Mass Formation Hypnosis Disorder

Well, gosh, this is kind of embarrassing. For approximately the last two and a half years, I have been documenting, analyzing, and occasionally satirizing the so-called “New Normal,” i.e., the new, pathologized, official ideology that has been rolled out all across the planet by the global-capitalist ruling classes under the pretext of combating an apocalyptic pandemic … or at least that’s what I thought was going on.

As it turns out, I was totally wrong.

Apparently, the global-capitalist ruling establishment (or “GloboCap,” as I often refer to the unaccountable, supranational network of global corporations, banks, governments, and non-governmental governing entities that unaccountably govern our world) has not been rolling out a new official ideology, or pathologized form of totalitarianism, or not intentionally in any event.

No one has been methodically gaslighting anyone, or terrorizing anyone with propaganda, or censoring or segregating anyone, or coercing anyone to get needlessly “vaccinated” with any sort of dangerous experimental drugs, or consciously conspiring with anyone to do anything.

Everyone has simply been suffering from Mass Formation Hypnosis Disorder!

I know, you probably find this hard to believe, especially because I have been making precisely the opposite case for over two years now, but I saw it on the Alex Jones show! Mattias Desmet, a professor from Belgium, and “the world’s leading expert” on this new disorder, explained it all in meticulous detail.

According to Desmet, the way this disorder works is, people feel “lonely and isolated,” which makes them feel angry, but they don’t have anything or anyone to unleash their anger on, so they form a mass and hypnotize each other, and invent a new fanatical ideology that they all fanatically hypnotically believe in, which, at that point, their rulers, who are also hypnotized, have no choice but to go full-totalitarian, and hypnotize everyone even more, because that is what the hypnotized mass demands, so that they can finally unleash their anger on someone, i.e., those who have managed to avoid being hypnotized (one assumes with some special anti-hypnosis technology, but I don’t think Professor Desmet explained that part).

And, OK, before you hypnosis deniers start sending me emails denying the power of hypnosis to totally totalitarianize society, listen to Professor Desmet explain how surgeons in Belgium are routinely performing open-heart surgery on hypnotized patients without any anesthetic whatsoever! They just saw right through their breastbones with a sternum saw, ratchet open their rib cages with a sternal retractor, and start slicing into the patients’ hearts … and these patients don’t even flinch or anything! He has witnessed this with his own two eyes!

Or, all right, it seems he hasn’t actually witnessed this with his own two eyes. It seems he was actually just lying when he said that, which he confessed to in a lengthy Facebook post (after people pointed out that he had lied) in which he publicly wondered why he had lied, and then rationalized his lie with various excuses, and posted several misleading links in an attempt to suggest that he hadn’t actually lied, despite the fact that he had just admitted he did, and just generally tried to muddy the waters with a lot of awkward psychobabble.

But I don’t mean to cast aspersions. Professor Desmet is, after all, “the world’s leading expert” on “Mass Formation Psychosis” or simply “Mass Formation” or whatever you want to call this fairy tale that he and others have been peddling, not just on clown shows like Alex Jones’, but to massive audiences like Tucker Carlson’s

Seriously now, I have been aware of Desmet’s theory for some time, but I had mostly held my tongue about it because (a) I considered it relatively harmless, and (b) I’m generally reluctant to tear another vocal opponent of the New Normal a new asshole. We get enough of that from the New Normal “fact checkers.” However, unfortunately, this “mass hypnosis” gibberish has gained enough traction that it has now become dangerous, so I need to do a little new-asshole-tearing. (Fanatical fans of Professor Desmet will probably want to navigate away at this point.)

Ready? OK, here we go.

What we’ve been experiencing for the past two and a half years — and arguably the last six and a half years — is not the result of “mass hypnosis.” The global-capitalist ruling establishment is destabilizing and restructuring societies, globally. The people that staged and published this photograph in January 2020 and lied to the masses about the Covid death rate (i.e., 3.4%) a few months later were not mass-hypnotized. They knew what they were doing.

Likewise, the people who went New Normal (i.e., the vast majority of most societies) were not “mass hypnotized” or in some kind of trance. They were simply looking out for themselves by conforming to the new official “reality.” This is standard behavior in totalitarian systems, and cults, and even non-totalitarian systems. I explained it this way in a recent interview

“Totalitarianism can be imposed on any society if the government, or whatever structure rules it, controls the essential elements of power (i.e., the military, the police, the media, the culture industry, etc.). Once the transition to totalitarianism begins, you can count on roughly two thirds of the society either embracing it or acquiescing to it, not because they are in some vulnerable psychological state, but rather because they correctly perceive which way the wind is blowing and they don’t want to challenge the totalitarian regime and be punished for doing so. They are not hypnotized or under any other kind of spell. It’s pure survival instinct. … Not to put too fine a point on it, but most people are either perfectly content to conform to whatever type of society those in power impose on them as long as their basic needs are met, or they are not content [to do so], but they are cowards, so they stand by in silence. I don’t mean that as a judgment or an insult. Cowardice and the ability to abandon one’s principles (or not having any principles in the first place) are very positive traits to have if your goal is survival. When a society goes totalitarian or is otherwise occupied and radically transformed, it’s the rebels and dissidents who get lined up against the wall and shot, not the cowards and collaborators.”

