Mind War and the Tragedy in Newtown by John Phillips
“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 Michael Aquino proposes that the concepts of Psychological Operation (PSYOP) are outdated, and that we need a new way to explain how the military can use psychological warfare to achieve their goals.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.”
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.
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.
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.”