This National Geographic documentary is from 2008, but it remains somewhat disturbing even to cynical people who have some awareness of the government's unethical and inhumane history in the last 75 years.
The focus of the documentary is on CIA efforts in mind control - and the complicit participation of universities and psychiatrists. These are some of the skeletons in the closet of psychology's history in Europe and the United States.
According to this documentary - and to the survivors of mind control and ritual cult abuse - some of these methods and techniques are the fruit of U.S. efforts to capture and employ Nazi scientists in our cold war against Russia and China. Is it coincidence that ritual abuse survivors often describe Nazi and/or white supremest imagery and symbols?
More on these topics to come.
Published on Feb 9, 2013
It's the height of the Cold War and the United States government is desperate to combat the spread of Communism. The CIA launches a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents. In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting members of the public are exposed to a startling array of experiments designed to facilitate interrogations, induce amnesia and program in new behavior. Every psychological technique is explored, including hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lethal cocktails of drugs. What was the extent of these brainwashing experiments? How did the CIA become involved in such far-reaching and disturbing research? Join us as National Geographic presents: CIA Secret Experiments.