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The Psychology of Totalitarianism: Mattias Desmet and the current mass formation

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

  Professor Mattias Desmet, a Belgian psychologist, gained worldwide recognition toward the end of 2021, when he presented the concept of “mass formation” as an explanation for the absurd and irrational behavior we were seeing with regard to the COVID pandemic and its countermeasures. He also warned that mass formation gives rise to totalitarianism, which is the topic of his …

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State Power and Totalitarianism: Why Self-Righteousness is a Danger

State Power and Totalitarianism: Minneapolis, Floyd

  There are two ways of getting things done: persuasion or coercion. You either convince someone of the value of your ideas or you hold a (literal or metaphorical) gun to their head. The latter has been the norm throughout human history. Most of what we value about the contemporary West is a shift toward the former occurring over the last …

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From the Rule of Law to Weaponized Law: The state of American Totalitarianism

Traditional Western World ViewCapitol Hill, Huffington

  In my book, The Tyranny of Good Intentions (2000), I discussed the weaponization of law in order to easier convict criminals.  Once this process begins, it expands.  Weaponized Law: In the 21st century we have witnessed a remarkable expansion in the weaponization of law. For example, the use of weaponized law against Trump rally attendees and against President Trump himself.  The weaponization of …

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How the Marxist Left produces Totalitarianism: Fear instead of Freedom

The Marxist Left produces Totalitarianism: Getty Herland Report

  The rise of totalitarianism in modern societies happens in nations where Marxism first is infused into society. The Marxist Left produces Totalitarianism: It is a must to create Marxist repressive revolutions that bring fear and terror into the population and thereby silence political opposition in order to fundamentally alter the whole culture and the social fabric of the nation. …

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The Psychology of Totalitarianism: Crisis narrative, destructive groupthink, free-floating anxiety

State Power and Totalitarianism: Minneapolis, Floyd

  Professor of Clinical Psychology, Mattias Desmet’s book The Psychology of Totalitarianism is well worth reading: The world is in the grips of mass formation—a dangerous, collective type of hypnosis—as we bear witness to loneliness, free-floating anxiety, and fear giving way to censorship, loss of privacy, and surrendered freedoms. It is all spurred by a singular, focused crisis narrative that …

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Institutionalizing Theft: PayPal now steals Funds from those they do not like

PayPal now steals Funds: AFP

  Herland Report: PayPal now steals Funds: Last week PayPal, an online service for making and receiving payments, announced that at PayPal’s “sole discretion” $2,500 would be seized from accounts of those PayPal decided were guilty of spreading misinformation.   “Misinformation” is whatever some speech control office at PayPal doesn’t like or dissent from official narratives.  In other words, PayPal announced a …

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Hannah Arendt: Understanding Totalitarianism and the reign of Terror

Understanding Totalitarianism: Hannah Arendt AP

  Herland Report: Understanding Totalitarianism: The German philosopher, Hannah Arendt is considered one of the most influential political theorists of the 20th century. She was a Holocaust survivor who spent many years questioning how it was possible for a modern, democratic state such as pre-World War II Germany, to turn into a totalitarian state and a brutal regime that killed …

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

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

  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. 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 …

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Alexandr Solzhenitsyn: The failings of human consciousness, deprived of its divine dimension, is determining factor in all major crimes of this century

Soviet Atheist Repression Alexandr Solzhenitsyn: Cinema

  Herland Report: The Christian thinker, novelist and Nobel Prize laureate 1970, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn spoke vividly about the meaning of the repressive atheist experiment in the Soviet Union. Solzhenitsyn is referred to as the symbol of the contemporary Orthodox Christian revival in Russia, as he experienced more than sixty years of suffering under the harsh Soviet regime and came out undefeated …

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