I realize how harsh that sounds. It’s meant to, and at the same time, it isn’t. We are, all of us, capable of such cowardice and betrayal of our fundamental principles, given the right set of circumstances. Everyone has a breaking point. If you haven’t experienced yours yet … well, I hope you never do.

The point is, we are dealing with questions of power, not a psychological condition. Desmet’s theory pathologizes the political essence of totalitarianism, just like the official New Normal narrative pathologizes and displaces its political character, rendering it immune to political opposition, and rendering its opponents “conspiracy theorists,” or “paranoid,” or otherwise divorced from “reality,” thus stripping us of political legitimacy.

In this “Mass Formation” fairy tale, the political conflict disappears. The totalitarian system and those who resist it are replaced by a psychiatrist and a psychiatric patient. In this story, there is no one and nothing to fight. We just need to find a “cure” or a “treatment” for this bizarre new psychiatric disorder that keeps causing the masses to hypnotize each other and invent some new fanatical totalitarian ideology in order to alleviate the pent-up frustration caused by their loneliness and isolation by unleashing their rage on unhypnotized persons!

Or whatever … maybe I don’t understand the nuances of “Mass Formation” theory. I’m not a professional psychologist or anything. I’m sure one or two of Professor Desmet’s fans will be happy to explain it all to me, if they’re not too busy undergoing open-heart surgery without anesthetic. I wouldn’t want to interfere with that!

CJ Hopkins
September 11, 2022
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40 thoughts on “Mass Formation Hypnosis Disorder

  1. I rather liked Professor Desmet’s theory because it seems to update what Eric Hoffer wrote about in the “The True Believer”. But at the same time I like the your take as well. It occurs to me that the both of you may be be like the blind men describing the elephant; that is, you are looking at the same “animal” but from different perspectives.

    Personally, I think an argument in the sense of working through the differences can only help either or both theories. Sorry, I very much appreciate you calling out the weaknesses of the Mass Formation theory.

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      1. This isn’t actually what Desmet and Malone are saying though. I haven’t given the whole “mass formation” thing much attention until now. But I’ve just read Peter Breggin’s analysis after seeing clady’s comment above .

        Desmet and Malone are claiming there is no organised maleficence involved in the situation, that the powers that be are as “hypnotised” as the masses. This is ridiculous and lets off the perpetrators. So ridiculous I don’t believe this is an honest mistake on their behalf, they know what they are doing.

        On a slightly different but related topic. Is anyone else suspicious of the technical babble around the contents of the “vaccine” – “oh so they thought the spike protein would be disappear from the system around a week after delivery, but new research shows it stays around for months! This is why it causes some issues.” – implying there was good intention but Mistakes Were Made. Also the whole ivermectin “debate”, implying there really is some terrifying plague to be concerned of, it’s just the response has been fluffed somehow.

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        1. No Malone and desmet have explicitly said there is a conspiracy and there are conspirators behind this. I’ve watched Malone’s gradual transition with interest. He began trying to be very moderate and was not willing to be drawn on the darker parts of this sad story. But gradually over time it obviously, to him, became impossible to ignore. He did as sit down interview with the new American months ago where he talked at length about these elites, how we are like insects to them, and how there are proponents of things like eugenics in their ranks. He’s very very clear about there being top level elite coordination on this stuff.

          But that’s not the same as the madness that has overcome my good friend who lives down the road to me. He is not knowingly going along with totalitarianism. He can’t even see that it is totalitarianism. He truly, even now, simply believes this was a 1in100 year deadly pandemic that justified lockdowns etc, and hes not even aware of the terrible behaviour of the police forces around the world because it went unreported. He is caught up in a mass fear campaign, or you could otherwise label it a mass psychosis. A mass psychosis directed by the elite psychopaths and their cronies.

          That in my mind is why both theories are completely compatible. I really wish this split had not occurred. We are drawing lines down the sand against each other when we are all on the same side.

          THAT is what makes me, breifly, wonder about breggin. Then I think a bit more and I think he’s probably just traumatised and therefore a bit overzealously looking out for traitors in our midsts. But I think he got this one wrong.

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  2. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is actually the “Fourth Reich.” It’s a reconfiguration of old-style totalitarianism modified with a botched mini facelift. It’s branded as a new phenomena encompassing biosecurity and sustainability. It’s in a fresh package for a new generation. If some find this rancid parcel unappealing, apparatchik thugs are told exactly what forceful methods should be deployed guaranteeing compliance: mandates, QR Codes, or a social credit system that attaches political ideology and personal activities to private bank accounts. The Truckers in Ontario, got a taste of Trudeau’s liberal totalitarianism. Interesting how Western rulers rail against the CCP, but in actuality billionaire techno/Banking/Wall Street ghouls are eager to “replicate” China’s technocratic dictatorship. BTW, there’s currently about 330 million Chinese under lockdown terrorized by Xi’s Zero COVID Policy. Biosecurity technology allows grubby psychopaths worldwide to flex their sadistic muscles against billions.
    Remember: Net Zero like Zero COVID equals Zero Individual Liberty.

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    1. In the end — as exemplified by the very actions of almost every government worldwide — Net Zero equals Zero Humans (or as close as they can get to that). That’s why they are throwing everything + the kitchen sink at humanity right now: war, pestilence, famine, and death through lack of affordable energy.

