What is the Mass Media’s Role in Creating Trauma During the Coronavirus Panic

What is the Mass Media Doing to Create and Sustain Panic and Trauma During Coronavirus?

All some people have during “lock down” is the black box and its endless stream of “urgent updates” about Coronavirus.  But are enough of us going to be able to disconnect from “the news” to consider what is the mass media doing to our mental and emotional state as a population right now?  

An ally of mine shared via email with a group of about 25 activists that she heard a trauma psychologist on KPCC say about the so-called pandemic that, “Altruism builds Resilence after Trauma.”

That word, trauma, stirred in me a response that I felt called to share.  I replicate and expand a bit on this response here and hope it finds you.

Winnie the Pooh’s Take

Since I was about twenty one, after reading The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff (in which he uses the phrase ‘negative news media’) I have been on a mainstream media fast.  It has not only led to enhanced peace of mind, but I have found that I really haven’t needed to be in its tractor beam in order to know more or less what is going on in the world.

Speaking of cartoons and kids’ entertainment, evidence has been surfacing steadily during the COVID-19/Coronavirus panic that the mainstream corporate media, which used to belong to six transnational for-profit corporate entities and is now mostly owned by Disney, is intentionally fear-mongering to keep We The People afraid and isolated.

What is the Mass Media Gaining From Inducing Fear?
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The reason seems tied to the push by pharmaceutical corporations under Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates for mandatory vaccination (the ingredients of vaccines are not required to be disclosed) and a national tracking system to ensure compliance.

What Is the Mass Media Gaining From Fear-Mongering?

I have been following alternative media and independent investigative journalism through the shut down of the global economy and isolation of the world’s population.   What is the mass media gaining by terrifying The People?  From my research over the last 11 years as well as observation of events like what is happening right now around the world, it would seem that the mass media is following a hidden agenda.  Not one for conspiracy theory (a term invented by the C.I.A. to discredit and discourage citizen journalism, investigation, or research), I am however aware that there is something fishy about this whole pandemic scenario.

Others share this sense.  Yesterday (4/11/20), perhaps the largest resistance movement to expose its shady underbelly shared what they called the best documentary of the year.

It was created by a former Hollywood stunt man turned producer and documents evidence that the trauma we are being put through is not what the mainstream media is telling us it is.  The film provides clear evidence that this dominant media group is creating the trauma and doing it for a reason.

If you are experiencing emotional or mental distress while being made to “self-isolate” and practice “social distancing,” and you’ve got an open mind and about an hour to kill, I highly recommend it.  Here is the link to Out of the Shadows Official.

Peace, ZP