How to Psychoanalyze A Nation

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This CIA declassified document was recovered from the internet archive. It was declassified in 2004. This document is says that it was “Prepared for the Psychology division by Buford H. Junker with the assistance of Drs. W. Lloyd Warner, John F. Embree, Conrad M. Arensberg, and J.E. Weckler. This document concerns How to Psychoanalyze a Nation.

The R&A (Research and Analysis) Branch – that these people were underneath in the Psychology Division – was initially led in 1942 by Dr. James Phinney Baxter III (President of Williams College) and then later by Harvard historian Dr. William Langer in 1943. Robert C. Tryon was head of the Psychology Division itself.

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Excerpts from document:

The essential social and psychological facts about any country can be subsumed under six broad categories: I. Adaptation to the natural environment. (the forms of economic enterprise and the groupings of people in them). II. The social organization. III. Ideologies (the symbolic system of each social aggregate; ultimate beliefs and sanctions for behavior). IV. Recent social change (general trends and important dislocations within the last generation). V. Leaders and leadership (leadership in the organizational sense; particular individual leaders and aspirants). VI. The individual in his society (personality development in key groups, important national characteristics; etc.).

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Document details

DATE: January 2, 1942

CIA #N/A

NAMES mentioned (or relevant):

  • Robert C. Tryon- Psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley; part of planning for the Psychology Division in 1941; later in R&A Branch, head of Psychology Division.  Tryon also began work as a “behaviour geneticist” in 1942 while working for the OSS. He experimented on rats to see if skill in maze-solving could be passed on to offspring. {Ref} – Introduction to Psychology
    *See Alternate History of Dianetics – Roaring 40′s second part for more on Tryon and Geoffrey Gorer – British born, “anthropological researcher” of Yale’s Institute of Human Relations,  and Time magazine in 1944 documented that he was doing secret research in Washington for the British Government.
    *See Time Magazine, August 07, 1944 – Science: Why are Japs, Japs?
  • Dr. James Phinney Baxter III (President of Williams College) and current head of R&A branch.
  • Dr. John Fee Embree – Dr. Embree also worked for the OWI (Office of War Information) Foreign Morale Analysis Division, and specialized in Japanese morale, how to railroad it into the one world agenda. His claim to fame on being an “expert” on the Japanese is based on a stay in a village called Suye Mura between November 1935 and November 1936 (with his wife accompanying him). Embree later followed Brit Geoffrey Gorer (who had an obsession with psycho-analysing a culture based on toilet-training and other ideas) and Gorer stated that strict toilet training and the loss of attention when another child was born were the major factors influencing Japanese behavior. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Gorer was a whining, women-hating nut-case. He consistently projected his own inadequacies, traumas and obsessions with such onto others as even a cursory study of his materials will soon reveal. Embree also wrote a proposal concerning the American Indian Department of the U.S. government, in 1949. He and his sister Edwina attended the University of Hawaii at the same time, where they were friends with Hall Lippincott. Emree wound up as Director of Southeast Asia Studies at Yale University in 1950, the year he and his daughter were run down by an automobile and killed – he was only 42. His father was Edwin R. Embree secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation and involved in propaganda efforts in China as one of the Trustees of Peking Union Medical College founded in 1906 by the nationalist Chinese government and American and British Christian organizations. PUMC  (its acronym) was then reorganized in 1917 by the Rockefeller Foundation to be, according to Dr. Simon Flexner, “the Johns Hopkins of China.” This all led to establishing a foothold for the testing of psychiatric (and others) pharmaceuticals on the Chinese people.
  • Dr. Buford Helmholz Junker was born September 19, 1911 in New York City. In 1929 he graduated from Pelham Memorial High School in Pelham, New York. In 1933 he received an A.B. cum laude in Anthropology from Harvard College. After his undergraduate, Junker pursued graduate work at Harvard conducting research in Anthropology until 1934.From 1939 – 1940, Junker conducted research in a project commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation to study the roots of opinion formation processes in a small Michigan city. The project took many iterations as essays and manuscripts the first of which was entitled “What Hometown Thinks About the War in 1940”. Junker changed the title in a later draft to “What Hometown Thought About the War in 1940” and further developed the project for its republication under the pseudonym John Flint as “Hometown: A Study of Social Stratification and Secondary Education”.Junker served from 1941 – 1943 as a staff member with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in Washington, D.C. From 1943 – 1945, as an Army Captain on active duty, Junker went overseas with the OSS to Allied Force Headquarters (AFHQ) in Algiers, Naples, Grenoble, Lyon, and Paris. From 1943 – 1944 he worked with the Psychological Warfare Branch, AFHQ, Army Services Forces, and Information and Education Division. In 1945 Junker returned to Washington, D.C. where he assisted Lt. Col. Charles Dollard in the Analysis and Planning Branch of the OSS.Ref: University of Chicago Library, Guide to the Buford Junker Papers 1930-1975.
  • Dr. William Lloyd Warner – see below.
  • Dr. Conrad Maynadier Arensberg – see below.
  • Dr. Joseph Edwin Weckler, Jr. – see below

