Covid is a Global Propaganda Operation – August 2021 | Asia Pacific Today
Asia Pacific Today talks with Dr. Piers Robinson, an expert on the subject of propaganda, as he explains how governments, mainstream media and the pharmaceutical industry have combined forces to push forward an unprecedented global propaganda onslaught since the onset of the Covid crisis.
COVID-19 is Global Propaganda – 2021 | Feature
It was pretty clear from the beginning of the Corona-horror show that propaganda was being employed to instil fear and terror in the public.
Never before has the world witnessed such a coordinated propaganda effort, featuring near perfect streamlining of messaging and policy, as well as an Establishment launching attacks against any dissenters by deploying “fact-checkers” and using social media firms to deplatform any voices who offer an opinion which differs from the official narrative. It is nothing short of a completely global, corporatised war effort.
“It looks like we're going through massive changes now. Everybody is caught in the headlights of panic over a virus and they're missing the really important, significant things going on.”Dr. Piers Robinson
The propaganda is relentless.
The propaganda is ubiquitous.
The propaganda is insidious.
The propaganda is malicious.
Pernicious Propaganda Pandemic
Propaganda can shape people's perceptions and lead them to believe in the existence of problems that are not real. Because you couldn't (and wouldn't) see anything significantly different in your life or around you, the wizards needed to convince you that the monster was real. During the alleged ‘COVID-19' pandemic, an unprecedented campaign of brutal propaganda was unleashed to convince the public of a deadly threat. Across the world, an intricate media campaign promoting fear of disease with narratives favourable to Big Pharma and the World Health Organisation's tyrannical dictates, while suppressing any information that would tarnish the corporate-state narrative.
- Daily briefings: The UK government held daily briefings from Downing Street, which were carefully staged, choreographed, and scripted by spin doctors and other political communications professionals. These briefings were intended to manipulate the public rather than provide accurate information.
- Appealing to instincts: The government's communications often focused on appealing to the instincts of the audience rather than presenting logical facts.
- Slogans: The government used slogans to create a memorable and repetitive message, such as “Stay Home, Save Lives”.
- Fear-based tactics: The government employed fear-based tactics to encourage compliance with public health measures, such as wearing masks and social distancing. These tactics were criticised for being unethical and potentially causing harm to mental health.
- Scapegoating: The government's communications often involved scapegoating certain groups or individuals, such as those who did not wear masks or followed public health guidelines as well as those who refused mandated injections.
These propaganda campaigns were controversial and faced backlash from various quarters, including MPs, psychologists, and the public. Critics argued that the government's tactics were unethical, unaccountable, and contributed to unnecessary fear and anxiety.
“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”Aldous Huxley – 1961
The Fear Factory
SPI-B (Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviours) is a behavioural science advisory group that was formed in the UK to provide advice to the government on how to encourage the public to comply with ‘COVID-19' restrictions. The group is made up of psychologists, behavioral scientists, and other experts in the field of human behavior. SPI-B emphasised that information needs to be provided at two levels. One is to do with an overall understanding of the pandemic and of the measures being taken to control it. The other is to do with specific behaviors that individuals can adopt to reduce their risk of infection and to protect others.
“The perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging.”SPI-B
The statement was part of a document that discussed the use of fear-based messaging to ensure compliance with ‘COVID-19' measures. The document was obtained and published by the media, leading to a public debate about the use of such tactics.
Leaked messages showed that the UK government used fear tactics to enforce strict arbitrary rules, with Matt Hancock, the health secretary at the time, suggesting that the government “frighten the pants off everyone” to ensure adherence to the rules. Sir Charles Walker, a leading member of the Covid Recovery Group of Conservative backbenchers, condemned the use of these tactics, stating that
“the government deployed psychological warfare against young people and the population, all those behavioural psychologists”.
During the ‘Covid' scare, the UK and other countries employed a combination of fear-based messaging, propaganda techniques, and misinformation to coerce the public into following draconian dictates and adhering to pandemic-related guidelines. However, this approach has been criticised for its potential negative effects on trust in public health authorities.
Stay Home Save Lives
Beware Tyrannical Warning Signs
The “Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives” campaign was a campaign of the British government designed to encourage the public to follow draconian restrictions. The campaign was launched in March 2020 and became the core of the government's communications plan. The message was pushed relentlessly by the government, including tens of millions of pounds spent on radio and television adverts. The campaign has been described as “one of the most effective messages in the history of government.”
Look Them in The Eyes
The “Look into their eyes” campaign was a campaign of the British government, also designed to encourage the public to follow restrictions. It was launched in January 2021 across radio and television, as well as in other media. The campaign featured adverts showing close-up facial shots of doctors, healthcare workers, and patients wearing oxygen masks, asking people if they can “look them in the eyes” and tell them they are doing everything they can to stop the spread of the virus, while urging the public not to leave home unless for essential reasons. Some have described it as “the hardest hitting ad campaign ever” and a change in tone from previous UK public health campaigns. The campaign has been cited as an example of the public being “nudged” into compliance with authoritarian regulations and was targeted at those who were not following the cruel rules.
