"Moreover, the sense of guilt and the sense of shame become highly-valued: they are preferred forms of communication, objects of public competition, and the basis for eventual bonds between the individual and his totalist accusers."
- Robert Jay Lifton, M.D
'Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China'
whale.to/b/lifton.html

"... it is an act of symbolic self-surrender, the expression of the merging of individual and environment. Third, it is a means of maintaining an ethos of total exposure - a policy of making public ... everything possible about the life experiences, thoughts, and passions of each individual, and especially those elements which might be regarded as derogatory."
- Robert Jay Lifton, M.D
'Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of "Brainwashing" in China'
whale.to/b/lifton.html

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"Private ownership of the mind and its products - of imagination or of memory - becomes highly immoral. The accompanying rationale (or rationalization) is familiar, the milieu has attained such a perfect state of enlightenment that any individual retention of ideas or emotions has become anachronistic."
- Robert Jay Lifton, M.D

ie "privacy is dead".

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