Call the COVID Hysteria What It Is

Do you know what one of the most common psychological torture tactics is? Isolation. 

Other common tactics of psychological torture, according to the Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas at the University of California, Davis, include indefinite detention and a sense of futility. Threats of death are also a common tactic psychological torturers use. So is degradation and sensory deprivation. 

Torture is defined as “the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons acting alone or on the orders of any authority . . . to force another person to yield information, to make a confession, or for any other reason” (Emphasis added). 

Medical professionals make no definitional distinction between psychological and physical torture. 

Do any of the above tactics of psychological torture sound familiar? They should. Your government leaders, at the direction of Dr. Anthony Fauci and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, have been inflicting them upon you for almost 18 months. 

Lockdowns are the obvious example of isolation. But subtler is the suggestion, which is once again becoming a major talking point among our “public health” and elected officials, that if you do dare to leave your house, standing close to another human being or gathering in groups could be dangerous, even deadly. 

Are you feeling a sense of futility yet? If you’ve refused the vaccine, you might be. How many times can you explain to the brainwashed masses that you have good reason to avoid taking an experimental drug? How long will the hysteria last? How can these mindless leftists possibly continue blindly to follow the immoral authority of the CDC, and somehow have the audacity to label themselves intellectuals? Will we ever return to pre-COVID norms, where a virus didn’t dominate our daily lives? 

You might also feel a sense of futility if your employer, at the behest of your government torturers, is coercing you into taking the vaccine under threat of unemployment. The threat of losing your livelihood is in itself part of the torture. They’re hoping that the idea of financial ruin will break you, and that you’ll finally give in to their demands. 

On the topic of degradation, what could possibly be more degrading than becoming a guinea pig for an experimental drug? Bear in mind that such drugs are normally tested on lab rats. Now, they’re being tested on you.    

Masks are an obvious form of degradation, too. Being forced to wear a dirty cloth diaper over your face for months on end sounds like a fraternity hazing ritual. Only it wasn’t. It was the official policy mandated by nearly every U.S. governor, at the behest of the CDC. Now it’s the official “recommendation.” 

You might have noticed that your mask also deprived you of your sense of smell, or limited your peripheral vision if it crept up your face towards your eyes. There is real sensory deprivation involved in being forced to wear a mask—another hallmark of psychological torture. 

And what about threats of death? Have you heard more than a few people over the past 18 months tell you that if you don’t follow the infallible word of Fauci, that you’ll die? Or worse, that you’ll cause the death of someone you love? Of course you have. That messaging is ubiquitous. 

The overarching theme of all torture is repetition. Such repetition is meant to break you, so you will submit to the will of your torturers. 

Can you think of a group of people who have repeated the CDC’s ridiculous “guidance,” day in and day out, even when it changed on a dime? I can. 

The entire left-wing media apparatus has been almost singularly focused on threatening you, implicitly and sometimes explicitly, 24/7. They threaten you with an untimely death if you dare oppose the authority of the “health experts” and the elected officials who are implementing the will of those “health experts.” 

There are some hallmark effects of psychological torture, which also bear a striking resemblance to the effect of COVID impositions. 

According to UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Law Clinic, among those hallmark effects are depression, anxiety, and increased risk of self-harm. Not coincidentally, cases of depression, anxiety, and suicide have all drastically increased during the COVID pandemic. 

You might be noticing the tactics and effects of psychological torture in your everyday life. The reason is you have been—and are currently being—psychologically tortured by your government in conjunction with the mainstream press, which allows itself to uncritically be used as a megaphone for the powerful. This torture is being conducted intentionally. Pandemic guidelines have rarely, if ever, been about “public health.” They have almost always been about exerting political control over those who are skeptical about the “public health” orders. 

For proof of the intentionality of this torture, simply look at the most basic COVID data. 

COVID-19 predominantly kills the elderly. It rarely kills healthy people under the age of 65. Even more rarely does it kill anyone under the age of 40. Yet, the CDC and the corporate media are entirely unwilling to level with the American people about these basic facts. Everyone who is unvaccinated, they say, is risking their own lives or the lives of others. Neither of those statements is true, but they prefer the panic porn, because like all torturers, they are psychopaths who enjoy torturing you. 

Many, like Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo, are advocating your continued torture. 

“You’ve got to start telling people, if you don’t get vaccinated, you can’t come into this office or this place of business. If you don’t get vaccinated, you can’t come to work,” Lemon told Cuomo on CNN, pushing further isolation of those who don’t toe the vaccine line. “If you don’t get vaccinated, you can’t come into this gym. If you don’t get vaccinated, you can’t get onto this airplane. It has nothing to do with freedom. It has nothing to do with liberty. You don’t have the freedom and the liberty to put other people in jeopardy.” 

COVID restrictions and their hysterical premises are the greatest human rights abuses ever perpetrated against the American people. Yet not a single human rights group has stepped in, because politically, they are in lockstep with your torturers. 

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About Peter D'Abrosca

Peter D'Abrosca is a conservative campaign strategist, author, and columnist. A proud law school dropout, he is not a decorated member of the fancy credentialed class, and that's just the way he prefers it. He considers himself a political outsider who seeks to give a voice to the long-forgotten American working class.

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