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Brainwashing Quotes By Kenneth Goff

During my training I was trained in Psycho-politics. This was the art of capturing the minds of a nation through brainwashing and fake mental health. — Kenneth Goff

Brainwashing Quotes By Dominic Stevenson

Thinking Reports enable the prisoners to wash their brains, and become new!" he announced cheerfully. "Washing the brain is very important to your reform, and improving your real situation. — Dominic Stevenson

Brainwashing Quotes By Toby A.H. Wilkinson

Throughout history, megalomaniacs and tyrants have used such epithets - "father of the nation," "dear leader" - but the terms usually have a hollow ring. Modern experience suggests that the titles are more about brainwashing and subjugation than the expression of popular acclaim. And yet, when it comes to ancient Egypt, scholars still balk at such an interpretation. — Toby A.H. Wilkinson

Brainwashing Quotes By Robert Anton Wilson

Human society as a whole is a vast brainwashing machine whose semantic rules and sex roles create a social robot. — Robert Anton Wilson

Brainwashing Quotes By Jethro Tull

The excrement bubbles, the century slime decays, and the brainwashing government lackeys would have us say it's under control. — Jethro Tull

Brainwashing Quotes By George Orwell

Even the humblest Party member is expected to be competent, industrious, and even intelligent within narrow limits, but it is also necessary that he should be a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation, and orgiastic triumph. In other words it is necessary that he should have the mentality appropriate to a state of war. It does not matter whether the war is actually happening, and, since no decisive victory is possible, it does not matter whether the war is going well or badly. All that is needed is that a state of war should exist. — George Orwell

Brainwashing Quotes By Steven Pinker

The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified. — Steven Pinker

Brainwashing Quotes By H.L. Mencken

In brief, the teaching process, as commonly observed, has nothing to do with the investigation and establishment of facts, assuming that actual facts may ever be determined. Its sole purpose is to cram the pupils, as rapidly and as painlessly as possible, with the largest conceivable outfit of current axioms, in all departments of human thought - to make the pupil a good citizen, which is to say, a citizen differing as little as possible, in positive knowledge and habits of mind, from all other citizens. In other words, it is the mission of the pedagogue, not to make his pupils think, but to make them think right, and the more nearly his own mind pulsates with the great ebbs and flows of popular delusion and emotion, the more admirably he performs his function. He may be an ass, but this is surely no demerit in a man paid to make asses of his customers. — H.L. Mencken

Brainwashing Quotes By James Morcan

The sad thing was Seventeen would remain completely unaware she was being exploited, such were the ramifications of the insidious mind control programs. — James Morcan

Brainwashing Quotes By Terence McKenna

Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation. — Terence McKenna

Brainwashing Quotes By Shannon L. Alder

Pressure has the power to create a diamond, but it has to be the "right" pressure. — Shannon L. Alder

Brainwashing Quotes By Arthur Koestler

Brain-washing starts in the cradle. — Arthur Koestler

Brainwashing Quotes By R.D. Laing

Long before a thermonuclear war can come about, we have had to lay waste our own sanity. We begin with the children. It is imperative to catch them in time. Without the most thorough and rapid brainwashing their dirty minds would see through our dirty tricks. Children are not yet fools, but we shall turn them into imbeciles like ourselves, with high I.Q.s if possible. — R.D. Laing

Brainwashing Quotes By Peter Hitchens

Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think? — Peter Hitchens

Brainwashing Quotes By Eva Morgan

Intriguing." He sits back down. "I should do a study on the mass conditioning of people to harmonize with the birthday song. Essentially, it's brainwashing. Irene, do you think - Irene?"

"I am going to kill you," I hiss.

"But that would ruin your birthday." He smirks.

