I was asked recently if I would make a video talking about mass formation psychosis, and on that same day, someone else that I know shared with me a video interview (link below) with Professor of Clinical Psychology, Mattias Desmet, who is a leading voice on "mass formation psychosis."
In addition to that video interview that I was sent, I will also link to an article from The Epoch Times which is essentially a written summary of highlights from the video interview (for those who prefer to read than to watch a video).
I will also include some video clips and a link to a post I made some time back referencing Yuval Noah Harari, who is an author, academic, and reportedly an advisor to Klaus Schwab.
In these videos I just share a few of my thoughts about the phenomenon of "mass formation psychosis." I do believe that this sort of collective hypnotism is real. While I believe that Desmet is spot on in his assessment that the way to break free from a mass formation is to speak out, I think that there are some things that he fails to address. He talks about totalitarian technocracy, but he doesn't ever actually articulate the origins of where the seeds of these mass formations come from. They are not organic, but are manufactured by those who view themselves as elites.
I will just put it this way. I think that Desmet underestimates those who are behind these narratives of mass formation. I think it is misleading when he refers to them as "dull," even though he likely means that the identities of these people are not front and center as leaders, but that much power is held behind the scenes. But language matters, and I don't believe anyone should be left with the impression that describing them as "dull" makes them any less dangerous than the "gang leaders" like Hitler and Stalin to whom they are being compared. They are quite brilliant actually, and many of those technocrats are playing the world like a fiddle through the collection and manipulation of data.
We are being bio-hacked in ways that keep us distracted to the point that we keep going in circles and chasing our tails. Instead of going face-to-face with those in our government who are treading upon us, we keep fighting like cowards, retreating from a direct fight and always seeking ways to go around the people in government who are bullying us. That kind of a response continues to send the message to bullies that they are the ones in charge.
Desmet says that the technocratic ideology is one that purports that the anxiety-inducing problems of the world--and he gives examples of terrorism, climate change, and the Coronavirus--are problems that should be taken on, basically, in a way that "follows the science" or the advice of "the experts." The thing I feel that Desmet is leaving out of the discussion is that this sort of a response isn't a reaction to narratives which arise spontaneously or organically, The fear and anxiety-inducing narratives that they plant are all part of a plan to create fears which push people toward an acceptance of "the experts" as the ones who can offer the solutions.
Fear is a powerful motivator. This hypnosis mindset that people fall into as a result of their fear is akin to what I have long (since 2020 even) referred to as the "Cult of COVID." And perhaps it is a conversation for academics (and not for people like me who really just want to see results and positive movement), but Desmet's preference for us to focus on "ethical principles or the principles of humanity" instead of on "rationalist" thought results in his argument being made a bit murky and even seemingly contradictory to people like me who are not steeped in the academic arguments of these philosophies. Let's put it this way, I find the language that he uses, which shows his aversion to "rationalist" thought to be potentially confusing to people when his argument is also permeated with the message that people should be pushing back and speaking out against "the irrational." For someone who acknowledges the importance of how language is used, I think that Desmet misses the mark a bit in his own choice of words.
In large part, though, the things that Desmet is pointing to are spot on. The "remedy," he says, to end a mass formation psychosis is for people to speak out. I believe he is 100% right about that. That has been the solution which I have been trying to propose through the underlying message and purpose of my Voices of Nebraska website. Our voices are indeed where our power is, but we are failing to speak out in effective ways, I think. I wish that Desmet could offer more specific instruction to people than to just tell us to find the courage to speak out. I mean, that IS what must be done, but Desmet doesn't tackle the problem of why it is that the "unhypnotized" among the masses are still remaining silent. This is a problem that I have spoken about many times before. We have people who believe themselves to be "lions among sheep" who are still only roaring among the other lions. As a collective, we "lions" have not yet directed our roar outside of the circles in which we comfortably tend to remain.
I could write for days about what I think of all of this, and much of it has already been shared over months and months in posts on this website and in videos on my Rumble page. But suffice it to say, the answer IS to speak out, but we have to be smart about where it is that we direct our speech in order for our words to be effective. We--as a collective--have not done that, and I believe it is largely out of fear that this has not occurred. We have been cowed by tyrants in our government--the very ones who are behind the chorus of narratives which instill fear in us and which threaten to impose consequences upon us if we dare to speak "wrongly."
In my videos I'm sharing today, I speak about what I see as a sort of distinction between the manufactured mass formation psychoses and ones which I see as sort of stemming off or resulting from the manufactured mass formation narratives and taking on a life of their own. I've often spoke of how much we have been stagnating as a nation. I am almost always talking about it in terms of it being a result of a lack of accountability, and why it is so important for us to speak up in effective ways (and outside of our own echo chambers and "safe spaces") to demand accountability from those whom we repeatedly keep letting off the hook. But for years now, the news narratives seemed to have changed very little. All reports point to a two-tiered system of justice and ZERO accountability. I hadn't thought about it in terms of being similar to a "mass formation" before, but from what I have observed over the last two or three years--witnessing an awful lot of bitching and very little actual change resulting from it--I think that perhaps some of the hypnotism that Desmet speaks of is self-induced.
I'm not really saying anything I haven't said before. I think this is just a different way to view the problem that ultimately, I believe, is rooted in FEAR. So there are two problems that I am discussing here. One is the problem of the mass formation itself (i.e., the distractions that consume us), and the other is the problem of the barriers that exist which are keeping us from breaking free from the mass formation. Desmet says that "the root cause of the mass formation" (and I think he might only be speaking about COVID here) "was always loneliness" and a "disconnection" that existed before the mass formation started." He says that people can collectively be led down irrational paths because they are seeking out a sense of connection. I tend to think that it ultimately always goes back to being fear-based, and that it is likely that it is fear that drives us to seek out connections and find "safety in numbers," if you will.
As I mention in the video, I think that what distinguishes those who are susceptible to falling victim to mass formation from those who are seeing things with eyes wide open is that the "unhypnotized" tend to be (from my observation) people who know God. People who know that they can turn to God do not know loneliness and fear in the same way that others do. That doesn't mean that we don't ever feel lonely or afraid, but I think that when we do feel those things and we turn first to God for discernment and wisdom to see the truth, then we are much less likely to be led astray by outside narratives or self-induced ones that are fear-driven.
I'll stop there. There is a lot more I could say, but it really does just make sense to end on the point about God being the answer to all of this. Would have been a good place to start, too. :) That is what it always comes back to.
I can't find an embed link to directly post the interview with Mattias Desmet here on this page, but here is the link to the video. I will include the link to the written text summary below as well.
Text summary of video:
A couple short (1-minute) clips of Yuval Noah Harari: