Operant Conditioning—How we (the Real Illuminati®) constructed scripture to influence behavior.
Recently, we received the following email:
In one of the latest articles on this website, it is stated that the earth will in June of 2145 supernova and completely annihilate/erase this solar system. This is where I am confused as in Human Reality, it says that in 2145, if we have not got our act together as a humanity, that those will come and show us how we need to act as a people. Form [sic] 2145 until  we will live in a perfect world with imperfect bodies, so we can see what we would do in that environment. It is stated that in  our class will graduate. So, if the earth supernovas in , how do we get our experience on this earth in a perfect world with imperfect bodies?
Although the inquirer does not give dates that reflect what is quoted from our books (of which we have interpolated a proper correction), the sincerity of the question was appreciated and merits a transparent explanation.
Most of our religious books utilize eschatological underpinnings — the part of theology concerned with death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind — that are appropriate for our intended audience. In each of these religiously based writings, we provided a "prophesy" of a better world. Each portends a finality of peace and prosperity for the human race.
Since 2016, we have explained and provided evidence that our group was responsible for writing scripture, as well as "other books," with sincere intent and purpose. Our sincere attempt and purpose have always been to:
"... oppose superstition, obscurantism, religious influence over public life, and the abuses of state power. [Our intent] is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them."
In chronological order, the following are the main religiously centered writings for which our group was originally responsible:
The orthodox Jewish and Christian biblical book of Isaiah was one of our first efforts.
(NOTE: Muslims do not include Isaiah as one of their quoted and revered Old Testament prophets. As an affront to Islamic dogma, Isaiah promotes the idea that the House of Israel is God's one and only people, and that Israel's success as a world power is the ultimate end of God's will for humanity.)
We have revealed and provided evidence that the book of Isaiah was originally written in the 5th century (B.C.E.). Its purpose was to confront and confound the pride developing among the ancient Hebrew people during the foundation of the Hellenic period when the Greek culture was flourishing.
We can provide substantial evidence that Isaiah was written after Greek writers were commissioned and employed to write the Hebrew Torah (Pentateuch). The Hebrew language was not developed enough to present a viable written history of Hebrew oral history and stories. Further, we can provide the evidence that Socrates, who was a member of our group during his life, was commissioned by our group to counter the way that the Hebrew people were being manipulated and deceived by their religious leaders.
The pride of the Hebrew people warranted a response from us. This pride in one's heritage (family lines) was, is, and always will be the main cause of all of humanity's problems. Our book of Isaiah clearly and profoundly criticizes and condemns the Hebrew people for their pride and deception.
A sincere and honest study of Isaiah will confirm the way that we used operant conditioning (explained clearly below) to open the minds and hearts of the Hebrew people, countering their traditional and cultural pride.
To mitigate the misuse and transfiguration of Isaiah's words, we used Greek poetry and allegory in their presentation. Our intent was to keep religious leaders from using our words to support their conspiracy to control the people for their benefit. (Below, we provide other evidences of the allegorical presentations we attempted in order to keep corrupt organized religions from unscrupulous acts of deception.)
Isaiah promises (and prophecies of) the establishment of Zion throughout the world. This promise is operant conditioning, in other words, positive reinforcement, to manipulate the sincere reader to consider the errancy of their beliefs. (Again, what it is and how we used this psychological process will be explained in more detail below.)
Religious followers have always been manipulated by their accepted leaders. These leaders use their own interpretation of accepted scripture to perpetuate their own existence and support.
To confront the way that the ancient Hebrew people were being abused and deceived by their leaders in giving tithing and donations that benefited these leaders, we wrote the words of an accepted Hebrew prophet, Malachi.
Because the Bible has been copied, translated, and mostly transfigured to fit the needs of religious leaders, we have taken the original Greek (the language in which Malachi was originally written) and given a correct English translation.
One who sincerely studies what we have revealed in our correct translation of Malachi's Greek prose will conclude that most biblical translations are actually transfigurations used by religious authorities to support their organization's agenda and doctrine.
As explained above, for their own sake, contemporary religious leaders condone the interpretive mistranslations of the original words in which religious scripture was written.
For Christians, the words and teachings of Jesus, the Christ, are the most important.
We have provided evidence that the Christian Gospels were a product of the secret combination of political and religious power during the Roman Emperor Constantine's administration.
(We have these original Greek documents, and hope to allow their study and publication. However, if these documents ... as well as the many others we have in our possession ... were revealed, the secret combination of power held by the political and religious powers that be would do everything with this corrupt power to hide or destroy these important documents.)
The Fullness of the Everlasting Gospel provides a more correct translation of the original Greek.
The promises made by Jesus, the Christ, portend a wonderful reward for the righteous, and a punishment for the wicked. (Positive and Negative reinforcers are an important part of operant conditioning [positive reinforcement]).
No other biblical book has caused more misinterpretation than the New Testament book of Revelation.
For many centuries, across two millenniums, no religious leader or scholar has been able to decipher and properly explain the esoteric symbolism of Revelation.
