reply to post by Anthony2
I am not sure if the story is written to conjure thoughts of brainwashing experiments, but that is what it makes me think of when I read it.
I am reminded of the recent documentary/experiment where a number of participants were carefully filtered to identify the candidate most likely to be
receptive to the commands issued by the experiment controller.
In the documentary, widely viewed across USA, a team of Dr.s and experts were successful in their quest to demonstrate how effective hypnosis mind
control can be. They showed an individual can, indeed, be programmed to receive a trigger word and execute the missions that were previously implanted
into their psyche.
If you haven't yet seen the documentary, I recommend having a look at it. It demonstrates that 'Manchurian' type programming is not only theoretically
possible, but a method has already been developed to successfully produce the desired effects of brainwashing.
It does seem plausible that, at some point, this person underwent the process of brainwashing. During the induction phase, a trigger mechanism may
have been implanted and hidden from the subject through hypnotic/suggestive amnesia.
Like one ATS'er said earlier, the trigger word or gesture may have been used accidentally... or the trigger man was deliberately applying the trigger
mechanism. If this method isn't presently being used on a large scale by the military/governments of the world, we will probably be seeing a large
increase in the outrageous stories that seem hallmark to the 'Manchurian Candidate' descriptions.
The government's track record may indicate their knowledge of group/individual manipulation is far beyond creating an oblivous assassin. If they
openly admit that brainwashing has potential to turn an average person into a criminal/assassin, then they're probably hiding many more incredible
abilities of the human psyche.
No telling what the most advanced governments are capable of doing to the general public, both individually and collectively.
So, anyway, I was unable to locate a version of 'Curiosity: Brainwashed' (Season 2 episode 4, recently airing on Discovery Channel) that doesn't
require purchasing a single episode viewing pass or a yearly membership. This is why I can't embed the episode in full, or even brokendown into
I did find the episode in it's entirety and free to watch, I am inlcuding that link below. It is great quality and has minimal advertisements, so it
isn't a hassle to watch it.
'Curiosity: Brainwashed' - Season #2 Episode
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