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      1. “The Russia- Ukraine conflict, created by NATO, is being exploited to accelerate the reallocation/theft of capital. “Net Zero” has nothing to do with zero emissions. “Net zero” is the acceleration of carbon markets and CCUS (carbon capture utilization and storage / decarbonisation technology). This has never been about climate change, or about nature. Nature will be further decimated, at unprecedented levels, in order “build back better”. The financialization of nature (payments for ecosystem services), and the commencement of deep sea mining, are but two examples of the objectification of further destruction of fragile ecosystems upon which all life depends.”
        https://unlimitedhangout.com/2022/09/investigative-reports/sustainable-debt-slavery/

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  3. Yes, I was extremely underwhelmed by the concept of totalitarianism arising from a simple natural consequence of masses of people concentrating on the same thing and being vulnerable to manipulation.

    Desmet is Jewish and seems keen to draw a parallel with the concept of Hitler being a demonic hypnotist who lead the unconscious German people astray. A popular theory, particularly at the BBC.

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  4. I guess Mass Formation is a good way to make people feel better about not learning from the Milgram (obedience to authority) and Asch (conformity) experiments, and instead choosing to exercise personal agency steered by their own internal moral compass.

    “I didn’t submit to evil … I was hypnotised!”

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  5. I’ve kind of ignored Desmet, cuz I thought he was just riffing on Joost Meerloo, “The Rape Of The Mind”, an analysis of how the Third Reich did it. You might find it more compatible with your own views but insightful (and very uncomfortable) at the same time.

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    1. Exactly! The totalitarian oligarchs have studied human behavior and especially the psychology of masses extremely well. They know how to employ these effects of mass formation for their own rancid goals of total technocratic control by using the afflicted as useful idiots who will gladly terrorize and subjugate the sane minority. So it’s not a question of either or.

      The PDF “The Rape Of The Mind” by Meerloo can be found on the Interwebz and is well worth a read.

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  6. I think I get what you are saying and agree to a point, but feel like you are misinterpreting Desmet’s messaging. The mass formation he is speaking of refers to the people, both the general public and those in influential positions in science, public health, and politics etc..who all believed this insane narrative. Think Desmet is quite aware of the fact that there are a group who is intentionally doing these things. The mass formation is the reason why people who you used to think were critical thinkers, and tolerant suddenly can’t see one of the most blatantly false, unhealthy and intolerant propaganda campaigns that we have ever seen. The more ridiculous, the more it was believed. Remember the anal swabs to get into China? There is 100% a rather large portion of hypnotized population. You see them masking alone in their cars or in parks, even now, when 90% aren’t. You see them still cling to vaccines and believing in them despite almost all of them catching Covid after receiving them. He isn’t saying anything other than this strange phenomenon exists, and is being utilized by the puppeteers to accomplish these goals you mention. I really don’t know why you feel the need to tear him apart when he is clearly on the same side and recognizes the same things you do.

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    1. I am also a mental health professional. Desmet is not talking about hypnosis. He is describing brainwashing, a very different phenomenon as you undoubtedly know. This writer inserted the work hypnosis to make his case. Desmet does not use hypnosis or psychosis. He uses formation, a term from group psychology.

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  7. The state of hypnosis is a condition of uncritical acceptance and focus on an idea, and subsequent behavior that is consistent with that idea. About 8% of the population is “hyper-suggestible”, meaning they have no critical faculty and can be led anywhere at any time. Another 8% are “un-suggestible” and cannot be led at all. The rest of us are on a continuum of suggestability between those two poles. Advertising since Bernays has relied on these human traits to sell everything from tooth paste to political candidates. And, hard as it may be to believe, successful major surgeries have been documented going back to the 1840s, wherein the only anesthetic was a hypnotic state (Scots physician James Esdaile performed hundreds).

    I have over 50 years’ experience with hypnosis, clinical & experimental, and no personal doubt in the reality and efficacy of the hypnotic phenomenon in SOME people, SOME of the time, for SOME effects. But even I had my confidence spread really really thin by Desmet’s book.

    For example, Milgram’s obedience to authority studies demonstrated that some 40+% of people would NOT conform to commands — and that is almost never noted when his work is discussed. That’s a pretty high percentage who refused direct commands.

    All it takes to resist any hypnotic or hypnotic-like idea is a strongly held contrary belief. This is why even the best hypnotist cannot cause an honest person to rob a bank. Whereas it’s pretty easy for a stage hypnotist to get almost anyone to cluck like a chicken — few people hold strongly contrary beliefs to a goofy sense of humor.

    All I could think while reading Desmet, was “where’s the research?” Maybe Bernays could be loosely extrapolated over political beliefs. Maybe. But, if so, that would mean most people today are void of personal convictions.

    Are they? I end up scratching my head.

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  8. “The point is, we are dealing with questions of power, not a psychological condition.” Questions of power ARE “a psychological condition” That is, fundamentally, ALL they are.

    Where I find Desmet’s hypothesis completely unsatisfactory, is that it dances around the core motivator of fear. For a large portion of humanity, nothing is more frightening than not being socially ‘accepted’. Most people will believe whatever they have to believe in order to fit in and assuage their fears.

