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UK Scientists Now Admit Use of COVID Fear to Control Behaviour is ‘Totalitarian’


Members of the UK government’s influential Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviour (SPI-B) are now expressing their regret about the ‘unethical’ methods of coercion and manipulation they have been engaging in over the last 14 months.

Despite this exposure, the mainstream media and government officials are still unwilling to acknowledge how this fundamental deception has been used force into place the current range of unnecessary ‘public health’ measures and ‘virus mitigation’ policies. The cost to peoples’ lives, families, childrens’ education, businesses, mental health, the economy, and indeed society as a whole – is incalculable at this point.

“You could call psychology ‘mind control’. That’s what we do,” said one member of the government’s dubious social engineering advisory committee.

Some of the government’s most effective tactics of manipulation have been inflated Covid death numbers, claims of millions of “cases” which were never real diagnosed cases but merely positive PCR test (with most likely false positives), over-exaggerated claims of ‘asymptomatic spreaders‘ and endless ad hoc claims by ministers of various ‘deadly variants‘ which could supposedly strike at any moment. All of these, and many more, are still being used to control the public and engineer changes in behaviour, as well as the social, economic and political structures of the country.

Editor Gordon Rayner from UK Telegraph reports…

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 warned in March last year that ministers needed to increase “the perceived level of personal threat” from Covid-19 because “a substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened”.

Gavin Morgan, a psychologist on the team, said: “Clearly, using fear as a means of control is not ethical. Using fear smacks of totalitarianism. It’s not an ethical stance for any modern government. By nature I am an optimistic person, but all this has given me a more pessimistic view of people.”

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.

Ministers have faced repeated accusations that they ramped up the threat from the pandemic to justify lockdowns and coerce the public into abiding by them – a claim that will be examined by the forthcoming public inquiry into the pandemic response.

SPI-B is one of the sub-committees that advises the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), led by Sir Patrick Vallance, the chief scientific adviser.

One SPI-B scientist told Ms Dodsworth: “In March [2020] the Government was very worried about compliance and they thought people wouldn’t want to be locked down. There were discussions about fear being needed to encourage compliance, and decisions were made about how to ramp up the fear. The way we have used fear is dystopian.

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“The use of fear has definitely been ethically questionable. It’s been like a weird experiment. Ultimately, it backfired because people became too scared.”

Another SPI-B member said: “You could call psychology ‘mind control’. That’s what we do… clearly we try and go about it in a positive way, but it has been used nefariously in the past.”

One warned that “people use the pandemic to grab power and drive through things that wouldn’t happen otherwise… We have to be very careful about the authoritarianism that is creeping in”.

Another said: “Without a vaccine, psychology is your main weapon… Psychology has had a really good epidemic, actually.”

As well as overt warnings about the danger of the virus, the Government has been accused of feeding the public a non-stop diet of bad news, such as deaths and hospitalisations, without ever putting the figures in context with news of how many people have recovered, or whether daily death tolls are above or below seasonal averages.

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”…

Continue this story at the Telegraph

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