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People and Images

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Conrad M. Arensberg – helped prepare this document

Conrad Aransberg

Conrad was, according to his son Cornelius, “a quiet, bookish child, not favored with good looks, and keenly embarrassed by a stammer”.

Curiously, this distinct stammer only happened when speaking English, he had none when he was speaking another language.

Probably as a direct result of a negative self-image and social awkwardness, he threw himself into the only avenue he felt he could stand out in – studying. He excelled at such do-less oriented subjects as History, and languages, such as English, Latin and French. He taught himself German, stood for the College Boards in it and earned the highest score in the nation. You can see why he took all those languages, because he could sound like he was not mentally impaired for once – which is what stammers were often equated with at the time.

He hated living amongst the “unrefined” as I call it, and after being accepted by Harvard, he left for Cambridge in 1927. Years later, he said that the day he left was one of the happiest of his life, “singing for joy over each of the seven ridges of the Alleghenies, vowing never ever to return, but to remain forever in the greater world of Boston and beyond.”

When Arensberg moved on to attending Harvard, he was also there at the same time as Warner and Junker, graduating in 1931, then pursuing his doctorate which was completed in 1934.

Continuing his focus on do-less subjects, he transferred his interest in history to the new Slavemaster subject of Anthropology. His doctoral dissertation, published as ”The Irish Countryman” in 1937, was the first study of a European culture versus focusing on cavemen (which had been the Darwinian focus previously).

In a letter to his mother not long after his arrival at Harvard, he was having trouble choosing his major, and decided on speaking to a man named Tozzer –

Before I make any definite decision — and that isn’t necessary until March — I’m going to call on Tozzer, the anthropologist-archeologist, you know, and find out what concentration there means. Perhaps there is a training there as good as any for writing, for anthropology is no more than a psychological history of mankind — as nowadays all [not decipherable] are psychological.

Get that?

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Anthropology is a psychological history of mankind.

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In his junior year, he declared anthropology his major, influenced by Tozzer and three years of undergraduate summer travel to Europe .

During much of his senior year as well as the following summer and part of 1932, he carried out anthropological field work in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

This was the “work” that Phillips lampooned (see Warner section) and under the supervision of W. Lloyd Warner, Ansberg helped to set up a study of ethnic minorities later to be published by Warner and Leo Srole in the Yankee City series as The Social Systems of American Ethnic Groups (1945).

In 1932 Arensberg was invited to join a Harvard anthropology department project designed to study Ireland. A graduate student at that time, he was assigned by the project to explore Irish rural life in County Clare. You romance novel readers out there should recognize that name – its the scene of a number of books by author Nora Roberts. For example; the trilogy Born in Fire, Born in Ice, and Born in Shame is about 3 sisters and their lives that revolve around County Clare.  See how novels are used to forward propaganda?

Warner also went to Ireland with Arensberg during the summer of 1942, as Warner was in charge of the social anthropology of the project. Arensberg was joined later by Solon T. Kimball, a fellow Harvard student and Yankee City research alumnus, Arensberg spent nearly three years in the Irish Free State.

