Most people reading this article right now likely understand the insultingly low attention span of the average American. What is today's top story is often and quickly buried by tomorrow's media outrage, fear mongering or sensationalist nonsense. We are bombarded 24 hours a day by our televisions, computers, and cell phones, with propaganda disguised as "news" — 99% of which is completely negative.
Thanks to the short memories of Americans this news cycle of propaganda can easily sway their attention from one story to the next, spotlighting negativity to keep citizens in a constant state of fear and obedience. We recently witnessed the nature of the easily swayed masses as the corporate press shifted from covid hysteria to Russia hysteria.
The masses temporarily switched out their masked profile pictures in exchange for Ukrainian flags almost overnight and just like that, the Branch Covidians had traded their "mask and jab" mantra for their new one, "I stand with Ukraine."
Obviously there is nothing wrong with standing with the Ukraine as they have been invaded by a thug dictator. In fact, it is quite noble to stand against tyrants. But the selective outrage is embarrassing and the Ukraine emojis show how hollow the sentiment is considering the fact that most of these same folks have been largely silent as children have been slaughtered for 7 years in Yemen.
Essentially, they are outraged because they have been told to be outraged. And, because of short attention spans, that outrage is about to shift once more and it will most likely land back on covid.
The media and the establishment are already setting the stage for covid hysteria once more. After Americans got a much-needed vacation from chief fearmonger himself, Dr. Anthony Fauci, suddenly reappeared in the media. This time, he is telling people to prepare for the possibility of more restrictions.
Last weekend, Fauci told ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos that Americans must be "flexible" and "prepared" to return to COVID-19 restrictions, if cases surge.
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"Remember when the CDC came out with the modification of their metrics which would lead to the guidelines of what regions or counties in the country should have a masking indoor, they made it very clear that as you pull back on restrictions, if we do see a significant surge, particularly one that might result in increased hospitalizations, we have to be prepared to pivot and perhaps reinstitute some of those restrictions. But right now at this point George, I don't see that," he said.
He then added that we still "have a way to go" to getting out of the pandemic.
Chuckling, he told the Stephanopoulos, "I want to make sure we're really out of this before I really seriously consider doing anything different. We're still in this, we have a way to go, I think we're clearly going in the right direction. I hope we stay that way."
After Fauci warned of reinstating restrictions, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden, in an op-ed at the NY Times wrote, "rising Covid cases in Europe, the toll Omicron is taking particularly on unvaccinated elderly people in Hong Kong and slowing vaccinations are warnings that another wave of infections is likely approaching the United States."
"Covid remains ferocious, and Omicron is lethal in an immunologically naïve population," he wrote, blaming the rise in cases on "unvaccinated" people.
Whether or not the likely predictable surge turns out to be deadly, is irrelevant. As we've seen over the last two years, the media can turn a mole hill into a mountain with very little effort. As the easily swayed masses lose interest in their hollow support for Ukraine, their new boogeyman awaits in the studio.
While it may not be covid, because so many people are now relishing their freedoms once more, we've seen the power of persuasion and influence the establishment has to create a boogeyman overnight. So, we must remain vigilant and not succumb to our short attention spans and forgetfulness or that new boogeyman will once again strip our freedoms away as the frightened masses beg the tyrants for safety that will never come.