BRAINWASHING, 1. brainwashing is a very simple mechanism. One gets a person to agree that something might be a certain way and then drives him by introverting him and through self-criticism to the possibility that it is that way. Only then does a man believe that the erroneous fact was a truth. By gradient scale of hammering, pounding and torture, brainwashers are able to make people believe that these people saw and did things which they never did do. But its effectiveness is minor as Russia does not know enough about the mind, even though we recently taught nothing but German– Russian theory in our schools. (AA-R, p. 84) 2. is actually that technique by Pavlov which makes the dog believe that he can’t tell the difference between a bell and a buzzer. Now I’ll untangle that for you. They ring a bell and feed the dog, and they ring a bell and feed the dog, and they ring a bell and feed the dog. Now the dog is conditioned (psychological term) to be fed when the bell rings. Now, they buzz a buzzer and beat the dog, and buzz a buzzer and beat the dog, and they buzz a buzzer and beat the dog, and they buzz a buzzer and beat the dog. Now what they’re really doing is adding up a bunch of engrams, they aren’t conditioning him at all. And then they gradually reduce the sound of the bell to the sound of the buzzer, and reduce the sound of the buzzer to the sound of the bell till the dog can’t tell the difference between the buzzer and the bell and at that moment he goes psychotic. He can’t tell whether he’s going to be beaten or fed. That is brainwashing. It is specific technology. (6804SM-) 3. changing the values of things. (6804SM-) 4. is subjection of a person to systematic indoctrination or mental pressure with a view to getting him to change his views or to confess to a crime. (HCO PL 20 Dec 69 VIII)
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