Opinion: How have we gotten here? Mass Formation Psychosis, explained

Clark County Today Administrator Heidi Wetzler shares clinical psychology professor Mattias Desmet’s theory about the societal conditions under which a population ends up willingly sacrificing their freedom.

Clark County Today Administrator Heidi Wetzler shares clinical psychology professor Mattias Desmet’s theory about the societal conditions under which a population ends up willingly sacrificing their freedom 

Heidi Wetzler, administrator
Clark County Today 

I received the following comment recently from a reader in Africa, on a column I wrote a while back regarding natural immunity. It captures the essence of my daily inner dialogue.  

“Arguments from privileged countries. We in Africa have little access to vaccines, boosters, etc. The question we should be asking is, how is Africa managing? You people have already caused mayhem over Omicron. Our good doctors from South Africa have told us not to panic, but the rest of the world is in the highest panic mode yet … your countries’ have over 70% vaccinated, boosted etc. You should be at peace … you will die of fear.” 

Heidi Wetzler, administrator, ClarkCountyToday.com
Heidi Wetzler, administrator, ClarkCountyToday.com

As I sat with these ideas, coming from half a world away, I realized the privileged countries in the world are living a far different reality than the less privileged. Ironically, in America, we have limitless access to vaccines, and some of the most educated doctors and scientists in the world, yet the majority of our citizens are consumed with fear. But does the level of fear and now the level of governmental control really match the current threat of the virus and its variants? Why aren’t we jumping for joy that so far Omicron is looking to be more transmissible, but far less deadly? In theory, this variant could signal the end of the pandemic. Shouldn’t it be good news that many more people will likely develop a level of natural immunity from a less dangerous variant as we work toward the promised land of herd immunity? But this commenter is right … instead of optimism, what we have instead are increased calls for panic, lockdowns, passports, mandates and more. Why, you ask? Let me suggest a theory. 

Recently, I ran across the concept of mass formation, explained by Mattias Desmet, professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium. He explains the societal conditions under which a population ends up willingly sacrificing their freedom. 

There are four basic conditions which need to be met in order for a society to be vulnerable to mass hypnosis. The first of which is a lack of societal bonding. It is easily argued that members of Western society struggled with loneliness long before the pandemic, and then with the ongoing lockdowns, isolation, and general fear of one another, this lack of community has continued to a dangerous degree.  

The second condition is met when the majority of people view their lives as being without purpose or meaning. A recent poll of young people in the UK revealed that 89 percent of those aged 16-29, “believe that their lives have no meaning or purpose.” Desmet also cites studies showing that half of all adults believe that their jobs are completely meaningless and are basically “sleepwalking” through their day.  

Free floating anxiety is the third condition for the rise of mass formation. A quick count of the number of anxiety/depression medications prescribed each year, confirms that there is no arguing the crushing levels of anxiety prevalent in our communities. 

And the fourth condition is high levels of frustration and aggression, with no discernible cause. If you spend any time driving or on social media these days, you will experience the open hostility present in the world today. 

I drive myself crazy trying to find logical reasons why the masses whole-heartedly accept everything that Dr. Fauci or other national and global health officials proclaim. The announcements can change with the wind, lack data to support, openly contradict what was said the day before, or include outright lies, but as long as they are echoed and supported in mainstream media, they are believed as truth. This is the result of mass formation psychosis. 

Society has been given somewhere to place their anxiety. Community has been formed around a seemingly heroic struggle against a common goal. Fighting this virus has given purpose to rudderless lives. And life has been given meaning through a global human connection, where there once was a void. Saving every life from dying of COVID is of paramount importance. All other psychological, economic, and social losses are unworthy of concern – blatantly selfish to contemplate.  

This psychological phenomenon explains why so many have bought into a clearly illogical narrative, and why they are willing to participate in the prescribed strategy — “even if it’s utterly absurd,” Desmet says. “The reason they buy into the narrative is because it leads to this new social bond,” he explains. “Science, logic and correctness have nothing to do with it.”  

Humans crave community and long for social bonds. Now that these connections have been forged, they are nearly impossible to break. Hypnotized people are unable to question the narrative being fed to them.  Take vaccinations in children 5-11 for example. There is absolutely no emergency for children. None. Yet, the FDA approved an Emergency Use Authorization vaccine for this age group. There are zero long term safety studies. But the masses eagerly line up to vaccinate their children. This doesn’t make any sense. This is reckless. There is no science to back this need up. But our leaders say it is vital. So, it must be.  

This group of people is deathly concerned with living outside of the fold. The need to virtuously comply and fit in trumps all else. It doesn’t matter that health organizations are ignoring the science of natural immunity. It doesn’t matter that the vaccine injured are being excluded from society along with the vaccine resistant. It doesn’t matter that neither the pharmaceutical companies nor the governmental authorities mandating these vaccines are responsible for any adverse effects recipients suffer.  Apparently, we all must be willing to die for the good of the group. We must be willing to sacrifice our children’s very lives, because being concerned about the safety of the vaccine is now considered immoral. It is abhorrent to die from the virus, but quite acceptable — even dare I suggest, honorable — to die from the vaccine.  

NY Times Editor, Carlos Tejeda died of a heart attack on December 17, less than 24 hours after getting the Moderna booster. He was 49. The NY Times story makes no mention of the coincidental timing of the booster. If given the full story, I’m afraid the hypnotized masses still wouldn’t even blink. The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, hosted by the CDC, now indicates over one million reactions from COVID vaccines. Funny how mainstream news outlets completely ignore these statistics. And the hypnotized firmly debunk all adverse events they come across as happenstance. The hypnosis is real. And thick.  

Desmet highlights the difference between a rising dictatorship and totalitarianism.  He suggests, “As a general rule, in a classic dictatorship, the dictator becomes milder and less aggressive once dissident voices, his opposition, are silenced. Once he has seized complete power, he doesn’t need to be aggressive anymore and can resort to other means to maintain control. 

In a totalitarian state, the exact opposite occurs. This is crucial for us to understand, because in a totalitarian society, once the opposition is silenced, that’s when the state commits its greatest and cruelest atrocities.” 

Clark County Today Administrator Heidi Wetzler shares clinical psychology professor Mattias Desmet’s theory about the societal conditions under which a population ends up willingly sacrificing their freedom.
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It has been obvious (and criminal) that for the last two years, dissenting ideas regarding COVID and the governing response have been perpetually silenced. This censorship is desperate and most unscientific. Since when is “the science” resolved? Since when is science unable to withstand questioning? Maybe it’s when the response isn’t about science at all. If the scientists were genuinely interested in keeping each of us safe from COVID, wouldn’t they be most interested in each of our antibody levels? Isn’t it perplexing how they say it is impossible to create an accurate antibody test? Why after two years are they pushing a one-size-fits-all vaccine with no accompanying measure of the real ticket to herd immunity — antibodies?  Have we had randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled studies for all of this mix and matching of boosters?  Is anyone questioning the criminalization of Ivermectin in America, while dozens of other countries are using it to greatly reduce death? Does anyone question why the unvaccinated are losing their jobs, but the vaccinated employees can still spread it? No, because the masses who are currently subject to Mass Formation Psychosis, simply comply. It is absolutely stunning to me the lack of questions being asked. And the vehemence with which the group defends the course of action. This group of people belongs to something now. And belonging is more important than searching for truth.  

At the end of the day, the global fight against COVID has brought an unbreakable bond between the members of a vulnerable group. Mass formation erases individuality. The virtuous fighters have now focused their virtuous fear and hatred on a group that is not under the spell. The unvaccinated are now the subject of intense disdain. The governor of Washington state recently called them domestic terrorists. And the masses likely agree.  Even though many unvaccinated are COVID recovered, have natural immunity and are completely safe to be around. No questions are being asked. All critical thinking is done for.  

