Predictive programming is a term used to describe a method used [mostly] in mass media. A short explanation of this, (and one to help one better understand the context of this article) would be a Television program that is set in a future date or time, and shows an event or a situation that targets human emotion.
Popularized by researcher Alan Watt, predictive programming is somewhat similar to classic forms of subliminal messaging or propaganda. The use of subliminal messaging, predictive programming, and both used in propaganda can be extremely powerful and dangerous.
The most effective use of these methods is of course when it is used in the media. Power-brokers who have direct control of the mass media can use media to desensitize the public and the masses to a growing tyranny. For example, Adolf Hitler (through Joseph Goebbels) and Joseph Stalin (with his ‘Cult of Personality’) both had experts in propaganda and control over the media.
The United States outlawed the use of subliminal messages/propaganda in television, advertising or movies. That is, until the law was repealed in 2013.
So, did The Simpsons know about Pizza Gate and try to tell us about it?
On November 21, 1991 the episode “Flaming Moe’s” first aired on Fox. Although most of the contents of this episode were about Moe’s bar and Homers drink recipe, a brief portion showed a pizza place called “Zip Zap and ‘Za Pizza Arcade.”
The episode is not about anything related to Pizza Gate, although a sign that hangs on the Zip Zap and Za Pizza Arcade says “the Kidnapping was at our other location.”