A contemporary view of mind control sees it as an intensified and persistent use of well researched social psychology principles like compliance, conformity, persuasion, dissonance, reactance, framing or emotional
manipulation.Authors Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad suggest that mind control is embedded in the very fabric of contemporary religious, political, and social power through the unquestioning reliance on false but ubiquitous authoritarian ideas.1
While Mind Control has beneficial uses, coercive psychological systems are usually harmful to the target. Whether it is daily behavior such as ignoring someone or overly asserting oneself, actions taken as matter of course may affect other people to detriment. The casualties are the children who mimic these same behaviors in adulthood. It has been claimed that unless one takes an active roll in changing his or her behavior, one becomes just like their
Many victims of neglect and abuse turn to dysfunctional relationships, drugs, crime, or worse; some without conscious knowledge of their mistreatment until decades later. They may even be diagnosed with some modern day form of
There is still widespread denial when it comes to accepting that Mind Control is being used against the youngest members of society. Mind Control is considered just another conspiracy theory by most people, as if brainwashing can’t possibly happen to regular folk.
Meanwhile, the Secret Societies of predators that have existed for eons are networking like no other time in history via the Internet. Many of these offenders are otherwise “upstanding” members of the community, even holding positions of power. None would be suspect of any wrongdoing, at least of course until they’re caught preying on victims.
[While] mind control is a common feature in many conspiracy theories, as it provides a mechanism by which an alleged conspiracy could maintain control over innocent people, prevent knowledge of the conspiracy’s actions and, in some cases, prevent the conspiracy theorist’s intended audience from believing him; it is conceivable that the term might be used illegitimately and inappropriately, as a means to dismiss what are in fact substantial and well-evidenced
Unfortunately for those who dare mention being targets of Mind Control, society completely dismisses their accusations as nothing more than pure fantasy, delusion, or a product of some other psychological disorder. “Where such repair is possible, what often results is not the aquisition of fully normal status, but a transformation of self from someone with a particular blemish into someone with a record of having corrected a particular blemish,” laments Erving Goffman in Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled
i Kevin Crosby, “Freud and Seduction Theory Reconsidered,” SkewsMe.com, at http://skewsme.com/freud.html (retrieved: 27 December 2012).
1 “Mind Control,” Wikipedia.org, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_control (retrieved: March 2006).
2 Op. cit.
3 Erving Goffman, Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity (New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1986, 1963), p. 9.
Kevin Crosby, “Conspiracy,” SkewsMe.com, at http://www.skewsme.com/conspire.html (retrieved: 5 October 2011).
The Empire never ended. Who had built the prison – and why – he could not say. But he could discern one good thing: the prison lay under attack. An organization of Christians, not regular Christians such as those who attended church every Sunday and prayed, but secret Christians wearing light gray-colored robes, had started an assault on the prison, and with
– Philip K. Dick, VALIS (1981) Vast Active Living Intelligence System