I’m sure I’m not alone in my futile attempts to spread logic and common sense to person after person without ears to hear. There is simply no changing people’s minds with new statistics or information. What will it take to break this trance?  The answer at this point is personal loss. Each one will need to be personally affected by a vaccine/booster injury, or a loss of freedom they care about, or a loss of livelihood, in order to begin to turn the tide. But by then I imagine it will be too late. The totalitarian regime will be in full force and freedoms lost will never be regained.  

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Dan Duringer
10 months ago

Link to a Professor Mattias Desmet interview on Mass Formation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRo-ieBEw-8

Brian Coll
Brian Coll
10 months ago
Reply to  Dan Duringer

The YouTube video about Mass Formation by Prof Desmet starts in 2nd minute claiming he predicted in May 2020 that the virus was far less dangerous. He identified this using extensive modelling techniques on data published by Imperial College London. Google to find on their own site a statement that these claims are fake and they did not publish the data. Truth is nobody knew how bad the virus was then and still do not know effects of long COVID etc. The Prof is using mass formation techniques to fool people.

Paul Francis
Paul Francis
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan Duringer

Has everyone forgot that Bill Gates wants to rule the world so he can reduce the population. His mother was Margret Sanger and his father head of Planned Parenthood who both wanted reduced population of Earth. Where will you family fit in the Great Reset?

Lisa ford
Lisa ford
10 months ago

This was so well cited, I screen shot the whole thing so I could refer and share it at will. It can’t be removed, now!!

Brandon Won
Brandon Won
10 months ago
Reply to  Lisa ford

LOL. Ok Boomer.

R Richards
R Richards
10 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Won

… better a Boomer .. then a Beta ..

Judianne2353
Judianne2353
10 months ago
Reply to  R Richards

I wouldn’t even think that highly of him. At best,he’s one of The View groupie, Omega twinkies created by the left wing terrified of and offended by everyone and everything community.

Sally
Sally
10 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Won

Brandon, either you are yet another one of the dumb asses described in the article, or you’re a paid troll working for the globalists. Either way, nobody here is falling for your “let’s pit one generation against the others” game. Either get a brain or go look for a real job.

sh4dow
sh4dow
10 months ago
Reply to  Sally

Or he is just a random unpaid troll riling people up on the internet…

Gus
Gus
10 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Won

Let’s go Brandon!

Pat-El
Pat-El
10 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Won

Let’s Go, Brandon!

Brandon Lost
Brandon Lost
10 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Won

LOL. Ok Incel.

Conservwarrior
Conservwarrior
10 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Won

The reply of an immature basement dwellling adolescent.

Kent
Kent
10 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Won

Beta Brandon

Jedi
Jedi
10 months ago
Reply to  Brandon Won

Good job, continue your generations mark by ungratefully looking down at all the others. It doesn’t take an expert to be a critic. Do something with your life other than complain about everyone else.

Lea Shreffler
Lea Shreffler
10 months ago
Reply to  Lisa ford

Where do you see works cited? I can’t find the list…

Christina
Christina
10 months ago

WOW! BRAVO!!!! THANK YOU I have been saying the same thing, thank you for putting it in print!

Ryan
Ryan
10 months ago

Heidi I am so proud to be your friend thank you for putting this in the words I lack of you know I have always questioned everything that does not feel right now if I could just convince you to combine the spiritual indigenous beliefs with modern technology we could have the perfect harmonious society that our mother earth needs

Georgia
Georgia
10 months ago
Reply to  Ryan

Heidi do you actually know this person? Your article was very well-reasoned and persuasive to open-minded individuals.

Last edited 10 months ago by Georgia
Carnaby
Carnaby
10 months ago
Reply to  Georgia

Anyone who didn’t figured this out by April 2020. .. . . .is not going to suddenly figure it out now.

Riccotelaly
Riccotelaly
10 months ago
Reply to  Carnaby

There is a slow trickle. There is a significant group of fence sitters who can se the illogic. They may be silenced by a crazy spouse but anyone can see compliance only gets us in deeper.

The vac injuries and deaths sadly are also our ally and they keep mounting.

I have convinced 1 Covidian and nudged a fence sitter into reality.

the article shows how a death by virus is unacceptable but death by vax is OK in the Covidian mind.

death by fate is bad – genocide is good – if that is not mental illness then what is

every virtue signaling Covidian receives the appropriate response – degenerate

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  Riccotelaly

Everyone keeps referring to these “vaccine deaths”. Has anyone (including the author) gone to the VAERS site that she referred to? Have you done your homework? Checked the data? There has been over 500 million doses given of the vaccine. Deaths reported after receiving a shot? 8576. Cardiac Arrest? 1121. That means if Uncle Joe, who lives in a nursing home and has a bad heart gets vaccinated and dies, it is still listed as a possible Covid Vaccine-related death. Just like out of the over 850,000 people who have died of COVID-related illness, some of them might have died anyway from something else when they got COVID. But in looking at those numbers, I would MUCH rather take my chance with the vaccine than Covid. Also, the unvaccinated have been hospitalized and dying at MUCH higher rates than for the unvaccinated. These statistics are easy to corroborate. I also believe the information about COVID changes every day, because new information is constantly being discovered. I believe hospitals. I believe doctors. I believe my oncologist, who is one of the best in the country, who saved my life by using experimental treatments. I believe in numbers. They speak for themselves.

Serega
Serega
8 months ago
Reply to  NoMoreHate

Neo (The Matrix) also believed that he lived in real world…

Brandon
Brandon
3 months ago
Reply to  NoMoreHate
  1. how do you know it is 850k deaths? Because they told you on TV?
  2. 10% max of the cases are recorded in VAERS
  3. How many people are still dying despite being quadruple “vaccinated”
Chuck Littleton
Chuck Littleton
10 months ago
Reply to  Heidi Wetzler

Heidi, I think your writing is trash and dangerous. I only have empathy that Clark Country posts your brainwashed garbage and more empathy for the editors of this junk. Go do something useful.

John
John
10 months ago

There is no one so blind as someone who will not see…

Bob
Bob
10 months ago

Abvious proof of brainwashing. Let’s start calling them out and shaming them.

Bea
Bea
10 months ago

This comment is a perfect example of one under mass formation hypnosis.

David Schmidt
David Schmidt
10 months ago

Wow. For me this all connects the dots on why 90% of my neighborhood have lost their minds over the past year.

Kevin Michael Price
Kevin Michael Price
10 months ago

You are exactly what she just got done writing about. It’s called bring a gullible sheep. That’s you!

Bill Meyer
10 months ago

Chuck, did you actually read the article? To question the brainwashed is somehow being brainwashed? Think, please think. We should be embracing Omicron as an indicator that we can likely leave the darkness. Unfortunately, many seem to wish to hang on to the darkness.

Laurie
Laurie
10 months ago
Reply to  Bill Meyer

Bill, Chuck gets paid to write that. Don’t waste your time. Nothing that was written is “dangerous”. The only danger is a society that stops thinking, reasoning, & caring. Beautiful article! Great job Heidi! Please keep writing the truth.

M lee
M lee
10 months ago

You attack but no real response to back the attacks. Blindly hating everyone you are told to hate

Glenn Sullivan
Glenn Sullivan
10 months ago
Reply to  M lee

Yes, they don’t think, they just do what they are told.

Chuckie Bozo
Chuckie Bozo
10 months ago

Someone is a scared little half-man.

You’ve been lied to — unlike many, you were too stupid to figure it out on your own and now you’re too afraid to confront your ego and admit you’re wrong.

Cograts on being 8 years old for life, man.

