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Well, we continue, folks, with our series on mind control in America; important that you have pen and paper and that you take notes. And if you’d like to order this series, all tapes of The Hour of the time are 7 dollars for CAJI members, dollars for everybody else – 7 dollars for CAJI or Intelligence Service members, dollars per tape for everyone else. You can order anything that’s on sale or your CAJI membership or your Intelligence Service membership or tapes of The Hour of the time by writing to CAJI, C-A-J-I, until the end of the month and then it will become the Intelligence Service, post office box 1420, that’s 1420, Showlow, that’ s S-h-o-w-l-o-w, Arizona, 85901. That’s post office box 1420, Showlow, spelled S-h-o-w-l-o-w, Arizona, 85901. Make checks or money orders out to Annie, A-n-n-i-e, period. Don’t call and say, “Annie who?” like a lot of you have been doing. Just follow direction, folks. Annie, A-n-n-i-e.
Now, you learned a little bit last night and we’re going to continue. The United States government has conducted several types of mind-control experiments, ladies and gentlemen, some of which were real life experiences, such as those used on Little Augie – which we described last night – the LSD experiments in the safehouses of San Francisco and Greenwich Village; experiments on prisoners, such as the California Medical Facility at Vacaville ; many experiments were conducted in both mental hospitals and the Veterans Administration hospitals. After our soldiers were injured in war, they were further injured by our own Veteran’s Administration and government personnel in the intelligence community.
This experimentation, folks, requires money, lots of it, and the United States government has funnelled funds for drug experiments through different agencies, both overtly and covertly. One of the funding agencies to contribute to the experimentation is the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration – which was also known as LEAA – LEAA, a unit of the United States Justice Department and one of President Richard Nixon’s favourite pet agencies. The Nixon Administration, folks, was, at one time, putting together a program for detaining youngsters who showed a tendency toward violence in „concentration“ camps. According to the Washington Post, the plan was authored by Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker. Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch was told by John Erlichman, Chief of Staff for the Nixon White House, to implement the program. He proposed the screening of children of six years of age for tendencies toward criminality. Those who failed these tests were to be destined to be sent to the camps. The program, fortunately, was never implemented.
LEAA – or the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration came into existence in 1968 with a huge budget to assist various U.S. law enforcement agencies and its effectiveness, however, was not considered too great. After spending over 6 billion dollars, the Federal Bureau of Investigations reports general crime rose 31 percent and violent crime rose 50 percent. But little accountability was required of LEAA on how it spent its funds. And I can guarantee you the funds were not spent to control crime. The LEAA’s role in the behaviour modification research began at a meeting held in 1970, ladies and gentlemen, in Colorado Springs. Attending that meeting were Richard Nixon, Attorney General John Mitchell, John Erlichman, H.R. Haldemann and other White House staffers. They met with Dr. Bertram Brown, director for the National Institute of Mental Health, and forged a very close collaboration between LEAA and the Institute. LEAA was a product of the Justice Department and the Institute was a product of Health, Education and Welfare.
LEAA funded 350 projects involving medical procedures, behaviour modification and drugs for delinquency control. Money from the Criminal Justice System was being used to fund mental health projects and vice versa. Eventually, the leadership responsibility and control of the Institute began to deteriorate and their scientists began to answer to LEAA alone. The National Institute of Mental Health went on to become one of the greatest supporters of behaviour modification research. Throughout the 1960’s, court calendars became blighted with lawsuits on the part of „human guinea pigs“ who had been experimented upon in prisons and mental institutions. It was these lawsuits, ladies and gentlemen, which triggered the Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights investigation, headed by Senator Sam Erwin. The subcommittee’s harrowing report was virtually ignored by the news media. Thirteen behaviour modification programs were conducted by the Department of Defence. The Department of Labour had also conducted several experiments, as well as the National Science Foundation. The Veterans‘ Administration – the VA and VA hospital – were also deeply involved in behaviour modification and mind control. Each one of these agencies, including LEAA, and the Institute, were named in secret Central Intelligence Agency documents as those who provided research cover for the MK-ULTRA program.
