Intro by Kieron Mcfadden
One can easily observe and learn a great deal from the mind games being played by the government as it carries out its propaganda assault on public consciousness.
And it is well worth also taking the trouble to identify the source of the mass psychological trickery and deceit.
The objective is: how do you get free people to do what you want them to do when you can’t simply put a gun to their head and bully or force them into it?
Simple: people base their responses on the information they have and believe to be factual. So you can get people to act in a certain way simply by controlling the info they receive that they believe to be factual.
In this instance, you want people for some reason to submit to experimental vaccines or give up traditional liberties without so much as a whimper.
Taking an experimental vaccine involves a certain amount of risk in the short, immediate and long term. So does surrendering your liberties to a government that now seems to run by secret committees and prime ministerial edict. In order to get them to submit to a vaccine you have to convince them that some illness or other is dangerous enough and the risks of the vaccines small enough to justify it.
One of the problems with Covid19 has been from the outset that it is not dangerous enough for the vast majority of people. Indeed, it is very treatable and had not the known remedies for it been suppressed, Covid19 would have presented virtually no risk to anybody but those who were already at death’s door (and people in that unfortunate position are at risk of dying from a mere cold)
The psychological effort has been from the outset to convince the people that a relatively non-threatening bug such as Covid19 is as scary as the Black Death or the Great Plague we hear horror stories about or as scary as works of fiction such as the movies “Contagion” or “Outbreak”.
So that has been the primary psychological thrust: create fear of something that people would not naturally be in terror of and once you have made people fearful enough, they will then submit to things such as confiscation of liberty, micro control by government, experimental vaccines and pseudo-vaccines that are probably more dangerous for most than the virus they purport (falsely, apparently) to protect us against.
So you get many tricks devoted to bringing this about. Just one small example is the way Matt Hancock has been coached to continually refer to “this deadly virus”. It isn’t even a lie, it IS deadly, but only for a small minority who are already very ill. In similar vein, you could describe the common cold as a deadly bug because it IS deadly for some people. So is taking a bath because some people slip and drown.<
The use of propaganda trigger words and phrases is also thoroughly flanked by falsified stats that blow up the fatalities and the “cases” numbers to suitably frightening levels. All these are by now so much a matter of record that only those trying hard not to look have failed to see through them.
There are other tricks such as getting everyone to wear masks. These help reinforce the idea that there is as deadly epidemic going on just like in the movies.
It is not that you have to be particularly clever to see through these clumsy ruses: it has simply become hard not to. You have to be really working at not looking.
The saving grace in all this is the fact that such deceits and mind games only work when people assume the person uttering them is being truthful and can be trusted.
Once you know you cannot trust the source and once you can see the propaganda ploys being used, you can have some fun spotting the false stats, the mealy-mouthed doublespeak and trigger words etc and the whole operation becomes unable to affect you.
So that means defeating the propaganda assault becomes relatively simple. Just show by pointing up the more glaring lies (such as the PCR test fraud) that the source is untrustworthy, then simply show people how the mind games are played and let them observe for themselves the tricks being pulled on them – and by WHOM – and they become immune to them.
Increased understanding IS the antidote to propaganda.
It doesn’t happen overnight. Truth takes root and grows and spreads person by person. All we have to do is keep at it doggedly: be persistent and patient.
We are, of course, hampered by a corporate media matrix (CMM) very much in the camp of the enemies of Man and working as a conduit for their lies. If it were not for that degraded operation, Man would have long been free of overt or covert tyranny.
Nevertheless, despite all that, we are making huge strides forward in the teeth of the totalitarian shitstorm.
We have a flourishing and fast growing People’s Media that does not even have to be right in everything it says: it merely has to get people to LOOK, QUESTION and CHALLENGE. And be sincere.
United, we the brave free people of Earth are unstoppable. Keep at it!
Meanwhile here is some valuable insight from our friends at the wonderful Global Research.
COVID Coercion: Boris Johnson’s Psychological Attack on the UK Public
Coercion: the practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of threats or force.
Over the course of the Covid-19 ‘crisis’, scientific advice to the UK Government has been co-ordinated by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). SAGE is co-chaired by Sir Patrick Vallance (the Government Chief Science Advisor) and Professor Chris Whitty (the Chief Medical Officer).
We have already seen how SAGE has used external advisors to help direct the medical and social response. But the UK government also claims that “many issues around the coronavirus response relate to behaviour”.
During the 2009/10 ‘swine flu’ pandemic, SAGE received advice from a subgroup called the Scientific Pandemic Influenza group on Behaviour and Communications (SPI-B&C).
That group was reconvened on 13 February this year. This time, its remit was limited to behaviour and it was renamed the Scientific Pandemic Influenza group on Behaviour, or SPI-B.
