Speaking of the innocent Witnesses that wander onto this site, notice what Stephen Hassan says in Combating Mind Control:
"Another key aspect of thought control involves training members to block out any information which is critical of the group. A person's typical defense mechanisms are twisted so they defend the person's new cult identity against his old former identity. The first line of defense include denial ("What you say isn't happening at all"), rationalization ("This is happening for a good reason"), justification ("This is happening because it ought to"), and wishful thinking ("I'd like it to be true so maybe it really is")"
I see these things happening in the minds of people like Bane, Scholor, and Alice. But there is more. Hasaan continues:
"Since the doctrine is perfect and the leaders are perfect, any problem that crops up is assumed to be the fault of the individual member. He learns always to blame himself and work harder. Thought control can effectively block out any feelings that do not correspond with the group doctrine. It can also serve to keep a cult member working as an obedient slave. In any event, when thought is controlled, feelings and behaviors are controlled as well."