Dr. Mark McDonald is board-certified in both child and adolescent psychiatry, with extensive additional training in adult psychoanalysis. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of young people with mental illness, and his practice also serves adults, couples, and families. His opinions have been widely published in local and national news, including the Wall Street Journal and The Federalist.
The True Public Health Crisis Is Psychological in Nature
Among some of these opinions, Dr. Mark McDonald believes that the real crisis is not medical in nature. The country has always had enough resources to deal with the pandemic. For example, the Navy hospital ship sent to New York City to help deal with a surge in hospitalization was turned back due to the lack of patients. So the question becomes, what is the actual public health crisis that people are really suffering from?
Americans are suffering from mass insanity due to their delusional fear of COVID-19.
Dr. McDonald believes the true public health crisis lies in the widespread fear which morphed and evolved into a form of mass delusional psychosis. In simpler words, the American public is suffering from mass insanity due to their delusional fear of COVID-19. Even when the statistics point to the extremely low fatality rate among children and young adults (measuring 0.002% at age 10 and 0.01% at 25), the young and the healthy are still terrorized by the chokehold of irrational fear when faced with the coronavirus.
A Delusion Is a Fixed False Belief That’s Contrary to Reality
A Colorado family was recently kicked off an airplane because their 2-year-old daughter wouldn’t leave her mask on. Her parents weren’t even against masking — the toddler just didn’t want to have a piece of cloth smothering her face. It isn’t even enough that her parents were forcing her to put the mask on as they covered her face against her will, they were still made to exit the flight.
The worst part of this unfortunate situation is the fact that no one else on the plane dared to stand up and back up the toddler’s parents against the insanity of forcing a child to cover her face against her will. Time and time again we hear studies about how children are not a vector for infection, yet everyone on the plane was deluded into thinking that a 2-year-old who refuses to put on a mask will kill everyone.
Delusional Psychosis Achieves Nothing Useful in Reality
In the midst of mandatory masking, have you also noticed a glaring problem about people who get hysterical at those who refuse to wear a mask? The scientific fact is that, if someone doesn’t want to assume the risk of infection, that person should be wearing an N95 (or KN95) mask at all times when they venture outside.
Yet, in almost every encounter we have observed of people who tend to chastise others for not wearing a mask, they themselves have always only worn an ineffective paper or cloth mask. Why would these people act this irrationally? The answer: It’s probably delusional psychosis, as mentioned by Dr. McDonald.
If someone were serious about minimizing all risk of contracting the coronavirus, the correct way of achieving that would be to properly wear an N95 mask as well as frequently wash and disinfect their hands. But those who are just putting on a cloth or paper mask, as they also constantly touch their face while they adjust their mask, are, in reality, doing practically nothing to minimize the risk of infection.
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Yet, more often than not, we witness people who are more concerned with making sure others assume the responsibility for everyone else. If you don’t wear a mask, you’re effectively killing grandma, scream the pro-mask Nazis. Instead of sourcing and donating N95 masks to the elderly to ensure that grandma will be able to properly minimize the risk of getting infected, they’d rather yell and threaten others who would dare question the effectiveness of even wearing a mask.
Delusional People Seek To Control How Others Perceive Reality
Instead of facing reality, the delusional person would rather live in their world of make-believe. But in order to keep faking reality, they’ll have to make sure that everyone else around them also pretends to live in their imaginary world. In simpler words, the delusional person rejects reality. And in this rejection of reality, others have to play along with how they view the world, otherwise, their world will not make sense to them. It’s why the delusional person will get angry when they face someone who doesn’t conform to their world view.
Because objective reality threatens to unravel their carefully crafted imaginary world, the delusional person lashes out at others who dare act in contradiction to their delusions. Wearing a mask becomes more about social solidarity than it is about following the science. Instead of re-thinking their world view, they have to compel others to fit into the reality of their own making. Take a look at the example of how this physician in Ontario had his account suspended for daring to point out the truth.
It’s the same kind of delusion that drives religious fanatics who would kill their own daughters because she dared to “dishonor” her family. In those societies, not only are the honor killings acceptable, but the killers are normally protected by their own family members. In our society today, fueled by the COVID-induced delusion, it’s acceptable to kick a toddler off a plane for not wearing a mask when there’s evidence that toddlers rarely spread the virus. It’s acceptable for tech companies to suspend a physician’s social media account because he dared contradict the message that’s being fed to the public about COVID-19.
You Have To Conform to Their Fake Reality, or Else
Those who are authoritarian in nature don’t care about seeking out the truth. Rather, they’d prefer to seek out authority. It’s one of the reasons why you’re seeing so many people who’d happily approve the silencing of any medical experts whose views contradict the WHO or CDC guidelines. “Obey the rules!” becomes more important than questioning if the rules were legitimate to begin with.
Those who are authoritarian in nature don’t care about seeking out the truth.
But there have always been brave souls who dared to defy authority when they knew that truth was on their side. A classic example is Galileo Galilei who dared question the ruling power’s claim that the sun revolves around the earth. It does seem rather tragic that just like Galileo, who was sentenced to a life under house arrest for daring to question the ruling authority’s narrative during the Renaissance, those of us today who are also questioning the mainstream authority’s “science” on the COVID-19 pandemic will end up like Galileo, as we too are placed under complete house arrest.
If this sounds like an exaggeration, keep in mind how there have already been talks about banning access to facilities for those who’ll refuse to receive the vaccine. Ticketmaster, for example, is requiring a person’s proof of vaccination before they could attend public events. Even Andrew Yang, the former Democratic Presidential candidate, is asking if it’s possible to deploy “proof of vaccination barcodes” so we can track those who refuse to be vaccinated.
Training Children To Live in Fear
Perhaps the most important point mentioned by Dr. Mark McDonald is the lasting negative effect this mass paranoia will have on future generations. Dr. McDonald has witnessed the highest increase of psychiatric issues among his young patients ever since the lockdowns and closures started. "They've suffered more than I've seen in my 8–9 years of private practice," he said in a panel discussing the reopening of schools.
He gave an example of a local homeowners’ association’s decision to close their private park because they noticed that children were playing on the grass without wearing a mask. This was dangerous because while the children were rolling around on the grass, they're also touching it and therefore could potentially spread or pick up the virus from the grass and kill their grandparents when they go home with the virus. Because of this, the park had to be closed and the grass had to be disinfected with toxic chemicals in order to get rid of the virus.
Imagine a child being told they can't play outside because they might kill grandpa if they did.
A Generation of Traumatized Children
This generation of children is basically not only being traumatized, but also being taught to accept the feeling of unjustified guilt about themselves just for being children. And that's not an exaggeration, as the comments on YouTube showed countless adults calling the toddler who refused to put on a mask a brat for acting like a normal toddler. It's not normal for children to grow up thinking that everyone is a danger to everyone else. We can thank the adults who are perpetuating this trauma due to their mass delusions.
As Dr. McDonald stated in one of his talks, he is concerned about the ultimate end of society’s delusional psychosis. It’s not unthinkable that the final outcome would be total societal control on every aspect of your life. Consider this – the endpoint of a mentally ill person is for them to be put under a controlled environment (institutionalized like an asylum) where all freedoms are restricted. And it's looking more and more like that's the endpoint of where this mass psychosis is heading.