    “I have come to realize that people are not born to be free. Liberty is a need felt by a small class of people whom nature endowed with nobler minds than the mass of men.” -Napolean

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  9. I think there is some value to Desmet’s idea. I haven’t followed him lately but when I did I heard nothing that let political actors off the hook, rather he argued that the isolation and masking were deliberate support for the MF. He made the important point that resistance must be continued or we can find ourselves in a holocaust. It’s too bad he has undermined his credibility with the surgery lie, especially as individual hypnosis seems unrelated to mass hypnosis. His case has helped me understand the people I have watched throughout, who seem to be in a trance. He has suggested that the perpetrators are believers right to the top. We may or may not have support for that part as we see how many of the perps keel over with Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

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  10. @Cato

    The Mass Formation Psychosis psyop is far more sinister and premeditated than you think. We’re in an information war. Anyone pushing the Mass Formation garbage hasn’t done the research or is controlled opposition. Collecting the proper materials, studying them and forming an opposition collective is the correct path to snuffing this garbage out of the system. To do that, you need educated folks with high morale, communication channels and courage.

    This psyop has several goals:
    1.) To divert people away from correct terminology and materials with disinformation. It wastes time and steers people into a dead end. You need info to win an information war and there’s no better way to gain competitive advantage than steer opposition down the wrong path that leads nowhere.
    2.) According to Mattias, it’s “free floating” with no identifiable source, which is also disinformation and deters people from taking action because, allegedly, there’s no way to characterize or fix it. This is completely wrong and there are countless materials online that can refute this. Not many know this, but almost all US military materials are published and in the public domain. This includes psychology, communication, and sociology textbooks… psyop manuals too.
    3.) Another important element this psyop attempts to accomplish is persuading people questioning the narrative that the “mass” is not on their side, or that they are in the minority and resistance is futile. Presenting an intimidating collective of idiots holding up their vax cards is all part of the show; Jones does this over and over to exploit your psychological defects.
    4.) Another goal is giving people some sort of reward for listening to it, specifically dopamine. This is why it’s action packed with epic historical battles and narratives.
    5.) Another goal is drumming up credibility for what I’m confident is a controlled opposition cell.
    6.) The final goal is providing simple sound bites & obvious facts to discredit alternative opinions held by the actual mass or public majority of every day folks that don’t deep dive into this stuff.

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  11. If you are not already familiar with Étienne de La Boétie’s “Discourse of Voluntary Servitude”, I recommend it. He “dared to ask why people consent to their own enslavement by political authority. Terror and force were not enough to enforce obedience”.

    https://www.libertarianism.org/topics/la-boetie-etienne-de-1530-1563

    Terror and force may not be enough for a super majority, but they are a good start. Throw in some other fears, including fear of apologizing for having made a mistake, and will get at least a third. Most humans, possibly all humans, are hard-wired to obey the herd under most conditions. So that gets you at least another third. That second third may not ‘believe’ as fanatically as the first third, but they don’t actively question, either . Questioning makes them distinctly uncomfortable.

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  12. “THE MASS of men serve the State thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies. They are the standing army, and the militia, gaolers, constables, posse comitatus, etc. In most cases there is no free exercise whatever of the judgment or of the moral sense; but they put themselves on a level with wood and earth and stones; and wooden men can perhaps be manufactured that will serve the purpose as well. Such command no more respect than men of straw or a lump of dirt. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. Yet such as these even are commonly esteemed good citizens.

    Others—as most legislators, politicians, lawyers, ministers, and office-holders—serve the State chiefly with their heads; and, as they rarely make any moral distinctions, they are as likely to serve the devil, without intending it, as God.

    A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the State with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated as enemies by it.”

    –Henry David Thoreau

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  13. Meh.
    I think you are missing some of the nuance. This oncoming totalitarianism seems to have some unique characteristics – starting with an apostasy from Christianity. The “replacement theory” here is not one ethnic group replacing another, rather the “state” replacing God. In the West, people are willingly giving up God. When we stop pursuing God, we give up on an objective, knowable Truth.
    In this “mass formation” authority comes from the media. The “media” are ‘the message”, i.e. what “we” show you is reality. Everything else is not. Everything else is fiction, delusion, conspiracy. Pharma, Democratchiks, multinationals have taken control of the means of communication. TV and social media rats use one part of the brain. Radio listeners and readers use another part of the brain. The former are more vulnerable to Manipulation. So, yes, they are being “hypnotized” in a sense. Their neural paths are being trained to the exclusion of other pathways – logic, cause-and-effect thinking, and yes, spiritual thought.
    The hypnotized have been desensitized. Parts of their brains have been put to sleep. Is it the “reptilian” brain’s quest for survival? Nope, survival would dictate that one would NOT take a potentially fatal shot.
    Something in the arena of “mass psychosis” is at play.
    But what could make us “snap out of it” is anybody’s guess. It could take 400-500 years to get back to where we were a generation ago.
    Know Jesus. You will not fear

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    1. “Know Jesus. You will not fear”. You make a solid point. Whether it is Jesus or something else, fear binds us.
      “There is only one ‘liberty’ — to come to terms with death, after which everything is possible.” — Albert Camus

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  14. Interesting. But I think you’re polarizing a bit too much. It’s not ‘either/or’, it’s both phenomena if you will; the insane monopolist’s greed, and how they manufacture consent. JFK, 9/11, the Covid narrative, to pick a few, they all have mass hypnosis elements in them, which are used to feed the people false narratives. They will believe, because they’re in shock. Being in a state of shock has a lot in common with being under hypnosis. Obviously Desmet, who is btw a great admirer of the work of Hannah Arendt, was very clumsy lying about this open heart operation, and his excuses even more. But he does have a point, for a non-American tongue, Jones is hard to understand, maybe he got put off, who knows. And maybe this opinion piece has another goal besides criticizing Desmet; promoting your own book.

