covid-19 torture

Comment: Amazing Polly presents an interesting angle on the coronavirus plandemic in the form of a question: Does our government's handling of the coronavirus constitute torture? Here she presents a compelling case that the measures and guidelines (at this point reaching absurd levels) foisted on the general public contain within them many (if not all) elements of torture as described by Amnesty International's report.

When we factor in ponerology and the fact that the controlling elite are looking for total and complete control of the population, the use of psychological and physical torture on the public to increase compliance is certainly an appealing methodology for them to use.

The main points of the presentation have been transcribed below, with some slight editing of content for clarity.

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In this video, I want to ask the audience a question. It's a serious question and I'll go through the evidence of why I'm asking it in a minute. The question is this: does the handling of this virus amount to torture? On the face of it, it might seem like a ridiculous question and I can already hear the objections to it. But I'm going to take you through evidence from an Amnesty International report from 1975, where they took a deep look at torture, what constitutes it, what it does to people and what methods actual torturers have used in this thing called "no touch torture". It's psychological torture, it's mental torture. By the end of this I hope that you will see that the question doesn't have an easy answer.

In fact, I think you will come to the conclusion that, yes, indeed, the responses to this coronavirus in many regions of the world do in fact amount to torture. I'm going to also talk about why they would want to do this very briefly, at the end.

Let's begin by looking at excerpts from this 1975 Amnesty International report on torture. I want to take you to page 34, where they are going through the four elements of torture. They say that at least two persons must be involved, the torturer and a victim or victims, and that the victim is under the physical control of the torturer. They move to the second element, which is "the basic one of the infliction of acute pain and suffering". They specify in this paragraph that:
Definitions that would limit torture to physical assaults on the body exclude 'mental' and 'psychological' torture which undeniably causes acute pain and suffering, and must be incorporated in any definition.
The third element of torture identified in the Amnesty International report on torture says that the intention of the torturer must be to make the victim submit, to break his will and destroy his humanity. And finally, they say "torture implies a systemic activity with a rational purpose". It says:
The unwitting, and thus accidental, infliction of pain, is not torture. Torture is the deliberate infliction of pain, and it cannot occur without the specific intent of the torturer. Inherent in this element of purpose are the goals or motives for employing torture, and while torture can be used for a variety of purposes, it is most generally used to obtain confessions or information, for punishment, and for the intimidation of the victim and third persons. The first two motives relate directly to the victim, while the purpose of intimidation, in wide use today as a political weapon, is intended to be a deterrent to others as well as the victim.
So, in those four elements we see where Amnesty International defines the boundaries and they finally come up with a concrete definition that they use for the remainder of their report and it is this:
The definition of torture adopted here is: 'Torture is the systematic and deliberate infliction of acute pain in any form by one person on another, or on a third person, in order to accomplish the purpose of the former against the will of the latter.'
TLDR; they want to force people to do something. Amnesty International describes a little bit about how this mechanism works when they talk about torture as a stress. In physical torture, one of the big things that they do is they bind people into very uncomfortable body positions. We've seen this over and over, and that is body stress, that's physical stress, but torture can be a mental stress too.

In this section, Amnesty International describes torture as stress and they go through acute (short-lived) shock response type stress, sub-acute (medium term) stress which produces anxiety response but allows the victim to maintain morale and personal integrity and then through to the chronic response to stress which is long-standing. It includes depression, suicidal ideation, dissociation, derealization, regression, becoming accident-prone, a loss of will to live, and possibly suicide.

This is the stage the torturers want people to get to. They want to move everybody through the shock. Now this report is all about POWs, remember, but we can apply this more widely and that's what I'm going to do shortly.

Let's say when you first get taken prisoner, their experiences of acute stress might be the initial capture. Then the sub-acute stress is when they don't know what's going on and they're first being interrogated. They may be left hungry, may be left sleeping in terrible conditions and this sort of thing but in that condition the soldier still believes in the mission. He still believes that he can get out of there. He still believes he can cope with the torture that they're putting him through. Then, if it goes on long enough, they move to this chronic stress phase which, as you see, results in more devastating results. This can all be done without ever touching the prisoner.

An interesting side note here before we move on to more specifics in this general area of torture. They say that in chronic stress, people give up. They give up their will to live, they lose their normal responses and desires, but they also say giving up could take other forms. In their study of soldiers who were POWs for a longer period of time they say men became susceptible to illnesses like bronchopneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, coronary disease, TB and cancer.