In our 2006 book, 666, The Mark of America, Seat of the Beast — The Apostle John's New Testament Revelation Unfolded, we provide an unquestionable and unchallengeable unfolding of the true meaning presented in Revelation.
We wrote Revelation in a way so that no priest or scholar was able to explain its meaning properly. In unfolding its true meaning, we intended to give our chosen True Messenger the clout and credibility that he would need to represent our work to the rest of the world.
In some of our other religiously based writings, more particularly in our new American scripture, the Book of Mormon (1830), we made sure that the unfolding of the true meaning of Revelation marked the beginning of our work, and, again, provided empirical evidence of Christopher's role in our work. (See Book of Mormon, 1 Nephi 14:19–28, and Ether 4:16–17.)
Revelation's original title, in Greek, is the Apocalypse, which means, disclosure. Revelation's presentation ends with the establishment of a new world order of peace and security, again, utilizing operant conditioning.
In our book, A New American Scripture—How and Why the Real Illuminati® Created the Book of Mormon (NAS), we give a very detailed explanation of how and why we wrote this book (the Book of Mormon) and presented it the way that we did.
Because the Book of Mormon is a more contemporary publication, we can protect its original integrity. Corrupt LDS/Mormon religious leaders cannot easily change and transfigure its words. Although these leaders can misinterpret and falsely present portions of the Book of Mormon to suit their fancies and needs, an honest and sincere reader will not be deceived. (See NAS, mentioned above, Prologue, for a profound and verifiable example of a modern LDS/Mormon General Authority transfiguring the meaning of this book.)
More than any other book, our new American scripture — the Book of Mormon — provides a plethora of examples of both positive and negative reinforcements consistent with our use of operant conditioning.
All of the Book of Mormon's prophecies and portends are conditional. If the people follow its lessons and teachings, they will be blessed. If they do not, they will be cursed.
In one of our most profound allegories, known as Jacob's Allegory of the Tame and Wild Olive Trees, operant conditioning is clearly used. Although this allegory is hard to understand, because it's based on Isaiah's words, its eschatological (relating to death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind) underpinnings are easy to determine.
The early European-American Christian audience failed to grasp the overall lessons and intent of our Book of Mormon. Considering and expecting this, we included an important failsafe in the narrative presented in our new American scripture.
We made it very clear that, by itself, the Book of Mormon does not reveal the "greater things" necessary for the personal salvation of each individual, as well as for the salvation of a society. The Sealed Portion of what were presented as "gold plates" would be necessary for the salvation of humanity. (See BOM, Alma 12:9–11 and 3 Nephi 26:1–11.)
Although we have written other religiously based books in order to expose the deceptions of modern organized religions, and to promote and promulgate ideas and concepts of a better state for humanity, the few we presented and explained above should provide enough evidence of how we used operant conditioning to generate a positive response from our readership.
We experienced a general discomfort and negligence, on the part of most of our intended audience, to consider our religious offerings for the intent and purpose for which they were created ... without impeding or impugning modern Christian beliefs. We, therefore, discontinued any religiously based writings meant to induce a new way of thinking. There are few people without pride in their beliefs and opinions. We knew this would be the case. Our works are for the person who is seeking Real Truth®, the search for which requires a broken heart and a contrite spirit.
Although our sincerity motivated our intentions, we had very little success with a religious audience. Our lack of success, however, did not dissuade or preclude our sincere efforts; it caused us to ameliorate (make something bad better) our attempts to open the hard hearts and closed minds of humanity.
In all of our religious writings, as well as a few other non-religious publications (e.g. Human Reality—Who We Are and Why We Exist, mentioned above in the inquirer's communique), none of the eschatological presentations have any basis in Real Truth®.
As parents use the operant conditioning associated with the arrival of Santa Claus to deliver presents or coal, depending on the child's chosen behavior, we used the same technique throughout our writings published before 2016.
From our current observance of the human experience on this earth, we know that humanity will not last another 200 years, UNLESS the people of Earth unite with one heart and one mind in order to resolve the conflicts that they have caused one another.
There is no longer any purpose for us to utilize operant conditioning to promote a promising and positive outcome for the experience of human life upon Earth. For this reason, we are publishing an important Trilogy and will end our efforts with our final book, The Dream of Mortal Life, Understanding Human Reality, A Final Warning to the Human Race.
After we have published this Trilogy and our final book, if we do not observe any positive societal movements and changes, our group will leave this earth and allow it to be destroyed, along with all of its inhabitants.
When the reality of who we are and why we exist becomes self-evident, the human race (people living upon this earth today and in the future) will know that they have been given a chance to do the right thing.
All will be judged by their works.
NONE will retain an excuse for their actions or inactions.
— We are the Real Illuminati®
Operant Conditioning — Positive and Negative Reinforcements
In each of our religious attempts, we followed a blueprint and protocol that has worked many times throughout human history to manipulate the minds and control the actions of an unaware readership.
Unfortunately, as we have clearly explained above, no matter how hard we tried, unscrupulous religious leaders changed (transfigured) our words to conform to and support their own agenda of controlling their followers.