Eventually, LEAA was using much of its budget to fund experiments, including aversive techniques and psychosurgery, which involved, in some cases, irreversible brain surgery on normal brain tissue for the purpose of changing or controlling behaviour and/or emotions. In Canada, many unsuspecting subjects of these experiments were given a prefrontal lobotomy through the nasal cavity. Senator Erwin questioned the head of LEAA concerning ethical standards of the behaviour modification projects which LEAA had been funding. Erwin was extremely dubious about the idea of the government spending money on this kind of project without strict guidelines and reasonable research supervision in order to protect the human subjects. After Senator Erwin’s denunciation of the funding polices, LEAA announced that it would no longer fund medical research into behaviour modification and psychosurgery. Despite the pledge by LEAA’s director, Donald E. Santarelli, LEAA ended up funding 537 research projects dealing specifically with behaviour modification. Now, there is strong evidence to indicate psychosurgery was still being used in prisons in the 1980’s. Immediately after the funding announcement by LEAA, there were 50 psychosurgical operations at Atmore State Prison in Alabama. The inmates became virtual zombies. The operations, according to Dr. Swan of Fisk University, were done on black prisoners who were considered politically active.
The Veterans‘ Administration openly admitted that psychosurgery was a standard procedure for treatment and not used just in experiments. The VA Hospitals in Durham, Long Beach, New York, Syracuse and Minneapolis were known to employ these products on a regular basis. VA clients could typically be subject to these behaviour alteration procedures against their will and without their knowledge. Erwin subcommittee concluded that the rights of VA clients had been violated. LEAA also subsidized the research and development of gadgets and techniques useful to behaviour modification. Much of the technology, ladies and gentlemen, whose perfection LEAA funded, had originally been developed and made operational for use in the Vietnam War. Companies like Bangor Punta Corporation and Walter Kidde and Co., through its subsidiary Globe Security System, adapted these devices to domestic use in the United States. ITT was another company that domesticated the warfare technology for potential use on United States citizens. Rand Corporation executive Paul Baran warned that the influx back to the United State of the Vietnam War surveillance gadgets alone, not to mention the behaviour modification hardware, could bring about „the most effective, oppressive police state ever created.“
One of the fascinating aspects of the scandals that plague the United States Government is the fact that so often the same names appear from scandal to scandal to scandal. From the origins of Ronald Reagan’s political career, as Governor of California, Dr. Earl Brian and Edward Meese played key advisory roles. Dr. Brian’s name has been linked to the October Surprise and is a central figure in the government’s theft of PROMIS soft ware from INSLAW. Brian’s role touches from the Cabazon Indian scandals to United Press International. He is one of those low-profile key figures and may have been involved in the murder of Danny Casolero. And, alas, his name appears again in the nation’s behaviour modification and mind control experiments. Dr. Brian, you see, was Reagan’s Secretary of Health when Reagan was Governor. Dr. Brian was an advocate of state subsidies for a research center for the study of violent behaviour. The center was to begin operations by mid-1975, and its research was intended to shed light on why people murder or rape, or hijack aircraft. The center, folks, was to be operated by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and its primary purpose, ac cording to Dr. Brian, was to unify scattered studies on anti-social violence and possibly even touch on socially tolerated violence, such as – yes, you guessed it, football – football or war. Dr. Brian sought $1.3 million for the center.
Now, it certainly was possible, ladies and gentlemen, that prison inmates might be used as volunteer subjects at the center to discover the unknowns which triggered their violent behaviour. But Dr. Brian’s quest for the center came at the same time Governor Reagan concluded his plans to phase the state of California out of the mental hospital business by 1982; the patients dumped on the streets became the nation’s homeless. Reagan’s plan is echoed by Governor Pete Wilson today, to place the responsibility of rehabilitating young offenders squarely on the shoulders of local communities. Now remember, ladies and gentlemen, for the union, they instituted the policy of community health care – that is, mental health care centers. Now, as the proposal became known more publicly, a swell of controversy surrounded it. In fact, it ended in a fiasco. The inspiration for the violence center came from three doctors in 1967, five years before Dr. Brian and Governor Reagan unveiled their plans. Amidst urban rioting and civil protest, Doctors Sweet, Mark and Ervin of Harvard – there’s that place again that always pops up, Harvard – put forward the thesis that individuals who engage in civil disobedience possess defective or damaged brain cells. If this conclusion were applied to the American Revolution or the Women’s Rights Movement, a good portion of American society would be labelled as having brain damage.
In a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association, they stated: “That poverty, unemployment, slum housing, and inadequate education underlie the nation’s urban riots is well known, but the obviousness of these causes may have blinded us to the more subtle role of other possible factors, including brain dysfunction in the rioters who engaged in arson, sniping and physical assault. There is evidence from several sources that brain dysfunction related to a focal lesion plays a significant role in the violent and assaultive behaviour of thoroughly studied patients. Individuals with electroencephalographic abnormalities in the temporal region have been found to have a much greater frequency of behavioural abnormalities (such as poor impulse control, assaultiveness, and psychosis) than is present in people with a normal brain wave pattern.” Wow, what a remarkable conclusion! Someone who has been proven to have abnormal brainwave patterns, signifying that they have abnormal functioning of their brain are more apt to engage in unacceptable social behaviour. I could have told them that with more experimentation with no funding for research; wonder why they didn’t ask me.
