Mass Hypnosis: The Psychology of Totalitarianism | Prof. Mattias Desmet (#96)

Mattias Desmet is recognized as the world’s leading expert on the theory of mass formation as it applies to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a professor of clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences at Ghent University (Belgium) and a practicing psychoanalytic psychotherapist. His work on mass formation theory was brought to the world’s attention on The Joe Rogan Experience and in major alternative news outlets around the globe.

“[Desmet] is waking a lot of people up to the dangerous place we are now with a brilliant distillation of how we ended up here.”

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

In this conversation, Mattias

💡 deconstructs the societal conditions that allow this collective psychosis to take hold.
💡 And illustrates how close we are to surrendering to totalitarian regimes.

Themes & Keywords

  • The steps that lead toward mass formation, including:
    – An overall sense of loneliness and lack of social connections and bonds
    – A lack of meaning―unsatisfying “bullsh*t jobs” that don’t offer purpose
    – Free-floating anxiety and discontent that arise from loneliness and lack of meaning
    – Manifestation of frustration and aggression from anxiety
    – Emergence of a consistent narrative from government officials, mass media, etc., that exploits and channels frustration and anxiety
  • How & why Totalitarianism builds on mass formation and has always devastating results.
  • Simple solutions―both individual and collective―to prevent the willing sacrifice of our freedoms.

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