Well, well, well, Glenn is back and left a response regarding Operation Midnight Climax.
God, that name still makes me chuckle!
Let's see what Glenn had to say..
I am hoping Glenn will get some info and share it. Good luck to you Glenn and co. and do keep me posted! I would love to read what you get. I am rooting for yah here!!!
On the topic of operation midnight climax, Mkultra and all the weirdness that comes along with experimenting on humanity, Roger, was kind enough to leave a link to another documentary.
I watched it last week, and I liked it. It gave me some food for thought. Or to use some cheesy acid phrase, it gave me something to trip on?
It is called Power & Control LSD in The Sixties.
Here is Part 1:
Links to the rest of it, each part about 10 minutes.
Some highlights. Discussion of Mkultra, Operation midnight climax, experiments on students at a religious school conducted by Timothy Leary. The use of Agent Provocateurs in the anti-war protests, reminding us all this is nothing new.
If this topic interests you, this is good!
Now, watching this documentary brought some questions to my mind.
I'll get to that, but first some background....
For anyone who has been following -Dave McGowans/ Laurel Canyon (latest piece here )
It should be clear, well in my opinion anyway, that the government was using the counter-culture movement ( the anti-war movement in particular) as one massive drug experiment.
This would be the illegal experiments with drugs done on unwitting citizens I referred to earlier...
Now some have postulated that this was done to crush opposition to the government.
Which would be a great idea for the powerful people.
We have to keep in mind that LSD was legal, unrestricted and lots of it was given free of charge to masses of people. So I can see that. Drug the populace, and run rough shod all over them.
We see the modern version of a complacent population at this time, medicated via prescription drugs by the big pharma dealer with the help of willing to benefit governments.
Sorry, digressing, back to topic.
LSD, given freely as part of the MKUltra experiments.
What if it backfired? What if it was actually increasing opposition to government?
What would be the answer to that dilemma?
The only answer would be, obviously, make it illegal and criminalize it, and everyone that uses it.
This is exactly what happened, LSD went from free and easy to illegal and your going to jail.
So now, I am left wondering, were the results of this societal experimentation NOT what had been hoped for. Instead of complacency had the results been turmoil and upheaval.
Had the LSD caused youthful minds to question the authority that loomed largely over them?
Thereby necessitating the criminalization of the substance?
With Timothy Leary's help, of course.