SPI-B takes no part in discussion about which interventions are effective in dealing with the Covid-19 ‘pandemic’, or their timing. The group is tasked with providing advice on how to ‘help’ people to adhere to the interventions which government demands.
By the beginning of March, there had been three meetings of SPI-B to discuss specific topics requested by SAGE: the risk of public disorder; the use of behavioural and social interventions; and how to give guidance to people who are asked to self-isolate.
Increasing the Public’s Compliance with Social Distancing
“What are the options for increasing adherence to the social distancing measures?”, it asks.
It considers the two social distancing measure seen to be most important at that time: general social distancing by everyone, and shielding of vulnerable people for at least 12 weeks.
There are nine “broad ways” of achieving behaviour change, they write: Education, Persuasion, Incentivisation, Coercion, Enablement, Training, Restriction, Environmental restructuring, and Modelling.
Persuasion and Coercion
The advice given by SPI-B is immediately aggressive. “A substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened,” they write. “The perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging.”
In other words, SPI-B recommended to SAGE that levels of fear needed to be increased in order to bring levels of compliance with so-called ‘lockdown’ up to desirable levels.
“To be effective,” they continue, “this must also empower people by making clear the actions they can take to reduce the threat.”
Here, SPI-B is making it clear that it can’t be left to individuals to decide which actions are appropriate; they have to be told.
Another option for managing behaviour which SPI-B recommends is the harnessing of “social disapproval”.
“Social disapproval from one’s community,” they write, “can play an important role in preventing anti-social behaviour or discouraging failure to enact pro-social behaviour. However, this needs to be carefully managed to avoid victimisation, scapegoating and misdirected criticism. It needs to be accompanied by clear messaging and promotion of strong collective identity. Consideration should be given to use of social disapproval but with a strong caveat around unwanted negative consequences.”
There is a recognition here that following this approach could result in physical harm to individuals in a community who aren’t following the same behaviours as the community as a whole.
But it should be recognised that in order to make use of disapproval, government has to get into the community in question to stir up that disapproval.
This type of cynical breaking-up of communities is not a new technique to the UK government.
During the Foot and Mouth Disease ‘epidemic’ in 2001, when the UK government slaughtered millions of farm animals unnecessarily, it made sure to minimise any organised community opposition to the “slaughtered on suspicion” policy by only compensating some of the farmers in any community. This resulted in bitterness and envy within communities, and did permanent damage.
A free media is essential
Various government ministers have expressed the view that a free media is essential. A question which immediately springs to mind is, free to do what?
In this case, what ministers evidently mean is freedom to act as a conduit for government propaganda.
In an appendix to their main recommendation, SPI-B produced a table which they entitled APEASE (Acceptability, Practicability, Effectiveness, Affordability, Spill-over effects, Equity). They describe it as an “evaluation grid for options to rapidly increase general social distancing.”
Here, they make clear how they see the role of the media: not to hold government to account, but to act as a conduit for the ‘behavioural’ message (propaganda).
They recommend that the media is used:
- to increase sense of personal threat
- to increase sense of responsibility to others
- to promote positive messaging around actions
Everyone following mainstream media since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak must surely have noticed the inflammatory language used in the mainstream press, which can have only increased the sense of personal threat felt by the general public.
Articles from the BBC, such as To snitch or not to snitch — a discussion on the pros and cons of reporting your neighbour for breaking Covid-19 guidelines — fulfil that need to “increase a sense of responsibility to others”, otherwise known as ‘social disapproval’.
It is clear, therefore, that this SAGE advice has been taken.
Why would the media cooperate in this way?
It was announced on 17 April this year that the Government and the newspaper industry have formed a three-month advertising partnership called All in, all together to help “keep the public safe and the nation united” throughout the Covid-19 ‘pandemic’.
So news media have a commercial interest in providing a propaganda service to the UK government. Indeed, it has been noticed that the government is becoming the UK media’s most important client.
The SPI-B report was “drafted by two members of the SPI-B panel and nine further members commented, following which the report was revised.”
They offer a caveat to that:
Much of the evidence that has been drawn on is very recent and has not been subject to peer review. In some cases, the source is a SPI-B paper that involves expert opinion. This report has been put together rapidly and been subject to limited scrutiny and review.
As a result of this level of work, the population of the UK has been kept in their homes and the whole of UK industry has been shut down, resulting in the worst economic decline in 300 years.
It is extremely difficult to see how this can be viewed as anything other than a direct psychological attack on the UK population. In light of clear signs of increasing mental illness, resulting in suicide and failure to seek timely medical help, it is also difficult to see how this attack can be anything other than criminal.
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