December 27-31, 2012 -- Guest article: MindWar and the tragedy in Newtown

publication date: Dec 27, 2012
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 MindWar and the tragedy in Newtown

 By John Phillips


"At the close of the invective against the religious leaders (Matthew 23) he again outlined this historical process, in which the ruling class of the past had always silenced the living voice of God, but managed to utilize them posthumously among the decorative elements and authorities of religion.  He Warns his own generation that they were on the point of repeating this sin by persecuting the new prophets whom he would send.  Thereby they would prove that they were "sons of them that slew the prophets"; they would "fill up the measure of their fathers";  and would bring upon themselves "all the righteous blood shed on earth." 


You reap what you sew, and the Newtown tragedy is another in a line of national tragedies that are a direct result of the poor quality of information that is available to individuals and the public at large.


While it is with good hearts we hear a desperate cry for gun control, we as a Nation still fail to ask the difficult questions?  In the 1950’s and 1960’s access to firearms was significantly easier than it is today, and there was not an epidemic of school violence.  What changed in the minds of individuals that mass homicide became an acceptable means of ending one’s own psychological despair?


In his 1950 book, The Human Use of Human Beings, Nobert Weiner, an MIT scientist laid the foundation for the “Age of Information”.  Weiner believed that the future of the human race was dependent on the quality of information available to society.  Weiner found communications to be at the heart of man’s inner life, and that Human Beings only through proper information (education) were guided to distinguish the difference between right and wrong.  Understanding how the universe functions and progresses, is therefore a battle between information and disinformation.  Information in this scientific model is the key to salvation.  The Truth Shall Set Us Free. 


Weiner went on to discuss the scientist’s role in mankind’s battle against disorganization.  The scientist is always working to discover the order and organization of the universe, and thus is playing a game against the arch enemy, disorganization. Is this devil Manichaean or Augustinian?  Is it a contrary force opposed to order or is it the very absence of order itself? 


Weiner concludes that the world is not inherently evil, and scientists can find solutions to our common problems as human beings, but only through correct information.  He believed that to fight and abolish disorganization and disinformation, one had to understand the true nature of the beast, we were all struggling to defeat.   “The difference between these two sorts of demons will make itself apparent in the tactics to be used against them.  The Manichaean devil is an opponent like any other opponent, who is determined on victory and will use any trick of craftiness or dissimulation to obtain victory.  In particular, he will keep his policy of confusion secret, and if we show any signs of beginning to discover his policy, he will change it in order to keep us in the dark. 


On the other hand, the Augustinian devil, which is not a power of itself, but the measure of our own weakness, may require our full resources to uncover, but when we have uncovered it, we have a certain sense exorcised it and it will nor alter its policy on a matter already decided with mere intention of confounding us further.” 


The Augustinian Devil could be understood in accordance with Newtown’s 2cd law of thermodynamic which stated that things in nature tend to decay, as the world is in a state of entropy.  Weiner however felt that with science’s help, we could win the war against disorganization and entropy setting the stage for mankind’s entry in the era of perpetual peace.


Weiner saw the greater battle ahead with the Manichaean Devil who would use any means to achieve victory in battle, his main weapon confusion and dis-information.  As to the nature of the universe, “Weiner cites the Einstein's aphorism, "The Lord is subtle, but he isn't simply mean."    “The scientist who looks for a positive force determined to confuse us in the universe which he is investigating is wasting his time.  Nature offers resistance to decoding, but it does not show ingenuity in its finding new and undecipherable methods for jamming our communications with the outer world.”


Weiner’s view of two distinct types of evil is important because he recognized as early as 1950 that scientists were winning the battle against the Augustinian Devil, but was still unable to confront the real threat to society the Manichaean Devil.


In 1980 as Ronald Reagan ushered in the era of greed is good, Major Michael Aquino wrote under the direction of Paul Valley, Army commander of the 7th Psychological Operation Group in San Francisco, a paper called “From PSYOP to Mind War:  The Psychology of Victory”.  Michael Aquino proposes that the concepts of Psychological Operation (PSYOP) are outdated, and that we need a new way to explain how the military can use psychological warfare to achieve their goals.  Aquino states:


 “So let us begin with the simple name change.  We shall rid ourselves of the self-conscious, almost “embarrassed” concept of “psychological operations”.  In its place we shall create MindWar.  The term is harsh and fear inspiring, so it should be:  It is a term of attack and victory- not one of the rationalizations and coaxing and conciliation.  The enemy may be offended by it:  that is quite right as long as he is defeated by it.  A definition is offered: MindWar is the deliberate, aggressive convincing of all participants in a war that we will win that war.”