Arensberg also helped found the Society of Applied Anthropology. In a 1942 book, ”Measuring Human Relations,” for example, he and Eric Chappele turned their attention to nonverbal behavior, or as Dr. Arensberg liked to put it, ”who does what to whom in what order.” Sounds very useful if your simply trying to figure out how to dominate and control people towards a One World under the Brits agenda – which is about its only use, in my opinion.

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Only a Slavesmaster (or a sychophant) lives so blind that he has to STUDY people in order to “understand” them – which really isn’t studying at all, its GUESSING.

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Arensberg served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and the OSS, as this document here that I am presenting proves. During his time in the OSS, he also worked on a project outlining the whereabouts of Japanese units that was critical to the Allied success at the Battle of Midway. After the war, he was a “consultant” in Germany and later research director of UNESCO’s Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne. In 1949-50 at the request of anthropologist Margaret Mead, (a British one-worlder and Tavistock puppet) he directed a Columbia research project on Eastern European Jews.

In 1953, he began serving as professor of anthropology at Columbia University until his retirement in 1980. I believe that one of his students during his tenure, was a man named David Ziff (of the Ziff publishing family) who majored in Anthropology at Columbia, and then went directly from there to playing a key role in the promotion and advertising of social engineering project called Scientology – as in the Church of Scientology.

I don’t think it’s a very well-known fact, the Arensberg had some rather colorful relatives.

Let me back up a bit, on the ole family tree.

His father Charles F.C. (Frederick Covert) Arensberg, was a lawyer of German-English extraction, and was briefly President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1950-51. Charles Arensberg had a brother, named Walter.

Their father was Conrad Christian Arensberg, their mother was his second wife, Flora Belle Covert. Conrad Arensberg was President and partial owner of a successful Pittsburgh crucible company – a crucible is a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures.

Some information above, taken from The Letters of Wallace Stevens by By Wallace Stevens, Holly Bright Stevens, pp. 822,823

Conrad Arensberg, came to America in the 1833. He had lived in Germany, in Martin Hagen, located in Hesse Kassel – Nesilim territory.

Our OSS guy here, Conrad Maynadier Arensberg, was born on September 12, 1910, and  was the first son of Charles F. C. Arensberg. In turn, he had three brothers, Walter, Charles and James in Pittsburgh. Actually they lived in Oakmont, which was near Pittsburgh, as I understand it.

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Conrad Maynadier’s uncle Walter, also attended Harvard University, between 1896 and 1900. Now here is a very interesting character.

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Following graduation, he travelled to Europe, where he spent at least two years. In 1903, he returned to Harvard, as a graduate student. He did not complete his degree, but rather moved to New York City to work as a cub reporter from 1904-1906.

*cub reporter – A young or inexperienced newspaper reporter.

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Arensberg and some 'Others writers'

“Others” writers –
Front row, L-R: Alison Hartpence, Afred Kreymborg, WCW, Skip Cannell; Back row, L-R: Jean Crotti, Marcel Duchamp, Walter Arensberg, Man Ray, R.A. Sanborn, Maxwell Bodenheim)

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Strange move, wasn’t it? My bet, is that’s because he had been recruited into propaganda-writing somewhere in that two years in Europe.

Sure enough, what do we find Walter later involved with?

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“Decrypting” Shakespeare to reveal the name of Francis Bacon as connected with the Rosicrucians.

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Arensberg’s work The cryptography of Shakespeare (1922) claimed to find acrostics and anagrams in the published works of Shakespeare which reveal the name of Bacon.

*acrostic – A poem, word puzzle, or other composition in which certain letters in each line form a word or words.

*anagram – A word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another, such as cinema, formed from iceman.

In The secret grave of Francis Bacon and his mother in the Lichfield chapter house (1923) and The Shakespearean mystery (1928) he used a “key cipher” to find further messages connected with the Rosicrucians. Analysis by William Friedman and Elizebeth Friedman shows that none of the methods has cryptographic validity.

Walter had first moved to Hollywood, in 1921, just prior to this whole fabrication (which you still see in use in many conspiracy and new age books and websites) concerning Francis Bacon.

He and his wife first lived in Cottage A on Olive Hill for a time. In September 1927, the Arensbergs purchased their permanent home on 7065 Hillside Avenue, an example of Mediterranean Revival architecture built in 1920 for Lee B. Memefee and designed by architect William Lee Woollett.

