So much of what Malone says is carefully organized; he makes sure to stay away from conjecture, and makes it explicit when he is and is not citing studies vs. talking from personal experience, etc.
When they shifted to talking about our current circumstances as a society, he said very matter of factly that mass formation psychosis is indeed the situation in which we find ourselves, and took a much less scientifically rigorous tack. That ended up bookending the whole conversation, which would of course naturally serve as some sort of validation of a particular narrative.
There's an interesting tension there because so much of what Malone addressed that was specific to the COVID aspects of the conversation were from a very different angle.
I may have missed a transition in the conversation, and should let him off the hook, but I'm also just being a little contrarian to create some conversation.
I didn't know the term was trending on Twitter. What were people talking about?