I would like to suggest that the tragedy in Newtown is a direct result of the psychological operations that were put in place by military planners, to change American culture to accept the idea that War, any War supported by our military, benefits our country and to condition the American public that violence with a purpose in not only necessary put the preferred way to create peace.


In 1976 during the Church Committee Congressional investigation into abuses within the military and intelligence community, the public discovered that a CIA project originally called Bluebird sought to learn how to control both individual behavior and to influence culture as a whole.  The creation of a Manchurian Candidate whose behavior could be controlled was the ultimate goal of this research.  Scientists associated with the project have admitted that they succeeded in their goals by the mid 1950’s.  All government agencies were ordered to stop research on individuals who had sometimes become unwitting victims, in a research program the violated all the provisions for human research laid out at the Nuremburg Trials.


CIA Director William Colby had ordered the destruction of many of the documents related to this research, and unfortunately the Church Committee really only got a small glimpse of the program that victimized 1000’s of individuals under the cover of “scientific research.”


More importantly the Church Committee failed, because it chose not to reveal to the public any information concerning the CIA agencies attempt to influence “American Culture.”  To control the public discourse the CIA felt it needed to control and manipulate culture so they could accomplish their goals.


While all the agencies involved in violating the Nuremburg Treaty told the Congressional Committee that all research in this area had been stopped, there is irrefutable evidence that both the program to control individuals behavior and culture at large have continued.  At the heart of this research lays the Devil, and until we as a society decide to seize the power of communication away from the Devil, these tragedies will not only continue but intensify.   How did individual behavior change in desperate young adults?  Because their education taught them that mass killing was OK, justifiable, a good way out of distress.  The MindWar was alive and well, the military was succeeding in their objectives.


One of the first goals of the Reagan Administration was to introduce nation wide drug education called the Dare program.  Dare to resist drugs.  Police officers were brought into the schools to educate young people about the dangers of illegal drugs, and students were taught to stay away from and keep in “Isolation” any individuals associated with “Drug Culture”.   As one would suspect as this program evolved, isolated groups of individuals did evolve in many of our schools, this eventually became known as the “Goth Movement.”  The trench coat mafias as they came to be known have been involved in countless school shootings.


While the Goth movement took on a life of its own as more and more individuals felt isolated from their classmates and society at large, its philosophical origins can be traced to the Thule Society in Germany that taught that self-indulgence was the key to enlightenment, and that the Devil or the King of Darkness was the path to salvation.  This philosophy slowly made its way to the Untied States in the early 1900 through the writing of Aleister Crowley who stated  “That religion they call Christianity; the devil they honor they call God. I accept these definitions, as a poet must do, if he is to be at all intelligible to his age, and it is their God and their religion that I hate and will destroy” (Crowley, The World’s Tragedy, p. xxx).  Crowley who worked for MI-5 the British Intelligence Agency, and claimed to have been a consultant for Adolph Hitler who was obessed with “Thule Philosophy” that theorized that “White Men” were the lost tribe of Israel, and destined to rule the world.


As the “New Age” movement sprang into popular culture in California in the early 1960’s, Crowley’s work was promoted by Anton LeVey who was the founder of the “Church of Satan” in 1966.  Michael Aquino, the author of MindWar, was an active disciple of the Church of Satan and later went on to found his own cult called “The Temple of Set.”


If you want to know if MindWar is still alive and well, at the recent MTV music awards the MC encouraged all those in the audience to give and the sign of the devil and worship Satan to which he got an enthusiast response.  If Norbert Weiner were alive today, he would surely tell us that society was losing its battle with the Manichean Devil.


