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I always ask, “why?” In this case, “why is the left so insanely crazy?” I tend to think that most things don’t have a single cause but maybe three or four causes that act independently of one another. And after all, knowing what causes are at the root of a major problem is necessary, I think, to even beginning to consider fixing the problem, by fixing them at their root causes.
And we’ve discussed generically two causes; and as for the third cause, we have attempted to psychoanalyze the loud or the proud or the violent left, and we’ve mentioned that the future may look empty and fruitless to the younger generations, due to lack of economic parity with their parents, and lack of opportunities, and digital social isolation. So far I think we have generally identified two, and now I think I’ve read about a third.
The two causes I think we can pretty much generally agree on are:
1. Divorcing ourselves from God, and thereby remaining open to any other philosophy or religious presentation.
2. The “march through the institutions” and the successive brainwashing of generation after generation; but what is the cause of this? I suppose, aggressive communist infiltration and subversion.
3. And now, finely tuned psyops – transferred to your viewing screen, in your pocket, where ever you go. The upgraded reintroduction of techniques drawn from MKULTRA. It really seems to explain the rage and the intransigent thinking of otherwise nice people, family, and old friends.
The second half of this post is a good succinct explanation taken from Jack Wedam’s article at American Thinker.
But first a quick takeaway on what MKULTRA is for those who may not be aware. These are snippets from the 173-page report to Congress in 1977 (including to Joe Biden) and long but worth the read.
PROJECT MKULTRA, THE CIA’S PROGRAM OF RESEARCH IN BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION
JOINT HEARING BEFORE THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE AND THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH OF THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES
UNITED STATES SENATE NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION
AUGUST 3, 1977
Senator WALLOP. So I think it is fair to say, too, that the experience of many American prisoners of war in the Korean conflict would indicate that there are behavior modification procedures in use by foreign powers of a fairly advanced degree of sophistication.
Admiral TURNER. Yes, sir. Senator WALLOP. Again, I will just go back and say I think this must have been part of the motivation.
Senator SCHWEIKER. Mr. Gittinger, a moment ago you mentioned brainwashing techniques, as one area that you had, I guess, done some work in. How would you characterize the state of the art of brain-washing today? Who has the most expertise in this field, and who is or is not doing it in terms of other governments? During the Korean war there was a lot of serious discussion about brainwashing techniques being used by the North Koreans, and I am interested in finding out what the state of the art is today, as you see it.
XVII. TESTING AND USE OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL AGENTS BY THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
4. MKULTRA was the principal CIA program involving the research and development of chemical and biological agents. It was “concerned with the research and development of chemical, biological, and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior.”
In January 1973, MKULTRA records were destroyed by Technical Services Division personnel acting on the verbal orders of Dr. Sidney Gottlieb, Chief of TSD. Dr. Gottlieb has testified, and former Director Helms has confirmed, that in ordering the records destroyed, Dr.Gottlieb was carrying out the verbal order of then DCI Helms.
MKULTRA began with a proposal from the Assistant Deputy Director for Plans, Richard Helms, to the DCI, outlining a special funding mechanism for highly sensitive CIA research and development projects that studied the use of biological and chemical materials in altering human behavior. The projects involved:
***Research to develop a capability in the covert use of biological and chemical materials. This area involves the production of various physiological conditions which could support present or future clandestine operations. Aside from the offensive potential, the development of a comprehensive capability in this field of covert chemical and biological warfare gives us a thorough knowledge of the enemy’s theoretical potential, thus enabling us to defend ourselves against a foe who might not be as restrained in the use of these techniques as we are.***
MKULTRA was approved by the DCI on April 13, 1953 along the lines proposed by ADDP Helms.
