Understanding media propaganda as it applies to our current situation

Below are several articles that will hopefully shed some light on the massive propaganda campaign we’re all being subjected to.

(1) “Insidious Mass Media – Propaganda, Psychology, Mind Control.”
(2) Peter Berger, The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion, Chapter 1: World-Construction.
(3) (2) If the prevailing COVID narrative has been inaccurate, why have so many people (30-70% of the US population?) embraced this narrative?
(4) The “long Covid” psyop.
(5) Covid-19: A Psychological Military Operation.

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(1) “Insidious Mass Media – Propaganda, Psychology, Mind Control

by Kenneth Anton, RIFN News, 2014

[NB – This piece is from eight years ago but is useful for understanding the role of the mainstream media in our lives today, i.e., how they manipulate us into false beliefs.]

Edward Bernays [1891-1995] speaks of “the invisible government which dictates our thoughts, directs our feelings and controls our actions.” Also known as the godfather of modern public relations, Bernays coined the axiom: “The intelligent few regimenting the public mind.”


He combined individual and social psychology, public opinion studies, political persuasion, and advertising to construct ‘necessary illusions’ as ‘reality’. He called this ‘engineering of consent’ as he provided government and media outlets with powerful tools for persuasion and control of the masses.

WWI and The Committee on Public Information

President Woodrow Wilson was re-elected to his second term as a peace candidate in 1916. In fact, he stated clearly that “so far as I can remember, this is a government of the people, and this people is not going to choose war.” But soon after the election he made a sudden about-turn and led America decisively into World War I shocking and bewildering his peace-loving supporters.

So, why would Wilson revert from a Peace platform to a policy of engaging in a brutal war on another continent? The truth is that he was under the strong influence of the banker elites who engineered his first election so that he would support their cause and sign the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 into law.

After his second election, his controllers saw a strong motivation for the US to join the war efforts to defeat Germany and be rewarded with the spoils. They were already reaping benefits from what later was termed by FDR “the military-industrial complex” as exports of munitions to France and England increased from $825 million to $3.2 billion. With direct involvement in the war, they foresaw an exponential increase in defense spending and thus personal rewards. So President Wilson didn’t really have a choice.

Convincing the peace-loving public was another matter. Wilson utilized Bernays with his propaganda techniques and Walter Lippman, the eminent journalist to start reversing public sentiment by stirring up anti-German fervor and motivating the country to join its European allies. Bernays became famous for coining the slogan “Make the World Safe for Democracy.”

Next, the President created the Committee on Public Information (CPI) on April 13, 1917, to carry out a nationwide campaign of propaganda. Spearheaded by journalist, George Creel, the CPI comprised members from business, media, academia, writers, and artists. Utilizing mass psychology, it disseminated pro-war propaganda based on emotional appeals and demonization of the enemy on an unprecedented scale, normally associated with totalitarian regimes.

Although the CPI offered ‘voluntary guidelines’ to the news media, these guidelines became mandates. Pacifists and dissenters were silenced through threats and accusations of being traitors. Hence a majority of Americans embraced the war with fervor and dedication.

For the U/S. it became a short involvement when on November 1, 1918, the Allies won the ‘War to End all Wars’ with the signing of the Armistice.

The tools and techniques by Bernays and the CPI to manipulate the collective attitudes of the public thru the mass media were thus established on a large scale and would continue to be used in peacetime as well as during WWII especially and the many wars that followed.

Bernay, in his book Propaganda, wrote: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

“In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

Bernays from “Psychology of Public Relations”

“…the group mind does not think in the strict sense of the word. In place of thoughts, it has impulses, habits and emotions. In making up its mind its first impulse is usually to follow the example of a trusted leader [an icon or celebrity]. This is one of the most firmly established principles of mass psychology.  But when the example of the leader is not at hand and the herd must think for itself, it does so by means of cliches, pat words or images which stand for a whole group of ideas or experiences.”

The mechanics of propaganda, as paraphrased from Bernays’ “The Institute for Propaganda Analysis” (with modern examples)

Name-calling  (ad hominem). Links a person or idea to a negative trait or concept: e.g. commie, fascist, yuppie, bum, terrorist, anti-Semite, a conspiracy theorist (usually without evidence).

[NB – In the context of medical tyranny, the pejorative names used to dismiss entire arguments are “anti-vaxxer”, “conspiracy theorist” and spreader of “medical misinformation.”]

Glittering Generalities. Positive associations are used to enhance a person or concept: e.g. civilization, democracy, religion, patriot, motherhood, science, medicine, health, love.

[NB – We are being inundated all the time by messaging promoting the virtues and benefits of Leftist worldview by Hollywood and in the mainstream media, conferring the idea of the moral superiority and superior intellect of progressives and moral inferiority and stupidity of conservatives (based on straw man representations of the latter).

This has a parallel in Covid-19 through negative portrayals of the supposed stupidity and selfishness of the unvaccinated, compared to the nobility and virtue of the vaccinated.]