"Really? Because I think it would make my birthday. — Eva Morgan

Brainwashing Quotes By Billy Graham

The world by its advertisements, its conversation, and its philosophy is engaged in a gigantic brainwashing task ... The Christian is beset by secular and worldly propaganda. — Billy Graham

Brainwashing Quotes By Ana Claudia Antunes

A brainstorm about the difference between rain and brain: a b, although both are juicy like water... but if it rained in the brain would that mean that ocurred a brainwash? and if so what would be the cure for that?? That's rough for sure. But if the rain plays mainly in the land would it land instead of fail to fall?? What's the meaning of it all? i'm a brainiac with some brainy thoughts.. — Ana Claudia Antunes

Brainwashing Quotes By Murray Rothbard

Restoring prayer ... will scarcely at this date solve the grievous public school problem. Public schools are expensive and massive centers for cultural and ideological brainwashing, at which they are unfortunately far more effective than in teaching the 3 R's or in keeping simple order within the schools. Any plan to begin dismantling the public school monstrosity is met with effective opposition by the teachers' and educators' unions. Truly radical change is needed to shift education from public to unregulated private schooling, religious and secular, as well as home schooling by parents. — Murray Rothbard

Brainwashing Quotes By Aldous Huxley

But Pavlov purely for a good purpose. Pavlov for friendliness and trust and compassion. Whereas you prefer to use Pavlov for brainwashing, Pavlov for selling cigarettes and vodka and patriotism. Pavlov for the benefit of dictators, generals and tycoons. — Aldous Huxley

Brainwashing Quotes By J.R. Rim

Intelligence is what we learn.
Wisdom is what we unlearn. — J.R. Rim

Brainwashing Quotes By Scott Adams

Good advertising can make people buy your product even if it sucks ... A dollar spent on brainwashing is more cost-effective than a dollar spent on product improvement. — Scott Adams

Brainwashing Quotes By Cory Doctorow

It's good versus evil, Dan. You don't want to be a post-person. You want to stay human. The rides are human. We each mediate them through our own experience. We're physically inside of them, and they talk to us through our senses. What Debra's people are building
it's hive-mind [stuff:]. Directly implanting thoughts! Jesus! It's not an experience, it's brainwashing! — Cory Doctorow

Brainwashing Quotes By Michael Grant

I don't care what your excuse is, I don't care what you think God told you to do, if you are in the business of closing children's minds and obliterating their capacity to imagine, and depriving them of a capacity to laugh, then you are a criminal. Maybe not under the law, but under any decent system of morality.
Shame on anyone who brainwashes a child and attacks their individual liberty and deprives them of the freedom that is the very definition of a human being. Shame. — Michael Grant

Brainwashing Quotes By Assata Shakur

Schools in amerika are interested in brainwashing people with amerikanism, giving them a little bit of education, and training them in skills needed to fill the positions the capitalist system requires. As long as we expect amerika's schools to educate us, we will remain ignorant. — Assata Shakur

Brainwashing Quotes By Kristian Goldmund Aumann

The war propaganda is a sly instrument,
and she seems to be very tricky, of course in a subtle manner, with her target-oriented agitations.
She operates brainwashing of the people.
I will give you the advice, to keep a distance, from these deceptiv irritations; she is a vicious tongue that wants to lead us with their statements, straight ahead into the abyss. — Kristian Goldmund Aumann

Brainwashing Quotes By Jim Morrison

Maybe primitive people have less bullshit to let go of, to give up. A person has to be willing to give up everything - not just wealth. All the bullshit he's been taught - all society's brainwashing. You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren't willing to do that. — Jim Morrison

Brainwashing Quotes By Jeff VanderMeer

The idea that a dysfunctional thought could take root in a vacuum, the individual anonymous and wraithlike, unknowable because, especially at first, he or she had no interaction with other people. Because more and more in the modern Internet era you came across isolated instances of a mind virus or worm: brains that self-washed, bathed in received ideologies that came down from on high, ideologies that could remain dormant or hidden for years, silent as death until they struck. Almost anything could happen now, and did. — Jeff VanderMeer

Brainwashing Quotes By Mortimer Adler

Teachers may think they are stuffing minds, but all they are ever affecting is the memory. Nothing can ever be forced into anyone's mind except by brainwashing, which is the very opposite of genuine teaching. — Mortimer Adler

Brainwashing Quotes By Joost A.M. Meerloo

Free man needs loyalty to the self first of all, and this implies the right to be himself — Joost A.M. Meerloo

Brainwashing Quotes By David Burns

Alexander Berkman was a self-declared atheist attempting to lift the stultifying fog of the gods from the mind of humankind. — David Burns

Brainwashing Quotes By Michaelson Williams

The storm is here and now. The rains come and water floods our lives. Nothing last forever and the rainbow always appears. — Michaelson Williams

