According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Propaganda is the more or less systematic effort to manipulate other people’s beliefs, attitudes, or actions by means of symbols (words, gestures, banners, monuments, music, clothing, insignia, hairstyles, designs on coins and postage stamps, and so forth). Deliberateness and a relatively heavy emphasis on manipulation distinguish propaganda from casual conversation or the free and easy exchange of ideas.
Those who have been paying attention to the last 19 months, have seen the brazen propaganda pushed by media and government alike. The serf class is propagandized to comply with one set of rules while the elite openly flaunt their ability to abide by an entirely different set.
The means by which society is being influenced are not something that the establishment has been making up as they go along either. In fact, according to a study published on the US National Library of Medicine website, ClinicalTrials.gov, the “experts” were planning their propaganda months before they needed it.
Despite a consensus in the field back in June and July of 2020, claiming that rushing a COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous and that one wouldn’t be available for years, some folks, particularly those at Yale University, were already planning their propaganda messaging once it was approved.
Despite the previously fastest vaccine approval in history taking four years, the “messaging” experts at Yale were getting their messages ready for when the COVID-19 vaccine would roll out in just six months. When we read their study, everything the media and government has been saying for the last 10 months begins to make sense.
In their study, titled COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging, Part 1, researchers tested “different messages about vaccinating against COVID-19 once the vaccine becomes available.”
Participants were recruited online and fed varying messages to test which ones worked the best to convince them to get the vaccine. Spoiler alert: if a vaccine works like it is supposed to, it doesn’t need propaganda to convince people to take it. Yet somehow, the experts at Yale predicted that this messaging would be needed — and they were right as the establishment has fully adopted it.
In the study, the control group was given messaging about random bird feeding benefits and costs. The baseline participants were given messaging about the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, and this is where the plot begins to thicken.