The Center for Garden State Families would like to address now something that is currently underway. As many of our readers know, we are being told there is another variant of Covid-19 called Omicron. As the days continue, we will begin to see a media frenzy.
Even Governor Kathy Hochul of New York has declared a State of Emergency by saying, “It’s coming.” What’s coming, Kathy? Dictatorial proclamations of mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing? Will we repeat the murder of little old ladies in nursing homes to justify death counts to provoke more fear-induced hysteria? Or will we lock it all down and cancel Christmas for the greater good of society? Is this what’s coming, Kathy?
All around us, we see an uptick of mask-wearing and the usual compliance that comes from fearing an invisible enemy. Countries worldwide are restricting air travel, and we envision a point in time where we may be revisiting draconian lockdowns to combat this “invisible enemy.” The invisible enemy is that of global totalitarianism.
Many may be thinking how such a thing that is something we read in history books is now standing in our living rooms through state-sponsored propaganda broadcast from our televisions and smartphones. In this article, we will explore the progress of how this has come to be.
Totalitarianism begins with the mind or, more aptly put, killing the mind so it can no longer think or reason. The stage has been set for this malicious assault. Mattias Desmet, professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium, has observed something due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A mass formation or collective hypnosis is advancing, which is a requirement for totalitarianism to emerge.
A mass formation or collective hypnosis occurs when four critical conditions are met. The first is social isolation. Sadly, even before the pandemic, many have reported having feelings of social isolation. Social media has spawned this isolation, which gives the illusion of connectivity without true community and fellowship.
Second, a majority of people feel a sense of meaninglessness and have no sense of purpose. The third condition is free-floating anxiety and free-floating discontent all too often without a direct cause. Perhaps in an age of social media, this could be the cause that induces meaninglessness and lack of purpose, causing an array of emotions, including anxiety and discontent. And lastly, feelings of free-floating aggression and free-floating frustration are essentially rooted in the three conditions above.
For this article, we want to focus on the first key point, which involves social isolation. In Robert F. Kennedy’s book The Real Anthony Fauci, he states the following: “In an equally important revelation, the CIA mind-control experiments identified social isolation as the primary protocol for controlling societal and individual behavior. The CIA’s research found that the effect of isolation on the brain function (on an individual) is much like that which occurs if he is beaten, starved, or deprived of sleep.”
As a society, we have witnessed rolling lockdowns that have impacted people’s mental health as we see blank stares from beyond their masks as if displaying post-traumatic stress disorder in their eyes. These masks give a false sense of security in a war-torn world of confusion, desperation, and fear. It can be assumed that most spent time in front of their televisions during the lockdowns. It should be noted that there have been EEG studies demonstrating that television watching converts the brain from beta wave activity to alpha waves, which are associated with a daydreaming state and reduced use of critical thinking skills.
Further, there is something called amygdala hijacking. An amygdala hijack occurs when any strong emotion — anger, fear, anxiety, or even extreme excitement — impairs the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain in the frontal lobe that regulates rational thought. Research from 2016 suggests an inverse relationship between the amygdala and the prefrontal cortex. For instance, when the amygdala is activated, the prefrontal cortex is less activated. When emotions run high, the blood and oxygen flow to the amygdala rather than the prefrontal cortex, reducing our ability to think and solve problems.
What transpired was a situation where television, social media, and amygdala hijacking allowed State-sponsored propaganda to bypass an individual’s critical thinking capabilities allowing this propaganda to be further spread by the hypnotized masses and regurgitating the Doctrines of Lord Anthony Fauci. Joost Meerloo was a Dutch/American Doctor of Medicine and psychoanalyst who wrote the book Rape of the Mind, an analysis of brainwashing techniques and thought control in totalitarian states.
n it, he wrote, “No longer does man think in personal values, following his own conscience and ethical evaluations; he thinks more and more in the values brought to him by mass media….television keeps him in continual awe and passive fixation. Consciously he may protest against these anonymous voices, but nevertheless, their suggestions ooze into his system.” In many ways, what emerges is the insidious affair called Stockholm Syndrome, whereby abused hostage victims love their oppressors.
We see the obedience to oppression all around us like Pavlov’s dogs who gleefully ring the bell for their masters. They are promised the treats of freedom and liberty if they submit to all the demands of the State only to be told we have another variant, another mandate, or worse, another lockdown to further our collective delusions.
In so many ways, the manipulation of the mind leads to a technocratic servitude complete with mandatory vaccines, passports, and the inevitable digital currency for maximum control of the hypnotized masses. However, there is something that we all can do to counter this collective hysteria and bring some of them to the side of logic and reason.
According to Mattias Desmet, only 30% are spellbound by a totalitarian narrative, although many lament that those numbers are higher. They appear higher because 40% follow the crowd even though they question the narrative but don’t want to move against the crowd. Then there are the 30% who have retained their mental faculties and are moving toward convincing the others to come to the side of reason to combat the rise of tyranny and loss of freedom and liberty. Desmet says the following,
“A key strategy to break mass formation and prevent totalitarianism is for dissenters to join together as one large group, thereby giving fence-sitters who are not yet fully hypnotized an alternative to going along with the totalitarians.” Our shared collective voices of dissent must become louder and louder to combat this ever-expanding narrative of fear. We must continue to hold our ground and not comply.
We cannot forget that eventually, all totalitarian regimes will break down and fail. The reason is that, unlike a dictatorship, once the dictator gets their way, they become less and less of a threat. On the other hand, totalitarian regimes such as Stalin’s ultimately devour their own, leading to a downward spiral of their own destruction. We are witnessing a global totalitarian coup that will end much sooner rather than later because its reach is unsustainable against seven billion individuals.
Vaclav Havel was the President of Czechoslovakia at its dissolution in 1992 and served as the first President of the Czech Republic till 2003. Vaclav Havel was initially a playwright who later wrote many books in Czech, from which they were translated to multiple languages. It was Havel, an imprisoned dissident who came to the notion of a parallel polis or structure. These parallel structures are any businesses, organizations, movements, technologies, or creative pursuits that fit within a totalitarian society while simultaneously being morally outside of it. Once enough parallel structures are created, it becomes a parallel culture that acts as a sanctuary for those seeking comfort within a totalitarian world. It is this sanctuary of dissent that ultimately shatters totalitarianism into a million pieces. What it takes in the words of John F. Kennedy is not the conformity of opinion but the discomfort of thought. It takes the grit to endure ostracization and loss of friendships to persevere in the face of tyranny. What it takes is the courage to stand up against the howling wind of collective hysteria. Vaclav Havel, the imprisoned dissident, drew his pen’s sword to write The Power of the Powerless. In it, he wrote, “If the main pillar of the system is living a lie, then it is not surprising that the fundamental threat to it is living the truth. This is why it must be suppressed more severely than anything else.” He consoles us with his prose when he writes, “Hope is the deep orientation of the human soul that can be held at the darkest times.” All of us must unite under the common ground of dissent and use whatever our talents are to influence those who are on the fences of inaction due to crowd-pleasing. We must compel with the conviction of hope for a future to call back home those who have succumbed to Stockholm Syndromes’ rage against their forlorn lovers. We must be compassionate for the vulnerable whose psyches have fallen victim to merciless messaging and pathetic propaganda. We must let our voices be heard regardless of the collective response of criticism against us. We must, in many ways, put our minds into the prisons that dissidents like Vaclav Havel lived to know the strength and courage it takes to become the leaders who will create this parallel movement of millions. We must remember the words of Vaclav Havel when he said, “Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations.”