Gorillas In Our Midst

January 12th, 2022 No comments

link:  https://exploringyourmind.com/the-invisible-gorilla-a-classic-experiment-in-perception/

We are now embarking upon the third year of the delusional insanity that has consumed the world in the form of Covid delirium.  Measures that were unthinkable two years ago are in place throughout the world today.   But instead of the ‘pandemic emergency’ waning, the measures being implemented against Covid are actually escalating.  We all recall the ‘experts’ advising that it would be a matter of 2 weeks to dissipate the malaise and achieve herd immunity.  How quaint. It’s as if you called someone in to get rid of a few ants in your house and two years later, not only has your home been completely destroyed and your pets killed,  but so also those of your neighbors for a 3000 mile radius… and they’re still looking for ants.  Meanwhile, you have to wear a contamination suit and ingest anti-ant poison.  A skeptical mind may question whether the powers that be were incompetent then….or even more incompetent now.  In either case, why would anyone still listen to these ‘experts’?

There’s no debating that many or most of the people in positions of power that are able to implement civil restrictions, penalties and coercion are natural born tyrants who just happened to find a timely outlet for their perversions.  We can say this without hyperbole because no rational person would accept their edicts if they weren’t cowed by fear over an illness that is so wildly exaggerated.

The government is going to order you to do something to your own body and you can’t refuse.  You can’t move about the country freely.  You can’t hang out with your family.  You will not be allowed out at all in public unless you do what the government says.  You will be denied health care and food if you don’t comply.  You will be taxed oppressively if you don’t comply.  Try saying that stuff out loud a few times. The Jeopardy answer to all this would be; what is North Korea?

Ironically, most of the oppressive behavior is being exhibited in the erstwhile free democratic ‘first world’ nations where the tradition and legacy of civic freedoms were once most sacrosanct. As evil and despotic as the Nazis were in 1930’s Germany, the modern day tyrants are essentially saying, “hold my beer”. As stated earlier, we can somewhat expect this since so many public officials satisfy their power thirst by running for office even at the dogcatcher level.  Most of the time, they’re feckless and harmless.  Give them access to real power, and they’re full on Kim Jong Un. Think Barney Fife without the manliness.

The most astounding thing is that a large part of the populace stands for this. Were this not the case, all the ersatz Barney Fifes would be run out of town with pitchforks and torches. How can such a large part of the populace not see the blatant falsehoods laid out directly before them?

There was a fascinating psychology demonstration in 1999 which can be called the Invisible Gorilla experiment. The invisible gorilla experiment has become a psychology classic. Although it was conducted for the first time in 1999, it’s still cited as a typical example of the limitations of perception and has been replicated many times since to similar results.  It also illustrates how people don’t like to accept the fact that they’re often blind to the world around them.

In the demonstration, teams of people are situated on a stage and audience members are asked to count the number of times a ball is passed between white shirted members thereon.  In the midst of this, a man in a gorilla suit walks across the stage in full view of the audience. At the end of the exercise, audience members were asked if they noticed anything unusual…say a man in gorilla costume.  To the researchers’ surprise, more than half of the audience didn’t notice the gorilla.

The first time the invisible gorilla experiment was conducted, and all subsequent ones, most of those who participated and didn’t notice the presence of the gorilla were amazed at how clear it all was! It seemed impossible to them that they had overlooked something so obvious.

This quirk of human perception is at work on a grand scale today as people are seemingly oblivious to the obvious things that are happening surrounding the Covid narrative. People are so focused on the fear that’s being sold to them that they can’t see the teams of gorillas running unfettered in their midst.

It’s vexing to know when people will be awakened to that realization, but in the meantime, Barney Fifes are running rampant in the world….without any sheriff Taylors to rein them in.

Bully, Beg, or Bribe

December 21st, 2021 No comments

link:  Krispy Kreme – Promotions

Has there ever been a time in history, in any civilization, where the full court press has been applied to pressure the populace as much as we’ve seen with the recent propaganda to promote vaccinations?  The short answer of course is no. Recall that at the outset, a couple of weeks of sequestration and mask wearing would do the trick. To be safe, double masking was even better.  But then the fix moved from masking and distancing to a much more effective fix; vaccinations.  As luck would have it, a number of vaccine makers just happened to be working on a vaccine.

It’s been well over a year into the narrative that only vaccinations can save society from a less than 1% chance of death by flu and the vaccination urgency only gets stronger.  First it was the coercion approach, as in, “it’s not just for yourself, it’s also for your loved ones….like grandma; it’s the unselfish thing to do.”  Luminaries were paid to provide encouragement, because as we all know, if an actor or a ball dribbler says it’s ok, what’s there to worry about?  We even get to see politicians take the vax 3 or 4 times just for good measure.

Then it became two vaccinations.  Then a third ‘booster’.  We know a fourth one is on the horizon because, you know, variants.  But it was all for the greater good.

Then it was more invasive. If people weren’t vaccinated, they would be denied entry to public gatherings, restaurants and perhaps even to consort with family members.

Then it became state policy. If people didn’t get vaxxed, they would be dismissed from their jobs, denied the right to travel and move about, or jailed; effective tactics adopted from the North Korean model of persuasive and effective government.  The naive among the populace (and it turns out there are many more of them than you would expect from an educated society) fell prey to the fears broadcast to them every day on all media platforms a la Tokyo Rose during WW2.

They are even trying to bait people with honey rather than vinegar as the link above shows; Krispy Kreme is offering a donut for a jab. Just imagine if you were offered a donut for a circumcision. Some may recall that a long in the tooth singer once offered a sex act to anyone taking the jab.  In fact, brothels have taken to offering free ‘services’ to customers taking a jab, in essence, a poke for a poke. Given the choice, I suppose the donut is the safer incentive.

So they’ve used the carrot, the stick and the donut to convince people that vaccination is the way to go.  They’re paying you, bribing you, threatening you and cajoling you in every way to take a therapy which has accumulated a record of ill effects many times greater than any ill effects caused by the supposed pandemic.  Whatever happened to herd immunity?

Those paying attention may notice that, according to those who keep records, the vast numbers of the population have taken the vax and it’s only the marginal holdouts left that haven’t.  Yet, almost all of the new cases in hospitals are among those already jabbed. Anyone with a background in science or simple logic will know that one of two things is going on.  One is that the ‘authorities’ really don’t know what they’re talking about.  Or there’s the other option, which is more sinister; they do know what they’re doing…and it’s not about health.