The psychology of the corona crisis

published Aug 09, 2021, last modified Feb 01, 2022

Ever wanted to understand how sensible people became highly irrational and paranoid at the beginning of the corona crisis? Remember when you tried to reason with them about obvious false beliefs they held? It was like talking to a zombie, right? There's a specific socio-psychological process to cause this. Professor Desmet explains the process of "mass formation" to understand the zombification of people during this crisis — and other, horrible crises of humanity.

Given the present state of mass formation, I fear we'll need a multi-year deCOVIDfication effort (similar to denazification), to bring people back to normal sanity levels, and to undo the mass downward spiral of programming people underwent.  Everyone who participated in the continuing terror campaign to make everyone scared of a virus with a 99.8% survival rate, to force everyone to use ineffective masks, to coerce people into taking treatments with no longitudinal safety data, to destroy the businesses and livelihoods of skeptics to these measures, and to keep people in a state of uncontrollable anxiety, is an enemy of the planet that — in a just world — must be brought to justice.