The Manufacturing of a Mass Psychosis | Academy of Ideas

updated 21 Aug 2023

Academy of Ideas discusses the concept of mass psychosis, a state in which delusionary beliefs spread like a contagious disease, turning madness into the norm within a society. This phenomenon, exemplified by historical instances such as witch hunts and genocides, is particularly dangerous in modern times due to the mass psychosis of totalitarianism. Under totalitarian rule, the population is divided into rulers and ruled, both undergoing a pathological transformation that leads to a surrender of individual rights and a regressed, childlike mentality. This discussion explores the process of inducing mass psychosis, the role of fear and propaganda, and ways to counter and prevent such developments.

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