Maybe these aren’t the type of headlines we expected in 2018, but we do seem to be finding ourselves on the receiving end of some extremely strange news as of late in America.
It seems that the conspiratorial floodgates have opened in the 21st century as information becomes nearly impossible to avoid.
Think of it this way: When was the last time you couldn’t settle a debate over whether or not a certain actor was in a movie? What about the never ending argument over whether or not that was Bill Paxton or Bill Pullman?IMDB.com We haven’t had to suffer through that rigmarole since the iPhone stormed onto the scene, giving us access to. Now imagine, if you will, that you could learn anything on the internet.
Now, realize that you pretty much can.
We’re far more powerful human beings than we’ve ever been, thanks to our smartphones, and that has pushed us for a much deeper understanding of the history of our nation, and some of the sketchier incidents that may have once been buried in dust.
One such incident is the purported purpose of a secret government program called MK Ultra that dabbled in mind control and is often cited as the impetus for major instances of violence or assassination. Now, in our new information age, a group of “MK Ultra Victims” are banding together to file a class action lawsuit against the government.
Survivors and families of those who were affected by Project MK-Ultra, also called the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) mind control program, administered at McGill University’s Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal are preparing a class-action lawsuit against the Quebec and federal governments because of what they alleged had been done to them five decades ago.
According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), more than forty Canadians for the first time gathered at a Montreal condo over the weekend to share their disturbing stories about how MK-Ultra destroyed their lives.
“The government should offer an apology and there should be recognition of the injustice that was done,” says Gina Blasbalg, who unknowingly became a patient at the Allan Memorial Institute in her teens in the 1960s.
Survivors Allied Against Government Abuse (SAAGA), as the group calls itself on Facebook, includes both victims and family members of Canadians who unknowingly participated in the CIA-funded brainwashing experiments under the supervision of Dr. Ewen Cameron, director of the psychiatric hospital between the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.
During the length of the program, Cameron conducted “depatterning” and “psychic driving” experiments that attempted to erase a patient’s memories and even attempted to reprogram them with new thoughts.
The Canadian government funded Cameron with roughly $500,000 between 1950 and 1965 — $4 million in 2018 dollars, along with sizeable funding from the CIA. Project MK-Ultra at Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal operated using a front organization called the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology.
Given the intelligence community’s recent devolvement into an X Files parody, it will come as no surprise if this case makes it to court.