Excuses and Manipulations in Mind Control
Excuses and Manipulations in Mind Control
Rationalizing Away Torture
- Post-hoc rationalizations. Most of the rationalizations are of this
sort, but it is included as a separate item. Basically a person is selected
for torture and surveillance for whatever real reason is involved --
classified work, they are presumed subversive, they are a random experimental
subject, etc. -- and then one objective of the surveillance is to come up with
plausible lies about why the surveillance was begun in the first place.
- Pretend it is a battle between equals. Act like this is some
struggle between equals, a sporting event, or even a war between two armies.
Never express the reality that this is a military and intelligence attack
against civilians in their homes using advanced weaponry.
- Demonize the victims. Pretend the victims were terrible people, who
deserve what they got, and from whom the public needs to be protected. Portray
domestic repression as a ``good'' sort of government vigilante action. Choose
one or two victims in particular to smear. An individual cannot begin to
counter a huge, behind-the-scenes smear campaign -- especially when coupled
with torture -- and all the other victims will be smeared by association.
- Compare adult citizens to children. The paternalistic approach to
justifying torture. Claim that these people do not know what is best for them
and cannot make their own decisions. If we have to abuse and violate these
people it is only tough love. If they demand their basic human rights it only
shows how childlike and naive they are.
- This information is too valuable to give up. The Nazi medical data
excuse. This research is necessary for national security, for the medical and
psychological data we obtain, and any other information we steal. To protect
freedom and uphold the Constitution, some citizens must be summarily enslaved
- ``She wanted it.'' Like the excuse of the rapist, pretend the
victims really wanted the ``attention'' of the mind controllers. This is
especially good if Stockholm syndrome can be induced in the victim.
- Medieval doctor syndrome. Torture and traumatize the victim into a
terrible state. Back off the overt harassment a bit. If the victim gets
better, claim you cured them. You were only ``helping'' them all along. (``The
lobotomy cured the patient's hyperactivity.'')
- Spread the blood around.The more people who can be made to take
part in the crimes, the more support there is for covering them up and
continuing them. Spread around the ``spoils'' of the torture. Give foreign
governments and intelligence agencies some of the data and technology.
Encourage the general public to participate in the harassment and torture of
- Appeal to the status quo. Point to how things are now. Claim that
surely things would be worse if the secret atrocities had not been committed.
Present some ludicrous and dubious scenarios that ``might have happened'' if
the Bill of Rights had stood in the way. (The same sort of approach can be
taken to show why the secret crimes cannot possibly be exposed...)
- The victims are only in it for the money. This absurd claim can aid
in turning the public against the victims, and can even sow dissension among
the victims. People are always suspicious of their purse-strings, and many are
just greedy. This claim ignores the fact the most victims first want the
torture to stop, and then want to see some sort of justice done. With the
facts out, any claims for compensation can be rationally considered in the
open. (Calling compensation for years of torture and abuse ``welfare'' is
another way to belittle the victims.)
- It's not really that bad. The current American-style system of
political imprisonment and harassment has evolved precisely to evoke that sort
of reaction from Americans. As such, it is in many ways a reflection of our
society. The system, at the same time, has also evolved to maximize the trauma
and terror experienced by the victims. It really is that bad. Victims have to
live under constant surveillance for 24 hours a day. They never know when they
might be killed or have their brains fried into retardation. They cannot trust
their own thoughts because their minds have been repeatedly violated. It is
like being a chimpanzee in an aversive conditioning lab with an electrode in
the brain. This is carried out in the context of purposely induced trauma and
human social ridicule.
Denying the Problem
- The victims are crazy, the weapons do not exist. The standard
lines. Repeat every step of the way. Put the burden of proof on the victim to
explain all the technology developed in secret, black projects, and to explain
exactly how the effects they experience each day are being caused. Use
techniques that mimic mental illness and counter every claim of harassment
with a dismissive ``paranoid schizophrenia.'' If some weapons are shown to
exist, claim that the government never built any such weapons. If the
government is shown to possess such weapons, claim that they would never, ever
use them in the way that has been alleged.
- Silence the whistleblowers. Harass them. Destroy their careers.
Threaten their families. Make them the next victims.
- ``Chomskyize'' the whistleblowers. If someone cannot be
intimidated, if they are too well-known, and if their careers cannot be
completely ruined, ignore them. That is, actively ignore them. If too
many of their facts and analyses cannot be refuted, then they are left out of
the debate. Everything proceeds as if the person had never said anything.
- Claim, ``the system works.'' Repeat this again and again to make it
more true. Sure there are some problems, but the system is working. You just
need to follow channels, hire lawyers, and lobby for your cause (even if that
cause is stopping the torture of American citizens by their government). Some
of these things are worth doing, but not because the system works. The system
only works to maintain the status quo. In intelligence matters, even more than
others, the system is corrupt to the point where it is simply evil.
Intelligence agencies routinely lie, even to Congress, which may or may not be
aware of it.
Manipulating and Turning Away From Individual Victims
- Straightforward harassment. Death threats, threats against family
and friends, surveillance, ridicule, attempts to demean, rumormongering.
Attacks with secret weapons inside the home, harassment on the street.
Psychological warfare attacks, especially with feedback from surveillance.
This is a chapter in itself.
- Aww, poor baby. You went and got yourself tortured. You must have
done something to deserve it. This really fits in with the demeaning aspects
above, but I've put it here because it illustrates an attitude that extends
beyond just the harassers.
- Call the victim naive. Imply that the harassment is normal, and
that the victim should have known that all along. ``The natural order of
things'' and other such supremacist crap. Everybody knows -- but at the same
time it is not happening at all and the victim is crazy.
- If only you hadn't done that! Imply that help is on the way, and
that you have the power to aid the victim. Build up the sense that help is
just around the corner. Watch the victim, and when they do something you want
to train them out of, cry, ``If only you hadn't done that!'' That is, no help
will be forthcoming, and now it is the victim's fault. This works well with
good cop/bad cop routines. It also works well in conjunction with other
harassment. If the victim is really desperate, traumatized, and in fear for
their life it can work over and over again.
- If only you would do this... If only the victim would modify his or
her life in the prescribed way, then the harassment would stop or the rescuers
could help. This is direct behavior modification: Only by conforming and
following orders can you be free. Once you change one thing, there is always
another. Later on, the ``rescuers'' may say, ``We cannot help you, but aren't
you so much better off for following our directions?'' The fact that you
cooperated with harassers posing as rescuers may be used to imply that you
consented to the harassment.
- The harassers need to save face. This is used to get victims to
back off from their complaints, and to get activists to tone down their
activities. The claim is that somehow things will be magically worked out
behind the scenes if only the torturers could do it in a face-saving way. The
fact that this has not happened in fifty years is not mentioned. It is
basically a lie to stall for time, and stonewalling and delay is the
preferred technique of escaping accountability. I call a Nazi a Nazi.
- You have to wait in line. The implication is that there is some
secret process of justice working behind the scenes, and your turn is coming.
You are selfish for wanting to jump ahead in line! This system is overloaded
(which is no excuse, even if such a system did exist) but if you put up with
torture for a few more years you may come to the top of the list. See u