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Techniques such as: Extended audio, visual, verbal, or tactile fixation drills, Excessive exact repetition of routine activities, Sleep restriction and/or Nutritional restriction.”
“Social isolation is promoted. Contact with family and friends are abridged, as is contact with persons who do not share group-approved attitudes. Economic and other dependence on the group is fostered.”
“Prohibit disconfirming information and non supporting opinions in group communication. Rules exist about permissible topics to discuss with outsiders. Communication is highly controlled. An "in-group" language is usually constructed.”
“Make the person re-evaluate the most central aspects of his or her experience of self and prior conduct in negative ways. Efforts are designed to destabilize and undermine the subject's basic consciousness, reality awareness, world view, emotional control and defense mechanisms. The subject is guided to reinterpret his or her life's history and adopt a new version of causality.”
“Create a sense of powerlessness by subjecting the person to intense and frequent actions and situations which undermine the person's confidence in himself and his judgment.”
“Create strong aversive emotional arousals in the subject by use of nonphysical punishments such as intense humiliation, loss of privilege, social isolation, social status changes, intense guilt, anxiety and manipulation.” “Intimidate the person with the force of group-sanctioned secular psychological threats.”
“These tactics of psychological force are applied to such a severe degree that the individual's capacity to make informed or free choices becomes inhibited. The victims become unable to make the normal, wise or balanced decisions which they most likely or normally would have made, had they not been unknowingly manipulated by these coordinated technical processes.”
In Dr. Brodeur's Personal Research Journal, brainwashing techniques are discussed: Isolation: “One tactic for generating a state of debility, dependence, and dread (DDD) is isolation. (..) Another technique is to subject a captive to sensory deprivation.
Decrease the amount of sensory stimulation available, such as is readily experienced in solitary confinement.”
Thought control: “Force a person to choose between cooperating or losing one's income, position, tenure, possibility of advancement or meritorious pay increase. Confuse people and wear them down by unpredictable treatment, sometimes harsh and seemingly unfair and arbitrary, and at other times friendly, fair-minded, and conciliatory. This kind of manipulation produces anxiety, dread, and guilt, as well as confusion about what to think and how to act.”
Conditioning: “This consists of daily repetitious lecturing and instruction along a certain line of thinking, behaving, and being. If you go along with the "party" line, you are rewarded and if you don't, you are punished.”
Other often-used physiological weapons to modify normal brain functions are:
Radical or high sugar diets -
Physical discomforts -
Regulation of breathing -
Mantra chanting in meditation -
The disclosure of awesome mysteries -
Special lighting and sound effects -
Programmed response to incense -
one of the ways to modify normal brain functions is diet. and one great diet is the high-in-sugar diet. all that sugar causes your nervous system to malfunction. it throws the system entirely out of whack and makes it really hard to distinguish between fantasy and reality, which in turn makes it easier for you to assert yourself in the minds of the sugar eaters. combine a sugar enriched diet with long working hours and little to no sleep, and you've got yourself one spaced out citizenry. that is to say, highly suggestible and easily led.