You may not know this, but manipulating the public is evil

published Jan 29, 2022, last modified Feb 01, 2022

It's possible that many people have gotten used to constant manipulation (under the guise of "nudging") but this unethical practice has begun to be scrutinized more and more.

You may not know this, but manipulating the public is evil

An interesting article from The Telegraph came across my desk today.

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Screenshot taken January 29 2022.  Complete archive at the end of this article.

Isn't that interesting?  From the looks of it — the article tells us — the U.K. government has been busy manipulating people with terror to obtain their obedience:

“grossly unethical” uses of its “nudge unit” inflated fear among the public during the Covid pandemic, psychologists have said - prompting MPs to launch an investigation into scare adverts.

Furthermore, the article tells us horrific things we already knew — that all of a sudden look way more macabre when contextualized as what they really were: a campaign of terror:

The letter’s 40 professional signatories - led by Dr Gary Sidley, a retired clinical psychologist - said they opposed the use of dramatic adverts, which included slogans such as: “If you go out you can spread it, people will die.”

They also condemned the use of “images of the acutely unwell in intensive care units” on billboard and television adverts, as well as the “macabre mono focus on showing the number of Covid-19 deaths without mention of mortality from other causes or the fact that, under normal circumstances, around 1,600 people die each day in the UK”.

Huh.  Interesting, isn't it?  Yet again, the conspiracy nutjobs were right, when they told us that their governments were mass terrorizing people with fear campaigns.  Wait, there's more!

The signatories said it was “highly questionable whether a civilised society should knowingly increase the emotional discomfort of its citizens as a means of gaining their compliance”.

The letter added: “Government scientists deploying fear, shame and scapegoating to change minds is an ethically dubious practice that in some respects resembles the tactics used by totalitarian regimes such as China, where the state inflicts pain on a subset of its population in an attempt to eliminate beliefs and behaviour they perceive to be deviant.”

Huh!  Behavior "they perceive to be deviant".  Isn't that what they told us about walking around without a mask, you know, like normal people?  Was it ever "deviant behavior" to want to control one's own medical fate, and refuse without coercion any unwanted medical treatments?  Didn't Prime Minister Trudeau recently tell us that the convoy of truckers was composed of people who supported "unacceptable beliefs"?  I don't know about you, but the letter reported by The Telegraph seems to be right on the money to me — authoritarian tactics deployed by China don't suddenly become not-authoritarian when deployed by the (currently unhinged) West.

Right now, the biggest problem we have is that most people have gotten completely used to receiving these terror campaigns and internalizing the terror, then reflexively obeying and becoming pyschotic.  Many people have been successfully programmed, not just to live in terror of the coof, but also to hate their fellow man and perceive him as a disease-ridden vector of plague.  Thus, articles like this one are a very good first step in the beginning of the deescalation of the mass pyschosis that governments and media slowly built up worldwide over two years.  All the politicians and journalists responsible for that should be extremely glad that their worst worry is articles like The Telegraph's goring their CONVID ox.  It could be worse for them —after all, guillotines could be involved.

We at Rudd-O.com have been telling you for quite a while that the COVID pandemic response was a textbook abusive relationship.  I hope more people begin to come to terms with that.  It's the first step towards healing the artificial hatred and animosity sown by governments and media in the public.