There comes a point in the introduction of every new official narrative when people no longer remember how it started. Or, rather, they remember how it started, but not the propaganda that started it. Or, rather, they remember all that (or are able to, if you press them on it), but it doesn’t make any difference anymore, because the official narrative has supplanted reality.
You’ll remember this point from the War on Terror, and Tony Blair’s incursion into Iraq. By the latter half of 2004, most of us had completely forgotten the propaganda that launched the invasion, and regarded the Iraqi resistance as “terrorists,” By that time, it was abundantly clear that there were no “weapons of mass destruction,” and that the U.K. along with the U.S.A. had invaded a nation that had not attacked it, and posed no threat to it
These facts did not matter, not in the slightest. By that time, most of us were totally immersed in the official War on Terror narrative, which had superseded objective reality. Herd mentality took over. It’s difficult to describe how this works; it’s a state of functional dissociation. It wasn’t that people didn’t know the facts, or that they didn’t understand the facts. They knew the Iraqis weren’t “terrorists.” At the same time, they knew they were definitely “terrorists,” despite the fact that they knew that they weren’t. They knew there were no WMDs, that there had never been any WMDs, and still they were certain there were WMDs, which would be found.
What I’m describing probably sounds like psychosis, but, technically speaking, it isn’t. It is not an absolute break from reality. People functioning in this state know that what they believe is not real. Nonetheless, they are forced to believe it, because the consequences of not believing it are even more frightening than the cognitive dissonance of believing a narrative they know is a fiction.
Actually 90% of COVID19 deaths are linked to a pre existing condition as reported in this Telegraph article
Disbelieving the official narrative means excommunication from “normality,” the loss of friends, income, status, this happened in 2016 with many Brexiteers saying even families had fallen out, neighbours refusing to even speak to one another
Herd animals, in panic, run towards the center of the herd. Separation from the herd makes them easy prey for pursuing predators. It is the same instinct operating here.
It is the goal of every official narrative to generate this type of herd mentality, not in order to deceive or dupe the public, but, rather, to confuse and terrorize them to the point where they revert to their primal instincts, become driven by existential fear, facts and truth no longer matter. Once an official narrative reaches this point, it is unassailable by facts and reason.
It no longer needs facts to justify it. It justifies itself with its own existence. Reason cannot penetrate it.
We are reaching this point with the corona-virus narrative. It is possible that we have already reached it. Despite the fact that what we are dealing with is a virus that, yes, is clearly deadly to the old and those with medical conditions, but that is just as clearly not a deadly threat to the majority of the human species, people are cowering inside their homes, now afraid to resume normal activities even after Boris Johnson has said let us take the first tentative steps back to normality.
According to all the “scientists” and “medical experts” (i.e., those that conform to the official narrative like Professor Ferguson and his cohorts at ICL, not all the other scientists and medical experts, as I found here), it is unlike any other virus that has ever existed in the history of viruses.
Apparently, a mandatory wonder vaccine will magically render us immune to this virus against which we have no immunity, which immunity will be certified on our “immunity papers,” which we will need to travel, get a job, send our kids to school.
Meanwhile, we are mothballing the mostly empty “field hospitals,” , and despite their attempts to inflate the Covid-19 death count as much as humanly possible, the projected hundreds of millions of deaths have not materialized (not even close), and Sweden is fine, as is most of humanity, and … just like there were no WMDs, there is no Virus of Mass Destruction.
What there is, is a new official narrative, the brave new, paranoid, pathologized “normal.” Like the War on Terror, it’s a global narrative. A global, post-ideological narrative. It’s just getting started, so it isn’t yet clear how totalitarian this show will get, But, just like the proverbial bad penny, our old friend Tony Blair pops up!
The Blair Institute, of which he is executive director, has stated in a a promotional video, (in fact stated is too mild, boast would be more accurate,) about how they have embedded teams in governments around the world.
I wonder if he has any embedded in Boris Johnsons government?