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Operation Mass Formation

Claire O’Driscoll

Despite an apparent shift in the mainstream narrative to the crisis in Ukraine, the Irish State’s Covid-19 propaganda war rages on. Popular TV shows, like RTE’s diet & fitness series Operation Transformation, are to be found on the frontline of this battle for hearts and minds.

“We need to sing again. We need to be Irish. We need to socialise. We need to be ourselves.”

So said Sarah, professional singer and mother from Ballina, County Tipperary, on the Late Late Show, only a few hours after Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Micheal Martin’s address to the nation and his surprise announcement that most of the Irish State’s Covid-19 restrictions were to be lifted almost immediately.

The Late Late Show, for those of you who may not know, is one of the world’s longest-running talk shows, and has been gracing Irish television screens, courtesy of state broadcaster RTE, every Friday evening since the 1960s.

Sarah’s comments, coming just after she’d performed a rousing showband style rendition of Ike and Tina Turner’s ‘River Deep – Mountain High’, seemed to capture the official (i.e. state-sanctioned) mood of the nation and prompted host Ryan Tubriday to gush “That is good stuff! Congratulations Sarah!”

So why was Sarah from Tipperary opening the Late Late Show on this particularly momentous occasion? Sarah, as it turns out, is one of the ‘leaders’ of this year’s iteration of RTE’s diet and fitness show Operation Transformation (or OT as it is known to cult members).

A staple of Irish TV since 2008, OT has become, much like the Late Late Show itself, something of a national institution in this country.

Each year, the programme features five contestants. These are ordinary Irish people who want to lose weight, kick unhealthy habits and get fit. The show refers to these participants as ‘leaders’; the idea being that, through inspirational example, the contestants will ‘lead’ the diet-and-exercise-hesitant Irish public into the promised land of health and fitness.

The leaders are assisted in their endeavours by a panel of four ‘experts’: a dietician, a personal trainer, a clinical psychologist and a GP, who, between them, design individually tailored diet and fitness plans for each leader. The leaders’ homes and fridges are then kitted out with webcams so that we, the audience, can have an intimate view of their struggles.

Even better, every Wednesday evening we get to see how much progress our leaders have made, or, if they haven’t made any, to enjoy the veritable bollocking they will receive from the panel of experts. We can also download the OT app ourselves and follow the diet and fitness plans of whichever leader we choose to follow. There are national OT fitness event extravaganzas and ‘partnerships’ with most Irish supermarkets.

As I said, an institution. Supported by another institution: the Irish State.  The Department of Health has spent 230,000 euro sponsoring  Operation Transformation, and its logo is prominently displayed throughout the show.

Sarah is also the first leader whose progress we get to see the following Wednesday. As OT host Kathryn Thomas remarks of Sarah’s performance on The Late Late Show, “You just captured that moment that everybody was feeling! It was a moment of celebration!”

But while four of our leaders are feeling celebratory and enjoying their state-sanctioned return to freedom, things aren’t looking quite as rosy for the fifth, salon-owner Kathleen, who, along with her farmer husband Tony, lives on a farm in Carrignavar, County Cork. Terrifyingly, Kathleen and Tony had both tested positive for covid the previous week.

As Kathleen explains, “One of my main symptoms of covid is that I’ve been completely bored”, while Tony is more philosophical about their predicament, remarking that “Well, I’ve kind of been isolating for the past 40 years anyway.”

Kathleen and Tony are regulars at their local cattle mart but, because of covid restrictions and lockdowns, they have had to make do with virtual visits on their tablets. This is not an entirely satisfactory alternative, however.

As Kathleen notes to Tony of one animal they are considering buying, “She’s a much poorer looking cow on your screen than on mine.” The couple also lament that, in the age of virtual cattle-trading, “The human interaction isn’t there.”

OT host Kathryn Thomas uses this as a cue to joke, “But at least one thing wasn’t in short supply in the house….” She’s referring to antigen tests.

We are then treated to a montage of Kathleen and Tony shoving nylon-tipped plastic swabs up their nostrils while making squirming faces, all to an R&B soundtrack.

This seems to be particularly traumatic for poor Tony, who needs to sit down and have his wife perform the procedure for him each time. And who can blame him?  After all, this is no man flu. This is Covid-19.

Later, Kathleen has a video call with OT fitness expert Karl Henry, who wants to find out how she’s doing.

“I feel great. I feel fine,” she says, “the only thing is the boredom of it all and the isolation of it all. The feeling is (as) if I nearly have leprosy for some reason!” Karl has a good chuckle at Kathleen’s analogy (even though she doesn’t seem to be joking) and assures her she is not the only one feeling this way, stating that, “What you’re going through, people around the county are going through. It’s a really normal thing!”

Nevertheless, Karl and the other OT experts are taking no chances. When it’s Kathleen’s turn to have her weekly check-in, she has to do it remotely, despite having come out of her required isolation period. “Just to be extra cautious”, she is told.

Remarking again that “This isolation from the outside world hasn’t sat with me very well”, Kathleen is once more reassured by the experts that her feelings of unease and boredom are nothing to be concerned about, with the show’s GP, Sumi Dunne, telling her “that flat effect…is  just a reaction to the circumstances.”

What I find so telling about this particular episode of Operation Transformation is that it is essentially a microcosm of what has been going on, regarding Covid-19, in the rest of the country and indeed the world as a whole: the constant and repetitious normalising of behaviour which only two years ago would have been considered at best neurotic and at worst deeply psychologically problematic.

Remember when we used to joke about somebody having man flu? That curiously culturally acceptable form of sexism which, according to the Harvard Health Blog, describes “a constitutional character flaw of men who, when felled by a cold or flu, embellish the severity of their symptoms.”

Nowadays, the whole world seems to be suffering from man flu. The only difference is that, with a case of Covid-19, you don’t even need any symptoms to embellish; all you need is a positive antigen or lateral flow test, items which have become as much a staple of our weekly supermarket trips as a sliced pan, two litres of milk and a six-pack of cheese and onion crisps.

As Kathleen herself said, “I had absolutely none of the symptoms of covid, but at the same time I was aware that I had it because obviously I tested positive. So I was even watching my heart rate increasing, and saying ‘ok, I won’t go too far or even push my body at all’.”

There are several more occasions in the episode when Kathleen refers to the abnormality of the situation she finds herself in and how uncomfortable she feels being isolated from other people.

Yet, every time, her concerns are brushed off by the experts (including, as mentioned, a clinical psychologist and a doctor) who tell her that this is “normal” or that the majority of people in the country are also experiencing something very similar.

When people like me (and by that I simply mean anyone who questions the status quo on covid) talk of the mainstream media, for the most part we are referring to the news media.  But of course the flagrant bias and  propaganda doesn’t stop there.

It has infiltrated all forms of media: it’s there in the soap operas we follow, the chat shows, televised sporting events, health and lifestyle programmeschildren’s television, social media platforms, social media influencers, and so on ad nauseum.

As others have pointed out, television programmes and social media do not simply provide entertainment, they also greatly influence our ideas about the world and provide a model for our attitudes and behaviour: certain individuals and their actions are presented approvingly and in a positive light, while others are presented negatively, with disapproval.

Some behaviours and opinions are shown to be typical, normal and to be emulated, while others are shown to be strange, problematic and to be avoided. As such, TV shows and social media provide a powerful example of what is acceptable in a society and what is not.

And far from simply reflecting reality, these forms of media are instrumental in the building and shaping of it.

If you are somebody who has questioned the mainstream narrative about covid, you’ll no doubt be aware of Belgian clinical psychologist Mattias Desmet and his theory of mass formation.  This theory is a compelling one and a useful tool for analysing our current situation.

If you are not familiar with it, I recommend looking at this video in which Professor Desmet explains the idea himself.

In a nutshell, mass formation describes the process whereby a large part of the population subconsciously disengages its rational and critical faculties in order to participate in  a form of groupthink, the focus of which is usually one small point or issue.

Mass formation is a phenomenon that typically occurs in the emergence of totalitarianism. It can occur spontaneously, as it did in Nazi Germany, or it can be intentionally created by the state, as was the case in the Soviet Union. Mass formation can only take place when four very specific conditions are met.

These conditions are as follows: many people in the population have to feel socially isolated; many people have to feel an essential lack of meaning in their lives; many people have to experience what he calls “free-floating anxiety” (in other words, anxiety or stress which is not connected to a mental representation – feeling anxious but not knowing why) and finally, a large percentage of the population has to experience free-floating frustration and aggression.

Prof Mattias Desmet

The four conditions were already in place, in Desmet’s opinion, when the pandemic was first announced by the WHO back in March 2020.

According to one study published before the pandemic in The American Sociological Review, 25% of Americans reported they didn’t have a single close friend.

A Gallup poll, which included participants from a number of industrialised countries, found that nearly 50% of those questioned stated they didn’t have a single meaningful relationship and that they only connected to other people through the internet or through technology.