Brainwashing Quotes By Sean Durkin

The way brainwashing works is subtle and takes a long time. — Sean Durkin

Brainwashing Quotes By Tom Mueller

Once someone tries a real extra virgin
an adult or a child, anybody with taste buds
they'll never go back to the fake kind. It's distinctive, complex, the freshest thing you've ever eaten. It makes you realize how rotten the other stuff is, literally rotten. But there has to be a first time. Somehow we have to get those first drops of real extra virgin oil into their mouths, to break them free from the habituation to bad oil, and from the brainwashing of advertising. There has to be some good oil left in the world for people to taste. — Tom Mueller

Brainwashing Quotes By William Sargant

In brainwashing and the eliciting of confessions, the physiological importance of inducing a sense of guilt and conflict can hardly be over emphasized. — William Sargant

Brainwashing Quotes By Evan Osnos

Mao relied on propaganda and education - "Thought Reform," as he called it, which became known colloquially as xinao, or "mind-cleansing." (In 1950, a CIA officer who learned of it coined the term brainwashing.) — Evan Osnos

Brainwashing Quotes By Natacha Tormey

Cults can hide in many places. They are so adept at blending into society and masking their true colours that often their victims do not realise that they were even in a cult until they have escaped it. Nor do they fully comprehend the severity of the brainwashing that they were subjected to, until they are finally free of it. — Natacha Tormey

Brainwashing Quotes By Ann Leckie

Do you still think Mianaai controls the Radchaai through brainwashing or threats of execution? Those are there, they exist, yes, but most Radchaai, like people most places I have been, do what they're supposed to because they believe it's the right thing to do. No one likes killing people."
Strigan made a sardonic noise "No one?"
"Not many," I amended. "Not enough to fill the Radch's warships". — Ann Leckie

Brainwashing Quotes By Albert Einstein

The family that prays together ... is brainwashing their children. — Albert Einstein

Brainwashing Quotes By Ulrike Marie Meinhof

But that is who we are, that is where we come from. We are the offspring of metropolitan annihilation and destruction, of the war of all against all, of the conflict of each individual with every other individual, of a system governed by fear, of the compulsion to produce, of the profit of one to the detriment of others, of the division of people into men and women, young and old, sick and healthy, foreigners and Germans, and of the struggle for prestige. Where do we come from? From isolation in individual row-houses, from the suburban concrete cities, from prison cells, from the asylums and special units, from media brainwashing, from consumerism, from corporal punishment, from the ideology of nonviolence, from depression, from illness, from degradation, from humiliation, from the debasement of human beings, from all the people exploited by imperialism. — Ulrike Marie Meinhof

Brainwashing Quotes By Marshall McLuhan

Ads push the principle of noise all the way to the plateau of persuasion. They are quite in accord with the procedures of brainwashing. — Marshall McLuhan

Brainwashing Quotes By Robert Kane Pappas

If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. It really is public brainwashing and misinformation. — Robert Kane Pappas

Brainwashing Quotes By Joseph Devlin

A child can learn what is right as easy as what is wrong and whatever impressions are made on the mind when it is plastic will remain there. — Joseph Devlin

Brainwashing Quotes By Morrie Schwartz.

We've got a form of brainwashing going on in our country ... . Do you know how they brainwash people? They repeat something over and over. And that's what we do in this country. Owning things is good. More money is good. More property is good. More commercialism is good. MORE IS GOOD. MORE IS GOOD. We repeat it
and have it repeated to us
over and over until nobody bothers to even think otherwise. The average person is so fogged up by all this, he has no perspective on what's really important anymore. — Morrie Schwartz.

