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"Then this morning I went to the bookstore and bought The Catcher in the Rye. I’m sure the large part of me is Holden Caulfield, who is the main person in the book. The small part of me must be the Devil....Then John came and looked at me and printed me. I took the gun from my coat pocket and fired at him. I can’t believe I could do that. I just stood there clutching the book."
One area of interest I had was Salinger’s connections with U.S. Intelligence. My reason for this line of inquiry stemmed from my suspicion that his classic novel The Catcher in the Rye had been used as a “mechanism of control” in the assassination of John Lennon, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. If you recall, The Catcher in the Rye was found in the possession of both Hinkley and Chapman after their respective rampages. In fact, when the New York City police apprehended Chapman in the aftermath of Lennon’s assassination, he was sitting glassy-eyed and zombified, leaning against the Dakota Building, reading Salinger’s book.
When I refer to The Catcher in the Rye as a “mechanism of control” I mean in the sense of a triggering device, which sets off a post-hypnotic suggestion, much like the queen of hearts in Richard Condon’s Manchurian Candidate, unleashing within its mind-controlled subjects the command to kill. According to Hamilton’s biography, Salinger was under the employ of Defense Intelligence during World War II, serving with the Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC), his time spent mainly in the interrogation of captured Nazis. Later on, toward the end of the war, Salinger was involved in the denazification of Germany.
It has been fairly well documented that Chapman was psychotic when she shot Lennon. Before the assassination, in the advanced stages of his model psychosis, Chapman sat in his room in Hawai and kept chanting over and over and over :
THE PHONY MUST DIE SAYS THE CATCHER IN THE RYE !
THE PHONY MUST DIE SAYS DIE SAYS THE CATCHER IN THE RYE !
JOHN LENNON MUST DIE SAYS THE CATCHER IN THE RYE !
This is remakably similar to Sirhan Sirhan, writing into his notebook that "RFK MUST BE ASSASSINATED ASSASSINATED ASSASSINATED ASSASSINATED" (isn't it !)...Another item of interest that should be highlighted here is that moments before Chapman assassinated John Lennon, the Dakota's nightwatchman, Jose Perdomo, a Cuban exile, was discussing the assassination of John F. Kennedy with Mark Chapman. (See article(s) in the weekly People Magazine by James R. Gaines, sometime in the 1980's) Mark Chapman later said, "That assassination has always meant a great deal to me !" Can we begin to understand the covert methodologies involved here ? Remember that Jack Ruby was being psyched up by Dallas police officer Olson, that "Lee Harvey Oswald should be cut inch by inch into ribbons", before he shot him.
The MK-Ultra program has different projects with different names. Project Phoenix was the MK-Ultra mind-controlled assassin project. Alumni of this project include Lee Harvey Oswald, Sirhan Sirhan, Marc David Chapman (who shot John Lennon) and various other luminaries in what noted scholar and conspiracy theorist Robert Anton Wilson dubbed “the lone nut family tree.” The family members of these individuals knew they were not cold-blooded killers – they knew something else was going on.
Part of MK ULTRA was the NAOMI PROJECT - involved in the creation of what were later to be called "Manchurian Candidates". Manchurian Candidates were people who were pre-programmed to become assassins without their knowledge. A post hypnotic trigger was used to put them into "killer mode" - the American classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye" is regarded as containing these triggers. John Gittinger - a psychologist with the C.I.A. from 1950 to 1979 initially denied these experiments but later remarked " I guess it really did happen".
Helmut Scherer , ex C.I.A. agent, believes that Lee Harvey Oswald was a victim of MK ULTRA and William Balley , ex F.B.I., is of the same opinion regarding Sirhan Sirhan - the supposed killer of Robert Kennedy. Photographic proof of Sirhans innocence taken by photographer Scott Engert was supposedly lost by the police but is now found to be legally sealed for 20 years.
it was revealed by College Professor Erard Debringhaus that Klaus Barbie , Nazi war criminal , was a full time , salaried informant of the C.I.C. Is there any suggestion that a C.I.C. agent could be involved with any other covert organization ? J.D. Sallinger was also a member of the C.I.C.
Bresler quotes the late radio journalist Mae Brussell, who broke the Watergate story 2 months before the Woodward-Bernstein expose'. Brussell had no doubts: "It was a conspiracy. Reagan had just won the election. They knew what kind of president he was going to be. There was only one man who could bring out a million people on demonstration in protest at his policies -- and that was Lennon."
Bresler speculates that Chapman was a "Manchurian Candidate," brainwashed and pre-programmed to kill on command. When the moment had arrived, Chapman received his signal and performed his task....
Two weeks before the bust, Lennon had been warned that the police were out to get him because he was a "loudmouth." As a precaution, he had (as he put it) "cleaned the house out [of drugs]." Nevertheless, marijuana was found in the house by the police. According to Lennon, he had been set up. His opinion is backed up by the fact that the arresting officer was later sentenced to two years in prison for planting evidence in other cases.
There are other human time bombs, primed in haste, ignorance or indifference to long-term consequences. Amid all the finger-pointing to causes prompting the recent wave of schoolyard killings, not nearly enough clamor has been raised about the fact that many of these teenagers suddenly exploding into mania were on a regimen of antidepressants. Eric Harris, one of the shooters at Columbine, was on Luvox. Kip Kinkel, who killed his parents and two students in Oregon, was on Prozac.
There are a number of other instances. Apropos possible linkage, Dr. Peter Breggin, author of books on Prozac and Ritalin, has said, "I have no doubt that Prozac can contribute to violence and suicide. I've seen many cases. In the recent clinical trial, 6% of the children became psychotic on Prozac. And manic psychosis can lead to violence."
In late 1972, when the "surveillance" was at its peak, Lennon told humorist Paul Krassner, "Listen, if anything happens to Yoko and me, it was not an accident." ...
While any mention of his name is now accompanied by the phrase "deranged fan," Chapman was anything but. He was no more or less ardent a Beatles/Lennon fan than anyone of his generation. His real rock hero was Todd Rundgren, a cynical studio craftsman who could not be further from Lennon in artistic sensibility. Notwithstanding Chapman's announcement months after the murder that he "killed Lennon to gain prominence to promote the reading of The Catcher in the Rye," Chapman never exhibited strong feelings about the novel until shortly before the shooting...
Bresler also notes that when Chapman signed up for a YMCA overseas program, he selected an odd destination: Beirut - a perfect place, says Bresler, for Chapman, a once gentle soul, to be "blooded," that is, desensitized to violence.
There are a couple of reasons why this scenario might occur. First: Borakove, Hirsch, Gauger, and others are angry with Astucia for digging into the Lennon case and requesting John’s autopsy report, a document that is expected to strengthen Astucia's argument that Lennon was killed by a second gunman firing from a different location than where Mark David Chapman stood. Two days after Lennon's murder, the New York Times cited the autopsy report, stating that Lennon had sustained four bullet wounds to the left side of his body: two in the left shoulder and two in the left side of his back. Chapman was standing to Lennon's right, a few feet behind. In legal terms, public inspection of the autopsy report could be extremely damaging to lots of powerful people and various governmental institutions including the FBI, NYPD, NYC Medical Examiner's office, and the NYC District Attorney's office.
Originally posted by outsider
I picked the kid up & literaly hung him over the edge of the building upside down by his legs
Originally posted by twitchy
, the world watched perhaps the last bastion of People Power gunned down out side of his apartment. If there was ever a man who could have truly made a difference and had the following to pull it off, it was him. We miss, and remember you John Lennon!
Originally posted by Pisky
Your real name isn't Michael Jackson by any chance ?