“Propaganda is about total domination of the hearts and minds of its audience and the environment in which they function.”Mark Crispin Miller
Divide and Rule
Dastardly divisive tactics were implemented by the mainstream media and governments around the world to force the public into submission and obedience of Big Pharma and World Health Organisation commands.
“Divide and conquer tactics are being used by the global elite today.”Mark Crispin Miller
Government Funded Fear Factory
Taxpayer Trenched Terror
As the alleged virus was so deadly, the UK government needed to spend significant amounts of money on communications in order to convince everyone just how deadly it was as they wouldn't have known otherwise. According to figures from the Cabinet Office, the government spent over £184 million on communications relating to ‘COVID-19' in 2020. This included over £171.9 million on media activity via Manning Gottlieb OMD and £12.2 million paid to MullenLowe UK, which handled the majority of coronavirus advertising.
“We're moving into pretty worrying territory now. All the alarm bells are ringing.”Dr. Piers Robinson
‘Disease X' – Be afraid, be very afraid
The ‘Deadly Threat' Continues…
The term “Disease X” refers to a hidden but inevitable creeping danger represented by a yet-to-be-discovered pathogen that could cause a serious international epidemic. The concept of Disease X was introduced to encourage the development of platform technologies, including vaccines, drug therapies, and diagnostic tests, that could be rapidly adapted and deployed in response to future outbreaks with epidemic or pandemic potential. The relentless propaganda continues with the fear of Disease X as a way to create a sense of urgency and maintain the perpetual capture of minds.
Variants and Mutations Maintains the Madness
The constant use of variants in the narrative propaganda, or “scariants,” can be attributed to several factors:
- Fear-based messaging: Presenting new and potentially more dangerous variants of an alleged virus serves as a fear-based messaging strategy to maintain public anxiety and adherence to government guidelines and restrictions.
- Uncertainty and changing understanding: The reported rapid evolution of “the virus” and the emergence of “new variants” have led to a constant cycle of uncertainty.
- The constant use of variants in the narrative propaganda could contribute to the confusion and mistrust surrounding the alleged virus, as people struggle to distinguish between credible information and misinformation.
- Vaccine rollout and public compliance: The use of variants as a scare tactic is an attempt to maintain public compliance with vaccination programs.
Conform. Comply. Obey.
Dissent Will NOT be Tolerated
- Compliance involves changing one's behavior in response to a direct request or suggestion from another person, even if the individual may not necessarily agree with the request.
- Conformity refers to the tendency to change one's behavior or attitudes in order to fit in with a group or to align with the group's norms and expectations. It can be driven by the desire to be accepted by the group or the belief that the group has the correct information.
- Obedience involves altering one's behavior in response to a direct order or command from an authority figure. It often occurs in the presence of a clear authority figure who is perceived as having the right to give orders, and the individual complies to avoid aversive consequences or out of a sense of duty.
Alert Level HIGH
Be afraid, BE VERY AFRAID…
‘Alert levels' are commonly used to indicate the supposed severity of a situation, such as the level of risk or threat posed by a particular event or phenomenon. During the COVID-19 scare, many countries and organisations have used alert levels to communicate the current status of the pandemic and the associated public health measures.
In the UK, a system of COVID-19 alert levels was introduced to indicate the claimed level of risk and the corresponding restrictions in different regions. The alert levels ranged from “medium” to “very high,” with specific measures recommended for each level. Similar systems of alert levels were implemented in other countries to coerce the public and policymakers in their response to the reported pandemic.
The Coviot authority's main modus operandi is fear and intimidation.
The state media propaganda and psychic driving is relentless.
The horrors being done in the name of ‘our safety' is untold. The_Void.
Dr. Piers Robinson is an expert on communication, media and world politics, focusing on conflict and war and especially the role of propaganda. He is presently Co-Director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies, Convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media and Associated Researcher with the Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 ‘War on Terror'. From 2016 – 2019, he was Professor and Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism at the University of Sheffield. He has also served on the boards of several academic journals. He has lectured at the NATO Defense College in Rome and briefed senior UK military commanders and diplomats, and his research interests focus on Organised Persuasive Communication and Contemporary Propaganda and his current projects include Propaganda and the Syrian conflict; Propaganda and the 9/11 Global War on Terror and Covid19.
Dr Robinson's books include the Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security (2016), Pockets of Resistance: British news media, war and theory in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, (2010) and The CNN Effect: the myth of news, foreign policy and intervention (2002).
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