As Desmet asserts:

“A connection through the internet doesn’t make you resonate in the same way with other people.”

This isolation or lack of social bond leads into the second condition: a feeling that life is generally meaningless or senseless. In his 2018 book, Bullshit Jobs, anthropologist David Graeber states that 50% of people reported that their job was “not at all meaningful.”

A Gallup poll from 2012, which included people from 142 countries, shows that 63% of respondents, in Desmet’s words, “admitted to being so disengaged at work that they were sleepwalking through their day, putting time but not passion into their work.”

This combination of social isolation and the impression that life has no  meaning produces a kind of anxiety which is “free floating.”

Unlike a phobia, which pinpoints a specific object of fear (for example spiders or confined spaces), free floating anxiety is not connected to anything tangible. Feeling anxiety without understanding its cause produces profound “psychological discontent.”

Desmet notes that each year in Belgium 300 million doses of antidepressants are administered to a population of only 11 million people. This doesn’t even take into account antipsychotics, sleeping tablets or anxiety medication.

Indeed, the World Health Organisation has reported that one in five people have an actual anxiety disorder.

The fourth condition, what Desmet calls “free-floating frustration and aggression”, is a result of the isolation, lack of meaning and consequent anxiety.

Furthemore, it is extremely problematic because people simply don’t understand what is causing them to feel aggression or frustration.

When these four conditions are in place, all that is needed for mass formation to occur is for the mainstream media to produce a narrative which highlights “an object of anxiety” (in this case, a virus) and to simultaneously provide a strategy to deal with this object of anxiety (lockdowns, masks, vaccination, etc.).

For Desmet, identifying the object of anxiety and participating in a strategy to deal with it gives people both a sense of control and, perhaps more significantly, a sense of connection.

And it is this feeling of strong solidarity and connection which enables:

“an extraordinary willingness…to participate in the strategy…no matter how absurd the measures or the narrative becomes.”

We now live in a world of absurd contradictions:

Governments and media assert repeatedly that Covid-19 vaccines are effective, yet many more people have contracted and spread the virus since getting the jab than ever did before the vaccine rollout.

We were told that masks and social distancing would curb the spread of Covid-19 but have never been given any proof that they do.

And, of course, the biggest fraud of all: the idea of asymptomatic spread.

It is now a commonly held belief that a perfectly healthy individual who feels well and has no symptoms of any illness is a danger to others. Consequently, they must be cordoned off and isolated from the rest of society in order to be approved of or accepted by that same society.

For me, one of the most fascinating elements of Desmet’s theory is how he describes the nature of the social bond that emerges during mass formation. As he says, “this is never a social bond between individuals. It is always a social bond between an individual and the collective.”

Furthermore, the longer the mass formation continues, the more “a radically paranoid atmosphere” is established which “destroys the connection between individuals.”

So when Kathleen from Operation Transformation talks about being bored and missing social contact with other people, she is talking about the personal relationships she has with other individuals, whether that be family, friends, colleagues or acquaintances.

However, a positive antigen test demands that she must sacrifice these personal connections in order to maintain and participate in the much larger (and faceless) relationship she now has with society as a whole. 

And the thing that most defines that relationship is to virtue signal, in the most public way possible, that you are keeping others safe by adhering to government guidelines, no matter how absurd or illogical those guidelines may be.

Imagine if, only two years ago, someone you knew told you they had just got a flu shot in order to protect, not just themselves, but you and everyone else from influenza. Or that they were spending 50 to 60 euro a week to test themselves and their family on a daily basis for colds or flu, despite feeling perfectly healthy.

Or that, if one of those tests gave a positive result, they would not go into work for 5-10 days and isolate themselves in their home, completely avoiding contact with the outside world.

You would have thought your hypochondriac friend had finally lost the plot, and maybe even suggested they get some psychiatric help for that Howard Hughes style obsessive compulsive disorder.

In fact, Desmet suggests that many of the Covid-19 measures put in place by governments around the world “are without pragmatic meaning” and function in a ritualistic way, demanding “a sacrifice from the individual; a sacrifice through which the individual shows that the collective is more important” than his or her own interests.

Moreover, “people, without knowing it, will continue to buy into the narrative just because, as a social being, there is nothing more painful than to be profoundly and thoroughly socially isolated.”

And what would the point of a sacrifice be if it were not acknowledged or rewarded in some way? Kathleen’s isolation because of a positive antigen test result is applauded by the experts on the show. 

Her reward is the public acknowledgment of that sacrifice: she has willingly done everything within her power to keep others safe, despite having absolutely no symptoms of any illness.

Operation Transformation has a huge following in Ireland and it is very clear from watching only a few episodes that one of its main attractions is the sense of belonging and acceptance that both participants and the audience gain from taking part in or following the show.

One woman, who planned to get involved in the Operation Transformation 5k run in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, went as far as to remark, “I don’t feel like Mrs Nobody anymore, and I’d encourage anybody not to feel like that.”

Unsurprisingly, considering it is sponsored by the Department of Health and broadcast on RTE, there is an implicit acceptance by Operation Transformation that the State’s removal of our fundamental rights was absolutely necessary, that in doing so the State kept us all safe, and that the reestablishment of some of these rights is something for which we should be grateful.

Another talking head on the show, Frank Greally of Athletics Ireland, says, of the recent OT 5k (the first OT event of this nature in nearly two years), that “when you join in something (like this) and participate, it’s an outpouring of gratitude” and that “we’re back on freedom road again!”

So what does being “back on freedom road again” look like in the weeks since Michael Martin’s surprise announcement? When you use public transport or go into a supermarket, most people are still wearing a mask.

Many school children continue to be masked up, sitting in freezing classrooms with open windows in the middle of winter. Mentally handicapped adults are still wearing facemasks in their day centres.

The elderly in care homes, despite being triple-jabbed, can be locked down at a moment’s notice as soon as any resident or member of staff tests positive for covid. Tens of thousands of people just like Kathleen continue to test themselves on a daily basis.

More worryingly, the State has doubled down on its campaign to vaccinate children despite the dangers. Other parents, just like this man, will suffer the horror of their child having a heart attack, and then be told by so-called medical experts that it had nothing to do with the experimental gene therapy that was administered shortly beforehand.

Furthermore, unconstitutional and draconian legislation that was put in place back in March 2020 still remains. Our minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, could decide (with the dictatorial powers his statutory instruments give him) to reinstate all restrictions, or add a few more, just as quickly as he removed them.

Of course in recent weeks, there’s also been a state and media pivot. The object of anxiety has shifted with breathtaking rapidity from Covid-19 to war in the Ukraine. And the strategy to deal with this new anxiety is to virtue signal your unconditional support for Ukraine and unquestioningly condemn everything Russian.

The shift in narrative has been seamless. Just as the world’s media, in lockstep, uncritically presented Covid-19 as a simple morality tale, now they do the same for the Ukraine crisis. And the public appears, once more, to be lapping it up. The yellow and blue of Covid-19 public health advertising has given way to the yellow and blue of Ukraine’s national colours.

Significant buildings in most European cities are now lit up yellow and blue, and you see the Ukrainian flag everywhere. In Dublin, a member of the public, to much applause, deliberately drove his lorry through the gate of the Russian embassy; soon afterwards, local councillors announced their intention to change the name of the street in which the embassy is located from Orwell Road to Free Ukraine Road.

At the centre of this new object of anxiety is evil incarnate Vladimir Putin and his dastardly plan to destroy Ukraine and democracy generally.

In less than a week the number of Irish households offering accommodation to Ukrainian refugees has leapt from 5,000 to 14,500, with the State pledging that Ireland will offer sanctuary to 100,000 Ukrainians fleeing their country.

That’s nearly a 2% increase in population for a country already facing a housing crisis and spiralling homelessness.

But if you dare question any of this, then just like those that dared to question the covid narrative, you will be roundly condemned and ridiculed. Any form of critical thinking will have you branded, once again, as some kind of far-right, bigoted, conspiracy nutjob.

All of Ukraine’s well-documented human rights abuses in the Donbas, and the distubing presence of neo-nazi militia groups in that country’s armed forces, have not just been forgiven, but have, in fact, been washed clean by the new media narrative.

And despite his severely limited political experience, former comedian and current president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has been hailed as the new Churchill.

Operation Transformation has become Operation Mass Formation, and this most recent manipulation of public opinion over the Ukraine crisis shows that we are still in the thick of a very problematic and unyielding kind of groupthink.

So yes, Sarah from Operation Transformation, it may well be the case that Irish people need to sing and dance again, socialise and be themselves, but it was never the business or prerogative of the State to tell us that we couldn’t, and no matter what nonsense the government has come out with about ‘covid bonuses’ and ‘dividends’ for our obedience, it is certainly not their business to tell us that we can now.

Until all the legislation that underpins the mandates is repealed, and until we make sure that such measures can never be inflicted on the population again, we are deluding ourselves if we think we are free.

The current mono-narrative being presented to the public about war in Ukraine should be a red flag to us all that we no longer live in functioning democracies.

