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Anyone remember being used for illegal activity as a minor?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2005, 06:06:00 PM »
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On 2005-10-09 20:36:00, Anonymous wrote:

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I am not sure but I think these rules are on the front of that home page on Roloff Suvivors.......







On 2005-05-08 15:42:00, Anonymous wrote:


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http://www.factnet.org








How does mind control work?:


A technical overview of mind control tactics








[This document, in substance, was presented to the U.S. Supreme Court as an


educational Appendix on coercive psychological systems in the case


Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology 89-1367 and 89-1361. The Wollersheim


case was being considered related to issues involving abuse in this area. In


this


document coercive persuasion is the professional term being used to describe


the nature of coercive psychological systems. Wollersheim case-specific


details


have been deleted.]








Coercion is defined as, "to restrain or constrain by force..." Legally it


often


implies the use of PHYSICAL FORCE or physical or legal threat. This


traditional concept of coercion is far better understood than the


technological


concepts of "coercive persuasion" which are effective restraining, impairing,


or


compelling through the gradual application of PSYCHOLOGICAL FORCES.








A coercive persuasion program is a behavioral change technology applied to


cause the "learning" and "adoption" of a set of behaviors or an ideology under


certain conditions. It is distinguished from other forms of benign social


learning or peaceful persuasion by the conditions under which it is conducted


and by the techniques of environmental and interpersonal manipulation


employed to surpress particular behaviors and to train others. Over time,


coercive persuasion, a psychological force akin in some ways to our legal


concepts of undue influence, can be even MORE effective than pain, torture,


drugs, and use of physical force and legal threats.








The Korean War "Manchurian Candidate" misconception of the need for


suggestibility-increasing drugs, and physical pain and torture, to effect


thought reform, is generally associated with the old concepts and models of


brainwashing. Today, they are not necessary for a coercive persuasion


program to be effective. With drugs, physical pain, torture, or even a


physically coercive threat, you can often temporarily make someone do


something against their will. You can even make them do something they hate


or they really did not like or want to do at the time. They do it, but their


attitude is not changed.








This is much different and far less devasting than that which you are able to


achieve with the improvements of coercive persuasion. With coercive


persuasion you can change people's attitudes without their knowledge and


volition. You can create new "attitudes" where they will do things willingly


which they formerly may have detested, things which previously only torture,


physical pain, or drugs could have coerced them to do. The advances in the


extreme anxiety and emotional stress production technologies found in


coercive persuasion supersede old style coercion that focuses on pain,


torture,


drugs, or threat in that these older systems do not change attitude so that


subjects follow orders "willingly." Coercive persuasion changes both attitude


AND behavior, not JUST behavior.








THE PURPOSES AND TACTICS OF COERCIVE PERSUASION








Coercive persuasion or thought reform as it is sometimes known, is best


understood as a coordinated system of graduated coercive influence and


behavior control designed to deceptively and surreptitiously manipulate and


influence individuals, usually in a group setting, in order for the


originators of


the program to profit in some way, normally financially or politically. The


essential strategy used by those operating such programs is to systematically


select, sequence and coordinate numerous coercive persuasion tactics over


CONTINUOUS PERIODS OF TIME. There are seven main tactic types found in


various combinations in a coercive persuasion program. A coercive persuasion


program can still be quite effective without the presence of ALL seven of


these


tactic types.








TACTIC 1. The individual is prepared for thought reform through increased


suggestibility and/or "softening up," specifically through hypnotic or other


suggestibility-increasing techniques such as: A. Extended audio, visual,


verbal, or tactile fixation drills; B. Excessive exact repetition of routine


activities; C. Decreased sleep; D. Nutritional restriction.








TACTIC 2. Using rewards and punishments, efforts are made to establish


considerable control over a person's social environment, time, and sources of


social support. Social isolation is promoted. Contact with family and friends


is


abridged, as is contact with persons who do not share group-approved


attitudes. Economic and other dependence on the group is fostered. (In the


forerunner to coercive persuasion, brainwashing, this was rather easy to


achieve through simple imprisonment.)








TACTIC 3. Disconfirming information and nonsupporting opinions are


prohibited in group communication. Rules exist about permissible topics to


discuss with outsiders. Communication is highly controlled. An "in-group"


language is usually constructed.