Jaymz
Jaymz
10 months ago

Heidi is the shepherd, and here are the sheep. Chuck is right, this is garbage.

J Patriot
J Patriot
10 months ago
Reply to  Jaymz

Good thing we live a free country where we’re all allowed to have differing opinions without being bullied, stigmatized, or labeled as terrorists for! It’s hard to admit the reality we created for ourselves is not of truth. Jaymz and Chuck L., the funny & ironic thing is – you will end up cancelling yourselves & each other following this backwards swimming logic that the media drills constantly. Jump into the Auschwitz ovens willingly, like the Nazis said – it’s for the good of the children and the people. Read what actually happened and compare it to recent events. Fact alert, another irony to go along with many statements from Bill Gates, the inventor of the vaccine, and other “high level” people, world population reduction is at the forefront of the agenda – and the Nuremburg code that was designed to prevent genocide from ever happening again is in the process of being completely dismantled. For a refreshing change, enrich yourself with facts just for one second and read this article:
https://remember.org/fact-fin-ovens.html

I still love my country, regardless of how confused people are. After all, that is the beauty of having differing thoughts and opinions!

Sue Hadley
10 months ago
Reply to  J Patriot
  • J Patriot your comment is spot on. I love it. I was born during WW2 and was 16 years old the 1st time I was made aware of the atrocities that perpetrated by the Nazi regime. I saw a news reel showing General Eisenhower and others walking through the death camps. Since then, I have read everything I could find about this terrible period in time. It breaks my heart to see what is happening today and realize how people are living in fear that was created for the purpose of modern day annihilation by following the playback written by Saul Alensky. Hopefully this madness will run its course very soon and people will have learned something from it.
Maria Merrick
10 months ago
Reply to  Sue Hadley

Well said

Lisa wilson
Lisa wilson
10 months ago
Reply to  Jaymz

I think you will find it is YOU that is the sheep. To be blindly let my constant lies and propaganda for 2 years I can only assume because your too lazy to use discernment and do some research away from Google. Humanity is so stupid.

J Patriot
J Patriot
10 months ago

Chuck L., – as summarized at the end of the article – you may start to understand how you’re being misled by the very people that are making profits from these mandates while on your way to the OVEN, but by then it will be too late.

Carnaby
Carnaby
10 months ago

Chuck are you angry because you are slowly coming to the realisation that you have been taken for a mug.

Chin up champ, you are many.

Rob Mitchell
Rob Mitchell
10 months ago

Chuck,
Go find a critical thinking mind, and then come back with an intelligent response. Character assassination is not intelligent at all, but proves the point of the article!

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  Rob Mitchell

If you are using critical thinking, have you checked the VAERS website and Heidi’s information regarding “over 1 million reactions to COVID vaccines”. If you had, you would see this is not true. You will see that there are only 753.000 reports, which include cheek biting, cleft lip, and many many many other unrelated symptoms. The majority of symptoms on that site are “Fatigue, changes in body temperature, pain at the injection site, headache, nausea.” The rest is drivel.
You must check your facts in using critical thinking.

Lisa wilson
Lisa wilson
10 months ago

and there is the issue with people that don’t realise they have been a victim of mass formation.

Stein Tee
Stein Tee
10 months ago

You are the brainwashed, zombie this article describes to a tee. We know the truth, I have had the “virus” and survived, alas, thrived and so has my 80 year old mother!

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  Stein Tee

Congratulations to both you and your mother! That’s wonderful news. I hope you did not get as sick as some of my unvaccinated friends. Many of whom are still suffering from health problems that did not exist before they got COVID.
I’m just curious since you “know the truth”…what truths would you like to share with the families of the 927,000 people who have died of COVID in this country?

Sarika
Sarika
8 months ago
Reply to  NoMoreHate

Truth be told,if you live in America,all early treatments were suppressed,in countries like mine that had early treatments available,there is a good 95% recovery rate

Joe Balls
Joe Balls
10 months ago

Your an idiot. Wake up you sheep.. all of this over a virus with a 99% recovery rate.

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  Joe Balls

Could you relay that information to the families of the 927,000 people who have died of COVID?

Lizzie
Lizzie
10 months ago

Gee Chuck, you, actually, are showing how deeply brainwashed you are….

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago

Thank you for being brave enough to respond to this article. Which, of course, is filled with disinformation. She uses VAERS as a source, but obviously never even checked it. Heidi wrote: The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, hosted by the CDC, now indicates over one million reactions from COVID vaccines. Funny how mainstream news outlets completely ignore these statistics.” They ignore it because it is UNTRUE. There have not been over a million adverse effects from the vaccine. Unless you call “chapped lips”, “daydreaming”, “Crying”, and “compulsive cheek biting” as an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

Who is fact-checking her information???
people…GO TO THE SOURCE YOURSELF. You will see that this is untrue. There has been 753,482 “events” listed. These include lab tests and things like ultrasound and biopsy. Also things like “Acne”!!!

She also described Trumps legion of unquestioning followers to a T.

I’m very sad that writing like this is considered “journalism”. I can’t stop shaking my head in disbelief.

JessN
JessN
10 months ago

It’s so refreshing to read such well-written and reasoned observations. Thank you!

Molly
Molly
10 months ago

Thank you so much Heidi, for expressing what I have been feeling From day one. Why is the world filled with so many sheep? It fills me with frustration. It should be a natural thing to always question everything, take nothing at face value. I feel it is because we are not encouraged to explore who we are, what is in us from the word go. Far from it. So much of our natural curiosity is squashed. Thank goodness people like you are speaking out.

D Spatz
D Spatz
10 months ago
Reply to  Molly

Ironically, you are the biggest kind of sheep Molly. People in counties in the U.S. that voted heavily for Donald Trump are dying at three times the rate of people who live in communities that vote Democrat. That should tell you something. Darwin is working.

Tygershark
Tygershark
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

You put out more BS than Biden and Company! And thats saying alot

Leaha
Leaha
10 months ago
Reply to  Tygershark

Doesn’t ring true to me. The four conditions listed are questionable. I haven’t looked at Desmet’s research yet, but I find his theory, as presented here, weak.

Roger
Roger
10 months ago
Reply to  Leaha

You haven’t looked at his research, therefore your opinion is worse than weak. It’s ignorant garbage

guest
guest
10 months ago
Reply to  Leaha

You have no valid points here, then.

Kevin Michael Price
Kevin Michael Price
10 months ago
Reply to  Leaha

Lol, and your psychology credentials are what??

bob dole
bob dole
10 months ago
Reply to  Leaha

China agent

Sherilynn
Sherilynn
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

D spatz, so your interest here is bullying and oppression?

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  Sherilynn

I only see bullying and name calling of the people who express dissenting opinions to those supporting this article. It’s important to see both sides. But both sides should do so questioningly, not with hate but with logic and reason.

Gerbil Powered
Gerbil Powered
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

That’s simply untrue, although I’m sure you get comfort from it. Think about why it makes you happy to believe that Trump voters are dying.

Then look at the data instead of the headlines.

TX NURSE
TX NURSE
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Prove that. You just threw a lying grenade into a reasonable conversation. Prove it.

Mac
Mac
10 months ago
Reply to  TX NURSE

He won’t, because he can’t. But they will continue to lie because, sad to say, it mostly works.

Chuckie Bozo
Chuckie Bozo
10 months ago
Reply to  Mac

Its honestly very difficult to be more ‘sad’ than what you’re doing — projecting politics onto differing understandings of and exposures to extant data.

The kicker in this case is that you’re agreeing with someone who is categorically incorrect in their implications AND is in a position where they should know better, being in the medical field.

Alas, they do not know better because of the phenomenon outlined in the article; amusingly, the entire concept of which is totally lost on you.

