Thursday, January 27, 2022

On Sometimes Feeling Like a Nut, and Knowing It When You See it; More on Craziness and MFP

With today designated by The Other McCain as “Blog About MFP Day”, here’s a link to the clearest description I’ve found online to date, an opinion piece written by Heidi Wetzler entitled, How Have We Gotten Here? Mass Formation Psychosis Explained”.

I join her in acknowledging the sense of craziness that’s come up for me in my attempts to determine what is real and reconcile the convoluted information, dishonest explanations, and nonsensical gov't dictates surrounding our national response to the Covid threat, and even further out, the global response to it. 

 Wetzler says, I drive myself crazy trying to find logical reasons why the masses whole-heartedly accept everything that Dr Fauci or other national and global health officials proclaim.  The announcements can change with the wind, lack data to support, openly contradict what was said the day before, or include outright lies, but as long as they are echoed and supported in the mainstream media, they are believed as truth.  This is the result of mass formation psychosis."

She lists the four contributing factors as:

Lack of societal bonding

Majority of people viewing their lives as being without purpose or meaning

Free floating anxiety

High levels of frustration and aggression

With the fears, beliefs and controversies surrounding the virus, the vaccinations, and the mandates, “society has been given somewhere to place their anxiety, community has been formed around a seemingly heroic struggle against a common goal” and fighting the virus has given purpose to rudderless lives, providing a focus and a global connection “where there once was a void”.

This psychological phenomenon explains why so many have bought into a clearly illogical narrative, and why they are willing to participate in the prescribed strategy--”even when it’s utterly absurd,  The reason they buy into the narrative is because it leads to this new social bond, Desmet explains, Science, logic and correctness have nothing to do with it.  Humans crave community and long for social bonds…This group of people is deathly concerned with living outside the fold…It is absolutely stunning to me, the lack of questions being asked.

What will break this trance?  The answer at this point is personal loss.  Each one will need to be personally affected by a vaccine/booster injury, or a loss of freedom they care about, or a loss of livelihood, in order to begin to turn the tide. "

 Can this country be saved from the destruction that awaits those who give in to a totalitarian approach?  I hope so.  As long as we don’t keep turning to bread and circuses to comfort, entertain, and numb ourselves into overlooking or accepting falsehoods and manipulations designed to control rather than empower. 

The scene I most appreciate in the movie Apollo 13, shows Gene Krantz, cutting through the BS, confusion, personal opinions, corporate concerns and defenses swirling about in the room around him, to bluntly lay out the reality of the situation with the statement, Well, unfortunately we’re not landing on the moon are we?  I don’t care what anything was designed to do. I care about what it can do.  Let’s get to work. Let’s lay it out Ok?"  With that he proceeds to invite a divided crew to come together, focus,  look for and come up with real, life saving information and solutions.   I continue to hope for and believe someone committed to Common Sense and willing to speak with the Voice of Reason will eventually rise up and be heard as we figure out the path forward.  In the meantime, personally engaging in an ongoing commitment to reality at all costs seems like a good place to start.  



edutcher said...

Frankly, I don't think everybody hangs on the Deep State Dwarf's every word. The Karens of this world, male and female maybe, but the entire populace, or a significant portion of it, would mean we've all had the shot.

It also appears that more and more people are taking the Deep State Dwarf's word with a grain of salt the size of Utah every day.


Trooper York said...

The only way this changea is a massive failure to comply.

I don't see that happening unless drastic measures are taken.

edutcher said...

A) People who refuse the shot.

B) Canuckistanian truckers.

It's happening.