ELEISON COMMENTS DCCLVI (January 8, 2022) : MASS PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology “professors” at modern “universities” can emphatically not be relied on to talk good sense, butDr.Mattias Desmet, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium, may be an exception to that rule. He makes no mention of God, but on the Internet at https://youtu.be/uLDpZ8daIVM he tells many human truths as to “Why so many people still buy into the Covid narrative”. It is not a problem of truth. It is, as Dr. Desmet explains, a problem of empty and anxious human beings latching onto a false fulfilment presented by the media. Read below a (partly adapted) summary of his own interview.
The majority of the world’s population have fallen under a kind of spell – a “mass formation” or mass hypnosis. Mass formation is a specific type of group formation that can emerge in society under certain conditions:
1. People experience a lack of social bond; a lack of social connectedness.
2. A large part of society feels a lack of meaning in the world.
3. A general anxiety exists in society, an anxiety without a specific focus. For example, in Belgium, which has a population of 11 million, around 300 million doses of anti-depressants are used each year.
4. There is frustration and aggression, but without direction in a specific aim or cause.
Under these conditions, people connect their general anxiety to a specific object of anxiety presented via the mass media. The media not only focus the nameless anxiety, for instance on Covid, but they also give a concrete strategy to deal with it (lockdowns, etc.). People start to participate together in the strategy to deal with the anxiety. A new way of being social emerges. For instance in England was seen for a while the absurd banging of saucepans in the street at 8pm on Thursdays to recognise the “heroes” of the National Health Service, “battling” with the supposedly “overwhelming threat” of Covid. But everybody could feel good in the new group, with a cosy feeling of solidarity in meaningful action:”Save our NHS”.
People within this mass formation (mass hypnosis) must all participate in the lock-downs, mask-wearing or vaccinations. If you do not participate then you are not showing solidarity with the new group. The Covid measures are designed to identify who is part of the new cult-like social group and nothing more. They are not backed by science, nor do they have any ability to defeat the “pandemic”. Covid is a psychological and not a biological crisis. The artificial focusing of the anxiety leads moreover to a very narrow field of attention. People are only aware of a small part of reality, on which the media narrative focuses their attention. Any arguments against the Covid narrative falling outside this small field of attention get little or no traction, because people are only able to view the “pandemic” through this small lens, as if nothing else mattered. The artificial narrative also enables insubstantial politicians to set themselves up as leaders once more. Prior to Covid they were losing their grip, but now they can resound through the media, which enable them to hypnotise the mass of the population.
And the truth ? Forget it ! It interferes with the narrative. But such artificial narratives do require an enemy. With Covid, that will be the unvaccinated, who will be to blame for all infections and deaths. They are to be marginalised, dehumanised – and vaccinated by force, if all else fails. Dear readers, if all else fails, pray the Rosary to empower the Mother of God to stop these servants of the Devil ! She can.
Kyrie eleison Almighty God is big. If He’s kicked out, He leaves a big, big gap to fill, no doubt !