Last edited 10 months ago by Chuckie Bozo
bob dole
bob dole
10 months ago
Reply to  Chuckie Bozo

Another chinaman posting as an American

Chuckie Bozo
Chuckie Bozo
10 months ago
Reply to  TX NURSE

Ah, a condescending nurse.

Firstly, countries like Costa Rica and Nicaragua have fewer deaths than NYC alone, by a wide margin. They have been treating proactively with hydroxychloriquine for most of the pandemic. They were advised to do so by Wuhan doctors. You can find this information freely if you choose not to affirm your own ego.

Secondly, why do you think there’s been a 40% rise in mortality rate for adults aged 18-64 — which are NOT covid related?? Do you think it’s possible that it has something to do with an experimental vaccine, which contains graphene hydroxide?

https://www.thecentersquare.com/indiana/indiana-life-insurance-ceo-says-deaths-are-up-40-among-people-ages-18-64/article_71473b12-6b1e-11ec-8641-5b2c06725e2c.html

Go back to school.

Citizen 2
Citizen 2
10 months ago
Reply to  Chuckie Bozo

Ridiculous. This is a classic example of how misinformation spreads and a large faction of society is fooled into believing nonsense. You can’t cite fewer deaths in NYC than CR or NI to try to prove your point. You are comparing apples to oranges. You would need to cite the death rates of each, as opposed to each of their total number of deaths. If you don’t understand why, then you probably shouldn’t continue repeating junk that you’ve been told or read online. And just so you know, NYC’s covid death rate is lower than NI and CR.

Cortez
Cortez
10 months ago
Reply to  Citizen 2

ok, link or reference to this please. Recall, nursing home deaths in NY were ramped way up due to mismanagement in Spring 2020

Citizen 2
Citizen 2
10 months ago
Reply to  Cortez

Find covid death rates per 100k pop in CR (145) and NI (1.52) here: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data/mortality

You can find NYC’s covid death rate per 100k on this site as well. You just have to change the parameters of the graph. It’s 1.57. So it’s actually about the same as Nicaragua’s. When I commented, I thought NYC’s death rate was at 1.47. Regardless, Chuckie Bozo was promoting a false narrative predicated with misleading data.

Mar
Mar
10 months ago
Reply to  TX NURSE

LOL. Just one more in a list of a thousand and one reasons why it’s all Trump’s fault.

Citizen 2
Citizen 2
10 months ago
Reply to  TX NURSE

So bizarre to see this comment and so many others defending Heidi’s opinions and anecdotes as if they are established facts. The irony is palpable.

Roger
Roger
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

If Trump voters were actually dying at that rate, you would be happy. They aren’t. That’s why you are up in arms about forcing Trump voters to take the jab. You are pissed that your 3 shots have done nothing for you and you want others to experience the same worthlessness that your life has become.

Kevin Michael Price
Kevin Michael Price
10 months ago
Reply to  Roger

Exactly Roger! Well said

WishItWere100x
WishItWere100x
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

This is called silver lining.

free
free
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Did you just make that up or did you read it somewhere?

David Schmidt
David Schmidt
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Trump voters tend to be older and since covid affects the elderly more then the young it makes sense that higher proportion of trump voters have died.

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  David Schmidt

Trump supporters tend to be older??? can you cite your source for this please?

This is what I found:

45-64 years old: Trump 49% Biden 50%
65 or over: Trump 51% Biden 48%
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1184426/presidential-election-exit-polls-share-votes-age-us/
it’s basically half and half. Your statement shows why disinformation is so prevalent. Someone is going to quote you on this.

M lee
M lee
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

This is a total lie. liberal states are having no better results with their totalitarian rules than free states. You need to actually read the numbers

Gowokegobroke
Gowokegobroke
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

if we are dieing so fast why are houses so expensive?

Chuckie Bozo
Chuckie Bozo
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

You do know that the 40% more people between 18-64 died in America this year — totally unrelated to covid. Do you think it’s possible the trial vaccine has adverse side effects?

Further, the vaccinated are being infected more per Capita in countries like the UK and Israel.

Both of the above are readily available information, unlike your incoherent fantasy about darwinism, you true sicko.

Politics has nothing to do with objective data.

P.S. I am a software engineer who voted for Trump and I assure you that I am much more intelligent than you are.

Mel
Mel
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Show me the proof of your argument.

Dave m
Dave m
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Lies!

bob dole
bob dole
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

China Plant

Guest
Guest
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Lie and you are dangerous.

J W
J W
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

People in counties in the U.S. that voted heavily for Donald Trump are dying at three times the rate of people who live in communities that vote Democrat.

That is hilarious, I love when people make up multipliers like this.

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

The interesting thing about this article is that Heidi described Trump devotee’s to a T. In fact, I hope she does not mind me quoting from her article when describing the cult of Trump. I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you Heidi!

Sherrilyn
Sherrilyn
10 months ago
Reply to  Molly

Because people like to hurtothers sadly
like d spatz illustrates

Clem
Clem
10 months ago

Fantastic – finally some thinking allowed again – a relieff! Thank you very much from Switzerland and keep up the good work!

Sergio
Sergio
10 months ago

Agree

Rlane
Rlane
10 months ago

Great article, thank you!

Bryan
Bryan
10 months ago

TREMENDOUS ARTICLE HEIDI,
A well informed “truth seeker” a person that has never been confused about what is going down can still suffer from the mentioned maladies in the youtube and article..This is a phycological and spiritual war that can be lonely and depressing.Thank You Heidi!

David Kay
David Kay
10 months ago

Heidi, Thanks for another great article! To comment on the words of the reader from Africa, “priviledged” countries have more money to be taken and are bigger targets of corruption by politicians, corporations, and MSM! To add to your list of questions, why are there no provided safe trash receptacles for used masks? I see so many in overflowing garbage cans and littered in parking lots! Where’s the science???

Happy New Year to all! Be safe Clark County!

Sherillynn
Sherillynn
10 months ago
Reply to  David Kay

The politicians and corporations work for the totalitarians in banking and finance.
a very small group

Officedoug
Officedoug
10 months ago
Reply to  David Kay

this one sided hysteria about the jab, follows the same narrative as the man made global warming hoaxers. They won’t use science because it is not supporting their narrative. The scientists that show that any global warming is normal earthly functioning, that we must adapt to, are ‘run out of town’.

Melissa
Melissa
10 months ago

Great article! Thank you. Two takeaways from the Desmet video:

  1. I was so fascinated by the studies showing 25% of people are easily brainwashed, 25% of people can’t be brainwashed, and the remaining 50% follow the prevailing mood. The takeaway was that we 25%, who are not brainwashed, need to speak out as often as possible to wake up that reachable 50% in order to end the mass formation.
  2. Mask-wearing became the easy and visible symbol of shared sacrifice in the face of fear, chaos, and isolation.
Bob
Bob
10 months ago
Reply to  Melissa

Agree. Thoughts on how to turn some of the 50%.

HBruce
HBruce
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob

About 25% are true believers. 40% are fence sitters. The remainder are the dissidents. The dissidents are the once who can change the minds of the fence sitters thus preventing the true believers from dominating the culture.

Melissa
Melissa
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Offering verifiable facts; pointing out inconsistencies; using humor. The idea is that by giving voice in the public space to alternative ideas, we offer something for follower-types to latch on to. Many people don’t like to “make waves,” but if enough of us keep speaking up, then those people who don’t like to stand apart from the crowd can feel they have a crowd to fit in with.

