Sooner or later American, and for that matter, world jurisprudence are going to have to face up to the existence, and use, of technologies of mind manipulation. And the sooner, the better. For those unaware of it, Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, shows the distinct signs of someone whose mind and emotions were manipulated. There is the peculiar fact of his strange "diary", discovered after the Senator's murder, in which statements like "RFK must die" were repeated over and over. There is also the strange fact that Sirhan, a relatively mild and meek fellow and certainly not one that exhibited any violent tendencies, cannot remember shooting the Senator at all.
There is, too, the strange behavior of Lee Harvey Oswald's murderer, Jack Ruby, that I and other JFK assassination researchers have recounted(I did so in LBJ and the Conspiracy to Kill Kennedy). Ruby, for those not aware of it, acted strangely during the murder of Oswald. Police officers who wrestled him away from Oswald recount that Ruby's hand was tightly clenched on his pistol, repeatedly attempting to pull the trigger long after his gun was no longer pointed at Oswald. Once in his cell, Ruby acted agitated and anxious, almost manic, until he learned Oswald had died, at which his behavior changed dramatically: he calmed completely down, as if a burden had been lifted. Strange behavior for a man who faced the electric chair. Some suggest that Ruby, too, was a candidate for mind manipulation.
To this list we might add the Batman theater alleged murderer's strange behavior, the Navy yard shooting, the strange goings on at Sandy Hook, and now, yes, alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnayev(this article courtesy of Ms. P.H.):
The key here is the following, and think of Sirhan Sirhan here, or Jack Ruby's strange behavior:
"In a five-month investigation that spoke to people who knew the Tsarnaevs closely, the Boston Globe found that Tamerlan was paranoid that someone had taken control of his mind."
“' He believed in majestic mind control, which is a way of breaking down a person and creating an alternative personality with which they must coexist,' Donald Larking, a 67-year-old who attended a Boston mosque with Tamerlan, told the Globe. 'You can give a signal, a phrase or a gesture, and bring out the alternate personality and make them do things. Tamerlan thought someone might have done that to him.'
"Tamerlan reportedly told his mother that he felt like “there were two people living inside him,” but she refused the advice of one of his friends to seek help.
“'Tamerlan had some form of schizophrenia,' a family friend speculated. 'That, combined with smoking marijuana and head trauma from boxing had all made him ill.'"
Marijuana, head trauma, or mind control, or both? Well, the technology for projecting voices into someone's brain certainly exists, and it can not really be a surprise to any reguilar reader here that the Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is working on its own version(again, thanks to Ms. P.H. for finding this gem):
Indeed, in Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men I pointed out that there were patents, taken out almost 20, and in some cases, 30 or more years ago, for methods of "projecting voices" (of God or whomever) or even creating certain moods or emotional states, into people;'s brains using a variety of techniques including microwave transmissions! In other words, if it's being talked about just now, openly admitted, then it's been around for a while folks.
Imagine, now, being able to project such possibilities not simply on individuals, but whole populations. Imagine, in conjunction with this, the possibilities I raised a few days ago, of the manipulation of memory on a group basis, and the fact that some people "remember" certain events as happening (i.e., famous people's deaths), and others do not. Add in a soupcon of internet generated hoaxes of the same, et voila! you have a real social engineering tool of almost unimaginable power and scope(remember all those hundreds of Iraqi
s surrendering en masse during the First Gulf War? Remember that they were saying Allah told them to do it? Ms. P.H., Ms. George Ann Hughes, I, and others have discussed this possibility privately for years).
To be sure, there are people crazy enough and evil enough to shoot at children or bomb public events... but there are also people crazy enough, and evil enough, to design and use the technologies that can manipulate relatively mild mannered people into doing the same. These are the accessories to the fact, the unindicted co-conspirators, and defense attornies in high profile cases should start taking it seriously, and using their subpoena powers accordingly.
See you on the flip side.