The terms "mind-control" and brainwashing are for public consumption. They could care less about our minds except as a way to our hearts.
The mass hysteria they create depends on our emotional states. This makes it necessary to confuse our minds to drive us voluntarily to act against the better angels of our mercy.
In Australia the media (Murdoch?) drove Aussies into a gun control hysteria which lead to agents sent to steal Rodney William Ansell's (inspiration for Crocodile Dundee movies). As agents violated his property and privacy in order to steal Ansell's weapons some died in the standoff. The good guy, Ansell, stood up for his rights against the government goons. For their treason they got their just reward.
The tinkering with people's "belief engines" has made people endeared to irrational and emotional actions.
This last election was thick with the mind games that worked to win our hearts. For those that don't follow, bribe them with a paycheck, with power with fame.
Few have had a better understanding of the relation between our emotions and our rational mind than Jesus as reported by Luke the Greek Doctor.
Luke reported Jesus telling telling "Rock". Simon, Simon, behold, The Adversary has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." (Luke 22.31)
The whole report tells of a man who called his followers friends. It was a revolutionary idea in its day and every day since. A friend is literally one who I leave free, I can do no more. Who does not want to be free, heart and soul.
Government tinkering has unexpected consequences such as death and destruction and waste. This will end badly, I fear. I hope and wish the innocent were better protected.
Free includes debt-free!
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