If UK Scientists admit to unethical and totalitarian use of fear in Covid response – What else are they using against us?
It is very tempting to want to believe that the response to covid is rooted in altruism, logic, cool-headedness and reason. After all, who wants to believe that they are being manipulated?
For almost a decade I’ve been publishing articles on the reality that psychology and psychiatry are being exploited on a mass scale to encourage social changes. Personally, I think the best term for this is social engineering, because I like what engineers do.
Engineers design complex systems for specific purposes to withstand specific stressors. That’s what this is. A complex social system designed to manufacture consent for a world governed by increasingly inhumane and controlling. To survive it must maintain a base level of public support. It must be able to withstand the stress of any social movements which threaten this order.
It’s not very cosmic, I know. What’s cosmic is realizing that we’ve all incarnated here on earth at this moment in time to deal with it. But that’s another story.
Now, I have three kids and I can’t get them to agree on what flavor of ice cream to buy. So what does it take to get a nation of 330 million people on the same page? Or a world of billions?
It takes an understanding of human psychology. And fear. It takes lots of fear.
Consider the following.
In September of 2020 we reported on the fact official UK Covid response was being steered by a privatized public policy organization, The Behavioral Insights Team, which is affectionately known as the ‘Nudge Unit.’ In a nutshell, it’s job is to make things like standing six feet apart at the cue in Wal-Mart seem life-saving, necessary and normal.
They are pretty good.
Now recently, The Telegraph reported on revelations that members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviour have openly admitted that their work in using psychology to influence the public Covid reaction was ‘unethical’ and ‘totalitarian.’
“Independent Scientific Pandemic Insights Group on Behaviours (SPI-B) – SPI-B provides behavioural science advice aimed at anticipating and helping people adhere to interventions that are recommended by medical or epidemiological experts.”
Oh really? Arresting grandma at a park bench on a sunny afternoon is totalitarian? No way.
Below is a long quote from that article. It’s relevant because you need to break free from the notion that the choices we are being given right now reflect an honest assessment of the situation, and therefore equal a logical and healthy response. We don’t have to accept the idea that life itself depends on an experimental vaccine. We are capable of making rational decisions, uninfluenced by fear and peer pressure. That’s the kind of thing adults get to do.
“Scientists on a committee that encouraged the use of fear to control people’s behaviour during the Covid pandemic have admitted its work was “unethical” and “totalitarian”. Members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviour (SPI-B) expressed regret about the tactics in a new book about the role of psychology in the Government’s Covid-19 response.
SPI-B pagājušā gada martā brīdināja, ka ministriem ir jāpaaugstina Covid-19 "personīgā apdraudējuma uztveres līmenis", jo "ievērojams skaits cilvēku joprojām nejūtas pietiekami personiski apdraudēti".
Komandas psihologs Gevins Morgans teica: "Skaidrs, ka baiļu izmantošana kā kontroles līdzeklis nav ētiska. Baiļu izmantošana atgādina totalitārismu. Tā nav ētiska nostāja nevienai mūsdienu valdībai."
Mr Morgan spoke to author Laura Dodsworth, who has spent a year investigating the Government’s tactics for her book “A State of Fear”, published on Monday.
SPI-B ir viena no apakškomitejām, kas konsultē Ārkārtas situāciju zinātnisko konsultatīvo grupu (Sage), kuru vada galvenais zinātniskais padomnieks sers Patriks Valenss (Patrick Vallance).
Viens no SPI-B zinātniekiem Dodsworth kundzei teica: "Valdība bija ļoti noraizējusies par atbilstību un domāja, ka cilvēki nevēlēsies, lai tos bloķē. Notika diskusijas par to, ka ir nepieciešamas bailes, lai veicinātu atbilstību, un tika pieņemti lēmumi par to, kā pastiprināt bailes. Tas, kā mēs izmantojām bailes, ir distopisks. Baiļu izmantošana noteikti ir bijusi ētiski apšaubāma. Tas ir bijis kā dīvains eksperiments. Galu galā tas neizdevās, jo cilvēki kļuva pārāk nobijušies."
Cits SPI-B dalībnieks teica: "Psiholoģiju varētu saukt par "prāta kontroli". Mēs to darām... Protams, mēs cenšamies to darīt pozitīvā veidā, bet pagātnē tā ir izmantota ļaunprātīgi."
Viens no viņiem brīdināja, ka "cilvēki izmanto pandēmiju, lai sagrābtu varu un panāktu lietas, kas citādi nenotiktu... Mums jābūt ļoti uzmanīgiem attiecībā uz autoritārismu, kas izplatās".
Cits sacīja: "Psiholoģijai patiesībā ir bijusi patiešām laba epidēmija.".
Another member of SPI-B said they were “stunned by the weaponisation of behavioural psychology” during the pandemic, and that “psychologists didn’t seem to notice when it stopped being altruistic and became manipulative. They have too much power and it intoxicates them”.” ~ The Telegraph
This is but a tiny piece of the whole story. Human psychology is being exploited in a wide array of creative and destructive ways to encourage specific responses to specific crisis without the engineered social system collapsing under the weight of truth and civil disobedience.
What else is in play against your mind? What other social engineering tactics are being employed to manufacture consent and obedience? Do you really believe people are thinking for themselves? Lasiet šeit.
I’ll dig into this in more detail in coming articles, but for now, consider how much repetition there is in messaging, and how much open censorship of information which, “relates to a current major health crisis and contradicts, authoritative scientific consensus.”* The subconscious mind is programmed through repetition. Behavior is largely determined by the subconscious mind.
If you’re feeling pressure around the current circumstances and find yourself going along just to get along, don’t be afraid to speak your truth. Psychology can be used against you, but it can most definitely also be used for your benefit. Rationality is the antidote to fear. In my work as a self-mastery coach I create the opportunity for people to see for themselves what programs are influencing their lives, and help them to create rational plans for action to restore their personal power.