Mind control/Child Abuse
| Mind control/Child Abuse|
(Social control, Torture, Psychological warfare, Psyop, Ritual Abuse)
|Mind Control aims to gain domination over the victim by making them cede their autonomy to the controlling person or group. Children are especially vulnerable to spiritual, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.|
The history of Mind Control is intimately interwoven with child spiritual, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Almost all victims of severe forms of mind control report being sexually abused as infants by adults or caretakers as part of the process.
Child abuse and traumatic bonding
Mind Control builds on the manipulation of attachment needs . The need for attachment increases in the face of danger. For example, with the Stockholm Syndrome, victims of hostage situations begin to identify and empathize with their captors . It is of vital importance to acknowledge that newborn mammals can not survive without a caretaker and that for biological reasons the need to bond with a protective figure may be hardwired in the brain.  
A paradoxical situation arises when caretakers are simultaneously the source of terror, especially under conditions of isolation: abused children often cling to their abusers and are easier to manipulate because of their increased need for protection and attachment . When there is no access to ordinary sources of comfort, people may turn toward their tormentors. Adults as well as children may develop strong emotional ties with people who intermittently harass, beat, and threaten them .
Traumatic bonding legitimizes the inappropriate behaviors and demands of the perpetrator and, thus, may provide a sense of peace for the victim . According to Ron Patton Josef Mengele coldly investigated the effects of traumatic bonding in children in the Auschwitz concentration camp.  
Child abuse combines traumatic bonding, assault on identity and developmental needs, furthering inner conflict, fear, shock, betrayal and suggestion. Often perpetrators suggest that victim's perception of reality is "wrong" in many ways, i.e. that they invited or seduced the perpetrator, what they do is out of "love" or "for their own good". This situation makes crazy because reality testing is denied or fails. "The child has no way of knowing whether its perception is true". 
The child may feel the need to incorporate the belief system of the perpetrator, think as he does, feel guilty, forget  and obey "willfully". Traumatic bonding enables the perpetrator to rationalize the abuse, when children take responsibility for the abuse in an effort to cope with an otherwise hopeless situation. Instead of turning on their caregivers and thereby losing hope for protection, they blame themselves.
Effects may range on a continuum from confusion, to obedience, to shaping believes and behavior, to inflicting severe trauma, dissociation and mental enslavement or dysfunction or even psychosis.
"The persistence of these attachment bonds leads to confusion of pain and love. Assaults lead to hyper-arousal states for which the memory can be state-dependent or dissociated, and this memory only returns fully during renewed terror. This interferes with good judgment about these relationships and allows longing for attachment to overcome realistic fears." Bessel van der Kolk (1989) - 
Freyd and colleagues belief that trauma involving betrayal has a high probability of causing split off memories and amnesia. Betrayal is defined as abuse and deceit by caretakers or caretaking figures involving a severe power imbalance. These findings may be important for understanding mind control.
Child sexual abuse seems to almost guarantee that dissociative and amnestic phenomena will occur.
Paradoxically, the more sadistic the abuser is
- the lesser the chance the victim will remember
- the higher the chance that the victim will misremember
- the easier the victim may be controlled and manipulated
- the higher the chance that the victim clings and returns to the abuser
- the higher the chance that the victim will re-enact the trauma, especially with his/her own children
- and therefore: the lesser the chance that the perpetrator has to face legal action
Poisonous pedagogy is mind control applied to toddlers and infants in the form of coercive "education".
In 1977 Katharina Rutschky collected 600 pages of documents on child raring from 3 centuries.  The techniques and beliefs characteristic for poisonous pedagogy were later "rediscovered" to be effective for changing beliefs in adults when Lifton (Brainwashing in China) investigated brainwashing in POWs in Korea and Chinese thought reform.
The authors recommend traumatizing toddlers, because it is effective in breaking down resistance and mental functions and because "educators" need not fear revenge. Adults won't remember what happened to them at an early age, they argue.  