Jeffrey Wolford
Jeffrey Wolford
10 months ago

Good Evening and Happy New Year to everyone!
Im Jeffrey from Brooklyn, New York. Over what has almost been two years now, I have witnessed my families home since our departure from Germany in 1919, turn from a place and a culture that I was proud to be a part of turn Into a cesspool of pretentious, virtue signalling, hypocrites. Twice since the pandemic started, Ive been violently attacked, most recently because my asthma and occasional trouble breathing, forced me to remove my mask before I lost consciousness. At this time a “mask mafia” nut job attempted to punch me in face while I was down on one knee saying the words”I should kill you for not wearing a mask, your trying to kill me!” The city of New York has basically legalized mental illness, because you have to be insane to see a person struggling to breathe, taking a knee, and think its just fine fine to call them a murderer while trying to punch him…best part is when I swung back at him I noticed his “Defund the NYPD” t-shirt as he backpedalled yelling for the nearest NYPD officers in subway while claiming he was victim of a “unprovoked assault.” and “needed officer assistance.”
To expand of the mass hypnosis theory, I believe this to be the fault of a liberal education system that does not teach kids to think critically, or provide the foundation of intellectual pursuit, rather one that indoctrinates to produce obedient slaves. Anytime here in New York where I have found myself punching holes in Covid protocols, Im met with the reply ” I don’t make the rules, Im just following orders.” The same ultra left liberals calling anyone who disagrees with them “Nazis” proudly uses the same argument that the Nazis unsuccessfully attempted at the Nuremberg Trials.
Finally, the “self esteem” movement can not be overlooked. Its an oxymoron that liberals here champion, despite having shown no improvement in test scores or overall self esteem of kids.
The 5 boroughs here in Nyc are home to the greatest wealth gap in all of the known world. The most liberal city in America, where the Manhattan elite claim to “look out for the little guy” and blame the rich for americas problems, is epitome of everything they claim to be against. Not to mention go to any upper west or east side neighborhood and you’ll notice that between the hours of 9-5 the “ethnic diversity” they champion is taking out the trash or playing nanny in the place of their parents. When the work day is done, the diversity gets on the subway back to Brooklyn, and those same liberal neighborhoods are entirely white. They love diversity when it mows their lawn and they can pay the guy less then minimum wage, but they won’t live next to anyone who isn’t affluent and white.
At this point I know Im ranting and raving, I just don’t know what to do? One part of me says that I should leave and find or start a refuge for people like myself to live away from the disgusting element of liars and hypocrites that soils the very gift of life, while another part of me says that I can’t give up my home, and what my family earned through hard work and sacrifice, to the cowards and spineless, I have to fight back.
Maybe this is the same question for all like minded Americans???
Covid-19 could be looked back upon as the catalyst for action, and that action saves our Democracy from the evil that humanity can’t seem to shake. Covid-19 has exposed the hypocrisy of the ultra liberal left and proven that there is no longer a “moderate progressive.”
In closing to anyone who may read this, we can not continue to watch, and we can’t just ignore it or pray it goes away. We MUST form a coalition, not one of politics or race, but one of truth, principal, we MUST be Americans again! Like our grandfathers who defeated the Axis powers that threatened our freedom and souls right to breathe, we MUST come together as brothers and sisters united for a cause greater then ourselves. ” It is better to die on your feet then live on your knees.”

Atheena
Atheena
10 months ago

In your ranting, you came up with gems…when the workday is done diversity gets on the subway back to Brooklyn and element of liars and hypocrites that soils the very gift of life. Powerful. Thank-you for ranting.

Leaha
Leaha
10 months ago

I suspect that you are viewing all liberals through the same lens. First, we are not all elites. We don’t all live in big cities and have extra income to spend on luxury items. I think some of our frustration, on both sides, is bc of what we see in media. There was a time when we all got along, even with different opinions. At one time we were more alike than not. And I think we still are. But we have been divided and with that, we’ve come to see each other as the enemy. But we should all be on the same side to fight the Real Elites in this country. The 1% they call them. The ones who do not want to participate fairly in our country, but expect average taxpayer to keep bailing them out, while they (1%) pay little to no taxes. That’s both parties. Just my thoughts.

Arby
Arby
10 months ago
Reply to  Leaha

According to the latest federal income tax data from the IRS, the top 50 percent of all taxpayers paid 97.1 percent of all individual income taxes, while the bottom 50 percent paid the remaining 2.9 percent in 2018.Nov 18, 2021

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  Leaha

Well said. I agree 100%.

Kawerider
Kawerider
10 months ago

What’s absolutely funny is the nazis were right wing and u brainwashed 25% don’t even look it up

M lee
M lee
10 months ago
Reply to  Kawerider

Fascism is just a form of leader driven socialism. Same social controls and complete lack of personal freedoms. The only side supporting the theft of personal freedoms is the left

Jeremy Ritchey
Jeremy Ritchey
10 months ago
Reply to  Kawerider

I admit, it takes balls as big as yours, to accuse others of not doing research while leaving a comment based in untruth.

However, we’re not impressed with those balls.

WhyGuy
WhyGuy
10 months ago
Reply to  Kawerider

What’s actually funny is grasping onto artificial nomenclatures like “right” and “left” as they apply to totalitarian regimes. These designations don’t describe antipodal points along a line going one direction or the other – it’s more of a 360° continuum, like a circle. The further you go to the extreme in either direction, the closer one side gets to the other.

Despite the fact that each would have vilified the other on political grounds, there is in fact very little difference in the “governance” espoused by Chairman Mao (“far left” = communist), versus that perpetrated by Adolf Hitler.

Bengal Tiger
Bengal Tiger
10 months ago
Reply to  WhyGuy

So true. Hitler encouraged his people to recruit disaffected communists rather than wasting their time trying to recruit from the centre left or centre right. He knew that the communists’ way of thinking was closer to that of the Nazis, so the recruiters had less work to do in signing them up. To Hitler, the communists were almost allies. The liberals were the real enemy.

Never mind the polarity, feel the authoritarianism.

Maxie
Maxie
10 months ago
Reply to  Kawerider

Nazi= National Socialist Workers Party. Joseph Goebbels wrote a book called “Why we are Socialists”. Sorry, but you are indoctrinated to believe that the Nazi’s were right wing because the were Nationalists. You are not educated, you are indoctrinated. But you won’t look it up, you will rely on propaganda that fits your agenda

Maxie
Maxie
10 months ago
Reply to  Kawerider

You are misguided. The left likes to refer to the Nazi’s as right wing in an effort to vilify the American right. If they can successfully do that, then you will disregard what the right is saying. They use the nationalism of the Nazi’s in order to do this. But nationalism is not inherently bad or good. Nazi is short for Nationalist Socialist Workers Party. Does that sound right wing? Hitler divided people much the same way today’s left does. Promising to take from those who have (in Germany, the Jews) and give to the working class. His chief propagandist, Joseph Goebbels, wrote a book entitled “Why We are Socialists”. Sorry pal, Nazi’s were more left than right.

Shanna
Shanna
10 months ago

Well said. I feel the same way.

Herb
Herb
10 months ago
Reply to  Stevo

Thank you for sharing this link. I watched the entire three hours this morning and then sent the link to my kids and asked them to do the same. I didn’t ask them to reach any conclusion…just to invest three hours in becoming aware of another perspective on this subject. I also asked them to share with others they care about if they thought seeing the same field from different seats was worth the three hours they invested.

Something is very wrong and we seem to have lost interest in hearing a diversity of opinion on almost every challenge we face. If any of Dr. Malone’s questions are valid, there should be open minds, on every side of each issue, seeking answers. How did we get to a place simply asking questions has become subversive.

if you feel Twitter did the right thing by removing Dr. Malone from their platform…simply to prevent his questions from being heard…I would welcome you helping me understand why you feel that way. Frankly, I do not remember when asking questions became contrary to the Public’s best interest…we used to hear all perspectives before taking sides. And why are there sides in this debate…we all want the same thing…COVID BEHIND US.

