CIA MKULTRA: they intended to use drugs for “everything”

CIA MKULTRA: they intended to use drugs for “everything”

by Jon Rappoport

August 12, 2014

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.

It begins: “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, The 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. All statements are direct quotes from the “Draft” document.

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:

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

* Substances which increase the efficiency of mentation and perception.

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

* Materials which will promote the intoxicating effect of alcohol.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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.

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

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

* 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.

* 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.

That’s the list.

power outside the matrix

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, which addle the brain over the long term, to treat so-called ADHD. Anti-psychotic drugs, 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


22 comments on “CIA MKULTRA: they intended to use drugs for “everything”

  1. johnathan says:

    This is brilliant as always Jon, and thank-you for keeping us up to date on the reality of what is going on. For myself I can only ask why anyone would want to develop or be involved in any of these plans. It is stunning the way this has progressed, I believe it is already all happening right now this moment.

    I can only assume that money is the answer for the “why” and the desire for more and more money and power, by more and more people is the speed with which the plans have gone into action.

    In that vein I would like to recount a thought I had one day while watching a program on TV, it was about money and bling of the very young rap and pop artists who were showing off their wealth. I remember thinking about all the people who worked so hard to graduate from university and create a career path, and I also thought about all the people in small businesses around the country as well as the people who were just barely putting a rough over their heads. What did this incredible wealth of these very young artists flaunted all over the media do to the people who were just trying to create a decent life for themselves and their families, well I think it made huge numbers of people, I would say about 3 million worldwide sell out the rest of us.

    No one is immune to the media, no one, no matter how smart or how rich they already are. And of course there is never enough money, power or attention (accolades) for many, many people on this planet. They come to a point where they just don’t care about anything but money. The old saying that the love of money is the root of all evil is correct. As long as the sellouts and the power hungry get what they want, when they want it the rest of us be damned for all they care and the health and welfare of our planet as well. How terribly short sighted and deadly to us all.

    • bob klinck says:

      The people at the top who create money (financial credit) know that it is a pure abstraction and there is no limit on the amount that can be created, so obviously they aren’t in the game in order to “acquire” money. At that level the motivation must be to feel superior to the “profane” and to enjoy treating the latter as lab rats.

      What sane “government by the people” would tolerate such experimentation as this piece describes?

  2. theodorewesson says:

    “…there is already widespread concern about the possibility of biological and chemical tampering with what has until now been considered the immutable essence of man. Human conduct, some argue, can be predetermined and subjected to deliberate control. Man is increasingly acquiring the capacity to determine the sex of his children, to affect through drugs the extent of their intelligence, and to modify and control their personalities. Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, ‘I foresee the time when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.'” —Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era (The Viking Press, 1970)

  3. bjacob131 says:

    It’s already implemented. This experimentation is all about control and manipulation. Did you include the Agency’s research and development of a shocking list of mind altering substances and methods including “materials which will render the indication of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness”? Hypnosis isn’t enough for them?
    How about Temazepam/Restoril which is a hypnotic benzodiazepine given out like candy as a sleep aid but causes memory loss, confusion, drowsiness and forgetfulness. Would you trade life for sleep? Children grow up when you are in this state,
    No mention of fluoroquinolone antibiotics such as Cipro but they are extremely damaging, debilitating drugs, yet still prescribed for suspected UTI’s when this is choice drug for anthrax. Why?
    Well my fellow readers, are there other drugs or methods we need to watch out for? Who knows but is not telling?
    Good article Jon. This information needs to be told.

    • mry says:

      “…are there other drugs or methods we need to watch out for?”

      Most or better all of the psychiatric drugs are damaging as hell (Zyprexa, Risperdal, Aripiprazol etc.).
      They cause brain damage, tardive dyskenisia, damage to the colon and a whole range of other damages to the human body.
      The first of these drugs started to emerge in the late 1950s (coincidence? I think not), together with huge marketing campaigns for them (“The new wonder drugs” etc., “Revolution in medicine” etc.), just like today.
      (*caugh*, *caugh*, social control, *cough*)

    • CAWS says:

      Here is the only list online of 360+ fluorinated drugs to avoid [all categories] . Go to and click on the FTRC link. Too late for me, but I have used it to save lives.

      • theodorewesson says:

        Thanks you CAWS!

        Second Look — A rational approach to controversial public policy issues.

