Check out these video clips I found that had similar themes to the content we post on this site but made 40 years ago.
This All in the Family clip talks about the dualism in society where we are encouraged to buy merchandise and consume services. On the other hand, doing so, presents risks that would require further sacrifices for society that impact freedoms and finances. Kind of like the drug pusher, give the first one for free then you have to pay once your hooked.
This Barney Miller clip talks about the Trilateral Commission and the hidden agenda of its members. Exactly what we are saying today but this was almost 40 years ago. It took 911 and six years before I even started to look at these topics critically. Perhaps programming [human] on television such as Barney Miller ridiculed these perspectives and limiting interest for fear on being personally ridiculed.
I ran across these videos while reading a post by James Perloff who wrote about how media saturation levels arrive at significant moments in history. For example, radio reached near saturation at the onset of WW2, TV prior to Vietnam and Internet before 911. As a result, these mediums became the choice to deliver propaganda and manufacture support for the government sponsored narrative. You can read the whole article at the link below.