Cults: Dr. Margaret Singer Speaks at Conference

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Singer Dr. Margaret Thaler Singer, (1921–2003) was a clinical psychologist and Professor Emeritus of the Department of…
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  1. lazyfreedom98 said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    only you can prevent schizoids 

  2. Aine Sharpe said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 1:29 am

    I am a former cult member & a reluctant member of AA. I highly disagree with her views on AA. As an agnostic AA does use mind control techniques. They have the ‘hook.’ They have HEAVY emotional black mail! Seriously heavy & sadly unnecessary. Agnostics do exist in AA but I know many who have been singled out as I have in an attempt to run us out. Having already experienced these techniques first hand they clearly use them. She’s dead wrong about AA. Of course theists experience AA differently.

  3. ElectroPagan said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 2:11 am

    Agreed. Listen to her attack some cults while defending other, more dangerous ones: /watch?v=9nlcbuGU72o

  4. ElectroPagan said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 3:10 am

    A little remix of this talk… /watch?v=9nlcbuGU72o

  5. Ohmythatspainful said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 3:14 am

    Thank you. Glad someone noticed it :-)

  6. Ray Perez said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 3:18 am

    Thats a damn good statement.

  7. sjbraden said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 4:12 am

    Margaret Singer was an idiot. She made a career off the idea that people in “cults” aren’t responsible for their behavior they were “brainwashed”. And when the APA shot down her crackpot self-serving theories, she sued them for defamation and lost (hmmm, who else do we know resorts to litigation against critical outsiders).

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  8. ElectroPaganAnon said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 4:31 am

    A little remix of Margaret Singer’s wise words: /watch?v=fnTR-nsR2LU

  9. wellthatsnotenough said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 4:54 am

    Thank You for all your time and energy to help people be aware and educate
    them about Cults and there effects on Society.

  10. Ohmythatspainful said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 4:59 am

    I’ve read the Bhagavad-Gita and it confuses me at times; the Karma thing, etc… From what I understand, you are to live your life focusing exclusively on the Supreme Personality of Godhead; your goal is Krishna Consciousness, ignoring all material goods and earthly things, *however*, another integral part of the whole process is the goal of reincarnating as a human of higher social standing (material wealth)… How in the name of Hubbard do you work that shit out in your head?

  11. Ohmythatspainful said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 5:04 am

    Yes, this is most excellent!

  12. Kaandorpius said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 5:23 am

    55:22 <--- CAN? Was this before, during, or after the SoC infiltration?

  13. Kaandorpius said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 5:49 am

    Look up… Margaret T. Singers conditions for mind-control. A short but very clear overview, excellent reading material.

  14. shadowjsw said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    hey, do you have a version with left and right sound? i thought the sound was messed up because i cant hear anything from my right ear bud

  15. theanonwolf said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 6:31 am

    One very enlightened woman. This was very educational. Thank you Mark.  13:30 begins the greatness!!! Homo Novus Vs. Wog. Packaging.

  16. LordBalto said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 6:51 am

    There were no guards on the door and anyone could walk in and out at anytime, including a police officer looking for a runaway, whom they shielded in a most humanitarian manner. Just because a group is new doesn’t make it a cult, and it certainly doesn’t justify some quack psychologist working for the military grouping them with the Hubbardites. Please try to base your remarks on some amount of knowledge and just appearances.

  17. LordBalto said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 7:46 am

    Iskcon is not a cult. It’s a form of Hinduism, with a strong emphasis on the Bhagavad Gita and Lord Krishna, founded by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. I was never an official member but I hung out with them for a good while and I can tell you there was never any attempt to keep anyone imprisoned or to brainwash anyone, beyond what all religions tend to do, and no attempt to isolate anyone from their family or anyone else.

  18. Checker222 said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Great vid!

    the commercial interruption towards the end caught me off guard completely, I actually jumped a bit :)

  19. kurtilein3 said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    okay, one difference might be there: while the moonies and scientology and some others are destructive cults, maybe the krischnas are just a cult, without the destructive bit.

  20. kurtilein3 said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    CULT!!! its a cult! i mean, just look at them with an open mind, and you see that the krischnas are a cult. what about all the brainwashing and coercive persuasion and love-bombing? that makes the krischnas very cult-like.

    and like any cult member, all you can do instead of really responding to what she says, is to try to discredit her.

  21. Aspartame69 said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 9:11 am

    GOURANGA!!

  22. LordBalto said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    Quack! Quack!

    The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (“Hari Krishnas”) is not a cult. It exhibits none of the traits of a classical cult. That this “Doctor” doesn’t understand that says something about her qualifications. Add to that the fact that she works for the military and I would suggest that she is not qualified to be passing judgment on anyone or any organization.

  23. fieldninjai said,

    Wrote on May 17, 2013 @ 10:37 am

    Hehehe.. awesome.

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