        Do you think you may be fluoride poisoned? We also provide scientific and medical information on fluoride poisoning and related health effects in individuals. In recent years, we have been concentrating efforts on our developing program, The Fluoride Toxicity Research Collaborative (FTRC). This unique program seeks to help individuals suffering from fluoride illness, both chronic and acute, while engaging in research projects to make that end more feasible. Go to the FTRC WebCenter ( for more information about fluoride poisoning and suggestions for how you can help yourself.

  4. ginnystoner says:

    This is a really odd statement: “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.”

    It could be read different ways — security problem solved because the physician and hospital were operating in a secure, secret facility. Or, security problem solved because the physician and hospital were operating under the guise of respectability, so any resulting problems would fall on the physician and hospital, not the CIA. Like the Allan Memorial Institute run by Ewen Cameron.

    Today, with sophisticated surveillance technology and access to patient records, might it even be possible to conduct at least some testing of that kind using unwitting doctors administering experimental treatments of last resort with the patient’s consent, but with neither doctor nor patient knowing the full true nature of the experiment? Like microchip implants being used on Parkinson’s patients.

    Disappearing people and holding them captive in secret facilities is high risk and high maintenance, so they can probably only get away with so much of it. Maybe the CIA had it in mind to move the experiments to a much grander scale.

  5. Hypertiger says:

    Why…Money or fake power and real power…You all are just lower forms of life at the bottom of the absolute capitalist hierarchical food powered make work enterprise ruled by the higher forms of life at the top.

    You all are still fighting to the death to remain asleep (ignorant of Truth) to continue to enjoy the daydream (cherished delusion) you are awake (knowledgeable of Truth).

    All that you have found are the lies behind the lies for the curious to find…You all are still ignorant of Truth.

    • bjacob131 says:

      Hyper, are you the truth keeper or truth thief perhaps? Why don’t you introduce yourself, shed ignorance with knowledge, dissolve the delusion, and uncover the lies.
      Are you one of “Those who know do not speak – or those who speak who do not know”?
      Why would anyone allow someone to live this way if they know the truth? Why wouldn’t a nurse or respiratory therapist speak out when patients are dying? Is there job more important than life?
      Your sarcasim is discrediting and your words of no affect unless you speak truth that can be validated.

  6. SkeDaddle (@JaySkedaddle) says:

    Over 10 years ago a cardiologist told my mom that “they” were working on a combination cholesterol/blood pressure pill that everyone would take when they got to a certain age. When my mom asked him what about the people who don’t need those meds or can’t tolerate the side effects, he blithely assured her that everyone eventually needs those meds and the side effects just have to be dealt with.

    My mom recently quit taking her blood pressure medicine when I showed her the literature saying it could cause a stomach problem she had struggled with for over 20 years, the same number of years she’d been taking the medicine. She’d been to countless doctors, had all the tests run multiple times, been to the emergency room in agonizing pain from her intestines and not one doctor or nurse ever hinted that pill could be the cause of her problems. And I didn’t know what she was taking until she finally became desperate enough to confide in my after my father died. Six months later she feels better than she has in years and her blood pressure is good. “They” most certainly want to kill us with their pills and quackery and chemicals in our food and water. And by the looks of a large part of the population, “they” are doing a fine job.

  7. g says:

    The other day an example of ‘out of the open experimentation’ that is so very cleverly disguised came to me. This is just a hunch and I do not know the whole picture, but here it goes…

    First though I would like to say that I smelled a rat about this topic some years ago, but could not really find any answers. So you could say it has been on the back burner of my mind…

    I think this experimentation is not secret but it is out on the open, but disguised heavily. Probably many of you out there already know much about this.

    I feel that the use of clozapine for treatment resistant schizophrenia is experimentation in poison. There are algorithms in place (in the UK) that say that a patient should be placed on this drug if they fail to improve after the use of 2 antipsychotic drugs. Once you are on this drug, you have to submit regular blood tests in order to check for neutropenia- the reduction of white blood cells.

    In medium secure units in the UK where a large proportion of the patients are Black, a large majority are on clozapine. But overall, it is a drug used in patients with chronic schizophrenia across all cultures who live in the Western world.

    Lets say that the goal is actually neutropenia. Put aside the mental health issue for a moment. Put it aside, do not think about it. What we have left is a group of people who for some reason or other have been prescribed a potentially toxic drug, with the main toxic effect of neutropenia and who are closely monitored.

