Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Final Word on MK ULTRA

Referring to my earlier post:

Since the CIA in the '50s, '60s and '70s must have known about science, their actions in MK ULTRA are, if we give them the benefit of the doubt, puzzling. Why didn't they just rely solely on reputable scientists in relevant fields who were vetted, sworn to secrecy, and left to research the drugs in a manner they determined would be best and most efficient, with CIA approval and oversight?

When we think about it, there can only be a couple of explanations for the CIA's scuzzy conduct in MK ULTRA, and they are fairly straightforward:

(1) The CIA was disdainful of science, and was hesitant to consult scientists;

(2) The CIA agents wanted to go through a fantasy over and over again (maybe inspired by spy movies and TV shows) of picking people out, lowering their guard, surreptitiously slipping them a disabling drug like James Bond does, and then messing with them. Basically they were playing spy and picking on people. Certainly the motives of the shoddy, strange scientists the CIA did eventually pick out to help them seem about as bad.