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We're all CIA assets! What can be done, a personal story

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A 2011 production of HAIR; the wildly popular 1968 anti-war American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Was the CIA behind HAIR too?
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"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger. It works the same way in any country."

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-- Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichsmarshall, Luftwaffe-Chief and founder of the Gestapo, at the Nuremberg trials

The CIA and the 1960s West Coast Music Scene

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We had written an article about mind control that included the role of a top-secret CIA research project known as Project MK-ULTRA. MK-ULTRA operated from the early 1950s through the 1960s by using Americans (without their consent) as guinea pigs in an illicit research project to alter mental states and brain function. The project remained secret for two decades until 1975 when the Church Committee Hearings revealed the CIA's illegal activities. We knew that MK-ULTRA was involved in experiments in sensory deprivation and sexual abuse. But what really got our attention back then was the confirmation that MK-ULTRA had infiltrated the New Age anti-Vietnam War Movement to undermine its legitimacy, which included the widespread distribution of psychedelic drugs.

As teenagers growing up in the 1960s the San Francisco and Laurel Canyon music scenes and the antiwar movement were synonymous. A new age was dawning and our generation wanted to believe that we could keep war from becoming part of it. What we didn't know until recently was how much influence military intelligence and the CIA had in forming what we believed was an organic outgrowth of popular sentiment.

The Laurel Canyon Connection

Before bands such as The Mothers of Invention, The Byrds, The Mamas and The Papas and The Doors became famous, the songwriters, musicians and singers who would form those bands flocked from all over North America to Laurel Canyon. What was strange about this sudden migration of musical talent to Laurel Canyon was the absence of a music industry in the area at the time. What it did have though was Vito Paulekas and the Freaks; a regular feature of the Sunset Boulevard Club scene starting in 1964. Paulekas became well known for supplying a corps of wildly frenzied dancers to stir up interest in the new Laurel Canyon bands and is credited with their early success. Having materialized a musical revolution out of thin air, he has also been credited as the inspiration for the hippie movement, its fashion and its free-love communal lifestyle.

Another oddity of the Laurel Canyon phenomenon was that a large percentage of the artists who arrived descended from America's most influential ruling families, came with military or intelligence backgrounds, or were somehow connected to high-ranking military personnel or intelligence operatives. One example of this unusual confluence of talent is Frank Zappa(Mothers of Invention), who spent his youth at the Edgewood Arsenal Chemical Biological Center where his father worked as a chemical-warfare specialist. It also happens that the Edgewood Arsenal was connected to MK-Ultra's chemical mind-control program.

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Major Floyd Crosby, father of David Crosby (Crosby, Stills and Nash), was an Annapolis graduate and WWII military intelligence officer descended from a prominent New York-elite founding family, the Van Rensselaers. Crosby's mother's family, the Van Cortlandts, started their American adventure in 1637.

And then there were The Doors. According to Wikipedia, keyboardist Ray Manzarek served in "the highly selective Army Security Agency as a prospective intelligence analyst in Okinawa and then Laos" in the run-up to the Vietnam War. The Doors' producer for their first five albums, Paul Rothchild also served a stint in the same elite Military Intelligence Corps in 1959.

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How did the CIA did succeed in redirecting the American peoples' anti-war sentiment towards accepting permanent war?

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Wealthy industrialists, arms makers and bankers, all fascists at heart, are the CIA's true masters. Before WWII, they financed Hitler and planned a coup against FDR that failed only by the integrity of Smedley Butler. After the public war against fascism, they declared all-out war on communism, created the CIA and imported thousands of Nazis to staff it, industry, science, press and academia (Paperclip, Mockingbird). MKULTRA's core program was and still is (Monarch) the creation of programmable multiple personality assassins and sex slaves through extreme torture and trauma of children, led by Dr. Mengele through the seventies. Drug experiments were the least of it and used as cover. From Sirhan Sirhan, Charles Manson and Son of Sam David Berkowitz to Vegas's Steve Paddock, most serial killers and mass shooters are CIA Monarchs.

Thus controlling domestic policy and citizen psyches from JFK's killing to the 9/11 demolitions while overthrowing governments and bankrupting nations with economic hit men keeping us addicted to oil, guns and war, it's a wonder any peace and democracy has survived and no wonder we are careening into full-on fascism.

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We have been seduced by expert tricksters long enough now. The idea of "War" is a con job sold to the people as Hermann Goering so eloquently explained to his captors. We must see through the plotters and pushers of the war agendas for what they are. Once we work together consciously to form the strong ideas necessary to achieve the lasting peace, we will be able to figure out what long term goals should be in our planning that will deliver the future we desire. We must start by taking responsibility for the creation of our own narrative and living with this simple rule regarding the trickster's power over us, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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John Rachel has been stumping his Peace Dividend project here, and many anti-war activists like David Swanson post here as well so you're in good company.

I appreciate your unique insider's view of the corruption of Hair which corresponds with other co-optings of the hippie movement like Timothy Leary's employment by the CIA.

But we must come to terms with the reality that the tricksters have fooled us over and over again with a relentless, continuous barrage using another Nazi's fascist wisdom, Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it ... the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

People are loathe to admit they have been duped. We have become a nation of propagandized, brainwashed, mis-opinionated egomanics, and fascism no longer need wear a mask with Baby Nero the darling of almost half the country, and with otherwise brilliant researchers like James Corbett and hosts like Richie Allen proclaiming "no eevidence for global warming," we are torn into little impotent pieces of idiocy.

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Yes we agree that people do not want to admit they have been duped. But the reality of the disintegration of the American empire is catching up with that self deception too. Goebbels's quote about the 'lie' can also be turned inside out to read: "If you tell a 'truth' big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it too." The articles on our website at www.invisiblehistory.com is our best effort towards achieving that goal.Take a look and let us know what you think.

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Admirable optimism. A lot to digest on your website. Thanks.

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