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Although many of us know that these mRNA and DNA injections are not technically “vaccines,” we are outgunned by the convincing propagation of this symbol which is a hypnotic induction. So we call them experimental biologicals, or genetic manipulation injectables, jabs, products, or gene therapies (I think we should not call them “therapy” - a good thing). I wonder why none of these clumsy, multisyllabic, inconsistently used, “not ready for prime time” terms has caught on.
We have not been successful in substituting “vaccine” with an accurate, catchy term. Let’s try to do that now, although it would have been easier earlier. I propose some terms below, request more ideas and ask you to vote. I would like someone to help organize a ranked choice vote electronically. Then we can do a social experiment to see if we can get the best term to catch on.
Mass Formation, Hypnosis & Hysteria
There is some loose talk about us being in a state of “mass psychosis,” mostly by people who are brilliant and trained in fields other than psychology. I agree with Belgian psychologist and statistician Mattias Desmet, who describes our collective experience as “mass formation” and “mass hypnosis.” (see “Appendix 1 below)
I add “mass hysteria,” like when people freak out if you aren’t wearing a mask or didn’t get the ________ (what should we call it?) People regress from higher level cognitive functions to concrete, black-and-white, all-or-nothing thinking. The media helps by presenting everything in dualistic terms that wipe out complexity, stratification, individuality and human agency…. and facts.
FODs and FOLs
I find myself using the frame “Forces of Light” (FOL) and “Forces of Darkness” (FOD).
The Forces of Darkness” (FODs) are highly organized, have been planning for decades, and are working “lockstep” in messaging, strategy, policy, PCR test cycle thresholds, and successful fear-mongering. They induce fear, helplessness, and hysteria using precise language, symbols, images, messaging and framing in a way that is intentional, highly-designed, and effective. They use PsyOps (Psychological Operations), psychological warfare, propaganda, , manipulation of fear, and censorship. They spend billions paying behavioral scientists to manipulate emotions, beliefs and behavior.
The Forces of Light (FOLs) not so much (yet?). Not strategic, not coordinated, not penetrating collective psyche. Although they do have a lot of facts, independent science and reason.
The Word Vaccine as a Hypnotic Induction through “the Big Lie”
What word do we hear more repeated than any other word? I haven’t done a formal study, but I’m guessing it’s “vaccine.” It is not only frequent but highly charged and laden with historical and personal meaning since childhood.
The word “vaccine” has economic and psychological benefits.
· Economically, it means all parties involved are free of liability, even if they did have to change the definition.
· It also induces acceptance.
· Psychologically, people have strong positive, sentimental associations with vaccines, rightly or wrongly, as saving humanity from smallpox and polio, as the only way to eradicate disease, as being safe and effective and as preventing infection and transmission.
· How many times have you heard someone encourage mRNA shots, or subject children to them because vaccines wiped out polio?
How many times have you heard someone encourage mRNA shots because vaccines wiped out polio?
This use is a perfect example of my favorite RD Laing quote defining mystification as a “plausible misrepresentation” of reality. “By representing forms of exploitation as forms of benevolence, the exploiters bemuse the exploited into feeling at one with their exploiters, or into feeling gratitude for what (unrealized by them) is their exploitation, and, not least, into feeling bad or mad even to think of rebellion.”
Every time the word “vaccine” is uttered, it deepens the mass hypnosis. Joseph Goebbels, the chief propagandist for Hitler’s Nazi party famously said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
Framing the Shots
Cognitive linguist, George Lakoff, referred to as the “father of framing.” In Don’t Think of An Elephant, he defines frames as “mental structures that shape how we see the world.”
He appealed to Democrats take back public discourse, by learning how to set the frame and the terms of the debate. Specifically, when Republicans set the terms, and the Democrats use their language, they reinforce the argument against themselves.
For example, Republicans framed the term “tax relief” implying that tax is a burden, so when Democrats use that term are “shooting themselves in the foot.” Another term framed by Republican wordsmith Frank Luntz is “climate change” to sound more benign than global warming.
We can be more conscious about framing. For example, rather than “I will not comply” I would say ““I will not be coerced” of “I will not consent.” There are plenty of things I am happy to comply with, like traffic rules. “I will not comply” is a statement about me. ““I will not be coerced” shines the light on my oppressor.
Words create images in our mind, like “missile shield,” a term used by Reagan for the
“Strategic Defense Initiative,” we called “Star Wars.”
Or “the Cloud” for that matter. Do you imagine your work floating in the sky or a bunch of data centers with heavy, energy intensive machines?
In many of these cases, the image and symbol mean the exact opposite of the truth.
Breaking the Spell
The antidote to mass hypnosis is demystification, breaking the spell. There are a variety of ways to do this. Here, to take back public discourse and set the terms of the debate, let’s try to burst the psychic bubble of the power of the word “vaccine.”
The term has to be catchy, bubble-bursting, appealing to the masses, accurate and create an image in people’s minds so compelling that they can no longer think of these shots in the same way as vaccines.
A Non-Vaccine by Any Other Name
Here are some suggestions. Hopefully there are even better ideas out there. The wisdom of this crowd. Please add other ideas in the comments and I will add them. Please vote in the comments unless someone more techy than I can find a way to do this. Also ask others for ideas and keep in mind that we may not be the best audience for this.
Keep in mind a variety of uses – noun, verb, pro, anti, etc.
Please see suggestions in the comments. I included ones here that are catchy enough and meet criteria. I would like someone to help organize a ranked choice vote electronically. People can pick top 2 or 3 choices and also choices of others.
1. VINOs – Vaccines in Name Only
3. Clot Shots
4. Pseudo Vaccines
7. Hacksxxxine Hackscene
9. The Spike
 Diane Perlman
 Francis Boyle
 Ryan Cole
 Diane Perlman
 Grasshopper Kaplan
 Clement J. Laniewski
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Mass Hypnosis - This process is well summarized in Toby Rogers’ on The geographies of the Pharma genocide
Psychologist Mattias Desmet brilliantly describes four conditions that render society ripe for manipulation into “mass formation” or “mass hypnosis.”
The conditions are:
1. A lack of social connectedness;
2. A lack of meaning;
3. Free-floating anxiety (that is unconnected to any mental representation); and
4. Free-floating frustration and aggression.
And then he argues that “a narrative is distributed via mass media that focuses anxiety and aggression on a certain object” (in this case a virus).
“When people start to participate in the strategy to deal with the object of anxiety a new kind of social bond and a new kind of meaning-making emerges.” Desmet calls it a “new kind of solidarity.”
This new narrative creates a heroic battle with the object of anxiety which leads to a “mental intoxication of connectedness” and (calming) feelings of order and control.