Something is just not right and we should all be more curious than it appears we are. COVID will be a part of our lives for a long time…we need to learn to live with that and quit allowing it to divide us. Unfortunately, when it is no longer an effective wedge, there will be something else that clearly defines us as We and They. That is the part that we really need to cure and that takes open and honest communication..and curiosity.

invest the time to hear view the podcast…you don’t need to buy what he is selling…just to understand what someone else thinks. Better informed never hurt anyone!

Dably
Dably
10 months ago
Reply to  Herb

You have an excellent point about analyzing the test data…the ones that do not want any data shown aka…seal the phizer data for 55 years, are the ones trying to reduce the earths population with their poison jab. It has been my experience that hypnosis is real and once the suggestion has been accepted by the subconcious then nothing can change it by anyone other than the hypnotist.

Rod Van Mechelen
10 months ago

When Gov. Inslee issued his illegal mandate requiring state employees to get jabbed or get fired, as there was no testing option it was obvious that his mandate had nothing to do with the virus.

Meanwhile, online celebrities, notably Joe Rogan, Aaron Rodgers and Tim Pool, all got sick with covid, and were quickly cured with a combination of monoclonal antibodies, azithromycin, ivermectin, zinc, HCQ, D3 and Vitamin C.

As by early in the year it was also obvious that more people were dying from the jabs than the virus, following Inslee’s mandate my only rational choice was to decide how I would be forced from state service: termination, or retirement. I chose retirement.

In their excellent Dark Horse podcast Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying have speculated about the purpose behind the lies, misinformation and Constitution-violating mandates, and have tried to find better reasons than profit or population reduction.

Clif High is less willing to look for less evil motives and flat out states we are in a war. With hundreds of thousands dying, and millions suffering adverse reactions to the jabs, he expects a great die off in 2022. Martin Armstrong falls just short of expressing the same opinion.

If, as Clif asserts, we are in a war, then virus is a missile and the spike protein is its warhead. But the virus proved weak against D3. The vaccine, which was patented in 2019, is a more effective missile than the virus. But to be effective, it has to be delivered directly to the target.

Is this the reason behind the mandates?

Wall
Wall
10 months ago

You idiot, the mandates are to vaccinate the most amount of people so that we can minimize COVID cases, the only reason why this hasn’t worked yet is because morons like you aren’t getting vaccinated so when you catch COVID there’s a chance a mutation occurs (ie delta etc). It’s not about gov control it’s about not getting sick.

Citizen 2
Citizen 2
10 months ago

Stop spreading false information. Reports of death after COVID-19 vaccination are rare.

David Knight
David Knight
10 months ago
Reply to  Citizen 2

Reports contrary to propaganda are often rare – yes.

jack young
jack young
10 months ago

When the scamdemic first began I wondered why celebrities like Tom Hanks and basketball player Rudy Gobert that contracted this horrible killer virus recovered in a few days and were not interviewed to talk about their symptoms. I concluded they did not want the public to know it was no worse than a cold. Then I noticed highly acclaimed doctors that warned of the dangers of this untested vaccine were silenced. Aaron Rodgers said it best that science that cannot be trusted is propaganda. But like the writer the thing I did not understand the most is why so many people do not question anything about the narrative or the ineffectiveness of the vaccine they took. I have a better understanding of the people in the cult of covid now.

Dave
Dave
10 months ago
Reply to  jack young

You can’t question Branch Covidians.

If you can question it, it’s science, if you can’t question it, it’s propaganda.

CMahoney
CMahoney
10 months ago

Spot on. Thank you for writing this. It will provide great comfort and relief to people who have been thinking and seeing this all along but couldn’t believe it was actually happening. The voice of reason in a world gone mad.

vale
vale
10 months ago

alright i get what you’re saying but do you not understand that covid PERMANENTLY DAMAGES the lungs (and brains and hearts) of the healthy, even children’s?? Vaccinated kids have much more freedom because now they are not forced to hide from the disease because it will not permanently damage them

Serena
Serena
10 months ago
Reply to  vale

That is completely false.
You just told complete lies.
complete, total, ridiculous lies.

Patricia Phillips
Patricia Phillips
10 months ago
Reply to  Serena

No. Actually you just proved his point

Dennis
Dennis
10 months ago
Reply to  vale

Certainly we understand that, people do die from Covid – that is the ultimate in damage. But people’s bodies can be damaged by the vaccines and boosters, especially children. Why would any one take the chance with their children’s future health with a vaccine that has not been tested for a disease that they virtually no chance of dying from. You have to weight the risk / benefit and in this case the risks far outweigh the benefit.

Sherillynn
Sherillynn
10 months ago
Reply to  vale

It simply isn’t so.

Sheryl Kruis
Sheryl Kruis
10 months ago
Reply to  vale

Never ask for second opinion type of person is a zombie

Leaha
Leaha
10 months ago
Reply to  vale

We will see more about Long Covid as time passes and we learn more about it. It’s real – some people suffer more damage than others. It’s possible some of the damage will not show up for years.

Wide Awake
Wide Awake
10 months ago
Reply to  Leaha

Majority of long covid is hypochondria…

Mazzio
Mazzio
10 months ago
Reply to  vale

This comment is the exact representation of what the article is saying. ☝️

Laura
Laura
10 months ago

Thank you for this thoughtful essay. I would like to ask an honest question. What is to say that this could not have been written from the completely opposite perspective?

For example, this is a re-wording of part of your last paragraph:

I’m sure I’m not alone in my futile attempts to spread logic and common sense to person after person without ears to hear. There is simply no changing people’s minds with new statistics or information. What will it take to break this trance? The answer at this point is personal loss. Each one will need to be personally affected by a COVID death, or personal or relative’s battle with the lasting effects of COVID…

Just as you have examples of vaccine injury, I have also seen examples of Long Covid, including individuals who have not regained their sense of taste/smell (peer reviewed study), or individuals who have had lasting detrimental effects (article here).

There is a lot of information out there and we are living through a confusing time. How do we sort through the information? Just as you are sure you’re right, so am I.

Patty
Patty
10 months ago
Reply to  Laura

I agree with Laura. People seem so polarized on this issue that they cannot even agree to disagree. You’re either right if you agree with me or you’re a hopeless fool incapable of critical thinking (and that goes for both sides).

I work at a healthcare system (with medical students) so my perspective is informed by what I see happening there. The patient census is well tracked at each hospital; we know how many people in ICU are on vents. Right now the number of pediatric patients has increased dramatically; they, as well as adult patients being admitted for COVID, are nearly 100% unvaccinated. And I know many people who have suffered long-term COVID, or died of COVID, versus zero people being damaged by the vaccines.

As for VAERS: It is working as it should. People can report ANYTHING on that system (like Wikipedia) regardless of whether it is true. And any death must be reported – if someone was hit by a car the day of their vaccination, it is initially counted as an adverse effect of the vaccine, even if it had nothing to do with it. This is why the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was paused. The actual rate of adverse effects is indeed very rare.

The article questions why there have been no “randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled studies” of vaccines and boosters. And yet I see comments here that tout the use of hydrochloriquine and Ivermectin – and there have NEVER been long-term studies on the use or side effects of these treatments either!

So can we pump the brakes on rhetoric? We have much to learn about this virus itself, let alone how to best treat it. We need more long-term studies on all possible solutions. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if we could communicate about this without trashing other people for their beliefs?

Serena lynn
Serena lynn
10 months ago
Reply to  Patty

But none of this is actually true and even Fauci admitted it

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  Serena lynn

Fauci admitted what?

