A psychological condition of society known as “mass formation” is a condition for totalitarianism. Under mass formation, a population willingly sacrifices their freedom
The central condition for mass formation to occur is a lack of societal bonding. In other words, social isolation on a mass scale, which is precisely what the lockdowns were all about. But even before the ‘pandemic’, social isolation was at a historical high
The second condition is that a majority of people must experience life as meaningless and purposeless. The third condition is widespread free-floating anxiety and free-floating discontent. This refers to discontent and anxiety that have no apparent or distinct causes
The fourth condition is free-floating frustration and aggression, which tends to naturally follow the previous three. Here, again, the frustration and aggression have no discernible cause
Once these four conditions are widespread, mass formation can occur, which allows for totalitarianism to rise and thrive. A key strategy to break mass formation and prevent totalitarianism is for dissenters to join together as one large group, thereby giving fence-sitters who are not yet fully hypnotized an alternative to going along with the totalitarians. Another is to loudly speak out against the totalitarian regime, as this is how atrocities are limited
In 1938, Technocracy defined itself as
“The Science of Social Engineering”.
This professor of clinical psychology in Belgium
has revealed the four key elements of “mass formation”
that cause people to disconnect from reality.
The Great Panic of 2020-2022
shows that all four have been realized
with predictable outcomes.
Patrick M. Wood – TN Editor
In the video far below, Mattias Desmet, professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium, reviews the societal conditions under which a population ends up willingly sacrificing their freedom.
Desmet, who also has a master’s degree in statistics, discovered peculiar anomalies in statistical analyses done during the COVID ‘pandemic’, which made him realize our global society is starting to enter a “mass formation” state, a type of “collective hypnosis” required for the rise of a totalitarian regime.
In this Aubrey Marcus podcast interview, Desmet reviews the step-by-step formula that results in this collective hypnosis, and how this formula has been deployed on the global population over the past two years.
Needless to say, he warns us about continuing down this path, and provides solutions that we can take, both on an individual and collective basis, to prevent the loss of freedom that will surely follow if we do nothing.
Around the end of February 2020, Desmet started looking at case fatality rates and other statistics, quickly realizing that there was something seriously wrong with the models presented to the public and used as justification for shutting down “nonessential” businesses and telling everyone to stay at home.
The models were greatly exaggerating the threat of SARS-CoV-2, and by the end of May 2020, this was “proven beyond doubt.”
the Imperial College in London predicted that if Sweden did not lock down, 80,000 people would be dead by the end of May 2020.
Well, Sweden opted not to lock down, and by the end of May only 6,000 people had died with a diagnosis of COVID-19.
Strangest of all, Desmet says, was that everyone kept saying the coronavirus countermeasures were based on mathematical models and science, yet,
“when it was proven beyond doubt that the initial models were completely wrong, the measures continued, as if nothing was wrong and the models were right.”
Clearly, then, modeling and science were not foundational or even part of the equation at all.
This, Desmet says,
“was a strong sign that there was something going on at the psychological level that was really powerful.”
Another tipoff that something was really wrong was the fact that none of our political leaders were taking into account the collateral damage of their countermeasures.
There was no cost-benefit/risk-reward analysis for any of the countermeasures…
The World Health Organization (WHO) did warn that the measures might result in excess deaths from starvation.
Yet at no time did we ever see a mathematical model that took into account both sides of the coin – the death toll from the virus, and the collateral damage of the countermeasures.
And without such an analysis, we could not assess whether the countermeasures might be more harmful than the virus…
Anytime you consider a public health measure, a cost-benefit analysis is essential. You cannot make a sensible decision without it.
Yet here, such basics were ignored as if the collateral damage was inconsequential…
After a couple of months, Desmet finally realized what was going on.
Society was (and still is) under the spell of a mass hypnosis, a psychological process known as “mass formation” that arises in society when specific conditions are met.
The central condition is a lack of societal bonding.
In other words, social isolation on a mass scale, which is precisely what the lockdowns were all about.
We were all told that any contact with others, including members of our own family, could be a death sentence…
I’ve heard of people who for over a year have not met with a single person, remaining locked in their homes the entire time, for fear of contagion. But social isolation was a widespread problem even before the ‘pandemic’.
Marcus cites a survey, which found 25% of respondents didn’t have a single close friend.
