Op Ed

Rossiter: Drinking the Kool-Aid

For years, I and others have used the term “drinking the kool-aid.” Little did I know there is actually a more formal term that addresses this phenomena. The formal name is mass formation psychosis (MFP). Google it, and you will find numerous articles. Not only that, but I learned just how insidious this psychosis is and how effective a tool it is for those who wish to control large numbers of people. The most amazing thing is that this is a tool so effective that large populations can be convinced to act against their own best interests. This is a tool where a moral people can be swayed into accepting the most immoral actions of their government and, in the extreme, conducting clearly immoral actions themselves.

Mass formational psychosis is certainly not my area of expertise. However, after gaining a rudimentary understanding of this phenomena I can see evidence where Americans have been exposed to it in my lifetime. A key element to making MFP work is to create a sense of fear about something or someone. Once fear is established the perpetrators build on that fear to a point where the victims suspend logical thinking, rational thought, and their willingness to accept factual proof. They are willing even to accept junk science rather than fact based science.

Those that are negatively impacted by MFP have nearly a religious zeal in their approach to the subject of their fear. The most glaring example in my lifetime are those MFP victims of the human caused climate change fraud. The perpetrators of the fraud have admitted they created fictitious data to support their theory about the human impact on climate change. They admitted they lied, yet these MFP victims just cannot accept the reality that true science has proven the fraud for what it was. That is how well MFP works to control large numbers of people.

Of course, the most impactful MFP event is the one perpetrated by the United States government that we are living through right now, the COVID fraud. Our days are resplendent with examples of mass formational psychosis, when heretofore rational leaders publicly voice the opinion that those who decline the vaccine should be shot. This is a complete suspension of American Christian moral values and that is temporary MFP crazy. These types of breaks from reality are happening all over the America. The unreasonable fear of a malady with a higher than 98% survival rate is a visible example of a mass formational psychosis event. It is not about medicine; it is about power and control.

The best example of MFP victims acting against their own best interest was the 2020 election. MFP was on full display when the hate for President Donald J. Trump outweighed everything Trump had done to improve the lives of everyone living in America. Mass formational psychosis was on full display the day of Trump’s inauguration. Remember the crazy women howling at the moon? Remember the celebrity that talked about blowing up the White House? These are visible examples of MFP for the world to see.

We have a sociological mental health problem in America and the world. Collectively, too many people have climbed onto one or more of the MFP band wagons. If the cycle of MFP is not broken, we will find ourselves in a totalitarian world controlled by socialists, communists, or some other elitist dictatorship. It won’t be pretty.

“A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority”

Booker T. Washington

It’s time for all of us to re-examine our beliefs about science, how the world operates, and what we are willing to sacrifice in terms of our individual liberties. As the saying goes, “Freedom isn’t free.” Our current socialist American city, state, and federal governments are demonstrating daily that they are not willing to protect us, our property, or our individual rights as defined in the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the federal government is a major perpetrator in the violation of individual rights, such as the January 6 protestors and the unlawful COVID related mandates. These are the behaviors of totalitarian regimes, not of a representative democratic republic. Laws are made by the Legislative Branch of the United States government not the Deep State bureaucrats of the Executive Branch.

If America and the free world are to survive, it is time for American citizens to take up the fight to make truth the governing principal of our nation. Re-engage to re-establish Judeo-Christian values, re-engage to expose junk science for what it is, re-establish rational thought, and stop living with the false fears that are damaging the American way of life. As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt assured America during the great depression, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” The elitist socialist Democrats and their minions don’t want you to remember that message. Now is the time to throw off the yoke of fear! Look reality in the eye and polish your critical thing skills.

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.”

George Washington

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