Thursday, January 8, 2009

mind control

Isn't it strange how the mind works? Have you ever noticed that no one has a certain brand/color of car, so you buy one and suddenly, it is like there are hundreds out there? Or a certain subject is mentioned and from then on, the subject keeps showing up before your very eyes? Well, that happens to me a lot.

I never intended to get into the subject of cults and mind control, but after re-reading Mago's Dream and then searching the net for the author, this news bit shows up about Jett Travolta. Yesterday I was upstairs working on my old computer and decided to turn on the television. I began to watch a movie, and what do you think it was about? Yes, cults.

I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the movie. I'm not very good at remembering names of movies, books, people, etc. I am making an assumption that the movie was based on a true story. It took place in Canada where a man was mind controlling several women in a community he had started. A woman on the outside was working to free these women and their children. Eventually, the children were all removed because of child molestation, and the women were given the choice to go with their children or stay. All of them stayed. Eventually, the women in the commune were freed, too, because of the woman who worked so hard to free them all. When the movie ended, the cult leader was in prison for murder. He had murdered a woman in his commune because she questioned him. The first woman in the group to accept help was injured when the cult leader took a knife and stuck it through her hand into the table. He later took an axe and chopped the arm off at the elbow.

This woman on the outside of the commune had been an abused wife and understood how mind control happens. The show itself was quite good because it showed and told how this mind control happens.

All cases work pretty much the same. In this case, the man of the commune found women who were insecure, felt helpless or unappreciated or had other kinds of "mind trauma". He was kind to the woman, took her into his fold and treated her special. Slowly, this began to change. Other women were introduced into the commune. When a woman began to "love" the man and felt she couldn't live without him, he began to abuse. Then the fear took over. They were punished if they didn't follow his orders by physically hurting them, mentally hurting them or isolating them. He eventually had them totally under his control . He became their "God" and loved him undconditionally. It took a strong intervention to save them from the situation.

Adolph Hitler had this kind of control over his people. He could speak to them in a way that drew them into his way of thinking. As he drew more power from his speeches, he placed himself into positions that would promote his growth. Once he had his followers under his control, he began to use scare tactics with those who questioned him.

Most of the time that you see mind control, it is in a situation where the victim was in need of love, understanding or security. That doesn't seem to be the case with Hitler. How could a man be so charismatic that an entire nation would follow him into destruction and war? How could they justify killing innocent Jews just because they were Jews? Is it right for anyone to condemn an entire nation of people, a religion, or a race because they believe and are different from us?

We are all victims of some mind control. Most of it comes from parents, teachers and others who have influence on a young child. They raise that child to "hate" or condemn what is different from them. Until we, as adults, look at situations with an open mind and quit condemning others for being different, there will be no peace in this world.

I read the book The Mind of Adolf Hitler written by Walter C. Langer. Just looking at it, I figured it would be pretty boring, but it was a very interesting book. The book was written from a "secret psychological report" that was written in 1943.

Did I wander sufficiently? Oh, well, it is my blog, so wander I will.

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