........ and of course, that should come as no big surprise considering Phillip and Nancy Garrido were Jehovah's Witnesses either before, or quite possibly at the time they abducted & kidnapped Jaycee and stole her life away for 18 years. I will share some excerpts from Jaycee Dugard's new book " A Stolen Life " and see if you also identify similar mind control tactics Garrido used on Jaycee that the WT society uses on 7 million members.
Notice this quote from Jaycee about schools and education , " I, however, have mixed feelings about high school. On the one hand, for eighteen years I had been taught ( by Garrido ) that schools are BAD and kids learn BAD things there and peer pressure can RUIN A CHILD'S LIFE FOREVER ; but when I consider who I heard all this stuff from, a kidnapper, rapist, pedophile, narcissistic, pervert, I can only come to one conclusion. Maybe school isn't so bad AFTER all ! " ( Jaycee's teenage girls are now attending public school. )
On page 142 Jaycee continues, " Phillip gave me an AWFUL image of the world. To me a large part of the world was made up of pedophiles and rapists. I have come to realize this is not true. There are some really fantastic, wonderful, and helpful people out here who have been amazing and comforting and try every day to do the right thing. I was CONDITIONED to think the outside world was a scary place , and the ONLY place I was safe and my girls were safe was to stay with their dad ( Garrido ). He always took care of everything. He always had an ANSWER for everything . If I ever questioned him, yes, he would listen, but then would tell me why I was wrong and why only HIS WAY would work. One of the reasons I stayed was I wanted my kids to be safe. The OUTSIDE WORLD was scary for me. I was so afraid that if I left or tried to leave and take them both with me , I wouldn't be able to protect them. I knew they were so safe in the backyard ; I didn't have to worry about anyone taking them like I was taken. "
Interesting, isn't it ? Phillip Garrido, her kidnapper had convinced Jaycee that the world was evil, full of bad people waiting to abuse her AND he convinced her that schools were bad and dangerous for children as well. The WT society teaches Witnesses that the world is bad and evil and people will abuse them AND the WT society teaches that higher education is bad to attain as it will cause Witnesses to think for themselves independently .
Is it possible that just like Jaycee being frightened of leaving that back yard from her captor and abuser Phillip Garrido ; that many Jehovah's Witnesses are afraid and terrified to go into the outside world because of being taught the " outside world " is evil, from Satan, and that they won't be SAFE there ? I feel that Garrido used these same " fear " tactics to control Jaycee Dugard that the WT society uses on controlling and keeping JW's from seeking their freedom in the outside world. False statements producing unreasonable fearful expectations within members like " You will FALL AWAY from the truth ! " or " you will " be overeached by Satan into sin ! " or " wicked " worldly " people will cause you to stray from the organization ! " ALL of these are fear producing statements that many times almost always are false . But the WT society uses this to keep Witnesses trapped like an enslaved animal- just as Phillip Garrido used fear to entrap Jaycee Dugard as well.
So- I'd be interested in your takes, comments, and observations ! Do you see how insidious the fear tactics are the WT society uses ? And what experiences have YOU seen or had where WT society representatives or others tried scaring you and controlling you & others with fear ? As always, hope you are doing well and I look forward to hearing from you ! Take care