Sleep Deprivation & Mind Control
“Mind Control” is a rather loosely-used term. It conjures up images of enslaving other people’s thoughts, making puppets or bio-robots out of them, like in some cheap sci-fi or horror flick, or perhaps a Nazi experiment. This doesn’t occur outside of stories and rumors.
The nearest thing to it in real life can be found in the practices of certain high-demand religions, such as ultra-orthodoxies and cults. They sometimes use practices such as sleep deprivation, mind-altering drugs, ‘love bombing’ (relentlessly hyper-positive feedback toward the inquirer), the big lie, hypnosis, endless repetition, doublespeak (using words in a way that they don’t mean what they seem, to stop any cohesive thinking), sexual stimulation, the teaching of ‘insider’ secrets, group-think (using the whole group to draw each person into its mindset), enemy creation, and control of both the surroundings and the flow of information. These techniques taken as a group are sometimes called ‘brainwashing’. By themselves, each technique has little effect, but when taken together, they create a strong influence over personal thought-patterns and behaviors. The methods get the inquirer to want what that group or its leader wants them to want.