Vaccination status as a behavioral modification panopticon for the West and the use of fear, anger, and scapegoating for social engineering

The panopticon design has been implemented in several actual prisons.


The concept of the Panopticon is to allow all prisoners of an institution to be observed by a single security guard, without the inmates being able to tell whether they are being watched.

It was conceived by philosopher Jeremy Bentham in the 19th century, though the dynamic it relies on goes back to prehistory and tribalism: tyrants have always exercised control through fear. Those who fear being watched by others will limit their own freedoms without being told to. We see this in the phenomenon of self-censorship.

Although it is physically impossible for the single guard to observe all the inmates’ cells at once, the fact that the inmates cannot know when they are being watched means that they are motivated to act as though they are being watched at all times. Thus, the inmates are effectively compelled to regulate their own behaviour.

In Discipline and Punish, Foucault says “The panopticon is not a dream building, but a diagram of power reduced to its ideal form. It perfects the operations of power by increasing the number of people who can be controlled and decreasing the number needed to operate it. It gives power over people’s minds through architecture. As it can be inspected from outside, there is no danger of tyranny.”

The metaphor of the panopticon prison has been employed to analyze the social significance of surveillance by closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in public spaces. The design and operation of a shopping mall, with a centralized control room, CCTV cameras, and security guards, is said to mimic the panopticon model.

In a 1996 study of CCTV camera installations in British cities, researchers called central and local government policies that facilitated the rapid spread of CCTV surveillance a dispersal of an “electronic panopticon.”

China is the most surveilled nation in the world. Surveillance and technocracy will increase in the West in order to control populations, at the expense of human freedom and privacy.

In this posting, I am using the panopticon as a metaphor for Covid restrictions, including mask and vaccine mandates, vax passports, social distancing mandates, and contract tracing.

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Propaganda expert warns of global COVID psyop

Citizens’ Journal, Aug. 12, 2021 [edited]

“COVID-19 is the biggest propaganda operation in history,” said Piers Robinson, co-director of the Organization for Propaganda Studies.  “It was pretty clear from the beginning that propaganda was being employed.”

In the U.S., one of the main sources of propaganda has been Dr. Fauci and the media’s elevation of him to god-like status. The media never press him to provide data to back up his constantly changing pronouncements.

Every Western government has its version of Fauci, spouting ever-changing information meant to keep the population off balance, afraid and confused.

A fearful, dazed, and weary public is unable to resist the dizzying array of draconian policies coming from governments.

[NB – In this past article I argue that Covid-19 restrictions are a form of asymmetrical warfare used by the CCP, with the aid of the compatriots in the West. Yuri Bezmenov outlined the pattern that this type of warfare takes, as devised by Communists to defeat the U.S.]

Social pressure to conform from family and friends:


It’s difficult though not impossible to be an outlier when there is mass conformity:

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From The World Gone Mad: The Covid Vaccine Derangement Syndrome
by Vasko Kohlmayer

Jeremy Bentham was an eighteenth-century British philosopher renowned for his foundational work in the field of classical utilitarianism. Among his lesser-known contributions to western thought is his conceptualization of the panopticon, or a structural design that allows a solitary guard to simultaneously observe all inmates of a correctional institution while, concomitantly, the prisoners are unable to discern whether or not they are being watched (see provided graphic).

Although the watchman would be physically unable to observe every prisoner in the panopticon at once, the prisoners do not know who is being watched, thus they modify their behavior accordingly.

In the twentieth century, French philosopher Michel Foucault wrote of Bentham’s panopticon in his seminal 1975 work, Discipline and Punish. Foucault traces the roots of the modernization of punishment and the perfection of the process of correctional institutionalization and concludes that governments no longer seek to levy punishment upon the body (in the form of corporal punishment) but on the soul (through imprisonment).

To Foucault, Bentham’s panopticon represents the modernist attempt at the perfection of penal institutionalization. Each inmate is treated equally and distantly through Bentham’s architectural model. The panopticon acts—like most dogmatic modernist processes—in an almost mechanical orientation.

The psychological concept of a panopticon-like surveillance state operating over society is well illustrated in George Orwell’s 1949 fiction masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Orwell writes of a world engulfed in perpetual war, the novel’s protagonist: Winston Smith, lives in Airstrip One (formerly Great Britain), and is employed by the Ministry of Truth (the propaganda and information wing of ‘the Party’, the governing organization of the Oceania super-state which Airstrip One is a province of).

[NB – I have covered the comparison in this article: “Nineteen Eighty-Four. Are we there yet?“]

Winston Smith becomes disillusioned with the Party and begins to secretly despise it with hopes to eventually rebel. Smith is eventually arrested, confined to a re-education center, and—upon his indoctrination and admission of ‘love’ for the Party—executed.

