inveigle: persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery
- Woke Religion: A Taxonomy
Kafkatrapping, by esr
- The aim of the kafkatrap is to produce a kind of free-floating guilt in the subject, a conviction of sinfulness that can be manipulated by the operator to make the subject say and do things that are convenient to the operator’s personal, political, or religious goals. Ideally, the subject will then [internalize] these demands, and then become complicit in the kafkatrapping of others.
- cf. Cathy O’Neil’s “The Shame Machine” arguing for replacing Cancel Culture with a shame-based inveigling of others into being propagandized with little to no resistance; i.e, via a consciously devised social influence mechanism (aka. psychological manipulation).