1. Revisiting the Hidden History of MKULTRA
Given the bizarre climate of manipulative mass psychology we find ourselves living through today, and which organizations have been most influential in guiding international policy, it’s time for us to revisit an important piece of corresponding history — Project MKULTRA.
The operation arguably began as project CHATTER, then developed into projects BLUEBIRD and ARTICHOKE, and then later the infamous project MKULTRA. Other covert operations, such as MKNAOMI and MKOFTEN, along with numerous clandestine biowarfare operations, are likewise related, either directly or indirectly. For the sake of simplicity and readability, however, we will use MKULTRA as an umbrella term to explore these behavioral modification projects and how they clearly relate to current events today.
Although an introductory awareness of the project’s existence is fairly mainstream, the instructive details still remain largely unknown; partly because the more disturbing aspects are avoided by the establishment media; partly because most documents were reportedly destroyed; partly because other documents remain classified to this very day; and partly because information hubs like Wikipedia are suspiciously incomplete and in some cases outright misleading.
What we can establish though through incessant investigation, is that some of the most trusted medical authorities in the world at that time — and indeed even pioneers in medical history — secretly worked for different government agencies, most prominently the CIA, who in turn used their expertise to discover the most effective, and undetectable means, of manipulating and controlling human behavior.
This clandestine agenda was skillfully carried out through dozens of well-respected Hospitals, Univalersities, Prisons and Government Agencies, amongst other select locations. This included a large number of North America’s most elite universities, such as Stanford, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, McGill, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and many others.
Funding for MKULTRA research was inconspicuously made through “Nonprofit Foundations” like the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology and the Geschickter Foundation. Although scarcely known, at least two major Foundations — the Josiah Macy Foundation (see HERE and HERE) and the pioneering Rockefeller Foundation (See HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE) — were also sources of MKULTRA funding. According to Historian Alfred W McCoy, the Ford Foundation was also used as a front for CIA “mind-control” research.
Despite the preeminent role that “Nonprofit Foundations” played in facilitating the MKULTRA program, however, Wikipedia’s existing entry on the topic makes no mention of them beyond an inconspicuous one liner that states, “research funds were sent to [Ewen] Cameron by a CIA front organization, the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology”. (See Experiments on Canadians) As you will soon learn, “Nonprofit Foundations” continue to be the favored vehicle of the clandestine community today.
What Were the True Goals of these MKULTRA Associated Projects?
The full scope of the project remains a mystery due to censorship and destruction of documents. What we do know, according to the Church Commission investigation, is the programs were concerned with “controlling human behavior” through “radiation, electroshock, various fields of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, and anthropology, graphology, harassment substances, and paramilitary devices and materials.”
According to a declassified Bluebird document from 1951 (see Bluebird – Specific Problems, #18) they were also interested in how certain substances could be “best concealed in a normal or commonplace item, such as candy, cigarettes, liqueur, wines, coffee, tea, beer, gum, water, aspirin tablets, common medicines, Coke, toothpaste.”
Declassified documents pertaining to Project Artichoke also show an interest in the “control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against such fundamental laws of nature such as self-preservation”. (See Mission of the Project, #3) Correspondingly, another document outlines the potential to produce amnesia in a target as one of “extreme importance” (see #1), as well techniques for inducing mass hypnosis in “audiences of various sizes” ( see #6).