Claire read English Literature and Philosophy as an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin and has a Masters degree in Commonwealth and Post Colonial Literatures from Leeds University. She is a teacher and writer, and, along with Bernard Marx, has enjoyed writing stories about the ‘Pandemic’ from an Irish perspective in their online satirical newspaper The Covid Chronicle as well as Notes from the New Normal.
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Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Apr 3, 2022 4:13 PM

Climate hoax, Covid hoax, Ukraine hoax, beginning too see a pattern with the gullible sheep.
Next they will say food shortages and a digital currency/ID are good for us.
Common denominator in these cowards is they have openly supported authoritarian politicians, a corrupt media and the vilification of their fellow man, that dared to express an alternative opinion..

Luigi
Luigi
Apr 3, 2022 12:08 AM

Re “Mattias Desmet and his theory of mass formation”

The framing of this “phenomenon” is misleading and wrong. The false hope-addicted psychologists and their acolytes want you to believe this is “just some temporary occasional” madness by the masses that has been going on since only the 20th century when it is but a spike of a CHRONIC madness going on for aeons with “civilized” people — The 2 Pink Elephants

One of these “aware” mainstream psychologists who have been spreading this whitewashed reality, Dr. Desmet, also fails to see that the Covid Psyop is a TOTALLY deliberate ploy because he doesn’t think it’s ALL intentionally sinister. This makes him witting or unwitting controlled opposition.

Worst of all, perhaps, the mass formation/mass psychosis notion frames the problem as the public being a mere victim in this phenomenon. Nothing could be further from the truth…

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 28, 2022 10:43 AM

I heard the other day from the husband in a Covid-sceptic couple who live in the same block as me that he and his wife had Covid – he had just tested positive and was asymptomatic but he said his wife had been seriously ill. It makes you wonder, just as when the man I buy computing equipment from, who is highly Covid-sceptic and has been on anti-injection mandate demos, was hospitalized and put on a ventilator, diagnosed with Covid, last summer. I continue to view this as a pseudo-pandemic, but you can’t ignore the evidence in front of your face, either. Perhaps there is a bug out there, albeit not as deadly as claimed. I, too, had an unusual respiratory illness similar to but worse than the flu in February 2020 before Covid was officially supposed to have reached Europe. I recovered by resting at home, though, so it wasn’t that serious.

Mr Y
Mr Y
Mar 28, 2022 10:59 AM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

> It makes you wonder, just as when the man I buy computing equipment from, who is highly Covid-sceptic and has been on anti-injection mandate demos, was hospitalized and put on a ventilator, diagnosed with Covid, last summer.

Diagnosed with what accurate test?

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 28, 2022 11:43 AM
Reply to  Mr Y

I, too, dispute the validity of these tests, but when a previously healthy person in middle age is hospitalized and put on a ventilator, there is obviously something wrong with them.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 28, 2022 5:56 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

They had a normal seasonal respiratory infection, got a meaningless positive PCR test and were then put on a ventilator, not because it would help them but because it was policy to put “COVID patients” on ventilators to “reduce the spread of infection”. This policy actually resulted in many unnecessary deaths so your friend had a lucky escape.

The mechanism by which the phony pandemic was created and managed has been described here and elsewhere many times. Since you claim to be a skeptic I’m surprised you’re not familiar with it.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 28, 2022 7:27 PM

But I know the fellow who was put on a ventilator and he says he needed it.

nosuch
nosuch
Apr 8, 2022 10:46 AM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

He needed help getting more oxygen into his blood. The “narrative” requires that more oxygen be pumped into his lungs by a ventilator, but the problem lies within the blood. There were/are treatments that address the real problem, but for reasons best explained in the contracts between big pharma and .gov those treatments are denied to the masses. A common side effect of being put on a ventilator seems to be pneumonia, and the common side effect of that ailment if you are an unhealthy individual is death.

tigerfish
tigerfish
Mar 28, 2022 5:13 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

You a make a good point. I hope you’re not roasted guardian style from it. I’ve also seen healthy children, including my own, getting sick lately. I’m just an armchair- immunologist but very curious what effect all this has has on herd immunity from common infections. Many people I know have gone from pseudo-pandemic to COVID exists but it’s not dangerous. Thoughts?

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 28, 2022 5:42 PM
Reply to  tigerfish

I still tend towards the theory that it is just flu rebranded, and find the lab release theory implausible because they would surely release something more deadly if it was done on purpose. However, the presentation made by Michael Palmer at the first Doctors for Covid Ethics Symposium in which he supports the lab theory resonated with me. His arguments were based on the genetic code of the virus and this raises my doubts because the methodology used to obtain this genetic code seems to be dubious. Palmer also claimed that they tested it on monkeys and found it to be highly lethal and then released it, but in humans there is considerable cross immunity from previous exposure to SARS which makes this bug far less dangerous for people so it didn’t have the intended result. To be honest, all I can be sure of is that the received narrative is a lie. I spoke to the neighbour today who had been ill and she said it was pretty bad, worse than just the flu. Who knows? Could there be something out there? Is it even possible that they are releasing lab-made viruses from time to time in different places to boost the narrative? I don’t think we should close our minds to any possibilities until there is conclusive evidence.

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Mar 28, 2022 5:58 PM
Reply to  Tim Drayton

Dear Tim, please stop this amateurish concern trolling.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 28, 2022 7:28 PM

OK. This is the last post I will ever make on this site.

David Coen
David Coen
Mar 28, 2022 11:09 PM
Reply to  tigerfish

Contagion is a myth. The wheels will come off that narrative too. The most laughable example of blithe adherence to “contagion” is in efforts to explain the flu epidemic of 1789. Note: that epidemic spread far and wide at a time before air travel, before train travel and even before steam ship travel. But those who believe in the dogma of contagion assert “there must have been something in the air”!

TRM
TRM
Mar 28, 2022 4:20 AM

“change the name of the street in which the embassy is located from Orwell Road to Free Ukraine Road”

Oh the irony. “Orwell Road” to “Free Ukraine Road” ROTFLMAO. George is doing pinwheels in amusement.

Mike Ellwood (Oxon, UK)
Mike Ellwood (Oxon, UK)
Mar 31, 2022 4:29 PM
Reply to  TRM

Definitely need to be changed back to Orwell Road.

Or Newspeak Road

K. Cavan
K. Cavan
Mar 28, 2022 2:25 AM

It’s funny how you can live in the same country as others, while simultaneously inhabiting a different world. I live in Ireland but I don’t watch the Late Late & have never seen Operation Transformation. Neither have I been injected or even tested.
This, of course, means that I live surrounded by aliens. I’ve heard of various friends, acquaintances & their partners who have gone just as mad on the Ukraine situation as they did on Covid. I don’t think these people are ever coming back to reality. When people I know have become hypnotized by the MSM, I’ve found it exceedingly easy to just stop calling them & to cut them out of my life, I’m surprised how little I care about long-term friendships ending, once the individual ceases to be the person I once knew.
Luckily, bonds with awake friends have become more like brotherhood or sisterhood & have prevented isolation becoming a problem.

David Ho
David Ho
Mar 30, 2022 3:10 AM
Reply to  K. Cavan

When friends suddenly become flesh eating zombies, like on Black Summer, there is only one way of dealing with them.

Paul Scally
Paul Scally
Mar 27, 2022 11:28 PM

The sickest people I know are the fully Covid vaccinated (2 shots & a Booster), and some of them have caught Covid 3 times now and each infection has been worse than the previous.

mariusmioc
mariusmioc
Mar 27, 2022 9:10 PM

Definitive court decision in Romania: I was fined because I walk in my city when the city was put in quarantine (for stupid reasons like “infection rates” are bigger than 6/1000). My fine was cancelled, as, the court said, I didn’t went outside the city, and a quarantine for a city is not the same as a quarantine for a building. That means: if a city is declared in quarantine you can walk wherever you want inside the city and only if you want to go outside the city you need to prove that you had legitimate reasons. Only if the building in which you stay is declared in quarantine you need to prove legitimate reasons to exit from the building. https://mariusmioc.wordpress.com/2022/02/22/tribunalul-timis-decizie-definitiva-instituirea-carantinei-intr-o-localitate-inseamna-limitarea-dreptului-de-a-iesi-din-acea-localitate-nu-a-dreptului-de-a-iesi-din-cladirea-de-domiciliu/

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 28, 2022 8:29 AM
Reply to  mariusmioc

Today, I saw an amazing sight: a doorman/receptionist applying hand sanitiser over his rubber gloves every 5 min. or so, whether he had touched anything or not.

Ort
Ort
Mar 28, 2022 8:05 PM
Reply to  mgeo

Well, this poor doorman/receptionist is sadly ignorant or deluded.

Everyone who’s been following the public-health authority guidelines knows that using hand sanitizer over rubber gloves is just a futile waste of chemical slime.

You’re supposed to use rubber-glove sanitizer!

