Fear, public opinion and the corona virus

The video, if you click to view, is just as this says: How Phony Coronavirus “Fear Videos” Were Used as Psychological Weapons to Bring America to Her Knees

Imagine being a soccer mom and logging onto Facebook and seeing your sister-in-law’s post of a Chinese man foaming at the mouth and dropping dead, with the caption “Just the flu 🙄” You keep scrolling down your timeline and see the same clip over and over, and other similar shock videos shared by neighbors, friends, and people you work with.

You’d lose your mind, and rightfully so. That’s powerful messaging and it had a major impact on the American psyche, day in and day out for two months straight.

Of course, no one is dropping on the streets now or anywhere. But the fear has not gone away, and is being stoked further along every day. 

And a bit of deeper understanding from Robert Higgs who saw all of this happening before it happened: The Political Economy of Fear. The article was originally published May 16, 2005. The article begins:

All animals experience fear—human beings, perhaps, most of all. Any animal incapable of fear would have been hard pressed to survive, regardless of its size, speed, or other attributes. Fear alerts us to dangers that threaten our well-being and sometimes our very lives. Sensing fear, we respond by running away, by hiding, or by preparing to ward off the danger.

To disregard fear is to place ourselves in possibly mortal jeopardy. Even the man who acts heroically on the battlefield, if he is honest, admits that he is scared. To tell people not to be afraid is to give them advice that they cannot take. Our evolved physiological makeup disposes us to fear all sorts of actual and potential threats, even those that exist only in our imagination.

The people who have the effrontery to rule us, who call themselves our government, understand this basic fact of human nature. They exploit it, and they cultivate it. Whether they compose a warfare state or a welfare state, they depend on it to secure popular submission, compliance with official dictates, and, on some occasions, affirmative cooperation with the state’s enterprises and adventures. Without popular fear, no government could endure more than twenty-four hours. David Hume taught that all government rests on public opinion, but that opinion, I maintain, is not the bedrock of government. Public opinion itself rests on something deeper: fear.

Those who push these scenarios must have been amazed at how well the global warming scam worked, and the consequences were not even to occur until decades had passed. So now we have the story of virtually instant viral death. It sells papers, keeps politicians on the left in government and will make slaves of us all unless it is stopped NOW.

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