The success of the use of covert hypnosis has been a blessing to many especially for those who have been cured of psychological problems. However, it can also be a basis for terror when used for mass hypnosis.
People who have some repressed need for dependency are particularly vulnerable to mass hypnosis and those that fall victim to mass hypnosis have suffered the consequences becoming mental slaves to their hypnotist with effects lasting for years. This is probably because the victim willingly surrenders his conscience and personal responsibility over to his hypnotizer.
In history, there have been many examples of how mass hypnosis, fueled by propaganda, turned civilized men into mindless criminals. Mass hypnosis hidden in these propagandas with often repeated words and symbols trigger the masses. In Great Britain, mass hypnotism has become illegal and other countries would do well in following their example to avoid history repeating itself.
Covert Hypnosis: Why the Young are Particularly Susceptible
With covert hypnosis, one’s critical factor is bypassed and certain ideas are implanted in the subconscious mind without one knowing it is being done. Practitioners of this technique generally acknowledge that the young are particularly susceptible to hypnosis. This is because one does not get critical factor when one is born, instead it is something that is developed throughout the years through one’s life experiences.
The young do not have enough experiences in their life to be able to compare to when faced with new ideas or suggestions so their minds do not challenge these as older people would do who have had extensive life experiences to draw on. Young people have the natural instinct to believe and more so if the person giving them the idea or suggestion is someone they look up to or respect. Some unscrupulous persons familiar with this form of hypnosis could certainly exploit this weakness in the young for their own purpose.