What are the 7 Phrases Being Used to Control Americans?
The past few months, have you been noticing an endless stream of TV commercials that all look and sound the same — no matter what product is being sold? There’s that slow, tinkling piano music. Photos of “happy” quarantined families or smiling singles on their computers. Or grandma and grandpa waving to their kids on smartphones. Yep, it all started with the coronavirus.
Do you ever get the feeling that someone got every industry together and said, “Until the virus ends, all companies must make this kind of commercial and it needs to have these elements in it?”
by Sheryl Young, TICW Editor and author of many articles, such as “Media Lies about Coronavirus,” “5 Reasons Why Trump is Not a Racist,” and “What You should Know about Socialism.”
Is there another meaning behind messages like “We’re there for you,” “We’re all in this together,” and “Together alone?”
Dr. Fauci of the U.S. coronavirus medical team has lately begun using the term “identification isolation” to support the use of contact tracing “for our safety.” They want us to sign up for apps that tell us who has corona and where. Meanwhile, these apps also track where we are. The possible subliminal message in this: The government will use this as an excuse to track you from now on. The American people are being “managed.”
A subliminal message is a technique used in marketing and other media to influence people without their being aware of what the messenger is doing. This may involve the use of split-second flashes of text, hidden images, or subtle cues in graphics, acted-out scenes, or narration that affects the audience at a level below conscious awareness. The power of subliminal messaging is widely debated. We’ll address the debate in a minute. But does fear and panic over this virus make a good case for it?
Imagine if these seven COVID-19 messages really have underlying subliminal meanings:
1. “We’re there for you.”
Your family isn’t there right now, and you don’t need them to be. Trust us — the national medical and media entity. Trust the people who advertise these products that you should spend money on.
2. “Order online. Get contact-less delivery.”
There’s that isolation thing again. Your computer, your phone, and your TV are all you need. There is a screen for everything. You don’t need personal contact.
3. “We’re all in this together.”
Except for those of you don’t agree with the “acceptable narrative.” Only the mainstream facts matter and any disagreement will be shut down. Even proven science, if it doesn’t seem to fit the mainstream coronavirus story, is being kicked to the curb.
4. “Wearing the mask isn’t for yourself. It’s for other people.”
Most of us have heard this underlying message by now — If you don’t wear the mask, you are a horrible, selfish person. Fauci says in many of his interviews, like this one on CNN, “It’s not 100 percent effective for anyone. But it’s a sign of respect.”
So, respect others, but don’t pay attention to the fact that we’re not sure it works or which kind works better than another. And we’re not giving any credence to the fact that wearing them for a long time, like a full work day for essential workers, could contribute to health problems of its own.
“Stay home. Do social distancing. Stay safe.”
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Stay home because it’s dangerous out there. Or do social distancing because other people are dangerous. We want you so scared of dying from this particular virus, that you wait for the government to dictate your next move. Never mind that people die every day in car accidents, or have heart attacks or strokes or freak fatal accidents at home, or any number of illnesses that are chronic or terminal. (UPDATE 6/9/20: And why didn’t this matter during the recent crowd-ridden riots after the death of George Floyd? Ahhh. THAT was a politically correct event. Now you need to crawl back in your isolated hole.)
Every death from the virus is indeed tragic, but do we stop cars from driving because there’s a potential for danger every single day? Should we really be forcing doctors and coroners to mark every death certificate “COVID-19″ even if the person had two or three other chronic health conditions or a terminal illness? Is it right to inform people only the number of deaths while never giving some good news about how many people have survived the virus?
Being wary of other people and being warned constantly of the danger of dying isn’t living. It’s creating hostility and anxiety.
5. “If you’re 65 or older, stay inside. Don’t see anyone.”
You’re a danger to yourself and others. Senior age is seen as one size fits all, even if you’re still running marathons and healthy as a horse. You turn 65 and Poof. Automatically, you’re devalued as a sick, frail person. You’re not smart enough or respectful enough of others to decide what to do.
6. “We need to extend the stay-at-home order. We’re still keeping churches closed. We’re still deciding what businesses are essential.”
Said by the governors who are giving us a taste of socialist dictatorship right now, and the media who are following their commands.
- You can’t see who you want.
- You can’t work when and where you want.
- You can’t live like you want.
- You can’t shop where you want.
- You’re able to worship, but only at home behind your own closed doors.
That’s how the states with the toughest lockdowns (at this date all blue states) want to keep it. It’s as if they’ve seized the opportunity to say, “We want this fear and panic, this bad economy, this isolation, to last until November. When we win the election, we will open everything up. Suddenly, the virus won’t be so dangerous. The economy will recover and we will be the heroes.”
7. Regarding the effectiveness of subliminal messaging:
A study at Oregon State University concluded that there is no actual consensus among psychologists and other experts about how effective they are. Indeed, we found differing viewpoints.
