RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More and more people say the pandemic has fueled hysteria and enabled authoritarianism.
Exhausted, unnerved, and confused, we oblige every outrageous new rule, abide by every theft of justice, and concede to every force of outright emotional violence with the grace of an anointed saint.
The governments and the media stand accused of having created unparalleled conditions of mass psychosis and if society does not snap out of it soon, there may be no turning back.
In the past, mass psychosis has led to witch hunts, genocide, and even dance crazes.
But in modern times, the mass psychosis of totalitarianism is said to be the greatest danger.
Totalitarianism is the modern phenomenon of total centralized state power combined with the eradication of individual human rights: In a totalized state there are the rulers and the objectified masses, the victims.
In a totalitarian society, the population is divided into two groups: the rulers and the ruled.
And both groups undergo a pathological transformation.
The rulers are elevated to an almost god-like status, which contradicts our nature as imperfect beings easily corrupted by power.
The masses, on the other hand, become dependent subjects of these pathological rulers and assume a psychologically regressive and childlike status.
The social change that takes place in totalitarianism is built on and sustained by delusions.
For only deluded men and women revert to the infantile status of obedient and submissive subjects and relinquish complete control over their lives to politicians and bureaucrats.
Only a deluded ruling class would believe that it has the knowledge, wisdom, and acumen to control society completely from top to bottom.
What triggers the psychosis of totalitarianism?
Watch the video and learn how it works.