Continuing on with the Francis Bacon thing, in 1937 they established the Francis Bacon Foundation in Los Angeles intending to promote “research in history, philosophy, science, literature, and art, with special reference to the life and works of Francis Bacon” and in 1954 endowed it with funds and their collection of Baconiana.

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Wikipedia –

The Foundation’s library was housed in its own small brick building at the Claremont Colleges beginning in 1960. In the intervening years, the collection grew from its original 3,500 volumes to over 16,000 volumes. With the failing health of the collection’s longtime librarian and curator, the Foundation decided to transfer it to the Huntington Library in San Marino. The collection is now known as the Francis Bacon Foundation Arensberg Collection.

In the 1940s the Arensbergs began to look for a permanent home for their collection. In 1941, a group around actors Vincent Price, Edward G. Robinson, Fanny Brice, and Sam Jaffe tried to get the collection to stay on the West Coast, for the Modern Institute of Art in Beverly Hills, but after many other attempts at negotiations around the U.S., it eventually wound up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on December 27, 1950.

Like I said – quite a colorful uncle that Conrad Maynadier Arensberg had.

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William Lloyd Warner helped prepare this document
William Lloyd Warner

Just after working for the OSS, this man wrote a predominantly propagandized book called Social Class in America which presented and described the seven social classes in America in 1949.

This “work” of Warner’s concerning a town called Newburyport was scathingly (and beautifully, I might add) criticized by a writer named John Phillips Marquand. At the time (1947) through the University of Chicago (where Buford also was) Warner had been engaging in an “intense study” of a town in Chicago, conducting many interviews and forming his “Social Class” criteria – most importantly Warner was preaching defeatism that anyone could ever truly rise “out of their class”. This was part of a fracturing the psyche of America black intelligence operation – a typically British action and angle, I might add.

As a writer, Phillips delivered a truly scathing critique, wonderfully fictionalized, of Warner’s methods. A Newburyport native with deep roots in the town, Marquand was annoyed by Warner’s efforts to quantify and generalize people and experiences whose particularity served as the basis for several of his novels. In Point of No Return (1947), Marquand mercilessly lampooned Warner (through his character Malcolm Bryant) and his work.

Which in my opinion, was 100 percent warranted. I mean, seriously, look at the photo of Warner – doesn’t he look the very picture of an ignorant, pompous, ass?

Phillips does just about perfect portrayals of vampiric Slavemaster dynasties. For example, in Wickford Point he interweaves the languid atmosphere of a summer day together with the psychology of the Brill family—who are a pack of bloodsucking layabouts.

“Tranquil, soul-satisfying apathy settled over the dining room. The sound of droning insects came through the window like the soft breath of sleep; an oriole sang a few throaty, liquid notes and stopped exhausted; the leafy shadows of elm branches scarcely moved upon the lawn. A house fly buzzed and beat its head against the window screen. The collision made a metallic sound which was followed by silence. The fly rubbed its wings with its hind legs, but did not try again. As Cousin Clothilde gazed at the smoke from her cigarette I noticed a lack of customary sound. The tall clock in the corner had stopped.”

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Beautiful. Just beautiful!

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In Warner’s pompous portrayal of American culture, a small town boy (like the Point of No Return protagonist Charles Gray – which Phillips patterned after himselfwould have had little hope of breaking free of the bonds of his provincial lower-upper-class status. Marquand himself, like Charles Gray, was living proof of the complete facile, puerile, and pompous pontification “theories” of Warner as utterly defeatist and designed to provoke apathy and a staying in one’s class, or on the flipside…create rebellion and fracturing of any cohesive nature of America as a nation. Those were the two choices being pushed for, but they both start from the same stupid Slavemaster version of a Utopian ideal.

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Know thy place – is very British Slavemaster.

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Phillips also perfectly lampooned the blatant PR positioning of scumbags as now “debonair man of the world” super-spies. In So Little Time (1943), which takes place as America prepares to enter World War II, character Jeffrey Wilson muses on how the generic foreign correspondent has been elevated in the nation’s eyes:

from stoop-shouldered man … living amid the smell of cabbage in some dingy apartment on the Boulevard Saint-Germain” to “debonair man of the world,” to whom heads of state are “familiar and rather amusingly uncomplex figures.”

