It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
Covid Sows Seeds For Totalitarian Harvest — Dr. Robert Malone, the inventor of the mRNA vaccine, has published on his Substack an article by Dr. Mattias Desmet, who coined the term mass formation psychosis, which is a “specific kind of group formation that makes people radically blind to everything that goes against what the group believes in. In this way, they take the most absurd beliefs for granted.”
He cites an incident in the 1979 Iranian Revolution when people started to believe that the portrait of Ayatollah Khomeini could be seen on the surface of the moon. Crowds would fill the streets during full moons to look for it — and claim to be able to see it.
More significantly, those griped by this psychosis become radically intolerant of dissent, and radically willing to sacrifice for the collective. He cites an Iranian mother who turned her son over to the authorities to be hanged. She then actually put the rope around his neck.
Desmet is a well-published Belgian psychiatrist and statistician who is a professor at Ghent University.
Desmet is also the author of the recently published The Psychology of Totalitarianism, which is also the title of the Substack article.
Obviously, mass formation psychosis is a stepping stone to totalitarianism.
“Totalitarianism is not a historical coincidence,” Desmet said. “It is the logical consequence of mechanistic thinking and the delusional belief in the omnipotence of human rationality. As such, totalitarianism is a defining feature of the Enlightenment tradition.”
He says his book focuses on the broader cultural–historical processes from which totalitarianism emerges.
He said the Covid response matches the process. Expert virologists were called upon to save us. They replaced unreliable politicians who had been answerable to the people. When the mechanistic experts failed, they changed definitions like Orwell’s pigs and consolidated power.
Desmet also said that the “explosive proliferation of mass surveillance technology led to new and previously unimaginable means for the manipulation of the masses.”
He said his book ultimately is about finding a way out of the current cultural impasse.
“The real task facing us as individuals and as a society is to envision a new view of humankind and the world, to find a new foundation for our identity, to formulate new principles for living together with others, and to reclaim a timely human capacity—Truth Speech,” he says.
Covid Sows Seeds For Totalitarian Harvest
Elites Are Morons Masses Now Think — The crowd that considers itself the elite i.e. the wealthy, the political leaders, the academics, the cultural gatekeepers, has lost the respect of the ones who actually make stuff, according to Victor David Hanson.
The productive class now considers the pondering class who makes the rules to be incompetent screw-ups, Hanson says.
The article is The Worst and the Stupidest? and can be found here.
Elites Are Morons Masses Now Think
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