James Swartz Publishes Thought Reform 'Brainwashing' OF A MemberA Perfect Example of Psychologist Robert Liftons Brainwashing Indicators
I've came across a public punishment letter from cult leader James Swartz, to one of the members, that has been published today. This is a perfect example in which James Swartz can be tied into Liftons thought reform indicators. In total, I have listed 5 of Liftons 8 indicators...
James Swartz Cult Leader
OK. It’s a scam. So what? It’s not real. I’d be scammed if I thought it was. And I’d be doubly scammed if I accepted future proof of the virus as evidence, since future proof is not real either in so far as it doesn’t stand alone and it depends on the equally unreal concepts of past and present, which is to say time., which is purely subjective. A belief or an opinion is not proof of anything except itself. In fact the virus and the scam only seem to be real and have no effect on you, unborn eternal existence shining as ever-present blissful consciousness, so what’s the fuss? I would be triply scammed if I thought that the you that is telling me I’m a fool is real either. I don’t believe in the scam or the virus. I don’t disbelieve in them either. They both exist, however, as thoughts in the mind and in so far as they do, they are not real.
However, since there is going to be an unreal social event at Trout Lake discussing the nature of reality…Isvara willing…,the apparent me that is sponsoring the apparent event for apparent people, is required by the apparent dharma to offer guidelines respecting the rights of both apparent media-duped vaxers and non-evidence based anti-vaxers, which it seems the unreal you that is presenting this unreal opinion as if it were real, will, I assume, not be attending.
Right of the bat there is a textbook example of the 'loading of language', the special spiritual language, that Lifton speaks about in regard to Brainwashing. Not only is that Liftons, 'thought reform Indicator' number 6 (see this topics first post), it also falls under Indicator number 4 - 'Cult of Confession', where there is no privacy in the cult, anything that is known is to be known collectively.
While I do understand what Swartz is saying, (due to my own indoctrination into his cult) this is not
the way people in Vedanta speak. People in Vedanta speak normally
. To speak like this is quite absurd. It would also be bizarre, save for the fact that Swartz is deliberately trying to confuse the member and dazzle them with his mystical brilliance. And that also falls under these cult indicators:
1. Control of Communication = Swartz is controlling the way that communication is with students, if they show independent thinking. By elevating the teaching to this 'special language'.
2. Mystical Manipulation. Group practices set to deceive, through manipulation of religion = Vedanta. People in Vedanta speak normally.
8. Dispensing of Existence. From the quote, as a Traditional Teacher of Vedanta, I can tell you that Swartz is corrupting Vedanta, as well as mixing pseudo-science into things. Such an example above is very confusing for people, and it is also very damaging. It will lead a person to think that this world is not real. Vedanta does not teach that this world is not real. To explain it like this is a strong indicator of unassimilated teachings. This world is not independently
real, but it obviously exists and has meaning. There is a difference.
The other thing, in regard to point number 8, is that Swartz uses this 'eka jiva vada' the world is imaginary again. He says that both the virus and the vaccanation exist in the mind, and are not real. I want to be careful here, as the Cult Ed admin proactively deals with any posts that can endanger life, so I am not giving an opinion on any virus, or any vaccination. I'm highlighting that for a cult leader to say that both
the virus and
vaccination are in the mind, and not real, is a huge problem no matter what way you look at it. Which is a prime example of the problems of this 'imaginary' teaching that the Swartz use.
Getting back to the entire quote, a person who has not went the full way in Vedanta would speak like Swartz has. I don't wish to elaborate on this, as I dont wish to place Vedanta teachings in this topic in my posts though. Just continuously expose them as cult leaders.
Source: Check his 'Talks Cheap...' E-Satsang on his indoctrination site.
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
~ George Orwell