With entrenched devotion to vaccines, loved ones and friends who were once willing to discuss most other topics, refuse to engage. At a minimum, they express disappointment in our lack of understanding and compliance. When forthright they confess their judgment — our unwillingness to conform causes continuing affliction.
Many people have been persuaded that anyone who has doubts about the infallible words and irrefutable facts presented by somber leaders and an impartial press corps are infecting others with dangerous information.
Failures of the pandemic response are increasingly laid at the feet of the unvaccinated.
However, the furious indignation is often irrational, inordinate and out of character, suggesting it is driven by a set of external stimuli designed to create the response.
The continuing prevailing mindset of many people appears to be the reaction to a calculated induction of a mass hypnotic trance.
Of all aspects of pandemic response, this is one of the most troubling, and should cause us to consider its probability, provenance and rectification.
The central technique for initiating and maintaining an obedient population is developing an “us versus them” mindset. The demonization of outsiders is essential.
Demands and sacrifices are made of the members, solidifying their involvement and ensuring they see themselves as superior to those who don’t participate.
These mesmeric psychological operations can be identified in groups small and large, including mass populations.
More recently, less-militarized cults have made some dramatic impact in the United States.
The religious organization, the People’s Temple, in its early days gained the support of politicians and manipulated the media to project a positive spin on its activities.
The People’s Temple devolved into darkness, eventually leading to a quintessential cult event in Jonestown, Guyana. On the cusp of being arrested for the murder of a visiting congressman, their leader, Jim Jones, demanded the highest level of loyalty: Hundreds of members committed mass suicide, including their children, by drinking a cyanide-valium cocktail.
Mass hypnosis allows transference of an individual’s attention and priorities to a singular objective or ideology, and loyalty to the cause is elevated, overshadowing self-preservation.
The susceptibility of humans to mass hypnosis and manipulation continues to be exploited and has never been applied for the greater good.
Those who resist vaccination are reacting to harsh directives and overt hostility from a heavy-handed government. Their position is neither the result of mass hypnosis nor cult-like programming, rather an exercise in freedom of speech and choice.
Psychologically, there is an indisputable, definitive metric that demonstrates the difference between the anti- and pro-vaccine groups.
A large majority of the unvaccinated have reviewed information and statistics from a range of sources, that either support or contradict government policy. They have made choices based on concerns about efficacy and risks, but are open to engaging in debate.
Most of the pro-vaccine faction stand by what they deem unassailable information from the news media. They are willing to accept a filtered version of data, and staunchly refuse to look at any material that might cause doubt about their decisions or challenge authoritative mandates.
They refuse to engage in debate.
The pro-vaccine disciple’s lockstep, cult-like behavior is classic. The mentality includes:
- Unbending loyalty to a methodology promulgated by influential leaders who make claims that are too good to be true.
- Unquestioning adherence to and dependency on the group’s approach and procedures, with insistence that they are on the only true and worthy path.
- Unwillingness to consider any written or spoken words, or ideas that counter the messaging of leaders or the group’s intentions.
- Willingness to change lifestyle or engage in risky behavior, with blind acceptance that there are only benefits and minimal risks.
- Continuing belief in dogma, even when firmly presented concepts devolve, or prove to be deeply flawed.
- Denying any self-doubt in the name of a greater mission — critical thinking about the group is an abomination.
- Persuading or pressuring new members to join, using guilt as primary motivation. When this fails, forcing submission through ridicule, mental anguish or material punishment.
- Demeaning, isolating and penalizing anyone who defects or does not enlist.
- Willingness to dishonor family or destroy long-term relationships in the name of the cult’s objectives.
- Self-destructive behavior — as in all of the above — that eventually leads to dissolution of the cult and irreparable harm to the members.
Designing a PSYOP for a pandemic
A strong circumstantial case can be made that there is an imposed PSYOP in place in the United States. The vehement public support and willingness to obey without question are the precise results a government would seek in response to the perceived threat of a deadly pandemic.
The tactics used to generate this kind of outcome are not hidden from those willing to consider how the U.S. government applies its knowledge.
If this type of operation has been applied, it appears the public is behaving in concordance with a PSYOP to imbue a key objective: universal ongoing vaccination.
Activities of a massive psychological operation to promote inoculation are evident. They are:
- Gaining public obedience by exaggerating or fabricating a threat, focusing on an approaching danger and relying on the human response to authoritative commands.
- Using an imminent threat to eliminate the basic right to personal medical autonomy in the name of social and political obligation. (i.e., Initial pictures of body bags on the streets of Wuhan and estimates of at least a 3% death toll were used to incite fear.)
- Glorification of vaccination as an unquestionable, patriotic, team effort.
- Labeling dissenters and launching phrases with the intent to diminish, dehumanize and increase paranoia. (i.e., vaccine hesitancy, anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” and “disinformation dozen.)”
- Developing and/or promoting information distributed in news media supporting debasement of critics. (i.e., the Center for Countering Digital Hate, disseminators of the so-called disinformation dozen, claim to be an international not-for-profit NGO. News media outlets were quick to embrace their claims, never challenging their motivation or funding source.)
- Rapid responses to degrade and eliminate sources, including respected scientists and doctors, who provide information and perspective that counters the prime directive to get vaccinated.
- Dismissal of facts as fabrications or subjective interpretations, even those extracted from government and reliable scientific sources.
- Belittling or rebranding competitive, yet effective treatments in an attempt to dismiss them without analysis. (i.e. labelling Ivermectin a horse dewormer.)
The most recent and widely accepted uses of psychological operations have been against U.S. foes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lack of effectiveness of PSYOP in these countries is self-evident, unless the intent was to completely divide and degrade the societies and instill perpetual animosity towards the United States.