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Mass Formation: The Psychological Term To Describe Society’s Brain Melting

I am not alone in wondering how so many people can suddenly turn into mindless robots. Friends and family members who once engaged in thoughtful conversation are now about as boring and frustrating as can possibly get. Where did independent thinking go? Where did concern for individual and human rights go? Where did rationality go?

In the not-so-distant past, I never thought of myself as special, nor particularly correct about everything. I have always been laissez-faire when it comes to people coming to their own conclusions. Often, when in long-enough conversations with people of opposing philosophies, I usually ended up coming around to at least a little bit of what the other side was offering. In politics, as in life, I just want to be accurate. If my mind needed to change, so be it, if it meant having better information and conclusions.

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In the 592 days since “15 days to flatten the curve” became ingrained in our psyche, I have taken on a new approach. Call it an awakening, red pilling, or simply my standing still as the world shifted crazily around me – but I no longer feel this way. I am now convinced, without a doubt, that my worldview is correct. Since this is an either/or situation, that means everyone is wrong. The other side has nothing to offer me. I reject it completely.

Yes, progressive elites seek to transform American – indeed, world – society into a technocratic, totalitarian serfdom. Yes, all mainstream media outlets provide not only cover for these progressives’ lies but often help create and push the very same narratives. The same goes for Big Tech, Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Medicine, and everything else. They are evil to the core without a single productive idea. Everything is done to move toward a final, terrifying goal.

Five years ago I would have been accused of wearing a tinfoil hat; now, I am the sane one in this equation.

Despite my newfound resolution, I still don’t think I have changed. I am the same fact-based, logical person I was before. It’s that everything around me has changed, and my basic understanding of why events play out the way they do and why people do and say what they do underscore a very fundamental truth. The elites, by definition, think they are better than us. According to such a philosophy, we therefore deserve subjugation and require a realignment in thinking.

It’s all quite scary when you accept the reality of some people willfully exercising control over others, at any cost necessary. What is happening in Australia is a wet dream for people Like Fauci and Biden. They would love to do that here, we just happen to have guns and enough freedom-loving holdouts. Believe me, Covid mandates are a hill I am literally willing to die on. I know I am not alone.

I have kept going back to why and how this was possible. In hindsight, we have long been funneled into a narrow tunnel of permissible truth. How many Americans once cheered for the Patriot Act to keep us safe from supposed supervillain terrorists? How many accepted the lie that Snowden and Assange were the criminals? How many hoped, despite not voting for him, that Barack Obama would for once and all heal and unify the country of its racial legacy? I still have too many acquaintances (one would be too many) who think Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, have no idea about Hunter Biden’s laptop, and were under the impression the late Brian Sicknick was bashed over the head with a fire extinguisher, police kill 10,000 blacks every year, and that Covid threatens everyone’s lives.

We walk around in the same physical world, but our perception of that world could not be further apart. More and more, they don’t even use the same words as us anymore.

During his eponymous administration, Trump Derangement Syndrome had come in vogue to describe a person’s aforementioned detachment from reality. It certainly was, and remains, a real affliction. But I needed more. Eventually, I recently stumbled across a Belgian psychologist and he articulated a real phenomenon that I believe provides the best understanding of what we are fighting against among a vast portion of the population. 

The term is mass formation.

I will link two sites to the bottom of the article that helped form my own understanding. One is a podcast interview located on YouTube (for now) and the other is a transcript of a podcast that the professor, one Mattias Desmet, appeared on.

In short, mass formation is a hive mindset predicated on untruths and lies that respond to psychological needs. According to Desmet, four conditions must exist for this collective mental intoxication to occur. They are:

  1. Social isolation
  2. Lack of meaning in life
  3. Presence of free-floating anxiety
  4. Presence of discontentdness

Right out of the gate, those four markers are obviously endemic to Americans. Particularly looking at the first condition of social isolation, it is impossible for me not to view the lockdowns as a means of accelerating our collapse. After all, no previous pandemic responses included lockdowns as a viable measure nor did they ever prove to work throughout the alleged pandemic; and yet, we continue relying on them to “slow the spread.”

What’s more, once mass formation sets in, its brainwashed adherents display little regard to every other measure of wellbeing. Sound familiar? When back-to-work protests broke out, we already saw incipient backlash to those folks as being selfish and killing grandmothers (while we gave Emmy’s to the real grandma murderers). Through the lens of mass formation, it becomes clear that their narrow focus on just a singular goal – safety from Covid – prevented them from noticing other real-world harms and consequences. It is for this same reason that skyrocketing mental health issues, drug abuses, and suicides go ignored to this day. If it isn’t directly about Covid, then it isn’t an issue.

A second mechanism also develops under mass formation, namely fascistic intolerance to competing outlooks. Again, sound familiar? The intolerance is a natural self-defense maneuver, because the psyche would have to confront reality, thus bringing them back to the initial anxiety and discontent that precipitated the mass formation in the first place.