Brainwashing Quotes By B.K.S. Iyengar

If you have smoked since you were sixteen, every time you pick up a cigarette in the day you are also brainwashing yourself. "In this situation I pick up a cigarette" sends a little ripple down through consciousness that adds to the "take a cigarette" mound. That's why cigarettes are more difficult than almost anything else to give up. Aside from their physical cravings, we create mental cravings because the habit is very repetitive. The habit of smoking puts itself into every situation. The triggers to that situation are so many that many smokers still sometimes want to smoke even years after they have stopped because the mound is still there. — B.K.S. Iyengar

Brainwashing Quotes By William Lane Craig

To say that the holocaust was objectively wrong, is to say that the holocaust was wrong even though the Nazis who carried it out thought that it was right, and it would still have been wrong, even if the Nazis had won World War II and succeeded in brainwashing or exterminating everybody who disagreed with them, so that everyone in the world thought that the holocaust was right and good. To say that the holocaust was objectively wrong, means that it's wrong regardless of the outcome of World War II. The premise is that if there is no God, then moral values or duties are not objective in that sense. — William Lane Craig

Brainwashing Quotes By Beverly Engel

There are many types of emotional abuse but most is done in an attempt to control or subjugate another person. Emotional abuse is like brainwashing in that it systematically wears away at the victim's self-confidence, sense of self, trust in her perceptions and self-concept. — Beverly Engel

Brainwashing Quotes By Nikki Sex

A person tends to believe whatever is repeated over and over, whether it is true or not. — Nikki Sex

Brainwashing Quotes By Clarissa Ward

We need to be aware of all different forms of brainwashing and radicalization. — Clarissa Ward

Brainwashing Quotes By Peter Tosh

Because everyone who try a-go to church, and they were trying to teach but they weren't teaching, they was brainwashing. Since I would never call that teaching.. — Peter Tosh

Brainwashing Quotes By Roseanne Barr

It's a big culture of mind control too, MK-Ultra mind control rules in Hollywood. If you don't know that, google it and look into it. It's really hard for artists to find their voice in the media. It's levels of brainwashing and mind control. — Roseanne Barr

Brainwashing Quotes By Robert Owen

Finding that no religion is based on facts and cannot therefore be true, I began to reflect what must be the condition of mankind trained from infancy to believe in errors. — Robert Owen

Brainwashing Quotes By Stefan Molyneux

If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom. — Stefan Molyneux

Brainwashing Quotes By Ronald Dalton Jr

Christians will support the people of Israel simply because they live in the land of Israel. But we all know Churches worldwide would not want to support Israel if Israel was full of African-Americans, Latinos and Native Americans. Christians frequently say "They (other countries) shouldn't mess with the JEWS, they are God's Chosen People". But nobody uses what's in the actual bible to figure out who the Real Children of Israel are today (according to scriptures). So if we still don't know the answer to this question then who are we? Imbeciles? Bastards? Canaanites? Gentiles? THE BRAINWASHING OF THE BLACK CHURCH STARTED IN SLAVERY AND IS PUSHED ONTO THE YOUNG — Ronald Dalton Jr

Brainwashing Quotes By Frederick Lenz

I don't engage in brainwashing, I don't dictate forms of lifestyle, I don't perform mass marriages or even singular marriages. I don't tell people what to believe. — Frederick Lenz

Brainwashing Quotes By Chet Raymo

What about self-awareness, the mysterious ability of the brain to reflect upon itself? Self-awareness can be tampered with by brainwashing, psychoactive drugs, electrical stimulation, political or religious propaganda, even advertising. A lifetime in front of a TV set may be the equivalent of a self transplant. — Chet Raymo

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Brainwashing Quotes By Mark Twain

When even the brightest mind in our world has been trained up from childhood in a superstition of any kind, it will never be possible for that mind, in its maturity, to examine sincerely, dispassionately, and conscientiously any evidence or any circumstance which shall seem to cast a doubt upon the validity of that superstition. I doubt if I could do it myself. — Mark Twain

Brainwashing Quotes By Herman Cain

African-Americans have been brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view. I have received some of that same vitriol simply because I am running for the Republican nomination as a conservative. So it's just brainwashing and people not being open-minded, pure and simple. — Herman Cain

Brainwashing Quotes By Morton T. Kelsey

You can't come to a new point of view until you realize what your brainwashing has been. — Morton T. Kelsey

Brainwashing Quotes By Allen Carr

The effect of the brainwashing is that we tend to think like the man who, having fallen off a 100-story building is heard to say as he passes the fiftieth floor, 'So far, so good! — Allen Carr

Brainwashing Quotes By Robert Jay Lifton

And I managed to arrange to get some research support and to stay in Hong Kong for another year and a half, interviewing people coming out of China, both Westerners and Chinese. And that was my first real research study on thought reform or so-called brainwashing. — Robert Jay Lifton

