We had some spam comments last night that started:
If you’ve ever wanted people to immediately obey your commands without them even realizing what you’re doing …then this will be the most important message you ever read.”
It went on to say:
“This method is so powerful, so unique and so under-the-radar that some downright criminal people are using it to rob banks and supermarkets without the cashiers realizing they are handing over the money to them. They don’t even have any memory of doing it!”
“This book teaches you to use the covert hypnosis in a way that people would never come to know that you are indeed using them …
Get just about anyone to say “Yes”
Have children & teens obey your commands
Keep your lover(s) eternally loyal.”
Is it just me or is the mere suggestion that such a thing is possible rather creepy. There are people who can hypnotise some other people. They are very skilled and usually pretty knowledgeable with a reasonable set of morals that would prevent them using such techniques for anything immoral.
More fool anyone who followed the link to the book sales site as I’m quite sure this in itself is a scam. Offering people the key to eternal happiness, wealth or in this case anything they want through the ability to control the actions of others is bound to draw in some idiots – but only those who don’t recognise this as a snake oil sale.
The bit that worries me is imagining what kind of person wants to be able to dictate to their children and loved ones how they should act, and be able to make “anyone” say “Yes” to their every suggestion. Ewww!