Junior academics cited by “Forbes”, AP, Reuters and “The Independent” have not done their homework
|Robert W Malone MD, MS Jan 10
Today in “factchecking the factcheckers”, junior academics cited by Forbes, Associated Press, Reuters and The Independent have just not done their homework concerning the work of Professor Dr. Mattias Desmet of the University of Ghent in Belgum. All I can say about this is that I hope that their naive, ignorant, grandstanding statements to the press are brought up during their future Academic Tenure and Advancement reviews.
But there has been an amazingly coordinated effort to shoot the messenger and actively character assassinate (or “defenstrate”) me as a surrogate while avoiding any reference to the highly credentialed academic Professor Dr. Mattias Desmet who actually developed the theory and has documented the extensive evidence in an upcoming academic book. So, what can we learn from this in the short term?
Clearly, Google was not the only corporation triggered by Joe Rogan podcast # 1757 which previously reached #1 podcast ranking worldwide, has been referred to as “the most important interview of our time” and has been seen by over 50 million viewers. But what absolutely has been generated by all of the coopted reactionary press and Big Tech titans metaphorically tripping over their shoelaces is a massive trove of real time data validating the brilliant Mass Formation intellectual synthesis developed by Professor Desmet over the last two years.
In this coordinated propaganda and censorship response, we can clearly see the hands of the BBC-led Trusted News Initiative, the Scientific Technological Elite, the transnational investment funds and their World Economic Forum allies which control Pfizer and most of Big Pharma, Legacy Media and Big Tech (and many national governments) acting in real time to suppress a growing awareness by the general public of having been actively manipulated using crowd psychology tools to generate clinically significant fear and anxiety of COVID-19 (otherwise known as “Coronaphobia”) to advance their agendas on a global scale. Multiple governments have now admitted to actively using fear and ‘Mass Formation’-related theories as a tool for totalitarian population control during this outbreak. This is occurring at the same time that Omicron is destroying the legitimacy of government and WHO propaganda concerning the “Safe and Effective” mRNA vaccines and associated mandates.
But what confuses me is why the western press is all following the same narrative as Forbes, which is now owned by a Chinese media holding company. Is this all really just about China wanting to advance a New World Order agenda, and working in a coordinated fashion together with captured western legacy media and their transnational fund overlords?
Break out the popcorn, because we have an “approved narrative” dumpster fire in progress.
“Mass formation has been studied for over 200 years, beginning with such scholars as Gustave Le Bon, Freud, McDougal, Canetti, Hannah Arendt, etc. In the twentieth century, psychologists such as Ash and Sheriff have studied mass formation experimentally.
These scholars did not always call it “mass formation”, but what they studied was basically the same: the way in which individual’s mental states is influenced by their tendency to conform to group thinking. I myself have over 130 publications on Web of Science, a large part of them focusing on how individuals’ personality structures is influenced by their relationships with other people.
In my upcoming book: The psychology of totalitarianism, I analyze and describe the way in which the psychological process of mass formation got stronger and stronger throughout the last two centuries.”
Mattias Desmet, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University in Belgium
Please follow this link for Professor Dr. Desmet’s Prior Academic Works
Abridged from M. Desmet: “The Psychology of Totalitarianism”
Mass Formation – brief summary
• Totalitarianism requires the total obedience of the mass
• This obedience is been created via mass formation process inside the population
• Four conditions are needed:
- The masses must feel alone and isolated.
- Their lives must feel pointless and meaningless.
- The masses then must experience constant free floating anxiety, and
- They must experience free-floating frustration and aggression.
With these conditions met, people are now ripe for hypnosis.
•No matter how stupid, senseless or even harmful the “solution”, people are made to feel solidarity, which validates the whole thing for them
• They are now changed, no longer rational. This automatically excludes analyses based on mathematical approaches like Nash’s game theory, where all agents are assumed to act completely rationally.
• People who are consumed by the mass formation process become intolerant and cruel.
Development of mathematical models to describe this process are currently in progress in a collaboration between Professor Desmet and Dr. rer. nat. habil. Norbert Schwarzer. This work is building upon prior academic modeling work including the following volumes:
Earlier seminal academic works regarding mass formation upon which Professor Desmet has based his theory include the following
- Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931)
- The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind, 1895
PDF (pp. 157), HTML, Public Domain complete audiobook, Worldcat
- Overview of The Crowd
- William McDougall (1871-1938)
- The Group Mind; A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology, with Some Attempt to Apply Them to the Interpretation of National Life and Character, 1920
First Edition 1920 (pp. 419), HTML/ebook format; Second Edition 1927 (pp. 304), Worldcat
- Classification and Symbols of Masses in the Conception of Elias Canetti (2019)
- John Ioannidis (1965-)
- Why Most Published Research Findings Are False, 2005
- Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
- Eichmann in Jerusalem, A Report on the Banality of Evil, 1963
PDF (pp. 401), Worldcat
- The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1951
HTML, Second Edition 1958 (pp. 521), Worldcat
- Solomon Asch (1907-1996)
- Effects of group pressure upon the modification and distortion of judgments, 1951
- Opinions and Social Pressure, 1955
- Studies of Independence and Conformity: I. A Minority of One Against a Unanimous Majority, 1956
Members of Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviour express regret about ‘unethical’ methods.
The Telegraph. By Gordon Rayner, 14 May 2021
A State of Fear by Laura Dodsworth
A State of Fear: how the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic
This is a book about fear. Fear of a virus. Fear of death. Fear of losing our jobs, our democracy, our human connections, our health and our minds. It’s also about how the government weaponised our fear against us – supposedly in our best interests – until we were the most frightened country in Europe.
Fear is the most powerful emotion. Hardwired into humans, fear is part of our evolutionary success. But that also makes it one of the most powerful tools in the behavioural psychology toolbox and it has been used to manipulate and control people during the pandemic.
In one of the most extraordinary documents ever revealed to the British public, the behavioural scientists advising the government said that a substantial number of people did not feel threatened enough by Covid-19 to follow the rules. They advised the government to increase our sense of ‘personal threat’, to scare us into submission.
But why did the government deliberately frighten us, and how has this affected us as individuals and as a country? Who is involved in the decision-making that affects our lives? How are behavioural science and nudge theory being used to subliminally manipulate us? How does the media leverage fear? What are the real risks to our wellbeing?
Ahead of any official inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Laura Dodsworth explores all these questions and more, in a nuanced and thought-provoking discussion of an extraordinary year in British life and politics. With stories from members of the general public who were impacted by fear, anxiety and isolation, and revealing interviews with psychologists, politicians, scientists, lawyers, Whitehall advisers and journalists, A State of Fear calls for a more hopeful, transparent and effective democracy.