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The mass formations that plague our country are formed by a loss of social bonds, eventually leading to a totalitarian state. We must pray against these mass formations.

From The Epoch Times. When many people feel disconnected from their social environment they become prone to fanatical belief in an unreasonable narrative, creating favorable conditions for the emergence of a totalitarian state, said Mattias Desmet, a professor of clinical psychology.

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The psychological phenomenon where individuals who feel disconnected from their natural and social environment and experience purposelessness in life start to fanatically believe in a certain narrative—even if it is absurd—is a specific kind of group formation called mass formation, Desmet told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program on June 16.

The individuals in the grip of the mass formation are blind to the absurdity of the group narrative to the point “that they become radically intolerant for dissident voices, and that in the end, they also stigmatize and ultimately try to destroy the people who do not go along with the narrative,” Desmet explained….

Totalitarian State and Classical Dictatorship

A totalitarian state is always based on a segment of the society–usually 20 to 30 percent of the population–which becomes fanatically convinced of a certain narrative and of a certain ideology, for instance, the racist ideology of Nazi Germany or the Marxist ideology in the Soviet Union, Desmet explained. This fanatical part of the society, together with a few leaders, succeeds in taking control over the state thus creating a totalitarian state, he said….

In a totalitarian system, the point of gravity is not much in the elite but it is situated in the masses themselves, so if a part of the totalitarian elite is destroyed the system just continues as if nothing happened, Desmet said. “That’s why Stalin, for instance, realized that he could perfectly eliminate 60 percent of his own communist party, and the system will not collapse. The people who were eliminated were just replaced….”

Mass Formation Prerequisites

“The root cause [of] mass formation is that many people in society have to feel disconnected from their natural and social environment,” Desmet said….

“Once people are in this disconnected state, they will typically start to experience purposelessness of or lack of meaning-making in life” which is the second step leading to mass formation, the professor said.

The third step is when people develop so-called free-floating anxiety, frustration, and aggression without knowing what they feel anxious, frustrated, and aggressive about, Desmet said….

How Mass Formation Evolves

If under these conditions, a narrative is distributed through the mass media indicating an object of anxiety and providing a strategy to deal with this object of anxiety then there might be a huge willingness to participate in the strategy and direct the aggression and frustration at that object, Desmet said….

The second step and the most important thing is when people start to participate in the strategy to deal with the object of anxiety they start to feel connected again, but this new social bond is not formed between individuals connecting to other individuals; it is a bond formed as a separate connection between each individual and the collective, Desmet explained….

Mass formation not only leads to the exclusion from public space and destruction of a large part of society that is not willing to conform to the group ideology but eventually it leads to the self-destruction of the masses itself, Desmet said.

Mass Formation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people who felt lonely or disconnected from their natural and social environment was huge and it had never been so high before, Desmet said….

“I noticed how all negative psychological parameters such as stress and depression, anxiety, burnouts, and so on, have they all started to increase exponentially. … I had the feeling already that society was ready for a large scale mass formation.”

Mass formation explains why during the COVID-19 pandemic people accepted drastic COVID-19 restrictions preventing people from helping someone in an accident without wearing a mask and gloves or visiting a dying elderly parent, he said….

Solution to Mass Formation

The solution to a totalitarian state that emerged through mass formation is not through destroying the elite, as some may think, because as long as the society is in the grip of the mass formation “it will recreate the same elite time and time again,” Desmet said.

The problem can only be solved if a sufficient number of people, who become aware of the mass formation, do not go along with the mainstream narrative, Desmet said…..

We should focus on trying to live up to the principles of humanity, trying to rediscover them, trying to speak out “in a world that is increasingly becoming inhumane,” Desmet said….

“People need to reconnect with their environment and that means we have to move on to a society with much more local production of all kinds of the things we need to survive. … We have to cultivate, and promote truthful speech in society….”

How are you praying for our nation as it deals with mass formations? Share your thoughts and prayers below.

(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Photo Credit: Yoav Aziz on Unsplash)

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Susan CC
June 29, 2022

Dear Heavenly Father, the little horn is spewing this mainstream narrative. No matter the term applied, it’s godlessness. I’m praying You will silence the little horn because he’s a liar. He’s malicious and those who believe him are dead. Please arise Lord, I yearn for Your safety from those in his grip: the media, state and federal officials, many in our pulpits, and many in our families. Please guard and secure our hearts and as for this faithless generation…mute the little horn so it is only Your Flawless Word they hear. I ask this and so much more in the Name of Truth, Jesus Christ. Amen

Matthew 13:15 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out his desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, refusing to uphold the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, because he is a liar and the father of lies.

Daniel 7:8 While I was contemplating the horns, suddenly another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were uprooted before it. This horn had eyes like those of a man and a mouth that spoke words of arrogance.

The Godly Are No More, A Psalm of David.
Psalm 12
Help, O LORD, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men.
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart.
May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue.
They say, “With our tongues we will prevail. We own our lips—who can be our master?”
“For the cause of the oppressed and for the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,” says the LORD. “I will bring safety to him who yearns.”
The words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace, like gold purified sevenfold.
You, O LORD, will keep us; You will forever guard us from this generation.
The wicked wander freely, and vileness is exalted among men.

June 29, 2022

Lord Jesus Christ, I pray for the brethren in America to walk in the light and have fellowship with one another. May You give all brethren a spiritual home-You make a home for the lonely, and it is You who bring us together. I pray for those brethren who are feeling lonely and disconnected from the body of Christ. Heal their hearts, Lord. And if there’s any barrier preventing them from committing and living harmoniously with other brethren, reveal it to them and cleanse them.
And I pray for all the unbelievers in America. I pray for healthy communities to form more and more, and the loneliness in people will eventually draw them to You, as they see how the Christians in America love one another. May we be proof to them how You have loved us first. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.


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