Wigtwizzle
Wigtwizzle
Mar 27, 2022 3:37 PM

“Functioning democracies”? When did we have those? I live as a slave under feudalism in the UK and have done since I was born.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 27, 2022 3:10 PM

I’ve posted this quote before, as it perfectly describes the disintegrating ethos of modern society. >

“Fake realities will create fake humans. Or, fake humans will generate fake realities and then sell them to other humans, turning them, eventually, into forgeries of themselves.
So, we wind up with fake humans inventing fake realities and then peddling them to other fake humans.

It is just a very large version of Disneyland. You can have the Pirate Ride or the Lincoln Simulacrum or Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – you can have all of them, but none is true.”

– Philip K. Dick –
(December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982)

Howard
Howard
Mar 27, 2022 3:17 PM

Mr Dick could have saved a few words had he simply said “Tomorrow we will have Disneyland writ large.”

Blind Gill
Blind Gill
Mar 27, 2022 7:13 PM
Reply to  Howard

I like that Howard.🙊

siamdave
siamdave
Mar 27, 2022 12:51 PM

the whole ‘mass formation’ stuff is pretty questionable – but assuming there is some validity, continually saying ‘look at nazi germany for an example!!!!’ kind of blows the whole thing out of the water. The idea of the ‘mass psychosis’ seems to be to get people to accept something they would not accept if not under some compulsion – but Hitler never coerced anyone into anything in the early years – Germany was suffering greatly economically from the great depression, and also were very unhappy still about the very unfair Versailles treaty – and Hitler promised to make Germany strong and proud again, and was elected (without the help of ‘mass psychosis’) and within 3-4 years had made Germany the strongest economy in Europe, and was getting ready to make Germany proud again by taking back parts of Germany that had been stolen by the Versailles treaty – he didn’t coerce anyone, the Germans loved him for what he did. Anybody with such a lack of basic historical knowledge that they accept the ‘mass psychosis’ fantasy of ‘look at Germany!!’ isn’t really intelligent enough to be commenting on such things. Go find some real history books somewhere. David Irving would be one place to start.

Claire O Driscoll
Claire O Driscoll
Mar 27, 2022 3:59 PM
Reply to  siamdave

Did you even bother to read my article, or did you just skim through, looking for something to pounce on, so you could morally elevate yourself above the teeming masses? I made one short analogy to Nazi Germany in the whole piece, which was not my own, but Desmet’s, and he says it is something which happened ‘spontaneously,’ Why don’t you go find some glasses, and put them on before you try reading something! Specsavers would be a good place to start.

Loverat 8
Loverat 8
Mar 27, 2022 4:39 PM
Reply to  siamdave

There are many parellels with Nazi Germany and some differences. Many historical experts and people like Desmet have highlighted the examples. In any event theres little doubt we are dealing with evil possibly on a far bigger scale than the Nazis, so the Nazi analogy has merit. There certainly are differences in presentation, then overt now covet, then military uniforms, now smart suits and smiles. When you look at the covid era we really need to look at the reality, all the angles to this, not just highlight and focus on the differences and difference in presentation.

Watt
Watt
Mar 28, 2022 12:13 AM
Reply to  siamdave

I’m inclined to agree with your point about what happened in ‘inter war’ Germany, and especially Hitler’s influence regarding the rebuilding of that country. A particuler entity of the stolen German land was under chronic, genocidal attack from the occupiers. Hitler eventually intervened on behalf of his country folk, and the rest is…
Anybody notice a parallel with current events?

Mike Ellwood (Oxon, UK)
Mike Ellwood (Oxon, UK)
Mar 31, 2022 4:39 PM
Reply to  Watt

Maybe, maybe not.

Ukraine had actually been a part of the Russian Empire..

Czechoslovakia was never part of Germany, but was actually part of the Austro Hungarian Empire before WW1. The fact that Hitler was Austrian may have been a factor.

mijj
mijj
Mar 27, 2022 10:30 AM

Battles for Hearts and Minds somehow miss the significance of battles for Bellies, Bodies and Bones.

jubal hershaw
jubal hershaw
Mar 27, 2022 8:24 AM

The New Normal is The Old Normal
with some jabs and disruptive lockdowns thrown in
– and the volume turned up full blare.
Read what Claire says.
The TV is on and we all sit watching
– the scary shows just got realer.

hele
hele
Mar 27, 2022 3:13 AM

This is what I first thought about and still think about.
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Blind Gill
Blind Gill
Mar 27, 2022 7:14 PM
Reply to  hele

What a scary paedo actor?

hele
hele
Mar 27, 2022 3:11 AM
Johnny
Johnny
Mar 27, 2022 12:51 AM

The latest celebrity heart attack victim had psychoactive drugs in his system:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-27/foo-fighters-taylor-hawkins-10-psychoactive-substances-in-body/100942602
Fancy that, a rock star on drugs.
Standard operating procedure in that profession isn’t it ?
No mention of the other TOXIC SHIT in his system, or the hundreds of side effects they can cause.
Fancy that.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Mar 26, 2022 9:35 PM

UK house prices.

On a practical point , and purely selfishly, I would like to ask the learned peeps on here what their thoughts are about the effects this current shitshow is going to have on house prices in UK (And worldwide)

I am currently moving from EU to UK and am wary about buying a house in UK at the outrageous prices currently asked

I am in two minds:

Thought one:

2008 saw a huge property price drop brought about By “market forces”

Thought two:

Those “market forces” were a product of wilful interference and money supply/affordability is subjective.

Given the aims of TPTB, what will happen?

Will people be forced out of the market into renting their own properties back from the state after they requisition them as per “you will own nothing and be happy”

Will cost of living rises force repossessions as has happened, notably, in early 90’s and 2008/9 causing a massive pool of cheap property.?

Or, are we now so far away from fiscal reality that house prices are as unstable and programmable as fuel and at the whim of whoever flicks the switch?

I am thinking of renting for a year or so to see if the “crash” is finally going to come.

Any thoughts?

Epicurious
Epicurious
Mar 26, 2022 11:54 PM

This is a highly complex matter with no simple answer. The question to ask right now is where would be the safest place to park your money? If in doubt, diversify. Perhaps buy a smaller property to keep one foot in the market and apply the remaining funds to asset classes. With the war drums getting louder, with the worst outcome annihilation of larger cities I am favouring physical precious metals. See martin armstrong economics website for critical analysis. His highly predictive AI system Socretes is forecasting significant hostilities from 2023 and ultimately the financial centre of the world moving to China by 2034. Welcome to the New Eastern Civilisation as our western one crumbles.

Do the research, get professional advice but at the end of the day it has to be your decision(s). Bon chance.

theobalt
theobalt
Mar 27, 2022 6:20 AM
Reply to  Epicurious

It’s bonne chance, chance is femine

hotrod31
hotrod31
Mar 27, 2022 12:43 AM

I’m sure that you’ve ‘voiced’ what would be on a lot of people’s minds.
In Australia, the governments of the day have allowed, and even encouraged, wholesale [over]development of residential dwellings in every major city, NSW, Victoria and Queensland have gone through a period of obvious over-development, i.e. oversupply … which would invariably mean a glut in an overheated market. Why?
Therefore, my tuppence worth would be that there has got to be a monumental downward shift in the sustainably high pricing, and given the current fiscal irresponsibility of governments in the five eyes countries … leads one to conclude that there are crying times ahead. Albeit, how can one ever think rationally, in irrational times, when the fiat money-printers have such an awful habit or flooding the markets with ‘helicopter-money’ and are so practised at enabling yes-men to kick-the-can down the road, again and again.

theobalt
theobalt
Mar 27, 2022 6:04 AM

rent a flat and keep your money until prices drop. If they don’t, stay in the flat… so get a good flat… huh and be happy

theobalt
theobalt
Mar 27, 2022 6:15 AM
Reply to  theobalt

I heard an old jew in Montreal a few years ago say that in general, their “community” preferred renting, and invest their money in something else. A business he had say. Having been a house owner, you really have to look at all those expenses. Fix the little surprises, maintain it, taxes, extra utilities, interest, and stress on the above plus the uncertainties of the market. Housing is either for “young couples from the sixties with all their dreams intact” or more realistically, prospectors. Add to that the well observable intentions of the cabal, and you’ll have nightmares of them just coming and take it from you or worst, they would actually do it.

tigerfish
tigerfish
Mar 27, 2022 7:11 AM

More relevant to selling than buying;

By no way a given, but Blair seemed to abandon ship rather conveniently to be out of office when it last sunk. Maybe watching the rats leaving the ship [of their own intention] is a sign to look out for?

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 27, 2022 10:00 AM

Whether buying or renting, for a better deal, increase the distance from the posh areas. This depends on practical transport (time and mode) to wherever you are likely to travel to often from home.

If renting, to reduce your reluctance to move out if the rent rises too much, (a) reduce chattel (b) keep a list of contacts to notify.

script
script
Mar 27, 2022 1:13 PM

sell but dont buy as it going go pop.its already started.

