Political And Religious Mind Control – OpEd
Ted Patrick, one of the pioneers of deprogramming, used a confrontational method:
“When you deprogram people, you force them to think…But I keep them off balance and this forces them to begin questioning, to open their minds. When the mind gets to a certain point, they can see through all the lies that they’ve been programmed to believe. They realize that they’ve been duped and they come out of it. Their minds start working again.”
Political and Religious CULTS are the target of deprogrammers. Someone has to care a lot to implement deprogramming. It is expensive. The sad truth that there are so many cults, where does one start and another begin? Both extreme political wings in America consider the each other ‘brainwashed’. Both extremes take steps to ‘deprogram’ the other. Taking sides is risky … it all depends who frightens you the most. One side wields ‘god’ as the weapon of choice. Another side wields the ‘devil’ as the weapon of choice. Heaven and hell belong to the most charismatic of the bunch.
America is accused of being sheep. Why is that. Our minds are programmed by marketing gurus. Our pockets are emptied into the coffers of big business, because that is how ‘free enterprise’ works. Create a need where ther is none and sell it!
Political marketers sway voters through fear. History has demonstrated over and over how that works, maybe that is why America’s history I.Q. is so lacking. That made it easier for politicians to spin events into justifying their actions … before the internet. Good or bad, right or wrong, the internet has opened the uncensored part of the world to other views. There are internet scam and internet revelations. Most smart surfers can distinguish the truth just by researching. There will always be those who only seek information that supports their personal delusion.
So, can we assume that all religions are cults? Are all politicians marketers for powerful enterprise? At least most politicians must answer to their voters at the end of their term.
Wiki: Some anthropologists and sociologists studying cults have argued that no one has yet been able to define “cult” in a way that enables the term to identify only groups that have been identified as problematic.
In the 1960s and 1970s deprogramming was the fashion for parents to rescue their children from cult mind control. Today, with religious extremism and more sophisticated mind control techniques, this practice is being used by both sides of an issue.
Today we see extreme religious sects using children to satisfy god’s sexual plan. Children from the extremist wing of LDS will be the focus for child psychologists. We see powerful Chinese Government try to wring the Dalai out of his monks. China tries to reeducate, or deprogram Tibetan Monks. Question, could deprogrammers have made a difference at the Waco disaster? Can deprogrammers help returning Iraq and Afghanistan PTSD victims? Can deprogrammers help America’s sheepish compliance to the false, supreme being called currency? The church of ‘Gotta Have It” has made Americans into consumer sheep. Picture how Americans will behave when the lights go out … oh, yes, Katrina was a sneak preview.
Do we really care at this point? Only if we seek to punish treason and conspiracy …
Cross posted on BlueBloggin