Coronavirus: The contagion of Propaganda

by Jon Rappoport

March 2, 2020

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“The virus is coming, the virus is coming.”

As my readers know, I’ve been presenting evidence that this so-called viral epidemic is unproven. I’ve detailed the fraud from a number of angles (archive here).

Here I want to comment on the true contagion of propaganda.

The press is piling on, as it always does. A story, true or false—it doesn’t matter—describes how basic items are disappearing from store shelves in a town like there’s no tomorrow.

The STORY causes fear. So more products disappear from store shelves in more places. Now a NEW story with photos of empty shelves takes center stage. More fear. More panic buying. And so forth and so on. The build-out of propaganda.

The psychological equation is: if there is fear, then the virus must be dangerous. But this is actually like saying: if a man walking on a street at night believes a mugger is about to parachute out of the sky, the sky-mugger must be real.

The story the press should be featuring is: “our coverage of so-called panic is creating panic.” RUN THAT PIECE.

“Today in Manhattan, six greed-head editors of major newspapers and television news outlets met to discuss how their coverage is causing more and more fear. They agreed they were collaborating to incur a desired reaction…”

“Hey, guess what?” five hundred thousand readers and viewers of mainstream news say immediately. “THEY’RE making us afraid.” If only that could happen, we’d be living in a different world.

The press is also cross-cutting stories. This technique works well. In the middle of a piece about empty store shelves, we’re suddenly treated to a statement from some public health official, who says, “Epidemic cases are coming to America. We can’t stop them.” Now you have two themes; each one gives added strength to the other. But wait. There’s more. In the SAME STORY, we read or hear about a man in Montana or Arizona who has been identified as a carrier of the virus. He’s being sequestered in a hospital. It’s a triple play. Three streams of nonsense pouring into one another.

We’re not nearly finished yet, because…social media. Someone takes the above story and flashes it on Twitter. Comments stretch out. A Twitter reader with a YouTube account sits down and turns out a quick video and posts it. His twist is: this is the big one; doomsday; it’s a planned attack using the coronavirus.

Comments below the video feature a brawl about whether the virus was made in a lab, leaked out of the lab, or was designed as a weapon. And if a weapon, who did it? The Americans? The Chinese?

YouTube demonetizes the video. This gives rise to several articles in the “alternative press.”

Now, a scuzzy outlet uses the demonetized video to make a point: people shouldn’t fly off the handle with conspiracy theories; instead they should listen to the medical authorities talking sense about the virus.

Of course, the medical authorities are blowing out tons of their own version of fear porn. They’re the propaganda experts. They use “science” to make their claims.

There are what, 20 or 30 supposed cases of the supposed coronavirus in America, out of a population of 300 hundred million? As I’ve detailed, the diagnostic tests, on which “new cases” are based, are worthless. But no matter. Join the Club of Fear. Your friends are in the Club. You don’t want to feel left out, do you?

Soon, I expect this kind of story: “Today, in Rigatoni, Delaware, a man in a supermarket unleashed a volley of profanities at the store manager, because the shelves were fully stocked…”

“Authorities transported the man to a local hospital, where he was interviewed briefly by a resident psychiatrist, who then gave a statement to the press: “I believe Mr. (name withheld) was correct. The store manager gave the wrong impression to shoppers. The stocked shelves could impart the message that we are in a condition of social normalcy, which is far from true. The virus is a very serious and immediate problem. I have contacted the town council. I recommend products should be removed from the supermarket shelves…”


Let’s get back to reality. Oh, sorry, we can’t. Because in more theater of the absurd, Mike Bloomberg, running for the presidency, just spent a million bucks (or more) for a TV ad, in which he’s posing as the president in an Oval Office-like setting, assuring the nation he would/will guide us through the coronavirus crisis.

And more politics: Part of the press fear porn is critically directed at Trump, who addressed the country with the message that the government “is doing great” at handling the virus situation.

