Author: Thierry Simonelli

Adaptation and Obedience

Morality is often understood as a "natural" brake on evil. In social reality, however, the situation is often exactly the opposite. Morality, in the context of authority and shifting responsibility, can favour evil....

Adaptation and obedience (4)

Most of the time we trust our own thoughts, our own feelings or even our own perceptions. Of course, sometimes we let others convince us that we are wrong. But how often does that happen?...

Conformity and obedience (3)

The first studies on adaptation and obedience in the late 19th century focused almost exclusively on mass phenomena. But how are adaptation and obedience to be understood in a normal, everyday situation, without all the mass hypnosis and collective trance?...

Conformity and obedience (2)

When we think of conformity and obedience, most people like to think of coercion and violence. This simplistic association then gives rise to the countless references to and comparisons with dictatorship and tyranny. ...

Conformity and obedience (1)

From measure to measure, from law to law, everything should get better. But the viral state of emergency just won't stop. Could this have something to do with the spread of the coronavirus? Most certainly! But in the first place, it also seems to be because a few black sheep...

Conformity and obedience

In a series of at least 11 episodes, Thierry Simonelli presents you with interesting findings from the field of psychology and the sociology of obedience and adaptation. Nathalie gives an overview of the issues addressed....

The law and the hammer

While the Minister of Health endeavours to wield the 'hammer' of vaccine compulsion, the European Commission rules on the non-discrimination of health passes....

Mea culpa!

I would like to thank Facebook, its well-meaning community and the kind people who denounced my post for opening my eyes to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I am pleased you are there and willing to help and will enter into a spirit of...

“Shut up and get the jab!”

If some things don’t make you lose your sense of reason, then you have none to lose. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing First we were told that vaccination was the only way out of the pandemic. Unfortunately for our politicians, this seems less and less likely. Then we were told that...

Zur Charakteristik der Geschwurbel-Verächter

Wenn es sich um Corona-Maßnahmen handelt, scheint jeder Wissenschaftler, jeder Politiker, aber auch jede nationale oder internationale Institution als Schwurbler zu gelten, die von der harten Linie der selbst ernannten „Verantwortungsvollen“ abweicht....