Are either of the docks ever in sight when the seas are so stormy?
Friday, May 10, 2019
How Terrorists Use Cult Mind Control Techniques
It's important to understand that Rage IS a Stage in the mental processing of those who see themselves as -- but hate the idea of being -- victims of oppression, and that adroit manipulators (e.g.: the radical mullahs, Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, the Red Guards, the Weathermen, the Thuggees in what is now Pakistan, et al) knew how to keep such people stuck in that stage to benefit the leaders at the tops of various cultic pyramids.
Joost Meerloo's Rape of the Mind and William Sargant's Battle for the Mind also get into the use of mostly Russian (actually Pavlovian) techniques to manipulate thought and belief for political purposes. The techniques used by the radical Islamists appear to be collections of both Russian and Southern Asian methods described in Toch's, Meerloo's and Sargant's work, as well as in Hoffer's The True Believer, Abgrall's Soul Snatchers and Deikman's Them and Us. (See A Basic Cult Library.)