Prof. Mattias Desmet - Mass Formation and Totalitarian Thinking

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Prof. Mattias Desmet - Mass Formation and Totalitarian Thinking

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In this video prof. Mattias Desmet explain how mass psychosis or mass formation allowed corona virus panic to spread globally. He focuses on aspects which lead to this phenomena and also on paralers which are very similar to 1930s raise of Germany Nazism.

Prof Mattias Desmet: The Eye of the Storm - Corona Committee, 30 July 2021

https://odysee.com/Mattias-Desmet---sit ... ?src=embed

PANDEMIC PODCAST: Dan interviews Mattias Desmet (Clinical Psychology) 21/9/21

https://www.ukcolumn.org/community/foru ... y-21-9-21/

The Covid narrative is mass hypnosis - Jerm Warfare - September 4th, 2021

https://odysee.com/@jermwarfare:2/mattias-desmet:6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj5bo_KFqgo

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There is also transcript of this video can be found here:

https://ratical.org/PandemicParallaxVie ... esmet.html
Even if we would succeed in waking up the masses now, they would fall prey to a different story in a few years. And they would be hypnotized again, IF, IF we do not succeed in solving the real problem of this crisis. Namely the question: Why did we as a society get in this state in which a large part of the population feels anxious, depressed, experiences a lack of sense, feels socially isolated? That is the real problem. And if we do not succeed in finding out where this problem comes from then the masses will always be susceptible to leaders who try to lure them into a mass formation. So I think the real question in this crisis is: What is there in our view of man and of the world in the way in which we look at life that makes us experience lack of sense-making? In my opinion we must conclude that it is something in our materialistic mechanistic view of man in the world that leads up to a radical destruction of the real social structures and social bonds and of the feeling that life makes sense.
Conditions need to be present to create Mass-Formation
  1. There needs to a lot of socially isolated people or people who experience a lack of social bond
  2. People who experience a lack of ‘sense making’. Unable to come to sensible conclusions.
  3. There is a lot of Free-Floating Anxiety (FFA). Free-Floating because there’s nothing to connect their anxiety to. No focal point. Unable to identify what’s causing and so no way to deal with it.
  4. There’s also a lot of Free-Floating Psychological-Discontent. People may experience their daily lives as lacking any purpose or meaning
Free-Floating Anxiety is the most painful psychological phenomena to experience and leads to panic attacks. In this state of unfocused anxiety the mind tries to connect it’s anxiety to something, an “Object of Anxiety”. The next piece of the puzzled is a strategy to deal with this Object of Anxiety.

So when these pre-conditions are highly present within a population and then the media provide a narrative which indicates a focal-point for this anxiety while at the same time describing a strategy to deal with this object of anxiety then all the anxiety connects to this object of anxiety.

If a large segment of people are willing to follow this strategy to deal with this object of anxiety no matter the cost, then in a second step people start a collective & heroic battle with this Object of Anxiety and in that way a new kind of social bond emerges & with that a new kind of “sense making” or purpose. Suddenly life is all directed towards battling this Object of Anxiety. This creates new sense of connectedness with others in the Mass-Formation.

This sudden and radical switch from the negative state of lack of social-connection to the opposite, a massive increase in social connection leads up to a mental intoxication.

Similar to hypnosis people in this hyper-focused state are narrowly focused. In hypnosis only the hypnotized are focused in this way. The hypnosis expert is not narrowly focused. In Mass-Formation leaders emerge which are even more narrowly focused than the followers.

When people experience this mental intoxication it no longer matters if the narrative is wrong or even blatantly false. What matters is that it leads up to this mental intoxication. This is why they will continue to go along with the narrative.

The resistance to understanding the narrative is false or wrong is driven by the fear of returning to the state of Free-Floating Anxiety and wanting to continue to experience the mental intoxication.

This explains why arguing based on facts will not work. Facts no longer matter to them. Given the facts, they are be unable to come to sensible conclusions, even in their own best interests.

Mass-Formation is also similar to mass-hypnosis in terms of people’s willingness to put up with things normally intolerable.

Standard hypnosis is used in place of anesthesia during minor surgeries and the subjects experience no pain as they are being cut into. In Mass-Formation people do not get egotistical at all, rather to the contrary, Mass-Formation focuses the attention so much on one point that you can take everything away from people, their physical well-being, their material well-being and they won’t even notice its absence.

In Mass-Formations people become radically intolerant of dissident voices. This person threatens to wake the people up and they get angry when confronted by the initial anxiety and discontent they experience by challenges to the official doctrine.

The crowd direct all their aggression at dissident voices.
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