Look how many of those are bronchial. What would a bronchial stress response look like today in the paradigm they have created? They would make you a suspect of having covid, wouldn't they? So, you're super stressed, you develop branchial symptoms and you go to the doctor. They're going to lump you in with the covid people thereby increasing your stress and putting you into their system more deeply. Nobody wants to be involved in this contact tracing thing or be forced to be intubated or be separated from their loved ones. Nobody wants that. So, it's an evil genius type of torture that I say we're under right now. That our stress responses themselves are used against us.

Amnesty International goes on to describe how people are manipulated and how they resist. They say:
It is the transition from the subacute to the chronic stress response that the torturer seeks to orchestrate, initially by systematically weakening the subject. This forms part of the classic pattern of manipulation described by the post-Korean War research of Biderman. Biderman was instrumental in debunking the myth that Chinese had used, mysterious or magical means to 'brainwash' the Allied Prisoners of War. With Harlow, Farber and West (and others) he classified manipulative techniques according to a scheme known as DDD (Dependency, Debility and Dread).
The coercive technique for psychological torture: induced dependency, debility and dread. So, let's look at that. Now keep in mind they're looking at this from an interrogator point of view, so they say questioners here, but you can replace it with coercers or torturers.

First part, debility (physical weakness):
For centuries, 'questioners' have employed various methods of inducing physical weakness: prolonged constraint; prolonged exertion; extremes of heat; cold or moisture; and deprivation of sleep. The assumption is that lowering the subject's physiological resistance will lower his psychological capacity for resistance; however, there's been no scientific investigation of this assumption.
That is absolutely not true.

They go on:
Many psychologists consider the threat of inducing debility to be more effective than debility itself. Prolonged constraint or exertion, sustained deprivation of food, or sleep, etc. often become patterns to which the subject adjusts by becoming apathetic withdrawing into himself, in search of escape from the discomfort or tension. In this case, debility would be counterproductive.
What they mean there, of course, is that, if you're trying to get your victim to take some action or answer some question, rendering him incapacitated is counterproductive to your particular mission. So, it really depends on what your mission is, whether or not debility would work for you.
Another coercive technique is to manipulate the subject's environment to disrupt patterns, not to create them, such as arranging meals and sleep should be granted irregularly, in more than abundance or in less than adequacy, on no discernible time pattern. This will is done to disorient the subject and destroy his capacity to resist.
As you're listening. I hope you're reflecting this on our current situation. Nobody can deny that that is what's happened with lockdown, with mask wearing, with social distancing.

Once debility is achieved they can induce a dependency back on to the torturer. The victim is helplessly dependent upon the torturer for the satisfaction of all basic needs. Seems obvious how that applies to our current situation and finally, once the chronic stress phase is reached, the victim goes into a sense of dread, intense fear and anxiety:
Sustained long enough, a strong fear of anything, vague or unknown induces regression.

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A word of caution: If the debility-dependency-dread state is unduly prolonged, the subject may sink into a defensive apathy from which it is hard to arouse him.
If you are a torturer in search of answers and information from your subject, you don't want him to regress totally into the fetal position and just give up on life, because you need things from him. I argue that in our current situation, with the coronavirus torture, what they want from their victims, all of us, is basically for us to regress to a childlike state. The only thing they want from us is for us to blindly obey them. They don't need answers from us; they need exactly nothing from us. They just want to control us completely.

Okay, earlier we mentioned Biderman. He was the one that said, "look, the Chinese, they're not magic. They're just using basic psychological manipulation". That's how they are getting these soldiers to make these crazy confessions and give them all this wrong information or, right information. They just applied psychological torture to them. It's "no touch torture" is another way of putting this. Also, another word for torture in this context is coercion.

So, we look at Biderman's chart of coercion and they list the general methods in the left column: isolation; monopolization of perception; induced debility and exhaustion; threats; occasional indulgences, demonstrating 'omnipotence'; degradation and enforcing trivial demands.

biderman chart of coercion 1
biderman chart of coercion 2
Did you recognize any of those in what we're going through right? Now, let's look at some things that came to my mind when I first read this list.

