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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Incomplete Transcript of Lecture Four: Fear Breeds Compliance


Good morning, students. I'm back. Not to talk about the beeps that breed hypocrisy— that kind of got me into trouble with the powers that be haha — but to delve deeply and confidently into how a new kind of collective fear, death by Corona, is milked by governments around the world to push agendas and treat us like puppets at our own request. But first allow me to introduce you to my cat and confidant, Mongo, who is luxuriating on my infamous couch in these dire times. Not a word about my Corona haircut.

Okay, remember what I said about Orwell's dystopian masterpiece 1984 back in December and how the world it depicts had well and truly arrived? Well, consider this the long-awaited sequel to that ill-received lecture. Let's just say you don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand what is going on in the world today, though I'm afraid being a hairdresser doesn't quite... cut it.

[uproarious canned laughter]

I love this button.

[uproarious canned laughter]

Spared no expense. I used to be a DJ and this is by far my favorite button to press. That is, except for Professor Rumbold's buttons. I like pressing those.

[uproarious canned laughter]

I feel a bit like a webcam girl. Let's see if I can locate him om my screen. Professor Rumbold, where are you hiding? Online teaching breeds patience, boys and girls, so bear with me while I scroll through my list of attendees. Ah there you are! You're keeping your camera switched off, are you? Could your Corona haircut be worse than mine?

[uproarious canned laughter]

Wait. I should press another button. You're ruining my laugh track.

['Oooooooooooooh!']

That's the one. Did you know that the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology published a story back in 1974 which concluded that viewers were likely to laugh at jokes that were followed by canned laughter? I wonder if Professor Rumbold is laughing right now.

[mild canned laughter]

But I digress. Step one is to make all constituents very, very afraid — because, you see, fear breeds compliance, which every fascist ruler knows is... GOOD. Fear breeds compliance. I don't know that all of you appreciate the implications of that sentiment. What we have been dealing with these past months is mass hysteria. Isn't it sadly comical that we have all read or heard about mass hysteria in countries far away at a time when people were, clearly, gullible and ill-informed but we fail to recognize our own collective behavior in the year 2020 for what it is: mass hysteria? According to The Medical Dictionary, mass hysteria is "a socially contagious frenzy of irrational behavior in a group of people as a reaction to an event." Well, does that ring a bell or does that ring a bell? 

In our government's defense, they probably didn't know what they were dealing with or how to respond to it, but now it's clear that the virus is not the killer virus that was going to kill off 20% of the population of the planet Earth. The number of deaths is 524,000, which is 0.00007% of the world population.

0.00007%

Even if that number were ten times or even a HUNDRED times higher, this so-called 'killer virus' would still be unworthy of that fear-inducing name. It isn't Ebola. Yet here we are, terrified and traumatized, and governments and their media puppet shows want us to remain very, very afraid. My own mother refuses to see me. She is that terrified. And something tells me that all of you WANT to ignore what 0.00007% really means. Something tells me you don't want to know it's only 0.00007% of the world population because you have been watching the news. It has got to be worse.

So step one is to make everyone afraid.

Step 2 is to make your constituents believe that social distancing is good and that hugging your friends and family is bad. Make your constituents believe that social distancing should be imposed by the law and that breaking this law should be severely punished. Mind you, we are treated like puppets at our own request. We allow the government to limit our personal freedom because we need a parent to look after us. We need a parent who tells us what is intelligent and what is not. Meanwhile we watch the news and count the number of deaths on a daily basis. Limit us, government. Do whatever it takes to keep me alive. Even if that means not seeing my relatives, not hugging my own mother until who knows when. It's fascist, but we don't recognize it when it's staring us in the face. Well played, Big Brother.

[canned applause]

I love this button.

[canned applause]

So mass hysteria is good. It allows governments to push their agenda and tighten the reins in the name of the greater good, even if new insights should in fact allow these reins to be loosened or destroyed altogether. We want to feel safe. We believe the hype. We believe what we THINK we witnessed on TV. Don't be gullible, boys and girls. Be critical. Don't be lazy. Do your own research and draw your own conclusions. Room 101 exists, and Big Rumbold is watching us. Look, there he is, hiding behind a switched off camera grinding his teeth, hating me, hating you for listening to a story that deviates from the one the powers that be choose to cling to. Big Puppet is watching you.

[canned laughter]

Oh wait... He is typing something in the chat. "Professor Blue." I didn't know sheep could type.

['Oooooooooooooh!']

I apologize. I meant Big Rumbold. 

[uproarious canned laughter]

I didn't know he could type. I do know he can't kick me out a fourth time. I'm online, brother! You can't stop me! I'm online!

[uproarious canned laughter]

[Rumbold is typing]

"You."

How about that? He can type you. What about me?

"Are."

I am? I am what? What am I? Who am I?

"The."

Yes? The suspense is killing me!

[uproarious canned laughter]


[Professor Blue wakes up in a cold sweat.]


22 comments:

  1. Happy 4th of July Blue! If you have roughly 45 minutes, you need to listen to this on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yk3xezML8Q&feature=youtu.be

    I listened to it on Thursday twice. It echoes a lot of what you wrote.

    I keep saying this, the virus is real and it is deadly, but the media is worse with its reporting of it plus there is a hidden agenda behind a lot of it. There is a lot of things out there people can find for research if they take the time to do so. I'm reluctantly wearing a mask at work and out and about because its mandated. I have come to not believe anything I hear on the news, from the CDC, from the WHO, from basically any healthcare provider, etc.

    I know people who are so afraid of the virus that they have basically stopped living. Thing is if it is your time to pass, it is going to happen, no matter what is the official cause of your death. So we got to keep living and living life to the fullest until that time comes.