Researcher
Researcher
Mar 27, 2022 4:00 PM

Prices will drop markedly after the cyber pandemic-market crash, WW3 or interest rate hikes. Whichever of those comes first.

When and if you do buy, if you are still able, after the market crash-WW3-interest rate hikes, you might want to look into NOT buying in a major city, and perhaps creating a trust or charitable trust to hold the property as an asset so it’s not as difficult to seize by the Crown. I expect the psychopathic controllers might create a global war to seize private property.

If you don’t have an income, you better find a way of creating an income – that’s not a pension or welfare – because eventually, that will only be available if you take the cull shot. So you might want to consider purchasing a multi-family property and rent part out, which will provide you with an income, and could possibly be a tactic that might stop your property from being seized.

Diversify your assets. Don’t keep all your money in one bank, in one account. If I had a large sum of cash and I wanted to protect it, I’d be putting it in the oldest, private bank in the UK. And some offshore in Panama. Some physical gold and silver. Some stock in mining. A physical, crypto hard wallet with some untraceable tokens. Don’t buy any bitcoin before the crash. Bitcoin is NSA, (cartel) owned and controlled.

I’d talk to an estate planner/lawyer, who is knowledgable in the areas of trusts, corporations, zoning laws and real estate holdings. In the UK, councils (cartel owned municipal corporations) can bulldoze properties deemed a biohazard. They could enact this measure by demanding occupants must take a fake test wherein if the result is declared “positive” (whatever that means because there’s no viruses or contagion), any occupants could be considered contagious, and their residence a biohazard.

Keep in mind, during the blitz in WWII, the UK shelled its own citizens. I wouldn’t want to be in the UK or Europe over the next few years unless I lived next door or very close to a cabal member.

Loverat 8
Loverat 8
Mar 27, 2022 4:47 PM

I think the financial crash will coincide or follow the food shortages. Lots of moving parts to consider. Difficult to predict the housing market given all the reasons for recent upward movement ( perhaps shortage of materials etc) but the observations below post appear sound. These times are unique in our history so its a difficult one.

TRM
TRM
Mar 28, 2022 4:27 AM

Given how much rental property Vanguard and Blackrock have there will be a lot of rental property and no affordable homes in desirable locations.

“You will own nothing” (Because we’ll own everything)
“And you’ll be happy” (In a chemically induced way)

George Mc
George Mc
Mar 26, 2022 9:29 PM

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/03/25/coau-m25.html

COVID clusters grow at Australian schools as Omicron BA.2 surges

All cases and infections with no details of actual illness. “Intensive care” mentioned here:

…some 136 children were hospitalised for COVID with 23 children being treated in Intensive Care Units.

“hospitalised for COVID” … hospitalised how? And note that curious “with” leading on to the ICU bit. Were the ICU cases also the COVID cases?

And “tsunami” comes in again. It’s funny how the most obvious matters don’t hit you till much later. In this context, “tsunami” is a ludicrous word. It suggests hundreds of people creating an actual wave battering against a building. Stupid.

Edith
Edith
Mar 27, 2022 4:48 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Sweeping through schools and parents….and anyone else …3x vax friend currently unwell with very sore throat…she is most disappointed as the useless pcr wont tell her positive….after 2 yrs of constant stress I am surprised more are not getting sick with something…

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Mar 26, 2022 8:52 PM

In Europe and America, there’s a growing feeling of hysteria
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets
Mr. Putin said we will bury you
I don’t subscribe to this point of view
It would be such an ignorant thing to do
If the stakeholders love their children too
How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer’s deadly toy
There is no monopoly of common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the stakeholders love their children too
There is no historical precedent
To put the words in the mouth of the President
There’s no such thing as a winnable war
It’s a lie we don’t believe anymore
Mr. Biden says we will protect you
I don’t subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the stakeholders love their children too
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
What might save us, me, and you
Is if the stakeholders love their children too

Apologies to Sting.

theobalt
theobalt
Mar 27, 2022 6:26 AM

You can apologize to all of us

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 7:36 PM

I see karma caught up with Dave grohl and the foo fighters today. Vaccinated chumps. And now the drummer died aged 50 despite being healthy (barring the vaccines of course)

Pig Swill
Pig Swill
Mar 26, 2022 8:56 PM
Reply to  Koba

And yet EVERYBODY I know in real life has been vax maxxed and NONE of them are dead. Just saying.

Epicurious
Epicurious
Mar 27, 2022 12:05 AM
Reply to  Pig Swill

Well that was the case for me but now I have friends unexpectantly falling off the perch or experiencing unusual (rare!?) conditions some 6 months after the jab(s). The medical/scientific specialists who have argued against the jabs stated up front that there would be immediate deaths from the jab but the largest number of deaths would be when the jabbed individual encountered the un-isolated CV virus or like, similar to the lab rats that had a low incidence of death at the time of jab but when introduced to the same virus over 90% died. The information is out there, just do some research. Its pretty obvious when Insurance companies in the US alone are experiencing 40% increases in death claims!

Edith
Edith
Mar 27, 2022 4:51 AM
Reply to  Epicurious

Yep I am hearing constantly about someone Ill but despite tests don’t know what’s wrong…usually involves the heart, kidney complex…the good drs did say the damage to blood system would take a bit of time to show up…

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Mar 27, 2022 2:44 AM
Reply to  Pig Swill

One individual I know was hospitalised with blood clots in the lung TWICE. Another has heart inflammation. A third was hospitalised with “COVID” pneumonia (ICU) ,was pumped full of drugs including Remdesivir and was intubated. Miraculously he survived. Two classmates have dropped dead since the clot shots were rolled out. One of them collapsed while jogging.The wife of another classmate was hospitalised with leukemia. The clot shots exacerbate cancer. Last May a woman on our bus trip became comatose. We were diverted and she had to be taken off the bus in a stretcher with great difficulty.

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 27, 2022 8:05 AM
Reply to  Pig Swill

And if some Folks in the houses down the road, the next street, the next suburb, the next town, the next city, the next state or neighbouring country die ‘unexpectedly’, you and l won’t know about it because it won’t be deemed newsworthy.
Insidious excisions.

Loverat 8
Loverat 8
Mar 27, 2022 5:00 PM
Reply to  Pig Swill

Not yet. Do you really think as we now know there is some intention behind this they’d poison everyone in one go. Some research suggests 6% of injection batches in US are responsible for close on 100% responsible for serious and deadly side effects. My analogy is Russian Roulette. The more injection one takes the more likely the fatal bullet will be fired into your head.

David Ho
David Ho
Mar 30, 2022 3:20 AM
Reply to  Loverat 8

Some bullets take longer to arrive. Maybe all the chambers are loaded.

SeamusPadraig
SeamusPadraig
Mar 26, 2022 7:36 PM

… soon afterwards, local councillors announced their intention to change the name of the street in which the embassy is located from Orwell Road to Free Ukraine Road.

Which somehow seems oddly poignant. 😋

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Mar 27, 2022 2:46 AM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

An amazingly Orwellian action.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 27, 2022 10:04 AM

+1

siamdave
siamdave
Mar 27, 2022 12:57 PM
Reply to  SeamusPadraig

people virtue signalling can be amazingly stupid sometimes

rubberheid
rubberheid
Mar 26, 2022 7:15 PM

thoroughly enjoyed this, other than the desmet lecture, well put.

shit will go down. this show’s hardly started.

SeamusPadraig
SeamusPadraig
Mar 26, 2022 7:14 PM

… soon afterwards, local councillors announced their intention to change the name of the street in which the embassy is located from Orwell Road to Free Ukraine Road.

Which somehow seems oddly poignant. 😉

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Mar 26, 2022 6:57 PM

Thanks for this. I will share it with many. It’s hard to look at this stuff when you live alone and are approaching the 5 year anniversary of the death of your spouse. My kids have disowned me because of the stuff I send. I only want them to read it. I would not forgive myself it I did not. The only function is to keep them from vaccinating themselves and their kids. It took 6 ounces of gin and an intermittent viewing of the movie Woodstock to get me through it. I have 2 hours left on Woodstock. Oddly, I am not looking forward to this summer even though we average 14 feet of snow a year and I don’t ski. My summer golfing “friends” have disowned me because I am not vaccinated. Most of my friends were “our” friends and I have not associated with them since my wife died. It’s been tough. Outside of my brothers and the produce guy and butcher in the local grocery story, I am isolated. This kind of thing helps. My two cents. What would you call it? Reverse Mass Formation Psychosis? With all of the fucking pressure I have had to endure, why am I immune to the psychosis? Why have I not fallen into the trap while others have. It is a key to the cure. Wouldn’t I be a prime candidate. But yet, I am not. What is the difference? All those truckers traveling across the country. All those people spilling into the streets around the world. You have truck drivers and doctors and everything in between. What do we all have in common? That’s the key to solving this problem.

theobalt
theobalt
Mar 27, 2022 6:42 AM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

Focus on being happy? For instance, I’m pretty much in the same situation as you apart from having a job to go to… Now I can chose to look at them and giggle inside with the outmost contempt (believe me) but more and more I just nod and smile and keep “loving” them. Like pets or children or something. Doesn’t matter. It makes them feel good, and keeps me away from depression caused by sorrow and the occasional desire to murder. Remember your wife and all the good stuff about her, remember who you are and what you like and walk in that direction. And most most important, don’t listen to people who tell you what to do.