TACTIC 4. Frequent and intense attempts are made to cause a person to


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 as well as getting them to reinterpret their


life's history, and adopt a new version of causality.








TACTIC 5. Intense and frequent attempts are made to undermine a person's


confidence in himself and his judgment, creating a sense of powerlessness.








TACTIC 6. Nonphysical punishments are used such as intense humiliation,


loss of privilege, social isolation, social status changes, intense guilt,


anxiety,


manipulation and other techniques for creating strong aversive emotional


arousals, etc.








TACTIC 7. Certain secular psychological threats [force] are used or are


present:


That failure to adopt the approved attitude, belief, or consequent behavior


will


lead to severe punishment or dire consequence, (e.g. physical or mental


illness, the reappearance of a prior physical illness, drug dependence,


economic collapse, social failure, divorce, disintegration, failure to find a


mate,


etc.).


Another set of criteria has to do with defining other common elements of mind


control systems. If most of Robert Jay Lifton's eight point model of thought


reform is being used in a cultic organization, it is most likely a dangerous


and


destructive cult. These eight points follow:








 Robert Jay Lifton's Eight Point Model of Thought Reform








 1. ENVIRONMENT CONTROL. Limitation of many/all forms of


 communication with those outside the group. Books, magazines,


 letters and visits with friends and family are taboo. "Come out and


 be


 separate!"








 2. MYSTICAL MANIPULATION. The potential convert to the


 group


 becomes convinced of the higher purpose and special calling of the


 group through a profound encounter/experience, for example,


 through


 an alleged miracle or prophetic word of those in the group.








 3. DEMAND FOR PURITY. An explicit goal of the group is to bring


 about some kind of change, whether it be on a global, social, or


 personal level. "Perfection is possible if one stays with the group


 and


 is


 committed."








 4. CULT OF CONFESSION. The unhealthy practice of self


 disclosure


 to members in the group. Often in the context of a public gathering


 in


 the group, admitting past sins and imperfections, even doubts


 about


 the group and critical thoughts about the integrity of the leaders.








 5. SACRED SCIENCE. The group's perspective is absolutely true


 and


 completely adequate to explain EVERYTHING. The doctrine is not


 subject to amendments or question. ABSOLUTE conformity to the


 doctrine is required.








 6. LOADED LANGUAGE. A new vocabulary emerges within the


 context of the group. Group members "think" within the very


 abstract


 and narrow parameters of the group's doctrine. The terminology


 sufficiently stops members from thinking critically by reinforcing a


 "black and white" mentality. Loaded terms and clich├ęs prejudice


 thinking.








 7. DOCTRINE OVER PERSON. Pre-group experience and group


 experience are narrowly and decisively interpreted through the


 absolute doctrine, even when experience contradicts the doctrine.








 8. DISPENSING OF EXISTENCE. Salvation is possible only in the


 group. Those who leave the group are doomed.








COERCIVE PERSUASION IS NOT PEACEFUL PERSUASION








Programs identified with the above-listed seven tactics have in common the


elements of attempting to greatly modify a person's self-concept, perceptions


of reality, and interpersonal relations. When successful in inducing these


changes, coercive thought reform programs also, among other things, create


the potential forces necessary for exercising undue influence over a person's


independent decision-making ability, and even for turning the individual into


a deployable agent for the organization's benefit without the individual's


meaningful knowledge or consent.








Coercive persuasion programs are effective because individuals experiencing


the deliberately planned severe stresses they generate can only reduce the


pressures by accepting the system or adopting the behaviors being


promulgated by the purveyors of the coercion program. The relationship


between the person and the coercive persuasion tactics are DYNAMIC in that


while the force of the pressures, rewards, and punishments brought to bear on


the person are considerable, they do not lead to a stable, meaningfully


SELF-CHOSEN reorganization of beliefs or attitudes. Rather, they lead to a


sort


of coerced compliance and a situationally required elaborate rationalization,


for the new conduct.