Making children watch beheadings, secessions, "teaching" them fear of death and illnesses, guilt and shame trips, harsh punishment, withholding love, rewards and affection, forced confessions and humiliations "can lead to a new world in 20 years" (J.B. Schupp, 1667, in)
Teaching submission and breaking the will of a child in the first year of life has been universally recommended in these documents. It was widely believed that children are born with "bad" traits like willfulness, wickedness, egotism, impurity, immorality, "sinfulness", precociousness, smugness and a host of other projections.  These traits must be "driven out" by education and force, otherwise these traits will "torment their parents". Own thinking or judgment is discouraged or even denied.
A child was seen as starting out at a savage level, uncivilized, and must be shaped, tamed and molded to "fit in" or to develop superior qualities of civilization. In reality the rigorous training served the narcissistic needs of parents and preserved power structures in religion and society. 
The procedures proposed by pedagogy to remove "weak" traits and train "strength" (which is a way of rationalizing torture and projective identification) were often sadistic and included
- making the toddler wait for food, or starving while seeing others eat
- corporal punishment
- social isolation
- withdrawal of primary attachment figure
- inflicting fear by telling scaring stories
- threats and assaults
- humiliation and degradation generally accepted as "good" methods
- cheating and lying
In addition, recommended practices for parents and teachers included:
- pretend to be god-like, never admit mistakes, never give in
- constantly force children to follow orders and rituals in every aspect of their life so that following orders becomes habitual
- use of stubborn repetitions as punishment
- use of repetitive prayers, myths and storytelling to program the unconscious mind
- restriction of social contact and movement
- enforced silence, only talk when asked, no back-talk
- forced standing
- solitary confinement
- control privacy
- control sleep
- teach children to suppress real feelings
- teach children self-betrayal, i.e. to show fake attitudes such as gratitude and humility for punishments and insults
- forced confessions
- betrayal of children's trust in adults
- group punishments
- obsession with orderliness, discipline,obedience, docility and cleanliness
- obsession with purity (cleanliness of thoughts)
- obsession with sexuality, sexuality is seen as overwhelming, untamable, demonic, powerful force
- obsession with power (dependency-autonomy conflict)
- spiritual abuse: threaten death, hell or punishment by god or demons; foster black/white thinking, blame-shifting, guilt-tripping, scapegoating, reductionist logic, learn to enjoy pain
Especially sadistic versions of poisonous pedagogy were cultivated in foster homes and Christian boarding schools in monasteries.   These were breeding grounds for pedophilia, perversions and sexual abuse. These abusive environments were active until and discovered in the 1980ies i.e. in Germany   by victims speaking out, court orders and official reports.  Apparently these institutions had not changed for centuries.
Until the 1970s a sadistic manual on child rearing written by Nazi Doctor Johanna Haarer  was used as official training material for teachers in Germany and "could be found in nearly every household".  The book promoted the view that children are to be treated like enemies, harsh and without love. Rigid feeding plans, abandonment as punishment for crying and avoidance of eye contact should "harden" the toddler.
1988 the American Medical Association acknowledged for the first time that infants younger than 18 month may remember pain and that therefore anesthetization had to be used for surgery. Before toddlers often were paralyzed by poison and fully conscious during surgery.
Denial and prevalence
Incest between an adult and a person under the age of consent has been shown to be one of the most extreme forms of childhood abuse; it often results in serious and long-term psychological trauma, especially in the case of parental incest .   
Its prevalence is difficult to generalize, but research has estimated 10–15% of the general population as having at least one such sexual contact, with less than 2% involving intercourse or attempted intercourse.
Real father-daughter incest including penetration is found in approximately 1% of general population investigated in several studies in the US and Europe reviewed by Heyne 1993.
In stark contrast to these figures the "Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry", a standard training manual for psychiatrists in 1975  estimates that "incestuous activity" happen to 1 out of 1,100,000 women. Moreover, psychatrists learned that incest is not harmful:
“...such incestuous activity diminishes the subject's chance of psychosis and allows for a better adjustment to the external world. [...]”
