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The psychological techniques of controlling people have been studied, developed, and perfected over the last century. The primary target of control strategy is the emotions. Emotion can be considered as a form of energy. Narratives which we explore in The Role of Narratives, store emotional energy in a potential form. The art of control transforms this potential energy into a kinetic energy of action.

Of all emotions, fear is the strongest and is always used by authoritarian agents as a primary means of control of people. Since the middle of the 20th century if not earlier, Western populations have been in a constant state of carefully engineered fear through the use of a bogeyman.


Perhaps the most powerful arrow in the psyop quiver is fear. It has been used throughout history by dictators and despots to motivate their populations to carry out their intentions. But the art of using fear has been perfected in the twentieth century as academia, notably through psychology, has perfected it. J. Mercola speaks about government use of fear to control[5].

Demonizing another country such as Russia has been a tool used to enrich the defence industry and the financial class behind it as countries scramble to prepare a defence against new-found enemies. The environment has been one of the latest applications of fear through projected impending global destruction. The COVID-19 plandemic turned out to be a wildly successful application of fear in gaining control of the global population.

Look for more fear projects and their use to drive the global agenda of a UN-centred communist state. This next video sums it up:

WEF – Fear and Cyber Attack

Mass Psychosis and Menticide

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thessalonians 2, KJV.

Throughout history, mankind has suffered incidents of great mass psychosis. The belief in witches in the Middle Ages leading to the Inquisition is a well-known example. Great totalitarian states have been created and maintained through the use of mass psychosis. And it is being used to great effect today.

The Cause of Mass Psychosis

As an introduction to mass psychosis watch the following video. While doing so, note how many COVID response tactics fall under this system of control.

Aspects of mass psychosis, especially totalitarianism are discussed in the following videos:

PSY – Mass Psychosis I

Mass Psychosis Leading to Authoritarianism

Great authoritarian rulers have used mass psychosis to achieve their goals. This is discussed in the following video.

PSY – Mass Psychosis II

Mass Psychosis Leading to Totalitarianism

PSY – Mass Psychosis III

Mattias Desmet also introduces the idea of totalitarianism as a result of mass formation in his article The Psychology of Totalitarianism.

The Mass Psychosis of COVID

An article published by the Fatima Center[6] describes the mass psychosis of COVID as “the Cult of the Mask“:

Never, absolutely never, has the world seen a mass psychosis quite like this. There is indeed now no law but Corona. All rights are forfeited in defense of the Cult of the Mask.

Ferrara (2020)[6]

Mass Formation (Psychosis)

I introduced the concept of Mass Formation in Mass Formation (Psychosis). As a topic it belongs in this section. Dr. Robert Malone is currently the person writing most on the topic and its application to today’s world. For example, consider his article: Propaganda, Corporatism, and the Hidden Global Coup. Of particular note is his summary:

Hitler’s Basic Principles (abstracted from Jowett & O’Donnell (Propaganda and Persuasion)).

Avoid abstract ideas – appeal to the emotions.

Constantly repeat just a few ideas. Use stereotyped phrases.

Give only one side of the argument.

Continuously criticize your opponents.

Pick out one special “enemy” for special vilification.

This technique is in active use by our authorities today on their populations.

Menticide: The Tool to Achieve Mass Psychosis

Menticide is described as “the systematic effort to undermine and destroy a person’s values and beliefs, as by the use of prolonged interrogation, drugs, torture, etc., and to induce radically different ideas.” The Oxford LEXICO defines it as “the undermining or destruction of a person’s mind or will, especially by systematic means (regarded as a characteristic activity of totalitarian regimes)“.

The abstract of a paper by Meerloo (2006)]7] gives one definition of the concept while offending examples and ideas to combat it (emphasis added):

The concept of “menticide” indicates an organized system of judicial perversion and psychological intervention, in which a powerful tyrant transfers his own thoughts and words into the minds and mouths of the victims he plans to destroy or to use for his own propaganda. Modern psychiatry may deliver him several tools for this perversion. Our psychiatric standpoint toward this challenge has to be formulated. Examples of menticide are described and ways of protection indicated.

Meerloo (2006)]7]

The “Shock Doctrine”

I had written Naomi Klein off years ago, on reading her ‘Leap Manifesto’, as a left-wing nutcase. On reading some biographical material[4], I found a number of interesting facts: that her family history was communistic, that she concurred with pope Frances, studied on this site, and that she was essentially a person calling for an economic and environmental reset. If you can use this to filter out the bias and misinformation, her documentary below is useful as a study of the use of “shock” events to control people.

Mind Control in Operation

COVID policy in Ontario Canada is being set by an organization called the Science Table. Far from science, it is a broad coalition of academic, institutional and industry players. They have openly advocated the use of “behavioural science principles[8]” to implement policy.



  1. Martin Armstrong. The New Norm – OMG. Armstrong Economics, Sep 23, 2020.
  2. Barry Brownstein. Fahrenheit 451 Predicted People Would Demand Tyranny. American Institute for Economic Research, September 29, 2020.
  3. Milgram Experiment 2020 – A Thought Experiment? DKS DATA Consulting Group, being updated, November 20, 2020.
  4. Naomi Klein., November 22, 2020.
  5. Mercola J. Fear Is Contagious and Used to Control You. Mercola. June 18, 2021.
  6. Ferrara C. Anatomy of a Mass Psychosis: As the Virus Wanes, the Insanity Waxes. Fatima Center. July 02, 2020.
  7. Meerloo JAM. The Crime of Menticide. American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 108, No. 8. April 01, 2006.
  8. Desveaux L, Mosher R, Buchan JL, et al. Behavioural science principles for enhancing adherence to public health measures. Science Briefs of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table. 2021;2(24). PDF.