The Manchurian Candidate

Now then, comrades...
May I present the famous Raymond Shaw.
Young man, you've flown 8,000 miles
to this dreary spot in Manchuria to see.

Raymond, pull your chair
over here by me, please.

I am sure you've all heard
the old wives' tale

that no hypnotised subject
may be forced to do

that which is repellent to
his moral nature, whatever that may be.

Nonsense, of course!
Oh, you note-takers might set down
a reminder to consult Brenman's paper,

"Experiments in the Hypnotic Production
of Antisocial and
Self-Injurious Behaviour",

or Wells' 1941 paper which was titled,
I believe, "Experiments in
the Hypnotic Production of Crime".

Or, of course, Andrew Salter's remarkable
book, "Conditioned Reflex Therapy",

to name only three.
Or, if it offends you
that only the West is working

to manufacture more crime
and better criminals

Against the modern shortages,
I suggest Krasnogorski's
"Primary Violence Motivation",

or Serov's "The Unilateral Suggestion
to Self-Destruction".

My dear Yen, as you grow older,
you grow more long-winded.

Can't we get to the point?
Has the man ever killed anyone,
or has he not?

I apologise, my dear Dimitri.
I keep forgetting
that you're a young country

and your attention span is limited.
Tell me, Raymond.
Have you ever killed anyone?

- No, ma'am.
- Not even in combat?

In combat?
Yes, ma'am, I think so.
Of course you have, Raymond.
Raymond has been
a crack shot since childhood.

Marvellous outlet for his aggressions.
May I have the bayonet, please?
Not with the knife. With the hands.
With the hands?