The tactic of emotional manipulation is to disable rational thought – you don’t want people to be logical, empirical and clear headed in thinking about the situation, you wish to sabotage rational processes to swing your “argument” on emotion.
It cleverly puts the recipient on the back foot who rejects this method making them look callous and unfeeling.
Emotional manipulation used this way is cynical and dishonest, and anyone using these methods demands serious scrutiny as to their agenda. They have already raised a huge question about their own morality.
Whatever you do don’t think for yourself. Let your tribe do your thinking for you. That way the overlords know where everyone is, can pitch them against each other and pick off independents.
Politics Is Seeping Into Our Daily Life and Ruining Everything
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The boldness with which the media lies about the source of social problems caused by the government is truly shocking. The countless social ills that have arisen from public policies that are allegedly aimed at controlling coronavirus have been brazenly attributed to a virus by the media. Every single problem that lockdowns have created — widespread unemployment, mental health crises, crushing social isolation — there are too many to mention, has been dishonestly reported by the media as emanating from the Wuhan virus itself.
News articles state that these problems are from “coronavirus,” “COVID-19,” or the “pandemic” in an effort to hide the fact that they are a result of government policy. …
Government policies which prevent people from living and working normally have put people out of work. Children are not out of school because they are sick at home with COVID. They are out of school because the government has closed all the schools. Domestic abuse and relationship problems have not skyrocketed because family members are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms….
Deception of the Media
Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the behavior or perception of others through indirect, deceptive, or underhanded tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at another’s expense, such methods could be considered exploitative and devious.