by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:
This article is a follow-up to my piece last week, Data Sets, Fraud, and the Future. 
Let’s say a minor religion emerges in Ohio. Its basis is a story about a miraculous tree growing in an arid desert.
The only problem is, if the members of this Church bothered to check, they would discover the exact place where the tree supposedly grew was no desert. Instead, it was an ocean. The ocean had been there for a billion years.
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But no one bothers to check. They collectively INVENT AND ACCEPT the notion of the tree in the desert. They’re not aware that this is what they’re doing, but they ARE doing it.
They build rituals and ceremonies and art—“data banks”—around the idea of the tree.
The same factors are present in the case of promoting a new virus. In this situation—the virus is collectively dreamed up and accepted by virologists—the “checking” would occur by doing a retrospective step-by-step analysis of what happened in the lab where the virus was “discovered.”
But no analysis is carried out. None of the professionals believes it’s necessary. The traditional methods of virus-discovery are beyond reproach.
And if an outsider, a skeptic demands an inquiry into the process of discovery, he is labeled a sinner. The lab is an inner sanctum. The mere presence of an outsider looking over the shoulders of the researchers (priests) at work would be an offense against the Church.
What we’re left with is a collective idea whose content is: “new virus.”
“Would you like to look at our line of hats that go with your new virus?”
“How about a mutant strain?”
“The vaccine, of course, is free.”
Another collective idea: the 300 official mental disorders, promoted by the American Psychiatric Association. The truth is, the so-called disorders have no accompanying definitive lab tests, for diagnosis.
Collective ideas give rise to data banks and data sets that bolster and expand the original ideas.
“25% of all college students  have at least one mental disorder.” Here are the studies and surveys and confirmations from leading researchers—data sets.
“Three major public health organizations have formed a task force to study solutions to the growing mental illness problem among college students.” More data sets will be created and deposited in data banks.
“MIT and Harvard, cooperating in a federally funded program, are developing AI software that will predict future trends in mental illness among college students, in an effort to identify preventive measures which might head off this growing problem…” More data sets placed in data banks—but this time, all the work, and its logic, are hidden behind walls of automatic AI.
Collectivism=collective ideas=data banks filled with supposed confirmation of the truth of the ideas.
The whole op involves creating more and more layers between the data sets and the original collective ideas, until no one considers examining those ideas.