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Mar 27, 2022 9:16 AM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

Happiness is an inside job. The ultimate is to achieve happiness despite of everything happening around you, that is true freedom, true defiance, true living.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 27, 2022 10:08 AM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

Lately, some people have been trying hard to sell us “mass formation” instead of plain mass brainwashing.

Wigtwizzle
Wigtwizzle
Mar 27, 2022 4:08 PM
Reply to  mgeo

Very good point.

Johnny
Johnny
Mar 27, 2022 12:06 PM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

Maybe Jesus was ‘on the money’ Hemlockfen: ‘Forgive them, for they know not what they do’

Wigtwizzle
Wigtwizzle
Mar 27, 2022 4:07 PM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

I’ve been constantly pondering the same thing, mystified. The only explanation I can think of is that we are at a different level of consciousness. We see many parts of a big picture; they see only a tiny part and think that’s the whole picture, and that the possibility of anything outside of that picture is absolute nonsense.

Claire O Driscoll
Claire O Driscoll
Mar 27, 2022 5:43 PM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

First of all, I’m so sorry you have lost your wife, and that you feel so alone and isolated. To be alienated from the rest of your family on top of it all is just brutal. This is a link to an interview with Meridith Miller, a relationship trauma coach. She has a very interesting perspective on why so many of us find it so difficult getting through to loved ones. It gave me great comfort during a low point myself.

I would suggest not attempting to send anything to people you know at the moment. Look at how you can rebuild your relationships in a way that doesn’t involve talking about Covid or the deadly jabs. Maybe, once you have done that, those you love may be more receptive to what you say.

It’s been two years of psychological warfare. How can you compete with that? The best outcome you can hope for is to encourage those you know to start asking questions themselves. How you do that will depend on what makes those people tick. So, for example, if someone you know is a doctor, telling them anecdotal stories about vaccine injuries will probably go down like a lead balloon, whereas you might have more luck talking about the Pfizer trial data.

Your final question is a good one. What makes you or I not susceptible to the mass formation? There are no easy answers. You make the point that you are isolated, but it sounds like you have become isolated as a result of your viewpoint post covid, rather than before.

Desmet says it works in a very similar way to hypnosis. Approximately 30% of the population are extremely suggestible to it, whereas 20-30% will not be, with 40% somewhere in between. The inbetweeners will follow whatever they perceive to be the dominant current at the time.

While I studied philosophy as an undergraduate, we had a professor who brought a hypnotist into one of our seminars for a practical demonstration.

The first session was to determine which of us would be most suggestible to hypnosis, and the second was an actual hypnosis session with those who were suggestible.

I remember feeling at a certain point a strong pull (he had suggested we would feel our right arms raising involuntarily). Sure enough, I could see my arm going up, but at that point I became conscious of what was happening and resisted.

My experience of all this is actually very similar. I feel at certain times a strong pull to conform, yet I resist.

Why some people resist is the real mystery, and Desmet certainly has no answers to that one. I’m just thankful that some of us do.

Thank you for your post. I’m sure your words have touched many.

The Coming Revolution
The Coming Revolution
Mar 27, 2022 6:12 PM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

+1

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 28, 2022 11:08 AM
Reply to  Hemlockfen

Sounds like you’ve had a tough time. My experience has been different because quite a few people I rub shoulders with are sceptical to various degrees about the Covid narrative and based purely on my own experience I think between a quarter and a third of the population questions the narrative to various extents and in various ways. There are also plenty of “true believers” who get angry if you question any aspect of the narrative and I don’t think it’s productive to labour the point with them.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 26, 2022 4:57 PM

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S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 26, 2022 6:48 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

“Taking orders from PSYCHOPATHS gives meaning and purpose to life.
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Fun too.
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So join the IN CROWD.”

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 7:37 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

This Brinkmann tit spent 7 years at medical school

With her ankles behind her ears

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 26, 2022 10:40 PM
Reply to  Koba

⬆︎

paul
paul
Mar 26, 2022 9:01 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Wear a mask!
Wear two masks!!
Just to be on the safe side, wear 10 masks!!!
And I wouldn’t go out if I was you (except to get your boosters.)
In fact, get five boosters!!
Stay ahead of the curve and the new variants!
And open all the windows!
Go hide in the closet!
Can’t be too careful!!
And don’t worry!
Things should be back to normal (well, more or less) by 2036.

theobalt
theobalt
Mar 27, 2022 6:45 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

She seems so sincere… I like good actors, they’re just like stupid people sometimes. But paid.

siamdave
siamdave
Mar 27, 2022 1:00 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

she should wear enough of them to stop the sound of her voice getting through …

Wigtwizzle
Wigtwizzle
Mar 27, 2022 4:10 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Follow the science, Melanie: if you knickers won’t stop your farts, wearing your knickers on your face won’t stop a deadly disease.

Ort
Ort
Mar 27, 2022 7:29 PM
Reply to  Wigtwizzle

Melanie doesn’t fart. She’s a good girl!

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 28, 2022 11:11 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

There is nothing to stop you wearing one voluntarily if walking about like a normal human being makes you feel uncomfortable. Just don’t mandate it for me, OK?

Kalen
Kalen
Mar 26, 2022 4:54 PM

I suspect that if Covid kind of mass brainwashing technology was used by Nazis on Jews they would have made them build their own death camps by themselves on their own initiative and then lock themselves up and throw away keys. They actually came close to it as Nazi made sure that Jews pay cash and gold for their murder by looting victims also in death camps. Hitler wrongly dismissed utmost importance of TV technology, second mass analog electronic media, Germany already possessed apparently, satisfied with brainwashing power of radio, movies and press. Interestingly Covid almost disappeared also in Russia. Today’s ruling cliques are not satisfied at all.

as Plato wrote in Republic every political system implemented by state like Autocracy, oligarchy or Democracy create and shape “man of the system” an automaton shaped to epitomize virtues of the system in moral ethical socioeconomic, and political realms by slew of harsh incentives and disincentives aimed to control human behavior, opinions.and sense of morality.

In 2020 we had in the west birth of “Covid Man”.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 26, 2022 4:45 PM

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rubberheid
rubberheid
Mar 26, 2022 7:21 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

psyop vs reality?

who fkn knows?

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Mar 27, 2022 9:10 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Fact of the matter is that Australia, New Zealand are way more stingent:

They were early adopters of QR codes, for instance. Then there were the state border closures that prevented people from moving about the country AND we were not permitted to leave the country (prison island here in Australia). Various states – Victoria being a prime example – mandated that ALL people with a job, any job, had to have been fully vaxxed in order to remain employed. Since December 2021, all unvaxxed people were banned from cafes, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, pubs, clubs, …
Moreover, Australia has built and is continuing to build Orwellian quarantine (concentration?) camps; they call them “Wellcamps”. Hideous.

Thinktwice
Thinktwice
Mar 26, 2022 4:35 PM

Our Leaders Lying About Ukraine’s Corruption and Authoritarianism – You should be worried about this
Tucker Carlson

Theobalt
Theobalt
Mar 26, 2022 5:16 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Wohhaaaa…. Thanks for that

paul
paul
Mar 26, 2022 9:17 PM
Reply to  Theobalt

Really nice people, those Ukies. Really cool swastika armbands and SS regalia.

Kalen
Kalen
Mar 26, 2022 6:56 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Ticker is full of it. What a fucking beacon? Democracy in the US? where landless peasants had no vote and armed gangs at polling stations were checking votes and beating up voters . Freedom where millions were enslaved and slavery was legal. Civil and human rights in US which was funded on genocide of native people. Free speech speakers intimidated, and press free to spread lies and engage in character assassination of political opponents with no liability.

US is authoritarian imperial state and has always been.

Democracy in US ?

[In the US we have,] .. to use Sheldon Wolin’s terminology, .. a “managed democracy,” political form in which governments are legitimated by elections that they have learned to control,” form of government that attempts to keep alive appearance of democracy while simultaneously defeating democracy’s primary purpose, self-government.

As .. both, Tocqueville and Mills, identified hidden menacing power structure of fused state and private tyranny [also called Deep State] and its rules of control that are hidden, subtle unutterable, unspoken about, power that denies itself as power under guise of false free choice and propaganda of democratic participation.

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 7:40 PM
Reply to  Kalen

As decent as he has been recently never forget tucker was a bow tie wearing liberal a few years ago and he utterly refused any discussion on WTC7. And he is no threat to the system or they wouldn’t have him on tv or any media at all.

