Coronavirus: You’ve been brainwashed (Here’s how they did it)

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA

Governments have been using a range of Orwellian mind control tricks during the coronavirus `crisis’. The slogans, the clapping and the symbols have all been carefully used to enable the authorities to take control of our thinking.

I am grateful to Dr Colin Barron, a former NHS doctor and eminent hypnotherapist who is the author of the book `Practical Hypnotherapy, for pointing out to me just how our minds have been taken over and we have been very successfully and skilfully manipulated into believing the lies we have been fed.

Elected governments, aided by specialist behavioural scientists, have been brainwashing millions into accepting the coronavirus propaganda.

The mind is a wonderful thing. It responds in sometimes unpredictable ways. So, for example, if you see a headline which says: `Boris Johnson is an alien’ then most people will probably dismiss it quite readily. But if the headline says `Is Boris Johnson an alien?’ readers will be more likely to suspect that the British Prime Minister might indeed be from another planet. And research shows that if people see a headline which says `Boris Johnson is NOT an alien’ then their suspicions will be raised still higher.

Manipulating and tricking the mind is a professional business.

You’ve been brainwashed and the brainwashing has been very subtle. We’ve all been quietly hypnotised and indoctrinated to accept the new mass hysteria generated by governments everywhere. Many people now enjoy the lockdown and don’t want it to end. It enables them to avoid responsibility for their own lives.

Do you remember who said: `Through clever and constant application of propaganda people can be made to see paradise as hell and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched life as paradise.’?

It was Adolf Hitler, who was a master at mass manipulation and the use of subliminal techniques. And it was Hitler who also commented that it was good fortune for governments that the mass of people did not think.

The Nazis were very good at controlling people’s minds.

Goebbels, who was Hitler’s propaganda chief, once said that if you repeat a lie often enough then people will believe it. He also pointed out that if you want to control a population and you have to deal with opposition then you should accuse the other side of the sin or the trickery which you yourself are using.

So, governments everywhere have been accusing those who are telling the truth of spreading fake news. Anyone who doesn’t toe the party line is dismissed as a dangerous conspiracy theorist – though the big conspiracies have all been coming from governments.

Countries around the world have been promoting slogans to persuade their citizens to behave as required. In China there was a slogan which said `If you love your parents, lock them up’. In Taiwan people were told `To visit each other is to kill each other’.

At first glance the slogans which are heavily advertised in the UK seem harmless enough. We all recognise them.

Some such as `We’re all in this together’ seem fairly innocuous, though we might all be forgiven for adding the rider that we are all in this together unless we work as advisors to the Prime Minister.

The first trio of phrases which were promoted everywhere were:

Keep your distance

Wash your hands


Think of others More recently new phrases have been added to the repertoire:

Stay home

Save lives

Protect the NHS

The rhythm and pattern used in these phrases is not a coincidence. There are usually three words in each phrase and the phrases run in threes. This isn’t a coincidence; it isn’t happenchance.

Using phrases of three words, presented in groups of three, is a technique known as the rule of three in psychological conditioning.

And that’s the reason for the three phrases with which we are all being bombarded. We’ve being trained and taught at the same time. It’s behavioural psychology.

Other hypnotherapists have pointed out that if we repeat phrases often enough then the words and thoughts become implanted in our subconscious minds and then become a belief which motivates our behaviour. And so governments repeat slogans which become beliefs. It’s called auto suggestion – along the lines of `every day in every way I am getting better and better’.

Hitler was also a believer that if a lie was repeated often enough it would eventually be confused with the truth by the greater part of the population.

`People more readily fall victim to the big lie than the small lie,’ said Hitler, `since it would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.’

Hitler used these techniques to control and manipulate the German people and to persuade them to accept the evil things he wanted them to do.

George Orwell who invented Newspeak, also understand the importance of the triple three word phrase. In 1984, his futuristic novel which was written in 1948, Orwell invented the slogan: `War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength’.

If you want a picture of the future, wrote Orwell, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever. Power, he reminded us, is not a means, it is an end.

Everything else that has been happening since February 2020 is part of the brainwashing process.

It has been noticeable that the instructions we have been given have been more like orders. The signs that have popped up like dandelions say Stand here, not Please stand here. And why not? You don’t say `Please’ to prisoners do you?

And then there are the weeks of clapping for carers and medical staff.

Clapping, which probably started innocently and with good intentions, covers up the paradox – the quiet insistent terror that comes from knowing that for all practical purposes there is no health care and we have all been betrayed by politicians and bureaucrats who decided to devote entire health care programmes to caring for a relatively small number of patients who have, or might be thought to have or be susceptible to a flu like virus.

Dr Milton Erickson, an eminent hypnotist, used to give his patients simple tasks to do. He would send them home to clean the attic or count the books they owned. All this was done as part of the process of mind control. Telling people to stand on their doorsteps at 8 pm on Thursdays and to clap is a simple, repetitive task which is part of the mass hypnosis. The clapping may have started out innocently but it was quickly and enthusiastically promoted by the people influencing our lives.

Persuading people to do what you want them to do is part of the hypnotherapy process. Getting people to clap was also important in that it made people believe in the danger of the coronavirus and the bravery of those working in health care. It helped people accept the fact that there were no beds available for patients with cancer or any other disorder.

The rainbow which has suddenly started to appear everywhere is another part of the brainwashing process. Thousands have been so successfully brainwashed that they willingly take part in promoting the symbols and the slogans.

Even the confusing rules about who we can and cannot see were part of the programme. A minister recently told Britons that two people could meet one person but that one person could not meet two people. An obvious contradictory nonsense.

If you confuse and bewilder at the same time that you are frightening people then you unsettle them and create an anxious and obedient population.

And that is what has been going on for weeks.

Bearing all this in mind I have prepared my own triple phrased slogan. Three words and three phrases:

Distrust the government

Avoid mass media

Fight the lies

My slogans fit the brainwashing requirement perfectly. Simple, effective, honest.

So try to remember them:

Distrust the government

Avoid mass media

Fight the lies Copyright Vernon Coleman May 26th 2020