Deep State Desperately Tries (and Fails) to Attach QAnon to the NZ Shooting
Justin Deschamps, Stillness in the Storm, 03/17/2019
(Stillness in the Storm Editor) How do you know that something is a threat to the Deep State? Because the propaganda media tries to attach any reprehensible event to that threat so as to convince the people it needs to be dealt with, harshly.
This is an age-old tactic of scapegoating, resting on ancient biological disgust mechanisms that we recognize as unthinking mob mentality. In this case, the media is using the New Zealand shooting tragedy, and all the emotions generated therefrom, to paint QAnon (and its supporters) as racist, white supremacists.
In my view, this is a good sign. I mean the so-called alliance is winning the hearts and minds of the people.
A disgust mechanism is an ancient tool used to incentivize the avoidance of something in the environment. In nature, an animal is compelled to avoid a rotting piece of food because it smells bad. The smell triggers a response in the brain that generates strong negative emotions, which are then associated with the object in question. The same fundamental mechanism is at work in human beings, but with a twist.
Due to the fact human beings possess a reflective and self-referencing mind, a person’s disgust mechanism can be weaponized against them. By that, I mean, humans are not just disgusted by physical things, like the smell of rotting garbage, they’re also disgusted by ideas and the people that are associated with them.
In society, we call these taboos and the people that dare to entertain them as deplorables, the unclean. Additionally, people are also influenced by ingroup dynamics—we are strongly motivated to gain acceptance in a social group, so much so, when confronted with the choice to form a strong opposing opinion or go along with the crowd, most people choose the crowd.
What’s more, disgust responses are extremely strong and ancient emotional triggers. They shut down holistic brain function, and divert blood flow away from the neocortex, toward the animalistic emotional centers of the brain. In short, when you feel a disgust response, your mind stops thinking rationally and operates out of emotion only. You go into fight or flight mode, ultimately seeking to destroy and stamp out the thing you have identified as revolting.
The way the strategy works is fairly simple.
Create a social group formed around a set of values, truths, and cultural beliefs.
Make people feel accepted by that social group by espousing or identifying with the specified beliefs.
Engineer or use a real event, that is seen by the social group as reprehensible, associating it to the target you’re trying to ostracize, decry, or smear.
Use emotional appeals and moral panic tactics to associate the target to the reprehensible act—without citing any hard evidence.
Promote a moral panic that is directed at the target so it becomes part of the belief systems of the social group. Now, if you don’t believe what the group does, you’re an outcast. (Think: hatred for people who don’t hate Trump).
This formula has been used for centuries to steer public opinion. It is a very old and effective strategy that draws upon instantiated biological programs and fundamental psychological aspects of human nature.
Examples of this method can be found in war propaganda from WWI.
In these examples, the horrible act of killing or eating babies is at center stage, activating the disgust response in onlookers. Once done, the strong emotions of revulsion are associated with the villain depicted in the image, in this case, a German soldier. The energy charge of the emotions overwhelms the rational process of investigation, causing most people to invest themselves fully in the belief that the villain is the cause.
At this point, the propaganda or mind control tactic has achieved its goal: the person now feels a strong personal desire to discharge their upset, through a presumed moral justification to do violence against the target. They now act like Deep State pawns, telling everyone around them that if they don’t believe what they do, they must be part of the problem.
This method works to cause division within social groups that can be used for many purposes.
At this point, it should hopefully be clear how pervasive and widely used this tactic of mass mind control is. Think about how Trump and those who support him are labeled Nazis—it’s the same tactic.
Below, you’ll find an article that is one of the best examples of this invocation of disgust program tactic. In this case, the horror of the NZ shooting is used as a vehicle to direct disgust and hatred toward QAnon, and by extension, those who support or follow that body of work. Thus, if you buy into this propaganda, you’ll start to feel strong disgust and revulsion for QAnon and those that follow the movement.
Read the article carefully. Look for how they use emotional charge and carefully crafted appeals to your morality as a pretext to paint QAnon as equal to the NZ shooter.
Now that your eyes have been opened to this strategy, carefully examine other events to understand how much this is used today.
The solution is to get out of a triggered state and face the issue with your mind intact. Use logic and reason to make sound and substantive judgments. In short, learn how to discern through proper investigation and evidence instead of your emotions, which the Deep State knows exactly how to manipulate.