Re: Mind Control - Project Monarch, MK ULTRA
Date: June 07, 2010 10:14PM
The entire MK-Ultra thing raises another question: are we all subjected to a kind of cult-softening by the media's reliance on sensationalism at the expense of intelligent, factual material?
What I see happening with that kind of material is that whether it is true or not, it never gets denied or put into perspective by the government or any other authority. This may be because some of it is very true, especially that which stems from the period of psychological experimentation with LSD and other such drugs, and the rest is just plausible enough to be hard to disprove. It also may be because of the dynamics of conspiracy-thinking. Once people are locked onto a passionately held "truth" of their own, they not only reject criticism, they attack critics. It is far worse to be guilty of 5% of an accusation than to be guilty of the whole thing in this kind of situation.
So, while conspiracy theorists themselves cannot be accused of building cults because they are usually disconnected individuals with only a common interest in certain books and films, and many of us do benefit from examning that material from time to time, conspiracy theory provides a platform on which cult-builders can operate. An alternative "Apocalypse", as it were.
So rather than talk about MK-Ultra and its attendant elements beyond identifying them, why not talk about all the apparent cults that build up around that material?
Are any of the online forums for conspiracy discussion, for example, are connected to real-life communes or groups who could qualify as cults?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/07/2010 10:16PM by dsm.