A mass psychosis prevails, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Why else are normal people behaving like drugged-up zombies, denying facts and failing to respond to solid information?
This is an English translation of my article about mass psychosis in Swedish.
This phenomenon is not new. In fact, it is predictable. If a society is characterised by certain factors, a mass psychosis will most likely break out and manifest itself in predictable patterns.
These include the erasure of common sense, a blind rushing around within the elite holding power and the division of the people into diametrically opposed camps with no understanding of each other.
The German-American ”star” lawyer Reiner Füllmich, who has a track record of great success in criminal cases against the likes of Volkswagen and Deutsche Bank, has teamed up with a large number of lawyers and other specialists in ”The Corona Investigative Committee” to prepare indictments against parties responsible for crimes against humanity in connection with the coronavirus pandemic: a ”second Nuremberg Trial.”
As part of this work, he is inviting experts from a range of disciplines. Since 10 July 2020, he and his colleagues have been interviewing and listening to more than 150 experts from all fields of science regarding the so-called Covid 19 pandemic.
Having compiled all the data, they are convinced that what is going on worldwide constitutes the largest and most serious case of crime against humanity in the history of the world. The Corona Investigative Committee will bring a class action suit against the perpetrators and represent many thousands or indeed millions of individuals who have suffered harm due to this deception.
Before reading my article on the psychological aspects of the pandemic, I recommend that you watch Reiner Füllmich’s presentation of his work in two videos. You can find the videos here. Unfortunately, it is not technically possible to post them on the blog, but if you click on the link you will find them.
One of the experts called in by Reiner Füllmich and his Corona Commission is Mattias Desmet*, Professor of Psychology at the University of Ghent, Belgium. The following text is a summary of what he said about mass psychology, mass hysteria and mass psychosis, ”Mass Formation and Totalitarian Thinking in This Time of Global Crisis. The Eye of the Storm” at a meeting on 30 July.
In Sweden, we have had our own experience of mass societal psychoses, on several occasions, most recently in connection with the so-called ”refugee disaster” in 2015 – which was not a refugee disaster at all but a planned ”migration attack” on Europe’s borders, orchestrated by the multi-billionaire globalist George Soros and his Open Society Organisations, whose goal is to tear down all national borders. I have chronicled this mass psychosis in my (Swedish-language) chronicle ”A Week in September” and elsewhere.
There is a link between what happened in Sweden in 2015 and the factors that, according to Mattias Desmet, create the conditions for the eruption of a large-scale mass psychosis or mass hysteria. The four factors he categorizes as preconditions for mass psychosis are these:
- Many socially isolated people living in the absence of community and social ties.
- A large number of people experiencing a lack of meaning in their lives.
- Many waves of free-flowing anxiety washing over society.
- Widespread psychological and social dissatisfaction.
If these conditions are present, the preconditions for mass psychosis are also present. Usually, only about 30 per cent of the population will let themselves get caught up in group phenomena or mass hypnosis. Another 35-40 per cent are afraid to voice their own opinion for fear of the consequences. So for the most part, 70 per cent are silent – 30 per cent because they believe in the mainstream narrative and 40 per cent because they dare not open their mouths. That leaves an opposing segment of 20-30 per cent who do not accept the public narrative and who in certain situations protest loudly.
Long before the outbreak of the coronavirus crisis, all four of these preconditions for mass psychosis were in place. The sense of burnout among people was a veritable epidemic. Between 40-70 per cent considered their jobs completely meaningless. Use of psychiatric drugs was rampant. This is a measure of the level of dissatisfaction in society. In Belgium, for example, 11,5 million people pop more than 300 million doses of antidepressants alone.
There is no doubt that the restrictions justified in the name of the pandemic have had a major impact on the daily way of life of many people. They have meant involuntary isolation for many, particularly people over 70 who may never have experienced such a degree of isolation before, and have harshly brought people face to face with loneliness and the nature of the self when cut off from the activities and social interactions to which they are accustomed. The ban on visits to nursing/retirement homes has hit many people hard. Yet the Swedish restrictions have been very mild compared to most other countries. Sweden has not had any lockdowns or curfews.
It should also be pointed out that, even under normal circumstances, hundreds of thousands of Swedes, perhaps a few million, live more or less isolated in their homes, without access to cultural life and without the chance to visit shops, restaurants or other social venues. This has happened without their situation attracting any particular attention or empathy. For such people, the pandemic has meant no change. Everything is business as usual.
