In June of 1951, when the ‘Big Three’ (Vatican, British, and American Intelligence) met at a secret conference at a Ritz-Carlton in Canada, they knew there was no such thing as “brainwashing” – it was one of their own propagandists who had invented the termbut they needed to invent a threat supposedly from those dastardly communists, also their invention from previous generations, in order to drum up financing from their respective governments and give them a suitable outer “cover”, but more importantly this “threat” must provide a plausible reason so that they could carry out their real goal, which was – to experiment in how to “brainwash” people.

Put simply, the goals of which were:

  • Repentance and Self-Condemnation, blank slate – Allen Dulles
  • weaken, undermine, or remove the supports to the old patterns of behavior and the old attitudes – Dr. Schein

Author Alfred McCoy describes this meeting further – citing Canadian George Cooper’s report about his investigation into what was going on at McGill University. The meeting is documented in Cooper’s Appendix 21, described as: Minutes of June 1, 1951 Canada/US/UK meeting re: communist “brainwashing” techniques during the Korean War

I am currently trying to track down a copy of that, but in the meantime that meeting is also verified as taken place in documents from Black Vault’s MKULTRA archives disk 1, folder 149496.


Screenshot –



The coordinating point of all three countries programs was a Dr. Webster of the RDB, as laid out in this next document from Black Vault’s MKULTRA archives disk 1, folder 144788, image #1 – this is a really important one when you understand just who that is that I highlighted.



Doesn’t tell you much, does it, but the importance of the statement I highlighted cannot be understated.

Who is he and what is the RDB?


This is William in 1952 – also VP of New England Electric



You can read all about who he is and what this “RDB” is, in these two library articles of mine –


A couple of years a later, a man named George A. Morgan submitted an outline to the CIA of what he called The Doctrinal Program.  This was May 5, 1953.

The outline was based upon a paper that he says was “prepared and unanimously approved ‘by a PSB* Panel established by the Board at its Fifteenth Meeting on September 11, 1952.” He then explains that the purpose of it was “to study the problem of doctrinal warfare, specifically as directed against Soviet doctrine, and to make recommendations for U.S. action.

*PSB=Psychological Strategy Board

Under point 1, he discusses that the goal is “to create confusion, doubts and loss of confidence in the accepted thought patterns” of basically anyone deemed to be “under Communist influence.

Under point b, he discusses that this doctrinal program is meant to foster a long-term intellectual movement of which the primary goal is to: break down world-wide doctrinaire thought patterns which have provided a fertile intellectual basis for Cornmunist and other doctrines hostile to American objectives.

That’s quite a loaded statement, when you think about it. That could literally be anything that these people have decided is “hostile”. And…to American objectives?

What the heck does that even mean? If you skip down to page 6 you’ll see that means America, CIA and DIA-wise apparently, which in turn would link right back on up to that secretive coalition formed in 1951, whose goal I believe is well-expressed by Morgan in his point c: encourage universal acceptance of the philosophy and spirit of the Free World.

Universal acceptance.

That would mean..


That sounds rather un-free to me, how about you?


Skipping down to page 10, it gets into the meat-and-potatoes of the plan. On page 11, Morgan proposes covertly routing their funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) because: “it pro-rates funds over several years since its activities are not restricted by fiscal years.” Fancy-talk for we can hide it longer there.

He also points out what he thinks is another plus for this NSF, the fact that it provides an already existing cover of “lines” into universities that would, as Morgan puts it, “make the establishment of a doctrinal institute easier and more effective.”

And…there was the added bonus of that after the “reputation was established” – fancy speak for INTELLIGENCE COVER laid in – Morgan suggests that then they could happily have some un-named “private foundations” take over funding the Institute. On page 14 he asks for a cool million dollars to get the ball rolling, so you can see the scope of what this plan was meant to encompass, and since his plan got approved, there’s no reason to think he didn’t get it either. (although I can’t be 100 percent positive).

Morgan then goes on at some length of the different ways they could get people at universities to do studies and submit research papers on particular areas of interest they wanted, especially lesser known points of how the “communists” influence peoples minds.

There are a number of CIA studies and MKULTRA programs that did exactly that after this proposal by Morgan. For example, studies of the ‘trance effect’ of various activities of the Pentecostal church were done in conjunction with the Brits (William Sargant, et. al, Battle for the Mind) barely 3 years later, and then there’s John Lofland and his “world-savers” study/interaction with Young Oon Kim (Moon Unification Church initial establishment) which began around 4 or 5 years after that.