The ladder, descending from the top, looks something like this:

* Pharma plus elite Globalists are on the lookout for: a new excuse to exert more control over populations, and new billions in drug and vaccine sales.
* In Wuhan, China, where the poisonous air pollution is creating serious illness, researchers decide a new outbreak has occurred—and it must be a virus. These professionals—local Chinese, World Health Organization and CDC—claim to find the new coronavirus in five minutes. (They never adequately confirm this.)
* The World Health Organization and CDC feed the press ominous tales about the new virus, the “outbreak,” and five minutes later, “the epidemic.”
* The Chinese government locks down several giant cities.
* The epidemic story explodes in the press.
* The “virus is spreading.” “Containment will be difficult.”
* “Containment isn’t working.”
* “New cases in other countries.”
* “It’s coming to your country.”
* Fear porn follows.
* Panic buying in stores.
* People think, “If shoppers are buying up food and water like the world is ending, I better buy food and water, too, before they’re all gone.”

Lovely, isn’t it?

An artificial crisis. The propaganda germ.

My shelves and closets and rooms at home are filled with essentials. They’re piled so high and packed so tight, I can barely move. I’m building a machine-gun nest on my front lawn, and a moat stocked with alligators. My neighbor is watching. He sees what I’m doing, so he’s installing rocket launchers in his yard…

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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48 comments on “Coronavirus: The contagion of Propaganda

  1. Low Voltage says:

    I’m glad to see you left the 5G red herring out of it this time. What’s the truth? There is no spoon.

    • Alan says:

      I believe that the 5G theory explains the correct cause for a small number of cases, in particular those with atypical (non-pneumonia-like) symptoms, or those on the cruise ship. But it is reasonable to believe that the majority of cases in most places are standard pneumonia/flu caused by multiple and various factors, among which air pollution is big, and prolonged EM exposure a contributing factor in some cases in certain places. It would simply be inconceivable to attribute the entire “epidemic” to 5G.

      It is not hard to image this: air pollution and such has caused a very bad explosion of pneumonia in Wuhan. But then a few patients with “5G syndrome” got carted in, and the doctors are puzzled by the atypical syndromes and the rapid progression. (Though of course very bad air pollution too can cause pneumonia to progress more rapidly than usual …) So they “investigated” and thereby started the “epidemic” by “discovering the virus”.

      It’s just like the germ theory, the error of trying to look for a too simple answer, even if that isn’t the reality.

      In any case, the core of the issue is the unproven virus and the bogus testing.

      • Belle Martin says:

        A lot of video footage and recording that have got out of China have reported a HUGE death toll, (way above official figures). One of the crematoriums had the lady stating that they, and six other places, were burning vast amounts of bodies. So, that sounded like it was way more deadly than a common flu?

      • Alan says:

        A front-line doctor in China touting a fantasy super-virus with supernatural powers:

        I laughed (at the stupidity).

        Part of it does point to some cases with non-pneumonia syndromes. I think those are the 5G cases.

      • HeyJude says:

        So did anyone testing the cruise ship look for Legionnaire’s contamination? That is FAR more likely.

  2. Jc says:

    And the sensible Americans that live by self reliance and accountability , have already stocked up on supplies, food , water , DO NOT rely on big brother to take care of them . Sensible Americans will adapt and overcome . Unfortunately , a large proportion of Americans are not sensible and are not self reliant and practice no self accountability . They have succumbed to the propaganda of fear and will follow the herd to their own demise because that’s all they know to do. They have fallen into the matrix with no point of return . It’s a sad reality but a reality nonetheless.

  3. Maverick says:

    Is it just me, or is it starting to piss people off hearing about this damn ‘virus’ now. It has been MONTHS now that day in day out everywhere you look someone is carrying on about it but yet i do not know of 1 single person that seems to be that fussed and i certainly haven’t come across a single sick person and even if i did the first thing that i would think wouldn’t be ‘oooooohhhhhh no that person is sick he has the dreaded corona aaaaaaaggggghhhhhhh save me saaaaaave me we are all gonna diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeee!!