Some may be living out in the sticks beyond the reach of cultural life, or, most likely of all, are unable to move around and participate in social activities due to illness, age or disability. For this very large category of people, it can be difficult to understand what is traumatic about not going to a football match or a restaurant, because they never do such things normally. What is clear, however, is that the pandemic has brought many people face to face with loneliness and constraints on socialising, which has brought on a sense of crisis.
Above all, the scaremongering of the media, authorities and politicians has left people frightened out of their wits, and terrified people do not think rationally. In a short time, the firm conviction spread that you either accept the experimental jabs, without you or the administering nurse knowing what is in them, or you die from Covid-19.
In other words, pure lies and scaremongering, designed to shepherd people into health centres for injection with substances not approved for use in humans except for authorised emergency use (EUA) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Those who take the jabs believe it is ”safe and effectively”. But not even the manufacturers know how the so called ”vaccine” works. That’s the meaning of a sensational agreement with Pfizer and the purchasers which I wrote about recently.
Free-floating anxiety (anxiety without a specific cause) is the most painful psychological condition there is. The pain is extreme. It leads to panic attacks and other distressing psychological conditions as sufferers search for an explanation for their anxiety. And now the media is offering a narrative – the coronavirus pandemic – that includes both a cause and a strategy to deal with it. People are incentivised to follow the strategy, no matter how high the price. That’s what happens when a mass movement begins.
Later, in another stage, people engage in a heroic collective struggle with the object of their anxiety. Then a new kind of social bond and a new sense that life has meaning emerges. Suddenly, all of life is about fighting the anxiety trigger, a process which creates a new community with other people. Suddenly you are part of a social communion. The transformation leads to a kind of psychological intoxication. Comparable to hypnosis, this is what creates a mass movement. Many experts, such as the French physicist Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931), have described this phenomenon as a kind of hypnosis.
Why are we as a society entering a state where large sections of the population feel anxious, depressed and disillusioned, plagued by a sense of meaninglessness and social isolation? Unless we get to the roots of these problems, the masses will always be susceptible to leaders who try to lure them into forming a mass movement. So we need to consider, for example, what it is that causes so many of us to experience a lack of meaning in our lives. Is there something in our materialistic and mechanical view of man that is leading us towards a fundamental breakdown of real social structures, our social bonds and our sense that our lives have meaning?
What happens at the moment when people succumb to psychological intoxication and are seized by a mass movement is that facts no longer matter. Whether the narrative is right or wrong becomes irrelevant, even if it is blatantly wrong. What matters is that psychological intoxication occurs. A cult mentality takes hold.
It is what keeps them going, even if they happen to be struck at some moment by the realisation that they are wrong. It is the pivotal mechanism of a mass movement, and it is what makes it so difficult to influence.
For the people inside the movement, it doesn’t matter if the narrative is wrong. They just want to avoid going back to the painful experience of free-floating anxiety, whatever it takes.
The first thing we have to do if we want to change this is to acknowledge this painful anxiety. Think about why we ended up with this feeling of meaninglessness, this lack of social ties, and this massive psychological dissatisfaction, and try to tell people that we don’t need this coronavirus crisis to create new social ties. We need to look for other ways of dealing with social problems that existed before the crisis, and find other solutions.
The media play a crucial role in the emergence and perpetuation of a mass movement. Without their involvement, it is not possible to create mass psychosis on the scale that we are seeing now, which has almost no precedent in history. This mass psychosis is global.
Journalists have dropped all previous restraints and are engaging in pure propaganda. No one who does not represent the mainstream narrative is allowed to speak. There is no questioning or debate. The online platforms are the tools of the globalists and practice harsh censorship.
Anything that threatens to expose the great deception is swept away.
In Sweden, we only need to go back six years, to 2015, to see that the underlying preconditions for mass psychosis were already in place then, and long before. For more than 30 years, Sweden has been subjected to mass immigration on a scale unparalleled in the world, against the will of the people – carried out year after year as an continuing incremental coup d’état. In the 2000s alone, two million foreigners have been granted residence permits.
