‘We have seen the erosion of freedoms and liberties and discrimination against the non-vaccinated. Largely, these measures have been accepted — even cheered on — by a large part of society. This psychological phenomenon has been observed as ‘mass formation’, which has also been seen in societies that slid in totalitarianism. So it begs the question: are we beginning the descent into a totalitarian state?
To answer all of that and more is psychologist Prof. Mattias Desmet, who joins us once again for episode 13 of Conservative One: Pandemic Unmasked.
Mattias Desmet is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Belgium’s Ghent University. He also holds a Masters degree in statistics. Prof. Desmet has been outspoken on the irrationality of societal responses to the pandemic since its early days and formulated the psychological concept of ‘mass formation’ to explain that irrationality.
He has just written a book that will be published in English later this year titled “The Psychology of Totalitarianism”.’https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/are-we-doomed-to-totalitarianism-with-prof-mattias-desmet/id1508102034?i=1000549498429
The podcast may be heard at the above link.