Very interesting comment on how to influence others.
Here’s a brainfart I like to share,
To what group is Eric Berne’s book “Games People: The Psychology of Human Relationships” (1964) written for?
Eric Berne served in the military and the Veteran’s Administration as a psychologist. So, according to Basic MM101, once in the military intelligence, always in military intelligence.
What is one difference between the Military Culture and the Civilian World?
It’s always easier to see the command structure in the military.
When giving a presentation to a committee the first task for the speaker is to recognize who is the person that will make the final decision if your project goes or not. You need to recognize and address the Top Dog, not the quislings around that person.
So, Berne’s book is a manual for behavioral top-down control applied to Corporation Culture distilled from his military experience. Before Berne’s book there was the book “The Organization Man” by William H. Whyte (1956) describing the growing “collectivist ethic”. Note, the military has a series of manuals titled “Leadership for 3 & 2” or similar. They can turn a nobody into someone who can lead a group of people by game playing.
One of the first Military games learned is in Boot Camp, “How Not to Be the Sacrificial Lamp”. How do you control a company of ninety pissed off draftees when there is only one of you? Designate someone to be the “F*ck Up”, the person who didn’t fold their underwear properly causing the company to fail their inspection, pre-arranged result of course. Punishment for the company is two thousand jumping jacks with or without rifle. Now, all the anger and frustration of being drafted is not directed at the Company Commander but at the “shitbird” who caused the punishment. A blanket party follows. O.k., the C.C. lost one person to the hospital but still has control of the company. The shitbird will be recycled to another company later. If boot camp is twelve weeks then you lost twelve recruits but have eighty-eight turts to ship off to country. Not bad.
Side bar: The sixties were the backdrop for “Games People Play”. The Vietnam ‘Conflict’ was taking off and there was a demand for “grunts” to be broken down in Camp Moloch. What is the fastest way to shit these civilians out, break down and reprogram?
Question: What is the difference between the Military and an Occult group?
The Military is bigger.
Learn from the Occult groups how they recruit followers and apply their techniques at a larger scale.
“Snapping: America’s Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change” (1978) book is a good introduction. There is an earlier edition.
Imaginary example: Assign an intelligence officer/professor to go out into the field. Give him a few sheets of Acid and fifty thousand dollars. Tell him to come back with some notes.
And therefore, Psychology is a Mind F*ck. Its purpose, breakdown a person’s identity and control them.
“I am you and you are me, and we are all together.” (Paraphrased Beatles song lyric).
“I am he
As you are he
As you are me
And we are all together.” (Original)
When you hear the word “We”. Run.