Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Mass Delusions

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On Halloween in 1938 Orson Welles told a story over his broadcasting station of an alien invasion in NJ called the war of the worlds. Obviously, this man was clearly delusional or in another state of mind. His whole broadcast included him telling the world about how there are aliens that no one knew about. Over 1.2 million people were impacted by what Orson said. Apparently, they took a poll and these people that re frightened were just a mass delusion of what he thought that broadcast had done to the people.
Another Mass Delusion we have in our lecture is the Salem witch trials which was located in Massachusetts where people believed they could be cursed by a witch so they tortured and imprisoned many people in the area. Clearly very delusional situation unless you believe that these people were actually cursed which I do not believe.

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