- There’s an entire school of research within public health on how to frighten people, known as “fear appeal.”
- Fear appeal is based on the premise that to successfully implement a public health measure, you must first highlight a threat. And, to work, the threat must be made personal, so that people fear for their personal safety.
- Next, you give people something immediate to do that will set them on the path of cooperating with the plan in its entirety. Examples during the COVID-19 pandemic include not leaving your house, wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, closing certain businesses and keeping children home from school. In the future, we can expect to be told we must get vaccinated and digitally tracked before we can resume life as normal.
- By adding confusion to the mix, you can bring an individual from fear to anxiety — a state of confusion in which you can no longer think logically. In this state, you are more easily manipulated.
- Eventually, when the fear and anxiety are great enough, desperation sets in, at which point people are willing to do just about anything to get relief.
The Psychology of Learned Helplessness
Fear is undoubtedly one of the most powerful motivating emotions for individuals, and the single most powerful intervention capable of controlling an entire population. It’s certainly hard to miss that fear has been used to control the masses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governments now have access to incredibly sophisticated technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, which is being used for all it’s worth to push this fear propaganda. The end goal is to push us into a state of helplessness, so that they can come in and “rescue” us.
-Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola / Fact Checked – November 29, 2020
Please watch the internal video at this link: Dr. Peter Breggin Discusses FEAR APPEAL AND COVID-19 PERCEPTION