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Mar 27, 2022 2:56 AM
Reply to  Thinktwice

Western politicians are political prostitutes and puppets.

script
script
Mar 27, 2022 6:53 PM
Reply to  Thinktwice

kid rock- tucker Carson.
high standards when it comes to searching for the truth!
Cia shill and record contract puppeteer.

Annie
Annie
Mar 26, 2022 4:14 PM

All I know and what I’ve learnt from this is,Don’t listen to mainstream media also sometimes don’t listen to alternative media because both are going to mess you up.

siamdave
siamdave
Mar 27, 2022 1:04 PM
Reply to  Annie

circling around endlessly in your own brain can make you pretty messed up to, you need outside input, just be careful where you get it

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 26, 2022 4:10 PM

Good grief, this is actually a thing:

https://twitter.com/WEFBookClub

The first book I see is ‘The Future is Asian’.. the second is by the lunatic Harari… 11 books to help you understand Ukraine doesn’t include ‘Tragedy and Hope’… . digital books are better…

I think I preferred Richard and Judy’s.

Howard
Howard
Mar 26, 2022 4:00 PM

In fact, Desmet suggests that many of the Covid-19 measures put in place by governments around the world “are without pragmatic meaning” and function in a ritualistic way

Many? Many of the measures? Is the good Professor joking? How about ALL the measures being “without pragmatic meaning?”

Unless, of course, the “pragmatic meaning” refers to the real agenda driving the entire madness.

S Cooper
S Cooper
Mar 26, 2022 3:12 PM

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https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiramoorcroft spring flowers white bowlcy_commons/comments/tm4t59/the_rockefellers_killed_50100_million_people_via/

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 26, 2022 2:48 PM
Freecus
Freecus
Mar 26, 2022 2:47 PM

Thanks for your accurate analysis from Ireland Claire, understanding how this manipulation works is half the battle towards reaching a critical mass sufficient to break the spell. Our compassion towards those who have been deceived is very important, the perpetrators of this crime rely on division.
More excellent commentary out of Ireland is from John Waters, his three-part Whipnosis article is linked: https://johnwaters.substack.com/

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 26, 2022 2:44 PM

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

– Marcus Aurelius –
(April 26, 121 – March 17, 180)

rubberheid
rubberheid
Mar 26, 2022 7:28 PM

indeed.

rememberingmonkey
rememberingmonkey
Mar 26, 2022 8:58 PM

Pithy, but misleading. Depends on where you are in the progression. Having seen real insane people, I would not want to be near their homes, much less in their ranks.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
Mar 26, 2022 9:04 PM

I have always followed this maxim.

But, fuck me, it’s hard.

I was always the odd one out.

I find it hard to think that I’m NOT mad.

But I can’t do otherwise.

My brain is wired that way.

A blessed curse maybe.

But a curse none the less.

I often envy the followers.

How sweet life must be if you are able to comply.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 26, 2022 10:47 PM

Still, we have countless examples of good, intelligent people who were ostracized in their day as if they were mad, yet they now have heroic reputations.

As Jordan Peterson says, in his blunt way, “Life is a fatal disease”.
There is no ‘happy ending’, for any of us.
But it is what it is.
Just as a Beethoven symphony is what it is: Something to be boundlessly grateful for. There’s no changing it.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Mar 27, 2022 3:55 PM

Heh, heh. I like to remind the skeptical that it wasn’t easy for me to turn out this way…

Placental_Mammal
Placental_Mammal
Mar 27, 2022 12:16 PM

My little offering didn’t make it.

Pakistanicecream
Pakistanicecream
Mar 26, 2022 2:43 PM

The solution is simple: refrain from paying any attention to television, radio and newspapers ‘information’. Be curious and selective about your information sources.

Hank
Hank
Mar 26, 2022 2:34 PM

When unions and politicians started belching “health and safety” decades ago every Tom Dick and Harry used it for their own advantage.

They will suffocate you with safety.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Mar 26, 2022 2:01 PM

In a nutshell, mass formation describes the process whereby a large part of the population subconsciously disengages its rational and critical faculties in order to participate in a form of groupthink . . .

In order for this psychobabble theory to have any credibility, it would be necessary to demonstrate that:

a) the mass of population usually engages its rational and critical faculties

b) groupthink is an exceptional state rather than the general rule.

And please try do it without invoking more garbage history from 1930s Germany!

rubberheid
rubberheid
Mar 26, 2022 7:37 PM

excellent!
aye, but it has observationally got worse in my lifetime, people pre smart phone certainly, had a wider sphere, or entirely closed sphere, of knowledge. they asked their own questions at least.

the smart phone finterbetgooglewikifactchecker entity removed any vestige of curiouisity or effort… ironed the field of real thought and imagination…?

but most folk actually just seem to be morons anyway ?

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 7:46 PM

90% of all humans are as thick as pig shit.
Group think is not rate it is all too real. A quick look at the pro Ukraine nonsense is PROOF of that

theobalt
theobalt
Mar 27, 2022 7:00 AM

Ok, it’s happening here in OG all the time… brainwashing from the outside is dragged in here every couple of comments… I’m not gonna give examples I’m gonna start a riot in my mailbox… again

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 27, 2022 11:44 AM

+1

QuickDraw
QuickDraw
Mar 26, 2022 1:40 PM

One thing I never understood is the relationship between business and this scam. It obviously hurts smaller businesses so why have they gone along and become de facto government enforcers? I would not pay someone who works for me to do mask enforcement or any of that other Orwellian crap. If the government wants you to wear a mask then the government needs to send a mask enforcer. If enough businesses did this then the government would have to backtrack. REFUSE TO COMPLY it will cost less in the long run.

And insofar as Ukraine is concerned that is all the doing of the US government and their psycho stooges in NATO/EU. Fly the Russian flag that at least would be a great big middle finger to those who think they rule us.

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Mar 26, 2022 3:27 PM
Reply to  QuickDraw

Everyone works off incentive. Small businesses got decent payouts in year 1. They then were threatened implying they would be shut down if they didn’t adapt to the measures. Add to that most business owners will likely be braindead zombies…

Orthus
Orthus
Mar 26, 2022 4:41 PM
Reply to  QuickDraw

Quite early on the government’s message that not wearing a mask marked you out as a granny killer was widely accepted; who wants to be associated with granny killers. I suspect that when the supermarkets are on board then the government has won.

Howard
Howard
Mar 27, 2022 3:37 AM
Reply to  Orthus

This may be a quirky opinion…but I think one reason the “granny killer” meme took hold like it did was that a lot of people were wishing deep down that granny would kick the bucket and stop bothering them. It gave them an excuse to ignore granny then weep and wail at her funeral.

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 7:48 PM
Reply to  QuickDraw

I bought a Donetsk peoples Republik flag and have it on my window. Me next door neighbour bought a Ukraine one. He’s sheep though and won’t be missed and despite his “Buh da deeeep shtate” stuff he got masked up and vaccinated. Can’t wait for him to die

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Mar 28, 2022 11:21 AM
Reply to  QuickDraw

Speaking to small business owners here in Cyprus, they say/said they are/were (I think just now only restaurants and hotels are subject to any rules apart from mandatory masks indoors) under pressure from teams of inspectors who are/were keeping close tabs on them and they will/would be shut down unless they follow/ed the rules. I also heard of business owners being handed down astronomical fines for failing to enforce the rules. However, a lot of small shops and cafeterias etc. just stuck up a notice saying you had to have a “safe pass” to enter but never checked so I was able to continue to patronize them.

Phantasm
Phantasm
Mar 26, 2022 12:55 PM

Another form of psychosis cult behavior is new media which pretends to be alt media (this type of blog) it uses the same references all the time anyone who doesn’t see that this is another form of cult behavior psychosis will presume it the oppsite of what mainstream does, it’s not!! .its another form of mind control.
The article was good until it fell in to cult behavior and and new media psychosis like once again using the same reference/s which to well researched people see it as a hack pretending to be awake when infact it is another dead end,.
You like normal media repeat the same articles with same reference in a different format the same articles written in a different format of the conclusion of choice of different authors whilst Maintaining your different than normal media you exactly the same i would say worse and more dangerous, you lot regurgitated the same D list of shill’s and controlled operatives in your references time and time again keeping the viewer’s in form of mass psychosis.

David Ho
David Ho
Mar 26, 2022 2:28 PM
Reply to  Phantasm

Yes, we believe that as well.

Kika
Kika
Mar 26, 2022 8:48 PM
Reply to  Phantasm

Could you give us your ‘D list of shill’s and controlled operatives’ so we will know which sites to avoid?

John Goss
John Goss
Mar 26, 2022 12:53 PM

Exactly, well very nearly so. Yes, the propaganda does seem to be working. Not on me though. And not, I suspect, on the vast majority of OG readers.

This concerns the “blue and yellow” propaganda against the truth of the real atrocities committed by Ukraine since 2014 and Poroshenko’s civil-war on his own people. No wonder they love him in the east!

