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Newtown, Aurora and Columbine: Mass shootings, gun hysteria...and MK Ultra?

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I realize I'm risking a savage assault on my inbox by trolls of multiple persuasions. People who think Project MKUltra, the CIA research into mind-altering drugs and psychological warfare, wasn't really abandoned in the early 1970s and continues to crank out "Manchurian Candidate" assassins for its own nefarious ends. (For a marvelous study of the weird, badly misfired Cold War drug experiments, check out this recent article in the New Yorker.) People who think LBJ ordered the hit on JFK. People who believe that the federal government isn't really a government at all but a private corporation controlled by the New World Order and in league with the Illuminati, the Luciferians and the Zionists. Such sentiments seem tailor-made for the Internet, where no one knows you're a drooling mutt, but blaming dead kindergartners on the CIA? When does this bullshit stop?

For a CIA-controlled media puppet, I've tried to keep an open mind about these grotesque shootings, God knows. A few weeks ago I even spent some time with an Arapahoe County jail inmate named Steven Unruh, who'd been trying desperately to get someone, anyone to listen to his account of having talked to suspect James Holmes for four hours shortly after the Aurora theater shootings last July. Unruh said that Holmes had told him he was subjected to "NLP" (neurolinguistic programming) and had been "programmed to kill" by an evil therapist.

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Steven Unruh.
As I pointed out in my post about Unruh's claims, there are plenty of reasons to be skeptical of his story. Jail officials say he couldn't possibly have had that kind of access to Holmes. Unruh admits he has a history of meth use and mental issues and is trying to use his information to cut a deal on a habitual criminal charge. But I couldn't rule out the possibility that Unruh might have indeed heard or seen something when Holmes was brought in; his description of Holmes banging his head on the wall, for example, fit with reports of subsequent efforts by Holmes to injure himself a few days after my interview with Unruh. Whether the wild talk about NLP and being "programmed" was Holmes's lame explanation for mass murder or Unruh's is hard to say. Unruh told me he thought Holmes was testing a possible insanity defense, "trying to run it by me."

Our account prompted some further disclaimers by Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson. But it also took off in cyberspace, fueling a lot of twitchy speculation, from conspiracy-buff sites such as Infowars to the National Enquirer to the Daily Mail. Many of these accounts were presented with few or no caveats about Unruh's credibility or access to Holmes; many people, it seems, want the idea of a government-programmed killer to be true.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 *** Conspiracy Theories Explained ***

Paranoid schizophrenics are prone to delusions, tales in which random events become deeply meaningful. Some believe in complex conspiracies; others think they are Jesus Christ.

These stories sound crazy, but they may be the brain's efforts to make sense of its own internal messages, suggests Shitij Kapur, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto and vice president of research at the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. In addition to other brain abnormalities, schizophrenics have too much dopamine. Just as addicts' desensitized dopamine systems make them feel that nothing matters, high levels of the neurotransmitter make schizophrenics believe that everything is significant.

Because the addict's dopamine-driven salience system keeps telling her that something very important is happening, ordinary events appear intensely meaningful. That police car? That song on the radio? That man with a cigarette walking by? They must be part of a massive international conspiracy.

Kapur calls it "biased inductive logic"—a top-down effort to explain the feeling that everything seems important. The cognitive parts of a schizophrenic's brain create the paranoid tale in an effort to explain the constant red alert blaring from the dopamine circuits, using any stimuli available. This is why delusions are culturally appropriate. African schizophrenics may fear they've fallen under the spell of a shaman, while Kapur's patients in Toronto think that the Mounties are after them.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Same imbeciles believe in an invisible sky-daddy who rules the universe.

dcCU
dcCU

Prendergast, you say given the choices of horror and absurdity...do you have a logical, cognitive, rational explanation? you do not! you just blast those with an opinion when all you ever seem to do is knock people's opinions, where is your insight? you are a drone, a puppet, a slave then? You have let others think for you for too long, evaluate yourself please.

dcCU
dcCU

If you haven't read or you if you have, re-read Jim Marrs'  Rule by Secrecy:  the hidden history that connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids. That is history you wont learn at any university because it is the truth that the socialist universities want to remain hidden. Marrs has reputable credentials. Check it out if you think you can handle the truth! if not, well, I pity the fool...

dcCU
dcCU

I could take some fingernail polish remover and piles of dogshit and blow something a mile high! The nazis and the elite have invaded the AMERICAN PATRIOTIC GOVT and are trying to create mass hysteria for a gun grab. the elite societies that hail from the Ivy League universities are furious that LIBOR exposed them bc they love their $$ so now those who have the info are being paid back bc they threatened to expose the nefarious crooks, these guys are heroes for their sacrifices in making us aware of how our AMERICAN FREEDOMS are in imminent danger. 

