Pandemic or Military Intelligence Opportunity?
Canadian Military Tested Propaganda Techniques on Citizens
* Updated Tuesday, September 28 at 11:02
We are now 80 weeks into “2 weeks to slow the spread” which was sold as a necessary course of action to prevent the healthcare system from becoming overrun. The government and corporate media repeated warnings of potentially catastrophic death tolls that had been selectively crafted by academics such as disgraced professor Neil Ferguson who claimed 2.2 million would die from Covid-19 without drastic measures.
The 24/7/365 news cycle, featuring a live counter of cases and deaths on the side of the screen, pumped those now locked in their homes full of fear. It was a crash course in the power of the media, social conditioning, and how pervasive fear can be whenever people are isolated from their communities.
Far too few, even on the right, pushed back with the appropriate level of urgency against Fauci’s order to do what had never been done before – quarantine healthy people. We can leave aside the empirical problems with their justification, because, in reality, the lethality of the disease does not determine the legitimacy of your constitutional rights, and the fact that most conservatives did not argue this shows how effective the fear-mongering had been.
There is a significant catalog of research on the persuasiveness of fear tactics on the human psyche. In a peer-reviewed article published June 7, 2021, by the Faculty of Communication at Baskent University in Turkey they applied this research to the Covid-19 pandemic response. It reads in part,
Fear appeals are persuasive efforts that intend to arouse fear by stressing the negative consequences (danger and/or harm) that could occur if individuals do not change their attitudes and/or practices in line with the official recommendations (Perloff, 2009; Tannenbaum et al., 2015). […] Sometimes, a fear appeal could be less scary than the researcher’s expectation; whilst sometimes it is the opposite, with participants’ fear having become too exaggerated to take it seriously. As a result, research has shown the necessity of determining what scares who and to what extent. It is ineffectual to scare people more than necessary, just as it is to scare them too little (Morris and Swann, 1996).
Given the decades of research on this from both the academic and intelligence communities, it was expected that governments would be implementing some of the tactics which had been proven to be successful. This is exactly what the Canadian government has admitted to doing.
As the Ottawa Citizen reported,
Canadian military leaders saw the pandemic as a unique opportunity to test out propaganda techniques on an unsuspecting public, a newly released Canadian Forces report concludes. […] The plan devised by the Canadian Joint Operations Command, also known as CJOC, relied on propaganda techniques similar to those employed during the Afghanistan war. The campaign called for “shaping” and “exploiting” information. CJOC claimed the information operations scheme was needed to head off civil disobedience by Canadians during the coronavirus pandemic and to bolster government messages about the pandemic.
The story continues in the same tone, essentially explaining how the Canadian military and government thought that the Canadian people were too stupid for their own good, and therefore could not be given the freedom they had a right to. This phenomenon is not confined to Canada by any stretch of the imagination.
In the United States, Big Tech companies censored stories of Hunter Biden’s laptops less than a month before the 2020 General Election. In Australia (which we will cover in-depth this coming Friday) there has been an almost unthinkable level of force exerted by the state to control every movement of its citizens. Most of the European Union is moving forward with vaccine passport programs, including Italy where there are reports of a strike from truckers who have shut down highways across the country today.
If the government can control your emotions, something which we can often not even control ourselves, by exerting power and influence through their propaganda tactics, are we free? No, in that case, we are nothing more than puppets in a play, forced to dance for those who pull our invisible strings.
What is unique about the United States, and why we have not devolved into the state of Australia, New Zealand, and other formerly free countries, is we have the Second Amendment. There has never been a time in American history when our Right to Keep and Bear Arms has ever been this critical, which is why the Biden Administration is taking unprecedented steps to strip that right from us. As long as you are armed, and can defend yourself from the Gestapo-like tactics being inflicted on innocent people across the world, they can do nothing more than trick you into being afraid.
Late yesterday, Monday the 27th, Polish Pastor Artur Pawlowski returned to Canada from the United States where, as he expected, he was immediately arrested for the crime of not closing his church. Pawlowski went viral multiple times over the previous year for chasing the Canadian Police from his church after they entered during services trying to shut it down. Public Health orders made it illegal to gather across the country for almost the entirety of the pandemic, an authority which the Pastor believed was not grounded in legal reasoning or moral authority. Correct on both counts. However, as we discussed, the fear-mongering propaganda of the Canadian Military, Corporate Press, and every Governmental agency was so effective that no one has defended the Pastor’s religious freedom.