Once again, in order to maintain the new attitudes or "decisions," sustain the


rationalization, and continue to unduly influence a person's behavior over


time, coercive tactics must be more or less CONTINUOUSLY applied. A fiery,


"hell and damnation" guilt-ridden sermon from the pulpit or several hours


with a high-pressure salesman or other single instances of the so-called


peaceful persuasions do not constitute the "necessary chords and


orchestration" of a SEQUENCED, continuous, COORDINATED, and carefully


selected PROGRAM of surreptitious coercion, as found in a comprehensive


program of "coercive persuasion."








Truly peaceful religious persuasion practices would never attempt to force,


compel and dominate the free wills or minds of its members through coercive


behavioral techniques or covert hypnotism. They would have no difficulty


coexisting peacefully with U.S. laws meant to protect the public from such


practices.








Looking like peaceful persuasion is precisely what makes coercive persuasion


less likely to attract attention or to mobilize opposition. It is also part of


what


makes it such a devastating control technology. Victims of coercive persuasion


have: no signs of physical abuse, convincing rationalizations for the radical


or


abrupt changes in their behavior, a convincing "sincerity, and they have been


changed so gradually that they don't oppose it because they usually aren't


even aware of it.








Deciding if coercive persuasion was used requires case-by-case careful


analysis of all the influence techniques used and how they were applied. By


focusing on the medium of delivery and process used, not the message, and on


the critical differences, not the coincidental similarities, which system was


used becomes clear. The Influence Continuum helps make the difference


between peaceful persuasion and coercive persuasion easier to distinguish.








VARIABLES








Not all tactics used in a coercive persuasion type environment will always be


coercive. Some tactics of an innocuous or cloaking nature will be mixed in.


Not


all individuals exposed to coercive persuasion or thought reform programs are


effectively coerced into becoming participants. How individual suggestibility,


psychological and physiological strengths, weakness, and differences react


with the degree of severity, continuity, and comprehensiveness in which the


various tactics and content of a coercive persuasion program are applied,


determine the program's effectiveness and/or the degree of severity of damage


caused to its victims. For example, in United States v. Lee 455 U.S. 252,


257-258


(1982), the California Supreme Court found that "when a person is subjected to


coercive persuasion without his knowledge or consent... [he may] develop


serious and sometimes irreversible physical and psychiatric disorders, up to


and including schizophrenia, self-mutilation, and suicide."








WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA OF A COERCIVE PERSUASION PROGRAM?








A). Determine if the subject individual held enough knowledge and volitional


capacity to make the decision to change his or her ideas or beliefs. B).


Determine whether that individual did, in fact, adopt, affirm, or reject those


ideas or beliefs on his own. C). Then, if necessary, all that should be


examined


is the behavioral processes used, not ideological content. One needs to


examine only the behavioral processes used in their "conversion." Each alleged


coercive persuasion situation should be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The


characteristics of coercive persuasion programs are severe, well-understood,


and they are not accidental.








COERCIVE PERSUASION IS NOT VOLUNTARY, PEACEFUL, RELIGIOUS


PRACTICE OR CENTRAL TO ANY BONAFIDE RELIGION.








Coercive persuasion is not a religious practice, it is a control technology.


It is not a belief or ideology, it is a technological process. As a PROCESS,


it can be examined by experts on its technology COMPLETELY SEPARATE from any


idea or belief content, similar to examining the technical process of hypnotic


induction distinct from the meaning or value of the post-hypnotic suggestions.


Examining PROCESSES in this manner can not violate First Amendment


religious protections. Coercive persuasion is antithetical to the First


Amendment. It is the unfair manipulation of other's biological and


psychological weaknesses and susceptibilities. It is a psychological FORCE


technology, not of a free society, but of a criminal or totalitarian society.


It is certainly not a spiritual or religious technology. Any organization


using coercive persuasion on its members as a CENTRAL practice that also


claims to be a religion is turning the SANCTUARY of the First Amendment into a


fortress for psychological assault. It is a contradiction of terms and should


be "disestablished." Coercive persuasion is a subtle, compelling psychological


force which attacks an even more fundamental and important freedom than


our "freedom of religion." ITS REPREHENSIBILITY AND DANGER IS THAT


IT ATTACKS OUR SELF-DETERMINISM AND FREE WILL, OUR MOST


FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOMS.





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