Part of the rationale for the establishment of this special fund-ing mechanism was its extreme sensitivity. The Inspector General’s survey of MKULTRA in 1963 noted the following reasons for this sensitivity:
a. Research in the manipulation of human behavior is considered by many authorities in medicine and related fields to be professionally unethical, therefore the reputation of professional participants in the MKULTRA program are on occasion in jeopardy.
b. Some MKULTRA activities raise questions of legality implicit in the original charter.
c. A final phase of the testing of MKULTRA products places the rights and interests of U.S. citizens in jeopardy.
d. Public disclosure of some aspects of MKULTRA activity could induce serious adverse reaction in U.S. public opinion, as well as stimulate offensive and defensive action in this field on the part of foreign intelligence services.”
Over the ten-year life of the program, many “additional avenues to the control of human behavior” were designated as appropriate for investigation under the MKULTRA charter. These include “radiation, electroshock, various fields of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and anthropology, graphology, harassment substances, and paramilitary devices and materials.” The research and development of materials to be used for altering human behavior consisted of three phases: first, the search for materials suitable for study; second, laboratory testing on voluntary human subjects in various types of institutions; third, the application of MKULTRA materials in normal life settings.
This is from Jack Wedam‘s article “CIA-developed influence strategies kept showing up in the last 18 months” at American Thinker:
The same Senate report claims… that all the MKUltra documents were destroyed. However, US Patent 8,095,492, issued in 2012, claims “a set of MKUltra documents were discovered, which had escaped destruction by the CIA” and were used to develop the seemingly anodyne “influencing strategies” that are the patent’s subject.
That re-naming is significant because many consider the word “brainwashing” a pejorative. For those trying to disguise their nefarious activities, “influencing strategies” sounds much nicer and more respectful, softer, and gentler. Still, using subliminal tactics to change people’s minds to advance political agendas is despicable, no matter the label.
Reading patents can be boring and time-consuming. However, you do not have to read all of the document’s “influencing strategies” to find a tremendous amount of disturbing information. After you pull up the patent, use the find feature on your computer (CTRL+F), and then search for the following words and phrases:
- CIA’s “manual on trickery”
- psychological and social distortion of information
- deceptive statistics
- false choices
- all the clever tricks, must be concealed
- the best deceptions are the ones that seem to give the other person a choice
- influencing an actor using expertise
The patent is filled with many more examples of brainwashing techniques.
US Patent 8,095,492 also makes frequent mention of expert opinions, expert interviews, expertise, etc. as means by which to influence people. (NB: Textual errors are in the original quotations):
- “Expert opinions are also used to impact the advice provided.”
- “Influencing groups and individuals by applying results of social science.”
- “Social projection and most people think that most other people agree with them about their views on the false consensus effect, things.”
- “Exaggerated impressions of social support.”
- “The `historical movies` that come out of Hollywood are examples of how telling a good story often distorts facts.”
- “Asking an actor to advocate for the your position as an expert.”
- “When someone believes you are an expert, they will tend to defer to your more than others opinions regardless of the sensibility of those opinions.”
Don’t those sound remarkably like some of the talking points repeated so often in the news media and social media? Believe the scientists. Trust the experts. Believe the expert opinions.
This patent also indicates that a person or organization can create a system that tracks people as individuals and continually monitors the success of the influencing strategies on the targeted individual. A computer system can then automatically recommend influence actions to further influence the behavior of the targeted individual towards a “desired outcome.” Artificial intelligence is also mentioned in this patent.
According to a former CIA insider, “‘Everything you have in that cellphone,’ she says, pointing to an iPhone, ‘is what we were working on for our whole careers.’” It’s an interesting coincidence, to say the least, that the same smartphones that constantly pump information into us through social media and news apps came from the same CIA that created the original “influencing strategies.”
We generally note the start of the decline in society and the rise of racism again with the installation of President Obama in 2008, and isn’t that about the time that (addictive) smartphone became popular?
There is absolutely no way of knowing whether Democrats across America – in the government, the social media arena, the mainstream media, etc. – know a single thing about MKUltra. It is, though, noteworthy that they’ve inundated America with “influencing strategies” that have succeeded in turning the gullible among us into fanatics. These fanatics often rage at others who dare to disagree with the information they’ve internalized – even when much of that information reliably proves to be wrong and the remainder can be intelligently and reasonably rebutted.