It continues to amaze me how I could have existed in a mind-controlled state for so long and not realize it. It only takes stepping back a ways to see it, and this transcript makes it all so obvious.
That stepping back concept is what the FDS is so afraid of. They know that once a person becomes an individual again, the mind control loses its grip. Of course they call it "the one isolating himself seeks his own selfish longing" to paraphrase a proverb. And they discourage independent study groups or independent thought.