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  15. CJ Hopkins, I’m one of those who accept much of what Desmet is saying. However, from the way you express yourself ….

    “Or whatever … maybe I don’t understand the nuances of “Mass Formation” theory. I’m not a professional psychologist or anything. I’m sure one or two of Professor Desmet’s fans will be happy to explain it all to me, if they’re not too busy undergoing open-heart surgery without anesthetic. I wouldn’t want to interfere with that! ”

    … it appears that you lack interest in understanding anything about it.

    Just to go to Breggins’ website and read their criticisms against Desmet, the comments’ section is full of posts that are critical of the former, and defend the latter. Likewise, Desmet’s substack to Breggin received a positive response from many, including a number of prominent authors against the plandemic.

    So, ironically, it looks like Desmet practically hypnotised a mass of people, making them believe in the absurd notion of “mass formation” and mass hypnosis.

    He is dangerous, because his public expressions seriously sabotage the fight for freedom of public expression.

    We should all understand that at the deepest level, what is going on is a class war … a war in which one of the warring sides is yet to understand there’s a war waged against it.

    War used to be a conflict between two organised sides… but that’s a dim memory, from before the days of Freedom-Fighting Newspeak.

    It’s clear that the populations were methodically gaslighted, their views and feelings molded like putty, … which is perfectly logical and easy to understand from a perspective of faith in democracy.

    Anyone who thinks that the common man bears a degree – and only a degree, per Desmet – of responsibility for the situation he’s in, is clearly anti-democratic.

    Buckminster Fuller : ” The Dark Ages still reign over all humanity,….. Caught up in a plethora of conditioned reflexes and driven by the human ego, both warden and prisoner attempt meagerly to compete with God. All are intractably skeptical of what they do not understand.”

    Skeptical of what they do not understand, : fits many of those angered by Desmet.

    BTW, Desmet is an idiot in failing to recognise a conspiracy. He has flaws… and it takes all sorts.

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  16. I think you are all getting circus hypnosis “show” mixed up with suggestibility of stressed subjects.
    Have a read of “Battle for the mind” by William Sargent and have a look into what research the Rockefeller foundation invested in. The same foundation that advised government’s on pandemic plans.

    It is also note worthy that stage hypnotists, to demonstrate their powers of suggestion, make a practice of choosing the most ordinary volunteers who offer themselves. The hearty and well built young soldier or the easygoing athlete is likely to prove an easy subject. Hypnotists are, however, careful to attempt nothing with the suspicious and the anxious neurotic.
    ~William Sargent; Battle for the Mind

    A person is considered “ordinary” or “normal” by the community simply because he accepts most of its social standards and behaviour patterns; which means, in fact, that he is susceptible to suggestion and has been persuaded to go with the majority on most ordinary or extraordinary occasions.
    ~William Sargent; Battle for the Mind

    People who hold minority opinions, even though these may be posthumously proved correct, are often called “mad”, or at least “eccentric” during their lifetime. But that they can hold either advance or demoted views distasteful to the community as a whole, shows them to be far less suggestible that their “normal” contemporaries.
    ~William Sargent; Battle for the Mind

    Glorify cowards all you want, you’re still a coward.

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  17. Are you sure you are understanding him correctly? I have the feeling those latest citicism is just copy and paste and nobody actually read the book. I think its unfair to mock him this way. Have you read the book? I did. I don’t see anywhere that he’s denying that mass psychosis is engineered. He just does not link it to GloboCap and its goals. But that’s due to the focus on psychological analysis. He’s an academic and analyzing WHY people (with all our mighty understanding of all of this psycho ops) are still reacting this way. Not that/who and how the recent episode was started. That does not deny at all that GloboCap is using this psychological effects to manipulate people at all. Its just not the focus of his work. At least that’s how I understand it. It just is an attempt to explain why it still works. And his theory is because of the mechanistic worldview prevalent in so many people/organisations. After all most of his work is Le Bon, Hannah Arendt and Giordano Bruno in way. The former two can’t be accused of denying that the powers that be are systematically creating the mass psychosis (which then is self propagating). He is on solid ground, IMHO. Just not making statements that Mr. Global is pulling the strings, does not make is psychological analysis invalid. On the contrary. It proves that it works. Also his comparison to the hypnosis-state clearly indicates outside influence (someone is doing the hypnotizing). I think you probably misinterpret him here.

