“Did You Get Your Shot Yet?” A Revealing Social Phenomenon.

Phenomenology is the study of experiences and consensuses.  This specific examination is rooted in a research method referred to as Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis.  Such a study examines the quality of responses from specified people regarding a specified subject, along with the frequency of responses in relation to a specified phenomenon.  In the case of this newfound social example, in particular throughout 2021, countless Americans have had interactions with complete strangers regarding whether or not they have received a shot for COVID-19.  

Roughly 18 percent of the American population has received the shot.  Countless TV commercials and radio commercials are pressuring the public to wear a mask and receive a COVID-19 “vaccine.”  Many companies and establishments are rewarding those who do so with money, gift cards and other incentives, if virtue signaling reaches peak levels.  Frankly, and sadly, people are falling for it.  In fact, they are doing so with a level of glee never displayed before regarding one’s own personal health when taking an experimental drug.  In fact, those who are taking it actually think they are helping themselves or someone else by doing so.  When in fact, these human beings are stripping their own bodies of their natural immune response, permanently.  This has led to a social phenomenon that is causing citizens to approach complete strangers, and ask them about their participation in receiving the shot.  On countless occasions, American citizens have testified in online forums and in personal conversations with their peers, co-workers and family members, that complete strangers have approached them in public, either waiting in a line at the bank, grocery store, etc., and have directly asked them if they have received “the shot” for COVID-19 (i.e., “Have you gotten your shot yet?”).

Never before in modern American history has such a question been asked of a complete stranger, in public, about their health or their willingness to receive a shot for a virus that has a 99.8% recovery rate.  Never before has receiving a shot been viewed as a fad, or as a way to virtue signal to others that they have taken something that their own governments have encouraged them to take.  Only brainwashing and cognitive dissonance could have such an effect on an individual. The simple fact that this has never occurred before in our history as a species, should indicate to everyone that this is a real-life psycho-social human experiment taking place in real time on the human populace.  This is also referred to as Forced Compliance Behavior/Theory.  The definition is as follows, via Wikipedia:

Forced compliance theory is a paradigm that is closely related to cognitive dissonance theory. It emerged in the field of social psychology.  Forced compliance theory is the idea that authority or some other perceived higher-ranking person can force a lower-ranked individual to make statements or perform acts that violate their better judgment.  It focuses on the goal of altering an individual’s attitude through persuasion and authority.  Forced compliance theory is essentially a subset of cognitive dissonance theory.  Cognitive dissonance theory describes the unpleasant feeling that results from believing two contrary ideas at the same time. It is most persuasive when it comes to feelings and thoughts about oneself.  It is also a strong motivational tool in influencing us to choose one action or thought over another.

Allow me to expand on this briefly, given the presence of this specified social phenomenon.  When a person who has not received the shot (or never will) is approached in public by a person who has received the shot, and the shot recipient directly asks the question; “Have you received the shot yet” (or a variation of that question), if the non-recipient of the shot responds with the word “No” or they respond with more descriptive answer such as; “No, I never will,”  the person who initiated the interaction simply walks away, remains silent, or continues gleefully explaining how and why they received their shot, rather than asking any further questions as to why this is the case with the non-shot recipient.  Therefore, a true back-and-forth dialogue isn’t always desired with the questioner who has publicly disclosed that they have taken the shot.  In fact, in many cases, if the non-shot recipient who was asked the question responds back in such a direct way (i.e., “No I never will.”), the person who asked the initial question may simply walk away or immediately stop talking.  This is cognitive dissonance at face value.  The questioner has now come in contact with an individual who has clearly displayed no interest in receiving the shot, nor interested in talking about such a personal medical decision, thereby rendering the questioner/shot recipient cognitively handicapped, while being left to stew in their new-found moral and mental dilemma.  It’s as if the questioner can’t comprehend that there would be someone who would not get the shot, or that said person may know more about the subject then the questioner themselves.  Moreover, the questioner may actually believe that those they ask will respond in the affirmative and potentially do so with glee, as perhaps this has already happened with other interactions.  Therefore, to come in contact with someone who answers in the negative to such a question, is an inexplicable response to the questioner.  In fact, there may be no clearer example of those who live in the matrix vs. those who do not.  

This singular question to an individual seems so appropriate to ask in the minds of a few, that they say it with excitement in anticipation of a conversation.  Yet, when faced with a person who disagrees, 180 degrees in the opposite direction, the questioner is simply rendered mute upon hearing the response to their asked question.  Some people may become argumentative, but most questioners become silent or quickly rationalize their participation to those they asked the initial question to. 

Many responses that have been used among anonymous Americans, when asked about experiencing this social phenomenon, have generated replies such as; 

  1. "No,...I'm in the control group. We have to wait and see what happens to the different experimental groups first."

  2. "No, I don't take experimental shots from advocates of population control."

  3. “I don't want aborted fetus cells or gene therapy.”

  4. "I was advised by an official NOT to take the shot. They said they needed the right people to still be able to have children afterwards. What do you think they meant?"

  5. "I have responsibilities, I can't afford to be disabled or to die."

  6. "I am at low risk without the 'vaccine'."

While some replies are humorous, many replies are polite, serious, and some individuals simply respond with the word “No.”  These social interactions are proof that the psycho-social pressures to conform, drive people to seek out a specified connection with their fellow citizens in an effort to justify their own participation publicly with complete strangers. 

Remember the “ice bucket challenge?”  That was a social experiment too.  “Did you get your shot yet?” is the next level, and far more dangerous.  With one, you gave your money away.  With this, you may give your life away.  My guess is, after reading this, you too have experienced this new social phenomenon.  That should tell you how destructively pervasive it truly is.

BIO: Dr. Sean M. Brooks is the author of several books including; The Unmasking of American Schools: The Sanctioned Abuse of Americas Teachers and Students, and the host of the podcast; American Education FM.

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