The last two years have seen a culmination of a nearly century-long effort to perfect social engineering and psychological warfare techniques in the Western world. Some observers have remarked that a significant portion of the population appears to be under a spell. They may be closer to the truth than they think.
As previously reported by The Guardian and The UK Column, governments across the Western world — especially among the Five Eyes — have been using “Nudge Theory” and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to effectively change people’s behaviors without their conscious knowledge.
The purpose of this article is to provide an in-depth look at precisely how these psychological techniques work, as well as the main nodes tasked with weaponizing them. We will then consider how a precise understanding of how the methods are used can essentially allow people to neutralize them, as well as their future use.
Notable among the array of techniques used in the covid-19 pandemic response is Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). NLP includes the idea of “re-framing” people’s perception of reality by changing the context in which various situations or realities are viewed by individuals. Interestingly, the first book on NLP, The Structure of Magic, includes such chapters as “Becoming a Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “The Final Incantation.”