1. Isolation

Are they doing that to us? It's obvious that they are. They've got us in self isolation and they even use that word. As far as the variants, are we in complete solitary confinement? Well, sometimes some people are. They are in the hospital without being able to contact or see their loved ones at all. Think of nursing homes. That's also group isolation, but individual patients are basically in complete solitary confinement. The other examples of this that we are going through right now are the travel quarantines and the social circles. In my province, they're trying to get you to write out ten people that they will allow you to see without any restrictions, a form of semi-isolation.

2. Monopolization of perception

What comes to my mind with monopolization of perception is the 24/7 news cycle and the censorship of any opposing voices. I think of their repeated phrases that they are all using and that they're putting on signage and social media, the troll armies, the sock puppet armies and even the paid sort of shills like that one with David Brock, Media Matters, that go out and they just amplify the message of the torturers. They talk about monopolization of perception being physical isolation as well, so that brings back the self-isolation issue. They guilt trip us with "you've brought this on yourselves", "you're killing people with your selfishness", then they mention 'barren environments, restricted movement, monotonous food'. Well, the shutdowns of the businesses make a barren environment. They don't let us cross borders in some cases, we're not allowed in stores, they've closed restaurants and that's monotonous food, we've had food shortages, that's monotonous food. They've closed gyms, hospitals and clinics.

3. Induced debility and exhaustion

If you can't look after yourself, you're going to be debilitated and weakened mentally and physically. They mention semi-starvation, exposure, exploitation of wounds. And for those I can think of the food shortages, the closures of restaurants, the not getting together with your family. Some people are dependent on family dinners or meals on wheels so, semi-starvation.

It may not be as dramatic for most of us as it is for some of us, but I think it still could be considered a feature of this lockdown. Exposure, which, for a prisoner of war would be something like being left freezing cold, would be for us the outdoor lineups out in the elements. I was lined up in the snow. I was lined up in the rain. I have been lined up in the beating sun with no relief. Why aren't they putting shelters anywhere? I mean maybe it's just where I am, but there's not a single business that asks you to line up outside, which has provided even a tent cover. You know, those things people use at art fairs and that? They're not even providing that for people.

So, if this was really about 'care and concern' and 'we're all in this together' and we want to make everybody 'healthy and comfortable and happy', why, after these long months, have they not put shelters up? That's one of the things for me that gives the whole game away.

Exploitation of wounds, I think, is the contact tracing. They tell you you've tested positive, even if you're showing no symptoms and then they exploit that. They exploit your diagnosis to put you in this contact tracing Stasi tracking system.

Sleep deprivation comes from the stress, we're all feeling. Many people have told me that they have not been able to sleep a full night or they wake up startled. You know when you have that anxiety and you wake up suddenly?

Prolonged constraint, prolonged interrogation. What do they mean by prolonged? This was supposed to be 15 days to stop the spread, if you recall. Then it was 30 days to stop the spread and how long is it now? They've given up even using that catchphrase, because obviously it would be embarrassing for them at this point.

4. Threats

It cultivates anxiety and despair. Well, there's threats all over the place from this thing! Let me start with this collection of headlines. Some of these are from March:

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There's been so many more since then. Think how often they've reiterated "a second wave might come," "If you don't do this, more people will die," "You are putting immunocompromised people at risk with your selfishness and you're, going to cause massive suffering if you don't do what we say." So yes, threats are a main feature of this torture and coercion from the covid response.

There's other threats too. Your children will be removed if you test positive and haven't made other arrangements. They threatened us that we're all going to have to take this vaccine, the likes of which has never been seen before, these RNA vaccines. And that the vaccines might have tracking chips or ID chips in them. These are threats. Saying that this is the new normal is a threat. That they're never going to give us back full access to our liberties that we had only five months ago. The threat of going to the hospital, the threat of getting sick and being pulled into this diabolical system as a patient. Now you're a covid patient. Now what's going to happen?

There's all kinds of examples here. There's threats of death - yes. We have that threats of non-return - yes. That's the new normal. Threats of endless interrogations and isolation - yes, threatening that we're going to get into this contact tracing circle. Threats against family - yes, CPS removes the children. Vague threats - yes. There's too many vague threats to even count.

