Don’t be fooled by the media! Everything is ‘planned’ just like a movie.. The above list was found on the ATS Forum I think I see the results of brainwashing by asking people questions and seeing their ‘views’ about life.. I wish everyone a happy, healthy and free life… Our government doesn’t want that for the citizens. They are trying to get rid of the middle class now.. We can’t become victims of our countries mistakes or interests.. Your mind is almost like a computer and brainwashing is like a virus; infecting your brain forever! Read these six techniques below..
#6. Chanting Slogans
Every cult leader, drill sergeant, self-help guru and politician knows that if you want to quiet all of those pesky doubting thoughts in a crowd, get them to chant a repetitive phrase or slogan. Those are referred to as thought-stopping techniques, because for better or worse, they do exactly that.
Why It Works:
The “Analytical” part of your brain and the “Repetitive Task” part tend to operate in separate rooms. But you didn’t need an expert to tell you that.Meditation works the same way, with chants or mantras meant to “calm the mind.” Shutting down those nagging voices in the head is helpful for stressed-out individuals.
#5. Slipping Bullshit Into Your Subconscious
The rise of the internet news portal has given birth to a whole new, sly technique of bullshit insertion. What They (and from here on, “They” with a capital T means anyone who draws a paycheck by manipulating your opinion) have figured out is that most of you don’t read the stories, you just browse the headlines. And there’s a way to exploit that, based on how the brain stores memories.Why It Works:They call it “Source Amnesia.” For instance, you know what a wolverine is, but probably don’t remember exactly how you learned that piece of information. The brain has limited storage, so it stores just the important nugget (that a wolverine is a small, ferocious animal) but usually discards the trivial context, such as when and where you learned about it
#4. Controlling What You Watch and Read
Restriction of reading and/or viewing material is common to pretty much every cult. Here on the internet, we’ve all heard horror stories about Scientology, which goes as far as filtering members’ internet access. Obviously the idea is to insulate the members from any opposing points of view, to keep them marching in line.
That technique works just as well outside of the cult world, but They have to be more subtle about it. It just takes a little poison in the well, that’s all.
Why It Works:
Studies show the brain is wired to get a quick high from reading things that agree with our point of view. The same studies proved that, strangely, we also get a rush from intentionally dismissing information that disagrees, no matter how well supported it is. Yes, our brain rewards us for being closed-minded dicks.
So with a little prodding, the followers will happily close themselves in the same echo chamber of talk radio, blogs and cable news outlets that give them that little “They agree with ME!” high.
#3. Keeping You In Line With Shame
I won several formal debates in college using my patented technique of simply repeating my opponent’s argument in a high-pitched, mocking tone while wiggling my fingers in the air. There really is no defense.
They call this the appeal to rididcule fallacy. To which I would simply rebut, “Oooooh, appeal to ridicule fallacy! Well I’ve got a ‘phallus’ you can ‘see’ right here, college boy.”Professionals have more sophisticated methods, but it boils down to the same technique. “They” know that if they can paint an idea as ridiculous, the listener usually won’t bother examining it any closer to find out if the ridicule is justified.
After all, why even consider something that’s ridiculous? That’s only something a ridiculous person would do! And you’re not ridiculous … are you?
Why It Works:
It’s no secret you can short-circuit somebody’s brain with shame. How many of us were shamed into doing something stupid in high school? Hell, I still have that huge Dokken tattoo on my back.
But why does it work? Well, there are these primitive, lower parts of your brain called amygdalae that controls those base, emotional reactions. That’s where things like contempt and shame come from, and stimulating it can completely shut down the analytical part of your brain.
#2. Black and White Choices
Listen to an argument between your friends. Any argument. Listen to one guy say John McCain is a Fascist, while his opponent says Barack Obama is a Communist. Watch as even fans of the same football team bitterly divide themselves over whether the new quarterback is going to be “awesome” or “garbage.”
Never anything in between. Everyone is a friend or enemy, every band either rules or sucks, black and white, nothing in the middle. They (capital T) love this, because They can convince you that you must choose either their way, or the most utterly retarded option on the opposite extreme.
Why It Works:
Because we evolved from creatures who were always in danger of being eaten, our brains were built on a very simple foundation: the “fight or flight” mechanism. This let us make lightning-fast decisions by boiling every situation into two options. Anyone who preferred to stop and mull over the subtleties of the scenario wound up in the digestive system of a saber-tooth tiger.
Fast forward thousands of years and you find a humanity with much fancier brains but that still prefers all-or-nothing choices when we’re put under stress.
#1.”Us vs. Them”
Sure, we know about the obvious examples, they’re written across the history books in blood and bullet holes. Racism, genocide, horrifying caricatures on propaganda posters.
But They have figured out that the same technique that works so well for getting people whipped into a murderous apocalyptic frenzy, can be used sell you cars, or hamburgers, or computers.
Why It Works:
Basically, we’re hard-wired by evolution to form tribes. The more stress we feel, the more we feel love and attachment to those who look and sound the same as us, and the more we feel hatred to those who don’t. It’s just an old survival mechanism, since the ancient guys who didn’t show that kind of blind loyalty were killed off by the fierce tribes formed by the ones who did.
So today we get that petty dehumanization of everybody outside of our group (“hippies,” “rednecks,” “fundies,” “geeks,” “douchebags,” “libs”, “cons,” “fags,” “breeders,” “infidels,” “towel-heads,” “honkies,” “darkies,” “players”, “haters”).