Fear and Loathing in the age of Covid

One should remember that propaganda is morally neutral. Anti-smoking campaigns are a form of propaganda which, if you think being addicted a carcinogenic drug is bad, you might be inclined to think was beneficial for society. Nor is reference to the principle of social proof either good or bad. However, I don’t think that the motivation of any of this fear-conditioning is to “save lives” or protect the vulnerable. I believe it is to condition the population to be compliant, so that they won’t put up too much of a fuss during a time in which society is being radically transformed into a form that none of us would have chosen.

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Societies suppress truth at their own peril, just as civilizations that attempt to dominate the natural world will in time learn the error of their ways. For thousands of years, many empires have attempted to stamp out the disobedient heretics who refuse to believe what the state wants the people to believe, and we’re still here. The desire for freedom is a powerful force, and we will never surrender it.

Our dignity in quarantine – 
A report from anarchists in Greece

It is not a matter of denying the actual existence of a virus going around, but to realize that the knowledge of its characteristics, how it spreads, how it can be tackled, but also the data concerning its impact, is in the hands of scientists around the globe, who often don’t agree even among themselves about how to interpret them or what practical conclusions they would entail.