Despite what you see in the movies, modern methods of interrogation are more about psychology and less about violence and pain. It aims to maximise the ‘shock of capture’ (which is always an unbalancing experience), and build on that through complete disorientation and disconnection from reality. This they do in order for you to do what ever they say, tell them whatever they want to hear. You become a pathetic, malleable wreck.
Methods vary slightly, but the basics remain constant. They remove your ability to see (blackened goggles). They remove your ability to hear (earmuffs). They constantly bombard you with loud, pointless white noise (probably Metallica). At regular, but sporadic intervals, they make you do stupid, random activities on command (One drum beat, stand up. Two beats, spin around three times and touch your nose, etc). They put you in an uncomfortable resting position between pointless activities. There’s much more, but you get the picture.
Essentially, all these things are combined together to make you lose touch with reality…and it works. In not so very long, without vision and hearing to anchor your reality, you’ll start seeing some of the strangest stuff (pink elephants, a common sense leftie, etc). You’ll start believing anything, perhaps nothing. You’ll start doing exactly as requested, and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it. Limits of resistance to this treatment vary, but everyone has them.
Does anyone see the point of this post? Can you recognise the method? The ‘shock of capture’? The removal of normality and those things that anchor your reality? The constant white noise? The random, stupid, pointless activities on command (masks on, masks off, eat indoors, stand outdoors, etc)?. The constant uncertainty. Most importantly…the end result?
I’ve observed that the one thing that has been missing throughout this entire Covid episode is perspective. You know, when they tell us that two people have died of Covid today, they fail to mention that 3000 people die weekly in Australia…that sort of thing. I don’t believe that it’s an oversight, and it seems to have worked.
Whenever you see statistics about today’s Covid results, you can no longer see yesterdays. You lose perspective and calibration, and you start to see strange things.
To counter this dearth, I have put together a video of every daily Infographic released by the Government since 5 April 2020, up until the 2 September 2021. It’s a bit rough in places due to changing formats, scales, etc, but it does provide a really good overview of the event, and helps with perspective. Pay particular attention to the vertical middle section which includes (top to bottom) the Daily Cases, the Case Numbers by Age and Sex, and the Deaths by Age and Sex. The consistency of the profiles is of particular interest. Remember them when they tell you Delta is attacking the younger more. They don’t really change. The young have consistently had the higher case numbers, and the old have consistently been the one’s to die…almost exclusively. The median age of cases is 34 years old, the median age of death from Covid is 86.
Here’s a single sample, so you can see what you’re looking at: