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"Many of these conspiracy theory adherents believe that the government -- or some other supranational organization -- is attempting to take freedom away from the citizens. Some of them see non-lethal weapons as tools to facilitate those objectives. They believe that these weapons could be used to enslave them for some unstated nefarious purpose."
Don't worry, says Alexander reassuringly, everything's under control. You just don't know how much.
Originally posted by Hefficide
Now things are entering into my wheelhouse. While everything I know about aliens comes from Star Wars, sociology and psychology are my bread and butter! I'd have to dig a bit to find the stuff, but years ago I did an experiment and emailed one of the main proponents of the MK Ultra stories, saying that I thought I had been conditioned in this manner... a realistic statement as I was born on a military base and my father was involved in military intelligence.
His reply? He told me there was no such thing and to seek psychiatric help.
So, Gut, if you get deeper into this aspect of things and want someone to help with sourcing. I'll happily pitch in.