How you acted the last 2 years is how you would act under tyranny. If you’ve ever wondered if you’ve got balls of steel, now you know.
Zuby’s YAF talk is interesting:
The posting he mentions is at threadreaderapp, or copied below:
20 Things I’ve Learned (Or Had Confirmed) About Humanity During The ‘Pandemic’ (THREAD):
1/ Most people would rather be in the majority, than be right.
2/ At least 20% of the population has strong authoritarian tendencies, which will emerge under the right conditions.
3/ Fear of death is only rivalled by the fear of social disapproval. The latter could be stronger.
4/ Propaganda is just as effective in the modern day as it was 100 years ago. Access to limitless information has not made the average person any wiser.
5/ Anything and everything can and will be politicised by the media, government, and those who trust them.
6/ Many politicians and large corporations will gladly sacrifice human lives if it is conducive to their political and financial aspirations.
7/ Most people believe the government acts in the best interests of the people. Even many who are vocal critics of the government.
8/ Once they have made up their mind, most people would rather to commit to being wrong, than admit they were wrong.
9/ Humans can be trained and conditioned quickly and relatively easily to significantly alter their behaviours – for better or worse.
10/ When sufficiently frightened, most people will not only accept authoritarianism, but demand it.
11/ People who are dismissed as ‘conspiracy theorists’ are often well researched and simply ahead of the mainstream narrative.
12/ Most people value safety and security more than freedom and liberty, even if said ‘safety’ is merely an illusion.
13/ Hedonic adaptation occurs in both directions, and once inertia sets in, it is difficult to get people back to ‘normal’.
14/ A significant % of people thoroughly enjoy being subjugated.
15/ ‘The Science’ has evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of people in the West. This religion has little to do with science itself.
16/ Most people care more about looking like they are doing the right thing, rather than actually doing the right thing.
17/ Politics, the media, science, and the healthcare industries are all corrupt, to varying degrees. Scientists and doctors can be bought as easily as politicians.
18/ If you make people comfortable enough, they will not revolt. You can keep millions docile as you strip their rights, by giving them money, food, and entertainment.
19/ Modern people are overly complacent and lack vigilance when it comes to defending their own freedoms from government overreach.
20/ It’s easier to fool a person than to convince them that they have been fooled.
21/ Most people are fairly compassionate and have good intentions (this is good)
As a result, most people deeply struggle to understand that some people, including our ‘leaders’, CAN have malicious or perverse intentions (this is bad).
That’s a pretty «good» list. It reminds me of one I’ve seen a while ago (from Millennial Woes, I think Computing Forever shared it in a video, found the full text on a Russian blog):
Someone asked me what implications COVID-19 has on society, beyond lockdowns.
1. A new standard has been set for what can/will trigger lockdowns and mass vaccination campaigns in the future. We have established that a 0.4% fatality rate is enough to justify shutting down society.
2. Health is now much more of a concern/obsession than it was before — people have been trained to think of themselves as fragile, vulnerable, and in need of authorities to protect them.
3. The public were divided into two camps, with one (the vaccinated) strongly encouraged to despise, resent and loathe the other. The unvaccinated will probably continue to be demonised and scapegoated for any bumps in the covid road.
4. People were trained to „trust the science“, really a way to encourage obedience to (corrupt) authority. In this process, science itself was lionised as the font of wisdom and knowledge — further detaching people from other sources and types of wisdom.
5. More practically, the massive economic damage is going to unfold over the next years and decades.
6. Countless small businesses have been obliterated.
7. Massive wealth transfer towards the global corporations and oligarchs.
8. Increase in the pod-like lifestyle of being at home all the time, watching media on the Internet (conditioning the public).
9. The public have been encouraged to be obsessed about the short term and to forget about the long term — it has been impossible for most people to plan more than a couple of days ahead for the last two years.
10. Global implementation of surveillance, scanning and tracking technologies.
11. Dependency on the smartphone, just to go about ordinary daily life, has been greatly increased.
12. Negative health effects of the vaccine (as yet unknown).
13. We discovered that virtually all the institutions of our society are corrupt, or they were corrupted during the course of the last two years. At any rate, the pressure put about during this time, and the enforcement measures established, will have greatly reduced any lingering tendencies towards free thinking in those institutions — media, government, lobbying, finance, science, medicine, education at all levels, civil rights bodies, etc.
14. The governments around the West now know who is obedient and who is not, at a level of granularity that would have been impossible before the vaccine drive.
15. Dying at 83 is now seen as an aberration and a tragedy. We have been trained to want to live (and to expect to live) far beyond 80. We have been trained to think that longevity is all-important — even if it requires shutting down society.
16. Everything that was done was studied, and will be studied, for how well it worked upon the public. Lessons will be learned and techniques will be refined.
17. Interconnections between national governments, local councils, global corporations, trans-national organisations, and supranational bodies such as the EU were all strengthened and multiplied during the last two years. This has the obvious implication of much more harmonious corruption now being possible between these elite bodies. It also has the more subtle implication that the people of these echelons will now feel much more distant from the hoi polloi.
18. Promotion among the public of the globally-recognised digital ID.
19. Promotion among the elite (for now) of the social credit score.
20. Millions of small children have lived through a bizarre experience during their formative years, which will undoubtedly affect their socialisation, their neuroticism about other people, their future ability to comprehend facial expressions, to communicate normally. Apparently it has also had effects on their speech. You could also add the claimed impact on their IQ, but that’s far from confirmed as of yet.
21. The public have been persuaded to trust global corporations on issues where those corporations stand to make massive financial gains.
22. The pushing of a health-centred civic duty, an artificial collectivism, which has further supplanted natural (ethnic) collectivism.
23. The elevation of the figure of the oligarch (examples would obviously be Bill Gates and Klaus Schwab) — men who can „lead beyond authority“.
Yeah, it’s rarely A leads to B, there is a lot of other things affected by it. Personally, I think the purging of people who could not comply with the mandates, or what was expected of them to make others comply, will be felt deeply. The ones that remain … a few of them would be okay’ish. But if only those who comply remain … that’s a really bad situation.