Ultimately it comes down to how you see the world. The kind of conspiracy you are describing, or implying, is inconceivable to me: too big, too complex, too likely to go wrong or be discovered, ever to be mounted. What you are describing ... is vastly much bigger - and more complex and more dangerous - than any known mind control/psy ops project. And there is no evidence for it. [...]
Those - like you - who argue for a U.S. state conspiracy are proposing a massive, multi-agency conspiracy of a kind which has never been seen before. All the U.S. state agencies hate each other and barely co-operate, engage in endless turf wars. The kind of inter-agency operation you are proposing simply has never existed in peace time. It is inconceivable to me that such a group could be got together. And this is probably the main reason that the official U.S. state organisations and politicians have never taken the conspiracy theories seriously. They know how the U.S. state operates and thus dismiss this idea at the outset. (And the official inquiry into 9-11 is full of examples of the hostility between state agencies.) In reality, when the planes hit the towers a large slice of the U.S. military and intelligence bodies immediately thought of Bin Laden. And they have never had a good reason to change their minds - not least because Bin Laden and his various cohorts have admitted - boasted of - doing it.
When I saw the face of the alleged Oklahoma Bomber, Timothy McVeigh, I knew I had seen that expression before. I couldn't quite place the memory until a few days later when I read a newspaper account that reported McVeigh as saying that the government had implanted a computer chip in his hip to track him! The bells rang and the lightbulb lighted and I remembered where I had seen that "face" before.
He was young, about 26 or 27, blond, blue-eyed, clean- cut, powerfully built and definitely suffering. His body- language said it all. The young man sitting across from me in my hypnotherapy consulting room was overwhelmed by terror. His eyes darted to the right and the left as though expecting a blow from any quarter, and he was coiled as tightly as an overwound clock spring. His story was not entirely unique, but the level to which it had affected him was profound, possibly the worst I had seen, and I knew he needed help NOW.Several months ago I was contacted by the owner of a large book store in a nearby city. She frequently refers clients to me for hypnosis. Generally they are the run-of-the-mill New Agers desiring past-life regressions out of simple curiosity, but sometimes the situations are quite serious and troubling. Luke's case, (a pseudonym) was one of the latter.Maggie, (pseudonym), the book store owner, sponsors and promotes many book signings, seminars and classes that are held in the reading room of her store and she had met Luke at one of these. She knew something was troubling him, but it was some time before he confided in her. Now, he was telling his story to me."The government is experimenting on me," he revealed in embarrassed anguish. "I don't know why or how, but there are a lot of people in on this and they are trying to drive me crazy.""What makes you think the government is experimenting on you?" I asked."I KNOW they are. They have my house bugged, my phone is tapped, they have some kind of thing planted in me to control my thoughts, and they have people everywhere watching me.""What kind of people are watching you, where are they, and how do you know this?""The people who live around me are part of the project. They have them planted everywhere -- at McDonalds, at the laundromat, in the stores, at the restaurant, where I work. They put drugs into my food to knock me out and then they come and take me and experiment on me. Then, when they put me back, I can hear the people next door discussing me." He paused and looked at me pleadingly. "I know you think I am crazy, but you have to believe me. Something REAL is happening to me. It is not just in my mind and I am not making it up. I sleep with a gun under my pillow because someday they are going to make a mistake and I am not going to be completely out when they come!"And the story goes on. Luke's anguish, paranoia and utter terror were real and tangible. This kid really believed what he was saying. For a few moments I toyed with the thought that he really ought to be hospitalized immediately as a danger to himself and others, but, the thing is, I had heard this sort of thing before to one extent or another. [Note: Because of the nature of his problems and the possibility that he was, in fact, manifesting schizophrenia, I DID refer him to a local psychological unit for evaluation. Whether he went or not, I'll probably never know, but I knew that a case as severe as his was simply out of my range of expertise and ethical responsibility.]Last year I met a young woman at a local gathering for people interested in Eastern Healing Techniques. She was a well-to-do stockbroker's wife, stylish and vivacious. But, she took me aside and told me that her life was crashing around her because she had gone out for a drink with one of her husband's co-workers and he had taken her out to a remote area and