CIA MKULTRA: drugs to take down the nation

by Jon Rappoport

November 29, 2016

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Drugs to transform individuals…and even, by implication, society.

Drug research going far beyond the usual brief descriptions of MKULTRA.

The intention is there, in the record:

A CIA document was included in the transcript of the 1977 US Senate Hearings on MKULTRA, the CIA’s mind-control program.

The document is found in Appendix C, starting on page 166. It’s simply labeled “Draft,” dated 5 May 1955 (note: scroll down to #123-125 in the document).

It states: “A portion of the Research and Development Program of [CIA’s] TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:”

What followed was a list of hoped-for drugs and their uses.

First, a bit of background: MKULTRA did not end in 1962, as advertised. It was shifted over to the Agency’s Office of Research and Development.

John Marks is the author of the groundbreaking book, Search for the Manchurian Candidate, which exposed MKULTRA. Marks told me a CIA representative informed him that the continuation of MKULTRA, after 1962, was carried out with a greater degree of secrecy, and he, Marks, would never see a scrap of paper about it.

I’m printing below, the list of the 1955 intentions of the CIA regarding their own drug research. The range of those intentions is stunning.

Some of my comments gleaned from studying the list:

The CIA wanted to find substances which would “promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness.” Serious consideration should be given to the idea that psychiatric medications, food additives, herbicides, and industrial chemicals (like fluorides) would eventually satisfy that requirement.

The CIA wanted to find chemicals that “would produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way.” This suggests many possibilities—among them the use of drugs to fabricate diseases and thereby give the false impression of germ-caused epidemics.

The CIA wanted to find drugs that would “produce amnesia.” Ideal for discrediting whistleblowers, dissidents, certain political candidates, and other investigators. (Scopolamine, for example.)

The CIA wanted to discover drugs which would produce “paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.” A way to make people decline in health as if from diseases.

The CIA wanted to develop drugs that would “alter personality structure” and thus induce a person’s dependence on another person. How about dependence in general? For instance, dependence on institutions, governments?

The CIA wanted to discover chemicals that would “lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men.” Sounds like a general description of the devolution of society.

As you read the list yourself, you’ll see more implications/possibilities.

Here, from 1955, are the types of drugs the MKULTRA men at the CIA were looking for. The following statements are direct CIA quotes:

A portion of the Research and Development Program of TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:

1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.

2. Substances which increase the efficiency of mentation and perception.

3. Materials which will prevent or counteract the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

4. Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

5. Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc.

6. Materials which will render the induction of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness.

7. Substances which will enhance the ability of individuals to withstand privation, torture and coercion during interrogation and so-called “brain-washing”.

8. Materials and physical methods which will produce amnesia for events preceding and during their use.

9. Physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.

10. Substances which produce physical disablement such as paralysis of the legs, acute anemia, etc.

11. Substances which will produce “pure” euphoria with no subsequent let-down.

12. Substances which alter personality structure in such a way that the tendency of the recipient to become dependent upon another person is enhanced.

13. A material which will cause mental confusion of such a type that the individual under its influence will find it difficult to maintain a fabrication under questioning.

14. Substances which will lower the ambition and general working efficiency of men when administered in undetectable amounts.

15. Substances which promote weakness or distortion of the eyesight or hearing faculties, preferably without permanent effects.

16. A knockout pill which can surreptitiously be administered in drinks, food, cigarettes, as an aerosol, etc., which will be safe to use, provide a maximum of amnesia, and be suitable for use by agent types on an ad hoc basis.

17. A material which can be surreptitiously administered by the above routes and which in very small amounts will make it impossible for a man to perform any physical activity whatsoever.

The Matrix Revealed

At the end of this 1955 CIA document, the author [unnamed] makes these remarks: “In practice, it has been possible to use outside cleared contractors for the preliminary phases of this [research] work. However, that part which involves human testing at effective dose levels presents security problems which cannot be handled by the ordinary contactors.

“The proposed [human testing] facility [deletion] offers a unique opportunity for the secure handling of such clinical testing in addition to the many advantages outlined in the project proposal. The security problems mentioned above are eliminated by the fact that the responsibility for the testing will rest completely upon the physician and the hospital. [one line deleted] will allow [CIA] TSS/CD personnel to supervise the work very closely to make sure that all tests are conducted according to the recognized practices and embody adequate safeguards.”

In other words, this was to be ultra-secret. No outside contractors at universities for the core of the experiments, which by the way could be carried forward for decades.

A secret in-house facility.

Over the years, more facilities could be created.

If you examine the full range of psychiatric drugs developed since 1955, you’ll see that a number of them fit the CIA’s agenda. Speed-type chemicals to addle the brain over the long term, to treat so-called ADHD. Anti-psychotic drugs, AKA “major tranquilizers,” to render patients more and more dependent on others (and government) as they sink into profound disability and incur motor brain damage. And of course, the SSRI antidepressants, like Prozac and Paxil and Zoloft, which produce extreme and debilitating highs and lows—and also push people over the edge into committing violence.