Sherilynn
Sherilynn
10 months ago
Reply to  Patty

Patty is laura

Suzanne
Suzanne
10 months ago
Reply to  Sherilynn

Seriously, the paragraph & sentence structure is the same. Again with the content of the article…

Leaha
Leaha
10 months ago
Reply to  Patty

Excellent points.

Pt
Pt
10 months ago
Reply to  Patty

Initially I had thought the harmful effects of covid jab was fake news, to create a vax vs unvaxxed issue… But I now know of at least 5 people that got myocarditis 2 weeks after get vax… I also know someone who worked in a hospital in cardiology dept, seeing an alarming increase of young kids, mostly male, coming in with myocarditis … 2 weeks after getting the jab… So harmful effects of vax is real… for a virus that most have a 99.9x+% survival rate.. Here is a question… when someone is diagnosed with covid, what is treatment protocol? Stay home, isolate, wear a mask… period.. Nothing about vitamin D, C, Zinc, Quercitin, ivermectin, HCQ, monoclonal antibodies??? Nope, nothing. Why even get tested… Also, it has been reported that there have been ZERO deaths for individuals that have >50 vitamin D levels.. What is causing so much damage is hospital protocols.. People with bacterial pneumonia are not getting treatment.. if test positive for covid, they put them on Faucis Remdesvire, (which cause renal failure, distraction of kidneys)… Then they put them on a vent… 80% do not survive that protocol.

HBruce
HBruce
10 months ago
Reply to  Patty

There have been over 4 billion doses of Ivermectin given to the human population since it was released for public use in the 80’s. The WHO heralds it as a miracle drug for its safety and versatility and had significant reduced human suffering. So not sure where you are getting your information that there have not been any long term studies. Ivermectin prior to Covid was found to be effective against the Zika virus, malaria, TB, HIV and many other viral infections. Its certainly not unusual for drugs like Ivermectin to be repurposed for other uses after proven efficacy. It actually is on the FDA approved list for potential Covid remedies. HCQ was proven effective against the SARs virus in 2002 and Fauci even admitted as such. Actually the real reason to denying the efficacious treatments is because Big Pharma would be unable to get emergency use authorizations for any of their drugs for Covid if there were already effective treatments out there. Regarding the fact that you know now one who has had an adverse reaction to the vaccine I suppose if one closes their eyes and tries to believe there are no adverse reactions then that certainly is a belief that should not go unchallenged. I personally know two people who were perfectly healthy then got their Covid Vaccine and died. One was within 48 hours, the other was within one week.

Vsu
Vsu
10 months ago
Reply to  Patty

Patty and Laura, thank you for your very well-worded comments. I absolutely agree with both of you, as I spend many hours within the healthcare environment. And right now, the fact is that the unvaccinated are dying from COVID 6 times more than those who are vaccinated. I take issue with those who will not listen to actual facts, but believe their “proof” is total evidence that vaccinations are killing people. I will continue to receive my information from those who are day in and day out actually taking care of the overwhelming amount of sick people over-crowding our hospitals on a daily basis, as they are our strongest and most factual witnesses as to what is truly happening between the vaccinated and unvaccinated. Anyone arguing their personal knowledge is totally striking out as being believable in my reality. Thank you, Patty, for your sacrifice each day doing a job that many commenters have no clue about.

Mirza
Mirza
10 months ago
Reply to  Vsu

Vsu, that is actually not true. You’re being duped along with many doctors. The reason you are saying that is because in the system the definition of unvaccinated changes. For example, if you get one dose and go to the hospital, the system categorizes you as unvaccinated. In fact, in Israel since they are pushing boosters, if you are double vaccinated and go to the hospital, you would be considered unvaccinated. By changing the goal post they can control the fake stats and narrative. This is why some doctors are saying unvaccinated are at the hospital when infact they were vaccinated.

Vsu
Vsu
10 months ago
Reply to  Mirza

I don’t know where you receive your so-called facts, but absolutely disagree with you. I would ask that you please attach a factual link to your response. If you cannot to do so, your silence will be proof of your lack of factual knowledge of what you believe to be true.

David Knight
David Knight
10 months ago
Reply to  Patty

Yes much of what everyone says was “true” at some point over the last two years.
This makes one thing abundantly clear: Tyranny is tyranny – and should not be tolerated by official “truth”- because truth can SEEM to change, but the results of some kinds of tyranny are forever.

NoMoreHate
NoMoreHate
9 months ago
Reply to  Patty

THANK YOU For such an intelligent and well written response. I’ve spoken to other health care workers who say the same thing. So many deaths from unvaccinated patients. So much sadness. So much regret.
i also agree on the studies of these other treatments. Why are people not worried about putting these unregulated “cures” into their bodies, yet they are afraid to get vaccinated by a well studied vaccine?
What upsets me the most is the misinformation in this article stating there has been over a million adverse reactions to the COVID Vaccine, and she states her source, yet that source does not show what she stated.
I wish we could all take a deep breath, and that people could share accurate information from reliable sources….the people working on the front lines. Can’t get much more reliable than that.
thank you again.

Sherilynn
Sherilynn
10 months ago
Reply to  Laura

propaganda much?

Leaha
Leaha
10 months ago
Reply to  Laura

Totally agree.

Patricia Phillips
Patricia Phillips
10 months ago
Reply to  Laura

Janice Dean has suffered tremendous loss and she does not support mandates, lock downs, masking children or giving Vax and boosters to children. And Janice surely does not support this totalitarian and socialist agenda from this regime.

Kris Aguilar
10 months ago
Reply to  Laura

This article could not be written from the opposite perspective…because it is about mass formation. Mass formation by definition is a tyranical government imposing edicts on 100% of the governed, and the breakdown of who complies. No government in the world has forced people NOT to get vaxed, NOT to stay home etc. The tyranny has been from one side since the get-go.

I watched Dr. Desmet two weeks ago, and I was so happy to find a name for something I have pondered on for decades. Every time there is a weather emergency in my area, people who I know to be nasty, self-centered and lazy, band together to help their neighbors. They drop their rudeness and become friendly. As soon as the emergency is over, they revert to the regular personas. I’ve always wondered why they refused to be helpful and friendly 365 days a year. Dr. Desmet gave me the answer. The storm brought temporary meaning to their meaningless lives. It gave them a visable enemy to fight, but unfortunately for them, it was over all too soon. I was extremely irritated by all the mass formation after 9-11. I noticed it, but didn’t have a name for it back then. Thanks, Dr. Desmet!

I did not buy into the Covid narative from day one. I’ve never worn a mask, never used hand sanitizer, even took a two month road trip to Mexico when supposedly it was one of the hardest hit countries at that time (Nov – Dec 2020). What I saw with my own eyes was 180 degrees different than what the US media were saying. I have not had a flu or a cold in ten years because I keep a permanent tan for vitamin D.

Laura
Laura
10 months ago
Reply to  Kris Aguilar

Your definition of Mass Formation is incorrect. Here are some links with the accurate definition: https://dictionary.apa.org/mass-psychology, https://www.alleydog.com/glossary/definition.php?term=Mass+Psychology

Your second paragraph is very interesting. I agree with you that there are people who use such events to find meaning. It is so sad that far too many people don’t extend those same courtesies and kindnesses every day, no matter what!

That kind of leads me to ask, if me wearing a mask, for example, helps stop any potential germs I have from spreading, is that not kindness to my fellow humans? If scientists show us evidence that you wearing a mask can slow the spread of a highly contagious, detrimental virus (https://www.pnas.org/content/118/4/e2014564118) that has killed millions of people around the world, wouldn’t it be kind of you to wear that mask to help others?

I mean, so far, I have a pretty healthy immune system (knock on wood, right? haha), but I have family members who are immunocompromised. While I might be able to catch Covid and fight it off just like a common cold, my relatives might not be that lucky.