Freedman et al. (1975) 
In reality overt and latent forms of incest increases the chance of psychosis and malignant personality disorders - those who obsessively devalue self and others. Although not included in the official diagnosis of the DSM-IV, 87% of borderline patients suffer from childhood trauma with an onset prior to age 7:
“Clearly our field would like to ignore social realities.”
Psychiatrist and trauma researcher Bessel van der Kolk (2013) 
Female violence - mainly physical, sexual and emotional (narcissistic) abuse by mothers - is even more underestimated.
Almost all parents hit their toddlers and 35% of all mothers hit their babies age 0-1 regularly in 1995 in the US.(1995 National Survey, in ) Toddlers were hit even during interview. Moreover parents refusing to use corporal punishment are pressured by their communities.
Mother-son incest happens in 14-24% of all incest cases (~1%) in western societies. However, sexual abuse including fondling and psychological abuse is committed equally by mothers and fathers. Latent incest may be as destructive for the human psyche as overt incest. About 50% of rapists remember being a victim of incest, with a particular high percentage of mothers involved in the incest.
Latent and overt incest or narcissistic abuse leaves the victim with a fragmented sense of self, a threatened identity and with difficulty testing reality. Victims may seek power over others or submission because in their experience "in interpersonal relationships there is only place for one self".,p.354
Notably, western society has a distorted view of the reality of child abuse, the resulting intergenerational trauma and its effects on violence against self and others.
Straus concludes that these numbers are almost certain to be minimum estimates because it is very likely that not all parents disclose what they did. Although the public and professionals concerned with children are sensitive to certain types of violence experienced by children at home, they ignore the most prevalent and chronic forms of violence.
“Both Haidee Faimberg (1988) and Ilony Kogan (1989) have shown us how direct and coercive these forms of inherited distress are and how they come to be acted out 'unto the seventh generation' - or at least in the generations to which we have so far had analytic access.”
Robert M. Young (1992) 
Resisting psychological abuse
Trauma and abuse is not a side effect of mind control but at its very core. Processes that are highlighted in cases of severe child abuse have been translated into brainwashing and coercive programs for adults, who can be made to react similar to infants quite easily.
Understanding these processes is an effective way to resist manipulation.  This includes understanding that psychopaths are aware of the fact that shocking realities are unacceptable for most people and that they can get away with it.
- Orit Badouk Epstein, Joseph Schwartz, and Rachel Wingfield Schwartz (ed.) (2011) RITUAL ABUSE AND MIND CONTROL: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs, London: Karnac Books. https://deprogramwiki.com/deprogramming/ritual-abuse-and-mind-control-the-manipulation-of-attachment-needs/#Towards_a_definition_of_spiritual_abuse
- Gachnochi, G., Skunik, N. (1992). The paradoxical effects of hostage taking. International Social Science Journal, 44, 235-246.
- Bowlby, J. (1971) Attachment and loss. London: Penguin Books.
- Bowlby, J. (1973). Separation: Anxieties and anger. London: Penguin Books.
- van der Kolk, B. A. (1989). The compulsion to repeat the trauma: Re-enactment, re-victimization, and masochism. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 12, 389-411. online: http://www.cirp.org/library/psych/vanderkolk/
- Simpson, Laura (2006) Trauma reenactment: rethinking borderline personality disorder when diagnosing sexual abuse survivors. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Apr 1, 2006. online: https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Trauma+reenactment%3a+rethinking+borderline+personality+disorder+when...-a0144666295
- Mengele observed while torturing children to death, their surviving twins would cling to him although he barely hided his sadistic traits and cruelty. He likely deliberately caused DID in his victims. The book Children of the Flames by Joe E. White chronicles the notorious medical experimental activities of Josef Mengele on approximately three thousand twins. http://auschwitz.dk/Mengele.htm
- Claudia Heyne (1993) Täterinnen. Offene und versteckte Aggression von Frauen. Kreuz Verlag, Zürich. p.303 (Perpetraitors. Open and hidden aggression in women) Heyne reviews over 300 international publications on incest and abuse.
