Project MK Ultra
From 1953-1973 the CIA conducted hundreds of clandestine experiments—sometimes on unwitting U.S. citizens—to assess the potential use of LSD and other drugs for mind control, information gathering and psychological torture. This top secret project was called MK Ultra.
The project began during the Cold War era when CIA director Allan Dulles approved it. It was in response to the fear that the Soviets, Chinese, and North Koreans were using mind control on American POWs. The operation aimed to develop techniques that could be used against Soviet bloc enemies to control human behavior with drugs and other psychological manipulators.
The program involved more than 150 human experiments involving psychedelic drugs, paralytics and electroshock therapy. Sometimes the test subjects knew they were participating in a study, but at other times, they had no idea, even when the hallucinogens started taking effect.
Ken Kesey (author of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Ted Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber), and James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger (Boston mobster) were some of more notable participants of the program.
Most “testing” was conducted in universities, hospitals, or prisons. The record keeping was very poor and most documents pertaining to the program was destroyed when it ended in 1973.
Wednesday, April 25 2018
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