That’s just not a chance I’m willing to take.

Kris Aguilar
10 months ago
Reply to  Laura

This article is referring to Dr. Desmet theory of mass formation. I doubt that you have even watched one minute of any video interview he has given…because you don’t seem to know what HIS theory is. The link you add provided above is not about Dr. Desmet’s mass formation theory. Typical distraction tactic. The topic is Desmet’s OWN theory…in which totalitarian edicts by a tyranical government, cannot be separated from mass formation. Mass psychology that you referenced with your link, lacks the tyranical government aspect of Desmet’s mass formation.

Wide Awake
Wide Awake
10 months ago
Reply to  Laura

Most, if not the vast majority of “long covid” will be found to ultimately be psychosomatic. Mark my words, screen shot this post, it will be shown to be true – if real science is ever allowed back in to the public square.

D Spatz
D Spatz
10 months ago

How ironic that you’re flipping this theory around, when it aptly describes the behavior of COVID deniers everywhere, especially Trump supporters. In the U.S., conservative idiots continue to support an authoritarian party who continues to gaslight us about the pandemic, and tell obvious lies about the attempted coup of our legal 2020 election on Jan.6th.

You people have absolutely no sense of self-awareness. It’s no surprise that conservatives/Republican voters in the U.S. are dying of COVID at three times the rate of sane people who don’t support con men like Donald Trump, and care about people other than themselves.

Observing COVID restrictions and vaccine requirements is what responsible, caring people do to keep themselves and each other safe. They are minor inconveniences that will protect lives. In the U.S., we have vaccine mandates in order to attend public schools. It’s no big deal, and neither are COVID restrictions and requirements. Only right-wing snowflakes think they’re an existential threat to freedom.

Why do you people insist on making it so? Do you not have excitement in your lives? Do you need to feel important? If you people had been alive during WWII, London would’ve been bombed to smithereens, as you shouted in outrage about your right to keep the lights on at night. Meanwhile, our hospitals are being overwhelmed and overrun by unvaccinated idiots. God help if you have a heart attack or have a car accident. You may die waiting for a hospital bed, because covidiots have taken them all. And that’s already happening, so it’s not hyperbole, it’s a fact.

Smarg
Smarg
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Are you stupid or just a traitor, son?

This is about compliance and control, not health. Unconstitutional decrees should be resisted by any means necessary.

Max
Max
10 months ago
Reply to  Smarg

No, It’s about millions of brainwashed adults shamefully displaying the kind of Oppositional Defiant Disorder you’d expect of a toddler.

Michael B
Michael B
10 months ago
Reply to  Max

Exactly! Also, blindly following Govt decrees without any second thought or logic.

Dale davis
Dale davis
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

This comment is proof positive. I do pity people this insecure and stupid. So sad and pathetic.

Sherilyn
Sherilyn
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

D spatz, there are the sheep, and then there are the people who intend harm by doing as you have done.

Sheryl Kruis
Sheryl Kruis
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Silly, insane, untruthful provoking morons everywhere

Mac
Mac
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

There is almost nothing in your entire diatribe that is factually true. Pretty good sentence structure, grammar, and spelling, that’s about it. So congrats on that. Otherwise, stop lying.

Lisa wilson
Lisa wilson
10 months ago
Reply to  Mac

Sorry you can’t see what is blatantly truth in front of your eyes but YOU are a product of mass formation. Good luck waking up to the lies. Before it’s too late.

Herman Nelson
Herman Nelson
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

conservatives/Republican voters in the U.S. are dying of COVID at three times the rate of sane people” – Link for the study because this sounds make believe…

Michael B
Michael B
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Preach, oh hypnotized one! Preach!!

Dave
Dave
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

Your idiocy is extraordinary.

Citizen 2
Citizen 2
10 months ago
Reply to  D Spatz

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Kofi
Kofi
10 months ago

Thank you for adding your voice to in your own words “the futile attempt to spread logic and common sense” it’s well appreciated from some of us

DJ35
DJ35
10 months ago

Great article, but Desmet doesn’t identify a source for the four conditions for mass hypnosis. The first – lack of social bonding – is a direct result of the deconstruction and disintegration of the traditional family. The remaining three stem from our cultural rejection of the Creator God The second – that lives “have no purpose or meaning” – is a consequence of decades of evolutionary indoctrination, that humans are only chemically re-arranged pond scum. The third and fourth – anxiety and aggression – find their source in the resulting spiritual vacuum left when we banished God from our hearts and minds and from all civic life, and replaced Him with pseudo-science. All these beliefs have been inculcated into generations of Americans by the education establishment and are now bearing their poisonous fruit.

The Bible alone provides the efficacious cure for all these pathological social conditions.

Uppity Negress
Uppity Negress
10 months ago
Reply to  DJ35

What a load of horsecrap.

Bee
Bee
10 months ago
Reply to  Uppity Negress

Methinks thou art the one whose corpus reeks of manure!

Tucker Pendleton
Tucker Pendleton
10 months ago

Heidi,
Fabulous, fantastic, glorious, etc., etc.
Clearly summed up our demise in a single article. And at the same time, without referencing how, our path to victory.

Smarg
Smarg
10 months ago

Resist tyranny by any means necessary.

Max
Max
10 months ago

Lots of misinformation here, and have to say that it’s impossible to ignore the ridiculous degree of inductive hyperbole required to infer totalitarian control (which ironically suggests a degree of mass psychosis has indeed taken place, only not in the population you suggest: take a look in the mirror).

Bo Jangles
Bo Jangles
10 months ago

Opinionated rubbish

Cory
Cory
10 months ago
Reply to  Bo Jangles

The only cult you can’t see is the one you’re in.

Wall
Wall
10 months ago
Reply to  Cory

Ok and who did you vote for?

teestee24
teestee24
10 months ago
Reply to  Bo Jangles

Says the “scholar!’ Aaahahahhhahahaaa!!! You are DORK OF THE YEAR!

Lee Ann Sellman
Lee Ann Sellman
10 months ago

Finally. Some sanity and intellect.

Peter
Peter
10 months ago

Heidi, thank you for your article. My wife and I were just talking about this very issue of mass hypnosis and segregating individuals who are declaring the truth from those that are more easily controlled. This was done in the Chinese Revolution, the Russian Revolution, and by the Nazis in World War II. However, I have concluded that the global respiratory pandemic was part of a plan that was developed by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), which was co-convened by WHO and the World Bank in 2016 (https://www.gpmb.org/about-us). Please read on to learn more about the “Ultimate Objectives” of the GPMB that is found in their first annual report issued in September 2019 (interesting timing).

Please ask Dr. Fauci about his role as a member of the Global 
Preparedness Monitoring Board. I have not heard anyone in Congress or the 
media ask him about his role and was COVID-19 a deliberate release to 
accomplish their “Ultimate Objectives”. 

In September, 2019, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board issued their 
first annual report: 
https://www.gpmb.org/annual-reports/overview/item/2019-a-world-at-risk. The 
report outlines “ SEVEN URGENT ACTIONS TO PREPARE THE WORLD FOR HEALTH 
EMERGENCIES” (page 7 -10) and calls on political leaders around the world 
to take action. Each of the seven calls for action states what leaders must 
do and the progress indicators by September 2020. 

The seventh action item, “International Coordination Mechanisms”, has the 
following “Ultimate Objectives” page 39: “There is no ambiguity or 
delay in the United Nations systemwide response to a global health emergency. 
There are clear rules, roles and responsibilities, along with a designated 
leader, empowered with the authority to coordinate across the system and 
experienced in leading a global response through regular simulations or 
actual events. WHO can rapidly mobilize countries and partners earl