Soon after the publication of this statement in the Journal, Dr. Ervin and Dr. Mark published their book, called “Violence and the Brain”, which included the claim that there were as many as 10 million individuals in the United States “who suffer from obvious brain disease.” They argued that the data of their book provided a strong reason for starting a program of mass screening of Americans. From their book: “Our greatest danger no longer comes from famine or communicable disease. Our greatest danger lies in ourselves and in our fellow humans…we need to develop an ‚early warning test‘ of limbic brain function to detect those humans who have a low threshold for impulsive violence…Violence is a public health problem, and the major thrust of any program dealing with violence must be toward its prevention.”
The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration funded the doctors $108,000 and the National Institute of Mental Health kicked in another $500,000, under pressure from Congress. You see, they believed that psychosurgery would inevitably be performed in connection with the program, and that, since it irreversibly impaired people’s emotional and intellectual capacities, it could be used as an instrument of repression and social control, which was the true aim of all of this bullshit. The doctors wanted screening centers established throughout the nation – just like they had in the Soviet Union. In California, the publicity associated with the doctors‘ report, aided in the development of The Center for the study and Reduction of Violence. Both the state of California and LEAA provided the funding. The center was to serve as a model for future facilities to be set up throughout the United States. The Director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute – that’s the Neuropsychiatric Institute and I’m going to say it again, the Neuropsychiatric Institute and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, that’s the University of California at Los Angeles, Dr. Louis Jolyon West – and I’m going to say that again, Dr. Louis Jolyon West was selected to run the center. You’re going to hear a lot about Dr. West, for he is an infamous villain. Dr. West is alleged to have been a contract agent for the Central Intelligence Agency, who, as part of a network of doctors and scientists, gathered intelligence on hallucinogenic drugs, including LSD, for the super-secret MKULTRA program; Dr. Timothy Leary is another. Like Captain White, West conducted LSD experiments for the Central Intelligence Agency on unwitting citizens in the safehouses of San Francisco. He achieved notoriety for his injection of a massive dose of LSD into an elephant at the Oklahoma Zoo; the elephant died when West tried to revive it by administering a combination of drugs. Dr. Timothy Leary, in the meantime, addicted the entire youth of a generation known as the Hippie movement who were making waves with their ideas of living in a peaceful world; they had to be discredited. What better way to discredit a generation of young people than to addict them to drugs, and at the same time, use them as guinea pigs in mind control experimentation under MK ULTRA?
Dr. West was further known as the psychiatrist who was called upon to examine Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassin. It was on the basis of West’s diagnosis that Ruby was compelled to be treated for mental disorders and put on happy pills. The West examination was ordered after Ruby began to say that he was part of a right-wing conspiracy to kill President John Kennedy. Two years after the commencement of treatment for mental disorder, Ruby died of cancer in prison. After January 11, 1973, when Governor Reagan announced plans for the Violence Center, West wrote a letter to the then Director of Health for California, J. M. Stubblebine – and remember that name also. I’ll be back after this pause.
The letter read, “Dear Stub, I am in possession of confidential in formation that the Army is prepared to turn over Nike missile bases to state and local agencies for non-military purposes. They may look with special favour on health-related applications. Such a Nike missile base is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, within a half- hour’s drive of the Neuropsychiatric Institute. It is accessible, but relatively remote. The site is securely fenced, and includes various buildings and improvements, making it suitable for prompt occupancy. If this site were made available to the Neuropsychiatric Institute as a research facility, perhaps initially as an adjunct to the new Center for the Prevention of Violence, we could put it to very good use. Comparative studies could be carried out there, in an isolated but convenient location, of experimental or model programs for the alteration of undesirable behaviour. Such programs might include control of drug or alcohol abuse, modification of chronic anti-social or impulsive aggressiveness, etc. The site could also accommodate conferences or retreats for instruction of selected groups of mental- health related professionals and of others – for example: law enforcement personnel, parole officers, special educators – for whom both demonstration and participation would be effective modes of instruction. My understanding is that a direct request by the Governor, or other appropriate officers of the State, to the Secretary of Defence (or, of course, the President), could be most likely to produce prompt results.” Some of the planned areas of study for the Center included: Studies of violent individuals; experiments on prisoners from Vacaville and Atascadero, and hyperkinetic children; experiments with violence producing and violent inhibiting drugs; hormonal aspects of passivity and aggressiveness in boys; studies to discover and compare norms of violence among various ethnic groups; studies of pre-delinquent children. It would also encourage law enforcement to keep computer files on pre-delinquent children, which would make possible the treatment of children before they became delinquents.
