Love Bombing & Relationship Control; required recruiting tool
“They flatter you in a way that you don’t even realize they are doing so” says Ann Singleton who has once been an MKO member. She explains the ways the Organization treated her when it needed to recruit her;” they really put themselves on a pedestal so that when you want to join them you feel special.”
Cults know that if they can control your relationships then they can control you. Whether we like it or not we are all profoundly affected by those around us. When you first go to a cult they will practice "love bombing", where they arrange instant friends for you. It will seem wonderful, how could such a loving group be wrong! But you soon learn that if you ever disagree with them, or ever leave the cult then you will lose all your new "friends". This unspoken threat influences your actions in the cult. Things that normally would have made you complain will pass by silently because you don’t want to be ostracized. Like in an unhealthy relationship love is turned on and off to control.
The same as all cults, MKO bombards the individuals with love and emotion while recruiting them. Mrs. Singleton was so bombed by MKO’s love that she believes :
“They replaced my family, relationship and I rejected all my old values.”
Cults also try to cut you off from your friends and family because they hate others being able to influence you. A mind control cult will seek to maneuver your life so as to maximize your contact with cult members and minimize your contact with people outside the group, especially those who oppose your involvement.
BEWARE OF “INSTANT FRIENDS”, REMEMBER TRUE FRIENDS DEVELOP OVER TIME.
BEWARE OF A GROUP THAT TELLS YOU WHO YOU CAN AND CAN NOT SEE.
Now that the members are cut off from their whole relationships and individuality, the cult of Rajavi practices mind control techniques on them. Ann Singleton says:” I loved the camp and it felt liberating to obey the orders, because you lose all your responsibility over yourself … If the leader has said kill yourself, I would have killed myself.”