What do authoritarians and would-be totalitarians have to replace the anxiety lost with the waning of the COVID-19 crisis? Only it seems, the threat of nuclear Armageddon.
LR Podcast, S3E32: Feeding the Totalitarianism with Fear
The “tridemic,” the war in Ukraine, the self-sabotage of our food and energy supplies all have the effect (some might say indented) of increasing the general level of fear and anxiety, something that fuels a totalitarian mass-formation.
LR Podcast, S3E31: Mass Formation and the Deep State
The Deep State is real and put its thumb on the scale for one of the candidates in the 2020 presidential election. (You can probably guess which one.)
Dystopic Journal: Science and Totalitarianism
Totalitarian systems call on their members to defer reason and judgment in crucial areas to an expert class. Those swept up in the mass formation are convinced to place their faith not in God or religion, but experts and science. Just like with religion, this new machine messiah demands sacrifice and a subordination of will to itself.
LR Podcast, S3E30: The Road to Totalitarianism
Mass formations depend upon fear to exist. As long as people can be made to fear something, a totalitarian system can be established and maintained.
JP’s Dystopic Journal: Radical Intolerance
This goes a long way towards explaining the kind of vitriol and condescension so prevalent on the left nowadays towards anybody who refuses to go along with them. This explains the steep rise of authoritarianism, especially in the West around COVID and climate-change.
Dystopic Journal: What kind of person does this?
What kind of person is so caught up in the climate-change alarmism that they’d suggest pets are part of the problem? Perhaps someone caught up in mass-formation psychosis. (Oops! Did I say the 'M-F' word?) Pets are part of our families in the West, so it's no wonder that the left under Marxism, wants Fido and Kitty too. The Leftist religion of Climate Change makes way for this new target, our pets. This may sound off-the-wall, but then, there's a reason we use the word "psychosis," and we explore the role mass-formation psychosis or "mass hysteria," has been used to build totalitarian regimes.