What’s more, the loneliest age group were young adults, not seniors, as typically suspected.
So, even before the ‘pandemic’, Western societies were suffering from a lack of community, which is a key condition for “mass formation” syndrome to emerge in the first place.
The second condition is that a majority of people must experience life as meaningless and purposeless.
Desmet cites research showing that half of all adults feel their jobs are completely meaningless, providing no value to either themselves or others.
In another poll, done in 2012, 63% of respondents said they were “sleepwalking” through their workdays, putting no passion into their work whatsoever.
So, condition No. 2 for mass formation hypnosis was also fulfilled, even before the ‘pandemic’ hit.
Free-floating anxiety refers to anxiety that has no apparent or distinct cause.
If you’re in the jungle and find yourself chased by a lion, your fear and anxiety have a natural, easily-identified cause – the lion.
However, when you are socially disconnected and feel your life has no meaning, then a free-floating anxiety can emerge that is not connected to a mental or physical representation of a specific threat.
Judging by the popularity of antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs, condition No. 3 was also fulfilled long before the ‘pandemic’.
The fourth condition is free-floating frustration and aggression, which tends to naturally follow the previous three.
Here, again, the frustration and aggression have no discernible cause.
When Conditions Are Met, Mass Formation Emerges
When these four conditions are fulfilled by a large enough portion of society, they are ripe for mass formation hypnosis…
All that’s needed now is a story in which the source or cause of the anxiety is identified and spelled out, while simultaneously providing a strategy for addressing and neutralizing that cause.
By accepting and participating in whatever that strategy is, people with free-floating anxiety feel equipped, finally, with the means to control their anxiety and avoid panic.
They feel like they’re in charge again.
Interestingly, when this happens, people also suddenly feel reconnected with others, because they’ve all identified the same nemesis. So, they’re joined together in a heroic struggle against the mental representation of their anxiety.
This new-found solidarity also gives their lives new meaning and purpose.
Together, this connection, while based on a false premise, acts to strengthen the psychological disconnect from reality.
It 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.
“Through the process of mass formation, they switch from the very painful condition of social isolation to the opposite state of maximal connectedness that exists in a crowd or a mass.
That in and of itself leads up to a sort of mental intoxication, which is the real reason people stick to the narrative, why people are willing to go along with the narrative, even, as we said, it is utterly wrong, and even if they lose everything that is important to them, personally.”
These losses can include their mental and physical health, their homes, livelihoods and material well-being.
None of it matters when you’re under the hypnotic spell of mass formation…
And this, Desmet says, is one of the most problematic aspects of this psychological phenomenon.
Masses of people become self-destructive through their myopic focus.
19th Century Mass Formation
Gustave Le Bon, a French social psychologist renowned for his study of crowds once said:
“The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them.
Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”
Le Bon’s book, “The Crowd – A Study of the Popular Mind,” takes a deep-dive into the characteristics of human crowds and how, when gathered in groups, people tend to relinquish conscious deliberation in favor of unconscious crowd action.
He warned that if society didn’t take heed and ward of social isolation and the anti-religious idea that life has no purpose, we would end up in a state where mass formation would become the norm.
These psychologically damaged people would take over, which is precisely what happened.
A key example is the Nazi regime.
Desmet points out that while we typically think of dictatorships arising from the use of brute force and fear, the Nazi regime – and the leadership we’re faced with right now – came into power on the back of this deep psychological phenomenon known as mass formation.
People WILLINGLY participated in the Nazi atrocities because of the psychological state society was in, the mass formation phenomenon, not because they feared their leader.
Key Difference Between ‘Dictatorship’ and ‘Totalitarianism’
So, it’s important to realize that classical dictatorships and totalitarianism arise from different causes.
As a general rule,
in a classic dictatorship, the dictator becomes milder and less aggressive once dissident voices, his opposition, are silenced.
Once he has seized complete power, he doesn’t need to be aggressive anymore and can resort to other means to maintain control.
In a totalitarian state, the exact opposite occurs.
This is crucial for us to understand, because,
in a totalitarian society, once the opposition is silenced, that’s when the state commits its greatest and cruelest atrocities…
An example of this is,
Stalin‘s purification scheme in the 1930s, which led to the death of about 80 million people in a single decade.
The mid-30s is also when the Nazi regime began its insane cleansing, which resulted in the Holocaust.
