Are you here for yourself? Are you here for someone else?
What is a “deprogrammer?”
When you think of a deprogrammer, what do you think of?
We’ve all heard of them. Someone’s child joins a cult. The parents hire a deprogrammer to abduct their child, take the child out into the desert for however long it takes until the deprogrammer can work their magic and torture the child back to reality.
What is a cult?
Exhibit A: The Scandal of Scientology, by Paulette Cooper (available for free here: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/cooper/index.html)
Paulette Cooper (born July 26, 1942) is an American author and journalist whose writing against the Church of Scientology resulted in harassment from Scientologists. An early critic of the church, she published The Scandal of Scientology in 1971. She endured many years of attacks from church leadership and their agents, including lawsuits, smear campaigns, overt and covert surveillance, outright threats, and even a criminal frame-up. Church founder and leader L. Ron Hubbard was reportedly obsessed with her and personally plotted against her.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulette_Cooper
Mind Control is a standard feature.
Exhibit B: The Brainwashing of My Dad, by Jen Senko (available here: https://youtu.be/FS52QdHNTh8)
Exhibit C: Deprogramming Victims of Brainwashing and Cult-like Mind Control: Methods You Can Apply, by Dylan Clearfield (available here: https://a.co/bx7pcJM)
Exhibit D: De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less, by Douglas Noll (available here: https://a.co/0NfYnyS)
Coded language is a key component of the radicalization process.
Exhibit E: Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, by Amanda Montell (available here: https://a.co/0VsWDn2)