Brainwashing Quotes By Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

The merits and services of Christianity have been industriously extolled by its hired advocates. Every Sunday its praises are sounded from myriads of pulpits. It enjoys the prestige of an ancient establishment and the comprehensive support of the State. It has the ear of rulers and the control of education. Every generation is suborned in its favor. Those who dissent from it are losers, those who oppose it are ostracised; while in the past, for century after century, it has replied to criticism with imprisonment, and to scepticism with the dungeon and the stake. By such means it has induced a general tendency to allow its pretensions without inquiry and its beneficence without proof. — Joseph Mazzini Wheeler

Brainwashing Quotes By Doris Lessing

We are all of us, to some degree or another, brainwashed by the society we live in. We are able to see this when we travel to another country, and are able to catch a glimpse of our own country with foreign eyes.. the best we can hope for is that a kindly friend from another culture will enable us to look at our culture with dispassionate eyes. — Doris Lessing

Brainwashing Quotes By Amit Ray

The biggest problem of the world is not lack of education but brainwashing of innocent children by the religion institutes in the name of education. Brainwashing of innocent children no less a violence. — Amit Ray

Brainwashing Quotes By A. D. Coleman

It is no coincidence that one cardinal rule in brainwashing is to remove from the victim all photographs of himself and people he has known. — A. D. Coleman

Brainwashing Quotes By Saurabh Sharma

We will ensure a place for you in heaven, but we will make this place a hell." Religious exploiters
"Follow us for a greater economy and other superficial dreams, and we will make sure it never happens, ever." Political Class
"I search for happiness in all the wrong places because I have been conditioned to believe that happiness is somewhere outside (can't find it within)." Common Man
"You are absolutely free to do anything only if you do what we say." Society — Saurabh Sharma

Brainwashing Quotes By Michael Pollan

I think that there's some brainwashing going on with this idea that we don't have time to cook anymore. We have made cooking seem much more complicated than it is, and part of that comes from watching cooking shows on television-we've turned cooking into a spectator sport ... My wife and I both work, and we can get a very nice dinner on the table in a half hour. It would not take any less time for us to drive to a fast-food outlet and order, sit down, and bus our table. — Michael Pollan

Brainwashing Quotes By David Talbot

Under dictatorship, people are enslaved but they know it," he told de Mohrenschildt, recalling his days in the Soviet Union. "Here, the politicians constantly lie to people and they become immune to these lies because they have the privilege of voting. But voting is rigged and democracy here is a gigantic profusion of lies and clever brainwashing." Oswald worried about the FBI's police-state surveillance tactics. And he believed that America was turning more "militaristic" as it increasingly interfered in the internal affairs of other countries. — David Talbot

Brainwashing Quotes By Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Needs are imposed by nature. Wants are sold by society. — Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Brainwashing Quotes By Lauren Rowe

Thanks to a lifetime of brainwashing by Disney and Lifetime and Hallmark, she naively believes glimpsing God during an epic fuck somehow translates into some kind of happily ever after with her Prince Charming. — Lauren Rowe

Brainwashing Quotes By David Korten

The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing. It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system. — David Korten

Brainwashing Quotes By J. Paul Getty

The conformist is not born. He is made. I believe the brainwashing process begins in the schools and colleges. — J. Paul Getty

Brainwashing Quotes By Gretchen McNeil

As expected, the church lady grumbled something incoherent and put Bridget's call on hold. A peppy rendition of "City of God" blared as hold music just long enough for Bridget to start to sing along with the chorus. Catholic brainwashing at its best. — Gretchen McNeil

Brainwashing Quotes By Joseph Lewis

Ingersoll could not understand the mind of those who, once having been told the truth, preferred to remain under the spell of superstition and in ignorance. He could not understand why people would not accept 'new truths with gladness.'
He also knew, however, that once a person's mind had been poisoned with religious superstition, it was almost impossible to free it from the paralyzing fear which destroyed its ability to think. — Joseph Lewis

Brainwashing Quotes By Bill Maher

You talk about 'Obama is going to herd us into FEMA brainwashing camps.' Maybe your brain needs a little washing. — Bill Maher