This procedural blueprint called for behavioral manipulation through positive reinforcement.
Sometimes called operant conditioning by the learned class of mental and cognitive experts (as these would like to consider themselves), this pedagogy (method of instruction) has been very successful.
Operant conditioning is best defined as:
"[A] method of learning that employs rewards and punishments for behavior. Through operant conditioning, an association is made between a behavior and a consequence (whether negative or positive) for that behavior."
The term operant refers to any "active behavior that operates upon the environment to generate consequences."
Below is a brief explanation of the accepted components of operant conditioning:
There are several key concepts in operant conditioning.
Reinforcement in Operant Conditioning
Reinforcement is any event that strengthens or increases the behavior it follows. There are two kinds of reinforcers. In both of these cases of reinforcement, the behavior increases.
Positive reinforcers are favorable events or outcomes that are presented after the behavior. In positive reinforcement situations, a response or behavior is strengthened by the addition of praise or a direct reward. If you do a good job at work and your manager gives you a bonus, that bonus is a positive reinforcer.
Negative reinforcers involve the removal of an unfavorable events or outcomes after the display of a behavior. In these situations, a response is strengthened by the removal of something considered unpleasant. For example, if your child starts to scream in the middle of a restaurant, but stops once you hand them a treat, your action led to the removal of the unpleasant condition, negatively reinforcing your behavior (not your child's).
Punishment in Operant Conditioning
Punishment is the presentation of an adverse event or outcome that causes a decrease in the behavior it follows. There are two kinds of punishment. In both of these cases, the behavior decreases.
Positive punishment, sometimes referred to as punishment by application, presents an unfavorable event or outcome in order to weaken the response it follows. Spanking for misbehavior is an example of punishment by application.
Negative punishment, also known as punishment by removal, occurs when a favorable event or outcome is removed after a behavior occurs. Taking away a child's video game following misbehavior is an example of negative punishment.
Reinforcement is not necessarily a straightforward process, and there are a number of factors that can influence how quickly and how well new things are learned. Skinner found that when and how often behaviors were reinforced played a role in the speed and strength of acquisition. In other words, the timing and frequency of reinforcement influenced how new behaviors were learned and how old behaviors were modified.
Skinner identified several different schedules of reinforcement that impact the operant conditioning process:
Continuous reinforcement involves delivering a reinforcement every time a response occurs. Learning tends to occur relatively quickly, yet the response rate is quite low. Extinction also occurs very quickly once reinforcement is halted.
Fixed-ratio schedules are a type of partial reinforcement. Responses are reinforced only after a specific number of responses have occurred. This typically leads to a fairly steady response rate.
Fixed-interval schedules are another form of partial reinforcement. Reinforcement occurs only after a certain interval of time has elapsed. Response rates remain fairly steady and start to increase as the reinforcement time draws near, but slow immediately after the reinforcement has been delivered.
Variable-ratio schedules are also a type of partial reinforcement that involve reinforcing behavior after a varied number of responses. This leads to both a high response rate and slow extinction rates.
Variable-interval schedules are the final form of partial reinforcement Skinner described. This schedule involves delivering reinforcement after a variable amount of time has elapsed. This also tends to lead to a fast response rate and slow extinction rate.
Examples of Operant Conditioning
We can find examples of operant conditioning at work all around us. Consider the case of children completing homework to earn a reward from a parent or teacher, or employees finishing projects to receive praise or promotions. More examples of operant conditioning in action include:
After performing in a community theater play, you receive applause from the audience. This acts as a positive reinforcer, inspiring you to try out for more performance roles.
You train your dog to fetch by offering him praise and a pat on the head whenever he performs the behavior correctly. This is another positive reinforcer.
A professor tells students that if they have perfect attendance all semester, then they do not have to take the final comprehensive exam. By removing an unpleasant stimulus (the final test), students are negatively reinforced to attend class regularly.
If you fail to hand in a project on time, your boss becomes angry and berates your performance in front of your co-workers. This acts as a positive punisher, making it less likely that you will finish projects late in the future.
A teen girl does not clean up her room as she was asked, so her parents take away her phone for the rest of the day. This is an example of a negative punishment in which a positive stimulus is taken away.
In some of these examples, the promise or possibility of rewards causes an increase in behavior. Operant conditioning can also be used to decrease a behavior via the removal of a desirable outcome or the application of a negative outcome. For example, a child may be told they will lose recess privileges if they talk out of turn in class. This potential for punishment may lead to a decrease in disruptive behaviors.
A Word From Verywell
While behaviorism may have lost much of the dominance it held during the early part of the 20th century, operant conditioning remains an important and often used tool in the learning and behavior modification process. Sometimes natural consequences lead to changes in our behavior. In other instances, rewards and punishments may be consciously doled out in order to create a change.
Operant conditioning is something you may immediately recognize in your own life, whether it is in your approach to teaching your children good behavior or in training the family dog. Remember that any type of learning takes time. Consider the type of reinforcement or punishment that may work best for your unique situation and assess which type of reinforcement schedule might lead to the best results.