Both occurred after the vocal opposition had been quenched.
We’re now at another watershed moment in history, where the opposition to the ‘pandemic’ madness is being silenced.
If we want humanity to survive and not succumb to global totalitarianism, we must keep speaking against it, because when we stop, THAT’S when the real atrocities will begin.
In other words, we ain’t seen nothing yet…
The worst is still to come – if we fall silent.
Here’s another important point.
Totalitarians don’t stop committing atrocities once the opposition is vanquished. It merely expands to new groups.
Desmet recounts how Stalin switched from one scapegoat to the next, as he kept running out of groups to blame and had them killed off.
Eventually, he ended up murdering half of his Communist Party members, even though most had done nothing wrong and were loyal to him.
That’s something to ponder in our present situation.
Right now, “anti-vaxxers” are the opposition the totalitarian regime seeks to destroy.
Once there are no more “anti-vaxxers,” say, theoretically, that everyone in the world got the shot, the opposition to be done away with would become some other group.
So, if you’re “vaccinated” and up on all your boosters right now and are cheering on the crusade against those who don’t want the shot, know that it’s only a matter of time before it’s your turn to be victimized over something…
The Tragic End that Awaits All Mass Formation Societies
The fate of those who succumb to mass formation and embrace totalitarianism is particularly tragic, in a sense, because of another curious thing that occurs.
People under its spell often end up agreeing that they deserve to die and willingly go to their death. This, Desmet says, is what happened with many of Stalin’s party members who were given death sentences for no apparent reason.
As noted by Marcus, this is basically menticide, the killing of the mind…
The psychological process of menticide so degrades the mental faculties that rational thinking is no longer possible, making you profoundly gullible. In this state, you’ll buy into any narrative without critical thinking.
Mass formation also always ends up creating more of the conditions that allowed it to emerge in the first place.
in the end, people who are under mass formation hypnosis will feel greater social isolation than ever before, less meaning and purpose in life, and more free-floating anxiety and free-floating aggression than before.
Mass formation also erases individuality.
The group becomes all-important and the individual inconsequential.
Hence being told you, your parents or children deserve or need to die for the betterment of society is acceptable and agreeable.
“Everyone becomes equally stupid, essentially,” Desmet says.
“It doesn’t matter how smart or intelligent they were before. They lose all capacity for critical thinking, they lose all individual characteristics.”
Applied to today, this is shockingly relevant.
It helps explain how and why parents are willing to line up their children for an experimental injection that can disable or kill them.
“Totalitarianism is a monster that ALWAYS devours its own children,” Desmet says…
Mass Formation in Action
Another important point is that, typically,
only 30% of people in a totalitarian society are actually under the hypnotic spell of mass formation. It seems greater, but they’re actually in a minority.
However, there’s typically another 40% that simply go along with the program, even though they’re unconvinced. They don’t want to stick out by going against the prevailing current.
The remaining 30% are not hypnotized and want to wake the others up.
The so-called Asch experiments clearly demonstrated that,
very few people, only 25%, are willing to go against the crowd, no matter how absurd and obviously wrong the crowd’s opinion is.
Two-thirds of people are willing to go along with “idiocracy“…
Time and again, mass formation events and experiments show us there are three groups of people:
those who become spellbound and actually believe that the wrong answer is the right one
those who know the answer is wrong, but dare not tell the truth so they agree with what they know to be false
those who know the answer is wrong and say so…
How to Break Mass Formation
All of this points to what the answer is.
According to Desmet,
what dissidents need to do is firstly join together to form one large group.
This gives the largest, 40% group – the fence-sitters who only go along with the program because they’re afraid of being ostracized – an alternative social bonding platform.
Most of them are likely to join the dissident anti-totalitarian group rather than follow the totalitarian mindset that they don’t fully agree with.
At that point, the mass formation is done…
The totalitarian state is finished because the neutral fence-sitters, which allowed for mass formation to take root and grow, are now no longer participating in that process.
And without mass formation, a totalitarian takeover cannot succeed.
Secondly, we must continue to speak out – LOUDLY…
Speaking out can help minimize the number of people who get hypnotized.
It can also wake some up who already are under the mass formation spell.
According to Desmet, speaking out has also been shown to limit the atrocities committed.
“In my opinion, it is not an option to stop speaking,” he says.
“It’s the most important thing we can do.”
