Can Evil Regimes Create Programmed Mass Shooters?
The answer to the question is YES, it is possible.
The science of hypnosis reveals that the human mind can be programmed, distorted or manipulated. If government propagandists, the media and corporate advertisers can influence or ‘program’ people to do, perform or not to do certain things, a good mentalist or a master hypnotist can also turn an unwitting subject into a programmed assassin.
The truth is, we’re all bombarded by mind-influencing or -distorting messages, images and real-world patterns, which were creatively programmed or packaged. We’re exposed to these influencing, behavior-altering patterns the moment we sit in front of our computers, log on to Facebook, visit our favorite online sites or enter a shopping mall.
But is there any truth to Steve Jobs’ reality distortion field? I think Apple’s conspiracy theory-sounding RDF (best described by Jobs in the following manner: “If you act like you can do something, then it will work”), which is a form of self-hypnosis (similar to placebo), simply empowers the actor to work to achieve his goal through employment of some necessary skills and ability. As a Mac software designer named Andy Hertzfeld said, “The reality distortion field was a confounding mélange of a charismatic rhetorical style, indomitable will, and eagerness to bend any fact to fit the purpose at hand.”
Someone in the past once said that self-deception is a hypnotic pleasure. I agree.
What I’m trying to illustrate here is that lots of people can be easily influenced by what they see, hear and feel around them. However, there’s a big difference between being unwittingly influenced by external factors and hypnosis. Like brainwashing, hypnosis is deliberate and intentional, as it was defined as “a very deep and subtle alteration or distortion of the brain of a human being so that it responds in certain ways and not in others”.
A lot of mind experts believe the social environment has a highly hypnotic effect on people. Perhaps this belief led a U.S. Senator named Joe Lieberman to conclude that violent video games lead or influence some people to become murderers.
“Very often these young men have an almost hypnotic involvement in some form of violence in our entertainment culture – particularly violent video games,” Lieberman said, about people involved in mass shootings. “And then they obtain guns and become not just troubled young men but mass murderers.”
The senator added that he heard “rumors” that Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooter Adam Lanza fell into this category.
What Lieberman said actually sounds like a crackpot conspiracy theory to me. But if the American lawmaker actually believed what he said, then there’s a big possibility that he might propose to ban violent video games in the future.
Take the case of Luke Woodham who was involved in the notorious Pearl High School shooting in 1997. It was claimed that Woodham was influenced by his Satanic religion.
The following ‘message’ sent by Woodham to one of his friends reveals his evil self-righteous moral premise:
“I am not insane, I am angry. I killed because people like me are mistreated every day. I did this to show society, push us and we will push back. … All throughout my life, I was ridiculed, always beaten, always hated. Can you, society, truly blame me for what I do? Yes, you will. … It was not a cry for attention, it was not a cry for help. It was a scream in sheer agony saying that if you can’t pry your eyes open, if I can’t do it through pacifism, if I can’t show you through the displaying of intelligence, then I will do it with a bullet.”
This reminds me of a seventh century religion that commands its faithful to kill all Jews and infidels. Reality and history have repeatedly proved that religion has a highly hypnotic effect on people, particularly those who simply take things on faith. Just imagine a suicide bomber who was programmed by his/her religion to kill ‘infidels’.
For example, this Islamic religious leader, Anjem Choudary, once said that killing infidels or non-Muslims is legitimate because this is what their prophet told them in their holy book:
That’s actually worse than hypnosis.
According to Dr. Lawrence Wilson, some principles of hypnosis are as follows:
- Organized religions often have the power to hypnotize people. This helps keep the devotees in line. The worst effects of this are when the people then go to war in the name of God or religion, even though they are not fighting for any worthwhile cause. The best effect of this occurs when people do the right thing in a difficult situation, even though they are tired, weak, ill or would otherwise be unable to do so. Thus religion is always a double-edged sword, in part because of the power of post-hypnotic suggestion.
- A good hypnotist can implant ‘triggers’ or ‘cues’ in a person. For example, the hypnotist can implant the suggestion that when the phone rings twice, or when the doorbell rings, a post-hypnotic suggestion such as to kill whomever is in the room, even if it is your wife, will go into effect. This is used by some foreign police agencies to train hypnotized assassins. It is also used by lawyers who hypnotize juries, and in schools to condition students, among other places.
- Cults often make use of hypnotic states to help control their members. This is important to know. The cult leader is often a charismatic fellow who can impress people with his supposed kindness, brilliance, charm or good looks, perhaps. Cults also hypnotize people with slogans, phrases, words, political ideas like “equality for all” or “let’s save the earth”.
- Children are particularly vulnerable to post-hypnotic suggestions. The reason is that children have not developed their intellect to a high degree. They are often more controlled by their emotions, which is a target of hypnotists and con artists.
- Television, radio and other advertising often use principles of hypnosis to entrain and then sell products and services. To entrain people means to get them to think a certain way. This is standard practice, and, in fact, is taught in schools of advertising and promotion.
- A good hypnotist can make many people do just about anything, including have sex with a stranger or pick up a gun and shoot someone. This is done by telling the person that the other is about to harm him or her, even if it is not true. It is possible to induce a person to have sex with even an animal, at times, by telling the person it is not a dog, but a person. This sounds very odd, but it can be done.
- Most everyone is hypnotized to a degree. That is, most people live in a light trance state. Roy Masters calls this “the hypnosis of life”. It is very real, and it explains a lot of odd behavior and human
dilemmas. In fact, it has to do with the nature of physical life, as will be explained in more detail later in this article.
But can anyone program a person to become a Manchurian mass murderer? The answer to this question is in the affirmative, as mentalist and master hypnotist Derren Brown proved in a thought-provoking, scary experiment that it is highly possible to turn a good, innocent man into an assassin.
Derren’s explosive experiment shows that it is very possible for potential dictators or scheming governments to CREATE A CRISIS to get what they want. Remember that crisis creates opportunity for evil leaders. Also, a number of totalitarian regimes (Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Soviet Russia, etc.) in the past century showed the dangerous capability or evil governments to hypnotize or brainwash their own people. The United States was also rumored to have been in the business of mind manipulations and of turning innocent people into murdering robots through its MK ultra and some other mind control programs.
Definitely, evil regimes can create programmed terrorists and mass murderers. I think this is what Iran, Palestine and their allies have been busily doing for the past decades. Manufacturing programmed terrorists is actually an old business.