    I think even the braindeads out there are starting to be fed up with it seeing the numbers and saying ‘wheres the panic there is no panic over flu when that kills far more’ of course there are others that fear monger saying this aint no normal flu it kills far more percentage wise etc, but try telling these clowns the damn thing aint real you will get shouted down.

    Problem is, you know where, this is leading, and we are powerless to stop it, if these rulers are to shut us in and shut up shop if you dont comply they can an will make life hell for you and it isnt worth going to prison for. What i have the most dread over is the mandatory vaccines that will likely be worldwide after this because lets face it this is what the whole BS is over. That will be really hard to fend off especially when more than likely they will stop financial help etc to people like me which are unfortunately at this moment in time are dependant on the welfare system.

  4. Plamen says:

    Since they’ve exhausted the “Muslim bearded terrorist” scare mongering tactic now they are replacing it with the “virus terrorist”.

    The latter is in fact far more versatile than the Muslim terrorist, because:

    1. One cannot see it and prove its existence or the lack of it.
    2. it’s posed to make them more money through the vaccines and their little minions “the scientists” can always “find” a new one for a renewed grant or two.
    3. It’s a perfect “divide and conquer” tool as anyone can be a “carrier” and people could be turned against one another.

  5. Richard Doughty says:

    Jon, you’re my lifeline to logic and truth, you see things so clearly. I’ve been reading your blog for years. Your blog should be required reading for seniors in high school and definitely for college students, then maybe there would be less confusion in the way people think and act. Porn fear, love that phrase, as always you nailed it. Don’t stop showing us who’s behind the curtain.

  6. Louis says:

    And Bill Gates doesn’t miss an opportunity!


    He’s calling for manufacturing facilities that can manufacture a new vaccine in a matter of weeks. Governments will need to finance the procurement and distribution of these untested vaccines.


  7. Cynthia M Silveri says:

    I do think all this virus fear mongering is going to crash the economy as we know it. The video Mike j riesterer linked above sounds about right…

    It reminds me of the book The Handmaid’s Tale. Fiction…but not so far off the mark in the “how” things went from normal to the loss of individual control.

    As soon as I get some cash flow I am buying Exit from the Matrix. I want to know how to “get out”.

  8. dlkutac says:

    In January, at a local box store, I noticed multiple displays of N95 facemasks set up in the aisles in addition to the full aisle of masks for standard use, obviously placed to catch those people who were preparing early. Spooky how prophetic those managers seem to be. Shame on me for thinking they are simply business majors. They obviously have super-human, precognitive skills.

    • Deanna Johnston Clark says:

      That sort of co-inky-dinky is so common now I just shrug.
      Did I miss a movie last fall where Horrorwood goes all wild over a Chinese monster that crawls out of the incinerator burning plastic garbage?

  9. Sunshine says:

    “Let’s get back to reality. Oh, sorry, we can’t.”


  10. Low Voltage says:

    “There is no spoon.” The Matrix

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

    H. L. Mencken

  11. From Quebec says:

    You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

    Well they surely do not fool me.

    I can see the globalists Hoax from miles away.

    I hope that in Trump second term, that he will truly drain the swamp. It would not have being wise to do it in the first term.

  12. syllamo says:

    Damnit Jon, just as it was getting good – what happened after the rocket launchers?

  13. From Quebec says:

    Monday, March 2, 2020: Join RSBN for LIVE coverage from Charlotte, NC as President Donald Trump holds a Keep America Great rally at Bojangles Coliseum. President Trump is expected to speak at 7:00pm EST.

    Well there is already thousands of people waiting to make it inside. RSNBC is on air right now doing interview whit the crowd

    So these people do not seem to worry about the Coronavirus

  14. Jonny Quest says:

    I’ve been reading Jon’s work for years and for the most part agree with it. One needs a series of knives to excise the BS from the truth, starting with a meat cleaver, ending with a scalpel.

    But his narrative on this virus’s progression may be wrong. I didn’t research the history of aids or ebola, but was it poo pooed by the press before it was ramped up? Or just ignored for a time? Or played up in the press from the start? I really don’t remember.

