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Crazy is the New Normal

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Okay, I warn you in advance, this is a weird one. We're cruising down Main Street, Saturday night in Crazy town, USA. So it's like this, Roseanne Barr claims MK Ultra rules in Hollywood. MK Ultra was (is) a CIA project begun in the 1950's, curtailed in 1967 and ended officially in 1973. Its purpose was to study the use of drugs as a method of mind control. If I were a government, I'd want two of those. Imagine the ability to control public opinion, chemically.

The agency experimented with all sorts of mental manipulations, trying to create zombies smart enough to go to work and dumb enough, to not ask questions. It all goes back to the Manchurian Candidate and the Korean War. The CIA couldn't understand how the Chinese and North Koreans were so successfully able brain-wash our soldiers. To the CIA the lure was irresistible, just thinking of it made them feel all happy in places where they shouldn't feel happy. The agency's investigation showed a deep psychological attachment developed between interrogator and subject.

A good cop -- bad cop scenario carried out for weeks, the good cop becomes the subject's only friend, in a world of abuse and isolation. This process was far more affective than drugs, but it was time consuming and labor intensive. So, the agency chose drugs instead, this is America damn it! We want our brain washing in thirty minutes or it's free! Drugs were easy, the deep psychological attachment thing was difficult and it was piece work, their goal was something more deliverable in quantity to the masses.

Now, the best way to go about testing a drug's effectiveness is to not to tell the subject, avoiding a possible placebo effect. So there you are at work and just for fun and giggles, the CIA puts a crazy dose of LSD in your coffee.   Tiny neon dinosaurs are dancing like rockettes across your desk as you hear strange whispers, "repeat after me, I hate commies, I hate commies!" Then as you're just sitting there minding your own business, watching as a crack climbs up the wall, the boss starts wigging out,   something about your job focus. It's all just good fun and games, I guess, playing with someone's life. A government trying to play God, a Jeffery Dahlmer team with public funding. Dosing the unsuspecting or uninitiated with heavy doses of LSD would make them insane without limits.

But let's back up, Roseanne Barr, yep; not exactly what you'd call the most credible source. But she says MK Ultra is still functioning and controlling Hollywood. But, Roseanne's made her money and closed up shop, she's got nothing left to gain from publicity. But all publicity is positive, isn't it, except maybe, when it rivals the stories of Bill Clinton's Alien Love Child.

In 1948, James Forrestal was Harry Truman's Secretary of Defense. Just weeks before the Presidential election, the story broke that Forrestal was in meetings with the Dewey campaign. Not surprisingly, Truman handed him his hat and waved good-bye from the porch. But from here, it gets really weird. Forestall it is claimed, is exhausted from over work"right. He's flown on a Navy plane to the estate of Under Secretary of State, Robert Lovett in Florida. Well, this poor man so exhausted from over work is in for some good luck!   Dr. William C. Menninger of the famous Menninger Clinic is vacationing near by; boy that's a break, huh? Old Doc Menninger is famous for treating schizophrenia and depression, as well as being contributing physician to the MK Ultra program, it's a small world.

For weeks, Forrestal was treated with amytal and sub-insulation shock. According to the attending physician; the patient overreacted to the insulin much as he had the amytal and this would occasionally throw him into a confused state with a great deal of agitation and confusion. Wow, those side effects sound vaguely familiar, who do you supposed labeled the bottles? Forrestal is moved to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Five days later, Forrestal is moved from his room on the first floor to a nice comfy room on the 16 Th     with a window and a view. In the early hours of the following morning, Forrestal writes out his favorite passage from Sophocles and then takes a walk, departing from his window on the sixteenth floor.

  Anytime you want to figure out the truth in Hollywood its crazy, Hollywood is Crazy town. Washington is crazy, it's also Crazy town and anytime you try to figure out the truth inside the Pentagon or the CIA, it's crazier still. It's crazy dangerous; it must be, cause lots of people who do it, wake up dead! So our government insists its MK Ultra program ended in 1973, while Roseanne says it didn't. It's the opinion of comic having been through the mill in Hollywood versus the fine upstanding reputation of our own Federal government, which I might add, has never lied to us or been untruthful.

Well the CIA always likes to keep their offices tidy and never wanting to waste government dollars on storage fees, destroyed most of the records for the 150 Sub-projects under MK Ultra. Sub-project 119 provided funding to study a critical review of the literature and other scientific developments related to the recording, analysis and interpretation of bio-electric signals from humans and activation of the human behaviour by remote means. The survey encompassed five main areas: techniques of activation of the human organism by remote electronic means, bio-electric sensors, recording, analysis and standardization of data.

Maybe Roseanne isn't crazy or maybe she is, because you see, crazy is the new normal. When your biggest fear of violence comes from the police" crazy is the new normal. When a US Senator defends government spying on citizens, then expresses outrage at being spied on in the Senate" crazy is the new normal. When the Secretary of State tells the world, you can't just go invading countries on a made up pretext, then all hell's a poppin and coming to breakfast, so let's all have a good laugh at crazy and let's all laugh real hard at the round the clock programming at Fox News, MSNBC or CNN.

But does the CIA really run Hollywood?

Time - Mr. Peabody Outraces Need for Speed

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman took me by surprise. What I assumed was going to be a silly, pun-filled children's movie turned out to be a jolly, witty and relentlessly energetic laugher for kids and adults alike. The filmmakers have done a good job of balancing the entertainment value for both demographics, and that makes it a win for the whole family."   ~ Movie Profits

Top five grossing movies of 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Iron Man 3, Frozen, Despicable Me 2 and Man of Steel.

Top grossing films of 1963, Cleopatra, How the West was Won; It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World, Tom Jones and Irma Le Douce. Hardly Shakespeare, but by comparison it's a MENSA question.

Television presents an absurd level of a fantasy environment, a matrix, forever repeating and reinforcing the corporate messaging. Flashing images with music and sound effects, pretty pictures of fantasy amusements, something to fill our heads with to kill the empty spaces between our shifts.   They don't have to torture the prisoners at Guantanamo, simply turn on a TV and if they have any sense, they'll trade all they know for just a moment of peace and quiet. Could it be that sub-project 119 is in effect, it sure would explain a lot. At first glance, it sounds crazy, but the more you think about it from the government's point of view"it makes sense. Wouldn't government that re-actively gathers E-mails spying on millions of innocent Americans, proactively attempt to steer those opinions?

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