Brainwashing

“That's right, Donald Trump was just posing as a disgusting pervert for the last half-century to gain credibility so he could go after the real perverts now."
Anger? You bet there's anger. But as revealed by Jen Senko's new documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad," it is faux anger, caused by more than a generation of propaganda stemming from a coordinated far right takeover of media -- and brains.
So all-pervasive and ingrained was their sense of obedience that the greatest wrong was to think for themselves. Error lurked
"You're making that up, it's all in you head." An abuser will make the victim feel guilty for disagreeing with them or not
We need a more coherent counter-terrorism response than Donald Trump's call to "close down" parts of the Internet in response to ISIS recruitment, his labeling of free speech advocates as "foolish," and his calls to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?
It was like quartering an apple. My skull simply fell into pieces on the operating table. I was totally awake during the procedure and I was able to see my brain ooze right out into the open.
The good news, and I speak here as a former member of a totalistic group, is that the 'cult' word has finally leapt into the conversation about ISIS. But it does so in a way that barely scratches the surface of what makes ISIS a cult; what draws people to it; and how to stop them.
This week, school officials in Alabama put a 5-year-old girl on a suicide and homicide watch after she pointed a crayon at a kindergarten classmate and said "pew! pew!" Yes, this is real.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'm not foolish enough to say, either explicitly or implicitly, that mine is better than yours. I'm talking about fanaticism and criminality, not beliefs and opinions -- which are harder to judge and impossible to legislate.
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat makes a bright young woman join a cult and sacrifice her life to someone else's dreams? For starters, nobody joins a "cult." From the outside Master's Commission looked like the quickest path to change the world.
2013-09-26-benscoterpull.jpgExtremism has become a sensationalized catchall phrase, often used by politicians and mass media to polarize and to label groups of people as "the bad guys." But, what is extremism? And how do we get to the root of its destructiveness?
"My daughter came up to me after listening to Nicki Minaj and asked me what a menage was. She's three years old." Wow. Words are powerful, aren't they?
Courtney Robertson, who fell in love with Ben Flajnik on his season of "The Bachelor," now claims she felt "brainwashed" by
It's endless, but only for as long as we relinquish our power to think for ourselves. We're asleep and if we don't wake up
Believers say that people were kidnapped at a U.S. Air Force base and subjected to mind control and time travel experiments
When it comes to marijuana, democratic principles take a back seat to fear, ignorance, and political expediency.
"Cockroaches" the very term used by radio hosts to dehumanize Tutsi in Rwanda on the cusp of the hundred-day slaughter in 1994. How could people turn on their friends and neighbors, and murder them?
It may be fair to say that the religion is not only misunderstood by those who are not Muslim, but also by those who are. At least that's Dr. Tawfik Hamid's point of view.
Over the years, Sun Myung Moon has built an enormous multinational business conglomerate, announced he was the Messiah, and crowned himself the "King of Peace" on Capitol Hill. All largely unnoticed by the American public.