Project MKUltra and the Deep State

Project MKUltra and the Deep State

The CIA, MKUltra, and the Shadows of Secret Research.

The Deep State and the weaponized Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States has been involved in numerous covert operations since its inception in 1947. Among these, Project MKUltra, which began in the early 1950s and officially halted in 1973, stands out as one of the most controversial and disturbing instances of government-sanctioned violation of human rights. This blog post delves into the depths of MKUltra, exploring its origins, key players, locations, and the aftermath, including spin-off programs that persisted beyond its supposed termination.

Origins and Objectives: MKUltra emerged in the context of the Cold War, a period characterized by intense rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. The CIA initiated the program to develop techniques for mind control that could be used for interrogation purposes against Soviet enemies, as well as to safeguard against brainwashing of U.S. personnel.

The project was officially sanctioned in 1953 by then CIA director Allen Dulles. We have read a lot about Allen Dulles, who appears to be anchored in every dark corner of American history. In fact, when it came to MKUltra, even Dulles’ son was subject to their experiments, showing us that Allen Dulles truly had no limits to his darkness. 

The Players: Allen Dulles, as the director of the CIA, played a pivotal role in sanctioning MKUltra. Under his direction, Sidney Gottlieb, a chemist and the program's chief, spearheaded the experiments.

Gottlieb is often remembered as the architect of MKUltra, designing many of its most daring and ethically dubious experiments, but was one of many at the time. 

The Experiments: MKUltra involved a series of illegal experiments on humans to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations in order to weaken individuals and force confessions through mind control. The program encompassed more than 150 human experiments involving psychedelic drugs, paralytics, electroshock therapy, and various forms of torture. LSD was a central focus of MKUltra. The CIA conducted experiments to study its effects on mental states, hoping to harness it for mind control. Unsuspecting Americans, including mental patients, prisoners, drug addicts, and members of the general public, became unwitting subjects in these tests.

Locations: Experiments were carried out in numerous locations, including universities, hospitals, prisons, and pharmaceutical companies across the United States and Canada. Notable sites included the Stanford Research Institute in California, McGill University in Montreal (where Dr. Ewen Cameron conducted his notorious "psychic driving" experiments), and the Edgewood Arsenal human experiments in Maryland.

Aftermath and Spin-offs: The discovery of MKUltra's activities in the 1970s led to public outrage and Congressional hearings, notably the Church Committee. Officially, the program was terminated, and many of its records were destroyed in an attempt to obliterate evidence. Something we continue to witness even to this day where corrupt politicians bleachbit their devices to cover up their crimes.

However, rumors and investigations suggest that spin-off programs continued under different names, further exploring psychological manipulation and enhanced interrogation techniques. The legacy of MKUltra is seen in the persistent concerns over government surveillance, control, and the ethics of psychological experimentation. In fact, Project MKUltra had several subprojects and associated spin-offs focusing on different aspects of mind control, behavior modification, and interrogation techniques. Some of these included:

1. **Project Bluebird** (later renamed Project Artichoke) - This was an earlier project that focused on the use of various methods to control an individual's mind and to extract information from resisting minds.

2. **Operation Midnight Climax** - A project that involved the administration of LSD and other chemicals to unwitting individuals in social situations, without their consent, to study their reactions and the possibility of manipulating them.

3. **Project Chatter** - A Navy program that preceded MKUltra, focusing on identifying and testing truth serums and other interrogation and mind-control techniques.

Reflection: The story of MKUltra serves as a stark reminder of the lengths to which the US Government and the Deep State may go in the name of national security, often at the expense of ethical considerations and human rights. While the full extent of MKUltra and its descendant programs may never be fully understood, its uncovering has sparked an ongoing debate on the moral responsibilities of those in power. The unraveling of MKUltra's secrets has also led to a broader awareness and skepticism of government activities, underscoring the need for transparency and accountability in all areas of governance. As history moves forward, the shadows cast by MKUltra continue to serve as a reminder of the potential dangers of unchecked authority and the importance of safeguarding individual freedoms against the overreach of power.

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