If it sounds like our deranged friends and families are living under a sort of hypnosis, it’s because they are. So entrenched is their fear of Covid that they can literally not process or handle the endless studies and statistics that debunk everything they hold to be: masks don’t work, lockdowns don’t work (though they exacerbate the symptomatic manifestations of mass formations), vaccines don’t work, other treatments do work, liberties are being crushed, and so on. When adults are unable to function normally after being asked to consider the infinitesimally small risk posed to kids in schools by Covid, or presented with basic knowledge that RSV or the flu have always been more severe or lethal, it’s like talking to your dog. 

Except in addition to looking stupidly back at you, these people bite back with furious irrationality.

It is important for those of us with a sane outlook that we are not alone and not the crazy ones. Still, the radical leftist agenda is trying everything in its power to convince us otherwise. Do not submit. Do not surrender. I find that, if anything, their efforts only reinforce my sanity. The harder they try, the more ludicrous it all appears.


1. Why Do So Many Still Buy Into The Narrative?, YouTube

2. Mass Formation and Totalitarian Thinking in This Time of Global Crisis,

17 thoughts on “Mass Formation: The Psychological Term To Describe Society’s Brain Melting”

  1. I am 76. I have COPD. I will not vaccinate. I will not capitulate to the “elites”. I sometimes think about giving up. Why not? I won’t live to see the world under the power of a Totalitarian government – but my children will, and my grandchildren will. I am sick with the horror of what our country and our world is becoming. As Dickenson wrote, “I had no time for hate because the grave would hinder me”. I try so hard for the “little toil of love”, but I’m not doing very well. I hate these monsters with their radical left agenda. Everything I read above gave me hope. We must keep fighting for our future. I know it can be done. My “little toil of love” is for all of you. Thank you.

  2. Preaching to the choir mate.
    Hello I’m Tim.
    I feel like I ‘saw through’ the covid narritive right at the beginning.
    I spent months trying to ‘help’ my friends see the real picture.
    It did bugger all. I’m surrounded by the hynotised.
    So what now?
    Honestly I can’t be arsed with it all now.
    I’m convinced that we can’t change people’s minds about this stuff, the brain-washing has been so effective.
    So I’m giving up. What’s the point?
    The ruling elite always win. Always will do.
    The less I care about any of this shit the happier I feel.
    I even got the jabs just to get on with my life and enable escape abroad.
    I travel a lot. Way more than most.
    Best decision I made was to not have kids and free myself from debt slavery.
    There’s way too many people in the world and we want to save them all.
    The sheer number of humans will be the death of humanity.
    You think it’s bad now?
    You wait.

    1. You took the jabs – without any research, without understanding the experimental nature of them? Without considering they may be aimed to help reduce the population according to the UN goals? No one truly awake, who can “see through” the obvious pandemic hoax, would consider taking the bio-weapon just so they could go abroad.. Your comment is contradictory, and illogical. As for giving up – well, we are at a point where a defeatist attitude is of no avail at all….we need every warrior awake, activated and doing something, no matter how small it might be, giving encouragement, inspiring people and helping to awaken those who are ready to awaken….These are not ordinary times. Even now it is not a done deal for the so-called “elite” – the lowbrow insane, pathetic degenerate murderers who make this realm such a hellish place to be….they are quite possibly in the process of destroying themselves, and it is up to each and everyone one of us to assist in that matter as best we can…There’s too many people in the world – really? You know that for sure – or is that just more of their propaganda you’ve bought without question? There is no justification for murder, and doing it in such a disgusting manner as is being done today with these experimental, untested injections, is certainly not justifiable. You only have to look at videos of some of the injured – especially the young people whose lives are now ruined….It is not the sheer numbers that will be the death of humanity, it is the number of people who did nothing at this time to help….Evil triumphs when good men do nothing, as is said. But, having said all this, I suspect that your comment is not sincere…it reads like something written by one of the lowbrow goons working for the 77th Brigade….

    2. Tim, it will get worse before it gets better, Australia, Austria full lock down for unvaxxed. UK talking about it… it’s to wake the sleepers up. We have a lot of work to do clearly. We are at war, they are after our minds and children. We are winning, you watch! Best is yet to come.

      1. governments are at war with citizens that is for sure and using many horrible weapons on us daily. frequncies from high to low. micro gama mico nuclear electromagnetic controlled weather events. institutions themslves. we’ve been lied to all our lives here in america. this is entertainment for these sick f’s. governments only function is to use you for as much as they can get out of you and then they rip you. this is cyclical these few rich corperations and lawyers are always running a grift on the people and use every institution in the society to acheive end goal. theirs only one way this ends we die, chose wisely. as they see me writing this i bet a dozen ways to rip me are at their disposal. think about it. we been shaped since birth

    3. Listen through that podcast. If we do nothing it might get much, much worse. Do you want to be one of those people who in the totalitarian state laments that you did nothing back when you maybe still could have done something, but you didn’t even try? We aren’t even at that stage Solzhenitsyn is describing in that quote yet, you will not yet be sent to the gulags or shot if you work against what is happening. Don’t try to do it alone, find others. That is what the professor talks about. If enough people stand against the narrative the hypnosis can be broken.

      “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
      ? Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

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