Friday, May 04, 2012

Interesting rumor, relating to the whole transgression thing

The difference between thought crime transgression and actual physical transgression. The very rumor-ie thing is this: that in the Soviet Union they used to have some sort of program that they put certain political prisoners through intended to desensitize them to violence and encourage them to become criminals , through breaking down their moral character. The proof is very thin, to say the least, coming from one prisoner's reminiscences, but suggestive. If you make someone into a real criminal, then release them onto the streets, and they then commit a real crime, you can say that all their ideas were nothing more than just the workings of a deranged mind.


Lorraine said...

It's said by some they turned Jose Padilla into a vegetable. So I wouldn't put it past them turning a dissident into a criminal. (Them being authority in the abstract, of course) They can do a lot with brainwashing.

John Madziarczyk said...

Sure, this person (in a web account) said that they were subjected to Clockwork Orange style viewing of very graphic scenes of violence juxtaposed with scenes with sex and scenes with children.