Watching the reactions of Aussies to shortages of toilet paper and non-perishable food in supermarkets has been an interesting case study in herd psychology and the madness of crowds.
The majority of people, who rely upon the mainstream media for their news and views and so have not prepared for a global pandemic, are shocked and outraged at images of toilet paper missing from supermarket shelves. These are people who have never seen stores emptied of goods except in images from overseas or maybe during natural disasters. They’re people who take normal for granted, and trust the made-up millionaires on the screen in their living room to tell them what’s happening, what’s real and what’s not every night. … Read the rest