It’s not easy…
As discussed by Marcus and Desmet,
the totalitarian regime has the benefit of being able to control the narrative through a centralized media…
Not surprisingly, mass media is a key tool for the successful creation of mass formation.
A third action item is creating parallel structures.
The power of this strategy was demonstrated by Vaclav Havel, a political dissident who eventually became the president of Czechoslovakia.
A parallel structure is any kind of business, organization, technology, movement or creative pursuit that fits within a totalitarian society while being morally outside of it.
Once enough parallel structures are created, a parallel culture is born that functions as a sanctuary of sanity within the totalitarian world.
Havel explains this strategy in his book, “The Power of the Powerless.”
As noted by Desmet, totalitarianism will always self-destruct in the end.
The psychological underpinnings are so self-destructive that the system falls apart.
That’s the good news.
The bad news is a totalitarian system can survive for long periods of time before petering out, and there tend to be few survivors at the end…
That said, Desmet believes this new global totalitarianism is more unstable than regional dictator-led totalitarian systems, so it may self-destruct faster.
the key is to survive outside the totalitarian system while we wait for it to self-destruct…
However, we must still dissent in word and deed, in order to limit the atrocities and mitigate the damage.
Ultimately, as in medicine,
preventing totalitarianism is far easier than trying to break free later.
To do that, we need to prevent the four root causes of mass formation in society:
This will be the task of those who remain once this global totalitarianism experiment fails and falls.
Sources and References
by Allan Stevo
November 14, 2020
from LewRockwell Website
You might think that wearing a mask and social distancing is about your health, but you are wrong:
It is about conditioning and control to drive the world into Technocracy and Scientific Dictatorship.
The real issue is, will you comply or not?
The Question I’ve Wanted to Answer for Twenty Years is Suddenly So Clear to Me
Shortly after the turn of this century, I found myself standing in one of the halls of political power in former Czechoslovakia, after hearing the umpteenth horror story from communism, and saying to myself,
“I wish I could live through a little bit of communism to see how normal people allowed it to all happen.”
You see, I just couldn’t believe how this stable and prosperous interwar democracy could find itself in the throes of Stalinist communism and its psychological turmoil.
It was shortly after World War II though, in 1948, that the communists came to power and there was a lot of “new normal” to deal with after the horrors of war.
Akin to our current era, there was even a period of Czechoslovak communism called “normalizacia” or normalization.
What was this thing called normalization?
It was the “second wave” of Stalinism led by the old guard, a return after the liberalization of the 1968 Prague Spring to the most oppressive communism, a “new normal.”
Normalization lasted from the fall of 1968 until November 17, 1989, when a peaceful revolution was set into place in former Czechoslovakia.
The Normalities of Life Under Communism
From the surveillance state, to the uranium mines for political prisoners, along with other horrific impacts for thinking the wrong thing:
no college for your kids
no permission to pursue your desired career path
no permission to travel (unless you were really awful, hard to repress, and they wanted to get rid of you),
…to the total control of almost all aspects of life for all people, political prisoner or not, to the total domination of media and culture for the political ends of government, in which there was even well-funded and encouraged official culture and unofficial culture.
If you stayed obedient, you were mostly treated okay compared to the others.
If you got close to the most powerful, you were treated better.
Within a few years, no one in society – from the highest echelon down – was living all that well.
As time went on, the difference between west and east grew more stark.
Virtually everything was chintzy in the east.
How could a people put up with it?
How could anyone treat this as ‘normal’?
The stories I heard from so many seemingly normal and logical people in my many lengthy visits to post communist countries was,
“It was all so normal” and “We never realized anything was wrong with it.”
Plenty will also speak openly about the abnormality of it all.
To this day, in the post-communist lands, large percentages of the population, who are more comfortable being obedient to authority than figuring out how to add value in the world around them, lament the shift from communism.
Some people such as that have not made the shift to the logical and generous environment of capitalism very well.
They miss the warm paternalistic embrace of being a lackey in communist society.
As I write this, on Friday, November 13, 2020, seven months into our free trial of corona communism, on the 241st day of lockdown in this most heavily locked down American city in which I hang my hat, I’m beginning to see the many similarities that made it all so possible for the people of Czechoslovakia to see it as all so ‘normal’…
Compliance Is at The Heart of Totalitarianism
I stood with a European two weeks ago as he intimated to me the descent of the world into a state of compliance at all cost, and he related those details from his corner of the world since World War II, imbued with the memories of his forefathers.
