Journal Entry 2: Mass hypnosis

Journal Entry 2: Mass hypnosis

Jan. 15, 2021                            USA                                             74

Hi Everyone,

I am surprised that I am posting so soon after my first post on Jan. 14. I usually post only once a week.

I am again shocked that instead of talking about what I teach, writing with the English language, I am writing about hypnosis. To be exact, I am writing about mass hypnosis, something I didn’t know existed until this week.

Mass hypnosis is the ability to hypnotize large amounts of people at a time, persuading them to take action in some way. It is a technique commonly used in marketing and politics.”

Understanding why

I have been struggling to understand why women in my age group, seniors, who had people they know return from Viet Nam in body bags votedfor a person who said he loved war and then proceeded to prove this statement by warring with someone nearly every day.

I got part of the answer when something happened to a Hispanic businessman in a certain US small town. One of the town’s leaders said, “I didn’t think Trump meant us and the people who voted for him. I thought Trump meant those people, those people over there.”

In other words, people heard what Trump said but believed he didnt’ mean them; he meant those people, those people over there.

So, the senior women who voted for him may have thought that Trump wouldn’t send their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren to war, but he would send the children of those people, those people over there.

This was helpful but not enough. I kept listening and observing.

Second presidential debate

I watched a few seconds of the second presidential debate. It was several thousand miles away from me and my TV.  As I observed and listened, I felt my self being sucked into the speaker.  I found myself thinking “Oh, isn’t he cute. Oh, this poor person. Everyone is beating up on him.”

As soon as I recognized these thoughts, I disconnected. I have never in my life thought that any man was cute.

This sucking feeling so troubled me that I went to someone expert in human behavior. That’s when I found out about mass hypnosis.

This expert explained that this technique has been and is used by many people. For example, ministers of  mega-churches, politicians, and anyone who has a large following uses this technique.

They know how to use their voice tones, their body language, words, and props to get what they want: a mass of people who will give them money or something that will lead to money like votes.

Hypnotic trance

After learning this, I stopped my search. After I was almost sucked into this man, I understand why people continue to follow a man who continuously demonstrates his hatred of the two greatest documents ever written: the American Constitution and the American Bill of Rights.

His supporters are in a hypnotic trance.

I was lucky. I recognized that something was wrong and broke away.

I don’t know how those who have been in this trance for many years can break away. I assume mental health experts will have to help them.

Warning

I write these words to warn you that mass hypnosis is real. It is used every day. All of us have been victimized by it.

“The Dirty Little Secrets Of Covert Mass Hypnosis” gives an explanation of how this happens to us.

Sovereignty

We are each responsible for the sovereignty, the autonomy, the independence of our own mind. In this time of the internet and social media, creating and maintaining mental sovereignty is a must.

I know it’s hard but do it anyway and do:

Be relaxed. Have fun. Learn lots.

Dr. Barb

Barbara Lucas, PhD

bslucas@bellsouth.net

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3 thoughts on “Journal Entry 2: Mass hypnosis

  1. Mass Hypnosis: Indeed, I have been referring to it as “brainwashing,” but it still has been overwhelming to come to terms with how people I love could be so deluded. And they are condescending, defensive, sometimes even hostile, to any view differing from theirs. I have discussed with an especially bright 6th grader (who is probably an old soul) just a little about recent politics based on his initiating it by explaining how TV ads convinced him, fooled him, and confused him. I brought up the word “propaganda” because I do not think it is any longer prevalent in USA education as it was when I was growing up. He said it was a “very good discussion” then referred to it in his writing. I will likely share this journal entry with this beautiful, brilliant young mind. THANKS once again!

  2. Mass Hypnosis = “combustible mix ”
    NOTE THE LINK BELOW FOR THE FOLLOWING QUOTES–
    “whipped people into a frenzy” “inflaming rather than calming ” ” you tried to gin up as much drama as possible.” “abandoned reason” “reveres you as a savior” “powerful symbols” “you enjoyed the sense of menace ” “Amid all this pain, it seemed you still weren’t satisfied” “Hyping” “The easy way out for someone mired in disinformation is to pick a person to believe and go all in.” “mass rallies” “incitement”
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/opinions/trump-presidential-legacy-dantonio/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold (A goodbye letter for the anti-President)

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