Unfavorable Conditioning: Villagers In India Report Officers Turned off Electrical energy
Autism is a world of behaviors. And behaviorists. We know about negative reinforcement. And we don’t like it. Torture is the ultimate negative reinforcement. I can’t help but wonder if there are people in the demented public health world who would choose to waterboard citizens to increase adoption.
Negative reinforcement is a method by which certain behaviors can be taught. With negative reinforcement, something uncomfortable or otherwise unpleasant is taken away in response to a stimulus.
I would say if this story from India is correct, the Indian health authority is using negative reinforcement among the villagers. How far is that from the only slightly more subtle version of what is happening elsewhere? Like here in the USA. If you don’t get your Covid vaccine, college doesn’t exist. Sports events. Seating in restaurants.
Over 100 families in the village of Chhibramau in the Kannauj district have been living in the dark for three days because they did not want to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
“A team from the health department visited our village on Wednesday morning. They wanted the whole village to be vaccinated. However, around 40 percent of the villagers refused to take the vaccine because they believed their immunity would drop for a few days and they could become ill, “one villager, who did not want to be named, told reporters Friday.
The medical team called the subdivision judge and informed him of the resistance.
“The SDM arrived in the village and tried to convince us to vaccinate. When we kept refusing, he suddenly got angry and called the officials at the Electricity Bureau. They cut the power supply in our homes on the orders of the officer, ”added the villager.
“Even on Friday, some officers came and asked us to be vaccinated, otherwise they would take legal action against us. We know they cannot take legal action, but the way they are threatening us is alarming, ”said Mahendra Singh, another villager. Read more at Telegraph India.