Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The New Phoenix Program; MKULTRA: Dr. Ewen Cameron

Dr. Ewen Cameron:
Dr. Ewen Cameron was president of the American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations. He ran the Allen
Memorial Institute, which was founded in 1943 with funds from the Rockefeller Foundaition. Cameron studied the Nazi's at the Nuremberg trials and eventually became one of the most influential and powerful psychiatrists in the world. Nazi Paperclip scientists made their way into the CIA and military sponsored mind control programs here in the United States and Canada. Some of these scientists according to Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, were friends of Dr. Cameron. "If you get a hold of a directory for the American Psychiatric Association in around 1956 or 1957, you'll be surprised to find that an enormous percentage of the individuals listed are foreign-born. Mostly they came out of Germany and Eastern Europe in a big wave. They were all called technical specialists", but really they were psychiatrists. They went into jobs at universities mostly, but many were working on these unconventional "mind control programs for US intelligence...these would go to people like Dr. Cameron in Canada." Money for Cameron's operation came from the CIA funneled through Cornell's Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology. The systematic annihilation, or depatterning of a subjects mind and memory was accomplished with overdoses of LSD, barbiturate sleep for 65 days at a stretch and ECT shocks at 75 times the recommended dosage. Psychic driving, the repetition of a recorded message for 16-20 hours a day, programmed the empty mind. The Grid Room was where the patient was forcibily strapped to a chair, paralyzed with a dose of curare, head covered in electrodes and transducers. The subject's brain waves were beamed to a nearby reception room filled with radio receivers, voice analyzers, and recorders. Cameron's employee, Rubenstein was serious when he said that Dr. Cameron and himself would one day become the world's authorities on continuous radio telemetry of human activity. The lanky 28 year old ex-Army signalman envisioned the time would come when "there would be no secrets of the mind that we cannot probe electrically." All the psychiatrist had to do was ensure a continuous supply of patients and the wisecracking Cockney would create the electronic equipment that "would enter the deepest corners of their minds." Dr. Cameron had accepted the technician's claim without quibble. Cameron had finally given the go-ahead for part of the institute's basement to be turned into a radio telemetry laboratory. Rubenstein enthused that its purpose would be not only to measure behavioral activity of patients more closely, but would also provide the groundwork for a system that could be used to monitor human activity at a point remote from the subject under study. In other words, Rubenstein added,"we'll develop a system that will keep taps on people without their knowing what we're getting from them." Cameron and Rubenstein considered this telemetry lab the foundation of a sprawling psycho political Apparat "that will keep tabs on people without their knowing".

The Canadian government settled a class action lawsuit by 250 former patients of Dr. Cameron, but no person or insitution has ever been disciplined or punished for these activities. Linda McDonald was 25 years old in 1963 when Dr. Cameron treated her for mild post-partum depression. She received 102 ECT treatments, 80 days of drug induced sleep, and emerged completely depatterend...totally incontinent, unable to state her name, recognize her husband and children. She had to relearn how to drive, cook, read, and use a toilet. Eventually, unlike many patients of Cameron, she made a complete recovery, but still has no memory of the first 25 years of her life. Cameron was the premier psychiatrist of the 20th century and having studied Nazi scientists at the Nuremberg trials, replicated many of their methods and sought their assistance in the race to control the human mind. Cameron's mind control experiments were one program out of many programs run by the CIA, Navy, Air Force, Army and others.

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