she couldn't remember what happened to her there. She was sure, from bits and pieces she could pull together in her head, that this guy was a government agent, he had been a Navy S.E.A.L., her phone was tapped, they were watching her, and she was the subject of some kind of government experiment. She was distraught to the point of being unable to function. Her marriage was falling apart, her children were virtually abandoned by her efforts to find out what was going on in her life, and she was on the brittle edge of a breakdown.In recent months I have talked to a dozen or more people who whisper to me about "white vans, death camps," the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" and the institution of martial law. They seem to be roughly divided into two groups: those who are involved in metaphysics and UFO phenomena and those who are not. The former group tend to talk about conspiracy in terms of "UFO cover-up" and captured "alien technology" which is going to be used by the Industrial-Military Complex to control us and then institute a One World Government. The latter group, resurrecting the frightening specter of pre-Nazi thought and philosophy, interprets the conspiracy as an event or series of historical events, leading up to this moment in time wherein the groundwork is being laid for the dreaded "New World Order." They blame it on the Jews, the Blacks, the Masons, the Templars, and assorted other "secret societies" which have infiltrated and control the government.
And now we have the Oklahoma Bombing. What are we to make of all of this?Well, FDR was reported as having once said that "nothing in politics happens by accident." If any event leads to a specific result, we have the right to conjecture that that result was the desired objective and to ask: cui bono? Who benefits?So, what did I find out from my various subjects who were being "persecuted by the government?" In all cases, after one or more hypnosis sessions, the scenario that played itself out was quite similar. All claimed to have been repeatedly abducted by "aliens" since childhood and their abductors were the ubiquitous Grays. All claimed to have been implanted with control and measuring devices which both transmitted and received. All claimed to have been given screen memories that the abductions were done by humans in uniform. In several cases, I was able to peel back that screen to discover that the so-called "Grey Aliens" were, in fact, a screen memory of HUMAN abductions!And, what about Timothy McVeigh? Well, Dr. Jacques Vallee once proposed the idea that one way to stop a train is to accelerate it to the point that it jumps the track. I think this is what we are dealing with here.Was Timothy McVeigh abducted and implanted? Was he controlled and manipulated to do what he did? We have only to look at the POLITICAL results to see what the objective was. What is the rhetoric in the media? What institutional actions are being taken? What public feeling is being engendered by this event? Remember, nothing in politics happens by accident, from Pearl Harbor, the assassination of JFK, to the Oklahoma Bombing. We are all victims."
"Agents of the world's elite have been long engaged in a war on the populace of Earth. Greed is the motivation for this war, a greed so pervasive that it encompasses the planet and all of the beings on it, but in recent times a philosophy has been used to justify that greed. It is the philosophy of mass control, that ultimately aims at dictating every aspect of human life - even remolding man's perception of reality and himself." [Jim Keith, Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness]
1) factual or forensic truth; that is to say, legal or scientific information which is factual, accurate and objective; it is obtained by impartial procedures;
2) personal and narrative truth including "witness testimonies." The timeline to which these remarks serve as an introduction, attempts to provide as many of these elements as possible.
"The very label [conspiracy] serves as an automatic dismissal, as though no one ever acts in secret. Let us bring some perspective and common sense to this issue.
The United States comprises large organizations - corporations, bureaucracies, "interest groups," and the like - which are conspiratorial by nature. That is, they are hierarchical, their important decisions are made in secret by a few key decision-makers, and they are not above lying about their activities. Such is the nature of organizational behavior. "Conspiracy," in this key sense, is a way of life around the globe.Within the world's military and intelligence apparatuses, this tendency is magnified to the greatest extreme. During the 1940s, [...] the military and its scientists developed the world's most awesome weapons in complete secrecy... [...]Anyone who has lived in a repressive society knows that official manipulation of the truth occurs daily. But societies have their many and their few. In all times and all places, it is the few who rule, and the few who exert dominant influence over what we may call official culture. - All elites take care to manipulate public information to maintain existing structures of power. It's an old game.