Totalitarianism is compliance.
Compliance brings totalitarianism.
Whether it be more like fascism or communism matters little, widespread individual compliance inevitably leads a society to a bad place.
Lack of compliance is generally protective to the individual in the early days of totalitarianism as the non-compliant are not worth the trouble.
How Does Your Compliance Benefit You or Anyone Else?
The benefit of compliance to the individual in the present era of corona communism is unclear and unquestioned.
The insistence to comply is the primary definition of what is taking place today. There is no rigorous reason to it. There is no prevailing logic to it. There is certainly no genuine public debate.
Many governments and cultures in a self-perpetuating loop of fear that has been stoked and re-stoked have shifted toward this totalitarian demand toward compliance at all cost.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo even admits to happily riding the tide rather than leading.
The Empire State Fear-Monger Criticizes his Work
Cuomo, seemingly the biggest reactionary of all state governors instead of leading, tries to claim cynically that he rides the wave of fear, while blaming others for the fear-mongering behavior that he engages in that so feeds that fear.
On a Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (h/t Robert Wenzel) conference call, trying to make peace with Orthodox Jewish leaders who he later “stabbed in the back,” by their account, Cuomo calls his government’s corona response an over-reaction:
“I’m a hundred percent frank and candid.
This is not a highly nuanced, sophisticated response. This is a fear-driven response, you know. This is not a policy being written by a scalpel; this is a policy being cut by a hatchet. It’s just very blunt.
I didn’t propose this, you know; it was proposed by the Mayor [Bill de Blasio] in the City. I’m trying to sharpen it and make it better. But it’s out of fear.
People see the numbers going up – ‘Close everything! Close everything!’ It’s not the best way to do it, but it is a fear-driven response. The virus scares people.
Hopefully, we get the numbers down in the zip codes, the anxiety comes down, and then we can have a smarter, more-tailored approach.
Your point is right: why close every school? Why don’t you test the schools and close the ones that have a problem? I know, but, first, I don’t know that we have the resources to do that now.
But I can tell you honestly, the fear is too high to do anything other than,
‘Let’s do everything we can to get the infection rate down now, close the doors, close the windows.’
That’s where we are.”
This is The Predictable Outcome of Leaving Technocrats in Charge
Can anyone be surprised when a member of the technocratic class approaches a perfectly healthy human and instead of choosing the humbling “If it any broke then don’t try to fix it” approach, attempts the “Let’s do everything we can” approach?
This is their “professional deformation” as the Slovaks like to say about technocrats and a handful of other professionals, who have a hard time separating themselves from their career.
This over-reaction, which we euphemistically call “overkill,” a term that can both literally and appropriately be applied to Cuomo’s lethal corona response, is exactly what is to be expected of the technocratic class.
This is why a sane person places no trust in them.
They think they are miracle-workers, and they treat the state they serve as god-like.
At their hands, we will be led to totalitarianism, provided that they continue to encounter a compliant population.
The Formula our Technocratic Class has Borrowed from The Totalitarians of The Last Century
Though this can be elaborated on quite a bit after two decades of interviewing people and trying to make sense of communism, below is the formula that brought totalitarianism to vast portions of the globe and that is now being used in the United States (and the world):
Find a stressful situation.
Implement a new normal.
It will quickly perpetuate itself as useful idiots, useful innocents, confidence men, and many others collaborate in a self-fulfilling spiral.
Once a threshold has been breached, Frankenstein’s monster turns on Dr. Frankenstein and runs rampant for some decades hence.
This predictable equation is what I have, in disbelief, never imagined could be implemented on a society without watching it first hand.
I just could never imagine such drastic, measurable, toxic, self-sabotaging, and total change over such nonsense in under a year. I’m watching it first hand in my American homeland.
So many more died from the lockdown than from Covid, and the immeasurable horrors of the response to Covid beyond that will long be felt in society, even if we return to the old normal today.
I’m also watching this strange attitude get exported to vast portions of the globe, though I can’t travel to those places, so I remain skeptical about the veracity of the scattered reports.
Just like the “free” media of post-communist former Czechoslovakia, a great number of stories in many foreign newspapers are merely plagiaristic local translations or of New York Times stories or similar coverage.
