by Steve Watson
May 17, 2021
When the people who orchestrated the Great Panic of
2020 admit that they purposely used 'totalitarian
fear tactics' to manipulate their population into
compliance with dystopian policies, then you are
looking straight into the face of tyranny.
Scientists in the UK working as advisors for the government have
expressed regret for using what they now admit to be "unethical" and
"totalitarian" methods of instilling fear in the population in order
to control behavior during the 'pandemic', according to
The London Telegraph reports (below insert) the comments made
by Members of the Scientific 'pandemic' Influenza Group on Behavior (SPI-B),
a sub-committee of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies
(Sage) the government's chief scientific advisory group.
May 14, 2021
Members of Scientific
'pandemic' Influenza Group on Behavior
express regret about 'unethical' methods Scientists on a
committee that encouraged the
use of fear to control people's
behavior during the Covid 'pandemic' have admitted its work was
"unethical" and "totalitarian".
One scientist said the Government
very worried about compliance and they thought
wouldn't want to be locked down'.
Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Members of the Scientific
'pandemic' Influenza Group on Behavior
regret about the tactics in a new book about the role of
psychology in the Government's Covid-19 response.
SPI-B warned in March last year
that ministers needed to increase,
"the perceived level of
personal threat" from Covid-19 because "a substantial number
of people still do not feel sufficiently personally
Gavin Morgan, a
psychologist on the team, said:
"Clearly, using fear as a
means of control is not ethical. Using fear smacks of
It's not an ethical stance for
any modern government. By nature I am an optimistic person,
but all this has given me a more pessimistic view of
Mr. Morgan spoke to author
Laura Dodsworth, who has spent a year investigating the
Government's tactics for her book
A State of Fear,
published on Monday.
Ministers have faced repeated
accusations that they ramped
up the threat from the 'pandemic' to justify
and coerce the public into abiding by them - a claim that will
be examined by the forthcoming
public inquiry into the 'pandemic' response.
The report quotes a
briefing from March 2020, as the first lockdown was decreed, that
stated the government should drastically increase,
"the perceived level
of personal threat" that the virus poses because "a substantial
number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally
One scientist with the
SPI-B admits that,
"In March  the
Government was very worried about compliance and they thought
people wouldn't want to be locked down.
discussions about fear being needed to encourage compliance, and
decisions were made about how to ramp up the fear."
The unnamed scientist
"The way we have used
fear is dystopian."
The scientist further
"The use of fear has
definitely been ethically questionable. It's been like a weird
experiment. Ultimately, it backfired because people became too
scientist on the subcommittee professed,
"You could call
psychology 'mind control'. That's what we do… clearly we try and
go about it in a positive way, but it has been used nefariously
in the past."
Another scientist warned
"We have to be very
careful about the authoritarianism that is creeping in," adding
"people use the 'pandemic' to grab power and drive through things
that wouldn't happen otherwise."
According to the report,
another researcher with the group acknowledged that,
"Without a vaccine,
psychology is your main weapon," adding that "Psychology has had
a really good epidemic, actually."
Yet another scientist on
the subcommittee stated that they have been,
"stunned by the weaponization of behavioral psychology" over the past year, and
warned that "psychologists didn't
seem to notice when it stopped being altruistic and became
"They have too much power and it intoxicates them", the
scientist further warned.
The comments were
collected by author Laura Dodsworth, for her book A State of Fear,
out today, that explores the government's actions during the
When The Telegraph asked the subcommittee for comment on the
findings, SPI-B psychologist Gavin Morgan replied,
"Clearly, using fear
as a means of control is not ethical. Using fear smacks of
totalitarianism. It's not an ethical stance for any modern
Morgan added that,
"By nature I am an
optimistic person, but all this has given me a more pessimistic
view of people."
Commenting on the
revelations, Conservative Steve Baker, a member of a group of
anti-lockdown MPs said,
"If it is true that
the state took the decision to terrify the public to get
compliance with rules, that raises extremely serious questions
about the type of society we want to become."
"Do I fear that Government policy today is playing into the
roots of totalitarianism? Yes, of course it is," Baker urged.
The government state of fear continues minute by minute, as
government ministers are now suggesting that so called 'freedom day'
in the UK (a situation where the government permits people to have
basic rights is not freedom) on June 21st is under threat
because a sizeable portion of the population is refusing to take the