The Conversion of Jeheidegovah’s Witnesses.
CONVERSION is a "nice" word for BRAINWASHING . . . and any study of
brainwashing has to begin with a study of Christian revivalism in eighteenth century
America. Apparently, Jonathan Edwards accidentally discovered the techniques
during a religious crusade in 1735 in Northampton, Massachusetts. By inducing
guilt and acute apprehension and by increasing the tension, the "sinners"
attending his revival meetings would break down and completely submit. Technically,
what Edwards was doing was creating conditions that wipe the brain slate
clean so that the mind accepts new programming. The problem was that the new input
was negative. He would tell them, "You're a sinner! You're destined for
hell!" As a result, one person committed suicide and another attempted suicide.
.And the neighbours of the suicidal converts related that they, too, were
affected so deeply that, although they had found "eternal salvation," they were
obsessed with a diabolical temptation to end their own lives.
Remind you of something? Does it remind you of heidegger's fanatical
harangue in 'Basic Concepts?' First the preacher, cult leader, manipulator or
authority figure creates the brain phase to wipe the brain-slate clean, his
subjects are wide open. What does Heidegger ask?
First there is his 'decognition process] which he directs to the rows of
upturned blond heads before him. Clear your mind and start again' is the basis of
the address to his students in his 'Grundbegriffe' lecture "voice roll
technique" used by preachers, North Korean 're-educators,' cross-examination
lawyers and hypnotists to achieve 'agreement results.' New input, in the form of
suggestion, can be then substituted for their previous ideas. He induces guilt
for not being 'authentic' enough and acute apprehension over the
'comportment towards death' and by increasing the tension by reminding them of the
'angst' they suffer. The "sinners" attending his philosophical revivalist
meetings then break down and completely submit. They are cult members now -
Jud Evans - ANALYTICAL INDICANT THEORY.
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