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Bret Speaks with Mattias Desmet on the subject of mass formation, a topic Mattias has spent a great deal of time exploring and has written a recent book on (The Psychology of Totalitarianism), linked below. They tackle this process from their differing backgrounds of expertise and discuss what it suggests about our path into the future.
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(05:32) What is mass formation?
(09:55) Modern masses Vs ancient masses
(15:10) Conditions for mass formation
(31:00) Desirable evolutionary reason for mass formation
(39:20) Evergreen mass formation
(43:00) Mass formation is a state of madness
(47:15) Bret and Mattias disagreement
(54:25) What if Hitler had won
(01:01:36) Mass formation is a symptom
(01:03:20) Love and rationality
(01:07:50) Is mass formation rational?
(01:12:32) Individuals who stood up during pandemic
(01:18:58) Woke mass formation
(01:29:40) Importance of words and language
(01:34:11) Isolation during the pandemic
(01:36:35) One mass formation after another
(01:42:40) Unease across the population
(01:45:22) Reductionist mechanist materialist ideology
(01:59:30) Wrap upSupport the show