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7,688 views • September 13, 2022
Mattias Desmet: How Mass Media Propaganda Fuels and Intensifies Mass Formation Psychosis | TEASER
American Thought Leaders
"Hannah Arendt warned us…we will witness the emergence of a new totalitarianism which is not led by gang leaders such as Stalin or Hitler, but by dull bureaucrats and technocrats." Mattias Desmet is a professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium and author of “The Psychology of Totalitarianism.” He is one of the world’s leading experts on the concept of mass formation. “People were all in the grip of this corona narrative… and they didn't see any more that the measures would ruin their lives, the health of their children, the wealth of their children, the future of their children,” Desmet says. What are the root causes of the new technocratic totalitarianism that Desmet sees in society today, how is it fueled by mass media propaganda, and what is the way out?