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Totalitarianism and Mass Formation: The Psychology of Totalitarianism: Mattias Desmet

The Psychology of Totalitarianism and Mass Formation – a dangerous, collective type of hypnosis

 

Herland Report: Totalitarianism and Mass Formation: We bear witness to loneliness, free-floating anxiety, and fear giving way to censorship, loss of privacy, and surrendered freedoms.

Totalitarianism and Mass Formation: The psychology of totalitarianism Mattias Desmet
Totalitarianism and Mass Formation: “Alternative voices are stigmatized by a veritable Ministry of Truth, which is crowded with “fact checkers.” Freedom of speech is curtailed by various forms of censorship and self-censorship; people’s right to self-determination is infringed upon by coercive vaccination strategies, which impose heretofore unthinkable social exclusion and segregation upon society.” Buy it here.

It is all spurred by a singular, focused crisis narrative that forbids dissident views and relies on destructive groupthink.

Read Professor Mattias Desmet’s important book on mass formation and the psychology of totalitarianism. Buy it here!

Totalitarianism is not a coincidence and does not form in a vacuum.

It arises from a collective psychosis that has followed a predictable script throughout history, its formation gaining strength and speed with each generation?

From the Jacobins to the Nazis and Stalinists as technology advances.

Governments, mass media, and other mechanized forces use fear, loneliness, and isolation to demoralize populations and exert control, persuading large groups of people to act against their own interests, always with destructive results.

In The Psychology of Totalitarianism, world-renowned Professor of Clinical Psychology Mattias Desmet deconstructs the societal conditions that allow this collective psychosis to take hold.

By looking at our current situation and identifying the phenomenon of “mass formation”, a type of collective hypnosis, he clearly illustrates how close we are to surrendering to totalitarian regimes.

“Alternative voices are stigmatized by a veritable Ministry of Truth, which is crowded with “fact checkers.”

Freedom of speech is curtailed by various forms of censorship and self-censorship; people’s right to self-determination is infringed upon by coercive vaccination strategies, which impose heretofore unthinkable social exclusion and segregation upon society.”

“Alternative voices are stigmatized by a veritable Ministry of Truth, which is crowded with “fact checkers.”

Freedom of speech is curtailed by various forms of censorship and self-censorship; people’s right to self-determination is infringed upon by coercive vaccination strategies, which impose heretofore unthinkable social exclusion and segregation upon society.”

 

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