The Vaccine Passport and the Dynamics of Domination
EDITORIAL, 12 Apr 2021
“Probably never before in history has anything or any event mixed fact, fiction, fear, and confusion like the COVID-19 pandemic of 2019-2020.” – Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD
“We are conditioned to believe, not to understand.” — Marcelina Cravat
“It’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.” – Mark Twain
Note: I recommend this amazing 19-minute testimony by Dr. Peter McCullough, MD, the most published person in history in his field as a context for this piece:
The Vaccine Passport (VPP)
The latest in Covid’s 14-month “shock and awe” mission creep campaign is the VPP. Many are persuaded by Bill Gates’s self-serving proclamation that civilization will never emerge from this terrifying pandemic – despite all of human history – until 7.5 billion humans, and some animals, receive a series of shots – including endless boosters for mutations that policies are causing.
These lucrative, patented, experimental synthetic gene injectables are not technically vaccines. I call them VINOs – “Vaccines in Name Only.” Those who opt out of this unapproved experiment are demonized and pathologized as threats to humanity.
Coercive VPP’s are promoted by Big Tech and Big Pharma, not health providers. Interestingly, European Plans for ‘Vaccine Passports’ Were in Place 20 Months Prior to the Pandemic. Coincidence?
- The End of Human Liberty?
We are warned by Holocaust survivor, Vera Sharav, Israeli citizen Ilana Rachel Daniel, living under Israel’s “Green Passport,” and Naomi Wolf, granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor, author of “The End of America,” and tech company CEO describing potential use of VPP for surveillance, control, access to personal data, and creation of second-class citizens from which “there is no coming back.” Russel Brand adds Vaccine Passports: THIS Is Where It Leads. Even those in favor of mass VINOs have reason to worry about the VPP. It violates the Nuremberg Code requiring informed consent to medical interventions.
If the concern was TRULY about health we would have quarantined the vulnerable, promoted immune boosting supplements and diets, delivered immune support to front line workers, teachers and all, allowed the healthy to safely develop herd immunity, provided prophylactic and early treatments with ivermectin and other remedies, and allowed those recovered with robust natural immunity to work, be free, and contribute to society.
This would have saved lives and harms, including depressions, suicides, preventable medical deaths, financial devastation and educational setbacks caused by locking down healthy people.
In “Latest vaccine flip-flop gives the vaccine game away, ” Meryl Nass, MD convincingly concludes, “The purpose of the vaccines is obviously not to protect us. The vaccines enrich Pharma. The vaccine passports enable much greater control over the citizenry. There may be additional agendas. But this is clearly not about our health.”
My Duty to Warn
I have studied manipulation of fear since college when I wrote about anti-Semitism and protested the Viet Nam War. I pursued psychology to understand the psyche of perpetrators and how society allows this.
Perplexed by the Nazi Holocaust, I was plagued by the concept of inevitability. People could not prevent what they could not imagine. This motivated me to overcome my shyness to become a speaker for Physicians for Social Responsibility on the psychology of enmity, exaggerated threats and the nuclear arms race. Since we knew nuclear war could happen, we could “prevent the inevitable.”
As a clinical and political psychologist, I analyze, diagnose, make the unconscious conscious, and promote therapy. My ethical code requires me to warn if someone is dangerous to oneself or others. I unsuccessfully warned about the cataclysmic consequences of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The Power of Fear
A compelling narrative saturates the US airwaves. Few investigate hidden forces, abuses of power, and vested interests orchestrating this highly designed drama – not an inevitable path this virus had to take.
Most believe the dominant narrative that censors, disinforms, induces helplessness, ignores immunity, disregards who dies and why, and allows unnecessary harms caused by a lockdown that impedes natural herd immunity among the healthy, creating immune pressure escape and mutations.
Few question the unnecessary destruction of small businesses and transfer of wealth and power to billionaires who induce us to passively wait in terror for Big Pharma to save us.
