“Why Do So Many Still Believe?” Dr. Mattias Desmet, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium, Gives An Exceptionally Incisive Explanation
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    Dr. Mattias Desmet, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Ghent.

    For the last eighteen months, since the lunacy over the Wuhan virus officially began, I’ve not heard a single person address — let alone address insightfully — the one thing above all others which for me, from right off, was the total giveaway to this entire deadly farce. There were in fact two things very early on that couldn’t be reconciled — the most immediate of which was the instant calculation by the powers-that-be of fatality rates before anything close to widespread testing had been done. This remains one of the truest giveaways: you cannot calculate fatality rates before you know infection rates, and you cannot know infection rates before widespread testing.


    That’s mathematical law.

    This was and is a checkmate.

    The fact that within just a few days, world leaders and bureaucrats were telling us “3% to 5%” fatality rates — this not only disclosed intentional misrepresentation, but it was also a clear-cut case of catastrophizing (actual fatality rates, according to the scrupulous Stanford epidemiologist John Iionadis, fall between 0.1 and 0.5 percent, which is much more like the regular seasonal flu), and catastrophizing, as I have admonished so many times this past year-and-a-half, should always be looked upon suspiciously.


    The second and most significant of the two things that simply could not be reconciled is something that I’ve not only not had anyone answer: I’ve never even heard anyone else discuss it — even among those who didn’t buy into the mainstream narrative: people as skeptical as me.

    Until today.

    When I heard this gentleman today, I felt the scales fall from my eyes, and I am not kidding, either.

    This second thing I’m speaking of — the something that not one person among even the most dedicated and zealous catastrophists, not doctor, not scientist, not politician, not anyone, has ever addressed, even when I’ve directly and repeatedly asked — is this:

    How can anyone who purports to care about human life begin to justify the incalculable, irrefutable death and destruction these reckless and completely ineffective lockdown policies are having upon the innocent third-world poor, all across the world?

    How can any sane person justify creating astronomically more death and misery, and for an indefinite period of time, for a coronavirus which when treated with safe, abundant, inexpensive, effective, early-treatment protocols is far less lethal than the seasonal flu?

    No one has ever answered that question.

    I know I’ve written about this subject numerous times, and I don’t mean to be a broken record, but let me say again just for posterity: I have asked this question to more people than I could ever calculate, and not a single person — even the doctors and scientists — not one has ever in any way replied.

    I do mean that quite literally: there’s not ever even an attempt at a reply.

    It is truly among the most bizarre experiences of my entire life.

    It has at times felt for me like a dream — that ostensibly smart, compassionate human beings who in many, many cases are well-credentialed, simply say nothing. They remain mute and just stare. As if the words don’t compute. It is the closest thing I’ve ever experienced in real-life to feeling as if humans were under a Manchurian-Candidate-like spell, and it’s something I’ve thought into the ground.

    I was therefore astounded today when I came across the following interview, brand-new (September 21, 2021), between two people neither of whom I’d ever heard of before a few hours ago.

    The man being interviewed is one Dr. Mattias Desmet, a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University, in Belgium, and this entire discussion, from beginning to end, is absolutely riveting — the scope of its explanatory power unlike anything I’ve heard from anyone, at any point, on this surreal subject. You must watch it. It will throw open shut windows and it will cast gales of light upon the nightmarish chasmed darkness of the last eighteen months.

    At the five-minute mark, for instance, Professor Desmet, explaining when and why this global panic began to strike him as not-quite-right:

    “Another example of an absurd characteristic was that, from the beginning, institutions like the United Nations actually warned us that probably more people would die as a result of starvation, in developing countries, because of the lockdowns, than the number of victims the coronavirus could ever claim, even if there were no measures taken at all against the virus — which meant as much as: the ‘remedy’ was far worse than the actual disease. And still, nobody seemed to notice this. Everybody seemed to be so focused only on the coronavirus victims that people continued to be willing to buy into the story….”