5. Occasional indulgences

What have they given to us? Well remember corporations were offering free delivery and small sales and different perks for people to be good corporate citizens, do you remember that? That's an indulgence for us. That goes with the occasional favours. Fluctuations of interrogators attitudes? Yes, that comes into play when we look at how they treated the BLM protests and the pride protests where they've actually said that BLM protests didn't spread covid. That's what they've told us and yet flip that around (whether you like him or not) they've said Trump rallies are dangerous and shouldn't be held because of the risk of spreading covid.

We can see this with all kinds of things. Why are we allowed in Walmart and the liquor store, but we're not allowed in mom-and-pop shops? So, these are the indulgences but they're giving them to themselves and their corporate partners mostly. They give rewards for partial compliance. We can get things back if we just agree to wear masks. We can get things back if we just agree to always and forever continue social distancing and they're going to come along with their "you can get to travel if you take the vaccine". This is on the chart of coercion and coercion is another word for torture.

6. Demonstrating 'omnipotence'

Well, obviously they've done that. They shut down the entire world economy and they had corporations eating out of their hands or was it the corporations that did this in the first place? There's certainly an argument to be made about that. Omnipotence is when you can be a war criminal, practically, not even a doctor, and everyone refers to you as Dr. Ted Rose of the World Health Organization, and we should all listen to you. That's omnipotence. If you can go to that level where nobody questions you in spite of your record, and you can lay down rules for the world, that's pretty omnipotent.

7. Degradation

"Makes cost of resistance appear more damaging to self-esteem than capitulation" - yes. I don't want to wear a mask, but guess what we'll punish you more. Even if you don't get sick, we'll punish you for not wearing a mask. It says, "reduces prisoner to animal level concerns" and it's true. How many people stocked up on toilet paper and food and firewood, and things like that? We were concerned mainly with survival. It is so sad that in the Western world this handful of public health activists and some corporations and some NGOs, they've reduced us to that. We live in abundance, but they've reduced us to that.

I mean I can think of tons of examples: closure of salons and only allowing us to buy essential items - that degrades us. The mobbing, the de-platforming, the name-calling, that's degrading. Masking is degrading. Social distancing is degrading. Young people directing old people on how to line up or where to stand in stores, that's degrading. Separation of ourselves from our loved ones, that's degrading, Holding our elders hostage in nursing homes - that's extremely degrading.

8. Enforcing trivial demands

This develops in the victim a habit of compliance. Well, almost everything that I've said already today is the enforcement of trivial demands: stand six feet apart; follow the arrows; go in and out of certain doors; show support; get out there and clap and cheer and call grocery store clerks 'hero first responders' or else you will face social consequences. I think it's clear that the steps they are taking in the name of covid-19 amount to coercion, which amounts to torture.

We looked at these four elements of torture right at the beginning, we'll let's sum up.

4 elements of torture
First element of torture involves at least two persons, torture and victim. Yes, the torturers are the public health officials using lackeys and government, media, police and even radicalized fellow victims. And the victims are all the citizens of most countries.

Second, the victim is under physical control of the torturer. Well, we're not talking about prisoner of war camps, so we are not locked up in a cell, but we are controlled physically by our torturers.

elements of torture 1
These amount to physical control of victim by torturer.

Let's look at the second element of torture: The infliction of acute pain and suffering, including mental and psychological pain and suffering.

elements of torture 2
We'll refer back to Biderman's chart of coercion for all of those many examples of acute pain and suffering. Of note here: the Geneva Convention says that no physical or mental torture, nor any form of coercion may be inflicted on prisoners of war. I can hear them now: "well, you're, not prisoners of war so technically it doesn't count," but the spirit is there and we are being coerced. So, what they're doing to us is in violation of the spirit of the Geneva Convention.

The next element of torture, number three: There is implicit in the notion of the torture that the torturer wants the victim to submit. The torturer wants to break the victim in order to destroy his humanity.

elements of torture 3
In this case, of covid-19, they are not listening to what the electorate wants. They are trying to force us to submit and therefore I believe that matches with one of the criteria of the elements of torture. Since they are moving us along and prolonging the stress, they are bringing us all into the chronic stage where the victims of the coercion become broken and their compliance will be all but guaranteed.

This brings us to the fourth element of torture: The torture is a systematic activity with a rational purpose.

