Great propaganda tricks of today: the “let’s not talk about vampires but focus instead on the garlic” caper

Arm yourself with understanding: how psyops work

Intro by Kieron McFadden

This article was published a few years back but it is well worth re-posting, with a few edits –  as it illustrates aspects of how propaganda works.
It is a very good idea to help people understand how propaganda and psychological warfare operations (psyops) are used against them and the various tricks and deceit involved because once you understand what the degenerates behind these operations are doing, you are empowered with such understanding that you can no longer be the unwitting effect of them  – unless you decide to be.
As the saying goes, increased understanding is the antidote to brainwashing.

Let’s not argue about vampires, let’s argue about the virtues of garlic

It has been fascinating to watch how the master manipulators behind the Coronavirus smoke-and-mirrors psyop have subtly shifted the narrative to get us all arguing among ourselves about whether we should wear a mask.

Arguments or worries as to whether masks are effective in halting the spread of a deadly, highly infectious virus is based upon the acceptance of the premise that there exists a virus as deadly and infectious as we have been told.

Indeed, arguing about the effectiveness of masks tends to bolster or strengthen the idea that there lurks out there somewhere an insidiously invisible threat to your survival.

And if the architects of the Covid Terror can persuade, bully, cajole or bamboozle everyone into walking around in a mask, it imprints upon the mind  that there is a big scary epidemic going  on.

The switch to arguing about the effectiveness of masks deflects attention away from the fact that, as more data has come in, the virus has proven to be neither as deadly nor infectious as we were propagandised into believing it was. As the whole premise of the coronavirus scare and justification for the ruinous folly of Lockdown begin to unravel before the increasingly cynical eyes of the public, suddenly we are arguing about masks.

If you don’t want people exchanging ideas about or looking too closely at “A”, get them talking about “B” instead.

Let’s not talk about whether the coronavirus “threat” is as big or real as, they say it is, let’s talk instead about masks and whether they can save you from the big scary threat that we assume must be out there, otherwise why are we talking about masks?

It’s called deflecting attention or controlling the narrative.

Imagine a scenario where someone is trying to talk up fear of a vampire apocalypse and convince everybody that vampires are about to take over the planet or some such thing.

Let’s deflect the discussion away from whether vampires are real to talking about the effectiveness of garlic for neutralising the scary vampire hordes.

Imagine if you could get politicians, the MSM and much of the social media all arguing, often quite heatedly and acrimoniously, about the effectiveness of garlic for warding off vampires, which garlic works best against vampires, the chances of getting bitten by a vampire if you don’t use garlic, whether scientific studies on the effectiveness of garlic against vampires are bogus, heart-rending stories of people who got other people killed by vampires because they didn’t use garlic, the virtues of smearing your body with garlic paste (the stats show that NONE of the people who did this got bitten by a vampire), whether people who don’t use garlic have personality defects, whether people who DO have faith in garlic as a defence against vampires are gullible fools, you would probably wind up with people convinced that vampires exist.

And if you can get lots of people walking around with strings of garlic around their necks, you reinforce the belief that scary vampires are “everywhere”.

So you wind up with  a widespread fear of vampires even though they don’t exist

Or do they?



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