Euphemisms. Used to water-down strong negative associations: e.g. “collateral damage” instead of “civilian casualties” or “PTSD” instead of “shell shock.”

[NB – The best example of this is “anti-vaxxer” to dismiss a more complex and informed opinion than the pejorative is intended to convey. Also, the word “vaccine” is used to mislead the public into believe mRNA shots are vaccines, when they’re not.]

Transfer. Use of authority or prestige from a symbol like church (cross), democracy (statue of Liberty), our nation (uncle Sam) to support a program or campaign. Also, medicine or science used to back a concept: e.g. “More doctors smoke camels…”

[NB – The use of medical and political and media authority to support Covid restrictions.]

Testimonial. Citing a reputable source (NY Times), celebrity (Angelina Jolie), or sports figure (Mohammed Ali) to endorse a product or concept by association

[NB – The are numerous celebrities who have endorsed the ‘vaccines’]

Plain Folks. Politicians, wealthy entrepreneurs pose as ordinary citizens to attract popular support.

[NB – Gates sells this image in his newsletters and interviews]

Bandwagon. Appeal to join the crowd, follow the herd: everyone else is doing it, so should you.

[NB – e.g., relentless social pressure for mask-wearing and vaccinations]

Fear. Disaster just around the corner, cold war is back, 9/11 = fear of terrorism. (Note: patriots and dissenters are now called terrorists by Homeland Security.)

[NB – The current medical tyranny is based entirely on the irrational fear of an unremarkable disease promoted in the media as a ‘pandemic’ when it’s not. That has now been transferred into an irrational fear and hatred of the unvaccinated, to scapegoat them.]

 Phony Polls. Used to back a platform or concept but the results can be biased depending on the parameters and questions

[NB – Questionable statistics and facts, often presented through so-called “fact-checkers” and the MSM inundate us constantly. It may well be the largest propaganda campaign in history. It’s obvious there is an enormous amount of money and power behind it.]

Peer-reviewed Studies. Can be fraudulent within a system controlled by powerful entities like Big Pharma.

[NB – A good example of this was the Lancet article that killed chances for hydroxychloroquine’s widespread use – later shown to be false.]

Lies become Believable by Repetition. Through the power of the media, lies are made believable after continuous repetition and reinforcement by other channels of the consolidated media.

[we see this happening now in the massive campaign to convince us to take the ‘vaccine’ from all mainstream media sites, social media, fact-checkers, and all authority figures (media, politicians, healthcare).

Anyone who deviates from this message is punished and disputed immediately, sending a clear message that only one way is possible: submission.]

Such is the immense power of the controlled media that they can establish parameters for acceptable behavior and the masses who want to be accepted by their peers tend to conform. Hence this phrase now carries a strong pejorative association.

Summary
Today, the [corporate] elite holds majority interests in the six mega-corporations that own 90% of the mainstream media. Thus, they control the news and influence our perceptions, even how we think and judge others. One cannot underestimate the power of a consolidated media because it signifies controlling reality itself as Bernays has stated.

Having a small elite group directly control the media represents a serious threat to American democracy and culture. It directly influences the minds of all age groups and how they perceive the world.

Consolidation in business, banking, the media, and politics [and now healthcare] over the last hundred years has allowed the Federal Government to be taken over by an oligarchy of elites with unlimited assets, influence, and psychological control of the minds of Americans. The media also serves as a protective shield, isolating the elites from scrutiny and challenge.

[NB – When this was written a few years ago I would have considered it a bit paranoid and exaggerated. Now, after the events of 2020-21, it seems like a factual description of what’s actually taking place.]

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(2) Peter L. Berger, The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion (New York: Doubleday, 1967), chapters 1-4. Summary by David A. deSilva

Summary of Chapter I. Religion and World-Construction

Berger understands society in dialectic terms — human beings are a product of society and society is a product of human beings. This process consists of three steps, but at the outset, it should be noted that the process is ongoing. Humans are continually engaged in this process of world construction.

These steps are externalization, objectivation, and internalization.

Society, Ideology and the Textual Practices: A Theoretical ...

[NB – As applied to what we’re going through now, propaganda and the new laws are the forces of externalization.

Objectivation in this case the process of accepting this “new normal” of medical segregation and masking, reinforced through language such as “anti-vaxxer” and the process of acceptance of the new norms.

Internalization is the reinforcement of these norms by the public, through scolding, social pressure, online comments, and unspoken mimesis (e.g., everyone wears a mask in public spaces, so there is pressure to do the same).

Using the example of the mask: it’s initially introduced (externalization), reinforced through a propaganda campaign (objectivation), and internalized as a norm by a majority, then externalized by the public through the often unspoken social pressure on others provided by example. This is a cyclic process until it becomes a fully socialized norm. It happens organically for most norms, but can be deliberate, to effect widespread behaviour modification in a short time.

