5 Steps to Indoctrination (Beverly Eakman)


1) Sweep away the subject’s support base

2) Bombard the subject’s senses with a steady diet of conflicting, confusing images and words in order to impair rational thought and discourage reflection.*

3) Once a vacuum has been created, leaving the subject vulnerable and impressionable, lead the subject to the desired ideas, concepts, and beliefs via trained intermediaries.*1

4) Condition the subject through repeated exposure to the “desired” beliefs using a wide variety of formats and activities.*1

5) Test, survey, or analyze market figures to ascertain whether the new beliefs have been internalized and accepted.  If not, “recycle” the subject through the above steps.


Beverly Eakman is an American educator, writer and speaker who co-founded the Nation Education Consortium in 1994.  She is an expert on the propaganda techniques that have been used in American education.

Her work provides an insight into many of the techniques that have been used throughout the past several decades to influence students within our schools to adopt an anti-thought and often anti-American agenda.  The movement from traditional education to what we are seeing taught today has been gradual, steady and deliberate.  And the trend needs to be reversed by revealing the methods people use to control others, and by teaching our kids how to think.

See more, including a list of her books, videos and interviews  at: video (beverlyeakman.com)


* Note the fast pace and heavy emotional appeal in today’s social media and entertainment.  Do the posts promote independent or in-depth thought or discussion, or provoke an instant emotional or psychological reaction?

*1 Note the constant propaganda being thrown at people, especially young people, today. Note how it is presented, by whom (the popular cultural figures), and the messages promoted about what is good or evil. Note how the “all the cool kids” method is often used — implying that to be a part of the desirable community, one must believe in certain things.  Note the motivations of the purveyors of these messages; they are  often not intended to benefit the people to whom the messages are directed, but to benefit themselves instead.