A Parallel Universe
A network of conventional, integrative, functional, naturopathic and regenerative doctors and scientists investigate treatments and clinical trials around the world. Most are not well-funded or promoted by lobbyists. Successful, protocols using repurposed, safe, non-patentable (not profitable) treatments are ignored or censored in the US. Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of new, patentable, profitable drugs and VINOs cannot be granted if alternatives exist.
These professionals are not crazy, reckless or stupid. They investigate different bodies of knowledge and facts, including suppressed reports of adverse reactions and deaths following shots. The media calls them “coincidences” and refuses to investigate. Successful protocols that stop cytokine storms and promote recovery are also dismissed as coincidences. Beloved doctors with grateful patients are being censored and having licenses suspended. The public is deprived of their data and wisdom.
Goldilocks Fear – Not Too Much, Not Too Little
We are flooded with debilitating existential fear. People are more dangerous when afraid and more vulnerable to manipulation. People regress and lose higher cognitive functions, capacity for logic, the ability to anticipate consequences and to understand cause and effect.
Too much fear can render people vulnerable to exploitation. Too little allows recklessness. With healthy, optimal fear we can evaluate risks and take appropriate, differentiated precautions, including immune boosting and prophylaxis with diet, supplements and effective treatments on hand. Solutions reduce fear.
In the US, fear is being hyped in ways that cloud thinking and feeling.
Dynamics of Domination
We are living in a powerful forcefield that creates a coherent, internally consistent, irresistible version of reality, akin to the movie, The Truman Show. How is this done?
RD Laing defines mystification as a “plausible misrepresentation” of reality. “By representing forms of exploitation as forms of benevolence, the exploiters bemuse the exploited into feeling at one with their exploiters, or into feeling gratitude for what (unrealized by them) is their exploitation, and, not least, into feeling bad or mad even to think of rebellion.”
Mystification maintains power dynamics of stereotyped roles by inducing confusion and masking truth with false constructions of what is actually happening and what a conflict is actually about, though people may not feel confused. In fact, they may feel quite assured of their position.
Laing concluded, “Implicit in Marx’s formulation is that before enlightened action can be taken, the issues have to be demystified.”
- Cultural Hegemony and Hegemonic Belief Systems
Italian philosopher, Antonio Gramsci described how the ruling class establishes and controls class relations, wielding “invisible power” by manipulating the culture’s ideology, beliefs, values and social norms, maintaining the status quo. People accept the ruling class’s worldview as a natural, inevitable, beneficial cultural norm without question.
TMT is a body of social psychology research. Awareness of death creates profound existential anxiety. To protect ourselves, we mobilize an “anxiety buffering system” providing illusions and meaning systems of transcending death. Confronting with mortality disrupts this anxiety buffer, increases fear and suspicion of outgroups, attachment to one’s ingroup, nationalism, prejudice, and support for violent solutions and greater attraction to charismatic leaders.
- Submission to Authority
People regress when afraid and desire an authority they believe will protect them. After 9/11 attacks President Bush’s popularity shot up.
A Collective Cognitive Disorder
Fear also impacts cognition. I read long ago that 50% of the US population has not achieved abstract thinking. Much of what people are told is illogical and disprovable.
Hypocognition means “low thinking.” Cognitive psychologist George Lakoff describes “our inability to perceive things that we’re not conditioned to see or comprehend, ideas for which we have no framework.” “Hypocognition” was coined by psychiatrist, anthropologist Robert Levy. He observed in his study of emotions in Tahiti’s Society Islands that people had no words for “grief” and “sorrow.” Since their culture and social systems did not support a healthy grieving process, when loved ones died, they “somaticized,” converting grief, into physical symptoms, describing themselves as feeling “sick” or “strange” after a significant loss.
Steve Bhaerman informs me that Lenape descendent Steven Newcomb, claims his tribe had no word for domination.
- Black-and-White, Dualistic, All or Nothing Thinking
Absolutist thinking divides the world into opposites, creating false dilemmas and fallacies that eclipse curiosity and exploration of differentiated, life-saving policies. Ignorant all or nothing lockdowns cause harm and impede natural herd immunity.