“Over the years there have been literally hundreds of studies”…”these studies show that considerable information capable of informing decisions and guiding actions is perceived even when observers do not experience any awareness of perceiving,”
-Philip Merikle, Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo.
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But Erin Hardin, University of Tennessee, outlines an online class curriculum featured at PsychologicalScience.org. She tells teachers to “remind” students that the existence of subliminal perception is:
“Not enough to support the kinds of dramatic alleged effects that the students themselves find in the examples they bring to class class. These can include any meaningful influence on thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.”
Hardin lists the “right” messages for students to take home, like:
- “Subliminal messages can only affect people who are already leaning toward that behavior.” Well, don’t we all lean toward wanting to stay safe and stay alive?
- “Subliminal influence is a far cry from making people afraid or from making them lose their free will.” But people who tend to be obedient and/or complacent are truly being made afraid enough to give up their free will of being without masks or seeing their own grandchildren.
At the “About page” for Psychological Science, it says (bolding ours):
- Psychological science has the ability to transform society for the better and must play a central role in advancing human welfare and the public interest.
- Psychological science is an integrative global enterprise; removing geographic and disciplinary barriers is the key to advancing knowledge.
So these psychologists have a global purpose in mind. We’re hearing a lot about that lately. “Think globally.” Think alike. Do alike. Believe alike. Yet they say subliminal messaging doesn’t work to the depth we’re seeing it!
The photo at the top of this article is the cover of a recent study done by the U.S. National Intelligence Council: “Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World.” In this study examining what trends and ideas will take over the future, the USNIC held seminars on five continents and consulted other countries for their perception.
It’s possible the U.S. will not be a sovereign, self-governing country with its own constitution by then. “Going Global” has been a publicly popularized idea for the world at least since George W. Bush’s presidency. Now, British ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown has suggested “a global government at least for the extent of the pandemic” so everyone will be on the same page.
In order for this to happen, people must be separated from their individual beliefs if they differ from the ruling one. They must be separated from relationships with others if necessary, and indoctrinated into compliance.
A lot of people are thinking, “What’s happening right now seems straight out of George Orwell’s novel 1984.”
Orwell wrote the futuristic fiction 1984 in 1948. A movie based on the book was actually made in 1984 and is still a classic with a following Orwell’s words were (bolding ours):
“Power is tearing minds apart and putting them together again in shapes of your own choosing. Power is not a means. It is an end. In our world, there will only be power in self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy. The past is forbidden. Why? Because when we can cut man from his own past, when we can cut him from his family, his children, other men, there is no loyalty except loyalty to the Party. There is no love, except love of Big Brother. All competing pleasures, we will destroy.”
Orwell states in novel: “The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering—a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons—a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting—three hundred million people all with the same face.”
He had actually written his previous book, Animal Farm, three years earlier — 1945 — the year World War II ended. His proposed intro for the book didn’t make it into the first edition and in fact, wasn’t discovered until 1971. At the time he was speaking about England’s press, but we can see it more commonplace today:
“The sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is largely voluntary. Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question.
It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is ‘not done’ to say it, just as in mid-Victorian times it was ‘not done’ to mention trousers in the presence of a lady. Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.”
No doubt, Orwell got some of his book concepts from living through both World War I and World War II. Perhaps from how easily Hitler was able to convince people to do his bidding, or how England, his own home country, had to convince its citizens to give up their normal lives during the wars. Even though his books portray terribly oppressive, tyrannical governing bodies rather than peaceful utopias, Orwell is seen in some circles as a supporter of “democratic socialism.”
When Bernie Sanders was running for president, we heard that term often — democratic socialism, which is another one of the phrases being used to control Americans. Whether Orwell was a prophet of sorts or his novels gave the “progressive thinkers” of his day ideas for the future, his writings remain surprisingly relevant for the current circumstance in which we find ourselves, where there are just a few effective phrases being used to control Americans.
By: Sheryl Young
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Resources not linked in text about the phrases being used to control Americans:
–Dictionary.com definition of subliminal messaging.
–Psychologist World, definition of Subliminal Advertising.
-“6 examples of subliminal advertising,” Dan Shawn, Wordstream, 10/24/17.
-“Discomfort and Exertion Associated with Prolonged Wear of Respiratory Protection,” National Institutes of Health (NIH), controlled clinical trial.
-“No good choices: A mask may block out pollution but have other ill effects,” Scroll In Pulse (collected sources).
-George Orwell quotes: Bookriot.com and Goodreads.
-“States with the least coronavirus restrictions all voted for Trump,” Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 5/22/20.
-“Why Coronavirus Increasingly Exacerbates the Red-Blue Divide,” Gerald Seib, Wall Street Journal, 5/18/20.
–George Orwell – The British Library
–Stanford professor uncovers roots of George Orwell’s political language,” Samuel Huneke, Stanford News, 2/16/16.