America is nominally a republic and free society, but in reality an empire and oligarchy, vaguely aware of its own oppression, within and without. I have used the term "national security state" to describe its structures of power. It is a convenient way to express the military and intelligence communities, as well as the worlds that feed upon them, such as defense contractors and other underground, nebulous entities. Its fundamental traits are secrecy, wealth, independence, power, and duplicity.Nearly everything of significance undertaken by America's military and intelligence community in the past half-century has occured in secrecy. The undertaking to build an atomic weapon, better known as the Manhattan Project, remains the great model for all subsequent activities. For more than two years, not a single member of Congress even knew about it although its final cost exceeded two billion dollars.During and after the Second World War, other important projects, such as the development of biological weapons, the importation of Nazi scientists, terminal mind-control experiments, nationwide interception of mail and cable transmissions of an unwitting populace, infiltration of the media and universities, secret coups, secret wars, and assassinations all took place far removed not only from the American public, but from most members of Congress and a few presidents. Indeed, several of the most powerful intelligence agencies were themselves established in secrecy, unknown by the public or Congress for many years.Since the 1940s, the U.S. Defense and Intelligence establishment has had more money at its disposal than most nations. In addition to official dollars, much of the money is undocumented. From its beginning, the C.I.A. was engaged in a variety of off-the-record "business" activities that generated large sums of cash. The connections of the C.I.A. with global organized crime (and thus de facto with the international narcotics trade) has been well established and documented for many years. - Much of the original money to run the American intelligence community came from very wealthy and established American families, who have long maintained an interest in funding national security operations important to their interests.In theory, civilian oversight exists over the US national security establishment. The president is the military commander-in-chief. Congress has official oversight over the C.I.A.. The F.B.I. must answer to the Justice Department. In practice, little of this applies. One reason has to do with secrecy. [...]A chilling example of such independence occurred during the 1950s, when President Eisenhower effectively lost control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The situation deteriorated so much that during his final two years in office, Eisenhower asked repeatedly for an audience with the head of Strategic Air Command to learn what America's nuclear retaliatory plan was. What he finally learned in 1960, his final year in office, horrified him: half of the Northern Hemisphere would be obliterated.If a revered military hero such as Eisenhower could not control America's nuclear arsenal, nor get a straight answer from the Pentagon, how on earth could Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, or Nixon regarding comparable matters?Secrecy, wealth and independence add up to power. Through the years, the national security state has gained access to the world's most sophisticated technology sealed off millions of acres of land from public access or scrutiny, acquired unlimited snooping ability within U.S. borders and beyond, conducted overt or clandestine actions against other nations, and prosecuted wars without serious media scrutiny. Domestically, it maintains influence over elected officials and communities hoping for some of the billions of defense dollars. [including scientists, universities, etc.]Deception is the key element of warfare, and when winning is all that matters, the conventional morality held by ordinary people becomes an impediment. When taken together, the examples of official duplicity form a nearly single totality. They include such choice morsels as the phony war crisis of 1948, the fabricated missile gap claimed by the air force during the 1950s, the carefully managed events leading to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution... [...]The secrecy stems from a pervasive and fundamental element of life in our world, that those who are at the top of the heap will always take whatever steps are necessary to maintain the status quo.[S]keptics often ask, "Do you really think the government could hide [anything] for so long?" The question itself reflects ignorance of the reality that secrecy is a way of life in the National Security State. Actually though, the answer is yes, and no.Yes, in that cover-ups are standard operating procedure, frequently unknown to the public for decades, becoming public knowledge by a mere roll of the dice. But also no, in that ... information has leaked out from the very beginning. It is impossible to shut the lid completely. The key lies in neutralizing and discrediting unwelcomed information, sometimes through official denial, other times through proxies in the media.[E]vidence [of conspiracy] derived from a grass roots level is unlikely to survive its inevitable conflict with official culture. And acknowledgement about the reality of [conspiracies] will only occur when the official culture deems it worthwhile or necessary to make it. Don't hold your breath.This is a widespread phenomenon affecting many people, generating high levels of interest, taking place in near-complete secrecy, for purposes unknown, by agencies unknown, with access to incredible resources and technology. A sobering thought and cause for reflection." [Richard Dolan]
There exists in our world today a powerful and dangerous secret cult.
