Talk:Jonestown Massacre

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Thank you for the article. I didn't know about this incident, but the article explained it very well. I hope one day to be able to write similar long, precise, well referenced articles myself! SilvioB 06:16, 30 May 2008 (EDT)

Mind control and brainwashing

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The conclusion was that he was "first and foremost a master of mind control," which he used on his followers to serve his needs and whims; this was practiced in Indiana, the committee discovered, and perfected in California. Among the tactics he practiced with engineered precision are the following recognized strategies of brainwashing.

I object to these two sentences, first because not all the bullet points after it are related to the concepts of mind control or brainwashing. Second, the concept of mind control is not a scientific one. The chief proponent of the concept lost the right to testify as an expert witness when the lack of scientific basis for the theory was exposed. As for brainwashing, this is generally held to apply only to prisoners of war - or to other captives. I have not seen any information on its effects persisting after a prisoner is released or escapes. --Ed Poor Talk 07:51, 13 December 2008 (EST)

Your edits to this entry are good, Ed, and I learned from your insights. There was misplaced anti-religious bashing in it that I took out last night.--aschlafly 09:07, 13 December 2008 (EST)