In my post When Allen Dulles Lied About Brainwashing To Get Approval TO Brainwash Americans – Proof I talked about a quote from MKULTRA (CIA secret mind control research project) researcher Dr. Louis Jolyon West, sometimes called simply Jolly West.
I was talking about a news article that revealed that the whole brainwashing ‘threat’ from the “communists” was a completely invented farce simply to influence Congress and the U.S. government to fund their brainwashing efforts.
A short time later, however, in 1953, a high level military study group determined that events had not been what they seemed. Neither the Russians nor anyone else had devised a means of turning men into robots and there was “little threat, if any, to national security,” the study said.
The intelligence community rationalized: they would go ahead anyway, against the chance that the Communists might some day live up to their dread. Furthermore, they saw great potential in developing these tools for their own offensive use.
The really important part though, was this –
There was an “urgent need”, the CIA and other intelligence agencies argued to develop “effective and practical techniques” to “render an individual subservient to an imposed will or control.”
– New York Times, August 2, 1977: Mind-Control Studies Had Origins in Trial of Mindszenty.
This very, very clearly shows that they were INVENTING brainwashing and methods of mind control at that time. (The time period being discussed was the 1940’s and early 1950’s.)
This is where Hubbard and Scientology/Dianetics, Dedrich and Synanon, Moon and the Unification Church, People’s Temple, and any number of other religious or psychological front groups came into play. They used these places as testing grounds.
The fact of targeting ‘the communists’ as both the reason, and falsely, the source initially, for the need to experiment with controlling people’s minds also makes something else very clear. Given the complicity of British intelligence (run by the nobility and monarchy) together with the Vatican in the form of Pacelli, Pope Pius XII, what we’re actually looking at here is simply a continuance of part of what World War II was being used for by these twin-branches of the slavemasters. They were wanting to exterminate “evil opinions”, as directly quoted from one of the Popes that Pacelli was directly in line with forwarding the agenda of (Pope Pius IX). This means we’re looking at a Catholic agenda here, not to put to fine a point on it.
See library article titled: Why Psychiatry Is More Religion Than Science in the religious history/Catholicism section of our Reading Library.
I had included a quote from Jolly West in my original post – the most key part being this:
To society, the communards with their hallucinogenic drugs are probably less bothersome–and less expensive–if they are living apart, than if they are engaging in alternative modes of expressing their alienation, such as active, organized, vigorous political protest and dissent. […]
– Hallucinations: Behaviour, Experience, and Theory by Ronald K. Siegel and Louis Jolyon West – a collection of essays, 1975. ISBN 978-1-135-16726-4. Acknowledgements page lists Donald O. Hebb as helping with advice and criticism.
I believe that author Jan Irvin is who first exposed Jolly West as saying this. At least, that’s where I first found the quote. It was cited in Jan’s article: Entheogens: What’s in a Name? The Untold History of Psychedelic Spirituality, Social Control, and the CIA; published November 11, 2014.
Also in that article, is the fact that Aldous Huxley (who was friends with L. Ron Hubbard) was also friends with Dr. Jolly West and Timothy Leary.
With West, British intelligence agent and Cecil Bloc man Huxley even went to the trouble of instructing him on a better way to use hypnosis in his MKULTRA LSD experiments on people. (Huxley, letter to Humphrey Osmund, 1 June 1957.) Huxley had suggested that West should reverse what he was doing ie: hypnotize them first, then feed them LSD, and then try to bring back the hallucinogenic state through the reintroduction of a hypnotic state. This is basically biological psychiatry/Dianetics same idea of ‘revivification’ of an ‘engram’ experience.
All of which is yet another example of the Catholic desire to cause extermination of ‘evil opinions’.
the Catholic Church… should freely exercise even to the end of the world–not only over private individuals, but over nations, peoples, and their sovereign princes…
… the welfare of human society itself, altogether demand that we again stir up your pastoral solicitude to exterminate other evil opinions…
Quanta Cura Condemning Current Errors December 8, 1864, Pope Pius IX
The evil opinions, what were those per Pius IX?
liberty of conscience and worship is each man’s personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way.