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

I'm seeing a lot of hysteria, from the left and the right, lately. People want to ban everything from "cop killer" bullets to "assault weapons" right now, even though they cannot even define what they are, and even though doing so would not have had any impact on this crime. He could have created just as much death and destruction with a garden variety 9mm and a half dozen magazines.

dcCU
dcCU

keep your GUNS Colorado!

Mark D Eilenberger
Mark D Eilenberger

Climate change is not real. Mass murders are a Manchurian conspiracy, yada yada yada. Oh, and the earth is 6,000 years old. The Grand Canyon is an illusion. Uranium-Lead dating is a conspiracy to make us believe the earth is over 4 billion years old. Gays are in control of science to try to make you not believe in God. I'm gonna get me some guns to protect myself from the faggy government.

Joseph Crucia
Joseph Crucia

I don''t know what bothers me more, The fact that you've got all the information one could ever want at your fingertips, yet you continue to ignore some obvious truths, or that for some weak ass reason you continue to want to trust any 'official' narrative of any serious event that comes out of your governments mouth. How soon you forget the lies that brought you the mass murders of millions in Iraq. The lies the mass media told you and continue to tell you about 9/11. The fact that not one bankster has gone to jail for his crimes, yet millions of people lost everything, and that PIG Loyd Blankfein wants to further impoverish those who weren't born into the club by cutting entitlements. The undeniable truth that is the police state brought to you in the glaring sunlight by way of the occupy movement. THE FACT THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS THE HIGHEST INCARCERATION RATE IN THE WORLD, YET WE'RE BEING TOLD THAT MORE LAWS AND LESS FREEDOM IS THE ANSWER TO ALL OUR PROBLEMS, AND WILL MAKE EVERYONE SAFER. Tell me Mr. Pendergrast, is your ignorance because of bliss, or are you just a bonafide IDIOT

Mark Joseph
Mark Joseph

I watch the news on tv, so I'm well infonewsed...

Kirk Gruber
Kirk Gruber

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. -George Orwell

Anna Gingher
Anna Gingher

And sure, call me paranoid or crazy or unstable but guess what? I'm perfectly able to conceal and carry. And I still refuse to believe anymore lies.

Anna Gingher
Anna Gingher

When we start getting some god damn answers. We know more about Newtown than we do about Aurora, how?! I don't get it. I'm no theorist but c'mon America, put some brainpower into asking questions and demanding answers from these so called people who are here to "serve and protect!" I guess the only ones who do are the "nutters." Sucks to be stuck under a rock. I refuse to believe any more lies. Their secret agenda is obvious and I disagree.

Josh Moore
Josh Moore

Agree with Austin Leet. Nuff said.

Jacob Ryan
Jacob Ryan

When we stop voting for political puppets controlled by big corporations in order to for fill secret agendas.

Aaron Wells
Aaron Wells

Tinfoil hats! take your tinfoil hats here! two for a dollar.

Jack Thursby
Jack Thursby

These are the very paranoid Nutters who probably shouldn't be owning guns in the first place.

robertweller
robertweller

The only conspiracy is to make money, and if that means innocents die too bad.

robertweller
robertweller

my grandson, who just returned from the army in afghanistan, says they used large capacity magazines. don't know where the fellow earlier got his information.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@dcCU  

HipTip: ... more tinfoil for your hat ...

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

@Joseph Crucia Most intelligent people don't believe the government story, and they don't believe any story you concoct either. Besides, you don't need conspiracy theories to know that the government is out of control. You just have to pick up the news.

dcCU
dcCU

he is surely a bonafide brainwashed kool-aid drinking IDIOT! Prendergast, do you remember the LSD tests conducted in the 50s and 60s at Berkeley? You Prendergast are a puppet and like Pinnochio your nose must be a mile long! you are misleading many many people.

dcCU
dcCU

unfortunately intelligent people are the minority. one doesnt even need intelligence, just common sense and the ability to assk questions instead of just believing what one hears, but the schools have trained them well, to not think for self, to just take info for gospel and then spread rumor which breeds chaos so then order can be gained out of chaos, deviant wicked sickening agenda yet the camera is rolling and too many are starstruck to see thru the light.

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