Bad aliens.

From a media point of view, this is classic “control the dialogue”. If you control the dialogue, you control the story, you control where it goes and soon the recipients of the dialogue start to accept it as some form of truth and the speaker of that story becomes a source for “truth”. Sadly, there are a handful who want to control this dialogue as it suits their beliefs. Beliefs and truth are not the same thing. Whilst I acknowledge that truth isn’t always a constant, this type of Hollywoodization of crop circles is always following the path of least resistance, it always ends up at the alien’s doorstep and never gets you, you the consumer, to do any thinking for yourself. Because if you start thinking for yourself, well, you might stop listening to likes of LMH, Patty Greer, Suzanne Taylor etc etc etc and that certainly wouldn’t do!

In reality, the back-story to crop circles is slightly more profound than the Hollywood version currently being peddled (Which in itself is just an extension of the 1950s “Space Brothers” dialog, which in itself was just a psuedo-Christian “saviours coming down from the heavens” routine). However, I think this back-story might be too challenging for  Hollywood. However, as in true Hollywood style, never let the facts get in the way of a good story. In the sequel, we’ll take this a little further. Below is LMH and her Hollywood story. Get the popcorn and settle in.

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