"How on earth can you really believe that thousands of people could keep a secret like that? People would surely blab!"
WE have all heard this line before.... like a cliched, throwaway conversation stopper that it is.
Well, ladies and Gentlemen, Conspiracies are not "Outlandish Theories" perpetrated by "Insane Tin Foil Hatted Wackos"
They are accounts of historical record, and Fact.
Project MK-ULTRA, the CIA's secret mind control experiment, and research into various narcotics, and their potential effectiveness for use in
clandestine information gathering activities (Tourture, et al)
Here are just some choice selections from the Wikipedia Article
, and a brief explanation of
what it means:
The program began in the early 1950s... .....and "officially halted" in 1973.
That's twenty three years, give or take.... to hold onto a secret as large as this:
Early CIA efforts focused on '___', which later came to dominate many of MKUltra's programs. Technical Services Staff officials understood that
'___' distorted a person's sense of reality, and they felt compelled to learn whether it could alter someone's basic loyalties.
Once Project MKUltra officially got underway in April, 1953, experiments included administering '___' to mental patients, prisoners, drug addicts
and prostitutes, "people who could not fight back", as one agency officer put it.
'___' was also administered to CIA employees, military personnel, doctors, other government agents, and members of the general public in order to
study their reactions. '___' and other drugs were usually administered without the subject's knowledge or informed consent, a violation of the
Nuremberg Code that the U.S. agreed to follow after World War II.
1. the act of conspiring.
2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.
3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose
4. Law. an agreement by two or more persons to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act.
5. any concurrence in action; combination in bringing about a given result.
The congressional committee investigating the CIA research, chaired by Senator Frank Church, concluded that "[p]rior consent was obviously not
obtained from any of the subjects". The committee noted that the "experiments sponsored by these researchers ... call into question the decision by
the agencies not to fix guidelines for experiments."
Project MK-ULTRA was by definition a conspiracy, and it was kept under wraps for at least two decades.
"But ErtaiNaGia! Surely they could keep the secret because there were so few people involved!"
Actually, this is entirely inaccurate:
The scope of Project MKUltra was broad, with research undertaken at 80 institutions, including 44 colleges and universities, as well as hospitals,
prisons and pharmaceutical companies.
Yes, that is right... A Government Conspiracy to cause illegal harm to United States Citizens, involving hundreds if not thousands of people, and it
was kept a secret for over twenty years.
In MY Government?
It's more likely than you think.