Brainwashing Quotes By Joss Sheldon

I became a new person; sucked into the neutrality of the abyss, comforted by social norms, and set free from the burden of individuality. — Joss Sheldon

Brainwashing Quotes By Cate Campbell Beatty

It was not that donors had no loyalty to each other, but they were not ashamed to betray a fellow donor. In its wisdom the Alliance promulgated the moral rules - the main one being one's duty to the Alliance. The Alliance was sacred - all else secondary. But not all donors - or citizens - bought into that. Many knew in their hearts there was more to life. — Cate Campbell Beatty

Brainwashing Quotes By Arianna Huffington

What Women's Lib might achieve if their 'consciousness raising' - or in plain English, brainwashing - campaign succeeds is a society whose members have identical roles but are perpetually at war with themselves; a society of males made neurotic by suppressed masculinity, of females made miserable by having masculine roles thrust upon them that contradict their feminine impulses. — Arianna Huffington

Brainwashing Quotes By Addie Zierman

Reform suggests that you have already been solidified into a self. You were not. You were barely fifteen. You learn that the brain is not fully formed until you're twenty-five years old, and you wonder, then, what becomes of the mind commandeered before it has learned to follow paths of logic. You were soft as clay straight from the earth. You were reformed before you were formed. — Addie Zierman

Brainwashing Quotes By Ernest Cline

1977 - Star Wars is released on 5/25/77. Highest grossing movie in history. First wave of brainwashing in prep for invaders arrival? — Ernest Cline

Brainwashing Quotes By Dana Goldstein

The moral panic about supposedly unpatriotic educators was driven by international war hysteria combined with agitation over the growing domestic political strength of teachers unions. In 1917 and 1918, Congress passed the Espionage and Sedition Acts, which sought to ban public speech and actions "disloyal" to the United States military and government, especially among socialists, communists, pacifists, immigrants, and other groups perceived as affiliated with European leftism. More than any other force, the American Legion, a veterans' organization, pushed this ethos of unquestioning patriotism onto the nation's public schools. The Legion was influential: 16 U.S. senators and 130 congressmen identified as members. It promoted the idea that the Communist Party in Moscow actively recruited American teachers in order to enlist them in brainwashing the nation's youth. The Legion saw all left-of-center political activity as unacceptably anti-American. — Dana Goldstein

Brainwashing Quotes By Joaquim Nabuco

Educate your children, educate yourself, in the love for the freedom of others, for only in this way will your own freedom not be a gratuitous gift from fate. You will be aware of its worth and will have the courage to defend it. — Joaquim Nabuco

Brainwashing Quotes By Peter J. Carroll

There is no part of one's beliefs about oneself which cannot be modified by sufficiently powerful psychological techniques. There is nothing about oneself which cannot be taken away or changed. The proper stimuli can, if correctly applied, turn communists into fascists, saints into devils, the meek into heroes, and vice-versa. There is no sovereign sanctuary within ourseles which represents our real nature. There is nobody at home in the internal fortress. Everything we cherish as our ego, everything we believe in, is just what we have cobbled together out of the accident of our birth and subsequent experiences. With drugs, brainwashing, and other techniques of extreme persuasion, we can quite readily make a man a devotee of a different ideology, the patriot of a different country, or the follower of a different religion. — Peter J. Carroll

Brainwashing Quotes By Adam Johnson

The autopilot is a hands-free piece of electronic wizardry. It's not some brutal application of electricity like one of the Pubyok's car batteries ... Think of its probing as a conversation with the mind, imagine it in a dance with identity. Yes, picture a pencil and eraser engaged in a beautiful dance across the page. The pencil's tip bursts with expression - squiggles, figures, words - filling the page, as the eraser measures, takes note, follows in the pencil's footsteps, leaving only blankness in its wake. The pencil's next seizure of scribbles is perhaps more intense and desperate, but shorter lived, and the eraser follows again. They continue in lockstep this way, the self and the state, coming closer to one another until finally the pencil and the eraser are almost one, moving in sympathy, the line disappearing even as it's laid down, the words unwritten before the letters are formed, and finally there is only white. — Adam Johnson

Brainwashing Quotes By Dorothy Gilman

Brainwashing, thought Mrs. Pollifax contemptuously, and suddenly realized that she was not afraid. She had endured other crises without losing her dignity
births, widowhood, illnesses
and she was experienced enough to know now that everything worthwhile took time and loneliness, perhaps even one's death as well. — Dorothy Gilman