The Orwellian actualization of the panopticon lies in Winston Smith; he constantly is unsure of whether he is being monitored by the Party for his illegal activities (e.g. reading and writing). Until he is caught, Smith is never aware that he was being monitored by the Party throughout the course of the novel (Orwell employing the now-famous adage that ‘Big Brother is always watching).

Reducing power to its constituent parts increases the number of those, potentially, controlled and charging fewer individuals with the controlling. Foucault characterizes the panopticon as an ‘unequal gaze’ for it creates the constant possibility of observation—though the lack of evidence to discern if the observation is occurring (like with the case of Orwell’s Winston Smith).

Debates of limits, restrictions, safety, and security all fall short; the crux of the argument lies in the inherently insidious nature of the panopticon, the idea that we could all be potentially watched and thus should modify our behavior accordingly.

Surely we all want to live in a world free from unrestrained acts of terror and violence. Though, we also seek to live in a world devoid of uninhibited surveillance, where information is gathered on all of us, preempting any criminal act in the namesake of national security and defense.

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Fear, anger, and scapegoating – commentary by Think for Yourself

The purveyors of Covid mass hysteria accuse the dissident scientists of doing what they themselves do, i.e., “medical misinformation.” This is psychological projection and displacement, resulting in scapegoating.

Displacement is a defense mechanism in which a person redirects an emotional reaction from the rightful recipient onto another person or object.”

Following Saul Alinsky’s rule for socialist radicals, they always accuse their perceived enemies of what they themselves are doing.

One could argue that the entire power structure of Communism and fascism relies on the manipulation and exploitation of these unconscious dynamics in the human psyche.

We are witnessing it happening now with the scapegoating of the unvaccinated, based on mass hysteria fed by the mainstream media and so-called ‘fact checkers’ online, through the most elaborate and widespread psyop ever devised.

Its objective is nothing less than world domination and is misusing medical science to achieve that objective. It would be wonderful if this were only a conspiracy theory, but unfortunately, there’s far too much evidence to dismiss it.

Growing censorship, and then discriminatory vaccine passports and mandates served to awaken many people to what’s going on. That’s why so many scientists are stepping forward to correct the record, even knowing that in doing so they have ended their careers and face what Dr. Simone Gold called ‘medical cancel culture.’

The only way to break the spell, so to speak, is to reveal and expose it as morally wrong, by demonstrating that it has wrongly harmed innocent parties.

Theologian Rene Girard argues that this is what the Crucifixion of Christ accomplished – but most people don’t grasp this, so we’re doomed to repeat the social dynamic of scapegoating endlessly, perpetuating a cycle of violence. See my past article on scapegoating and Christianity.

This theory is supportable through reference to the following article:

After fear comes anger’ – Austrian psychologist warns of lockdown consequences

Free West Media, Oct. 14, 2021

The Viennese psychologist Anna Werksnies described the mechanisms and the consequences of the pandemic.

“After fear comes anger and with it the loss of solidarity, integrity, and loyalty,” Werksnies said about social developments in connection with the Corona crisis. “Insecurities, aggression, and mistrust are quietly and secretly becoming constant companions of our everyday life. Society breaks up into subgroups that fight each other.”

On the website keinstatus.at, she described fundamental developments using fear as a strategy. “The best strategy to make someone docile, obedient, or conformist is simply to scare them. The more fearful a person becomes, the more willing they are to do anything to get rid of the powerful emotion of fear.”

A lot of money was also being spent on image consultants, communication experts, chaos architects, and lobbyists and because of them, the Sars-Cov-2 virus has been “massively polarized.”

When fear arises, there is a great urge to bond with someone who promises a remedy, Werksnies said, pointing to human survival strategies based on evolutionary biology. It is not so much the quality of the liberator that plays a role, “but the presence, the power, and the dominance”. People persist for a while “in this tendency to bond with the liberator and the masses behave calmly and adjusted”.

The explanations and arguments used are “not necessarily logical or sound,” since they are only designed to  “just reach many people easily and quickly”. Among other things, the online platform Twitter is very well suited for this. But it becomes very dangerous if the anxiety that is generated lasts too long, she added.

Then a valve is sought to be able to let out the pent-up anger arising out of fear: “In that case, a scapegoat has to be found.” The directed anger is “often not logically rational”. For the “liberator” it is important to then provide a “scapegoat”, according to the psychologist in order not to become a target.

Dr. Werksnies says that politicians often like to play the role of the “liberator” and use this simple strategy to gain power.

2 Comments

  1. Kenneth T. says:

    How satisfying can it really be when deep down the controllers know that many people will only bow down out of fear, NOT because there is an honest desire to do so?
    In the end I guess that doesn’t matter, people still kow tow.

    As long as I have some sort of “free will” I will refuse to kneel before them.

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