Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Washington Post does Mind Control

No, I'm not talking about their editorials or propagandistic pieces. This time, the Washington Post published something that might actually do the public some good. Sharon Weinberger has a cover story on the Washington Post Magazine this Sunday the delves into a subject less reported by the mainstream than UFOs: the topic of government mind control weapons and alleged victims. She focuses on the story of Harlan Girard, a man who, aside from his claims related to mind control, appears entirely normal. She discusses his case, and several other victims, and then takes us on a quick tour of the weapons the government may have that could account for their claims:

Concerns about microwaves and mind control date to the 1960s, when the U.S. government discovered that its embassy in Moscow was being bombarded by low-level electromagnetic radiation. In 1965, according to declassified Defense Department documents, the Pentagon, at the behest of the White House, launched Project Pandora, top-secret research to explore the behavioral and biological effects of low-level microwaves. For approximately four years, the Pentagon conducted secret research: zapping monkeys; exposing unwitting sailors to microwave radiation; and conducting a host of other unusual experiments (a sub-project of Project Pandora was titled Project Bizarre). The results were mixed, and the program was plagued by disagreements and scientific squabbles. The "Moscow signal," as it was called, was eventually attributed to eavesdropping, not mind control, and Pandora ended in 1970. And with it, the military's research into so-called non-thermal microwave effects seemed to die out, at least in the unclassified realm.

But there are hints of ongoing research: An academic paper written for the Air Force in the mid-1990s mentions the idea of a weapon that would use sound waves to send words into a person's head. "The signal can be a 'message from God' that can warn the enemy of impending doom, or encourage the enemy to surrender," the author concluded.

In 2002, the Air Force Research Laboratory patented precisely such a technology: using microwaves to send words into someone's head. That work is frequently cited on mind-control Web sites. Rich Garcia, a spokesman for the research laboratory's directed energy directorate, declined to discuss that patent or current or related research in the field, citing the lab's policy not to comment on its microwave work. [...]

The official U.S. Air Force position is that there are no non-thermal effects of microwaves. Yet Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center, tagged microwave attacks against the human brain as part of future warfare in a 2001 presentation to the National Defense Industrial Association about "Future Strategic Issues."

"That work is exceedingly sensitive" and unlikely to be reported in any unclassified documents, he says.
And therein lies the rub, and why I feel a great sympathy towards those who claim to be victims of mind control. The programs that could explain their symptoms are highly classified. And the government would never admit to harassing citizens without a purpose, even if they had been. Why do I know this? Because they didn't admit it before.

In the sixties, the CIA never admitted to their mind control experiments. When Richard Helms was fired from the CIA by Nixon, one of his last acts was to demand the destruction of all the mind-control files. But some files were not destroyed, and were ultimately brought to Sy Hersh at the New York Times. These files were investigated during the Rockefeller and Church committee investigations. Had it not been for some leaker, we may never have known what had been done. We still don't know most of what was done, because those files were destroyed. Yet more secrets that will be kept forever.

To me, mind control victims are like victims of rape. Not all who claim to be victims are. But many are, and are not believed. They are the only ones who know it, and proving it is next to impossible. It is equally invasive and traumatic. So rather than laugh or deride these people or assume that they are crazy, I think a heavy dose of compassion is in order. It’s especially sad that the psychiatric profession teaches that voices in the head automatically signals craziness, when there is evidence that such technology is at least possible.

As most of you know, I was on a Discovery Channel piece re the CIA’s mind control programs. That segment airs again as follows. It’s well done, not counting, of course, the obligatory government shills denying anything serious ever happened. In this county, that's the price of putting serious truths on the air. Fortunately, they get very little air time.

Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Sat, Feb 17, 2007 at 2:00 AM (ET)

Sat, Feb 17, 2007 at 10:00 AM (ET)

Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 1:00 PM (ET)

Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 2:00 PM (ET)

Since this has aired, several people have written to me asking for help with their particular cases. I don’t feel qualified to help victims of mind control. But I do wish we could help them by moving this away from “conspiracy theory” and into the realm of things that need to be seriously investigated. The investigations in the seventies into the CIA’s mind control programs served, if this article is to be believed, was a strong deterrent to further experimentation for years.

The best two books I’ve read on this subject are: “The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control” by John Marks, and the less well-known but equally well-documented book “The Mind Manipulators” by Alan W.Scheflin and Edward M. Opton, Jr. (1978) Arlene Tyner also wrote a good primer article for Probe Magazine. Check out the footnoted articles, books, and videos as well for many more details.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know what you think of Jeff Wells over at Rigorous Intuition ( ), but he certainly treats these and other victims with compassion, and has definitely opened my mind and eyes to things I wouldn't have paid the slightest attention to in earlier years.

Mike Ruppert's now mostly defunct From-The-Wilderness newsletter/website was, it seems, only the beginning of my real education about the who/why/how the world of human affairs is really run; Real History Archives and Real History Blog have been further building blocks in that self-education, and I'm grateful for their existence also, so my thanks to you for creating them and maintaining them.

Writer/activist Michael Parenti has also been vital in improving my understanding of the world, and the first writer to get me to reject the "official" story about JFK...preparing me mentally for what you, Mike Ruppert & others have to say about it; and it was Parenti's theories about the National Security State existing separate, parallel and apart from the ostensibly elected government...serving the REAL powers-that-be...that make somewhat explicable MK-ULTRA and other CIA activities, that have only partly come to light.

Look forward to seeing the Discovery Channel stuff. They had a good segment on secret societies, etc. also ("Skull & Bones" and all that) not too long ago.

Thanks again, from a loyal reader.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Real History Lisa said...

I think quite a lot of Jeff's writing and research over at Rigorous Intuition. You'll see it in my links at right. And I too looked forward to reading articles from "From the Wilderness" and am sorry to see what happened there. It's not unlike the story of one of the big liberal publications, "Ramparts" - they were infiltrated and destroyed from within, while advertiser pressure from without was also brought to bear. Both are cautionary tales, and reminders that blogs may be the last bastion of truth on the planet. All the more reason to fight any opponents to "net neutrality."

Michael Parenti is a hero of mine as well. I met him first at a COPA (Coalition on Political Assassinations) conference years ago. I got on an elevator with him, recognized him, and started gushing. He's quite charming, too. Not stuck up. Very down to earth. In fact, doing what I do, I've met some of the most incredible people on the planet. They aren't the people you see on TV, or hear on the radio. They are just incredibly great writers and activists who haven't been afraid to look under the rug to find what crawls there, and who each, in their own way, are trying to clear it all out. It's a task of Sysephusian proportions, but they persevere anyway, and it's my great honor to know them.

Thanks for being a loyal reader. I wish I had more time to post. There's so much history to uncover and recover, if you will.

12:28 PM  

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