posted on Dec, 29 2013 @ 05:34 PM
It's amazing just how many "uses" for inducing mass suicide have been pointed out here.
smokescreen a targeted murder
smokescreen a mass casualty event like a battle
it eliminates witnesses (to mind control, to crimes perpetrated through the organization, the leader's escape, whatever)
it promotes the mainstream over alternative groups
So how do you do it?
What I notice about Heaven's Gate, the Manson Family, The Branch Davidians, almost any cult you care to mention, is that sex always seems to play a
role. Sometimes it starts as an incentive but it almost always ends up being a surrender of control over one of the most personal areas of life- you
end up pressured to have sex with someone you dont want to, or to refrain from sex, or to let someone else get in the middle of your monogamous
I think the mechanics of the suicide are shown off pretty well by this common link. It's something that few people are 100% secure about, it's a
deeply personal part of who somebody is, and it's difficult for many people to discuss or even think about clearly and objectively. The cult gets at
this very personal and uncomfortable subject that has so much to do with the follower's own self-image, and makes demands until they have undermined
that person's sense of their own life, and the person has difficulty even applying critical thinking to the situation they find themselves in.
Suicide would probably seem pretty reasonable to a person who had ruined his marriage or castrated himself in the midst of a hysteria, expecting
something better in return, who then sobers up and is told that his reward will not come in this lifetime.
You can do the same dance of playing on insecurity, whipping someone into a frenzy, gradually taking them too far, then bursting their bubble and
leaving them with only suicide as an out in lots of subjects of course, not just sex. You can do the same thing with their social life, their
finances, an addiction- it's all basically the same.
Step 1. Mine society- just go into the mall with a wheelbarrow and see what you get: Offer things that some people are desperate for- smiles,
conversation, agreement with their BS, a place to be, drugs, sex, etc.
Step 2. Sift out the stuff you can't use- shake em hard and see who jumps out: While you're making all these desperate friends, intentionally
alienate the critical and non-desperate. Overstep personal boundaries, be a little annoying, don't make too much sense. You want the unreceptive
people to leave in disgust as quickly as possible and not be comfortable enough to try and argue or reason with you.
Step 3. You smelt the ore- burn up anything that won't take your abuse forever: Increase the overstepping of personal boundaries while also
increasing repetition of the message. Increase receptiveness to the message with altered states of mind, whether induced by stress, sex, drugs, music,
religious ritual, or some combination thereof. Interfere with their family, their home, their job, their friendships, their sex life- get so personal
that they absolutely must either fully submit to your authority or leave feeling raped and never wanting to talk about any of it again.
Step 4. You use what you've produced as you see fit until it breaks, then you throw it away. If suicide is the whole point, because it's a coverup,
or a propaganda stunt, etc, then you use your authority screw up people's lives and convince them that suicide is the only escape, then you enforce
it on them so they can't back out at the last minute. If suicide is not the point and you're just taking all you can get from them, you'll still
probably want it as a failsafe, in case you are ever on the brink of being caught and held to account.
Anybody theoretically could pull it off, although you'd probably just end up being king of a penniless drum circle. But if you had the resources of
the CIA or any other major concern that might have larger motives, you could start your own colony in south america or whatever you wanted- the only
limit is your budget and the amount of attention you are willing to draw.