UK MPs Investigating Government’s “Grossly Unethical” Virus Fearmongering

It’s been known for like a year that the UK government had an organized plan to convince the people that the coronavirus was much more dangerous than it actually was, because this was the only way to get people to understand how dangerous it actually was.

It was run by a team of psychologists who had the stated purpose of making people as hysterically afraid as possible. The documentation on this was all released.

The Telegraph:

The Government’s “grossly unethical” uses of its “nudge unit” inflated fear among the public during the Covid pandemic, psychologists have said – prompting MPs to launch an investigation into scare adverts.

A group of psychologists have written to Parliament’s Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, warning that a team of civil servants dedicated to “nudging” public behaviour during the pandemic were unaccountable and unethical.

The letter’s 40 professional signatories – led by Dr Gary Sidley, a retired clinical psychologist – said they opposed the use of dramatic adverts, which included slogans such as: “If you go out you can spread it, people will die.”

They also condemned the use of “images of the acutely unwell in intensive care units” on billboard and television adverts, as well as the “macabre mono focus on showing the number of Covid-19 deaths without mention of mortality from other causes or the fact that, under normal circumstances, around 1,600 people die each day in the UK”.

The signatories said it was “highly questionable whether a civilised society should knowingly increase the emotional discomfort of its citizens as a means of gaining their compliance”.

The letter added: “Government scientists deploying fear, shame and scapegoating to change minds is an ethically dubious practice that in some respects resembles the tactics used by totalitarian regimes such as China, where the state inflicts pain on a subset of its population in an attempt to eliminate beliefs and behaviour they perceive to be deviant.”

The Government’s “nudge unit” was established in the Cabinet Office in 2010 and is designed to apply behavioural science principles to public policy.

It has been used to encourage the public to pay their taxes, turn up in court and donate their organs when they die.

The letter drew attention to a government memo from March 2020, which suggested that “the perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent” and called for more frightening messaging.

The messaging was nothing if not frightening.

It actually reached the point of parody.

It was about a year ago that Laura Dodsworth published an entire book with all of the documentation about how this fear program was run. It was called “State of Fear.”

If you don’t want to read the book, most of the key points are in this interview she did with James Delingpole.

That’s from May of 2021.

But it’s the same information that now, a year later, the UK government is claiming to be investigating the ethics of.

I’m going to go ahead and predict that no one gets fired.

The same program was run in America and across the rest of the world. The UK has just for whatever reason admitted to doing it.

Lord Fauci’s original graphs claiming that millions would die if we didn’t flatten the curve for two weeks came from the UK, which might have been some way of skirting responsibility, or maybe they just couldn’t find any university in America that was willing to tell such an extreme and obvious lie. A bunch of top doctors from Stanford, Harvard and even Johns Hopkins were coming out at the time and saying the whole thing was a massive exaggeration and that it was totally irresponsible for Donald Trump to allow Fauci to go up and make these lunatic claims.