Posted by Dan Wang on January 25, 2000
In Reply to: Brainwashing posted by Lloyd Harrison on January 25, 2000
Actually, you are right. The term "Brainwashing" came into play during the start of the Chinese communist regime. It was referred to what they called "Thought Reform," and involved starving, isolating, and beating the Chinese rebels into accepting communist control. It is now used to describe making someone accept thoughts they once rejected.