So if I could be so bold, let us as a nation set the table for the Manichean Devil for a last supper.  While the DARE education program claims to have started in the early 1980’s, the first DARE program began in Laguna Beach California in the mid 1960’s during an era when the military dominated the field of psychological research.  A major goal of the program was to teach children how important they were as individuals and to focus on their individual being”.   This was the first step into a culture that focused on self indulgence:  the same philosophy of the Crowley/LeVey/Aquino Legacy.  Self Indulgenent people are model citizens for a consumer oriented society, useless eaters as Henry Kissinger was fond of calling them.


As I said at the onset, you reap what you have sewn and until we as a nation have the fortitude and strength to address the issue of information, and how and why it is provided for our children, we will continue our plunge into the abyss.


Isolation was a key goal of the program to create a Manchurian Candidate, and as the media fanned the flames of anti-drug hysteria, a significant number of young people sought comfort in Goth Culture whose philosophy was being pushed by the the liberal wing of the Military Industrial Complex, Hollywood.  When the US Army was questioned about Aquino’s involvement in Satanic Worship, they stated that this was an issue of “Religious Freedom”.  In retrospect it looks like a deliberate attempt to influence culture.  At what cost and to whose benefit?


While the Reagan administration attempted to re-educate an entire generation about the dangers of illegal drugs, it lifted the ban on advertising for pharmaceutical drugs.  While our children were being told at school that drugs were bad, a wave of advertising swept America telling them that taking pills was the answer for anything that ailed them.  Drug use for Mental Health related issues reached epidemic proportion, as an increasing numbers of young adults were diagnosised with mental illness, and given drugs to cure their dis-ease.  It is estimated that 25% of the children in the United States are now on psychiatric medication.


As profits from psychiatric drugs soared, standards for scientific research diminished as Corporate Scientists took over the Food and Drug administration that turned a blind eye to a long history of abuse by the pharmaceutical industry relating to the sale and distribution of drugs:  Profits before People: Medicine with no soul.


Since President Clinton took office in 1992, there have been 68 school related homicides and mass killings.  All the shooters shared one disturbing fact in common; they were all taking Psychiatric Drugs.  While the media hides behind the veil of Doctor patient confidentiality, regarding our most recent shootings at the movie theatre in Aurora Colorado, and in Newtown Connecticut, we can rest assured that over use of pharmaceutical drugs by an industry out of control is one of the major changes that has taken place in the last 32 years.  Let’s face it, drugging are children is more cost effective than comprehensive treatment, or education for that matter.


In summer of 2010, Dr. Yolande Lucire, an Australian bio-psychiatrist, published a startling research paper about the cause of pharmaceutical drug induced violence.  Dr. Lucire had been working as a prison psychiatrist and began to recognize that many of the inmates with histories of violence that she was treating had been on the same types of medications.  Dr. Lucire began to wonder if a genetic malfunction that prevented individuals from being able to metabolize drugs was responsible for their violent behavior.  What Lucire discovered is that a significant number of her patients with a history of violence had a genetic defect that did not allow them to metabolize psychiatric drugs.  If a person can not metabolize a drug with each dose, the amount of drug in a person’s system builds up until it drives them crazy.


It is believed that as much as 10% of the US population may have this particular genetic flaw.  This research implies that the pharmaceutical industry is partly responsible for the growing problem of mass homicide.  The fact that the US pharmaceutical industry has failed to warn Doctors and the public at large about this discovery has both Civil and Criminal implications for all deaths caused by individuals who were taking psychiatric drugs since the publication of this research.


It is time for us to closely examine how we educate our children, and the role that the abundance of information available to our youth through the corporately controlled media has on their perceptions of reality.  One does not have to look too closely at American Culture to realize that our children have been robbed of their childhoods, by a media machine that insists on putting profits before children.  While controlling the number of guns on our streets may have a minimal impact on the safety of our children, until we address the impact of the military industrial complex on the minds and soul of our children, we will live in a country that worships the Manichean Devil.


Many believe that eliminating prayer in our public schools has led to the moral corruption of our youth, without first asking how the United States Army division of Psychological Warfare became actively involved in promoting Satan Worship among our youth?  You reap what you sewn, when you condition a certain subset of children to worship the devil, train them in the video arcade to kill without remorse, and then drug them because they have abnormal behavior, you set the stage for National Tragedy. 



Part II of this paper reexamines who controls, and who profits from dis-information.


            [1] Walter Raushchenbusch, A Theology for the Social Gospel, 257.

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