These are the 24 point Maoist psych-warfare methods currently used in the black site CMU prison where Schaeffer Cox is held. It is infamously known as “The Asklepieion Program,” and it is illegal under numerous international human rights treaties. The physical torture methods are kept far more secret. Former CMU prisoners and guards have confirmed their existence, but refused to elaborate.
1. Physical removal of prisoners to areas sufficiently isolated to effectively break or seriously weaken close emotional ties.
2. Segregation of all natural leaders.
3. Use of cooperative prisoners as leaders.
4. Prohibition of group activities not in line with the brainwashing objectives. (including prayer)
5. Spying on prisoners and reporting back private material.
6. Tricking men into writing statements which are then shown to others.
7. Exploitation of opportunists and informers.
8. Convincing prisoners that they can trust no one.
9. Treating those who are willing to collaborate in far more lenient ways than those who are not.
10. Punishing those who show uncooperative attitudes.
11. Systematic withholding of mail.
12. Preventing contact with anyone not sympathetic to the method of treatment and regimen of the captive populace.
13. Building a group conviction among the prisoners that they have been abandoned by and totally isolated from the social order.
14. Disorganization of all group standards among the prisoners.
15. Undermining of all emotional supports.
16. Preventing prisoners from writing home or to friends in the community regarding the conditions of their confinement.
17. Making available and permitting access to only those publications and books that contain materials which are neutral to or supportive of the desired new attitudes.
18. Placing individuals into new ambiguous situations for which the standards are kept deliberately unclear and then putting pressure on them to conform to what is desired in order to win favor and reprieve from pressure.
19. Placing individuals whose will power has been severely weakened or eroded into living situations with several others who are more advanced in their thought reform and whose job it is to further the undermining of the individuals’ emotional supports which were begun by isolating them from family and friends.
20. Using techniques of character invalidation, e.g., humiliations, revilement, shouting to induce feelings of guilt, fear and suggestibility, coupled with sleeplessness, an exacting prison regimen and periodic interrogational interviews.
21. Meeting all insecure attempts to comply with cellmates’ pressures with renewed hostility.
22. Repeated pointing out to prisoner by cellmates of where he was in the past, or is in the present, not even living up to his own standards or values.
23. Rewarding of submission and subservience to the attitudes encompassing the brainwashing objectives with a lifting of pressure and acceptance as a human being.
24. Providing social emotional supports which reinforce the new attitudes.
Taken from a presentation by Dr. Edward Schein. “Breaking Men’s Minds; Behavior Control in Marion Illinois.”
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