Glenn Beck's "Hypnosis" Part 1 - Setting The Stage
Glenn Beck's "Hypnosis" Part 2 - Drawing The Audience In
Glenn Beck's "Hypnosis" Part 3 - Blowing Your Mind
Glenn Beck's "Hypnosis" Part 4 - Picking & Blaming A Demon
Glenn Beck's "Hypnosis" Part 5 - Getting Away With Murder
John McCain's "Hypnosis": He Used To Blame Immigrants
Fox News "Hypnosis" Part 1 - Demonizing The Left As "Nazis"
Satirical perspectives on Glenn Beck's fear mongering from The Colbert Report
Doom Bunker - Jack Jacobs and Stephen Moore Stephen makes up horrific doomsday scenarios for Jack Jacobs and Stephen Moore to discuss. (07:12) :
The following explanation of Mind Control (as a factor of Authority & Fear) is outlined in this extract from my basic overview of hypnosis:
Many people often think that hypnosis can used to control minds. I have shown in an earlier article the hypnosis cannot control minds. It can however be very useful in influencing minds and is used extensively in advertising in combination with the techniques of NLP (which I will write about later).
The question that invariable arises in everyone’s mind is whether mind control possible at all? If so how?
Mind control can be done in 2 ways; with authority and fear.
If you are told something by someone whose authority you simply cannot question then you will believe what you are told without any investigation or skepticism. That is a form of mind control.
Here are 2 examples;
Your religious leader interprets a verse of your holy book and you believe the interpretation given to you without seeking to understand it yourself then that is a form of mind control.
Your political leader tells you what he/she thinks is the reality of a situation and you believe it without question or investigation. This is also a form of mind control. – This can also manifest in a different way. You may not trust your countries political leader but you do trust the political views of favorite talk show host or news channel. If you believe what your news channel host tells you without question or investigation, once again you are under the influence of mind control.
In short mind control through authority works if any view an authority figure is accepted without question or investigation. Note: Getting angry at a point of view isn’t questioning/investigating the view it is ‘reacting emotionally’ to a viewpoint.
The next way of mind control is through fear.
If someone points a gun at you and commands you to lay down and you do (which is the sensible thing to do). That is instant mind control through fear. This is a more overt form of mind control but just as effective. Works just as well if a big country points a big weapon at a small country (big in land or military might).
If a political or religious leader paints another group of people as evil and that they will destroy you then they have a twofold mind control effect. First there is the fear of the ‘evil’ group and the fear that they will be attacked by the ‘evil group’. Then there is the authority effect of believing the leader with little or no investigation.
Fear combined with authority to issue commands and orders is the most powerful method of controlling minds as the authority removes the ability to question and the fear spurs the sheep to action. Perfect mind control.
Hypnosis by itself is just a state of highly focused attention and if any suggestions are made that go against the subject’s belief system then the person will snap out of it.
If a state of highly focused attention is created with fear and authority then the situation is markedly different. A person will naturally want to avoid the object of fear – often without question whether the fear is justified – and then turn to an authority figure for guidance. If the authority figure lacks morals then we have a dangerous situation of mass mind control.
With a hypnotist a person is already a little wary because of the popular conception of hypnosis as mind control. This wariness makes it impossible to exert the level of authority and/or fear needed for mind control. With a trusted authority figure there is no caution and suggestions/ideas/beliefs can be installed directly into the subjects unconscious.
Also, a person with authority and the ability to induce fear in his/her subjects has no need for the techniques and knowledge of hypnosis. Techniques of influence are not needed when you can shut down the ability to reason with a simple statement.