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Brainwashing of a Nation
05-14-2019, 03:56 PM
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Brainwashing of a Nation
Applies not only to the US of A:

The Brainwashing of a Nation by Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism

The fact that opinion is widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
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05-14-2019, 04:15 PM
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RE: Brainwashing of a Nation
Quote:Those three (key) elements are control, crisis and emotional resonance.

To successfully brainwash someone, you have to control their environment, force a crisis on them, and then tap into core emotions, fear, love, guilt, hate, shame, and guide them through the crisis by accepting and internalizing a new belief.

The belief can be anything, but the pseudo-religious ritual taps into an emotional core requiring them to believe that they were bad people, and that by accepting this new belief, they are now good people.

This false conversion is the essence of brainwashing and of leftist political awakening narratives.

The human mind, like the human body, adapts to a crisis with a fight-or-flight response. Brainwashing forces the mind into a flight response.

Once in flight mode, the mind can rationalize a new belief as a protective behavior that will keep it safe.

Even when, as in the case of the suspect, the new belief will actually destroy his life.
Fight or flight mode inhibits long term thinking.

In panic mode, destructive and suicidal behaviors seem like solutions because they offer an escape from unbearable chemical stresses.

And haven't the disaster porn media been doing a fine job of turning a century long climate shift into panic worthy impending and immediate doom??

As usual it works best on those "still young enough to know everything" without the foundation of experience to judge new 'beliefs' against.
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