Initially, medical tyranny started with externalization, but within a few months, it was being internalized and reinforced by the public, via the power of fear — but also, sadly, the mistaken belief that it is the morally right thing to do. Our own sense of goodness and social responsibility was our undoing.]

Unlike other animals, humanity has no “given” world ordered by instinctual patterns. They must create an order for themselves, and shape their experience into meaning.

They [we] must continually be making it, as such an order has an inherent instability, unlike instinctual order, hence the need for a second section on “world-maintenance.”

This world is culture, the result of both the material and non-material productive efforts of humanity, and society is a part of nonmaterial production. It is a privileged part, however, as human beings are social animals.

Together, in society with one another, people invent tools, construct languages, and, in short, give shape to the cosmos. All the structures of society -language, family, “state,” etc. — are in fact the sum total of human activities, of human meaning externalized in human action.

This aspect of society is lost to its participants [meaning we don’t see it clearly and accept what is constructed as just the way things are, not to be questioned].

Society becomes a force that confronts human beings, and gains objective status to the point where it defines, limits and promotes certain human activities.

“Once produced, this world cannot simply be wished away.” The non-material products are just as objectified as the material ones. Just as a plow, a product, becomes a force to shape how agriculture is done, so language, a non-material product, shapes how all communication is to take place.

The people who, in essence, created language find themselves subject to language’s rules of grammar and syntax.

Culture, or society, becomes an extrinsic “reality” because of the social nature of human life. Culture and its demands are “real” because there are multiple witnesses to its power and forms.

The individual’s own life becomes meaningful only insofar as it is given meaning and form by the “structures” and values of those “structures” present “out there” in the social order.

[NB – How does this apply to medical tyranny? Like all aspects of culture, it has been created and we are told to accept it as “the new normal.” Unlike most cultures that evolve slowly, this has been imposed by force, relatively quickly. But the same socialization process is at play. In this case, it is done through propaganda and use of authority figures.

Except that because it is forced quickly, many of us can see clearly that it’s deliberately constructed and imposed, that it is not just “the way things are” but seeks to replace what we had before with something new (and worse).

Communists of old resorted to violence to change societies (to give them absolute power) when those changes were not accepted easily. Today’s Communists in the West are changing things through propaganda and where they deem necessary, by use of force (i.e., police, fines, arrests) through misuse of the law and by ignoring constitutional rights.]
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(3) If the prevailing COVID narrative has been inaccurate, why have so many people (30-70% of the US population?) embraced this narrative?

by Robert M. Rennebohm, MD [this is part of a larger article, worth reading]

This question has been addressed in a helpful way by Professor Mattias Desmet, a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst at the University of Ghent in Belgium. Professor Desmet has explained the concept of “mass-formation” (massenbildung) and why this concept is relevant to the COVID situation. His explanation of mass-formation is paraphrased below:

Mass-formation is a group psychological phenomenon in which a majority of the public becomes willing to accept a narrative (and that narrative’s associated public policies), despite the possibility that the narrative may be inaccurate and its policies may be detrimental to Humanity. An increasing amount of Mass formation allows an increasing amount of totalitarianism to develop and become established.

The concept of mass-formation is based, in part, on the insights of Gustave Le Bon (a French sociologist and physician who published “The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind in 1895), Hanna Arendt (who published The Origins of Totalitarianism, in 1951), and some of Sigmund Freud’s insights on group psychology.

Desmet explains that there are four pre-conditions that predispose development of mass formation and pave the way towards increasing totalitarianism:

  • Lots of social isolation: A large percentage of people feel socially isolated. They experience a lack of social connection. We are social beings. We long for both small scale and large-scale social connection.
  • Lack of a sense of meaningfulness: A large percentage of people sense a lack of meaningfulness in their lives. They long to be part of something more meaningful, something bigger than themselves. They long to be part of a noble, meaningful cause. They wish their lives had more purpose and meaning.
  • Lots of painful free-floating anxiety (FFA) and fear: Lots of people are anxious, unsettled, and fearful, with much of their anxiety and fear being non-specific, un-tethered to any identifiable cause—free-floating anxiety and fear that have no particular focus and, therefore, no apparent solution. They long for a focal point—something specific to which they can attribute their anxiety, so that they can take specific action to reduce their anxiety, pain, and fearfulness.
  • Lots of free-floating psychological discontent: A large percentage of the population senses that their personal lives and the social milieu they live in are lacking emotional health and spiritual depth. They sense too much social disorder and social dysfunction. They long for healthier and more stable social arrangements.

Once the above preconditions have developed and affect a large percentage of the population, people in positions of power can develop an attractive (but not necessarily accurate) narrative that provides a focal point for the free-floating anxiety—a narrative that provides something specific to which people can attach their untethered anxiety and provides a plan to deal with this focal point. The narrative provides a specific “object of anxiety,” a specific thing people can blame for their anxieties and collectively fight against.