- Concrete Thinking
Literal, superficial emphasis on physical objects is the opposite of abstract thinking. Things may not be as they appear. Policies that seem obviously effective, like masks and lockdowns, may be contradicted on the level of microscopic phenomena, immune function, nutritional status, air pollution, viral behavior, natural herd immunity, adaptation and the role of natural progression of pandemics in evolution over two hundred years.
- Poor Reality Testing
“Reality testing” is an ego function of evaluation of the world outside the self. With “poor reality testing” emotions, desires, beliefs and socialization impede accurate perception, evaluation, and judgment of external events. Many assume false beliefs are real.
- Public Health is not Metabolic Health
Public health primarily addresses contagion and behavior – masks, washing, distancing, lockdowns. It has a significant role, but does not concern metabolic health and immune function. In addition to germ theory, health is impacted by “host resistance” – immune strength and resilience to exposure, and “terrain theory” regarding air quality, richness of soil, and one’s microbiome. The best defense against the virus is a healthy immune system.
Vaccine Mania and the VPP
The US media is manic and hegemonically promoting an absolute belief in VINO’s necessity, safety and efficacy. Propaganda and disinformation about disinformation is masterful. People can be forgiven for believing what they are told by everyone all the time.
Fears are validated by manufactured illusions with false positive infections, misdiagnoses, over-attributions of deaths to Covid, as well as up to 80% of unnecessary deaths by withholding early, effective treatments.
Existentially terrified and misinformed, seduced from every angle, most believe that all will suffer forever until everyone gets VINOs. Social life and the survival of humanity depend on the VPP. They are not informed about viable routes to immunity, health, freedom and survival and how the VPP is a Trojan Horse for surveillance and control of personal data.
Despite rising opposition to the VPP, coercion will be applied by businesses, industries, colleges, airlines, etc., curtailing freedoms for second class citizens without resolving the pandemic. The goal post will keep moving. Pressure will be inescapable. We have a daunting challenge before us.
Dumbed down, fear-induced, concrete, black-and-white, all or nothing thinking about Covid deprives us of categories of knowledge, facts and ways of thinking necessary for enlightened policies that can save lives, livelihoods, capable of guiding us out of this pandemic.
Perhaps rising opposition to the VPP, along with emerging data on lack of VINO’s effectiveness, adverse reactions, and deaths, testimonies by credible doctors, and class action lawsuits for preventable deaths and disabilities, information about withheld treatments and corporate corruption will expose the dance of domination. Repeating R.D. Laing,
“ … before enlightened action can be taken, the issues have to be demystified.”
A New Reality
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller
SARS Cov2 is a simple, easily treatable virus. We can reduce fear with education. As facts and lawsuits challenge the dominant narrative, let’s promote a compelling narrative grounded in interdisciplinary sciences leading to a viable endgame. Every respiratory virus has ended with natural herd immunity.
We must identify, protect and treat the vulnerable, encourage immune enhancing lifestyles, supply immune boosting supplements, and provide effective treatments early, open schools and society. Provide educational remediation and support to recover lost businesses. Address all causes of increased mortality among minorities and the poor, including nutrition, environment and healthcare.
Let the VPP provoke its own demise by revealing its true sinister intentions. Let us promote wisdom, truth and justice to heal from our trauma and rebuild society based on health, nature, community and love.
Diane Perlman, PhD is a clinical and political psychologist, devoted to applying knowledge from psychology, conflict studies and social sciences to designing strategies and policies to reverse nuclear proliferation, to drastically reduce terrorism, reduce enmity, and to raise consciousness about nonviolent strategies for tension reduction and conflict transformation. She is a visiting scholar at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, is active in Psychologists for Social Responsibility, the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, and on the Global Council of Abolition 2000. Some of her writings can be found on her websites, www.consciouspolitics.org and www.SanityandSurvival.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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