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Last week I posted about the “carefully-cultivated ‘state of anguish’ – a sort of delusional hysteria” that was created and nurtured around Never Trumpism and then used to rig the 2020 presidential election. Clearly, a side strain of this was also cultivated to maximize the hysteria around COVID-19 for the same purpose. But, if you think the totalitarian types are prone to just put such useful tools away after they have proven so useful and effective, you are sorely mistaken. Thus, the well-conditioned minds of so many among us continue to be manipulated by round after round of more hysteria porn to the point that current postings postulating that “40% of the country is mentally ill” are likely more right than wrong:
I clearly have no medical background but the term “collective psychosis” does not seem at all out of place:
…fear-mongering from the government and national media has pushed people to detach themselves from reality when it comes to assessing risk profiles regarding the coronavirus. That’s now playing out in the form of completely asymptomatic individuals rushing to jam up emergency rooms in Vermont. …
This isn’t the overwhelming of hospitals we were promised by the left. Rather, it’s the exact opposite, with people who aren’t even sick showing up to take resources away because they’ve been convinced that COVID is still highly deadly for 45-year-olds in good health. Even older people who are asymptomatic should not be going to the ER. Rather, they should live their life. Unless they actually get sick, what is there to treat?
It’s insanity and completely unnecessary. ..
[But] the hysteria will continue. It’s too important to the left’s cause.
This tool of control has been fully activated but it must be exercised to keep it so. The Pavlovian response of the subjects must be exercised to ensure the swift and reliable action when needed. The left cannot trust that if they let it sit idle until next summer that it will rise on cue. So, yes, the hysteria will continue…
…but expect things to get out of hand at times. Most of the media coverage will be aimed at the Doubters of the Narrative (i.e. Enemies of the Party) but I suspect it will be the headlines of stoolies and enablers of that narrative enjoying the power they believe they have that will solidify in the hearts and minds of We the People. Exhibit A (Language Warning):
From the link:
Her mania doesn’t make a lot of sense. If she felt threatened by the man for not wearing a mask, why is she not wearing her mask up on her face herself? The whole time, the mask is sitting on her chin. And then, why is she getting so close to him and then hitting him? Not exactly the best way to avoid getting a virus if that were her concern. Now, she looked like she was a bit out of it and perhaps she was indulging in adult libations. But it didn’t make a lot of sense, that’s for sure.
Of course, it will not make sense. It is not mania. It is not rational. It is the perception of power…power over the lesser citizens among them. And this is grotesque.
Deeper into the abyss of the Anti-Intellectual Era in America we go and the bottom is more than three years away. Hang on, it is going to be one hell of a ride.
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