Encouraged and informed by the narrative, people start to collectively and enthusiastically band together to defeat the “object of anxiety” provided and explained by the narrative. This offers a new social connectedness, new social bonding, new meaningfulness, new purpose, new “sense-making,” an attractive and even exhilarating feeling of being part of something noble and bigger than oneself. Suddenly people’s attention is fully focused on collectively fighting a narrowly focused battle against the named enemy. People increasingly believe (mostly subconsciously) that the narrative and their participation in its directives will successfully assuage the angst-producing issues with which they have been struggling (the four preconditions mentioned above).

Unfortunately, this massive increase in social connectedness, which is narrowly focused and may be based on an inaccurate narrative, may lead to a form of unhealthy “mental intoxication.” Those who become most committed to the narrative and its policies may become aggressively intolerant of those who challenge the narrative—because they (believers in the narrative) do not want to return to a state of painful free-floating anxiety; they prefer to remain in their less painful state of mental intoxication. Those who challenge the narrative tend to be viewed as threatening “enemies of the people.” Believers in the prevailing narrative may direct aggression towards the dissidents while becoming increasingly willing to accept controlling policies that they normally would not tolerate.

If the prevailing narrative is largely inaccurate and promotes anger and action against an undeserving and inaccurately determined “enemy,” the above process leads to increasing degrees of abusive intolerance, discrimination, and totalitarianism.

Mattias Desmet is concerned that the four preconditions mentioned above have long existed in Europe and North America and are now predisposing a large percentage of the public to accept (and inadequately question) an inaccurate COVID narrative that is narrowly focusing attention on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is leading people to accept increasing degrees of totalitarianism and is leading people to become increasingly intolerant themselves. He estimates that perhaps 30% of the European and North American populations have enthusiastically fully embraced this narrative; and an additional 40% have passively accepted it, despite having doubts and questions about it. He estimates that the remaining 30% of the population is comprised of a heterogeneous group that is unwilling to accept the narrative, for a variety of reasons and to varying degrees.

As with the other questions addressed in this article, it would be wise to assemble a panel of internationally respected psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, political philosophers, and historians who are experts in mass psychology and the history of Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union, to discuss the extent to which mass-formation and totalitarianism are, or are not, developing during the COVID pandemic.

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(4) The “long Covid” psyop [edited and abridged]

by  Robyn Chuter, Vaccine Choice Australia, Nov. 19, 2021
[Chuter is a naturopathic doctor]

Psychological operations (PSYOPs) are operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.

Examples:
(1) The faked videos of people abruptly collapsing in the streets in Wuhan.

(2) The invocation of the 1918-19 “Spanish flu”, which had a death rate over four times as high as SARS-CoV-2 and disproportionately affected young, healthy people with their whole lives ahead of them, resulting in far more years of healthy life lost than our current plague, whose median age of death is higher than average life expectancy).

(3) The hyperbolic claims of overflowing hospitals, helped along by CBS’s creative repurposing of footage from a COVID-19 ward in Bergamo, Italy, while record numbers of health care workers were being furloughed or laid off due to the failure of the promised apocalypse to materialize.

(4) The social media frenzy over a photo of piles of coffins of COVID-19 victims in Italy… which turned out to be from the 2013 sinking of a boat full of African refugees.

(5) The mass media frenzy over mass graves on Hart Island, New York… which turns out to have been the burial place for unclaimed body in that city since 1869.

Among these propaganda efforts, “long COVID” deserves a special mention. Australia’s taxpayer-funded national broadcaster, the ABC, has provided breathless coverage of alleged persistent post-viral symptoms after recovery from COVID-19 since July 2020. It fed the public horror stories of debilitating fatigue, a brain fog “that’s difficult to quantify”, shortness of breath, and chest pain ever since (see herehereherehereherehereherehere, and here).

To be clear, post-viral syndrome is nothing new. Over the course of my 25 years in clinical practice, I’ve seen scores of clients who suffered persistent symptoms after recovering from a wide variety of infections, including influenza, glandular fever, and Ross River fever. An abnormal immune response to the initial viral infection is believed to be the cause of fatigue, pain, muscle weakness, and cognitive impairment that may linger on for weeks, months, and even years.

But the spectre of “long COVID” has, from the start, been invoked to push a particular narrative about SARS-CoV-2: that this virus with an infection fatality rate no worse than a bad flu is actually an existential threat to humanity, whose spread must be stopped in order to save young people from a tsunami of brain damage.

We were told that even young people, who are at statistically zero risk of dying from SARS-CoV-2 infection, must receive experimental injections in order to save them from the threat of long COVID.

ABC peddled the notion that getting jabbed could cure long COVID, even though the lead author of the study hastened to point out that the “small overall improvement in Long Covid symptoms” that participants reported after receiving a jab was just as likely to be attributable to the placebo effect.

