The Mass Psychosis and the Demons of Dostoevsky

Ideas are the seeds of our greatest creations, but they can also sow destruction. When put into action, they lead to individual and social flourishing, or the opposite, suffering and ruin.

Certain ideas can induce mass delusion and motivate individuals to commit such acts of depravity, that to an outside observer, the society will appear to be possessed by evil.


The herd and the tipping point. Photo: MEL
This video reflects on the mass psychosis that broke out across Europe in the mid-20th century and how to use this knowledge to avoid repeating history.

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2 comments on “The Mass Psychosis and the Demons of Dostoevsky”

  1. “Pleased to meet you
    Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah
    But what’s confusing you
    Is just the nature of my game”

  2. Psychological warfare to hypnotise mankind into submission. How better to achieve this than with “a mind virus”?

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