The Ghost in the Machine and Mass Mind Control
Lately we’ve been looking at various techniques and approaches to Psy Ops and how they are not merely for military warfare, but an entire approach to human behavior modification and mass population management. The notion of large scale deception and manipulation, we have seen, is impossible for even the education section to grasp due to a combination of the ego’s firewall working in tandem with the mind’s lack of firewall (especially for messages that appeal to the ego and baser instincts), added to the sophistication of the technological methods of infowar and frequency manipulation (exemplified in mainstream media and advertising). The power of these together must unfortunately also be combined with the completely pragmatic scientistic process exemplified in individuals referenced many times.
The scientific method, having now attained the mythical status of grand narrative explanatory power, must be understood as only a tool for how to learn empirical facts about the natural world. Constituted as such, by its very nature, it is impossible to use a tool as itself a means by which the totality of reality is conceived, when the empirical scientific method itself cannot be known or proven to be the case, through the scientific method. Understanding this fact, analysis can be had of various luminaries and “experts” of the new mythos, in infamous characters like Bertrand Russell, the Huxleys, etc., but a lesser-known important name is that of Arthur Koestler, and his reductionist scientism should here be highlighted.
A “former” Hungarian Marxist, Koestler found home in London – even being raised to the Order of Commander of the British Empire for his “contributions to culture.” The amazing doublethink behind this title will become more apparent as we consider how his ideas would contribute to the added force of the growing technological and psychological warfare methodologies up to our day. Publishing his The Ghost in the Machine in 1967, Koestler took the implications of reductionist materialism to new lows in openly discussing the forced drugging and manipulation of the public. Koestler cites a mind control presentation in San Francisco by Dean Saunders in 1961:
“Here at our disposal, to be used wisely or unwisely, is an increasing array of agents that manipulate human beings… It is now possible to act directly on the individual to modify his behavior instead of, as in the past, indirectly through modification of the environment.” — Dean Saunders, of the San Francisco Medical School, at the Control of the Mind symposium (1961),” pg. 335.
Koestler proceeds to the discussion of the possibility of reengineering RNA and creating increased suggestibility through forced public drugging, citing Dr. Holgar Hyden from the same symposium:
“The author is [referring] to any substance inducing changes of biologically important molecules in the neurons and the glia and affecting the mental state in a negative direction. It is not difficult to imagine the possible uses to which a government in a police-controlled state could put this substance. For a time they would subject the population to hard conditions. Suddenly the hardship would be removed, and at the same time, the substance would be added to the tap water and the mass-communications media turned on. This method would be much cheaper, and would create more intriguing possibilities then [voluntary introduction methods],” Dr. Holgar Hyden, Control of the Mind Symposium,” pg. 334