Despite the medical experts interviewed by the ABC clearly stating that the risk of long COVID is higher in older people who suffered more severe initial illness (see here and here, and confirmed here), the public broadcaster only seems to manage to find young people, most of whom had a mild illness, to feature in its coverage of the danger of COVID long haulers (see herehere and here).

Here are the problems with long narrative:

  1. Long COVID is so poorly-defined and quantified that it’s impossible to assess its threat level and therefore to calculate a risk-benefit ratio for vaccination aimed at preventing it;
  2. Most people who believe they have long COVID never actually had COVID in the first place;
  3. Cognitive tests and brain scans find that people who report persistent brain fog after recovering from COVID-19 don’t actually have anything wrong with them; and
  4. COVID jabs don’t prevent people from getting long COVID if they suffer a breakthrough infection.

Estimates of the prevalence of long COVID are all over the map. We were told [in Australia] that long COVID “affects between 2.3 percent to 76 percent of people who get COVID-19″. That’s a large range.

How can one begin to think sensibly about taking an experimental drug 5 times more likely to lead to premature death than COVID-19 itself [for young people] or run the risk of natural infection with SARS-CoV-2 (for which safe and effective early treatments for those at high risk of severe illness are available), when no one knows whether long COVID afflicts one in fifty or three out of four people who get infected?

When the ABC interviewed Professor Gail Matthews, lead investigator of the ADAPT study which found that about 20% of Australian COVID-19 patients had some type of long COVID, they quoted her as asserting that “The only things that predict it [the propensity to develop long COVID] are the severity of the initial illness… they tend to be older, to be men and have co-morbidities, and the other factor that predicted whether you were more likely to get long COVID was being female.” She is saying that being male or female is predictive for long COVID. That doesn’t leave many people.

[The article continues for several more paragraphs along the same lines, then concludes]

Be alert for the telltale signs of a PSYOP, in particular, the constant repetition of a key idea or meme. For example, watch out for portrayals of long COVID slipped into upcoming television and film productions as that’s what the ‘Educating Audiences on COVID-19 Vaccines’ summit of the Writers Guild of America has instructed its members to do.

Cultivate a widely divergent list of specialist sources, and read what the experts on a subject read rather than the market version If most people believe it and if it can be reduced into a soundbite or chant, it’s probably wrong. Question authority. Remain open to new information that contradicts your pre-existing beliefs. Detox your mind. PSYOPs work on stressed minds, so get out in nature, enjoy your hobbies or go for a walk.

There’s a long history of pathologizing human suffering for profit. The reification of the “long COVID” idea is an example of memetic warfare.

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(5) Covid-19: A Psychological Military Operation

by Igor Shepherd, Oct. 13, 2021 [Edited; Shepherd is a toxicologist of Russian origin]

We are at war—a one-sided war, but we cannot see the enemy in our midst. No adversary of freedom has ever before been able to conquer the entire world through military combat—humanity always saw what was coming and fought back. But this time it’s different. People in free nations are clueless that they have been under an enemy attack since the inception of Covid-1 — that a military psyop is underway.

Infiltrated government and military are at the forefront of this operation, working with China. Their goal is to globalize and “reset” the world and dispense with Western values and ideals in the process. If allowed to come to power, this new technocracy will have greater power over our lives than any previous tyrannical regime. Mask and vaccine mandates are just the beginning.

What are psyops? This is the U.S. Department of Defense definition: “The use of propaganda and psychological tactics to influence emotions and behaviors.” The DOD’s 2004 and 2010 Counterinsurgency Operations Reports says:

The mission of Psychological Operations (psyops) is to influence the behavior of foreign target audiences to support US national objectives. A psyop accomplishes this by conveying selected information and advising on actions that influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign audiences.

Behavioral change is at the root of the psyop mission.
[bold added for emphasis; the behaviour change sought is submission to a centralized authority, the state. There is a good factual description of military psyops here.]

Because the military is involved, the cover-up is extensive.

[NB – I’m sure that key people have been murdered and evidence destroyed, so it’s now difficult for us to find evidence of the kind that would be needed for a criminal trial, which makes it easier for them to dismiss these allegations as mere ‘conspiracy theories’].

The Rwanda Genocide in 1994 is an example of how easily behavior and emotions can be transformed. The Hutu militia exterminated 800,000 Tutsis in a mere 100 days, proving to the world how ordinary people can be coerced to do unthinkable acts. There was a constant barrage of suggestive messages through radio and newspapers. Schools implemented anti-Tutsi teachings into the curriculum. Magazines used reverse psychology and published cartoons showing Tutsis killing Hutus. One publication printed the image of a machete on its front page, with the headline “what to do about the Tutsis?” That stuck in the minds of many and [as a consequence] the machete became the weapon of choice. Hutus slaughtered neighbors, friends and wives. Even Hutu priests killed their own Tutsi parishioners.

The DOD was involved in the Tutsi genocide. I do not believe it was an oversight that caused the U.S. to turn its back on these defenseless human beings, especially when they were able to airlift Americans out.