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  18. The “herd” mentality is nothing new. The Torres wanted to go along with the British during colonization. I despised the Republicans that supported the invasions of Iraq & Afghanistan when It was proven at that time there were no WMDs. Women biologically have the desire to stay safe. They “go along to get along.” Look at Afghanistan. When the US exited did those females holding office rise up to battle for their rights? No, they just melted & acquiesced to those in power. Which has happened time & time again in history. Boko Harem female prisoners when freed stayed with their captors. Why? All the men in their particular village were killed and with none remaining to protect the females. So they chose to stay with those that kept them the “safest”. Just as people today continue to give their trust to a government that wants them dead.
    Skidmore, Missouri. Ken McElroy terrorized the town for several years felonies, assault, child molestation, rape, arson, hog and cattle rustling, burglary, shooting several different people. Everyone went along to get along until the town could not take it anymore and killed him en masse. There was one farmer that stated in a documentary that if a man feels there is no way out he can do things he never thought he was capable of doing. This is what the elite are attempting to avoid. Make the people so uncomfortable that they feel cornered & have nothing to lose.

    Herd mentality. Don’t over complicate such a simple topic.

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  19. The psychological current that Desmet represents is much broader, deeper, and older … you cannot just wave it away.
    I actually do not agree with Hopkin’s main objection, which is that Desmet is masking the political component to this.

    My mind has always been riveted by a far worse example, that was not ‘going along to get along’, just the opposite.
    The Nazis were a death cult, and Desmet emphasizes that this all too easily moves uncontrollably to holocaust, Pol Pot style.
    But the most abhorrent example, regardless if it was a case of anything, were the Jews who willingly walked into the death chambers for a shower, all because the human mind refuses to countenance that people can be so evil, ignoring all the signs that it is actually pure evil facing them.

    Many people I talk to openly admit that they just do not want to live in a world in which the leaders are so vile, so they dismiss it.
    Just try to set up any kind of action group in your neighbourhood (even as trivial as trash or the condition of the sidewalk): When push comes to shove (and I don’t mean actual repercussions), 90% of the people demur, with some silent thought about how those people have not been put in charge for nothing.

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  20. I am so sick of this! Why do we have to attack Desmet?! Whether it’s Breggin or this author attacking Desmet. None of this is black or white! We need to be smart enough to determine that the elites are driving the narrative AND the masses are complicit in where we are now! We arguing over semantics, but we but we can’t get our crap together because one side is attacking the other. The left doesn’t do this. They consolidate their narrative. On the other hand, we squabble I’ve irrelevant bullsh*t! We are not the enemy, they are!

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  21. I’ve seen this comment elsewhere ….

    “RE Dr Desmet, “his” mass formation story line and his “teachings”…

    The official framing of the mass formation (or mass psychosis) “phenomenon” is misleading and wrong in terms of what the whole true reality is. The false hope-addicted psychologists and their acolytes want you to believe this is “just some temporary occasional” madness by the masses when it is but a spike of a CHRONIC madness going on for aeons with “civilized” people — read “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” …. https://www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

    One of these mainstream psychologists who have been spreading this whitewashed reality, Dr. Desmet, also fails to see that the PLANNED Covid Psyop is a TOTALLY deliberate ploy because he doesn’t think (after more than 1 year, even 2 years, into this total PLANNED scam!) it’s ALL intentionally sinister as he stated in a prior podcast (this makes him witting or unwitting controlled opposition).

    In the May of 2022 podcast with James Corbett he stated that “some people tend to overestimate the degree of planning and intentions” (behind the COUNTLESS, VERIFIABLE, FULLY INTENTIONAL, FULLY PLANNED atrocities by the ruling tribe of psychopaths over the last century alone) and see all of it as being planned which Desmet called “an extreme position” … Sound logical thinking is “extreme” and therefore false and sick in his demented delusional view!!!

    In his overpriced misleading whitewashing old material regurgitated book the psychology of totalitarianism he too states that “There are countless … examples that seem to point in the direction of a plan being implemented, such as the fact that the definition of ‘pandemic’ was adjusted shortly before the coronavirus crisis; that the definition of ‘herd immunity’ was changed during the crisis, implying that only vaccines can achieve it … [he continuous with several other obvious facts of an ENTIRELY PLANNED event, especially discerned through the totality of all these facts].” “SEEM to point in the direction of a plan”??? No! They most evidently, clearly, and irrefutably DO demonstrate and prove it IS a COMPLETELY AND FULLY DELIBERATE PlanDemic! A big scam. An Entirely Planned Holocaust against the non-ruling herd of people (see cited link above). A coherent 12-year old kid can figure that out.

    It clearly shows Desmet’s own complete lunacy. But because almost everyone in the culture is a member of mass formation (madness), including the “woke” people of the alternative media domain, hardly anyone recognizes Desmet’s lunacy. Not surprising that he has even become some type of popular “guru” among the adherents of the alternative media landscape and his whitewashed fake narrative strongly resonates with both mainstream people and alternative mainstream folks.

    With his false use of language Desmet obscures or hides the true reality instead of directly and uncompromising exposing it — aiding the obfuscation of the vital reality of what the ruling authorities really are. He does the same thing when he speaks of ‘the elite’ (as he does in a number of podcasts) when, in reality, they are THE SCUM OF HUMANS because they are REALITY-VERIFIED PSYCHOPATHS (see referenced source above). Yet in the Corbett podcast he “teaches” us that we, the masses, need to start thinking differently. Right… how about YOU start with sane instead of insane thinking/talking/”teaching”/etc, Dr. Desmet?

