Is mind control real or even possible? What about hypnosis? Are these types of things being used by intelligence agencies for covert ops? If it is not real what is the benefits of encouraging it in popular culture? Why is hypnotherapy covered by health insurance if it is not real?
The first reports of the ability to control the human mind were reported in the late 1940s during the outset of the Korean War. Captured American Officers when learning the truth about communism told their Korean captors the truth about their use of biological weapons.
After WWII the Americans had pardoned and acquired many Nazi and Japanese scientists for their uses in the war against Communism. Japanese scientists from Unit 731 were allowed to continue their work on biological agents that were then deployed in Korea.
The US response was to denounce them and claim they were brainwashed by secret communist technology. This is obviously ridiculous and mind control is fake.
However, this allowed the military to secure funding for research projects into mind control. One particular Nazi scientist named Kurt Plötner had previously done expirements on captured airmen at Dachau concentration camp involving torture and high doses of the psychedelic compound mescaline.
Plötner's work in the concentration camps came to the attention of Boris Pash, an American intelligence officer who would go on to work in the CIA at the time of Operation BLUEBIRD in the late 1940s, and the United States Navy's intelligence officers recruited him in 1945, permitting him to continue his interrogation research.
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