    However, with this latest virus, the North American press ignored it, then called it an Asian-based flu, then, when the world started reporting cases, started ramping it up, but not so much in North America.

    I’m sure Chris Martenson knows who Jon is and is a card carrying alternative media spokesperson, not to mention has a Ph.D. in neurotoxicology and he seems scared. Of course he could be talking his book, looking for subscribers, but what if he’s right.

    A pandemic in this interconnected world would be a black swan on steriods.

    PS: I worry about 5G too.

    • Deanna Johnston Clark says:

      Actually, AIDs was a nasty shock that was cruel and real. But people were afraid of getting it just being close to a sick person. Hence, those suffering often suffered alone and heartbroken.
      I often visited my 2 friends dying with it, taking my small children with me. Some said I was an idiot and a danger and dumped me socially. But my heart knew it was best…they passed away with a little icon of Mary I gave them. In 1988 people with AIDs were treated like crap.
      With a real disease the press pushed protection, immune system boost, lifestyle changes….whether AIDs, cancer heart disease, or flu. Do you see any of that? Do we see anybody mainstream, including Martensen, giving prevention talks, sharing links to self help?

      • el gallinazo says:

        AIDS was real but HIV wasn’t and isn’t. But you have to really work hard to understand that, digging into the cytoplasm. As to Chris Martensen, I refer to him to my wife as Ned Flanders. He has only half escaped the corporate mindset, and he definitely is totally unable to wrap his mind around the psychopathy of our Overlords.

      • Jonny Quest says:

        First of all, I’m pretty old which is why co19 (or whatever its official name is scares me – because it seems, I’m the initial target!

        Second, I never had a friend suffer from aids (or ebola), but I have a period copy of “The Band Plays On” and could ascertain, even then, between the lines, how this “gay plague” was engineered (I read “None Dare Call it a Conspiracy” in high school). I just don’t remember how the media coverage was presented at the beginning: swept under the rug or fanfare? I do remember the media build up once Liz Taylor and Rock Hudson (and Magic Johnson with his HIV drug cure) were thrown in the mix.

        Third, my father born in 1910, remembered the bodies being stacked like cord wood as a child circa 1918-19, though, thankfully, no one in his family died – the dying started in WW2, but that’s another story.

        Fourth, call Chris Martenson what you want, but he’s not, nor never has been, a mainstream mouthpiece. And yes, he does blogs about prevention as well as preparedness.

    • Plamen says:

      Viruses do not even exist!

      • D West says:

        I’m with you on that. SARS, MERS, ZIKA, West Nile, Polio, Spanish Flu…… all of them can be proven caused by environmental toxins and poisons. Big Pharma have been perfecting their virus and vaccine big money spinner paradigm for over a century. It sure is lucrative.

    • Rtp says:

      There are 4 types of people.

      1) People who believe *everything* the WHO says. They thought it was ok until 30 seconds after the WHO told them it was bad.

      2) People who don’t explicitly trust the WHO so much but are still sure it’s a wild, new virus. Some of them are panicking (much more than the WHO), some of them are more relaxed but they are still the same group of people. The moment the more relaxed ones hear a few news stories that seem to support the idea that the disease is scary they too will be panicking.

      3) People who believe it’s a bioweapon or leaked from medical facilities in Wuhan. These people obviously don’t trust the WHO or China but they’re still panicking about it. Many of these are anti-vaxers but they still trust the fundamental paradigm ie that it is a virus and it is new (albeit not a natural one). They believe that the medical treatments that people are given and the quarantines people are forced into, are probably making the situation worse but like I said, they still accept the fundamental premise about the virus.

      4) People who don’t believe it’s a virus at all. We are a very small group. We understand that the story is the scare and the scare is the story.

      Even people from group 3 can be dangerous at this point but groups 1) and 2) are especially so. All three groups have started from two false premises – that the authorities were able to know that the virus was a) pathogenic; and b) had *never* been pathogenic before. Even if you accept a), I don’t know how people have so easily convinced themselves that b) was true. But given that they have, there is clearly a problem with their ability to reason.

