Since the advent of the covid era in early 2020, Western liberal democracies have witnessed a marked acceleration in the systematic deployment of methods of non-consensual persuasion aimed at ensuring that people act and speak in ways that correspond to the dominant state-determined narrative.
Astute readers will notice that these statements have either been completely vindicated or can be deemed to have been a prudent assessment of complex risk-reward profile of certain irreversible interventions. In summary, the UK Government used taxpayer money to pay a ‘threat interceptor’ to discredit HART’s correct statements and replace these with fictions of their own making.
Who watches the watchmen?
Early this month, HART outlined the detailed mechanisms that have been deployed to crush constructive dissent in the Covid era. The assault on the rational mind has been one of shock & awe — a concerted effort to ridicule, gaslight and coerce those considering the ultimate heresy of questioning what they have been told to believe.
The crushing of dissent throughout the covid era
The recent actions of the financial technology company, PayPal, to close the accounts of subscribers expressing political opinions of which they disapprove, represents the latest example of censorship within so-called liberal democracies.
Corporate-backed censorship does not keep us ‘safe’
One of the most galling tropes of the UK government Covid response, has been that officialdom has been “following the science” to keep everyone ‘safe’.
From news and entertainment to Government propaganda
Since the emergence of the SARS-COV-2 virus in early 2020, TV has morphed into a government transmitter of covert ‘nudges’ and propaganda to persuade us all to behave in ways that the state deems to be for the greater good.
UKHSA is policing mathematical concepts
Public Health England have been replaced by the UK Health Security Agency and the new agency has already made changes in what data is reported but moreover trying to police what people do with it.
Following the Science or the Silence?
HART has recently covered concerns about censorship. Some is more subtle, for example the self-censorship of the JCVI, who last week simultaneously published minutes from all meetings held from May to July.
Censorship is rife
Continuing concerns about the censorship of essentially all voices questioning any aspect pandemic management.
Why we set up HART
29 July 2021 – We make no apologies for asking questions, rejecting censorship and upholding long-established ethics.
What should we be scared of at the moment?
22 July 2021 – Neil Ferguson continues to outperform on pessimism while alternative views are censored and suppressed.
Science without debate is dogma
17 June 2021 – HART members have long been concerned about the lack of scientific debate in the mainstream media and the worrying trend of censorship and harassment of those who question the government’s narrative.
Is the peer-review system broken?
20 May 2021 – Peer-review is supposed to be the gold standard of research, underpinning credibility and accuracy in academic and scientific findings.