    And at the forty-eight-minute mark:

    “In my opinion, the most important thing for people to do is to continue to speak out. Even if it’s just to say that you don’t agree with the mainstream narrative: because mass formation is provoked by the specific voice it’s gotten used to. Really, you have to take this literally. Totalitarian leaders know this very well: they start every new day with thirty minutes of propaganda, in which the voice of the leader constantly penetrates the consciousness of the population. So without mass media and without the ability to confront people, time and time again, with the voices of the leaders, no mass formation could continue as long as it continued in Germany and then in the Soviet Union. And the opposite of this is also true: if other voices are available in the public space, then the mass hypnosis will be disturbed.”

    I do sincerely implore you to watch and listen to this levelheaded, clear-thinking professor of psychology — no psycho-babbler here. He is smart and sane, and the world desperately needs more voices like his, and we can all learn from him and aspire to his powers of reason:

    The following three brief video-clips are, unfortunately, not nearly as inspiring.

    But they are every bit as important. The world is on the brink of a colossal disaster — the greatest disaster in human history — and we must all, each and every one of us, come together in unification and stand against it:

    Dr. Zev Zelenko, the world’s first and foremost physician to successfully treat the Wuhan virus, testifies to the Rabbinical court: “Wake up! This is World War III. This is genocide”:


    Mike Yeadon, former VP of Pfizer and an irrefutable voice of reason and sanity in this cesspool of “vaccine” propaganda, has issued what he believes may be a final warning, and I don’t necessarily think he’s wrong:

    September 22nd, 2021 | journalpulp | 12 Comments |

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Ray Harvey

I was born and raised in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. I've worked as a short-order cook, construction laborer, crab fisherman, janitor, bartender, pedi-cab driver, copyeditor, and more. I've written and ghostwritten several published books and articles, but no matter where I've gone or what I've done to earn my living, there's always been literature and learning as the constant in my life.

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  • Pim Wiersinga 09.22.2021

    In March 2020, the ‘solidarity’ motif enticed me to follow the main narritive — and soon discovered that solidarity wasn’t the name of the game.
    Were I to follow the prescripts, I could not have helped my elderly neighbour back into his chair; nor would I have been so shocked by footage about a woman who went on strike because the care home wouldn’t admit her to her dying husband.
    ‘But aren’t ypu scared that you’ll contract the virus?’ this ignoble tv-reporter asked.
    The lady straightened her back and spit back: ‘Young man, what is that to me? I love him! I’d rather die with the love of my life than let him die alone!’
    At that point I realised that the systemic cruelty (‘rules will be rules’) was being wilfully and massively overlooked. I also recall the contempt I felt for Mr. busy-fussy reporter who seemed to believe he asked the right question… The more I think about it, the more I believe Mattias Desmet’s analysis to be spot on.
    Thank you, Ray Harvey, for this wonderful conversation.
    Do not despair!
    Ciao, Pim

  • Thank you, Pim.

    Thank you for reading and for commenting, and thank you for dropping by.

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  • I’ve been saying the same thing. Almost everyone I know says, “It’s not on MSM, it’s not true!”
    They believe everything on the internet is false.

  • I have just watched this video and found a few links, like yours, to Mattias Desmet, and I agree with what you say.. At about 75 minutes it is a long watch but worth every second. I have been reading the views of many philosophers from the 19th century but Mattias has the advantage of bringing a common view about totalitarianism up to date with references to the pandemic.

  • This may be helpful as a complement to Desmet’s interview. It’s an explanation of mass hysteria used as a tool for totalitarianism from a general political point of view. 20 minutes.

  • Thank you for speaking out.

  • Thank you, friend.

    I appreciate your readership and your unindoctrinated brain.

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  • Ray

    I remember a hypnotist once said, the fact that you have paid to go to his show you have done ninety percent of his work, your brain has convinced you that you will be hypnotized. If the hypnotist stopped you in the street and tried to hypnotize you, you would laugh in his face. Main stream media is forcing people’s brains to think and believe all the shit that they transmitting.

  • “We are in a race with the reaper, we hastened, he tarried, we won. I hope it is not the other way around.” – Immanuel Velikovsky

    Mankind suffers from traumatic amnesia. This is the result of our ancestors having survived global cataclysms in the past. The planets have made close approaches to each other, and immense interplanetary electrical discharges have wreaked havoc on Earth and other planets. Our ancestors have encoded this (urge to emulate) in mythology, petroglyphs, allegory, and ritual.



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