primary control mechanisms of cults

Sensory deprivation (especially sleep); the severing of all familiar social support systems (old friends, family, former church ties); removal to a highly structured environment where all aspects of one’s life are controlled; indoctrination by a exclusivistic group possessing “the truth;” limited access to outside stimulation; diminished ability to think for oneself; the use of fear and intimidation—these are the ties that bind the spirit and cripple the mind.

The lure of the Cults, by Ronald Enroth

Generals Jim and Deborah Green employ all of these methods!