There was a top secret scheme called the MKUltra
programme, that Andy Jacobson wrote about in the book Phenomenon.
A thorough review the history of government mind and population control and the modern acceleration of attempts to dominate the masses, "Control: MKUltra
, Chemtrails and the Conspiracy to Suppress the Masses" by Nick Redfern exposes the efforts of the government, big corporations and the privileged few to manipulate the thoughts, behaviors, and actions of the population.
1953 The CIA launched Project MKUltra
, which experimented in mind control and manipulation of mental states with the use of mind-altering substances like LSD.
The program, wrote Jacobsen, evolved into Project MKUltra
, a secret US program studying mind and behavior control techniques, complete with experiments on human subjects.
There he was likely used as an experimental subject, without consent, under the CIA's notorious MKULTRA
Frederick Hodges presented on another intriguing, unique historical topic as only he can do, discussing Project MKULTRA
, launched in 1953 by the CIA to investigate the possibilities of mind control.
EDWARD ROTHSTEIN NYT SYNDICATE IN 1953, after the early successes of Soviet espionage demonstrated just how difficult and dangerous the Cold War would become, the Central Intelligence Agency began a top-secret programme called MKUltra
. It included exotic projects that decades later provided much critical fodder for commentators and comedians: exploding cigars, poison-laced toothpaste, hallucinogenic serums.
1953 - Project Mkultra
, a 11 year research to test drugs and biological agents to be used for mind control and behavior modification.
It belongs to a class of drugs known as quinolines, which were part of a 1956 human experiment study to investigate "toxic cerebral states," as part of the CIA's MKULTRA
By the early 1950s, the CIA was embarking on what historian Alfred McCoy has called "a veritable Manhattan Project of the mind." Through operations variously known as Bluebird, Artichoke, MKUltra
, and by other names, the agency was exploring every known method of controlling minds.
Similarly, the CIA went to great lengths to keep the public from knowing about MKULTRA
, a human subject psychological research project, many of whose subjects were unaware they were participants.
He provides a useful history of CIA and military experiments with hypnosis, sleep deprivation, sensory deprivation, electroshock, and drugs in coercive interrogations via ethically challenged programs (Project Chatter in 1949, Project Bluebird in 1950, Artichoke in 1951, and MKULTRA
in 1953), often upon unwitting human subjects, in an attempt to find a "brainwashing" mechanism.