Governments around the world are putting their populations under a state of mass formation psychosis as part of totalitarian takeovers.
Mass formation psychosis occurs when a significant portion of society is hypnotized by fear and unable to properly use their rational abilities. (Related: The extreme tyranny today has been caused by mass voluntary compliance.)
Mattias Desmet, a professor at Ghent University in Belgium, noted that the objects of anxiety keep people’s attention and allow elites to control them by providing a strategy to deal with the objects of anxiety – in this case, the people who go against the narrative being spread by Big Pharma and mainstream media. Desmet is recognized as the world’s leading expert on mass formation psychosis, especially as it applies to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
“The first step of mass formation is always the coupling, the connection of the free-floating anxiety to one object which makes people become very focused,” said Desmet, during an interview with Del Bigtree on his show “The HighWire.”
“All the attention is directed at one very small aspect of reality from then on, and the rest of reality disappears into darkness,” he continued. Through this and other steps, governments are able to use mass formation psychosis to keep their people in control by designating an out-group that the in-group is designed to hate and fear.
Desmet explained that this kind of corrupted solidarity emerges during mass formation, “and then every totalitarian state – which is usually a consequence of mass formation … in the end, people end up in a radically paranoid atmosphere,” he said.