No matter which party you vote for, there is no end to mass immigration. It erodes the economy, it destroys social trust, it distorts your perception of your own country, it deprives you of a sense of belonging and security. It creates feelings of powerlessness, despair and resignation, creates a sense of homelessness in your own country when the urban landscape is completely transformed – in short, the four factors that Mattias Desmet talks about above.
When people feel that they cannot influence anything, that they are being ridden roughshod over again and again, a psychological and social dissatisfaction, a feeling of meaninglessness and apathy spreads, on top of which comes free-floating anxiety dulled with drugs.
Even before 2015, Sweden was already in this serious state of crisis. The psychological paralysis deepened day by day as the media drummed out their sob stories about the poor ”refugees” that it is supposedly our responsibility to care and provide for.
The image of the drowned three-year-old boy Alan Kurdi symbolises the mass psychotic madness that spread through Sweden in 2015. He, his mother and brother drowned 500 metres offshore in Bodrum, Turkey, because their father, Abdullah Kurdi, a drug-addled refugee smuggler, was driving a rickety boat towards the Greek island of Lesbos, bound for Sweden. Here, Kurdi wanted to get free dental implants. He was the only one in the family to survive.
What is it that has made Swedes almost apathetically resign themselves for years to policies of mass immigration and so-called multiculturalism that are literally destroying our country – now clear to all with eyes to see in the number of gang shootings, Europe’s largest?
The reasons are many, but let me point to one circumstance that I believe has played a very large part in creating apathy and a sense of abandonment. It can be summed up in one word: resignation.
It does not matter what you vote for; none of the parties care about the best interests of the citizens.
I can see at least one more reason for this resignation. During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, virtually all Swedish city centres were demolished and razed to the ground.
A living environment that had been allowed to grow organically over a long period of time was flattened by excavators and turned into concrete rubble and heaped earth. People protested but were ruthlessly swept aside by a power-hungry coalition of mainly Social Democratic municipal politicians and the business community, in particular the Cooperative Federation, which built the hideous Domus department store sheds promising the good life. The demolitions were veritable acts of murder on Swedish cities, and left deep wounds in the Swedish national soul.
Instead of beautiful old wooden houses crafted by carpenters, lots of brutally ugly multistory carparks were built, along with 350 department stores – 180 Domus, 80 Epa and 90 Åhléns department stores – more than the number of municipalities (kommuner) in Sweden. All in Soviet monolith style.
Ugliness erodes the soul and damages our psychological immune system.
This is my personal hypothesis, but I am convinced that the mass demolition of Swedish city centres was a stab into the soul of the Swedes which, together with other attacks, has seriously damaged our psychological immune defences and prepared the ground for the next slap in the face and socially ruinous event, mass immigration – which then prepared the ground for the coronavirus crisis.
Everything is connected. Those of us who have lived a long life can see how the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
When I think of Sweden, I see the image of a beaten, bruised child before my eyes. The child closes its eyes and curls up, tries to tough it out and hopes that things will get better. That there will be no more blows. But the blows continue to fall. The child gives up, resigns itself, turns inward.
In a state of resignation and despair, mass psychosis offers a ”solution,” a way out of the piercing anguish. Psychological intoxication shrinks the field of vision and makes people see only what is dictated by the narrative. They suffer tunnel vision that shuts out of view, for example, all insights into the damage and casualties that lockdowns, school closures and travel bans have caused in much of the world. Those who have allowed themselves to be swept up by mass psychosis feel no empathy for the victims of lockdowns or other totalitarian restrictions. They continue to believe that the measures are effective, despite the evidence that they are ineffective. Those who subscribe to the public narrative exult over vaccine passes and fail to see what a huge restriction they are on our freedom.
A mass psychosis monopolises your attention so powerfully that you can take everything away from people, and they won’t even notice. That’s exactly what’s going on right now. People are being deprived of their freedom, and few are protesting, because they don’t see what’s happening.
Another consequence is that people caught up in mass psychosis show deep intolerance for dissenting voices. If someone suggests that the public narrative is false, this threatens to trigger awareness, and those caught up in the mass psychosis become angry at being cast back into their original anxiety and discontent. So they direct deep aggression at voices that express dissenting views. At the same time, they are extremely tolerant of people who repeat the prevailing mainstream narrative.
Anyone who has tried to have a factual discussion with vaccination advocates on social media can attest that it is impossible. Some of those who have invested their faith and bodily health in the shots may sense that they have made a rash decision and must then do all they can to shut out voices that confirm the mistake. Hence the startling aggressiveness.
