I found this on the web & found it made very clear to me what is brainwashing. Its pretty horrible & terrifying! Anyway I found it useful its an instruction used in scientology apparently [www.xenu-directory.net
] called the brainwashing manual. basically it expalins how to gain power over people & control ie that mind control is a means to life control, society control & ultimately world domination.
Heres an exerpt
AN ADDRESS BY BERIA
American students at the Lenin University, I welcome your attendance
at these classes on Psychopolitics.
Psychopolitics is an important if less known division of Geo-politics. It is
less known because it must necessarily deal with highly educated personnel,
the very top strata of "mental healing".
By psychopolitics our chief goals are effectively carried forward. To
produce a maximum of chaos in the culture of the enemy is our first most
important step. Our fruits are grow [sic] in chaos, distrust, economic depression
and scientific turmoil. At least a weary populace can seek peace only in our
offered Communist State, at last only Communism can resolve the problems
of the masses.
A psychopolitician must work hard to produce the maximum chaos in the
fields of "mental healing". He must recruit and use all the agencies and
facilities of "mental healing". He must labour to increase the personnel and
facilities of "mental healing" until at last the entire field of mental science
is entirely dominated by Communist principles and desires.
To achieve these goals the psychopolitician must crush every "home-
grown" variety of mental healing in America. Actual teachings of Freud,
James, Eddy and others amongst your misguided peoples must be swept away.
They must be discredited, defamed, arrested, stamped upon even by their
own government until there is no credit in them and only Communist-
oriented "healing" remains. You must work until every teacher of psychology
unknowingly or knowingly teaches only Communist doctrine under the guise
of "psychology". You must labour until every doctor and psychiatrist is
either a psychopolitician or an unwitting assistant to our aims.
You must labour until we have dominion over the minds and bodies of
every important person in your nation. You must achieve such disrepute for
the state of insanity and such authority over its pronouncement that not one
statesman so labelled could again be given credence by his people. You must
work until suicide arising from mental imbalance is common and calls forth
no general investigation or remark.
With the institutions for the insane you have in your country prisons
which can hold a million persons and can hold them without civil rights or
any hope of freedom. And upon these people can be practiced shock and
surgery so that never again will they draw a sane breath. You must make
these treatments common and accepted. And you must sweep aside any
treatment or any group of persons seeking to treat by effective means.
You must dominate as respected men the fields of psychiatry and
psychology. You must dominate the hospitals and universities. You must
carry forward the myth that only a European doctor is competent in the field
of insanity and thus excuse amongst you the high incidence of foreign birth
and training. If and when we seize Vienna you shall have then a common
ground of meeting and can come and take your instructions as worshippers
of Freud along with other psychiatrists.
Psychopolitics is a solemn charge. With it you can erase our enemies as
insects. You can cripple the efficiency of leaders by striking insanity into
their families through the use of drugs. You can wipe them away with
testimony as to their insanity. By our technologies you can even bring about
insanity itself when they seem too resistive.
You can change their loyalties by psychopolitics. Given a short time with
a psychopolitician you can alter forever the loyalty of a soldier in our hands
or a statesman or a leader in his own country, or you can destroy his mind.
However you labour under certain dangers. It may happen that remedies
for our "treatments" may be discovered. It may occur that a public hue
and cry may arise against "mental healing". It may thus occur that all
mental healing might be placed in the hands of ministers and be taken out
of the hands of our psychologists and psychiatrists. But the Capitalistic thirst
for control, Capitalistic inhumanity and a general public terror of insanity
can be brought to guard against these things. But should they occur, should
independent researchers actually discover means to undo psychopolitical
procedures, you must not rest, you must not eat or sleep, you must not stint
one tiniest bit of available money to campaign against it, discredit it, strike
it down and render it void. For by an effective means all our actions and
researches could be undone.
In a Capitalistic state you are aided on all sides by the corruption of the
philosophy of man and the times. You will discover that everything will
aid you in your campaign to seize, control and use all "mental healing" to
spread our doctrine and rid us of our enemies within their own borders.
Use the courts, use the judges, use the Constitution of the country, use
its medical societies and its laws to further our ends. Do not stint in your
labour in this direction. And when you have succeeded you will discover
that you can now effect your own legislation at will and you can, by careful
organization of healing societies, by constant campaign about the terrors
of society, by pretence [sic] as to your effectiveness make your Capitalist himself,
by his own appropriations, finance a large portion of the quiet Communist
conquest of the nation.
By psychopolitics create chaos. Leave a nation leaderless. Kill our
enemies. And bring to Earth, through Communism, the greatest peace Man
has ever known.