      Hence why such people are dangerous.

      • Alan says:

        They are simply ignorant, knowing nothing about how a pathogenic virus is defined. And too brainwashed to question.

      • dwest says:

        Cadmium poisoning symptoms are identical to Coronavirus alleged symptoms. Cadmium is a huge pollutant in China, found in excess levels in water, soil and air. It is a byproduct of metal smelting, electroplating and smoking. Wuhan has a massive metal smelting facility in the middle of the city. January is middle of winter, cold air traps pollution low, cases of respiratory illnesses always spike in January because of the pollution. Why did doctors ignore the obvious facts and go straight out to terrify the world with a new virus? Why did the world governments react to a relatively small death toll in such a profound way?

  15. Elsa says:

    Just an interesting piece of news, unfortunately I saw it in a Hungarian online news site but managed to find in English, in China now they use an application and give colour codes to people, in name it is for the virus (to know who is infected or can carry it) but in reality it is a strict control above you:

    Beautiful new world, isn’t it?

  16. middleway says:

    Taming the Propagandized Mind: How can the illusory concept of right or left politics help or save you when both right and left arms are directly connected to the same “centralized” globalist overlord body? It has become evident that political systems serve merely as chaotic distractions, with both right and left being directed by and answerable to the same centralized global governance overlords. After all, there is little difference between socialism (right-national) and Communist (left-global) philosophies. It should not come as any surprise as to why so many are throwing up their hands and reverting to political atheism. Political diversion has become a futile time and energy wasting endeavor. 2020: Up is down, Man is woman, black is white, stupid is smart, to be a slave is to be free, corona-virus is a virus…

  17. Guitardave says:

    Nothing wrong with having a full freezer, and all the right home remedies and supplements stocked up.
    Even if its all BS, supply chains for certain things are being affected. Its not “panic buying” to be prepped. Even if its a hoax to cover for the so called “global financial reset”, being able to withdraw while the believers scramble, ain’t a bad idea.
    Then you can sit back and watch the show.

    • HeyJude says:

      Yes indeed. What we are being told is complete crap, but what is really happening is unknown, or waiting to be revealed – that is if anything other than an ordinary bad flu season plus pollution is occurring. Being prepared is simply prudent.

  18. lamberth says:

    “Let’s get back to reality. Oh, sorry, we can’t.”

    Indeed, we have truly entered The Twilight Zone.
    At least with this particular PsyOp. As said before, they ramp it up each time, the last one bigger and more severe than the one before it.
    If the masses don’t believe the first lie, or do not react sufficiently enough the way you want them to react, then tell an even bigger lie. Repeat it ever more relentlessly via your controlled MSM and politicians.
    On a global scale.
    You don’t need the truth for propaganda, all you need is repetition.

    What historical dots can be connected to get to the source of this global PsyOp?
    I’ll have a go, starting with Iran, which is just another cog in this propaganda wheel (certainly not the source, just to be clear). This example – or parts thereof – can be applied to just about every other nation on Earth (especially where this “corona virus” has now been reported).
    I’m only using Iran as an example because of the “corona virus” reports coming out of there. What we saw on their MSM was just so clearly a theatrical performance (if I ever saw one). If this health minister really had this super contagious virus, would he have been standing there in public, in front of TV cameras? Without even wearing The Silly Mask? All this while the rest of the world has to go into 14-day quarantine? Does that make any sense at all?

    So then, here goes.
    The Iranian MSM is as controlled as is the MSM in the West.
    It is controlled by the Intel agencies.
    Iran has SAVAK, now called SAVAMA. Same entity, just a different name. Still there today.
    Who originally created SAVAK? The CIA and Mossad, back in the nineteen fifties during the reign of the (Anglo/Zionist) puppet Shah Pahlavi (after the CAI/Mossad/MI6 instigated coup d’etat that removed the democratically elected Mossadegh from office). Source: good ol’ wikipedia.