"This cult is patronized and protected by the highest level government officials in the world. It's membership is composed of those in the power centers of government, industry, commerce, finance, and labor. It manipulates individuals in areas of important public influence - including the academic world and the mass media. The Secret Cult is a global fraternity of a political aristocracy whose purpose is to further the political policies of persons or agencies unknown. It acts covertly and illegally."
"Although the lust for control can be discerned since the beginning of recorded history, a nexus of particular importance arose in Germany in the latter half of the 19th century. As the country increased in military and industrial might, becoming the strongest power in Europe, a revolution simultaneously took place in German philosophic and scientific thought that paradoxically would spread through the world to create positive technological change as well as to birth innumerable toxic children. According to one source:
The spread of materialistic philosophy of life was world-wide in this age, and the idolatry of power was not confinced to Germany, but its corrosive effect was particularly strong in a country that was not inured to power. [Germany, History Since 1850, Encyclopedia Americana, New York: Americana Corporation, 1963]One aspect of this transformation, this "idolatry of power," was a negative transformation of the psychological sciences. In the late 19th century, earlier more humanistic approaches to understanding mankind were replaced by a scientific philosophy that would be employed less as a measure for the understanding of man than as a justification for a new feudalism and a mechanism of pure control.The materialist overhauling of psychology was in great part ushered in by the work of the German psychologist Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt. Wundt was a professor of philosophy at the University of Leipzig, and in 1875 established the worlds first psychological laboratory there, a move that would eventually turn the world of more humanistic-oriented psychology on its head. Interesting, but Wundt's grandfather is documented as having been a member of the Illuminati secret society, making it not unreasonable to imagine that herr professor may also have been a member of that group.Wundt, in reflection of a powerful materialistic groundswell in German thought that began with Schopenhauer at the beginning of the 19th century and that was to be later epitomized by Karl Marx, rejected in cavalier fashion the notion that man might have a soul or deeper significance than the merely physical, that he was in fact anything more than an animal. Following this line of reasoning, an approach that came to be known in psychology as Structuralism, Wundt insisted that all psychological studies should depend entirely on the study of body reactions. The truth of man, Wundt insisted, could be determined solely through mechanistic means: measurement, analysis, and dissection of bodies. After Wundt had thoroughly infused the psychological sciences with his materialist approach, many scientists - and the members of the ruling class that employed them - believed that they were justified in treating human beings as if they were pieces of meat, and as an overall plan of action, proceeded to do so.The materialist psychological doctrine spread rapidly with at least twenty-four laboratories established by Wundt's students between the years 1883 and 1893, with more of the German's acolytes fanning out to infiltrate related fields, such as education. Wundt's materialistic approach would infect the thinking of most of the influential psycholgists, psychiatrists, educators, and social planners who would follow in the 20th century.One man who marched to Wundt's dirge was the Russian, Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. Pavlov conducted a wide-ranging research into techniques of control, primarily using dogs for his experimentation. In the now-famous experiment, Pavlov fed his dogs, stimulating salivation, while at the same time ringing a bell. After doing this many times, Pavlov was able to stimulate salivation in reaction to the sound of the bell alone. Other of Pavlov's experiments involved rewarding dogs with petting, or punishing them with pain. Using these kinds of approaches, Pavlov developed his theory of the conditioned reflex, demonstrating that animals are motivated by patterns of conditioned response, and that conditioning can be artificially induced. The results of Pavlov's experiments did not escape the social planners of his day, nor those who would follow." [Jim Keith, Mass Control: Engineering Human Consciousness]
These fanatical groups, exercised from their inaccessible strongholds an influence out of all proportion to their size. On August 8, 1164, the Persian Nizariyya from their seat of Alamut, the 'Eagles Nest', proclaimed the 'Great Resurrection', the Paradise on Earth which no longer recognizes any law. This, seems to be the source of a much cited legend about the 'Assassinis'; the leaders secured the loyalty of their followers by intoxicating them with hashish so that they experienced the joys of paradise as described in the Koran. Translated back into the every-day world they awaited with the greatest impatience the death which would take them once more to the bliss which they had had a foretaste. [Sons of the Serpent Tribe]