    How do self-styled “truth-tellers” wake up the masses to the so-called truth when they THEMSELVES use lies with their deceitful fake language???
    No one is “teaching” or “waking up” the ignorant masses to the CORE truths with lies, with the official “language of lies” (see cited source above).

    This all means Desmet is ALSO a member of the masses of lunatics, an ACTIVE CARD-CARRYING MEMBER of mass formation!!! When, if at all, will he wake up from his state of mass psychosis, his “invisible” stupidity? When, if at all, will he face the TRUE and FULL reality instead of hiding behind fantasies such as his whitewashed “reality” of human civilization?

    It shows we live in a global mental asylum with criminal and/or delusional mainstream psychologists, scientists, and docs as the guards, “teachers” and “therapists” … The blind/criminal/mad leading the blind/criminal/mad; the blind/criminal/mad adhere to the blind/criminal/mad = the human madhouse.

    Worst of all, perhaps, the mass formation/mass psychosis notion frames the problem as the public being a mere unaccountable non-culpable victim in this phenomenon (the gist of the circular argument is: the masses should change their thinking but they got brainwashed so they’re victims). Nothing could be further from the truth (see referenced source above).

    Desmet is right in that truth-activists must fight against mass formation psychosis (human madness). That also means exposing HIS deeply destructive mad part of it. This comment serves, in part, that objective.

    If you are in the United States and your employer has mandated the toxic/lethal COVID jabs, you can register to receive a “Medical Exemption Certificate” for free at https://drgastonmedicalexemption.com or https://lc.org/exempt

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  22. I agree. The so-called “new normal” primarily has got political and economical reasons. It’s as plain as a pikestaff and WEF chairman Klaus Schwab even said so. “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world” as he euphemistically said. He also said something like that the “pandemic” would not only ruin many enterprises but there would also be “a fantastic chance for new investions and profits for some enterprises (what kind of enterprises he meant is also as plan as a pikestaff).

    The plandemic belongs to the Great Reset or 4IR like one siamese twin belongs to the other. They are one side of the same coin.

    Globocap obviously does not want democracy and civil societies as they were before but they want to install a global corporative and governmental system which is basically totalitarian and fascist (also Benito Mussolini said that one schould call fascism corporatism because that would suit better).

    Nevertheless in order to realize their political and economical goals they induced a mass psychosis by means of using mass media’s 24 h propaganda and this caused a state of cognitive dissonance and of an altered perception of reality in many people.

    When you make people believe by applying permanent propaganda that a rather harmless common cold virus with an extremely low IFR were a deadly plague this is a bit like if a hypnotized person drinks water and instead of tasting tapwater perceives the taste of a good Châteauneuf du Pâpe. This could be (at least a bit) analogized with mass hypnosis. But Desmets “hypothesis” that there would be a kind of self amplifying and self maintaining “hypnotic feedback loop” is just preposterous.

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  23. Excellent article, as always. According to the survival instinct theory (hope you don’t mind if that’s what I call your perspective), why do these people not only accept the new normal out of survival, but they embrace it full heartedly and view it as the actual truth.

    If it was just about survival, then we’d only see the cowards, not the raving lunatics who’ve completely adopted the New Normal as the absolute truth with all its absurdities and contradictions.

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  24. CJ,

    I thought it would be helpful for you if I wrote this comment while actually undergoing open heart surgery. Ouch, what was that!!!! No don’t cut that, that’s my Mass Formation nodule, dammit!!

    I do have to disagree with the premiss of your article that one can only have, either, the Oppressive New World Order, or Mass Formation, not both simultaneously. I do not see them as mutually exclusive. I may be a bit thick, but I do not think Desmet agues that, or if he did, it was just a lie…

    I find a great deal of merit in his ideas. It helped explain my experiences in March 2020 as I hurriedly flew from Italy to London to Vancouver to avoid being locked down, kept under and forced to submit to a new Italian fascism.

    Let’s agree right away that the NWO, the WEF and Bill Gates et al are busy taking as much control over everyone as they can, and this has nothing to do with Mass formation. It’s origin is in the distant pass, Cecil Rhodes, WWI, the Rich Rothchildren, the financing of Nazism, the MIC, the killing of Kennedy, Twin Towers, various wars, AIDS, Covid… etc etc. not forgetting Ukraine, Taiwan, and gender identity. Sorry, having trouble breathing. Doc, doc, you still there?

    I remember the day in Italy, 10 March 2020. I went out in the morning and everyone had gone mad, or so it seemed. All were obeying orders by consensus… “keep your distance, don’t breathe on me… only one person in a store at a time, don’t leave your home…”. A collective, immediate, willing compliance… “for the good of all, pure altruism, how dare you question it.” I was quite terrified and resolved to leave immediately, while I still could. I got a flight to London, where I found the same insanity.. then on to Vancouver, the same insanity… my wife would not embrace me, my daughter’s family did not want to visit for my own protection.. everyone in the western world seemed to be reading from the same script. It was a colourized 1984 movie. How could everyone, across the globe agree to the patterns of behaviour simultaneously, collectively and completely? Sorry doc, is my blood pressure rising.

    Mattias Desmet helped explain this phenomenon which encompassed my known world.

