I have often wondered why some police officers and officials are so inexplicably loyal to Taser International. They seem to cling to the Taser belief system and articles of faith, even after it all goes badly wrong.
It's such a strong effect that the officers will actually display indications of mental confusion when asked by emergency medical staff to remove handcuffs from a recently-tasered person who may already be dead.
So, what's going on?
One psychological trick used by some cults is to mandate a painful rite of passage.
Having passed through this painful event, the subject has made an investment in the cult, and he would obviously be extremely disappointed if certain aspects of the belief structure were subsequently proven to be untrue.
"The longest and most painful 5 seconds of my life", is a common sort of statement made by those police taser trainees after they've been tasered (in their back) as part of their brainwashing regime (a.k.a. "Taser Training"). I think it's perfectly clear that this type of event is a perfect example of a (very) painful rite of passage.
What other characteristics of cults are exhibited by this pro-taser group?
Let's review the Cult Checklist on Wiki [LINK]...
Oh... My... Gawd...
This is going to take another post...
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