Even the majority of psychologists fail to identify and acknowledge these processes in the current crisis. That is strange. It took Mattias Desmet six months to realise that we are dealing with mass psychosis. Many of his colleagues have allowed themselves to be involved in and promote this mass movement, even at his own faculty.
Science in general is in crisis, one of the reasons being that almost all research is funded by people and organisations that should have been avoided as sponsors. It is well known that the unscrupulous pharmaceutical industry does not hesitate to bribe the medical profession and the pharmaceutical authorities, and they do not hesitate to accept the bribes either. But the general public does not know about this and therefore blindly trusts the doctors.
The creators of totalitarian regimes in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were not ordinary criminals. In their actions, they knew exactly how to follow the standards prevailing in their societies. While what is usually meant by criminals break all such rules, the leaders of totalitarian states follow them to the letter. They comply. They are convinced by their ideology and that it will lead people to a manmade paradise, of their own creation. But – and this is important – they have no problem sacrificing segments of the population in order to reach paradise. That is the price some people have to pay for this better world. Joseph Stalin wiped out half of the Communist Party he led.
If a mass movement really balloons in a society, it is difficult to alert the masses. Usually, it is impossible. The masses don’t wake up until the destruction has gone very deep and is perhaps irreparable.
Once again, we can compare this with the degradation of society wrought by politicians by means of mass immigration. Things must reach the point of almost daily gangland shootings and murders in residential areas, near nursery schools, and in the streets and squares, before the far left begins to realize what a nightmare society it has created, and its foghorns with luck fall silent.
But if those who disagree with the mass narrative continue to speak out, they can prevent the masses from committing the most egregious crimes. That is very important. You – that’s right, you! – can make their hypnosis less profound by continuing to speak. We should also speak for those who are not in the streets, those who are in their offices, those who are afraid of losing their jobs if they say they feel something is wrong. We must try to help them become stronger.
We also need, paradoxically, to speak for those who believe in the mainstream narrative and are trapped in the mass psychosis. We should speak both for the masses and for those who refuse to run with the herd.
What may surprise the observer of mass psychosis is that highly educated people, those with access to the microphones, often spearhead the disinformation. They are generally more susceptible to manipulation than ”ordinary people” with less education: car mechanics, excavator operators, shop assistants, plumbers, hairdressers, taxi drivers and others who often have greater access to common sense. The differences are due to education. The highly educated have learned to obey. They have learned to think like everyone else.
But even if the masses could be aroused now, they would succumb to similar mass psychosis again a few years later. They would allow themselves to be hypnotised again – unless we solve the real, underlying problems of this crisis, namely that large segments of the population are anxious and depressed, and experience a lack of meaning in their lives and feel socially isolated.
Unless that problem can be solved, masses of people will always be susceptible to leaders who try to lure them into mass movements. We must recognise that there is something in our materialistic, mechanical view of mankind and the world that leads to a fundamental destruction of real social structures, social bonds and the sense that life has meaning.
If you believe that people are machines, biological machines – then life becomes meaningless. What meaning is there if the life of a human being is reduced to a tiny lego piece that is just a detail in the great machinery of the universe? Or if people feel like what the globalists call us, ”useless eaters”, that is, useless creatures who only eat and consume but add nothing of value.
The tide will turn, sooner or later. But first we have to be sufficiently concrete in the way we look at people in the world, and there are of course many factors at play here. Totalitarianism and mass movements have one main characteristic: they are always self-destructive. They are only good for destruction, never for construction. And since mainstream ideology is now literally working its way into our very bodies, dramatic mistakes can result.
By using our voices in the alternative media, we can keep a portion of the population, the 40 per cent, vigilant until the facts are so clear, the damage the system has done is so clear, that they too can see it. Then they will be more and more motivated to speak out – loudly. That’s when we reach the tipping point.
Those who are completely hypnotized will never see the damage. They are literally blind.
* Mattias Desmet’s full talk is available in English here. There is also a video version of the meeting. My text is a translated, summarised and edited version of what Mattias Desmet says, with my own reflections and comments with reference to Sweden.
(Desmet’s English and other English quotes here are back-translations from Swedish and may not correspond exactly to the original wording).
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