pd187’s review published on Letterboxd:
this is how they "did" hunter b*den>>> letterboxd.com/pd187/list/maury-terrys-the-ultimate-evil-a-film-syllabus/ its "MIND CONTROL IN AMERIKA: 5 Easy Steps To Create A Manchurian Candidate" operation open eyes www.whale.to/b/remote_mind_control.html -- web.archive.org/web/20170118122731/https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP88-01315R000400410023-1.pdf
Most people are naturally quite skeptical of the notion that someone’s thoughts and actions can be controlled by unseen actors.
Particularly in Western culture, where the idea of “free will” is firmly indoctrinated, theories of mind control are inimical to the omnipresent mantra that “we are all responsible for our own actions.” It is quite likely then that scenarios involving mind-controlled killers—whether assassins like Lee Harvey Oswald or Sirhan Sirhan, or serial killers like Henry Lee Lucas or Charles Manson—will be summarily dismissed by many readers.
Skeptics though should bear in mind that, contrary to perceptions, mind control is not a fictional creation of novelists and Hollywood screenwriters; to the contrary, there exists a substantial paper trail establishing that the U.S. intelligence community has devoted a vast amount of both human and financial resources, over a period of several decades, to the study of mind control. Along the way, luminaries of numerous social sciences have been recruited and co-opted. (...) The degree to which any given person is susceptible to being mind controlled is a direct function of that person’s susceptibility to what are known as “dissociative states.”
According to the psychiatric community, dissociative states (or dissociative ‘disorders’) include Amnesia, Fugue State, and what used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) but is now generally referred to as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). All of these terms describe the same basic phenomenon: a person who is seemingly in control of his or her actions over a given time period is unable, at a later date, to recall or account for those actions.
As with any category of‘mental illness,’ there is no dividing line that separates those who are diagnosed with dissociative ‘disorders’ from those who are ‘normal.’ Virtually everyone possesses the ability to experience dissociative states.
Many people, for example, are familiar with the phenomenon sometimes referred to as “driving on autopilot.” The scenario generally plays out as follows: you suddenly ‘snap out of it’ just as you are pulling into your parking space at work, and you realize, to your horror, that you can’t remember anything since leaving your house! If this has happened to you, then you have experienced being in a dissociative state. In essence, you drove to work while in a “fugue state,” and you later had “amnesia.” In a similar vein, it could be said that an “alter personality,” which you have no conscious awareness of, drove you to work.
In any event, it is clear that someone piloted your car to work in a safe and reasonable manner, and it was someone other than ‘you.’ - dave mcgowan, programmed to kill: the politics of serial murder
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