These are just a couple of very good examples of the type of thing they were looking for here, that were sponsored in one way or another.

His second part of his proposal goes into all the kinds of books they need to do, but on page 17 he decides to provide some definitions for key terms. One of which is the doctrinal program where he defines the target: “the doctrinal program is directed at a specifically defined group, rather than at the mass.

Under Target of the Doctrinal Program point c is very interesting. It says –

Hence the major target of the doctrinal program is the developed, articulate mind. This mind, engaged in developing concepts and rationalizations and capable of projecting the same to others, possesses the ability to classify, analyze and synthesize. The developed mind contains a store of knowledge, prejudices, opinions, predispositions, and traditional use patterns of these elements. It is characterized by an active urge to present to others the conclusions of its mental processes.

Their targets are no dummies, in other words.

And, while in his next point he is willing to admit that this kind of person can be found in all walks of life, he does make this statement: “but members of the elite most generally possess developed minds.

He clarifies though that: “Even though the developed mind is more frequent among the influential class, it is not a man’s
position, however, but his proficiency in using his mind, which designates him as a proper target for the doctrinal

OK, so this “elite” then, are actually simply smart people who know how to think.

He then very carefully words what they want to do with us smarties.

The doctrinal program is the consciously planned effort to bring this elite into contact with thought-stimulating materials which will interpret that elite’s environmental ideologies into a pattern which will prepare those intellectuals to accept an attitude favorable to, or predisposing this elite towards the philosophy held by the planners of the doctrinal program.


Well, if that isn’t the fanciest way that I’ve heard in a while, for getting around saying they want to pull a classic bait-and-switch. By using our own interests as the BAIT and then once we are hooked they SWITCH to an attitude they want us to have.

And why do they want to hook us smarties so badly?

Morgan tells us that’s because we “carry a weight and influence in forming, or at least predisposing, the attitudes and opinions of the opinion-moulding leaders in an area.”

Finally, in a separate document concerning “Annex B” – which is the seriously secret part of the plan – he details some rather key elements to my topic today.

This is dated June 16, 1953 and he starts out referring to that “the clandestine service has concurred” with this final draft – which means the CIA.

Look at page 2, these points in particular:

  • Through non-attributable means encourage and provide for the publication, promotion and/or distribution
    of such doctrinal materials as would be valuable to this program but which would be substantially less
    valuable were they clearly attributable to the U.S. Government.
  • Infiltrate individuals into foreign associations and organizations with doctrinal potential (newspapers, universities, etc.) to influence their actions and output.
  • When appropriate stimulate through non-attributable means conferences and public forums on matters of a doctrinal nature.
  • Create, when advisable, deviationist movements designed to split organizations promulgating hostile ideologies so long as they would not develop into a threat to U.S. security.

Deviationist movements intentionally created?



The head of Synanon once said:

Ref – The Connection Between Synanon and Scientology – Part 7: When God Plots



With what I now know, it’s clear to me that he was actually revealing that he was very much in lockstep with the second phase of this coordinated program – the CULT experiments on “freestanding populations”.

You know, the Deviationist movements phase.

They did that?

Oh yea. They most definitely did.

But it was in the 1960′s that the idea of using these techniques on essentially freestanding populations was experimented with and the cults provided the laboratory setting for social influence processes where the people are not taken into complete physical custody.

  • – Lecture by Dr. Alan Scheflin, Professor of Law, Santa Clara University and author of the book “The Mind Manipulators” published November 30, 2008


The CULTS provided the lab setting for them to experiment with people who were not locked up in mental hospitals and prisons (their previous guinea pigs of choice).

Synanon, Scientology, Unification Church, the People’s Temple, any of you who got baited into becoming members?


You were literally lab rats.


Scientology, Synanon, SEED, and the then very small (in the U.S.) Young Oon Kim’s Moonie group, three out of four of these (with the exception of SEED) had activities that were strongly based out of the San Francisco Bay area.

This was right at the time when the CIA’s George Hunter White was carrying out his “safe-house” LSD experiments in that area, as well as Louis Jolyon West’s little known CIA MKULTRA project – one where he and a friend pretended to be hippies in an apartment in Haight-Ashbury – as well as what Willis Harman was up to together with Tavistock man, Eric, over at SRI (Stanford Research Institute).

All of these “researches” actually were also billed as Cult research or “deviant” research – with any number of anthropologists and sociologists trying to give the real purposes of the research an outer credibility.