This is where I have to help people to see. Some of you probably already see it, I get it. I preach to the choir a lot. But for new people coming along saying "well this is just an unfortunate side effect of how they have to handle the pandemic," I want to propose to you that they have a different purpose in mind. This isn't really about a pandemic at all. It's about the part where they break our will.

So, let's first define systemic to see if there's a systematic effort underway here. Definition of systematic: done or acting according to a fixed plan or system; methodical.

elements of torture 4
Is the covid-19 response methodical? Well, remember there was immediate agreement on the status and reaction to the pandemic across national boundaries, local boundaries, political parties, and by world bodies, NGOs and corporations. We had and still have, in some cases, frequent daily and/or regularly scheduled press appearances by officials and spokespeople about this matter. A domination of information is about this covid-19 reaction.

We had rapid production and distribution of signage, pamphlets, guidance materials, stickers for the floors. We had rapid universal adoption of new protocol across almost every major corporation. Media is speaking with one voice worldwide, so we have narrative homogeneity. Censorship is happening. Contradictory information either has warning labels on it or you can't see it at all.

There's public shaming rituals against dissenters. There was the rollout of government handouts to affected persons and businesses ready to go. Invasion into our smartphone settings for the purposes of tracking. Note: ditch your smartphone!

Now, let's look at rational. Is there a rational element to this torture? Definition of rational: based on or in accordance with reason or logic. What is rational to globalists is not immediately seen as rational to everyday citizens and, let's face it, it's the globalists that are guiding this response.

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More and more lately they are coming straight out and saying it. The mayor of Chicago absolutely stated clearly that they want to hire people who are in line with the goals of the New World Order:
... and you make a mandate, and then you do training. Particularly in the city I'll call the licensing departments, whether it's zoning, buildings, housing will be impacted by it, planning certainly. And you pick the people to run those agencies and the deputies... that are pledging allegiance to the New World Order and good governance

-Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, 2020
A highly placed elite in Canada, her name is Jodi butts, was just made editor of a literary magazine and in her tweet about it she said that she was happy to put Canada in a good standing in the New World Order:

jodi butts tweet
So, when we look at whether or not there's a systematic, rational reason for the enacting of this torture, that's the reason. They need to break us. They want to break our spirit and our resistance to the Great Reset or the Green New Deal or the Fourth Industrial Revolution or the New World Order. Whatever words you like. And the reason they need to break us before they bring it in fully is because the elements of this plan are so extreme and radical that they know they would be fought on every front in many areas all over the world. This would be a very long implementation process for them

So, if they can weaken us in advance through this covid thing: the breakup family relationships; destroy the bonds between people; get children out of school; overwork parents; throw hundreds of thousands, millions of people out of work and continue dangling this threat that the pandemic might come back any day over our heads, we will be demoralized by all of this if they let it go on long enough.

Through that demoralization they can eliminate hard currency. They can put all schooling online. They can change to telehealth. They can let NGOs and the tech companies take over policing, and you see all of it. You see all of that happening right now, among other things. So, is the torture a systemic activity with a rational purpose? To them It is.

I want to close with this because it addresses another objection I'm sure some will be thinking upon reading this and that is "that we have to do this, it's for the greater good." Well, Amnesty International had this to say when talking about torture:
Those who consciously justify torture, and are not candid enough to state that they use it to defend their own power and privilege, rely essentially on the philosophic argument of a lesser evil for a greater good. They reinforce this with an appeal to the doctrine of necessity - the existential situation [covid] forces them to make a choice between two evils...
Allow freedom and liberty and have the virus "spread"? Or lock everyone down, take everyone's freedom and choices and financial well-being and relationships away, and maybe fewer people will get sick. That's what they're presenting to us and some people are buying it. Look at this comment I saw on Twitter:

selfish tweet
They have put this collectivist mentality into so many people that, in effect, the torturers are now being joined by many of their victims, who are helping them torture their other fellow citizens.

Please add your comments down below of the things this brings to mind and answer the original question that I posed: does the handling of this virus amount to torture?

I truly believe that once you can name what's happening to you, you can begin to recover your morale and your ability to fight it and your spirit because it's happening to all of us. All of us are in this right now, together. Ha! I'll steal their phrase and I'll use it for good. We are all being tortured right now, but once you see it, it can be a bit of a game, it really can and then you can also help save others from this depression and anxiety cycle they're probably all going through right now too. So, let's turn this around on them.