52 Weeks In Slovakia
Having studied this topic of totalitarianism obsessively for the past two decades, I am most grateful for the knowledge I have that prepares me for this moment.
For those in doubt, just have a glance at the last decade of my writing in the website 52 Weeks in Slovakia, (www.52insk.com) which was started as a response to the awful coverage of the American media and also the Western-influenced Slovak media on domestic coverage of Slovakia.
The website is a slow, decade-long awakening.
In time, I learned a few details about those who successfully avoid the totalitarian.
The Individual Solution to Avoiding Totalitarianism
You can’t change anyone but yourself.
That means you can’t change society. Society may follow your lead, but you can’t guarantee that any action you take may change another. Even the most extreme regimes have learned this.
This may be sad to some, but this can also be liberating, for the good news is that you need only focus on yourself and those entrusted to you (who you also can’t change, but who you can lead and be a model for).
choose to be compliant with your own will
choose to be compliant with your Creator’s will
choose to be compliant with the most trendy, base trends of pop culture
choose to be compliant with the most twisted sycophants and sociopaths of media and culture
choose to be compliant with the most perverse laws and orders of government…
That choice is 100% yours. The easy choice is to make no choice, no decision, no commitment, but unless you are as spineless as they come, if you make that easy choice, boy will you hate yourself and where you end up.
Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future. You are the sum of the five people you most associate with. Who you associate with (for now) remains your choice.
Choose wisely, because plenty of people are working hard day-and-night in the nexuses of power: in DC, Arlington, Langley, big cities, state capitals, Silicon Valley, and many other places around the world to deny you that most basic freedom of association.
“What if there is uncomfortable pushback?” you may ask. Well, I’m sorry, that’s life and you need to choose your place in life. As Stephen Baskerville writes “He who is afraid to anger or offend is not yet a man.”
The choice then is this one, and this one alone. Will you be compliant or not…?
Will You Be Compliant or Not?
If you will wear the face mask, you will believe the election results.
If you will wear the face mask, you will accept the lockdown.
If you will wear the face mask, you will let your mother die alone.
If you will wear the face mask, you will let your son be buried with no funeral.
If you will wear the face mask, when historians one day call it necessary and normal, you will agree.
If you will wear the face mask, then 2020 will be tolerable to you, and you will learn to adapt to the worst in humanity, rather than to demand the best.
When you wear the face mask, you tell the world that you are someone who will not identify his boundaries, communicate his boundaries, or defend his boundaries.
You are instead someone with flexible boundaries, waiting for the right confidence man to walk all over you…
How Totalitarian Regimes Engulfed Half the World
How did totalitarian regimes engulf half the world in the Century of the Great State (1917-2016)…?
By getting its people to “wear” lots of different “face masks”…
What choices are you making at this moment in order to spread greater liberty in the world?
If you don’t have clear answers, you’re probably part of the mass marching us toward normalizacia.
The ‘new normal’…
There is a fundamental question that haunts the pages of history and it is one that has never been addressed in a satisfactory manner.
There are many schools of thought on why and how tyranny rises in any given society and all of them miss the mark in terms of explanations, primarily because they all allow their biases to rule their conclusions and blind them to the deeper aspects of power and conspiracy.
In other words, they are willing to go down the rabbit hole only so far, and then they deny that the rabbit hole even exists.
The common assumption when it comes to autocracy or oligarchy is that people are “stupid” and easily manipulated into following compelling personalities that make promises they never intend to keep.
This is a foolish oversimplification. In truth, the level of manipulation needed to lure a majority of people into dictatorship is so complex that it requires an advanced understanding of human psychology.
In our modern era, people cannot merely be ordered to submit at gunpoint, at least not right away.
They must be tricked into conforming, and not only that, but they must be made to think that it was THEIR IDEA all along. Without this dynamic of self censorship and self enslavement, the population will eventually rebel no matter how oppressive the regime.
A thousand year tyranny cannot exist unless a number of people are conned into applauding it, or, they directly benefit from it.
And this is where we find the true key to totalitarianism – It only thrives because there is an inherent portion of any given society that secretly loves it and wants it to exist.
We might call these people useful idiots, but it is much more than that.
they are not necessarily unaware of what they are doing
they understand to some extent that they are helping in the destruction of other people’s freedoms
and they revel in it…
Sure, there are elitists and globalists that levy core conspiracies and seek out more and more control, but they could not accomplish much of anything without the aid of the army of sociopathic aberrations that live among us.
