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grarpamp grarpamp at gmail.com
Sat Apr 3 00:23:45 PDT 2021


A Step-By-Step Look At How COVID Passport Propaganda Works

Authored by Adam Dick via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPYMgwN-oII Fareed Zakaria and Arthur
Caplan Conspire as textbook apologists to Brainwash and Control you

With reports that President Joe Biden’s administration is planning for
imposing a vaccine passport mandate in America, expect to see in the
media a deluge of vaccine passport propaganda. What will that
propaganda look like? A template illustrating several elements you can
expect to see in the propaganda push was provided several weeks ago in
a CNN interview.

In the first week of March, host Fareed Zakaria and his guest Arthur
Caplan provided at CNN a textbook example of how to present vaccine
passport propaganda to the American people. Let’s look at some of the
major elements of the propaganda template as demonstrated by Zakaria
and Caplan.

1) Include some short expression that the idea of vaccine passports
can be troubling, but make sure to only bring this up superficially.
This is accomplished in the CNN segment by starting with a clip from a
short scene from the movie Casablanca. In the clip, a policeman asks
to see a man’s "papers," the man says he does not have them, and the
policeman responds, "in that case we’ll have to ask you to come
along." Not shown is the remainder of the scene in which the accosted
man, after presenting apparently expired papers, attempts to flee only
to be gunned down. Not showing the full scene demonstrates the care
demanded in the propaganda to not allow any depiction of potential
dire consequences from imposing vaccine passports.

2) Frame the imposing of a vaccine passport mandate as something that
is both inevitable and threatens only minimal, if any, harm. Zakaria
accomplishes this task with the first sentence he utters to begin the
media segment. Zakaria states: "From Casablanca to today, a demand to
produce personal documents can be uncomfortable, but, post-pandemic,
it’s something we’ll all likely have to get more and more comfortable
with." Masterfully, Zakaria, in addition to minimizing the problems
with passports as just causing discomfort, asserts that even that
discomfort with time will disappear, suggesting objecting to vaccine
passports is just an irrational or silly reaction.

3) Bring on a guest who, despite his description making him sound like
someone who would be looking out for the interests of people concerned
about vaccine passports, pretty much says that vaccine passports are
the best thing since sliced bread. In the CNN interview the guest
performing this role is Arthur Caplan, who Zakaria introduces as a
"medical ethicist" and "professor at NYU." A medical ethicist will
surely provide some warning about dangers from vaccine passports,
right? Yes, in many cases. But, Caplan is not that sort of medical
ethicists. He is the one picked to be interviewed in a media segment
designed to promote acceptance of vaccine passports.

4) Reiterate that vaccine passports are inevitable, and that people
should support them. Zakaria hits the nail on the head with this,
presenting this first question to his guest: "So explain why you
think, basically, that this is the future and we should be comfortable
with it."

    Here's my "vaccine passport" pic.twitter.com/W7jQetW719
    — Rep. Jeff Duncan (@RepJeffDuncan) March 31, 2021

5) Declare that vaccine passports must be imposed on the American
people because of coronavirus. Caplan accomplishes this task in his
first words in the media segment. He states: "Well, I’m sure that the
future holds vaccine passports for us, partly to protect against the
spread of Covid." Of course, as coronavirus has turned out not to be a
major danger to most people, imposing a vaccine passport mandate to
counter it makes no more sense than doing it to counter any other of
many diseases. But, this is not a topic to be brought up when selling
people on vaccine passports. Fearmongering, no matter how ridiculously
unjustified, is the name of the game. This is the fraudulent message
people are encouraged to act on without much critical thought:
Coronavirus is gonna kill us all unless we take the shots and show our