It concerns the torture prison at Mariupol airport.

https://johnplatinumgoss.com/2022/03/26/torture-chambers-paid-for-by-western-donations/

Recently a reader, sorry can’t remember, was asking Kit Knightly if he would do a follow-up to the pre-war timeline. My God, that is going to be heart-wrenching for readers. But has to be done.

Howard
Howard
Mar 26, 2022 4:15 PM
Reply to  John Goss

Torture has become “old hat.” It barely raises an eyebrow in most people any more. I can remember a time (at least here in the US) when that wasn’t true. I can also remember when it became true.

In November of 2001 there was an ABC poll. People were asked if torture was sometimes okay. 40% said yes. The world has gone steadily downhill ever since.

100% of the people should say 100% of the time that torture is unacceptable and one of the most heinous things imaginable. If not, then humanity teeters on the edge of a mighty precipice.

John Goss
John Goss
Mar 26, 2022 5:08 PM
Reply to  Howard

Sadly Howard it’s the same here in the UK. Imprisonments too. I can remember protesting against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and there were masses of people. Now you get hardly anyone. Julian Assange got married in prison yesterday. An innocent man – a man who told the truth and was imprisoned for it.

I cannot believe it. But in the past you did have one or two reporters and editors who fought for justice. But now!

Kika
Kika
Mar 26, 2022 8:50 PM
Reply to  John Goss

Wonder where Julian and his missus went for their honeymoon?

Ort
Ort
Mar 26, 2022 9:37 PM
Reply to  Kika

Ecuador? 😉

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 26, 2022 10:49 PM
Reply to  Kika

The NE corner of his cell.
It really isn’t a laughing matter at all.

Lorie
Lorie
Mar 26, 2022 6:58 PM
Reply to  Howard

I remember that poll and those results. It was chilling. Worse, a then friend of mine started spouting nonsense about “well sometimes it’s necessary”. Then we got that Kiefer Sutherland show–all about the virtues of torture “to save lives”. Man it has been a long road to hell.

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 27, 2022 11:55 AM
Reply to  Lorie

+1

mgeo
mgeo
Mar 27, 2022 11:54 AM
Reply to  Howard

The best you can expect is maybe 60%. Remember,
:- 1-2% are psychopaths
:- 20-30% are not quite right up there
:- then, there are those who believe they are meant to dominate others (outsiders) because they are superior.

Ottomanboi
Ottomanboi
Mar 26, 2022 12:52 PM

Democracy, the parliamentary type that has evolved in the West, is not enough. The world needs well informed, participatory, accountable, open democracy. The tail ought never to wag the dog, democratic government is not monarchy by ballot box. «Petitioners», whether ad hoc «interest groups», oligarchs, plutocrats, public/private huxters, media influencers ought to be treated with great caution.
Covidism has revealed how easy the slide to corporatist fascism.

Steve Hayes
Steve Hayes
Mar 26, 2022 11:55 AM

The corporate media learnt to spell Kiev in a new way this year; and they all did it simultaneously. How very curious. One might even think there was some memo of key talking points that they all read each day.

Ort
Ort
Mar 26, 2022 9:36 PM
Reply to  Steve Hayes

The grating new pronunciation of the city as “Keeve” also emerged en masse, overnight, from the forked tongues of US politicians and mass-media flacks.

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 26, 2022 10:55 PM
Reply to  Ort

Not only forked tongues, but staggeringly ignorant ones too.

Reminds me of some halfwit in the BBC deciding decades ago to pronounce the well-known sport of golf, “goe-lf”. He was imitated for a good while before that one fell by the wayside, thank heaven, but the media never give up regularly testing their powers of control on us all.

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Mar 26, 2022 11:54 AM

it’s always spontaneous/organic no matter how it comes about and a result of the collective subconscious of which the ” powerful” are also a part.
as liz greene explains very well re hitler being a receiver/amplifier.
see also re jung’s shadow.
i recommend jessica davidson’s writings as well as lorie ladd’s videos.

rraa
rraa
Mar 26, 2022 11:29 AM

For those of us who view Churchill as a warmongering war criminal responsible for, among other things the Bengal famine, find the Zelensky-Churchill comparison quite appropriate.

Kika
Kika
Mar 26, 2022 8:57 PM
Reply to  rraa

Churchill, when first lord of the admiralty, was largely responsible for the slaughter of many Aussie diggers (and others)at Gallipoli. In January 1916, after eight months’ fighting, with approximately 250,000 casualties on each side, the land campaign was abandoned and the invasion force withdrawn.

Every year, Australia has a big jingoistic celebration for Anzac Day and many regard Churchill as a hero. Its sickening.

les online
les online
Mar 26, 2022 11:26 AM

“The shift in the narrative has been seamless.”
We’ve had over two years during which to study Their narrative creation manipulative techniques…….

Brianborou
Brianborou
Mar 26, 2022 11:00 AM

Strange that the Irish people fought for 800 years to rid itself of tyranny, oppression and injustice only to have it reinstalled. Yet, it’s not a surprise because it was only a small group of people who opposed this dictatorship in the 1916 Easter rebellion which was the final catalyst to oust these foreign oppressors, at least in the 26 counties, and then a larger number took up the call.

Pig Swill
Pig Swill
Mar 26, 2022 12:59 PM
Reply to  Brianborou

Do they still have a homosexual PM?

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 7:57 PM
Reply to  Pig Swill

Aye. A Muslim gay one. If he turns transgender all boxes are ticked and the world becomes perfect. Our societies are beyond pathetic.

Neacht
Neacht
Mar 26, 2022 10:00 PM
Reply to  Koba

Varadkar is not currently Taoiseach; Micheal Martin is.

Howard
Howard
Mar 27, 2022 3:47 AM
Reply to  Koba

Or he could turn libertarian and cut off his dick so he wouldn’t be gay anymore. Would that suit you?

rubberheid
rubberheid
Mar 26, 2022 8:43 PM
Reply to  Pig Swill

don’t most western nations?

wardropper
wardropper
Mar 26, 2022 10:56 PM
Reply to  rubberheid

It’s compulsory now.

Brianborou
Brianborou
Mar 28, 2022 9:21 AM
Reply to  Pig Swill

No, they have a complete eegit !

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 7:55 PM
Reply to  Brianborou

Yeah sadly the republic is full of west Brits. The north not so much despite the loyalists. Scotland by far though is worse. Far too liberal for there own good and swallow EVERY msm headline hook line and sinker. I don’t believe the tale that somehow the execution of Connolly and our other heroes made the Irish people sit up and take notice. Many of our fellow countrymen were rats for the Brits

Brianborou
Brianborou
Mar 28, 2022 9:25 AM
Reply to  Koba

Some of them did indeed take the Queens shilling but Connolly and the others did inspire others, not forgetting that Connolly came from Scotland but believed in the working class of all nations.

Turning Moment
Turning Moment
Mar 26, 2022 10:59 AM

In the chippy last night (Northern England). Everyone wearing masks except me. Man in front wearing two masks and latex gloves, opens a plastic bag for the (already bagged) fish and chips to be put in by the guy behind the counter.
Went to an evening of song, poetry and story telling, looking at history of land struggle in my country.
Liberals everywhere.
They ended the show, bringing it ‘up to date’ by failing to make a single mention of the largest transformation of relationships between people, nature, land and food that has ever happened, and that is happening now.
I would guess that of the fully organic, non-GMO food eating, Greeny audience, +95% were jabbed up Covidians.

Covid isn’t “over”.

Lizzyh7
Lizzyh7
Mar 26, 2022 5:41 PM
Reply to  Turning Moment

Yup. Just try to make that connection between GMO and mRNA to a covidiot and watch the denial in action. That look of confusion comes first, then a somewhat aggressive look comes in behind that, add in some ridicule and sighs about conspiracy theory with a smile of condescension, and end it all with full on denial and anger. The audacity of anyone to make that little connection! They hate them some GMO but love, love, love the mRNA.

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 8:00 PM
Reply to  Lizzyh7

Can i ask does anyone here have the booster scar on there arm? I didn’t get one. Everyone I know has. None of them think for themselves. I think there’s a link there

Edwige
Edwige
Mar 26, 2022 10:58 AM

Amusing parody account:

https://twitter.com/ProfessorFerg9

David Ho
David Ho
Mar 26, 2022 10:05 AM

I see that Pfizer has developed an mRNA vaccine that you can inject into yourself that will make a Ukrainian person immune from a Russian military operation.
It’s being called the Freedom and Democracy Vaccine and is likely to become mandatory around the world.

Koba
Koba
Mar 26, 2022 8:01 PM
Reply to  David Ho

Hahahaha somehow I think you’ll be proven correct too

Kika
Kika
Mar 26, 2022 9:01 PM
Reply to  David Ho

Does it also give you a green/yellow face?

https://www.bitchute.com/video/Hyfq8elxPn79/

Howard
Howard
Mar 27, 2022 3:51 AM
Reply to  David Ho

I don’t believe it: Freedom and Democracy do not come from the head of a needle – only from the barrel of a gun.