Biderman Report

The Biderman Report of 1956 and Covid-19

The truth, when you finally chase it down is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears.’ 

— Hunter S. Thompson

In 1956, there was a study of the impacts of trauma-based mind control on Korean War prisoners detained by communists in North Korea and China. It was call the Biderman Report. Another document followed in 1961. What follows are observations from those documents.

The fear of being controlled by others, with the consequent loss of the autonomy, is believed to be fundamental to the conception of the self and the will.

Communist Coercive methods for eliciting individual compliance
Biderman’s Chart of Coercion

A tool designed to demonstrate and explain the coercive methods of stress manipulation used to torture prisoners of war. It has been applied to explain the coercive techniques used by perpetrators of domestic abuse.

This list directly reflects the original chart, it has not been changed to fit the domestic abuse context. Biderman Report