6) Say that mandating vaccine passports is really no big deal because
of some other supposedly very similar restriction to which some people
are already subjected. Caplan states: "And, you know, it’s not a new
idea, we have it for yellow fever; there are about more than a dozen
countries that say you can’t come in if you haven’t been vaccinated
against yellow fever, and many others require you to show proof of
vaccination if you transit through those countries." Are the yellow
fever-related requirements justified? Caplan does not say more than
that, because these somewhat similar restrictions exist someplace, the
mandating of vaccine passports in America is fine. That’s medical
ethicist reasoning? Anyway, the yellow fever stuff, because most
Americans have no experience with or knowledge of it, is a fine
example for the propaganda. Few watchers of the segment will have any
basis for questioning the current practice that is used to justify the
new desired mandate. One big difference, though, jumps out on further
consideration. Caplan explains that the yellow fever requirements
apply for just coming to several countries. In contrast, Zakaria early
in the interview says the vaccine passports that will, he claims,
inevitably be imposed on Americans will be required for people "to get
on an airplane, to go to a concert, or to go back to work." The
vaccine passport mandate is, thus, much more troublesome for most
Americans than yellow-fever-related requirements for entry into a few
countries that most Americans never visit. But, the point is to
quickly present the example as if it provides conclusive support no
matter how far that representation is from the truth.

7) Dismiss as insignificant people’s concerns about being required, in
order to go about their daily activities, to present a vaccine
passport and to take a vaccine, or, really, an experimental
coronavirus vaccine that is not even a vaccine under the normal
meaning of the term. Assert instead that the only danger to freedom
could be something theoretical that could be additionally required in
the future. Here is how Zakaria puts it in a question to Caplan: "What
about the concerns that many people have about privacy, about the
privacy of their health data, that, you know, is there a slippery
slope here — 'OK, I’m comfortable telling you whether or not I have
Covid, but does that mean it becomes OK to ask about other things?'"
Of course, many people are justifiably wary of being pressured to take
the shots and then having their mandated vaccine passport used to
track them as they go about their daily activities. That is why this
media segment and others like it are being presented, after all.

8) Dismiss any concern that vaccine passports can in fact harm
freedom. Instead, describe people as benefiting from and gaining
freedom by their being mandated to take experimental coronavirus
vaccines and present vaccination passports in order to go about their
daily activities. Oh yeah, and keep quiet about all the mass
surveillance facilitated by a vaccine passport program, the
vaccinations-based caste system resulting from the mandate that will
make people who do not take the shots suffer, and how the vaccine
passport program can be expanded to advance many additional types of
control over people. Here is how Caplan puts it: "With a Covid
certification, you’re going to gain freedom, you’re going to gain
mobility, and I’m going to suggest that you’re probably going to be
able to get certain jobs." Talk about turning things on their head.
The mandate really means that people who do not comply will be barred
from the mobility they already have and fired from their jobs. Freedom
is supported by rejecting the mandate, not by supporting it.

9) Insist that the vaccine passport mandate is fine because it will be
applied equally to all people. This is something Zakaria and Caplan
spend a long time talking about in the CNN segment. Come on guys,
something bad does not become good because it is applied to the
maximum number of people, irrespective of their race, sex, or
whatever. We are dealing with a mandate here, not giving everyone a
serving of his favorite dessert.

10) Declare that a vaccine passport mandate helps encourage people to
take the shots. (Unlike the other nine elements of the vaccine
passport mandate propaganda template, this one is likely true. Threats
can yield compliance. Still, the threats could deter some people from
taking the experimental coronavirus vaccine shots. It sure makes you
wonder about shots’ supposed safety when an extreme, and
unprecedented, act of force is employed to ensure people take the
shots.) States Caplan in the interview: "It also gives you an
incentive to overcome vaccine hesitancy. Some people are not sure
still whether they want to do the vaccine, but if you promise them
more mobility, more ability to get a job, more ability to get travel,
that’s a very powerful incentive to actually achieve fuller
vaccination." What Caplan is really talking about is coercion. He is
saying that people who would otherwise refuse taking the shots will be
forced to do so by the vaccine passport mandate severely restricting
their activities and even depriving them of the ability to earn an
income so long as they do not give in to the demand they take the
shots. All this authoritarianism is dressed up in deceptive language.
"Vaccine hesitancy" is substituted for "vaccine refusal" to disguise
that the vaccine passport mandate is about stopping people from
exercising free choice. "Incentive" is substituted for "coercive

Watch Zakaria and Caplan’s interview here:

Hopefully, many people will see through the deception and be able to
prevent the implementation of the vaccine passport mandate Zakaria,
Caplan, and others are promoting in the media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6NPpO4gbeU The result of letting freedom die



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