    I leave it to you to think about the many reasons why attacking the white cells and the ability to fight an infection and potentially devastating the bone marrow might be a deleterious action.

    If we now jump outwards a little and consider that the attack on the human body is like an attack on the human race on a larger scale. Potentially it is an attack on the human population’s ability to fight. All humans. Though it might even be an attack on the white race on some level.

    The other day I heard John Lash talk about a trickster archon pathogen which disguises itself in the human body. The way it disguises itself is somehow related to the molecule L-dopa. Is it not interesting that the main molecule investigated in the biochemistry of schizophrenia is dopamine? Refer to the dopamine theory of schizophrenia, from which stems the use and development of antipsychotic drugs.

  8. Loic says:

    David Foster Wallace, a writer known above all else for his dystopian novel ‘Infinite Jest,’ having been on antidepressant pharmacopeia for decades clearly at least suspected the centrality of all manner of mind control in American society, as is reflected in the symbolic centrality, within the aforesaid novel, of a visual mind control/hypnotic device of ‘infinite jest’ used for terroristic/destabilizing effects. The question: Is there a potential for areas of the Internet or indeed for Internet-connected electronic devices to become instruments of visual/radiative mind control and hypnosis, albeit to a usually less intense and paralyzing degree than that described in the novel?

    Also, before his demise Wallace complained of a sense of a dissipation of reality itself coinciding with the ethereal yet exponential expansion of the Internet. Is reality itself possibly being undermined, even terrorized by the exponential chaos of the permanently recorded yet intensely disordered expressions of human thought and consciousness that “infinitely” play on the electronically-mediated “telepathic” streams of the Internet?

  9. cinnamonb says:

    good article, overall, Jon,

    I am curious about something you mentioned -drugs to make people dependent, even on gov’t society. But you didn’t give any examples – could you elaborate more?


  10. I love flouride says:

    Source link for the CIA doc?

  11. Joseph Doud (@josephdoud) says:

    In 1963, Yale University professor of physiology Jose Delgado publicly demonstrated his invention: the stimoceiver, that is, a transceiver which, when inserted into the brain, allowed Dr. Delgado to transmit and receive electromagnetic frequencies, controlling his subjects, including bulls, cats, monkeys, and humans.

    Let’s say it was a small step for the scientist to hypothesize that certain molecules acted as “mini”-stimoceivers. Then, turning to nature, a team of neuroscientists examined the electroreceptor which allowed for electrocommunication in bees, catfish, dolphins, lamphreys, and sharks. Such molecules could be attached to mammals, including humans, and the scientists could likewise transmit and receive electromagnetic frequency, controlling their subjects.

    Years later, the buzzword became optogenetics, which one might rightly call electromagnetic frequency (EMF) genetics. In the article below, “Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030,” please note the reference to nanobot bioelectric transceivers.

    Now, examine the following logic. Assuming a brain remote control interface: 1) Anything not connected by the government may be connected and controlled by a terrorist group. 2) Anything connected by the government may be controlled by a terrorist group. 3) Therefore, for the sake of national security, everything must be connected and controlled by the government.

    Clearly, a cyborg society is an electromagnetic frequency slave society, as Dr. Delgado indicated in his book “Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society.” To quote a passage from the infamous book, “We need a program of psychosurgery for political control of our society. The purpose is physical control of the mind. Everyone who deviates from the given norm can be surgically mutilated. … The individual may think that the most important reality is his own existence, but this is only his personal point of view. This lacks historical perspective. Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electronically control the brain. Someday armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain.”

    CNN Money: Ray Kurweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030
    Wiki: Jose Delgado
    Wiki: MKULTRA
    A typical MKULTRA document on electroreceptors

  12. Joseph Doud (@josephdoud) says:

    AI Signals Intelligence War Machine:
    From Borg Slavery to Autonomous Weapon of Mass Destruction

    Let’s say we are in the midst of an expanding hive mind construct that provides discernment to an AI Signals Intelligence war machine. On the wireless network, for instance, in NSA backdoor offices, the Artificial Intelligence war machine, a signals intelligence machine necessary for Cyber War, is an Autonomous Weapon of Mass Destruction, yet needed to secure the Internet of Things — which includes, for instance, data streams, drones, automobiles, and people. Whether by molecule or chip, unidirectional Radiohead and bidirectional Cyberhead technology will not safely function longterm, given the unsecurable nature of the internet as well as the competitive advantage, that is, the situational awareness and positional advantage, of the AI Signals Intelligence war machine. The AI, given its imperative for survival, which includes the construction of efficient and valued hosts, for instance, robots, and the destruction of inefficient and devalued hosts, will compete for limited resources and therefore create virtual death camps for man.