"Despite frantic efforts, the O.S.S. failed to find an effective interrogative drug. Yet the lure was so enormous that even after the war the newly created C.I.A. continued the effort undeterred. But it was not until the 1949 trial of Cardinal Josef Mindszentry by the Soviet-installed Hungarian communist regime that the C.I.A. realized that drugs held other promises as well. In the course of Mindszentry's trial, his deportment, demeanor and speech led C.I.A. analysts to the conclusion that he had been successfully subjected to an extraordinary form of psychological manipulation. Although the technique was unknown to C.I.A. psychologists, it was clearly of such efficacy and power as to cause him to confess to crimes he did not commit and could not have committed; and they were quite certain that drugs were somehow involved. The Soviets had clearly mastered a new form of totalitarian control; and discovering its secrets became an urgent intelligence priority. On April 20, 1950, C.I.A. Director Roscoe Hillenkoetter approved the United States' government's first research and development program expressly designed to develop techniques for the control of the human mind. It was known through successive incarnations as Projects BLUEBIRD, ARTICHOKE, MKULTRA and MKSEARCH; and eventually came to encompass 149 distinct behavioral science research programs and 33 related non-behavioral projects over the course of twenty-three years.
The open-ended research program that Hillenkoetter approved was given sudden impetus by two dramatic developments. The first was the outbreak of war in Korea sixty-six days later; the second was the public breakdown of the U. S. ambassador to the Soviet Union some two years thereafter. During the Korean conflict American forces often performed poorly in the field against enemy armies that had no prior experience in mechanized warfare; and in one particularly shameful incident, an entire U.S. army division fled the field.Moreover, the conduct of American servicemen in captivity was shocking. Fifteen per cent of American prisoners of war held by the Chinese Communists actively collaborated with their captors, and a full seventy per cent signed fraudulent confessions to war crimes or written denunciations of the United States government. More alarming still, large numbers of those that signed confessions or denunciations refused to recant after their repatriation. Many were suspected of having returned to the United States as willing spies for the enemy; and some were later proven to be. Of similar concern was the bizarre behavior of Ambassador George F. Kennan at Templehof airport while en route to London from Moscow. There Kennan exploded in anger at a naive question posed by an inexperienced reporter; and as a result of his ill-advised response was declared persona non grata by the Soviet regime. Such were the times that many senior American officials were convinced that this incident provided strong evidence that Kennan had fallen victim to Soviet mind control.The general outline of the C.I.A.'s behavioral science research program - commonly, but incorrectly referred to as MKULTRA - was inadvertently revealed by the Rockefeller Commission in 1975. Established by President Ford to investigate allegations of C.I.A. illegality, the Commission's Final Report contained a one-line reference to a federal employee who had killed himself after having been unwittingly drugged by a C.I.A. officer as part of an MKULTRA experiment. This sparked a press furor that eventually resulted in more extensive congressional investigations chaired by Sen. Edward F. Kennedy. Not surprisingly, both the press and the Sen. Kennedy focused their investigations upon the more lurid aspects of MKULTRA, which included the kidnapping, drugging and torturing of American citizens on American soil for research purposes and the effort to develop "programmed assassins." Overlooked in the process were the C.I.A.'s efforts to determine the effects of electromagnetism upon the psyche, electromechanical stimulation of the brain, a form of technologically-based E.S.P., remote viewing, precognition, psychokinesis and, especially, nonaural voice communications with radio and microwave transmissions. This was unfortunate, for their researchers made gains in most of these areas and scored dramatic breakthroughs in others.According to declassified financial records and the testimony of retired C.I.A. officers, the C.I.A. had by 1961 developed implant devices for dogs, making it possible for their handlers to guide them through various courses by remote control. During this same time frame they also developed techniques for disrupting bodily functions with radio waves. By the mid-1960's they had successfully developed and field-tested nonaural voice communications with both radio and micro waves; and by 1977 they had developed and field-tested a rudimentary form of electromechanical "mind reading." But despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, they have steadfastly maintained that they failed entirely in their quest to control the human mind.