Brainwashing Quotes By Yana Toboso

The line between education and brainwashing is paper thin — Yana Toboso

Brainwashing Quotes By Stefan Molyneux

It takes a huge amount of culture to normalize "crazy", and of course that's its main focus — Stefan Molyneux

Brainwashing Quotes By Joost A.M. Meerloo

The modern words "brainwashing," "thought control," and "menticide" serve to provide a clearer conception of the actual methods by which man's integrity can be violated. When a concept is given its right name, it can be more easily recognized - and it is with this recognition that the opportunity for systematic correction begins. — Joost A.M. Meerloo

Brainwashing Quotes By Thomas Paine

That many good men have believed this strange fable [Christianity], and lived very good lives under that belief (for credulity is not a crime) is what I have no doubt of. In the first place, they were educated to believe it, and they would have believed anything else in the same manner. There are also many who have been so enthusiastically enraptured by what they conceived to be the infinite love of God to man, in making a sacrifice of himself, that the vehemence of the idea has forbidden and deterred them from examining into the absurdity and profaneness of the story. — Thomas Paine

Brainwashing Quotes By Philip G. Zimbardo

The most dramatic instances of directed behavior change and "mind control" are not the consequence of exotic forms of influence, such as hypnosis, psychotropic drugs, or "brainwashing," but rather the systematic manipulation of the most mundane aspects of human nature over time in confining settings. — Philip G. Zimbardo

Brainwashing Quotes By Gemma Malley

But there was nothing beautiful about the word "brainwash". To clean the brain. To strip it bare. — Gemma Malley

Brainwashing Quotes By Joost A.M. Meerloo

We live in a world of constant noise which captures our minds even when we are not aware of it — Joost A.M. Meerloo

Brainwashing Quotes By Tatyana Ali

Before high school ended, I started applying to college. It really wasn't even a choice because of the brainwashing of my parents. — Tatyana Ali

Brainwashing Quotes By John Taylor Gatto

School is about learning to wait your turn, however long it takes to come, if ever. And how to submit with a show of enthusiasm to the judgment of strangers, even if they are wrong, even if your enthusiasm is phony. — John Taylor Gatto

Brainwashing Quotes By Haruki Murakami

Creative business seminar. Basically a quick, impromptu brainwashing course to educate your typical corporate warriors. They use a training manual instead of sacred scriptures, with promotion and a high salary as their equivalent of enlightenment and paradise. A new religion for a pragmatic age. No transcendent elements like in a religion, though, and everything is theorized and digitalized. Very transparent and easy to grasp. And quite a few people get positive encouragement from this. But the fact remains that it's nothing more than an infusion of the hypnotic into a system of thought that suits their goal, a conglomeration of only those theories and statistics that line up with their ultimate objectives. — Haruki Murakami

Brainwashing Quotes By Noam Chomsky

For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of 'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments. — Noam Chomsky

Brainwashing Quotes By Dean Cavanagh

Corporate advertising is simply expensive lying dressed up as brainwashingDean Cavanagh

Brainwashing Quotes By James Hervey Johnson

Intelligent men do not decide any subject until they have carefully examined both or all sides of it. Fools, cowards, and those too lazy to think, accept blindly, without examination, dogmas and doctrines imposed upon them in childhood by their parents, priests, and teachers, when their minds were immature and they could not reason. — James Hervey Johnson

Brainwashing Quotes By Antony Beevor

What is terrifying is the ability, through mass brainwashing or propaganda, to change normal human instinct, which does not necessarily contain very much hatred. — Antony Beevor

Brainwashing Quotes By H.P. Lovecraft

We all know that any emotional bias
irrespective of truth or falsity
can be implanted by suggestion in the emotions of the young, hence the inherited traditions of an orthodox community are absolutely without evidential value ... If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences. With such an honest and inflexible openness to evidence, they could not fail to receive any real truth which might be manifesting itself around them. The fact that religionists do not follow this honourable course, but cheat at their game by invoking juvenile quasi-hypnosis, is enough to destroy their pretensions in my eyes even if their absurdity were not manifest in every other direction. — H.P. Lovecraft