[NB – If so, I would ask why? Was the motive the mineral wealth of the Congo, adjacent to Rwanda, which the Rwandan military has invaded? The Congo has the world’s greatest wealth of minerals needed for electronics.]

False media reports about the number of Covid cases bombard the news daily. Images of sick people and the ‘heroes’ who tirelessly work on the Covid patients at hospitals appear in magazines and websites. Signs and floor stickers warning us to stay six feet apart appear in retail stores and restaurants. Cyclical broadcasts over loudspeakers inside public areas remind us to stay distanced and wear masks. Freeway signs everywhere flash intrusive pandemic warnings and flaunt vaccine necessity. These repetitive tactics are an integral key to thought control and keeping the people in a state of obedience.

One of the first approaches used by the globalists to brainwash the populace was to isolate everyone through lockdowns and separate them from family and friends. This is part of a deprogramming process. The “stay-at-home” rules kept the sequestered citizens dependent on the only ideas and information in the [mainstream] media. Our thought processes regarding the pandemic storyline are shaped by the dominant media and social media.

The next strategy of brainwashing was to implement the “us” versus “them” mindset, which causes division [between vaccinated and unvaccinated]. Both groups are told to pick a side, and if they do not pick the correct side, they are labeled as “spreaders of disease” and outcasts. This steers the majority toward choosing the popular team. This coercion was accomplished first through the mask mandates, then the vaccinations. This has a deliberate psychological effect, pitting us against each other. Constant accusations, intimidations, and punishments against the outcasts who refuse to vaccinate or wear masks deliberately induce fear, humiliation, and depression. Those who resist will be punished until they submit and obey.

When an obedient population closed their businesses and caged themselves inside their homes, blindly accepting abnormal medical policies and truncated life routines as the “new normal,” their emotions, objective reasoning, and behaviors were changed. They learned surrender, denial, and paranoia. The mRNA shot – which can be likened to the Rwandan machete — was promoted by all media outlets as the only means with which to stop the so-called pandemic.

These unpredictable and abusive psychological attacks by our governments are purposely meant to destabilize and re-program us. They are similar to the brainwashing techniques used on prisoners of war, hostages, and cult members.

Mask mandates were ordered because depriving people of oxygen makes them suffer [and perhaps more malleable, in a weakened state]. Such abuse generates a battle-fatigued population, similar to the type of weariness soldiers go through in combat. [One can compare it to the psychological effect of endless enemy bombardment in WWI, which resulted in shell shock (what we now called PTSD)] Once people become worn down and overwhelmed with fear, they are easily manipulated.

The Third Reich used similar indoctrination methods. The entire medical establishment succumbed and helped implement policies meant to achieve blood purity: forced sterilization, racial segregation, and eventually mass murder. We should have learned from history, but today we see America’s healthcare professionals take sides against a minority, turning their backs on medical ethics. They now participate in a massive healthcare fraud [by promoting] experimental vaccinations [that we now know have questionable value, since they don’t provide immunity and have numerous negative side-effects associated with them].

Fauci’s fear-provoked decree that there would be no chance of a return to pre-Covid-19 societal behavior until an effective vaccine was developed worked on the fatigued population. Over sixty percent took the injection in the U.S. [and in some countries over 90 percent], but it was not enough for those in power.

Their goal is to vaccinate everyone. The media blitz is now accelerated to full throttle and they are going after the non-vaccinated like the Hutus went after the Tutsis. The unvaccinated are on a trajectory that may eventually result in them being denied any right to life. [Right now their lives are deliberately diminished for no good medical purpose, since the vaccinated can just as easily transmit the disease as the unvaccinated]

In time they will not be allowed to buy food or receive medical treatment unless they vaccinate [since this was written, the second prediction has come true]. If the populace continues to ignore this violation of their freedoms, confiscation of private property will be next. [In Australia, unpaid government fines have resulted in debt collectors going after property in some cases. Courts are now suspending parental rights of the unvaccinated in some cases, so the discrimination is accelerating]

Trump’s presidency could be viewed as a pre-psyop to kick off the planned pandemic and lull the conservative followers into accepting mRNA vaccinations. His acting paid off. Despite proof that Trump’s past political views were liberal, and his tight friendships with collectivists, like the Clintons, were many, Trump seduced half of America to believe that he had a change of heart. His actions contradicted his numerous and repetitive speeches that promised he would make “America great again.” The conservative camp fell under his spell and refused to make him accountable.

[This is an interesting thesis that I have considered before, especially after Trump imposed lockdowns and started pushing the mRNA shots. Even if he was sincere, he was still used in the globalist plans as a foil, to turn millions of Americans to the radical Left (cultural Marxism) which is what we’re witnessing now, and this in turn divided and conquered the U.S. and the West, and it paved the way for the Great Reset. This is why so many Leftists unwittingly support mRNA shots. They don’t really care about the vaccines themselves but are using the issue to impose collectivism, which they believe will result in their long-hoped-for ideal society. Unfortunately, for them, it will not. It will only result in a totalitarian technocracy in which progressives also suffer the loss of freedoms and quality of life they now enjoy.]