    If the Mossad is involved, then you’re going to automatically deal with the Mossad’s ???????????????????????? propaganda arm called the ADL. They are the masters of deception and propaganda, it’s their motto. The masters of turning things upside-down, inside-out and back-to-front (including that famous Far-East ancient symbol). For the Mossad, ???????????????????????????????????? – ???????? ???????????????????????????????? ???????????????? – ???????? ???????? ???????????????????????????????? ???????????????? ???????? ????????????????????????????????????.
    Look it up, it’s right there in public sources. So why is this ???????????????? ignored? We all know the answer.

    There – IMO – is where we need to look for the source of this global PsyOp.
    “Don’t question the narrative! Shut up and do as you’re told!”.
    This should sound very familiar.

    As to the ????????????, that should be abundantly clear by now. As so well laid out by Jon in his writings.

  19. william wallace says:

    Everything is fake. EVERYTHING. This so called coronavirus is unbelievable. Not too hard to have a fake world when the system that enslaves humanity controls everything. It’s all quite simple. Fake central banks, owned and controlled by the system own and control everything: Money creation, finance, markets, all media, all governments, all industry…..EVERYTHING.
    They control the stage.
    So the infotainment propaganda otherwise known as “news”, on order, sets the stage for this latest event. “Governments” follow along on cue as do businesses and of course the mindless, trained masses. All part of the act in this fake world. No so called “leaders” are there to serve you as they are all fake too. Anyone who actually thinks that anything on the news or anything that comes out of any “politicians” lying fake mouth is true in any way is just propping up this entirely fake world that much more.

    • Jackie says:

      Well put, William. Thanks for that refreshing splash of cold water. I’ve seen what you have as well. And it really is, for the most part, fake. Like a movie on endless loop. Jon and others are trying to get us out of the theater. Or cave, a-la Plato. Thanks, brother.

  20. Belle Martin says:

    My favourite is the Louve has closed as they don’t want the artworks contaminated! What! Is Mona Lisa going to catch it?

  21. AL Tru says:

    Great read. watch the movie “Contagion”

    the three strains of Ebola can wipe us out. no cure

  22. Protestant says:

    Your last paragraph is priceless— “machine gun nests, alligator moats, rocket launchers…” it really made me laugh. 🙂

    And to back you up, here’s the news today in Britain about the Prime Minister’s new “Battle Plan”, warning about possible troops on the streets, don’t use germ-covered cash, police will ignore low-level crime, social gatherings will be banned for “social distancing”, no sick pay for workers forced to stay home, panic buying in shops, food riots, etc.

    It will certainly distract attention from the Fake Brexit Withdrawal agreement to hand control of Britain’s Armed Forces to a foreign power…

  23. ed dantes says:

    Jon, if this is the case, that the corona virus is fake, then taking their vaccine for this fake virus would be the kill shot don’t you think?

  24. Rosemary says:

    infect a few, with the vaccines everyone (Lemmings) got, to stave off the common flu (all that’s necessary, to spread it around) in each nation, and millions/billions die. The WHO know, no one can prove what they are doing to us….The Bilderbergs and the counsel of 7 men over them, plus the House of Windsor, Bill Gates (top eugenicist) and all the elite of this world, have planned the Agenda 21 & 2030 (and much more) of depopulating the planet, for years! The New World Order, One World Dictator, One World Government, One World Religion, is in our face….but, few know/see it already here (going to be much worse as days/years go on)….no surprise to those who KNOW God….and many who don’t yet, but can think for themselves! The willingly ignorant, burying their heads in the sand…”Oh, I don’t want to hear “TRUTH”…they say its NOT true, and don’t want to know…and berate you for knowing the Truth, and trying to warn these cute little Lemmings, who buy the lies 24/7, as they don their sweet silly, useless face masks.

  25. hairinthesoup says:

    feeling less alone reading this.
    of course it is the biggest BS that came out of the tube since 911.
    agenda ? multiple as usual we’ll discover it slowly slowly, but whatever they are at the end we the people get fucked by the psychos.
    a french, sorry for my english

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