The purpose of the Violence Center was not just research. The staff was to include sociologists, lawyers, police officers, clergymen and probation officers. With the backing of Ronald Reagan and Dr. Brian, West had secured guarantees of prisoner volunteers from several California correctional institutions, including Vacaville. Vacaville and Atascadero were chosen as the primary sources fo r the human guinea pigs and these institutions had established a reputation, by that time, of committing some of the worst atrocities in West Coast history. Some of the experimentations differed little from what the Nazis did in Germany before and during World War 2.
Dr. Earl Brian, Governor Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of Health, was adamant about his support for mind control centers in California. He felt the behaviour modification plan of the Violence Control Centers was important in the prevention of crime. The Violence Control Center was actually the brain child of William Herrmann as part of a pacification plan for California – a pacification plan for California. A counter insurgency expert for Systems Development Corporation and an advisor to Governor Reagan, Herrmann worked with the Stand Research Institute, the RAND Corporation, and the Hoover Center on Violence. Herrmann was also a Central Intelligence Agency agent who is now serving an eight year prison sentence for his role in a CIA counterfeiting operation. Counterfeiting operation? Could that be the real source of all these supposed counterfeit 100 dollar bills that they’re using to justify a currency exchange? He was also directly linked with the Iran-Contra affair according to go vernment records and Herrmann’s own testimony. In 1970, ladies and gentlemen, Herrmann worked with Colston Westbrook as his CIA control officer when Westbrook formed and implemented the Black Cultural Association at the Vacaville Medical Facility, a facility which in July experienced the death of three inmates who were forcibly subjected to behaviour modification drugs. The Black Cultural Association was ostensibly an education program designed to instill black pride identity in prisons, the Association was really a cover for an experimental behaviour modification pilot project designed to test the feasibility of programming unstable prisoners to become more manageable – and as you will see, ladies and gentlemen, to program unstable prisoners to leave prison and commit terrible atrocities.
Westbrook worked for the CIA in Vietnam as a psychological warfare expert, and as an adviser to the Korean equivalent of the CIA and for the Lon Nol regime in Cambodia. Between 1966 and 1969, he was an advisor to the Vietnamese Police Special Branch under the cover of working as an employee of Pacific Architects and Engineers. His „firm“ – firm, I sat that facetiously – contracted the building of the interrogation/torture centers in every province of South Vietnam as part of the CIA’s Phoenix Program – the same program that Lt. Colonel James “Bobo” Gritz brags that he was a part of; his bragging will do him in, for he is indeed a Trojan horse. The program – the Phoenix program, which James ‘Bo’ Gritz by his own admission was a part of – was centered around behaviour modification experiments to learn how to extract information from prisoners of war, a direct violation of the Geneva Accords; later responsible for the murder of approximately 40,000 young, patriotic south Vietnamese. We were told that they were killing Viet Cong cadre. The Phoenix Program actually paved the way for the invasion of South Vietnam by the north and the enslavement under communism of that nation. Now, folks, I’m not telling you that the nation, as it existed when we were a part of its existence, was a good nation, I’m just telling you the truth about what happened.
Westbrook’s – you better listen to this very carefully, ladies and gentlemen because what I’m going to reveal to you now is going to send chills up your spine and make you so angry that you will not be able to sit still, now get a good grip on yourself and on your chair and listen very carefully – for Westbrook’s most prominent client at Vacaville prison was Donald DeFreeze who between 1967 and 1969, had worked for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Public Disorder Intelligence unit and later became the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army. I’m going to tell you this again so that it will sink in. All of these random, unexplainable acts of violence, these groups that form and rage across the nation and disappear, burned to a crisp in some bonfire set by government agents; I told you in my book where they came from and many of you didn’t believe me.
Donald DeFreeze, between 1967 and 1969, worked for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Public Disorder Intelligence unit and later became the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army. He was one of Westbrook’s prize mind control subjects at Vacaville. Many authorities now believe that the Black Cultural Association at Vacaville was the seedling of the Symbionese Liberation Army – and I can tell you that it was, without any hesitation whatsoever. Westbrook, you see, was the one who designed the SLA logo, the cobra with seven heads – and has a distinct meaning in the mysteries, the mystery schools of ancient Babylon– and he also gave DeFreeze his African name of Cinque. The Symbionese Liberation Army, ladies and gentlemen, was responsible for the assassination of Marcus Foster, superintendent of School in Oakland and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst. As you research the background of all of these so-called “whackos” who take a weapon and gun down children in schoolyards or innocent people in shopping malls, you will find that all of them have the same history, all of them participated in mind control experiments; many of them are alumni of prisons in California and I could go on and on and on.