    Take care of yourself!

    betty

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    1. I hope your July 4 was a good one, too.

      Thank for the video: "He is helplessly dependent upon the 'questioner' for the satisfaction of all basic needs."

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  2. Ya know if me and Ken were really healthy and didn't have really bad health problems I probably wouldn't worry so damn much. But Ken is sick as hell and I have a lot of underlying health issues. I'm more worried about Ken when it comes to this virus. His CD4 count is 22. If you look that up you'll see that puts him in a very bad category because his immune system system is in the shitter and he is very susceptible to everything and no immune system to fight anything off. So while the death numbers aren't as high as some people thought they would be, people are still dying from this disease and I don't want Ken to be one of them. So yes, I would rather wear a mask, wash my hands and stay away from everyone right now.

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    1. I hear you, Mary. I'm just trying to point out that this is not the killer virus they said it was going to be. We have been lied to, and not just a bit. The media and many governments around the world want to keep us scared. This is not ebola. And as for underlying health issues, I've been avoiding public transport in since I got ill in 2011 and everyone's been making fun of my being so cautious. I can assure you, they're not making fun anymore. Isn't that ironic?

      Thanks for sharing that with me, Mary.

      Blue

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  3. I’ve never heard any reasonable explanations of what the agenda is of every nation in the world? I guess that’s why I don’t buy into the conspiracy theories.

    I’m not freaked out or even worried about getting it. I exercise and eat a plant based diet. The crazy part is I seem to be the only one who knows how to properly wear and remove a mask. And don’t get me started on hand washing,

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    1. Every government has an agenda, Bijoux. It's called politics, and fear breeds compliance. All we need to do is check the history books. The thing is, it's hard to swallow when fingers are pointed at our own government.

      As for wearing and removing masks, 9 out of 10 people believe you wear one to protect yourself (rather than the people around you). Some cover their mouth but not their nose, and almost everyone seems to forget that your eyes need to be protected, too. The level of ignorance is staggering. And let's not even talk about touching a mask again and again...

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  4. The media is far more dangerous than the virus. It's all about fear.

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    1. That's what I'm saying. And they know how to milk it, too.

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  5. Since I am on immune suppressing drugs, I am taking precautions, but stopped being so dramatic about it as I was in the beginning. I'm back to visiting my family and friends and doing small outings, but I do avoid highly populated areas. Probably a good thing since I hate people anyway LOL. I've know a lot of people that have tested positive, and aside from one person, they said it wasn't as bad to get over as they thought it would be. I do think elderly, especially those in nursing homes, do need to fear this virus as it tends to impact them a lot more than the younger folk.

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    1. Good to hear you're back to visiting your loved ones. "I hate people anyway"... haha I know what you mean. So why are we laughing again? :) Yes, the elderly need to fer it but it isn't up to any government to turn them into frigging inmates who miss their kids and are left to die all by themselves.

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  6. I've changed my attitude about the virus in recent weeks but not by much. I lost three family members - all in NY, one was 42, the others older - and that lingers in my mind. But I'm going out more. I'm still cautious of large crowds and being around people who aren't wearing masks indoors. I do agree though, I think the media has taken this virus and run with it.

    Click link below for my new domain. Warmly,
    Elsie

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    1. Here's the thing: those masks don't protect anyone unless you're wearing professional medical procedure ones, which no one is. Plus you need to protect your eyes.

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  7. Hi Blue! Hi Mongo!!

    If the kids of Melbourne (Aus) had listened to their parents we would have gotten rid of this bloody virus & we would have been allowed to play with New Zealand, which is now not likely & means my birthday holiday will be cancelled. grumble grumble & yes, I know it's not all about me.

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    1. Here the problem: we can't get rid of this virus in the same way we can't get rid of the flu. Also, this isn't the first corona virus and no one has ever been able to do something about the previous corona viruses.

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    2. Maybe we need the Zombies to kill the virus?? :-)

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    3. I'll send a memo to the Chief. :)

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  8. Hi Blue, Back in the land of Blogsville.
    Fascinating read but will leave my comments until I have read the complete works of Blue re 1984 . . . :)
    Meanwhile please be reassured Eddie is alive and kicking and keeps successfully dodging the corona bullet. :)

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    1. Of course you're still alive! You are as strong as an ox.

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  9. However, had I listened to Mr Trump and drunk disinfectant things might well be different.

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    1. Don't trust the media, Eddie. And don't trust politicians. Do your own research.

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  10. I've been radio silent for I think going on three weeks now because I'm stressed, I'm depressed, and I'm tired of being tarred and feathered for saying nearly the same thing. I did all kinds of research when I first began making masks because I wanted the wearers to be as safe as they could be. I saw that no matter how much effort I put into masks, they do not stop the microdroplets, which can hang in the air three times as long as the fat droplets that get blocked. And then there's that whole issue of the humid environment inside the mask, an ideal place for germs to grow, reproduce and replenish the earth.

    I hate what our world has become. I hate that no one trusts anyone anymore. I hate that everyone is so afraid of dying that they would turn in a neighbor, friend or loved one over this hysteria.

    I long for world in which we can treat each other with respect again. But I believe every word you've written about fear. I think they got us right where they want us, and I don't think they will let go. Too much of a power trip at stake.

    So glad to see some common sense and terrific humor still happening in the world!

    Stay safe, and keep writing!

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    1. I couldn't agree more. Fear breeds compliance and the WHO is run by criminals. The virus is real, but it isn't a killer virus, and when you're enjoying a BBQ wearing a mask, you can still frigging smell the BBQ. No killer virus can be stopped by a frigging one-dollar mask. It's a charade. The more people we see wearing a mask, the more we'll believe there's a virus waiting to get us. People believe the hype. People want to believe the powers that be. Sheep.

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