It is clear that there are some people out there that are overly concerned with the personal health decisions of everyone else.
The science and the stats prove there is nothing for them to worry about from the virus, but,
They ignore the science.
They thirst for the taste of power.
They have become a cult which ignores all logic and demands fealty to their fraudulent narrative.
They do not care about the facts, they only care that we comply.
Well, as I have said time and time again:
We Will Not Comply…!
And so begins the epic conflict:
a tale as old as civilization itself…
There are two types of people in this world:
those that want to control others
those that want to be left alone
But what motivates the control freaks? Why are they the way they are?
Lets examine some of the causes…
The Fear Engine
There are people that are driven by success, by merit, by hope, by prosperity, by faith, by optimism, by love, and by honor.
And then, there are people driven by fear…
There are hundreds of various fears, but only a few ways to react to any of them.
Collectivists respond to fear with a desperate need to micromanage their environment; they believe that if they can dictate people and events to a certain degree, they can eliminate unexpected outcomes and be free of fear.
But life does not work this way and it never will.
The level of influence these people seek is so far beyond them that it can never be attained. That is to say, they will never be satisfied until they get more.
Their fears will always haunt them because fears cannot be dealt with from without, they can only be dealt with from within.
Furthermore, the things they fear often revolve around their own narcissism and are of their own making.
They fear failure, but they rarely work hard enough to succeed.
They fear exposure, but only because they constantly lie.
They fear conflict, but only because they are weak in body and character.
They fear death, because they believe in nothing greater than themselves.
They clamor for dominance of their surroundings because they wrongly believe that they can cheat fate and the consequences of their own terrible choices.
The Safety of The Mob
The issue of fear extends into the common mindset of the totalitarian and how they find safety.
The idea of standing on their own two feet and standing by their principles in the face of opposition is completely foreign to them. They avoid these situations at any cost and the notion of risk is abhorrent to them. So, they instead look for a mob to blend into.
This makes them feel safe in obscurity while also wielding force through collectivist action. They can feel powerful while at the same time being pitiful and weak.
These people almost always operate through large single minded groups that punish any dissension in the ranks, usually with gatekeepers that moderate the motivations of the hive.
The mob itself is a weapon, its only purpose beyond the comfort of its adherents is to destroy those people that do not hold the same beliefs or values as the controllers.
There is no defensive purpose to the mob; it is an assassin’s tool, it is a nuclear bomb.
And, as we have seen in every modern dictatorship from,
the Bolsheviks in Russia
the Fascists in Germany
the communists in Mao’s China,
…the totalitarian mob is capable of murdering more people than any nuclear weapon in existence, all in the name of,
“the greater good of the greater number”…
False Piety in Place of Self Worth
All tyrants believe themselves to be righteous in their cause, even when they know that their actions are morally abhorrent.
I have seen this dynamic on bold display during the Covid mandates and the vaccine passports initiatives.
Consider for a moment that,
99.7% of the population is under no legitimate threat from the Covid virus
they will not die from it
in the vast majority of cases they will recover quickly from it…
Yet the Covid cult consistently argues that people who refuse the mandates, the lockdowns and the vaccines are putting others at risk, which is why we need to be “forced” to submit.
Most of them know according to the data that Covid is not a threat, but the narrative gives them an opportunity to apply power through “moral judgment”, and so they lie, and they continue to lie about the data until they think the lie will be accepted as reality.
This is a common aspect of most cults and of fundamentalist religions that have gone astray.
The habit of adherents to value lies over facts and evidence not because they are trying to protect their faith, but because it affords them the chance to feel pious and superior to those they are determined to harm.
Those who disagree are labeled heretics, the lowest of the low, the unwashed terrorists…
The anti-mandate crowd is thus stripped of its humanity in this way and is painted as demonic.
The people who want to remain free become monsters, and the totalitarian monsters become heroes out to save the world.
As author Robert Anton Wilson once said:
“The obedient always think of themselves as virtuous rather than cowardly”…
The Love of A Cage
I feel as though I understand this mindset to an extent, but it never fails to shock me the way in which people who scratch and scrape for power over others also seem to love being slaves to the system.
