Trailblazing psychiatrist and author Colin A. Ross is a guest on the January 18 Real Politik. He discusses the origins of CIA mind control, the psycho-pharmaceutical complex, the Obama administration’s recent project for mandatory mental health screenings of school children, and much more.
Dr. Ross has practiced psychiatry for over three decades. He is the author of 12 books, including Human Energy Fields: A New Science and Medicine (2009), The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists (2006), Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality Disorder by Psychiatrists (2000), and Satanic Ritual Abuse: Principles of Treatment (1995). An internationally recognized expert on dissociative identity disorder, he also oversees the Colin A. Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma.
Dr. Ross argues that the Obama administration’s efforts toward mandating mental health screenings in the nation’s public schools to prevent further mass shooting events involves treading down a dangerous road.
Screening for trying to prevent all these mass shootings and trying to prevent violence by the mentally ill and so on is kind of parallel to screening in the schools. By screening in the schools we’re not really looking for gun violence. We’re looking for ADHD, depression, mental disorders.
So, in theory it sounds great. Why would you not want to screen children for diseases? Pediatricians screen kids for all kinds of things to make sure they’re developing OK, to make sure their coordination’s alright, etc. Their weight and height are coming along OK. So why would we not want to screen routinely for mental health problems? It sounds fine. But what is it actually going to turn in to in reality? It’s going to turn in to identifying kids who then get stigmatized, separated out from the others, medicated, medicalized, and get off on a path in life where they’re mentally ill people who are not the same as everybody else, and are on all kinds of meds that are causing all kinds of side effects, for how much real benefit?”
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Ross argues that many of the popular psychotropic drugs have little-if-any help to those suffering from psychiatric maladies and their side effects often outweigh any potential benefit. “Basically when you add together dozens and dozens and dozens of different antidepressant studies that have been published the gap between antidepressants and placebos is pretty small. When people have to file freedom of information act requests and even file lawsuits to get all the studies that were done by drug companies that were never published … when you get all of the unpublished studies and you add all of those in, then the gap between drug and placebo basically goes to zero for at least mild and moderate depression. There’s a little room to debate in severe depression, but even in severe depression the gap between drug and placebo is pretty small. These are just the facts that are in the literature.”
Ross encountered a large number of patients recounting experiences of possible ritual sexual abuse and government mind control experimentation when he moved from Canada to Texas in 1991. “I published my first textbook on multiple personality disorder in 1989, two years before I moved to Texas,” he notes.
So when I moved to Texas in ’91, I had already published a textbook on this topic, in which the words ‘Satanic ritual abuse’ don’t appear because I had never encountered a case of somebody telling me they grew up in this cult where they were killing babies and having ceremonies and so on. And then when I moved to Texas, this wave of Satanic ritual abuse stories started.
My experience before that was [rooted in] the 1980 edition of the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, which I used in my psychiatry training from ’81 to ’85. It was over 3,000 pages, and everything I needed to know about my exams and to be a psychiatrist was in there, which included one paragraph talking about how common incest is, with a reference to a 1955 study saying that it’s one family out of a million … It’s actually more than one family out of a hundred.
So what we had was almost a whole century of total denial of the reality of childhood sexual abuse, ritual abuse, violence, rape, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment in the workplace, pornography. All of that was completely buried under many feet of concrete of silence. The official position of psychiatry was that if somebody remember, the odds are it isn’t true because it’s only one family in a million, so it’s probably hysterical and pseudo memories.
So then we find out, against great resistance from psychiatry and by lots and lots of research that incest is going on all over the place, all the time, plus non-incest child sexual abuse. So, we went from, “It doesn’t happen. It’s not real. You can be sure,” to “It’s all over the place. It’s very common,” in just a couple of decades.
Dr. Ross’ research likewise reveals that, contrary to popular belief, the origins of modern mind control research exhibited in fictional works such as The Manchurian Candidate date to at least World War II. It was pursued not only by the US military and government agencies, but also prominent academic researchers and institutions.
This sounds like science fiction, but it’s actually fully documented. It’s not reading between the lines. It’s absolutely crystal clear and explicit in the documents. Going back to World War II, a man named G.H. Estabrooks was a psychologist at Colgate College in upstate New York, contracted with the War Department (I have a copy of the contract). He described in a textbook on hypnotism he published in the 1940s the creation of these ‘Manchurian candidates’ which he called ‘super spies,’ and conditioning that person so they had an amnesia barrier. Behind the amnesia barrier they had a newly created personality, who would be assigned the mission–whatever it might be–would carry it out, and would have total amnesia for it.
I have the actual correspondence of G.H. Estabrooks [communicating] with J. Edgar Hoover for three decades, inviting top-ranked FBI people to seminars on military uses of hypnosis, talking on military uses of hypnosis and the creation of super spies on military bases to military positions. I’ve got [correspondence] of him inviting other experts on mind control who are top secret cleared under CIA mind control programs to his seminars, of co-publishing with him. So there’s this whole network of relationships.
Two of the people board of the False Memory Syndrome who died in the late 1990s (which is the organization that attacks multiple personality disorder and says it’s all bogus) were Martin Orne and “Jolly” West, who were psychiatrists, cleared at top secret on MKULTRA (the CIA’s mind control program) to study dissociative states, hypnosis, and Manchurian Candidate type of stuff. They were on the board of the organization that was saying all of these civilian cases are bogus. That’s all factual.
Ross suggests that mind control programs are alive and well today. Indeed, one need look no further than the photos of inmates taken at the Abu Gharib on Guantanamo Bay prison camps to see the creation of today’s Manchurian Candidates who will likely be used in military and intelligence operations throughout the Middle East. While there are several terms that denote mind control, such as “thought reform,” “coercive persuasion,” and “brainwashing,” another less recognized one prevalent in recent news is “enhanced interrogation.”
Enhanced interrogation is just this new sanitized term for mind control-brainwashing. And so if we look at the photographs and evidence from Abu Gharib on Guantanamo Bay that’s discussed in the media and discussed before the Senate, nobody says, “Waterboarding was never done.” They’ll debate how much. Nobody says, “We never electroshocked people.” They’ll never say, “We never had people standing in painful forced positions for many, many hours.” They’ll never say, “We never used sensory deprivation or sleep deprivation.” Nobody will say, “We didn’t used sexual and religious humiliation, making people masturbate in front of female officers.” We have photographs of all this stuff. And these are all the elements of classical brainwashing-mind control. So it’s absolutely ongoing right up to the present.
Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.