1 Targeting the victim(s)
''Once a target has been identified, cult members deploy a variety of tactics to establish power over the individual. These mental manipulation tactics include techniques like love-bombing, inciting paranoia about the outside world, and public humiliation. While anyone could fall victim to this, young adults and women are most vulnerable. ''
LT detected Britney and decided to leech into her life. Saw it's easiest to sneak in through Jamie. Sending her a hat and bull****ting about Jesus could be seen as a lame *** try to love bomb her, inducing paranoia- well if you all monitored 24/7 you'll most likely be paranoid. Public humiliation- with the secret recordings and other things they were able to blackmail of releasing those.
2 Using Tactings
''There's a lot of psych tactics that are used to recruit, super negative ones," Fontanesi said. "Paranoia, manipulation, deception, all that stuff goes on a lot. ''
Paranoia- they tried to do this via convincing B David cheated and Fe doesn't like her. If you convince your victim people closest do not like them, they will get paranoid and depressed. Also, trapping someone in a small room can induce it too (her testimony). Sending hoard of paparazzi makes you paranoid too.
''A lot of cult leaders like David Berg and David Koresh preached to their followers as a "prophet" or someone sent by God himself in order to make what they had to say convincing. ''
Telling Jamie to wait and pray, presenting herself as a savior able to do an exorcism and ****, letting Britney read only christian books, using her money to fund some bs church, doing an exorcism on her... checks.
''They started controlling how he dressed, what food he ate, when he ate, what he was drinking, how much of it,"
They literally did all of this.
"They started abusing her and having her do things she didn't want to do,"
3 Keeping the victim obedient
''Some of the cult members were sentenced to life for their participation in the physical violence and assault that was fairly routine in the organization.
Beating up the children and the women, and if they wouldn't do the correct things they would assault them," Swartz said.''
Umm there was an incident with Jamie and B's son so yea, he's violent.
'' He (victim) was just very untrusting of everyone, no matter who you were, family or not. ... He also had a lot of depression for allowing those things to happen to his family."
Checks in with the testimony. All of it.
"They weren't allowed to send letters out to non-direct family members," Swartz said. "They weren't allowed to dress a certain way. If they were allowed to go out, but they weren't allowed to go shopping, it was only groceries. And then if there was a member that needed medicine, they were allowed to go pick it up."