Looking back on this blog’s content one obvious theme is the seemingly purposeful deployment of hysteria to advance social-political goals. I suppose it’s natural for this theme to rise up into view given the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. While I may cover this particular contemporary issue in detail later, the following excerpt provides a good summary of our current situation.
While we should be concerned and diligent, the situation has dramatically elevated to a mob-like fear spreading faster than COVID-19 itself. When 13% of Americans believe they are currently infected with COVID-19 (mathematically impossible), full-on panic is blocking our ability to think clearly and determine how to deploy our resources to stop this virus.
Certainly the “climate change” community has sought to induce a sense of hysterical doom in the general public for the past 50 years at least. Although I’ve blogged extensively on this issue, recent explicit statements by this community’s designated leaders have confirmed my point.
However the most posts by far have been devoted to the elite Progressive freak-out caused by the election of Donald trump to the Presidency. In fact, so numerous and wide ranging were these posts that I organized them into my latest eBook, titled The Progressive Riot. What but hysteria does the cover to this book seek to convey?
But this hysteria isn’t randomly deployed. No, it has a definite purpose in pursuit of a specific goal, that being to convince the American public that they allowed a man of ultimate evil to attain the highest office in the nation. It is this sin from which they must repent by throwing him out of office or the beatings will continue.
Perhaps the best summary of my thoughts can be found in a post titled Progressive Insanity (2).
What we are witnessing is a collective nervous breakdown by a group that viewed themselves as the perfect-righteous; confronting the cataclysmic reality that over sixty-million citizens disagreed enough to elect their polar opposite to the Presidency. In fact, enough citizens in states that had for decades voted reliably for the “righteous” politicians turned traitor to righteousness and voted for an “unrighteous bigot.” This outcome has launched the elite perfect-righteous into a state of mind-shattering cognitive dissonance from which escape will be at the very least painful and difficult.
What has emerged is a group of people who occupy powerful positions in our nation whose personalities have disintegrated and been reconstituted as seemingly undifferentiated components of a massive social justice mob. They will believe anything, say anything and do anything, in collectivist unison, to destroy the source of this atrocity committed against their sense of perfect-righteousness.
I contend that there is a consistent purpose to all of these examples (and so many more) of hysteria-mongering. It is this thesis that I will explore in the following posts.