I’m not so sure that it is ironic, as authoritarianism does fulfill some of its promises of “security” as long as the people involved are willing to trade away any impulses of liberty.
If you do as you’re told at all times and serve the system without fail, then there is a good chance you will be able to hold onto the meager necessities of survival.
You will live a life, though probably not a happy one.
For those that go above and beyond and cast aside all personal principle in order to further the goals of the system, they might even enjoy a modicum of wealth beyond their peers.
You see, in a despotic society, the people who are most without honor are the people that are most rewarded.
They don’t need merit, or accomplishment, or skills, or even brains; all they have to do it sell their souls and do whatever it takes to catch the eye of the oligarchy.
They don’t have to be good at anything, all they have to do is be evil, and for some people that’s easy.
In this way the system becomes a comfortable blanket that otherwise useless deviants can be swaddled in.
They wrap themselves in it and luxuriate in its warmth.
They are not concerned with freedom because freedom feels cold to them.
Freedom can be isolating and the existence of choice is terrifying. When all your choices are made for you there is never any doubt or internal stress.
All that is required is that you wake up each day and obey.
For weak and ignorant people, subservience is a gift instead of a curse. They believe that a cage is meant to be gilded, not escaped from, and anyone that seeks escape must be crazy or dangerous.
If free people exist then the slaves are forced to question their own condition and their own compliance, so everyone must be enslaved to remove any and all doubt from society.
The hive mind is placed above all else.
The Defiant and Free
The little tyrants that infiltrate humanity probably look at liberty advocates as some kind of alien creatures from far beyond the bounds of their universe.
They just can’t fathom how it is possible for someone to defy the system, to stand against the mob or the collective, even when they are outnumbered or when the risk is so high.
They assume that it is a form of madness or a lack of intelligence:
for, how could anyone smart think they have a chance of fighting back against the dictatorship?
Liberty people are individualists by nature, but we also care about the freedoms of others.
There is a common propaganda narrative that claims that individualists are “selfish”, but this is not the case at all. It is not enough for us alone to escape slavery, we will not stand by and watch others be forced into bondage either.
We are willing to risk our lives not just to save ourselves but to save future generations from autocracy.
As the vaccine passports and mandates continue to escalate the totalitarians will find themselves even more bewildered, because each new mechanism of control will result in even greater impetus for rebellion, and frankly at this point it is going to be us, or them.
They will not stop their pursuit of dominion and we will not comply, so we are at an impasse.
Our two tribes cannot coexist within the same society, maybe not even the same planet.
The truth is that if voluntarism was a valued ideal then this whole fight could be avoided.
If the collectivist cult was willing to accept the notion that they can choose to live in a highly micromanaged environment while others can choose to live independently, then there would be no crisis.
We could easily go our separate ways…
But this is not how totalitarians think:
To them, all people are chattel, we are property to be staked down and reeducated until we see the light.
And if we don’t see the light, we are to be done away with and erased.
This is why they are utterly to blame for the war that is coming.
They cannot stop themselves from grasping for our throats and our minds.
They are addicted to supremacy.
They are living in a fever dream and the only drug that cools their veins is total oppression of everyone around them.
I see what is coming next and it is not pretty for either side, but it will be especially gruesome for the collectivists because they cannot imagine a scenario in which they lose.
They are so certain of their preeminence and the safety of their self imposed prisons that they will see failure as a phantom, a ghost that cannot touch them.
It would only take a handful of minor defeats to bring them down, but this requires freedom advocates become more organized than they are.
The bottom line is this:
Tyrannical systems are planned by elitists groups and governments and it is they that benefit most from the destruction of public freedoms.
It is indeed a conspiracy, and the pandemic lockdowns and forced vaccine response are no exception.
However, tyrannical systems could not be executed without the help of a larger psychopathic contingent of the population, and these people congregate together to make terrible things happen.
It’s as if they hear a silent dog whistle as totalitarianism rises, or they smell the blood of innocent victims in the air.
Call them leftists, call them communists, call them collectivists, call them whatever you want… but know that the globalists are not our only concern.
There is a wall of self absorbed and power hungry peons in the way, and they want whatever scraps they can get from the big boy’s table.
They are not oblivious.
They have not been tricked into doing the things they do.
They are a sad and pathetic bunch but they are still dangerous in their ambitions.
They will continue to slither out of the woodwork as the Covid agenda progresses…