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Then I heard that the, very few, people who are brainwashed into protesting anything and everything, would be at Tower Bridge protesting.
They are earth's angels, not brainwashed individuals.
I think those claims come from people who have been brainwashed by the medicalization of therapy; they want everyone to be flat and have no problems.
Even among the most brainwashed children, there is hope that rationality will prevail over mythology, at least in a few cases.
We are devastated that our son may have been brainwashed into carrying out such an atrocity, since we know him as a kind and caring member of our family.
Like Patty Hearst, she is slowly brainwashed by this nutter who is angry at the industrial complex and intends his hostages to share his rage and go out to become fighters for his cause.
Zevon died a week and a half after The Wind's release, doing a bit better than George Harrison's posthumous Brainwashed.
Now the archbishop, in excerpts from his upcoming book Fished out of the mud, says that he was the victim of a conspiracy and may have been brainwashed by the sect.
Sun Myung Moon's Unification church but soon repented and returned to the fold, has said he may have been brainwashed.
Most scholars of religion avoid the word "cult" altogether because it carries with it a set of negative connotations: "cult" leaders are con artists; "cult" followers are brainwashed sheep; "cult" beliefs are bizarre or ludicrous; and "cult" movements are dangerous, tending toward suicide or violence.