The pandemic was birthed under Trump’s presidency. He permitted constant violations of civil rights, ignored federal law, and closed his eyes to medical know-how by allowing inhumane lockdowns, forced business closures, and unhealthy mask-wearing. He quickly introduced Operation Warp Speed to facilitate and accelerate development, manufacturing, and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccines. He wrongfully activated the military to participate in administering the vaccines on American soil. Trump did not make America great again. Under his administration, the United States lost its freedoms and sunk into a battlefield of division, oppression, and lawlessness.

According to federal law [in the U.S.], it is illegal for the US military to practice psychological operations on American citizens. To do so is a violation of the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948, which was passed by Congress to prevent the State Department from using Soviet-style propaganda techniques on US citizens. This is the reason DOD reports only refer to “foreign” target audiences when dealing with psyops. [But they can be deployed against Americans by their own government and military, which is now what’s happening]

The US military has been deeply involved in numerous psyops against civilians for decades. For example, in 2011, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, in Afghanistan, “commanded his Information Operations (IO) cell to target congressional delegations visiting his base as part of a campaign to manipulate the perceptions and opinions of U.S. senators and representatives through psychological operations.” Source: Robyn Greene, “Military May Be Engaged in Illegal Psychological Operations and Propaganda Against US Citizens” (2011). The US military is no longer following their own laws regarding psyops because the heads of America’s military no longer support American values. [Gen. Mark Milley is a good example of this]

The U.S. military is now engaged in an act of war against the American people through the Covid psyop. These actions are a prelude to restructuring America’s current government for a new global regime; and why DOD is partnered with communist China in the development and funding of Covid-19 mRNA vaccines. [This would also seem to be true in numerous countries, including Canada]

The 1978 Jonestown religious cult massacre in Guyana had all the signs of a U.S. government-ordered psyop. Rev. Jim Jones was a CIA asset. The public had been told that 900 religious fanatics obeyed the orders of Jones and simultaneously committed suicide by drinking a poisoned punch. This is not true. The Guyanese chief medical examiner had reported that only 200 might have committed suicide and the rest murdered. The cult was an orchestrated CIA operation for mind control and medical experiments on American citizens. [NB – I don’t know if this is true, but it’s an interesting hypothesis] Source: Michael Meiers, Was Jonestown a CIA Medical Experiment?

Through the implementation of a global military psyop, the enemies of the West have successfully snuck in through the back door. Their goal is to silently and covertly usher in a one-world government and eradicate all the freedoms and rights we now take for granted.

SARS-CoV-2 is a bioweapon engineered in the Wuhan virology lab. As a former Russian military doctor, I know that Communist governments such as China or Russia would never allow a leak from one of their bio-facilities to be made public. The lab-leak theory [and wet-market theory] are constructed [and now China is promoting a theory that the U.S. alone is responsible for Covid-19] Chinese biological defense programs were the most secretive programs since their origin. Outside inspections were not allowed. The only way knowledge of a leak would occur is if it was intentional. [I believe it was deliberate]

No solid evidence has ever been provided with which to prove a new coronavirus strain called 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV-2) is and was infecting and killing millions of people. The presumed whole isolate of the virus the medical community claimed to have in their possession is based on computer modulation and algorithms of “five” insufficient genomes (out of a supposed virus with 30,000 genomes) provided by China in January of 2020. China never provided an isolated and “purified” live strain extracted from a diseased human host.

[NB – I don’t know if this is true, but it’s a provocative theory that should be explored with an open mind; we may all be part of a shared fiction. There was a recent toxicology report that said the Covid deaths were not from Covid itself but from pr-existing conditions]

The lab-leak theory would not change anything concerning the whereabouts of an actual virus sample. Both manmade and natural pathogens will easily produce live isolates within an infected human. The isolates made available by CDC or any other health organization are not fully isolated “pure” samples from a human host of a new virus termed SARS-CoV-2. The computerized sequenced code from China was simply a premeditated “act one” for this psyop in conveying a false truth about a false virus.

On Moderna’s website, CEO, Stéphane Bancel, backs up the fact there is no “purified” isolate from a human host by confirming their vaccines were developed using an “online sequence made available by the Chinese authorities” (p. 5 of the report) Bancel did not need a purified sample because the ‘vaccines’ have nothing to do with saving humanity. If the masses can [see the truth], they have a high probability to recognize the psychological attack and fight back.

CDC’s 2003 Patent for SARS-CoV-1

Another major truth that most people have overlooked is that SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) has no distinct differences from the 2003 outbreak of SARS-CoV-1. The International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) which implements rules for the naming and classification of viruses announced the following statement on 2-11-2020: “The differences between what was then called 2019-nCoV and the virus strain from the 2003 SARS outbreak were insufficient to make them separate viral species.” This may help explain why verification of a purified 2019-nCoV does not exist.

