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Author:  Mrs Ray Flicker [ Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Guns Don't Kill People...

Turns out Goldie Lookin' Chain weren't joking after all...

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Author:  He Who Hears Horses [ Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:37 pm ]
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Mental world we live in, you couldn't make this stuff up.

The thing I find weird/scary is that even in war, many trained soldiers will 'shoot to miss' when in close combat due to it actually being incredibly psychologically difficult to knowingly kill another member of your own species, this is true throughout history. And these are people who've been trained by the most efficient, successful armies of all time.

Yet, these young lads, teenagers in some cases, can apparently be psychologically conditioned to perform acts of literally 'serial killer' level barbarism in a couple of months. Acts that notoriously make trainee doctors vomit and pass out when performed on cadavers, let alone living human beings.

How they manage to find young, previously 'normal' guys who have the psychological abnormalities present to perform these grisly acts - as well as the physical/anatomical knowhow - is as baffling as it is disturbing.

Author:  milchman [ Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:52 am ]
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He Who Hears Horses wrote:
How they manage to find young, previously 'normal' guys who have the psychological abnormalities present to perform these grisly acts - as well as the physical/anatomical knowhow - is as baffling as it is disturbing.

May I recommend the book Brainwashing by Kathleen Taylor (Oxford University Press 2004). I read this at the time of the London bombings after hearing people who knew the bombers saying things like 'They must have been brainwashed', and thinking 'what, exactly do we mean by brainwashing?' It's one of those terms in common usage, but I didn't know if the term had true scientific value. The ideas in the book are too many and complex to surmise here, but it does give a good insight into the idea from both a neuroscientific and psychological standpoint, as well as giving a historical context with several case studies used as evidence.

Author:  KevW [ Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:59 pm ]
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See also MK Ultra...

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