Justice! wrote:But in the case of intelligent, educated people without any psychological problems who have a genuine interest in philosophy and DON?T want to be indoctrinated into a Mind Control Cult, knowing the full facts about the School of Economic Science before they enroll would make 99.9% of people run a mile!
It is depressing but in my impression of someone who does 'this' for over a decade, time and time again I learn that people generaly put far more effort in finding the right fridge or selecting options on their new company car, then they put in checking out the backbround of organizations they are about to join.
And mind control (boy, a topic for some hot debate all on itself) is not needed per se. What is done is use the goodness of people against them; the desire to belong, wanting to help the unfortunate, having friends, questions about existence answered, spiritual quests etc. Each of us has urges like those in varying degrees. Many organizations fill a particular void and if the need to fill that void is larger than a tiny voice that says "something isn't right, this is too good to be true", then that voice will be tuned out by the person himself.
Of course, sleep deprivation helps a lot once in. Works wonders on captives too.