In 2003, CDC quickly filed a patent on the coronavirus and its content and claimed ownership of that pathogen. At that time, news reports had quoted CDC’s spokesman, Llelwyn Grant as saying: “The whole purpose of the patent is to prevent folks from controlling the technology.” [The historical roots of the current ‘pandemic’ can be traced to this moment. I would add that it’s an example of CCP asymmetrical warfare]

The evidence of collusion between China and the US was in full swing by October 2019, when the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, and the John Hopkins Center for Health Security hosted a “simulated” pandemic exercise using a coronavirus, called Event 201. The event is a code name for Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 (2 plus 1), both identical roadmaps that line up with the communist sustainable development goals or Great Reset, to restructure all nations.

Covid-19 was planned and engineered in China. China’s computerized “5-genome” sequence of SARS-CoV-2 became the foundation for vaccine development. The U.S. patterned its medical response after China’s response [i.e. lockdowns, following a lockdown in the UK as advised by ICL’s Neil Ferguson, who drew his inspiration from the Wuhan lockdown and developed inaccurate infection models that predicted a number of dead far in excess of what was possible].

Covid Tests Cannot Diagnose a Non-existent Virus

Americans have succumbed to psychologically-induced fear. The RT-PCR, nasal swabbing and saliva tests provide false positives. They respond to past exposures to coronavirus strains from the immunological memory of infected individuals. The CDC knows the majority of these tests will read positive for asymptomatic persons. The false-positive readings are a trick to keep the pandemic going as long as needed.

There will be those who will argue that Covid-19 exists because people were sick and tested positive at the same time. The illnesses are not from Covid-19, but from colds, the flu, various respiratory illnesses, and other strains of the coronavirus family. CDC’s own data shows that since 2010, between 9.3 and 45 million U.S. citizens were sick from flu-related viruses annually, with 40,000 to 60,000 people dying from influenza. Nothing changed in 2020 or 2021. These illnesses are still making millions sick every year. The only thing that has changed is that the CDC is swapping out the usual yearly illnesses for the counterfeit Covid. This is why CDC stopped collecting data on flu for 2021.

[NB – Again, I am not certain if this is true. Could billions of people, including a good portion of the healthcare industry, be successfully deceived in this way?]

This is why Oregon Senators Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum recently filed a joint petition for a federal grand jury investigation against CDC and FDA for willfully hyperinflating Covid-19 data . . .

There is absolutely no sane reason why the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, would order the entire army to inoculate with risky, experimental and improperly tested vaccinations all at once over a mild virus whose data only supports a 0.5% fatality rate, unless his plans are to undermine and immobilize the military.

Austin is not only putting each and every soldier in harm’s way with vaccines that are proven to be deadly and injurious, but he is causing division within the ranks (vaccinated get to stay, but the non-vaccinated are not fit for duty and must be let go). These actions set the military up to be an easy target for failure, especially if mass numbers of non-vaccinated personnel are discharged and the vaccinated experience adverse reactions. This is being done to incapacitate the U.S. military.

The vaccine companies pushing the mRNA injections have patents on development. They are financed by and partnered with the U.S. military, America’s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), and the CCP.

Dr. Fauci funded China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology for work on “gain-of-function” research concerning bat coronaviruses. In 2014, Wuhan’s lab was provided $3.7 million by the U.S. National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Another $3.7 million followed, along with a five-year contract.

Documents from the grant paid to China reveal research on the construction of mutant SARS-related coronaviruses. In December 2017, the University of Minnesota reported that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) lifted a 3-year moratorium on funding gain-of-function research for potential pandemic viruses such as SARS, avian flu, and MERS. Around the same time, HHS released context to direct funding decisions regarding prospective research involving pathogens that have the potential to create pandemics . . .

Chinese scientists invested years working in U.S. laboratories before this came to fruition. In an article published in the Global Times, February 20, 2021, by Hu Yuwei and Bai Yunyi, it states the following: “The development of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines may not have come so fast without the efforts of a scientist from China who has invested years in laying the groundwork.”

Wang Nianshuang, a former research associate with the University of Texas at Austin, studied coronaviruses for years. His work was used in the design of a synthetic spike protein of the vaccines. In 2020, the CPP/PLA General Chen Wei led a team at the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology (BIB), the Academy of Military Sciences (bioweapons complex), and CanSino Biologics to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. Through CanSino, the Chinese worked directly with Moderna and U.S.’s DARPA. Shanghai’s Fosun Pharmaceutical company, Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, and the Academy of Medical Sciences (a bioweapon complex) also partnered with Pfizer in rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine development. Moderna and Pfizer’s Chinese-partnered vaccines are now being used in the U.S. and on the U.S. military.

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"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment. "Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts. "Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"

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