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    Ah, the sweet irony.

    A thread of conservatives screaming about how terrified they are of all the bogeymen that their masters ordered them to be afraid of.

    It's good to be a liberal. We're not required to walk around with wet britches to signal how terrified we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Here is a new book about the national mass delusional psychosis over the relatively innocuous virus SARS-CoV-2.

    Caused by governmental reaction to it.

    The Government and their Branch Covidians will not like this book. No, not at all. They will insist that the author and all who read it be punished.


    How America Fell Victim to a Mass Delusional Psychosis- https://www.amazon.com/United-States.../dp/1637583192

    From Amazon:

    Psychiatrist Mark McDonald diagnoses our country as suffering from a mass delusional psychosis, driven by a pandemic of fear in response to COVID-19.

    As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, LA-based psychiatrist Mark McDonald grew increasingly concerned by the negative mental health effects he witnessed among his patients—and Americans nationwide. These negative effects—stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, domestic violence, suicidal ideation—were all directly traceable to the climate of fear being stoked by public health authorities and irresponsibly amplified by national media. These fears in turn drove a hysterical overreaction from government in the form of draconian lockdowns and mask and vaccine mandates of questionable value. But the fear did not abate and quickly took on a life of its own, becoming an unstoppable force in all our lives. At last McDonald began to speak out, explaining that America is actually suffering from two pandemics: a viral one and a psychological one, a “pandemic of fear” that is in many ways more dangerous and damaging than the virus itself. Rooted in the natural anxieties of women on behalf of their children and families, inflamed and amplified by sensationalistic media, and driven over the top by hamfisted authoritarian measures from those in power, McDonald diagnoses the country at large as suffering from a mass delusional psychosis. This is not a metaphor. The malady itself is very real. Whether we can regain our collective sanity as a society remains to be seen.“

    Mark McDonald has been a consistent voice of calm and reasoned thinking about the terrible effects of heavy-handed lockdowns on the nation's mental health. The toxic wave of fear produced by the media, public health experts, and government officials may turn out to be more dangerous and deadly than the pandemic itself. Dr. McDonald's illuminating book is must reading for all Americans concerned about the future of our country.”—Simone Gold M.D., J.D., Founder, America's Frontline Doctors


    “This book is a brilliant encapsulation of the dystopian world in which we have all been living since January 2020. Dr. McDonald writes with great clarity and substance. He accurately diagnoses that which is ailing our country. This book is accurate, eye opening, and entertaining - don't plan on putting it down until you are finished turning the pages. Purchase an extra copy to give away to your fear-based friends and family.”—Dr. Jeffrey Barke, author of Covid-19: A Physician’s Take on the Exaggerated Fear of the Coronavirus“




    A tour de force of scientific diagnosis, logic, detail and delightful/terrifying anecdote. There are places where (miraculously, given the subject) you made me laugh. Best of all is your notion of a pandemic of fear. It's concise and exact—and therefore...elegant.”—Will Swaim, President, California Policy Center


    Here is a review: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...rid=1381690438

    STORY AT-A-GLANCE

    • In his book “United States of Fear,” psychiatrist Mark McDonald diagnoses the U.S. as suffering from mass delusional psychosis, driven by an irrational fear of what is now a rather innocuous virus
    • The fearful overreaction didn’t have its origin in what happened in 2020. Government, corporations and powerful individuals have engaged in a systematic “grooming” effort toward irrational fear addiction for decades
    • Without fear, they cannot rob us of our freedoms
    • The underlying motivation of this psychological campaign has been an attack on the core structures, foundations and institutions of society in order to nurture a sense of dependency on government
    • To overcome their addiction to fear, a person must still have a sense of curiosity and be willing to look at new information. If they’re not, they’re not treatable and cannot be stopped from trading their (and our) freedom for a false sense of security. So, the key is finding those who are still open and receptive to new information, so that we can reach a tipping point where there are more fearless people than fear addicted ones
    Mass delusional psychosis does not exist and the virus that causes SARS-CoV-2 is not relatively innocuous.

    Psychosis is very rare.

    What is Mass Formation Psychosis? Is it like Mass Hysteria or Mass Delusion? | New England Psychologist (nepsy.com)

    Mass formation psychosis is not a scientific term found in the research literature. In fact, putting the term into Scopus or PubMed research databases returns zero results.



    Over 870,000 Americans have died from this virus. There are millions of Americans that have had symptoms lasting more than 6 months and many who have survived with permanent
    organ damage.

    How many people get 'long COVID'? More than half, researchers find: Half of COVID survivors experience lingering symptoms six months after recovery -- ScienceDaily

    More than half of the 236 million people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide since December 2019 will experience post-COVID symptoms -- more commonly known as 'long COVID' -- up to six months after recovering, according to researchers. The research team said that governments, health care organizations and public health professionals should prepare for the large number of COVID-19 survivors who will need care for a variety of psychological and physical symptoms.

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    Does "Mass Formation Psychosis" Really Exist? | Psychology Today South Africa

    KEY POINTS

    • "Mass formation psychosis" is not an appropriate psychiatric term or a clinical diagnosis to describe "groupthink."
    • Terms like "mass delusion" and "mass psychosis" are being used inappropriately as pejoratives to denigrate our ideological opponents.
    • Psychiatric terminology should not be used to advance political agendas.

    Does something like “shared delusion” or “mass psychosis” exist? And are there true cases of it that have been documented?
    Psychiatry has always been careful not to label culturally sanctioned beliefs—like religious beliefs—as delusions. Accordingly, delusions are defined as fixed and false beliefs that are idiosyncratic to the believer and not shared within a culture or subculture. That said, it has long been recognized that delusions are sometimes shared between people. This traditionally occurs within a dyad like a parent and a child where one person is delusional and the other is impressionable—this has been referred to as “folie à deux” or the “insanity of two.” Shared psychosis, or shared delusion, has sometimes been applied to a handful of people sharing a delusional belief, but the term was never meant to describe what the journalist Charles Mackay called “Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds” back in 1841. Groupthink, whether it occurs in religion or politics, is not a matter of delusional thinking, psychosis, or mental illness and it’s a disservice to those who have mental illness to claim it is. It’s also a disservice to ourselves because it distracts us from the real social forces that lead to widespread false belief.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Booman View Post
    Unfortunately for them exhaustion beats fear. We are all tired of being told we have to be afraid of everything.
    Son, don't drown in your own flop sweat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamooth View Post
    Ah, the sweet irony.

    A thread of conservatives screaming about how terrified they are of all the bogeymen that their masters ordered them to be afraid of.

    It's good to be a liberal. We're not required to walk around with wet britches to signal how terrified we are.
    Lol.
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