Look how closely this classic textbook on propaganda is following along with Morgan’s basic deviationist movement creation ideas.

The focus of propaganda on freestanding populations now, was not to modify ideas, but to provoke action. It was not to change adherence to a doctrine, but to make the individual cling irrationally to a process of action. It was not to lead to a choice, but to loosen the reflexes. It was not to transform an opinion, but to arouse an active and mythical belief.

– Propaganda: the Formation of Men’s Attitudes by Jacques Ellul, 1965. You can read it here.


Charles Dederich, L. Ron Hubbard, Jim Jones, Reverend Moon etc. etc., were all also working off the whole conditioned reflex/collective myth propaganda technique – part of, as CIA MKULTRA doctor Harold Wolff called it, “Psychological Warfare” (which was combined with duress of some kind, usually lack of sleep).

The two great routes that this sub-propaganda takes are the conditioned reflex and the myth.

  • Propaganda tries first of all to create conditioned reflexes in the individual by training him so that certain words, signs, or symbols, even certain persons or facts, provoke unfailing reactions.
  • On the other hand, the propagandist tries to create myths by which man will live, which respond to his sense of the sacred.

By “myth” we mean an all-encompassing, activating image a sort of vision of desirable objectives … Such an image pushes man to action precisely because it includes all that he feels is good, just, and true.

Only when conditioned reflexes have been created in a man and he lives in a collective myth can he be readily mobilized.

– Propaganda: the Formation of Men’s Attitudes by Jacques Ellul. You can read it here.

Note: You can read more specifics about how both Dedrich and Hubbard used similar Myths as part of their brainwashing techniques, in The Connection Between Synanon and Scientology – Part 7: When God Plots.

Now compare this to Morgan’s basic Doctrinal Program lay out –

The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare uses “the following operational definition of behavorial modification: the systematic application of psychological and social principles to bring about desired changes in or to prevent development of certain ‘problematic’ behaviors and responses.1

1 – Letter from Frank Arlucci, Acting Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, to Chairman Sam. J. Ervin, Jr. July 25, 1974, printed as Item I.A.26

– Individual Rights and the Federal Role in Behavior Modification; A Study Prepared by the Staff of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-Third Congress, Second Session; published November 1974; 655 pages. – found at Black Vault’s MKULTRA archives.


Pretty amazing, eh?

Deviationist movements, indeed.


Speaking of which –

A posting by activist Arnie Lerma turned me on to a book called The Light on Synanon.

Page 231 of that book revealed that Synanon leader Charles Dederich bragged of Synanon’s ties with Moon, Scientology, People’s Temple and some militant Sikh’s thrown in the mix for good measure.


In fact among the three main ones here (scientology, moon, synanon) you could say that at least at one visible point, certain elements of Scientology’s Guardian’s Office personnel were acting literally as if they were the “local” senior intelligence handler of the bunch. For example, through their front group called the APRL.

Now let’s focus in again at one particular point from The Doctrinal Program –

  • Create, when advisable, deviationist movements designed to split organizations promulgating hostile ideologies so long as they would not develop into a threat to U.S. security.

And now look at this about the authors of Doomsday Cult

Rodney Stark and fellow researcher John Lofland actually sought out a “deviant religious group” to study in the early 1960s. They found a new group in San Francisco led by Young Oon Kim…

That particular deviant group was totally and completely an intelligence front for both the Korean CIA and the American CIA, with the British and Vatican thrown in there for good measure. Stark and Lofland were themselves working out of a particular Institute that was nothing but run by OSS and CIA personnel.

I believe we have found one of the deviationist movements that this secret CIA program chose to back…

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The above was excerpted from my main Reading Library article entitled: The Use of U.S. Universities to Conduct Eugenics Research and Intelligence Operations. If this topic interests you, there is much more where this came from.

Virginia McClaughry

Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. I would be curious to know how the Lubavitch movement aligns with other mind control cults – especially as I’be just learned Trump son in law Jared Kushner is a long-standing member. ..

  2. Reblogged this on Ann Diamond’s Weblog and commented:
    Fascinating and important – even if you didn’t grow up in Montreal in the 1950s when the aftermath effects of the 1951 Ritz Carlton meeting were everywhere, in schools run by ex-military personnel who became teachers and passed their mind control training on to students – while at McGill Ewen Cameron and his colleagues created lifelong mental patients in thei relentless search for the perfect Manchurian Candidate


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