By Dorothy Baker
Baker e.D. (ed.) Brainwashing (Foundation of Human knowing, 1991)(ISBN 0933900163)
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The family of the individual under treatment is already suspect for having had in its midst an insane person. The family’s protest should be discredited. The more violent the treatment, the more command value the psychopolitical operative will accumulate. Brain operations should become standard and commonplace. While the figures of actual deaths should be repressed wherever possible, it is nevertheless of no great concern to the psychopolitical operative that many deaths do occur. Gradually, the public should be educated in electric shock, first by being led to believe that it is very therapeutic, then by believing that it is quieting, then by being informed that electric shock usually injures the spine and teeth, and finally, that it very often kills or at least breaks the spine and removes, violently, the teeth of the patient.
Indeed, this notion can be carried to such lengths that it could be made illegal for electric shock and brain surgery to be omitted in the treatment of a patient. In order to defend psychopolitical activities, a great complexity should be made of psychiatric, psychoanalytical, and psychological technology. Any hearing should be burdened by terminology too difficult to be transcribed easily. A great deal should be made out of such terms as schizophrenia, paranoia, and other relatively undefinable states.
Violent activity against such persons might bring about their martyrdom. Defamation and the accusation of insanity alone should be employed, and they should be brought at last under the ministrations of psychopolitical operatives, such as psychiatrists and controlled psychologists. 65 Chapter 16 In Summary I n this time of unlimited weapons, and in national antagonisms where atomic war with capitalistic powers is possible, Psychopolitics must act efficiently as never before. Any and all programs of Psychopolitics must be increased to aid and abet the activities of other Communist agents throughout the nation in question.