Some really nice things they did to psychiatric patients in the 50s!!!
“In 1946, President Truman approved Project Paperclip, bringing Hitler’s top scientists into the United States. 600 mind scientists were placed in the military industrial complex along with colleges and universities.”
Former CIA operative/intelligence insider Mark Phillips states: “mind sciences, or the study of human behavior in relation to the mind is the newest of all arts. It’s less than 100 years old and it’s by far the one that is most cloaked in secrecy.
“From 1957 to 1964 patients at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal became mind control guinea pigs for MK-Ultra under scientist Ewen Cameron’s authority.
Ewen once stated: “It is not simply against future conspiracies of evil men which we have to guard ourselves… But the weaknesses and faults in our own ways of living…. Against which we have to be on continual guard.”
Dr. Harvey Weinstein, a clinical professor at UC Berkeley, CA states the program was designed to “figure out a way to interrogate people and learn how to protect their agents against control by others. (In the 1950s the CIA began to find top-secret experiments in brainwashing).
Dr. Weinstein goes on to state “if you put somebody in a position of being disabled by not feeding them or not allowing them to sleep or overwhelming them with sound. If you use massive shock treatment and you give people massive dosages of drugs such as mescaline, amphetamines or LSD and if you put them in periods of darkness where they can’t predict from one minute to another what’s going to happen. Anyone can be open to being brainwashed.”
I don’t even know what to say to that, oh goody?
Brainwashing correlates directly to cognitive dissonance as it is used to “indoctrinate so intensively and thoroughly as to effect a radical transformation of beliefs and mental attitudes.”
Weren’t you supposed ta be helping these people???
And by the way, dehumanizing, terrorizing, abuse, torture and forced medication still goes on in psychiatric wards today.
Professor Weinstein of Berkeley goes on to state “Ewen Cameron was probably the foremost psychiatrist of his time in the 50s. He was using high tech sound techniques, he was using multiple types of loop recorders to force people to listen to recorded messaged 24 hours a day for weeks on end to basically destroy people’s thinking patterns.” Helpful!!
One of Cameron’s patients recounts: “he injected the lysergic acid into the vein and he patted me on the shoulder and he said ‘now there lassie, we’ll see you later.’ And I started to feel very frightened and the fright became a terror and so I began throwing myself from one side of the room to the other. I didn’t know what to do to stop this feeling. It felt like my bones were melting, that I was, I just didn’t know who I was anymore.”
9 victims went on to sue the doc. What on earth did they do with this knowledge? Oh well, who cares.
Oh wait, “psychological warfare is “the use of propaganda or other psychological means to influence or confuse the thinking of an enemy or opponent.” Ok ok, so who are the enemies???? Not the peeps in the loony bins no mo I hope
The New York Times uncovered this story on August 2nd, 1977.
The mental health system reinforces the idea that the suffering are paranoid and thus their CREDIBILITY goes buh bye. I’m surprised these victims were believed. Kudos for their strength.
And a quote I don’t know what to do with
“Wars are not won on the battlefield, they’re won in the mind’s of the people” -CIA guy
The key to what I’m getting at is our system didn’t work, doesn’t work, and needs major improvement. What these people suffer from can be transient. But if we keep indoctrinating in them that they will always be ill, then they will always be ill. Others will oppress them, and they will oppress themselves with a feeling of inadequacy. It is a vicious, demeaning form of cyclical oppressive forces.
A lot of people suffer from some form of dissociation. It could be endured by too much TV Programming, trauma, and I dunno I’m tired I haven’t slept and it’s five am :p
We need to find the missing pieces of ourselves!!! We need to gain strength! The time of oppression is over.
I don’t have all the answers. And I won’t. But I truly believe dissociation is at the heart of our problems. Therapists, in my opinion should not rule out DID as it could be present on the small scale. And I really like the Jungian framework.