First of all define your terms.
Pavlov's Brainwashing Techniques
by Dr. Fred C. Schwarz
In 1924 Leningrad experienced a major flood. Pavlov’s dogs were trapped and, for several days, were cut off from human help. When finally they were
rescued, their muzzles were just sticking out of the water. For several days, they had been cold, frightened, hungry, and exhausted. After their
rescue, the acute observer, Pavlov, noticed a strange thing. Some of his dogs went into a state of profound depression. They lost interest in food,
and in the normal activities of a dog’s life. There was no barking and no rushing about. Their movements were slow and infrequent. To them life seemed
to have lost its luster. Most interesting of all was the fact that in this state their conditioned reflexes were abolished. Pavlov found that he could
then condition them according to an entirely different pattern.
Pavlov applied the information thus accidentally discovered to experiments to destroy conditioned reflex patterns.
Now think about it, you are having your mind changed, your conditioned reflexes changed almost daily. Remember how they announced the mad cow story,
then beef prices went down
. Next Atkins became extra popular, then meat prices went through the roof. People immediately were "brainwashed,"
if you will, and forgot about the idea they were going to waste away some day in a hospital surrounded by tubes, if they ate meat, thinking "Oh my
girlish figure is just too important!"
Daily we are barraged by contradictory messages, warnings on cigarette packs, but then look at the magazine ads for the Marboro man, and figure "well
that tough cowboy dude smokes 'em, makes me a man, I don't care if they were originally a woman's cigarette with lipstick marks on the filter, no
more camel non-filters for me!"
You change your mind daily due to market forces, political forces, mass media is one big hallucination. Hey just go take a walk in the woods for a few
years already, you might be the only non-brain damaged person in the country who doesn't know who the President is! Of course that is the first
question they ask you in the emergency room, when you have a concussion or something.
Well pull the plug on the news already! It can manipulate you like a mindless robot, so what do you prefer, the blue pill or the red one? Have a nice
day in the "matrix."
[edit on 25-11-2004 by SkipShipman]