As a counterinsurgency consultant for Systems Development Corporation, which was a security firm, Herrmann told the Los Angeles Times, ladies and gentlemen, that a good computer intelligence system would separate out the activist bent on destroying the system“ and then develop a master plan „to win the hearts and minds of the people“. The San Francisco-based Bay Guardian, recently identified Herrmann as an international arms dealer working with Iran in 1980, and possibly involved in the October Surprise. Herrmann is in an English prison for counterfeiting – again, there’s that counterfeiting; could this, again, be the source of the phony 100 dollar bills that they claim is the reason for the currency exchange? Herrmann allegedly met with Iranian officials to ascertain whether the Iranians would trade arms for hostages held in Lebanon. Ask Ollie North. Some of you stupid fool sheeple actually intend to elect Ollie North, the traitor, to the United States Senate.
The London Sunday Telegraph confirmed Herrmann’s CIA connections, tracing them from 1976 to 1986. He also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations and this information was revealed in his London trial. In the 1970’s, Dr. Brian and Herrmann worked together under Governor Ronald Reagan on the Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, and then, a decade later, again worked under Reagan. Both men have been identified as working for Reagan with the Iranians and with Colonel Oliver North. The Violence Center, however, died an agonizing death. Despite the Ervin Senate Committee investigation and chastation of mind control, the experiments continued. But when the Watergate scandal broke in the early 1970’s, Washington suddenly felt it was too politically risky to continue to push for mind control centers. Top doctors began to withdraw from the proposal because they felt that there were not enough safeguards and even the Law Enforcement Assistance Agency, which funded the program, backed out, stating, the proposal showed „little evidence of established research ability of the kind of level necessary for a study of this cope“. All of this, only because the spotlight of the public eye had fallen upon them; they were caught with their pants down and, as always, when the light is turned on, the cockroaches scramble.
Eventually, ladies and gentlemen, it became known that control of the Violence Center was not going to rest with the University of California, but instead with the Department of Corrections and other law enforcement officials. This information was released publicly by the Committee Opposed to Psychiatric Abuse of Prisoners. The disclosure of the letter resulted in the main backers of the program bowing out and the eventual demise of the center – again, the cockroaches, in the blinding light, scattered and scrambled under the sink. Dr. Brian’s final public statement on the matter was that the decision to cut off funding represented „a callous disregard for public safety“. Though the Center was not built, the mind control experiments, ladies and gentlemen, continue to this day; some of them are known to many of you as the alien abduction phenomenon.
Should I continue? The Central Intelligence Agency, folks, held two major interests in use of LSD to alter normal behaviour patterns. The first interest centered around obtaining information from prisoners of war and enemy agents, in contravention of the Geneva Accords. The second was to deter the effectiveness of drugs used against the enemy on the battlefield. The MK-ULTRA program was originally run, ladies and gentlemen, by a small number of people within the Central Intelligence Agency known as the Technical Services Staff or TSS for short. Another CIA department, the Office of Security, also began its own testing program. Friction arose and then infighting broke out when the Office of Security commenced to spy on TSS people after it was learned that LSD was being tested on unwitting, unknowing American citizens. Not only did the two branches disagree over the issue of testing the drug on the unwitting, they also disagreed over the issue of how the drug was actually to be used by the CIA. The Office of Security envisioned the drug as an interrogation weapon. But the TSS group thought the drug could be used to help destabilize another country, it could be slipped into the food or beverage of a public official in order to make him behave foolishly or oddly in public; or, it could be given to an entire generation of young people and discredit them forever. One CIA document reveals that L.S.D. could be administered right before an official was to make a public speech and thus embarrass him and discredit him in the eyes of the public. Realizing that gaining information about the drug in real life situations was crucial to exploiting the drug to its fullest, TSS started conducting experiments on its own people. There was an extensive amount of self-experimentation. The Office of Security felt the TSS group was playing with fire, especially when it was learned that TSS was prepared to spike an annual office Christmas party punch with LSD, the Christmas party of the Central Intelligence Agency. L.S.D. could produce serious insanity for periods of eight to 18 hours and possibly longer. And you wonder what has happened to the United States of America? Ladies and gentlemen, a good portion of this series on mind control is taken from a series of articles published in the NAPA Sentinel in 19… [Ends]