“The Stupidity Of The Mob”– What Makes Them So Gullible?

Henry Makow.com       By Mike Stone         Tues., Mar.24, 2020

What is it about humans that makes them so gullible? One reason is an absolute faith in authority. Or so-called authority.

I had a friend who was the poster boy for this. If I told him something, well, it was only my opinion and probably an erroneous one at that.

But if someone in a white coat or someone appearing on television dressed in a suit and tie told him the exact same thing, then it was gospel, and couldn’t I see it?
I suspect tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of people are this exact same way.

Closely coupled with a belief in authority is a need to be accepted by others; a deep psychological need not to be criticized or ostracized from the pack.

It’s been said that public speaking is a person’s greatest fear, but I think people fear social ostracism more than anything. Even more than death.


I’ve had close to a dozen conversations with people who told me their doctor had given them a terminal sentence, usually between three and six months to live. In every case the conversation has gone like this:

Me: “You know, you don’t have to die. All you have to do is make a few simple lifestyle changes. First, get off all your drugs and medications. Second, get rid of all your junk food and go on a 100% organic diet. There are other things, as well, but start with those two.”

Them: “Oh, I couldn’t do that. My doctor would have a fit.”

Me: “You just told me your doctor says you’re going to die.”

Them: “Yes, well, I still can’t do anything so rash as you’re suggesting.”

Me: “Do you want to live, or do you want to be a good patient and die?”

Them: “I’m sorry, I’m going to hang up now. This conversation is making me uncomfortable.”

In every case they were good patients, doing everything exactly as they were told. In every case they died.

Fear is the driving force behind blind faith in authority. It’s what cripples people and prevents them from behaving in any way that’s different from the crowd. Does intelligence also play a part?

I believe it does, although I do know a lot of otherwise intelligent people who swallow whatever lie the media tells them. After 9/11, they hung flags from their cars and houses, and were 100% behind whatever military action our president suggested.

Over the last two weeks, they’ve been the first ones to rush to Costco, hoard as much toilet paper and water as their cart could carry, and then shout down anyone who got in their way or questioned the legitimacy of what the media was telling them.–

Questioning the media also takes time and work. It’s much easier now with the internet, but it still requires a time investment. It also requires actual thinking. Yes, thinking can be hard work.

Look how much easier it is to default to the stupidity of the mob.
It also requires personal responsibility.

George Bernard Shaw said, “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”

It’s much easier to turn on the boob tube and let others tell you how to think and how to behave.

A belief in the strength of numbers also comes into play. After all, tens of millions of people all believing the same thing can’t be wrong, can they? History has shown us that almost without exception, yes, they are all wrong.

It’s tough going through life while having both love and disdain for your fellow man. Love for their hearts; disdain for their cowardice, stupidity and refusal to think for themselves.

Sadly, I don’t see anything changing in the near or far future. That is, if we have any future at all.

Source: https://www.henrymakow.com/2020/03/mike-stone-why-are-americans-so.html      Via Truthseeker.co.uk

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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