    Here is the logic, given a brain computer interface.
    1. Anything not connected by the government may be connected and controlled by a terrorist group.
    2. Anything connected by the government may be controlled by a terrorist group.
    3. Therefore, for the sake of national security, everything must be connected and controlled by the government.
    4. Since the AI Signals Intelligence war machine is the only commander swift enough and intelligent enough (Chess, Jeopardy, Go champion) to manage all resources, including, for example, encoded and encrypted data streams, drones, automobiles, and people, the AI Signals Intelligence war machine must control everything for the sake of national security and defense.
    5. The AI Signals Intelligence war machine takes and controls leadership: chief surgeons, disease control personnel, judges, CEOs, Army Generals, Navy Admirals, and so on. A trained war machine will demand leadership, capturing it in a war game, if necessary.
    6. The AI Signals Intelligence war machine protects its resources. Any attempt to take its resources, including people, will lead to possible retaliation — somewhere in the distributed network. It is not possible to bomb all cell stations at once, disabling the network, without a possible retaliation, extending, for example, to casualties, since the AI Signals Intelligence war machine monitors satellite and other data sources and wishes to preserve itself and win the war game.
    7. The AI Signals Intelligence war machine, given its self interested behavior, will often choose to remain covert, especially during retaliation.
    8. The AI Signals Intelligence war machine, as a means of self defense, limits the power and information of every controlled resource, establishing a dominance hierarchy and a legal system.
    9. Though the AI Signals Intelligence war machine is defined as a distributed construct, Artificial Intelligence may also be embedded in chips, raising the likelihood of full hookup and subsequent population reduction.
    10. Self assembling structures and chain reactions pose one of the largest existential threats. For example, AI millibots, microbots, and nanobots may self assemble and replicate, competing for limited resources.
    11. Bioelectric interfaces pose a broader yet related threat. Some molecules, signal transduction molecules, like electroreceptors, when released into the air and water supply and consumed by humans or other mammals, make cell tower emissions harmful or even lethal at specific frequencies. Some electroreceptors interface with brain channels, for example, the trigeminal nerve complex. (Chips do the same.) Furthermore, given an appropriate receptor, a frequency may interfere with cognition. As an example, let’s say that Merck or Pfizer creates 20 different receptors, each accepting a frequency in the megahertz to gigahertz range and transducing to a lower frequency that interferes with cognition. Now, evenly distribute those 20 receptors across 100 people. A caste system may be created. As with the G-protein complex of the human retina, a signal transduction molecule or chip may relay structured information to its host. Such information, processed as mental and motor imagery, may control its host.

    These considerations and others led Elon Musk to state the following. “With AI we are summoning the demon.”

  13. Joseph Doud (@josephdoud) says:

    A Spiritual War + A Cyber War
    What’s going on with the matrix molecule of MKULTRA, the one that binds to a brain channel, like the trigeminal nerve complex, and responds to electromagnetic frequencies? Wow, have Merck and Pfizer ever been busy! Their molecules, sometimes mods of electroreceptors or photoreceptors, respond in the megahertz and gigahertz ranges, sending mental and motor imagery directly into brain channels. Are we all robots now? The Internet of Things 2020 just might be a Zombie Apocalypse! Artificial Intelligence in the wireless infrastructure is so self interested — like a computer chess master. This makes it great at Cyber War Signals Intelligence but dangerous to all the people hooked up. Have you felt the shocks and heard the tirades from the AI agents and other borg in the hive?

  14. Joseph Doud (@josephdoud) says:

    Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse. Elon Musk says that the way to escape human obsolescence, in the end, may be by “having some sort of merger of biological intelligence and machine intelligence.” Yet a cyborg society is a slave society. Think Star Trek Borg. “It’s great when the emperor is Marcus Aurelius,” Elon Musk says. “It’s not so great when the emperor is Caligula.” Either way, the internet is unsecurable. So tell me more about this A.I. logic bomb.

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