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Warner, like Buford Junker, also served as a researcher for the Rockefeller Foundation from 1926 to 1929, which is anything but a recommendation or thing to be proud of. Quite the opposite. Its more like a badge of shame. In 1929, Warner enrolled at Harvard and spent four years as a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology and the Graduate School of Business School Administration.

During his years at Harvard, he became a member of a group of social scientists, led by Australian social psychologist Elton Mayo, who were exploring the social and psychological dimensions of “industrial settings”. This is where he hooked up with Buford Junker, who was also at Harvard at this same time period (1929 to 1933).

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Joseph Edwin Wecker, Jr. – helped prepare this document
Joseph_Edwin_Weckler,_JR.

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Weckler was appointed assistant curator of ethnology at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.,  and in 1942 was promoted to associate curator. He then began his work for the OSS (as per this document), and also in 1943 he joined the Office of Inter-American Affaris as Head of the Division of Inter-American Activities in the United States.

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Why?

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To try and figure out how to propagandize Spanish-Americans into participating in the war effort.

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At the same time, he was also a field representative of the American Council on Race Relations where he “worked” on reducing tensions between groups of different race, creed, or national origin.

At the time of his death in 1963, he was apparently mixed up in Eugenics activities concerning the Retarded (experimentation and such) at Pacific State Hospital in Pomona, California; where he was “studying” the social organization of mentally retarded Youth.

One of his more notable publications  was an extensive Darwinism/Eugenics paper on the relationship between Neanderthal man and Homo sapiens, first published in the American Anthropologist and later rewritten for the Scientific American.

His wife, Nora, was also recruited into the OSS –

LA Times May 22, 1995 article; Psychology Professor, 80, Finds Staying Busy the Best Self-Help

“She met anthropologist Joseph E. Weckler at a gathering while she was visiting friends in Chicago. The two married and moved to Washington, D.C., in 1941 after he was offered a job at the Smithsonian Institution.In those days, everyone was interested in helping with the war effort, and Nora Weckler was no exception.”I was asked to join military intelligence in the propaganda section,” Weckler remembers. “First, civil service found out I was still a Canadian citizen and told me there was no way I could be a government staff member. Then, the powers that be hired me as a special consultant. Civil service said they didn’t hire women as special consultants.”At that point I gave up,” Weckler says, with a laugh.After the war, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where Joseph had been offered a position with the USC anthropology department.”

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Robert Choate Tryon – head of R&A psychology division

Robert_Choate_Tryon_-_OSS_R_&_A_division

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Dr. James Phinney Baxter III – head of R&A

James Phinney Baxter III - OSS R and A head 1942

Dr. John Fee Embreehelped prepare this document
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His father Edwin was Secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation.

Edwin R. Embree – 4th from left

trustees of peking union medical college - 19211921 – Trustees of Peking Union Medical College. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., PUMC’s largest donor, is center (holding hat). (Source: Paul Monroe Papers, Special Collections, Columbia University, Teachers College Library)

From left to right:

Dr. Francis W. Peabody, Harvard Medical School; Dr. Henry S. Houghton, director of the college; Miss Eggleston, assistant secretary of the board of
trustees; Edwin R. Embree, secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation; Prof. Paul Monroe, Teachers College, Columbia University; James L. Barton, secretary, American
Board of Foreign Missions; Dr. William H. Welch, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Richard M. Pearce, director, Rockefeller Foundation, Division of Medical Education;
George E. Vincent, president, Rockefeller Foundation; John D. Rockefeller, Jr. ; Roger S. Greene, resident director of the Rockefeller Foundation China Medical Board;
F. H. Hawkins, London Missionary Society; Martin A. Ryerson, chairman, board of trustees, University of Chicago ; J. Christie Reid, Medical Missionary Association of
London.

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Images and PDF files

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For those who don’t know – OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition and when that is done on images, it makes it so you can search the images for certain words or phrases that you are looking for.

Here is an OCR’d PDF file of all the pages of this document.

How to Psychoanalyze A Nation – Junker 1942

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Following are the individual images of the document, for those who prefer to look at them that way.

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