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originally posted by: schuyler
a reply to: incoserv
Except for the first two bullet points the rest of this "United Nations" "definition" is utter BS. That's the kind of definition one should expect from the UN. To claim you have undergone "torture" because you have been "forced" to wear a mask, for example, is laughable. Ask someone who has actually survived torture if this is realistic. Substitute "triggered" for "torture" and you might have something
The aim of the Alice in Wonderland or confusion technique is to confound the expectations and conditioned reactions of the interrogatee. He is accustomed to a world that makes sense, at least to him: a world of continuity and logic, a predictable world.
He clings to this world to reinforce his identity and powers of resistance. The confusion technique is designed not only to obliterate the familiar, but to replace it with the weird... as the process continues, day after day as necessary, the subject begins to try to make sense of the situation, which becomes mentally intolerable…he is likely to make signiﬁ cant admissions, or even to pour out his story.