    The anxiety, sense of meaninglessness and loneliness of which he speaks was the collective human experience into which the New World Order dropped the Covid Bomb. As a result of the fear this instilled in people… and I saw the fear- the irrational, absolute, tell-me-what-to-do fear in most people… people immediately obeyed, became passive and compliant, but also took pride in it, they became part of the team, for the good of all. And when the “vaccine” came along they complied out of fear. The first shot for grandma, the second, for my job; the third for my family; the fourth, because I’d look stupid, if I quit now.

    Mass Formation did not cause this crisis, but the psychological base of despair on which this crisis was laid, facilitated compliance, acceptance and surrender to the NWO. They are separate, distinct entities and can co-exist.

    I’d say more, but I have to go. There are stitching me up and damn it, if it does not hurt a lot.

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  25. There are different point of views for one and the same thing: Perspectives. The main ability of a writer is not to see the world through the perspective of a dramatic adviser but through the lens of the other. CJ hasn’t read Mattias Desmets book. And he also didn’t really listen to his interviews, for example the excellent one Desmet gave on Tucker Carlson. Because if he had listened carefully, he couldn’t have written this peace of smear crap. So why? Is it the artists best friend called envy?

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  26. Hoorah for the commenters whose contributions here are generally more thoughtful, balanced, intelligent, and well-written than this nasty, cynical work by Hopkins.

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  27. The world is certainly preparing for a nuclear global suicide.

    We have to avoid the mass suicide that is oncoming and we have to change the whole structure of the world so that a third world war itself becomes impossible.

    If we can make the people of the world… not the politicians, leave them aside, they have the power but without the consent of the people of the world, their power is not of much use.

    They can create war only if unconsciously we are ready to commit suicide, if in some way we are supportive to them.

    It is our support that has given them power.

    If we withdraw our support, their power disappears.

    They don’t have any power of their own.

    Stop listening when politicians talk, tune out of all legacy news media, they only want to convert you to their sick opinions, to spread their obscene war narratives.

    When they talk they want to indoctrinate you, because everybody who has a doctrine is deep down afraid about whether it is true or not.

    Politicians are talking to others so that they can believe in what they are talking.

    The only way that they can feel that it is true is if they can indoctrinate as many people as possible and can see in their eyes conviction, conversion.

    Why until now, is the Western intelligentsia not really fighting back against nuclear weapons?

    The problem is that the Western intelligentsia is fed up with life, so there is no real resistance from the intelligentsia against nuclear weapons, against a third world war.

    In fact, it seems deep down the Western mind is somehow hoping that it happens soon, because life is meaningless.

    Once we can understand the problem clearly that miserable people are dangerous, for the simple reason that they don’t care whether the earth survives or not.

    They are so miserable that deep down they may feel that it is better if everything is finished.

    Who cares, if you are living in misery?

    Only happy people, ecstatic people, dancing people would like this planet to survive forever.

    People who are happy, contented, are not the people to be forced to kill other people who have not done any harm to them.

    The West is suffering a severe sickness of the soul.

    If all of the armies simply say, “No, we are not going to use nuclear weapons.”

    If all of the scientists simply say, “No, we are not going to produce any more nuclear weapons.”

    If the whole intelligentsia of the world unanimously creates a great uproar!

    We need in the world more love to balance war.

    We need in the world more creativity to balance the destructive forces.

    We need in the world more enlightened people to balance the blind politicians.

    If the globalist warmongers have nuclear weapons, then we have to create something equivalent, or more powerful, and enlightenment is certainly more powerful than any nuclear weapon.

    There is time enough to withdraw our support; there is time enough to create a non-political humanity.

    And the times are such that it is possible.

    In ordinary times you cannot convince people to withdraw their cooperation from the politicians, but the times are abnormal and every day the war keeps coming closer.

    In this moment, people can choose very easily not to cooperate, because cooperation simply means committing suicide.

    We won”t have such an opportunity again.

    In the past there was never such an opportunity.

    It is not to be missed.

    A great adventurous moment is coming close to us, there is nothing to be feared.

    Humanity has lived only under the illusion of freedom.

    But there is no such thing as freedom as far as the history of man up to now is concerned.

    Slaveries have changed, new forms of slavery have taken their place, but freedom has not happened.

    Freedom is still a dream.

    As long as there is US/NATO political dependence all over the world.

    There is no democracy, and there is no freedom.

    It is just complete enslavement of the sleeping global masses.

    Whenever some illusion is sold as beautiful you want it to be true, you want to believe in it, but whether you believe in it or not, an illusion is an illusion, it makes no difference.

    Billions of dollars are being poured into Ukraine with one aim, to destroy Russia, and which Ukraine can never repay, and America never wants them to be able to repay it, so that they remain burdened, under economic pressure.

    And America has promised them billions of dollars more in the coming years.

    Their whole economy is now in the hands of America.

    With those dollars you cannot buy peace, you cannot buy love, you cannot buy silence, you cannot buy compassion, you cannot buy anything valuable.

    In fact, accepting those dollars Ukrainians have sold their souls.

    If people are really silent, peaceful and loving, they will throw out all of these globalist politicians, who are nothing but warmongers, psychopaths and murderers.

    That is the only hope for which people of awakened consciousness go on working.

    Freedom is the greatest value and the greatest achievement in life.

    Everyone should be free from all kinds of fetters – political, economic, psychological, spiritual.

    Unless we can create a world which is really free, we are living only in an illusion of freedom.

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