From a Facebook friend…
Hypnotherapists have been noticing blatant hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques being used by the government and state-controlled media…check this out:
Fractionation: You get them to do something not once, but again and again, increasing the level of intenity each time. Usually you do it 3 times. At the first lockdown I said - watch out, there’ll be a 2nd and a 3rd! This increases compliance - you’re much more likely to get them to do whatever you want.
A “Yes”set: Get them to say ‘Yes’ to something small at first (just two week to “flatten the curve) then gradually increase (months of lockdown, Christmas cancelled, socially/economically coerced into vaccines). In this way they’re much more likely to keep saying yes. There would’ve been riots if they’d said in March that lockdowns will carry on through Christmas.
Confusion: Keep them in a constant state of uncertainty. The conscious mind responds to this by ‘going offline’ as it searches for the appropriate response for something it has no precedent for. Then it’s much easier for the manipulator to gain access to the unconscious mind and change belief systems. For example, lockdown rules are changing on a practically day-to-day basis; we’re living in a world we’ve never lived in before, everyone’s stumbling about with no idea how to behave. We’ve no energy left to fight our oppressors.
Repetition: Repeat the same information over and over (see any newspaper/TV new for evidence of this!).
Illusion of Choice: Make them believe they’re in control by giving them 2 choices, both of which lead to the same result. For example, ‘Do you want the Pfizer or the Oxford?’ or ‘You can choose to be good or bad. Bad = more lockdown. Good = more lockdown.’
Social Proof: "Look, all these great celebrities are backing it!"
Scarcity: “You’ll have to wait your turn for the vaccine…we might be running out!”
And so many more…all classic psychological control techniques. Once you see it, you can’t un-see it!
For more information on programming techniques in use check out the book ‘Influence, the Power of Persuasion’ by Robert Cialdini - all the methods he talks about are being used daily in the news and other media.