How hard can it be?
It seems so much easier to become a writer or even a photographer these days. Most people have a computer and a digital camera and the internet provides numerous blogging sites and photo sharing sites. How hard can it be? You can even publish a novel on the internet as a eBook or even have it printed on demand. There are millions of people with blogs on WordPress and BlogSpot.
We tend to think of spies getting caught when we think about brain washing. The idea was to control the spy, change what they believed and turn them against their own country. The enemy in war is often demonised by governments and the media. They use brainwashing techniques to describe the ‘enemy’ calling them the ‘reds’ or the ‘yellow peril’ or worse. They portray the enemy as inhuman. The reality is quite different, so the spy is confused when he’s caught.