Some Experts Think They’ve Figured Out Why Half of Society Has Become “Pandemic Obsessed”

Some Experts Think They’ve Figured Out Why Half of Society Has Become “Pandemic Obsessed”

One of the craziest things that have happened over this COVID pandemic is how half of society appears to have gone completely bonkers.

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I understand how things got out of control. I saw all the (now debunked) videos that supposedly came out of China showing people foaming at the mouth, and collapsing in the street, supposedly from “COVID.” There were also (now debunked) clips of supposed “doctors” in Hazmat suits shooting citizens of Wuhan who tried to escape the city.

These videos went mega-viral and scared the crap out of many people. Couple that with the non-stop media fear porn, and all of those (now debunked) fear-porn stories out of Italy, and you have a recipe for disaster.

I still remember a story from New York, where supposedly officials were digging mass graves… I mean, it was a crazy time.

And what’s really strange to me is how our media isn’t the least bit interested in hunting down who was behind all of those videos. Who made them? Why did they edit clips to look scary and tell a certain narrative and who uploaded them online?

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Oddly, nobody in the mainstream media seems interested in digging into that… especially when all that fear created a panicked society that still hasn’t recovered – as a matter of fact, it seems like society is getting worse.

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People are so over-the-moon scared, they’re walking around like this:

Healthy people, who have little to no risk, even if they catch COVID, are acting as if this virus is a death sentence for them.

We’re not even sure how many people died “from” COVID since the BIG SCARY numbers we’re all sharing are the “FROM COVID” numbers and that’s very different, as Dr. Fauci points out.

Watch:

What Fauci said about kids, applies to everyone. The “from” and “with” numbers are very different.

And then, we have the Omicron variant – a variant that doesn’t appear to impact the lungs and feels like a mild cold, yet the country has gone barking mad.

Just look what Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers said after she appeared on CNN:

“Thanks to CNN for having me on this morning. We have never seen anything like Omicron before & while we are all trying to keep schools open because we know that’s important for kids,we need the safety measures like testing, well fitted masks,good ventilation, vaccines & boosters.”

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She says, “We’ve never seen anything like Omicron before…” Really, Randi? It’s like a mild cold. I think we’ve all seen a mild cold before.

So, what is causing people to freak out like this? I understand being careful or concerned, but what we’re seeing from many people isn’t that… it’s hysteria and almost an obsession with all-things COVID.

What is driving this lunacy?

Well, some experts think they’ve figured it out. They say it’s called Mass Formation Psychosis.

Clark County Today Administrator Heidi Wetzler shares clinical psychology professor Mattias Desmet’s theory about the societal conditions under which a population ends up willingly sacrificing their freedom.

Here’s a snippet from the piece:

Recently, I ran across the concept of mass formation, explained by Mattias Desmet, professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium. He explains the societal conditions under which a population ends up willingly sacrificing their freedom.

There are four basic conditions which need to be met in order for a society to be vulnerable to mass hypnosis. The first of which is a lack of societal bonding. It is easily argued that members of Western society struggled with loneliness long before the pandemic, and then with the ongoing lockdowns, isolation, and general fear of one another, this lack of community has continued to a dangerous degree.

The second condition is met when the majority of people view their lives as being without purpose or meaning. A recent poll of young people in the UK revealed that 89 percent of those aged 16-29, “believe that their lives have no meaning or purpose.” Desmet also cites studies showing that half of all adults believe that their jobs are completely meaningless and are basically “sleepwalking” through their day.

Free floating anxiety is the third condition for the rise of mass formation. A quick count of the number of anxiety/depression medications prescribed each year, confirms that there is no arguing the crushing levels of anxiety prevalent in our communities.

And the fourth condition is high levels of frustration and aggression, with no discernible cause. If you spend any time driving or on social media these days, you will experience the open hostility present in the world today.

I drive myself crazy trying to find logical reasons why the masses whole-heartedly accept everything that Dr. Fauci or other national and global health officials proclaim. The announcements can change with the wind, lack data to support, openly contradict what was said the day before, or include outright lies, but as long as they are echoed and supported in mainstream media, they are believed as truth. This is the result of mass formation psychosis.

Society has been given somewhere to place their anxiety. Community has been formed around a seemingly heroic struggle against a common goal. Fighting this virus has given purpose to rudderless lives. And life has been given meaning through a global human connection, where there once was a void. Saving every life from dying of COVID is of paramount importance. All other psychological, economic, and social losses are unworthy of concern – blatantly selfish to contemplate.

This psychological phenomenon explains why so many have bought into a clearly illogical narrative, and why they are willing to participate in the prescribed strategy — “even if it’s utterly absurd,” Desmet says. “The reason they buy into the narrative is because it leads to this new social bond,” he explains. “Science, logic and correctness have nothing to do with it.”

Humans crave community and long for social bonds. Now that these connections have been forged, they are nearly impossible to break. Hypnotized people are unable to question the narrative being fed to them.  Take vaccinations in children 5-11 for example. There is absolutely no emergency for children. None. Yet, the FDA approved an Emergency Use Authorization vaccine for this age group. There are zero long term safety studies. But the masses eagerly line up to vaccinate their children. This doesn’t make any sense. This is reckless. There is no science to back this need up. But our leaders say it is vital. So, it must be.

The entire piece is fascinating and explains so much. I’d highly suggest you read the entire piece.

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You can find the full piece here.

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