By Junious Ricardo Stanton.
“Psychological Operations (PSYOP) or Psychological Warfare (PSYWAR) is simply learning everything about your target enemy, their beliefs, likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, and vulnerabilities. Once you know what motivates your target, you are ready to begin psychological operations. Psychological operations may be defined broadly as the planned use of communications to influence human attitudes and behavior ... to create in target groups behavior, emotions, and attitudes that support the attainment of national objectives.” Psychological Operations/Warfare Major Ed Rouse (retired) http://www.psywarrior.com/psyhist.html
Due to our lack of media literacy most of us cannot fathom or realize we are being targeted and manipulated all the time by the mainstream media, advertising and PR firms, marketers and the government. We are targeted by corporations and the government using deliberately designed psychological techniques to mold our attitudes and beliefs, re-engineer our behavior and create a fake” reality”.
Unless you are in the military or you work for an advertising firm, public relations company, some form of mass media or in selected academic environments, most of us are totally unaware of what these specific groups are doing to us all the time. We are unconscious of how we are being indoctrinated and manipulated.
What they are doing is using designed messages to prompt specific responses and behavior that benefit them, not us! This is what modern advertising and propaganda are all about. In a very real sense it is psychological warfare also called psychological operations (pys-ops). Here is what a retired US military Psychological Operations Officer who calls himself a psywarrior wrote about this process, “ A psychological warfare campaign is a war of the mind. Your primary weapons are sight and sound. PSYOP can be disseminated by face-to-face communication, audio visual means (television), audio media (radio or loudspeaker), visual media (leaflets, newspapers, books, magazines and/or posters). The weapon is not how it’s sent, but the message it carries and how that message affects the recipient.” Psychological Operations/Warfare Major Ed Rouse (retired) http://www.psywarrior.com/psyhist.html
When you look at the news today based upon what I have just shared, you could easily and rightly conclude we are the targets of a nefarious and sophisticated psychological operation designed to cause panic, hysteria and pliability with regards to this COVID 19 situation.
In the article I just cited Major Rouse says, “… it’s not how it’s sent but the message it carries and how that message affect the recipient. What is the message being sent by the corporate media about COVID 19? Let’s decode it. Essentially the message is, the virus is lethal, it is global, and you must be afraid, you must trust us and comply with what we say in order to be safe.
We are always shown escalating numbers about people infected and the rising death toll along with images of the COVID 19 coronavirus. We are shown debilitated old people on ventilators and in hospitals. They (the government and media) tell us we have to shut down the global economy, stay cooped up in the house, believe whatever they tell us and do whatever they say!
Because they have sown fear and panic many of us have abdicated their ability to think critically and rationally. But ask yourself why don’t they ever show us figures of the number of people who have recovered, or tell us about the people who had it and said it was mild? Why is it always the worst case scenarios? The answer is they want us to be scared, afraid and compliant!
Make no mistake, COVID 19 is very real. It is a respiratory infection that is contagious. But it is not the plague. Go to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ and see the numbers for yourself. Look at how many people recover, look at the numbers of infected people and then realize there are eight billion people on this planet! These mainstream media numbers are way out of proportion to those numbers so they must be running a psy-op! Look at the mortality rates they list for COVID 19 then look at the deaths from the flu and influenza in the past year. https://www.statnews.com/2018/09/26/cdc-us-flu-deaths-winter/ and https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/flu_pneumonia_mortality/flu_pneumonia.htm
Then look at the messengers, let’s identify them. One is Johns Hopkins University the same entity that held a table top exercise in October of 2019 centered on lethal pandemic scenarios. http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/players/index.html Look at who is promoting lockdowns and vaccines, and you’ll see Bill Gates a known proponent of eugenics (racist birth control and depopulation) who stands to make millions off of any vaccine that comes to the market and we have the World Health Organization which is sponsored and supported by Big Pharma https://www.globalpolicy.org/home/270-general/52830-who-do-financial-contributions-from-pharma-violate-who-guidelines.html and we have the CDC which also pushes Big Pharma.
We are constantly bombarded with messages to manipulate us using psychological techniques that generate feelings of inadequacy, longing, lust, which stoke our addictions to prompt us to buy their products. Many of you know this. But you should also know the government and special interest groups also use psychological techniques to shape our worldview, our beliefs, perceptions and “reality”.
We are constantly being programmed, conditioned, brainwashed and herded by what Vance Packard called Hidden Persuaders. This COVID 19 scenario is no different. Next week I’ll share additional aspects of this psy-op , who and how it benefits other members of the .001%