- Freyd, J. J. (1994). Betrayal-trauma: Traumatic amnesia as an adaptive response to childhood abuse. Ethics & Behaviour, 4, 307-329.
- Alice Miller (1983) FOR YOUR OWN GOOD: Hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violence. http://www.nospank.net/fyog.htm
Katharina Rutschky (ed.) (1977) Schwarze Pädagogik. Ullstein, Berlin.
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- One German child-raising book in the 18th century said: "These first years have, among other things, the advantage that one can use force and compulsion. With age children forget everything they encountered in their early childhood. Thus if one can take away children's will, they will not remember afterward that they had had a will."Sulzer, J. Versuch von der Erziehung und Unterweisung der Kinder, 1748.
- Kellogg, J.H. (1888). "Treatment for Self-Abuse and Its Effects". Plain Facts for Old and Young. Burlington, Iowa: F. Segner & Co.
A remedy which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision [...]. The operation should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind, especially if it be connected with the idea of punishment [...].Template:Gutenberg
- Regensburg Domspatzen choir: More than 500 boys abused http://www.dw.com/en/regensburg-domspatzen-choir-more-than-500-boys-abused/a-39731018 Victims described their time in the choir as like "a prison, hell and a concentration camp."
- Kinderpornos, Prügel und sexueller Missbrauch, Süddeutsche Zeitung 5.3. 2010 (child pornography, physical abuse and sexual abuse)
- https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sexueller_Missbrauch_in_der_r%C3%B6misch-katholischen_Kirche&oldid=172169369 (Ger.)
- Official Report: http://uw-recht.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Abschlussbericht_Domspatzen.pdf (ger.)
- Johanna Haarer (1940) Die deutsche Mutter und ihr erstes Kind. München: Lehmann.
- https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Johanna_Haarer&oldid=168068307 (Ger.)
- Laurence Heller, Aline LaPierre (2012) HEALING DEVELOPMENTAL TRAUMA: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship, North Atlantic Press. Ger. edition, Kösel, p.183
- Faller, Kathleen C. (1993). Child Sexual Abuse: Intervention and Treatment Issues. DIANE Publishing. p. 64. ISBN 978-0-7881-1669-8.
- Schetky, Diane H.; Green, Arthur H. (1988). Child Sexual Abuse: A Handbook for Health Care and Legal Professionals. Psychology Press. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-87630-495-2.
- Courtois, Christine A. (1988). Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 208. ISBN 0-393-31356-5.
- Nemeroff, Charles B.; Craighead, W. Edward (2001). The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. New York: Wiley. ISBN 0-471-24096-6.
- Freedman et al. (1975) in: Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, in: Bessel van der Kolk (2013) Childhood Trauma, Affect Regulation, and Borderline Personality Disorder, 9th NEA-BPD conference, Yale University, 10/5/2013, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2NTADxDuhA
- Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, in: Bessel van der Kolk (2013) Childhood Trauma, Affect Regulation, and Borderline Personality Disorder
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2NTADxDuhA Bessel van der Kolk (2013) Childhood Trauma, Affect Regulation, and Borderline Personality Disorder, 9th NEA-BPD conference, Yale University, 10/5/2013
- Murray A. Straus (2000) Corporal punishment by parents: the cradle of violence in the family and society. The Virginia journal of social policy the law, volume 8, fall 2000, number 1, 9-60, the work of Murray A. Straus online: http://pubpages.unh.edu/~mas2/
- http://www.human-nature.com/rmyoung/papers/paper3h.html BENIGN AND VIRULENT PROJECTIVE IDENTIFICATION IN GROUPS AND INSTITUTIONS
- A. M. Meerloo (1956) The Rape of the Mind - the Psychology of Thought Control. (out of print) https://archive.org/stream/RapeOfTheMind-ThePsychologyOfThoughtControl-A.m.MeerlooMd/RapeOfTheMind-ThePsychologyOfThoughtControl-A.m.MeerlooMd_djvu.txt