The CIA launched a highly classified, top secret research program into the covert use of biological and chemical agents.
In simulated attacks on enemy populations, entire cities in America are contaminated with bacteria, exposing millions of Americans to germ warfare. But the real focus of the research is on mastering the art of mind control. Psychiatrists at top academic institutions work under secret contract with the agency. Psychiatric patients, prisoners, even unwitting members of the public are exposed to a startling array of experiments designed to facilitate interrogations, induce amnesia and program in new behavior.
Every psychological technique is explored, including hypnosis, electroshock therapy and lethal cocktails of drugs. What was the extent of these brainwashing experiments? How did the CIA become involved in such far-reaching and disturbing research?
The documentary also recounts how entire US cities were used as experimental laboratories where citizens were intentionally infected with harmful biological agents.
One of the most troubling aspects of the government’s experimentation was their work into the field of mind control, where scientists, many whom were Nazis brought over to the US through the CIA’s Project Paperclip, developed ways to control human subjects, including the ability to extract information from unwilling subjects using “truth drugs.”
“Mind control is not simply an ‘experiment’ that was developed to beat the USSR,” notes The Vigilant Citizen. “It is actually a system that is more powerful today than it ever was. It is more covert, a lot sophisticated and it is used for all kinds of purposes and, in all kinds of fields, including the military, the entertainment industry and elite underground rings.”