The Largest Propaganda Operation in History?

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Jabs don’t work, but they’re still pushing them. Asymptomatic infection doesn’t exist, yet somehow healthy people can spread the virus? It makes no logical sense, yet here’s the subrational manipulation they used to pull the wool over our eyes.

It’s no secret that propaganda has been used throughout history to manipulate and control public opinion. But the COVID-19 pandemic has taken propaganda to a whole new level. Psychological techniques were extensively used in 2020 to incite fear and panic in the population, and to get people to support and defend irrational measures such as masking, isolation, social distancing, lockdowns, and vaccine mandates.

What made the COVID propaganda so much more effective than any previous operation is the fact that a virus is the perfect enemy. It’s invisible, it can be carried by anyone, including those we love the most, and it can “get” us anywhere.

Unlike classical rhetoric, which is about persuasion through argument and appeals to logic, propaganda is a kind of subrational manipulation that appeals to our most basic instincts, such as fear. An informal definition of propaganda is “an organized attempt to get people to think or do something – or not think or do something.”

The Great Lie is possible because the more divorced a lie is from reality, the more likely it is to succeed. Most people are reluctant to think that authority figures would lie and completely ignore reality. But this is exactly what has happened with the COVID-19 propaganda. Despite the fact that the virus has a very low mortality rate and that many of the measures taken to “combat” it are completely ineffective, the public has been led to believe that we are facing an unprecedented crisis that requires extreme measures.

In conclusion, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the dark side of propaganda and the lengths to which those in power will go to control the masses. It’s up to each and every one of us to educate ourselves and not be swayed by fear and manipulation.

In the video below, initially published in August 2021, professor Piers Robinson, Ph.D. — co-director of the Organization for Propaganda Studies, whose research specialty is organized persuasive communication and contemporary propaganda — spoke to Asia Pacific Today about propaganda in the age of COVID.

As noted by Robinson, COVID-19 is the largest, most sophisticated propaganda operation in history. Psychological techniques were extensively used during 2020 to incite fear and panic in the population, while other persuasion strategies were used to get people to support and defend COVID measures such as masking, isolation, social distancing, lockdowns and jab mandates.