These drugs drag the whole society down into lower and lower levels of consciousness and action.

If that’s the goal of a very powerful and clandestine government agency…it’s succeeding.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

25 comments on “CIA MKULTRA: drugs to take down the nation

  1. InalienableWrights says:

    IMHO JFK was spot on in wanting to cast the CIA to the four corners of the earth. Perhaps Trump will be wise enough to do so.

  2. n3angus says:

    The NYPD Weinergate got SHUT DOWN due to this Pedophile Child Trafficking RING called the FINDERS !!!!! Pizzagate has a Long History …..and Hillary and Bill Clinton are in over their heads in this Cover -up of Pizzagate and Spirit Cooking Child Sex Trafficking syndicate with Bill going to Orgy Island 26 times and Unleashing the Child Protective Services in the 90s as Senator Nancy Schaefer says in her Youtube below !!!! DAMN IT THIS HAS TO BE STOPPED !!!!!!!!!!

    Here in this link Ted Gunderson talks about the Finders based in Washington DC a Kidnapping ring , starting at 13:35 listen for 10 minutes and you will not believe your ears !!!!!!!!

    Ted L Gunderson Ex FBI Whistleblower Poisoned? –

    Read Nancy Schaefer’s Senatorial report, “The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services” , Senator Nancy is dead now too from a Murder Suicide by her husband … Yeah Right , so were all these dead people young and old around the Clintons going to possibly expose this child trafficking syndicate during the election and were done away with ???

    They are trying to silence the historic and current evidence of this child traffic syndicate !!!!!
    PizzaGate Just Got Even WEIRDER.

    This Reporter talks about Jill Stein and Pizzagate !!!! CHECK THIS OUT !!!!!!!

  3. MA in MO says:

    They have definitely succeeded in taking all the ambition out of far too many men. Me thinks the method of drugging people is through sodas, junk food, cigs and beer. I suspect lunch meat is a prime example of how the drug is being ingested. Wow. Wow. Wow. When my father said this was happening or would happen I did not believe him. Now that I am well on the south side of sixty, my father was right.

    • Buzz - Warrior Woman translated says:

      Many of us are in the same boat with you! Somehow, why did we not know this once we found out that JFK was killed by the CIA? How come we did not look closer when it came out that 2/3 of the CIA are young, men, returning Mormon missionaries whom leader, B. Young said the Mormons would rule the world….well they would have to fight Rome so who knows?

  4. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    Thank you, Jon, for this intriguing information.

    As I recall, Henry Kissinger was involved in psychological warfare in the 1950s, became National Security Advisor to Nixon, negotiated a secret agreement to end the Apollo Space Program in exchange for a peace agreement with China and the USSR in 1971, and perhaps involved in the subsequent misuse of mind-altering drugs to destroy the moral fiber of this once great nation.

    • Lydia says:

      He was involved, from the get go in MKUltra. He was Susan Ford’s (aka “Bryce Taylor) handler, she relayed confidential information to him from celebrities and other world leaders (including our own US presidents JFK through GHWB). Her book is called “Thanks For the Memories,” She was born in 1951 to a family used in these experiments, and Kissinger was smack dab in the midst of it, relaying what he found out to his “comrades” in arms.

  5. jerzdebil says:

    I read the book Acid Dreams years ago about the CIA setting up a flop house in SF back in the 60s or 70s and studying the effects of drugs on johns. One of the key takeaways is that based on the studies just a single use of one of these drugs makes you more susceptible to coercion/mind control. Glad I never partook, maybe thats why I feel like Roddy Piper in the movie They Live!

  6. adambaumsocal says:

    Trippy Dude

  7. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    It will be very difficult for Trump to unravel the web of deceit NAS built by budgetary control of federal research agencies:

    1. NASA hid the nature of the massive fountain of energy Copernicus reported at the center of the solar system in 1543, while

    2. AEC/DOE hid the mechanism by which neutron repulsion generates mass (energy) in cores of heavy atoms like uranium and ordinary stars like the Sun.

  8. n3angus says:

    Listen to EX FBI Chief Ted Gunderson talk about HOW MK Ultra was used in this Bush Reagan era …. starting at 13:35 through 27:00 ,
    Here in 2011 Joe Biden , Robin Williams , and Tommy Thomson talking about Gannon Gate in Bush 43 whitehouse , We the People DO NOT NEED THIS IN OUR NATION !!!!!!!

  9. John says:

    We must all come to grips with the grim reality that this federal government and the current power structure is filled with power hungry “human beings.” People who do not have the best interests of the USA and its citizenry in mind. The veil has been taken off and these diabolical progenitors of misery couldn’t care less, because the frankenstein experiment to thumb down a human population both intellectually and spiritually is almost complete.