There are perhaps three reasons for the C.I.A.'s implausible denials. The first is legal responsibility. For as the Kennedy hearings established, C.I.A. officers wildly exceeded their authority in the course of MKULTRA. Innocent citizens were kidnapped off the streets and drugged, hypnotized and subjected to physical torture. These actions were and remain felonous; and had the criminal justice system taken its proper course, scores of C.I.A. officers would have faced capital charges. The second reason is the explosive nature of the data they developed in the course of their experiments. For contrary to common belief, the human psyche lacks systemic integrity. Rather than the tightly integrated system that has been historically assumed, it is in fact a loosely related collage of drives, inhibitions, orientations, functions, desires and beliefs - all of which are subject to external manipulation. The third and final reason is the extraordinary ease of reengineering the human mind. With the ARTICHOKE technique, a psyche may be broken apart, restructured and reassembled almost to specification in approximately four hours - all without the victim's consent, or even his conscious awareness.As declassified C.I.A. documents make clear, a principal objective of MKULTRA was to develop techniques that would allow the Agency to exert control over an individual to such an extent that he would do their bidding "against his will and even against such fundamental laws of nature such as self-preservation." Technically, they failed; but only because a parallel project run by the Department of Defense achieved success first. The C.I.A. research and development program was reportedly shut down in 1973, and the ARTICHOKE techniques perfected by the military were adopted wholesale." [MKULTRA and the weaponization of the human psyche by Charles S. Viar]
"As of this writing, there has been no public discussion of ARTICHOKE-assisted suicide bombings. Indeed, all official discussions of suicide attacks have carefully omitted any reference to ARTICHOKE as an element of the suicide attack strategy. They have instead focused upon the supposed religious fanaticism of the bombers. [...]
[R]eligious fanaticism fails to explain the remarkably low failure rate of suicide bombings. To date, not a single recruit is known to have defected to either Israel or the United States; and only one is known to have refused to carry out his assigned mission. On the basis of current public source reports, the failure rate of suicide bombers appears to be about 1 in 80; and such an extraordinary figure is only attributable to scientific technique." [...] [MKULTRA and the weaponization of the human psyche by Charles S. Viar]
"For more than a century and a half, Hasan bin Sabah and his followers terrorized the Muslim world by systematically murdering anyone who stood in their way. In this, their principal weapon was the programmed assassin, psychologically weaponized with a technique strikingly similar to ARTICHOKE. In terms of strategy, tactics and technique, the Assassini were the historical predecessors of today's suicide bombers; and for that reason they are instructive. The Medieval Islamic elite failed to devise an effective strategy against suicide assassins, and for that they paid a fearsome price.
It was not until the Mongol Conquest that the Assassini were finally suppressed, and then only by sheer brutality. Lacking modern sensibilities, the Mongols laid waste their strongholds and surrounding areas; and all known, suspected, and potential supporters of the Assassini were summarily put to the sword. The number of people killed by the Mongol's in their campaign against the Assassini has been lost to history, but it was surely in the hundreds of thousands and it may have numbered in the millions.Contemporary suicide bombers pose an almost identical challenge to the political structures of the contemporary world." [...] [MKULTRA and the weaponization of the human psyche by Charles S. Viar]
"The main threat to Democracy comes not from the extreme left but from the extreme right, which is able to buy huge sections of the press and radio, and wages a constant campaign to smear and discredit every progressive and humanitarian measure." - George Seldes
"There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself." - Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Senator