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Is Pope Francis Applying a Type of Gaslighting or Brainwashing Management Technology?

"We need a total, I might say 'brain washing.'" Governor Jerry Brown made the above quote on climate change inside the Vatican. He was invited by Pope Francis's Pontifical Academy of Sciences. (The Sacramento Bee, November 4, 2017, "World needs 'brain washing' on climate change, Jerry Brown says at Vatican") Are Pope Francis and his inner circle at the Vatican applying a type of cognitive re-definition management manipulation called brainwashing and sometimes in popular culture called gaslighting? Brainwashing and thought reform are other labels for this type of management manipulation. Richard J. Ofshe, Ph.D., gives a overview of the cognitive re-definition manipulation: "Coercive persuasion and thought reform are alternate names for programs of social influence capable of producing substantial behavior and attitude change through the use of coercive tactics, persuasion, and/or interpersonal and group-based influence manipul