Joost A. Merloo Quote

“Psychologically, it is important to understand that the simple fact of being interviewed and investigated has a coercive influence. As soon as a man is under cross-examination, he may become paralyzed by the procedure and find himself confessing to deeds he never did. In a country where the urge to investigate spreads, suspicion and insecurity grow.”

~ Joost A. Merloo

The Rape of the Mind, 1956

Ratings and Comments

Robert, Sarasota

It’s the dumbing of the people that will negate the need to rape the mind, and those that need security will go along with it for the few who don't - it reminds me of Margaret Mead's quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Ken, Allyn, WA

Intimidation works. That's why it is used by organizations from government to the mob (but I repeat myself).

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

None the less, King George W & his hench men should be compelled to tell us of their inner thoughts & motivations so we can all understand the heart of the evil that lives and grows inside of them... and root it out... Impeach!

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Anonymous, Reston, VA US 6/13/19

I love this comment and historical perspective from the "A" from Reston. Genuflecting patrons to the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land continue to parrot the same ole dogma and resolutions. Of course their high priests and priestesses are not demanded to comply with the same standards. By example: Priestess Pelosi has refused to offer up her tax returns while she demands such from her nemesis. High Priest Obama was not held to explain all his Bathhouse Barry days and the mysterious death of all those that came forth to explain the history. Impeach  indeed, l say hmmm ;-)

E Archer, NYC

Basic tenent of the Police State.


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