Mind Control cults keep their members so busy with meetings and activities that they become too tired to think about their involvement.
“They have systematically arranged hard busy work schedule for members. So that they have no opportunity to think about anything else.” Writes Mohamamd Hussein Sobhani in his memoirs ; Dark Days of Baghdad, “even our eating time was planned, for example we had a snack time at 10 pm, it was called “The 10 O’clock break”. It was time to have a cup of tea and cookies according to a long-term tradition in the history of the organization”
Defining a time table in MKO cult helped the leaders of the cult to control every moment of members’ lives. They assigned them when to get up, when to work, when to relax, when to watch TV …
According to HowCultsWork”, Time control also helps the cult keep their members immersed in the manufactured cult environment.
A look at MKO you tubes on the internet shows this aspect of cult-like practices in the destructive cult of Rajavi very clearly. For instance you can see a female member cleaning a tank so many times or you see them gardening or planting in Ashraf Camp. They are always made busy doing something even something of no use.
Besides, a time control helps keep cult members away from friends and family. They are never free to think of their family. As Batoul Soltani describes in her memoirs the only place she could look at her daughter’s photo (which she had hidden in her pocket) was in the bathroom.
CultWatch gives a key point to recognize a cult:
Never-ending compulsory meetings and tasks is a sign of a cult
Reference: How Cults Work
By Mazda Parsi