    The few remaining people who still cling to common sense, virtue and the US Constitution are either marginalized or belittled. The people of this nation in general have lost their ability to think critically and have thrown away their morals and very soul. Trump is here to hopefully stem the tide. How we reverse this gigantic swing from liberal fascism and a bloated federal government I do not know.

    The only thing I do know is conservatism and capitalism do work. But when radical Marxists start tinkering and toying with both of these things, all hell breaks loose. This country is best when it tilts center right, when it retreats from this stance, it gets wrecked.

    We need secure borders, we need immigration with assimilation, one language, a culture based on a melting pot rather than a salad bowl, a money system with a solid currency backed up by a tangible asset. We need a strong military and use deterrence to keep peace in this world. We need limited federal government and we need to encourage innovation. The endless federal regulations must come to an end and be reversed in huge numbers.

    We must encourage people to save money and understand that immediate gratification just leads to disaster. We must pay down our debt and stop preaching that debt is good because debt only enslaves people, encourages irresponsibility, destroys economies and wrecks currencies. Those are facts which have been proven time after time.Time to stop kicking the can down the road and finally contribute to our country. Nothing in life worthwhile ever comes easy. Government is not the answer.

    Ronald Reagan believed in something called the American people and knew government wasn’t the answer. The complete opposite of Obama who loves government and uses it for overreach, power and control. Reagan gave hope to the people and swagger to this country. Obama gives nothing but chaos, fear and worry to the citizenry. America was respected under Reagan. Today America is a laughing stock thanks to a president who always goes out of his way to either apologize or knock this country.

    Reagan believed in American exceptionalism and knew a strong America was not only good for this nation but the world. Obama believes America should be knocked down a few pegs and become like every other Communist hell hole on this globe. Quite a difference in men and ideologies.

    I guess each man can be summed up by quotes showing their polar opposite views on government:

    -Reagan at his first inaugural:
    “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”-

    -Obama at Ohio State:
    “Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems,” Obama told the audience at the Ohio State commencement ceremony. “They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices”.-

    It is time to return to the age of common sense, substance and accountability. Too many evil people are not being held accountable for their reckless and lawless actions. The rule of the law, our Judeo Christian values and our US Constitution have always been the backbone of American society. When we ignore these things and only pay lip service to these basic building blocks which made America great, we cease to have liberty, we cease to grow as a nation and we lose our collective soul. Time to take pause and be thankful to those from our past who spilled their blood and made huge sacrifices based on that value system. To thank them all and try to take the torch from these past great men and women of past American generations. We need to move forward and just do what’s right for the present and future generations of this country.

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan-

  10. gokmen says:

    meanwhile…in a galaxy, far far away where higher and higher the levels of consciousness

  11. JoAnn Dolberg says:

    I am VERY concerned about the where-abouts and condition of Julian Assange who has been missing for over a month now. Apparently WikiLeaks may have been infiltrated by unfriendly opposition and is not offering any proof that Julian is even alive. The sort of drugs and their effects that Mike has revealed here, concern me, as I would not put it past any who oppose WikiLeaks to use them on Assange if they have not done away with him.

  12. R Andrew Ohge aka Dr Rex Dexter says:

    Jon, I sincerely hope you “bang” this drum incessantly until enough people hear you.


    The dysfunctionality of our society is obviously ANYTHING but accidental.

    The article suggests that these experiments provided chemical substances that would create negative symptoms, not only in society at large, but designed to do so within every type of personality in that society-resulting, in addition to the symptoms you cite, the IMPOSSIBILITY of such desperate personalities ever successfully working together-eventually being unable to communicate effectively on ANY LEVEL.

  13. Sue says:

    And then there is this: Vaccination, Social Violence, and Criminality by Harris …

  14. Andy Gibbs says:

    I always enjoy your articles Jon and have much respect for your research. I am currently on the generic name medication basically Zoloft. I find it has helped me tremendously with my life and I agree that it’s side effects can result in elevated anger when stressful moments arise. But what we do with that anger and how we decide to express it or channel it is our decision and cannot be blamed on the medication in my opinion. My family mentally abused me my whole life and I had severe depression twice in 2010 and 2016 this year. I tried to go off Venlafaxine naturally with supplements but that ended badly. I feel 100% and I’ve never had more clarity of mind and positive energy. I also eat well and exercise so all these factors and the medication have me in the greatest frame of mind I’ve ever experienced.

  15. pal29501 says:

    Will Donald Trump be able to purge drugs from America?

  16. Brad says:

    Fabulous job on the infowars show yesterday Jon… a real breath of fresh air !
    Thx man

  17. Bev Hartsfield says:

    Why would the CIA find a disabled population helpful. No one able to earn money to pay taxes, no one to fight their wars etc..???

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