This was also defined as insanity by these Popes.
Getting a clue here on what 90 percent of their ‘mental illness’ diagnoses are really about?
This was what Jolly West was involved in supporting.
I obtained Jolly West’s book –
And I can now offer you (and other researchers) hard evidence that Jolly West really did say what I quoted him as saying.
The Essay by Dr. Louis Jolyon West is Chapter Nine: A Clinical and Theoretical Overview of Hallucinatory Phenomena of the book.
Here’s page 298, the lead up to the now infamous quote –
and here’s page 299, where the quote actually is –
There you have it.
I’m also going to include the text that I typed from the book of some other interesting parts of West’s essay, that I needed for some other articles in progress.
Meanwhile, Osmund’s term “psychedelic” (mind-realizing) (1956) to describe the effect of hallucinogenic substances to expand perceptual and experiential horizons, heralded a period of interest in their potential therapeutic value. This orientation led to the use of certain hallucinogens (especially LSD) for the treatment of a variety of patients with alcoholism, rigid personality patterns, frigidity, and other problems.
The psychological change produced by these chemicals have sometimes been described as a “loosening of ego structure” “dissolving of ego boundaries” or “disrupting of ego defenses”. Such changes may include the experiencing of thoughts, feelings, and perceptions that are usually unconscious or repressed; that is, ordinarily outside the individual’s awareness. Persons who are unusually suggestible, emotionally labile, or unaware of their own reactions and the reactions of others, may become quite disturbed under the influence of such drugs. Feelings of transcendence of ordinary experience, of leaving one’s body, and distortions in time and space perception, are also often reported.
p. 289 –
…some workers have suggested that chronic use of drugs like hashish and LSD may gradually produce major personality changes, often marked by passivity, habit deterioration, and diminution of the highest integrative mental functions. Such a chronic user is often called a “head”. A few develop brief episodes of spontaneous hallucinosis in the absence of drugs – the so-called flashbacks-after chronic or even occasional use.
…the combination of cortical arousal and impaired or distorted information input produced by LSD leads to emergent awareness of ongoing information processing by the brain (the so-called preconscious stream), which is then appreciated by the individual in experiences ranging from fragmentary images to well-developed scenarios.
…for certain individuals, repeated large doses of LSD may lead to apparently irreversible personality changes. Whether it is related to some poorly understood “biochemical scarring” or to the dangers of overexposure to one’s own primary process (normally unconscious ideation) remains to be seen.
Take note of the part in orange because this is exactly what they were doing to people in MKULTRA research projects, and trying to get people to do ‘out in the wild’ – meaning on unsuspecting average people – using Timothy Leary, the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, the Grateful Dead concerts, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters etc.
Jan Irvin also documents an interesting point about that, the fact that they knew what they were doing to people and that was the point.
Humphry Osmond: Remember the first time we met, which was in Cambridge? On the night of the Kennedy election.
Tim Leary: 1960.
Osmond: 1960. We went out to this place. And Timothy then was wearing his gray flannel suit and his crew cut. And we had this very interesting discussion with him. And when we went… and I don’t think I told you this, Timothy. But the night we went we both said “what a nice fellow he is”. He says “he’s a very nice man”, and Aldous said “it’s very very nice to think that this is what’s going to be done at Harvard”. He said “it would be so good for it”. And then I said to him, “I think he’s a nice fellow too. But don’t you think he’s just a little bit square?” [laughter – no mention of “too square for what?”] Aldous said “you may be right”, he said “but after all isn’t that what we want?” [laughter]
Timothy, when I’m discussing the need for understanding human temperament this is the story I tell. Because I said, yeah Aldous and I were deeply interested in the nature of human temperament and we meet someone who – I think that was probably the least satisfactory description of you ever made, Timothy. I think even your greatest enemies would never make that description. And we made it. We were very very concerned because we held that perhaps you were a bit too unadventurous. [for what?] You see what insights we had.
Al Hubbard: Well, you sure as heck contributed your part, but uh… [8:26]
– Youtube video – A Conversation on LSD – 1979.
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