There were many ingredients of a worldwide brainwashing program taking place during the COVID hysteria over the last 18 months, many of which continue today. You don’t have to agree on the “why” or “who” behind it, but the truth of the matter is that the entire handling of this contagion resembles the steps toward brainwashing and tyranny. Very similar to the Stockholm Syndrome in which hostages develop a psychological bond with their captors, people all over the world have formed a psychological connection with those who “protect” them from the fear of COVID. This includes the government, medical personnel, the media and others. People are bonded to the narrative rather than the facts.
Key elements to brainwashing or creating mass psychosis include isolation, monopolization of perceptions, making compliance easier than resistance, use of media to enforce demands, threats, and fear. During COVID, society was locked down (isolation) for a long period of time. The government, big tech, and the media monopolized the narrative to the point of censuring any opposition. The narrative characterized compliance to simple mandates like wearing a mask as good citizenship. The media reinforced the narrative by emphatically stating any alternative opinions were “misinformation” and labeling people as anti-science. The government has threatened every person’s ability to hold a job if they don’t get the jab. All this fear over a disease that statistically you have a 99% chance of surviving.
The effects of this mass psychosis programming separates people from their ability to discern. They are unable to suspend their disbelief of what is happening to them. They get defensive. They refuse to believe the very facts of the truth presented before them. They cannot accept an alternative viewpoint and will aggressively defend their point of view. I have received so many emails telling the stories of how family members, once very close to one another, have been torn apart by disagreement over the fear of COVID and what the government is doing. It has almost become a religious cult. There is no common sense or reasoning. The same facts that demonstrate the fallacies are used to support them.
How does one prevent this brainwashing and fear? There are some easy things to do. Turn off the television news and be careful of the videos you watch. The constant bombardment of opinion only contributes to fear and anxiety. Stay informed by reading your news. This way you control the stimulation of senses. Do not submit to fear or the symbols of fear, such as mandates. Learn to discern by reading and absorbing the Bible. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The word of God, if you receive it in its context, will teach you to discern. Discernment is a weapon against the evil of this day and what it does to the mind.