By Gillian Norman
"We have met the enemy and he is us!"
Chained in prisons of the mind, the captives watch flickering images on the screen and believe they see reality. Occasionally glimpsing the dazzling clarity of truth, a hostage breaks free from the shadows of deception. Then, longing to help others, he confronts the darkness of the cave to expose the fallacy that keeps his companions trapped. But like Golem in the underworld, the prisoners shrink back into the nattering gloom and refuse release from the bondage of delusion, too fearful to break their chains and step into the new light of dawn.
Seven years and two disastrous wars after 9/11, the incontrovertible truth is clear to see. 9/11 was a false flag operation, a contrived pretext for total war to impose a global Pax Americana. Yet many people still refuse to consider the abundant evidence and even violently oppose those who have investigated the facts.
So why do intelligent people still blindly swallow the blatantly false official explanation? Why do kind-hearted world citizens continue to support genocidal wars falsely predicated upon 9/11? And why do so many shrug in mute acquiescence as fascist police state controls are put in place and their liberties are constricted in the name of protecting collective “freedom”?
On September 11, 2001, the great symbols of America's military and economic prowess were struck, and a battle for the mind began. As the Towers crumbled to dust and the Pentagram's facade was detonated, howls of anguish rippled around the world. Over and over the shocking images were played. Repeatedly the violent brutalization shattered hope-filled lives and happy homes, as the collective consciousness of a nation was fractured.
Today, triggered by 9/11, intentional war without end is being waged, not only against distant nations, but also against the very people the defenders of freedom claim to protect. As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy, and he is us!" 1
The trusting public who believe that an elite cabal could never be so nasty as to contrive an appalling attack on their own people as a pretext for wars of imperial hegemony may be naively unaware that for almost a century these Masters of Deception have been practicing MindWars to advance their power, prestige and profit.
It has long been known that when an individual's mind is manipulated, the behaviour of that person can be swayed for whatever purpose, benign or nefarious, that the puppeteers of their perceptions might desire. By attempting to control the group mind, Tavistock Institute's Edward Bernays was one of the first to propose that if the PuppetMasters can direct a herd mentality then even the course of nations can be subverted.
Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, was appointed by Tavistock to handle the manipulation of American public opinion. He is now considered to be the father of public relations, but might be better described as a grandmaster of MindWars. He described manipulation of the group mind as the engineering of consent. In his 1929 book, Propaganda, Bernays asked:
"If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it?" 2
From Nazi mind control programs and Russian brainwashing to the Jim Jones suicide sect, there are many well-documented cases of hacking the mind by military and intelligence agencies and their cultic front groups. Military Special Forces are routinely subjected to trauma-based mind control during their recruitment, and through the mass media, advertising and entertainment industries, entire populations are indoctrinated with a world view that constrains individuality, rewards conformity and determines acceptable behaviour.
"... in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world."3
Ever since the 1920s, techniques intended to shape a collective mindset have been explored by power-hungry elites. In contrast to the physical violence of early forms of crude brain-washing practiced in the Soviet Union, China and North Korea discovered that brute force is not necessary to break a person, and in fact, thought reform is most successful when the victim perceives the controller as a trusted, kind friend.
Just for fun, the charismatic Irish hypnomagician Keith Barry draws crowds by causing an unsuspecting observer to forget his own name and the name of his dog. He walks on water. Blindfold and hooded he races a car down a precipitous winding road. He writes the content of specific news events weeks before they occur. In an open plaza he's seen to stop the speeding bullet from a marksman's gun and hold it in his teeth.
Keith Barry's amazing ability to violate the laws of nature and defy common sense is no ordinary rabbit-in-the-hat party trick of illusion and distraction, it's a powerful demonstration of paranormal capabilities that can even penetrate and disrupt the matrix of time and space that we need to trust. 4
Hacking the mind and pushing the boundaries at the cusp of esoteric science where matter, energy and consciousness interact may be ridiculed by sceptics as tin-foil-hat folly; for some it's just entertainment, but it is occult power, profit and warfare to others.
Ever since World War I, in democratic Western nations, well-funded research has been ongoing to find the most efficient ways of hacking the mind. With 9/11, for the first time in history, we have seen MindWars waged as a deliberate psychological operation to manipulate and control the thoughts and behaviour of an entire nation for the benefit of a ruling elite.
At the Nazi concentration camps there are photos of some of the hideous things they did to prisoners as they tried to find ways of controlling human behaviour. Many high ranking Nazi criminals managed to escape prosecution by revealing their information to western intelligence agencies, and some continued their horrendous experiments in the United States, Britain and South America. The most notoriously of these Nazis, the sadistic “Angel of Death” Dr. Joseph Mengele, practiced mind control at Auschwitz, where children were violated by intense trauma to cause the mind to split. It's well known that at the end of WWII, Mengele was brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip to direct mind-control programs for the Central Intelligence Agency. 5
Project Bluebird and Project Artichoke were the first covert operations intended to develop "effective and practical techniques" as the C.I.A. clinically define it, to "render an individual subservient to an imposed will or control." 6
At first the emphasis was “narco-hypnosis”, combining hypnotic programming with psycho-active drugs, especially LSD, together with the use of electroconvulsive procedures and brain implants. Since then, as declassified military/intelligence documents and testimonies of involuntary subjects reveal, mind control experiments have been ongoing using non-consensual subjects on military bases, and also in prisons, hospitals and universities. In his book The Men Who Stare at Goats, journalist Jon Ronson documents some of these MindWars, such as the killing of goats by psychotronics as part of the training of supersoldiers to become psychic assassins. 7
In other studies of dissociation, the MK-Ultra program tested various ways of combining altered states of consciousness with psychological trauma, to achieve the aim of snapping the mind so that individual and group behaviour could be more effectively manipulated. These tests showed that when people, especially young people, experience repeated violence, whether in actual reality or simulated reality as “entertainment”, a fracturing of the mind is induced that effectively erodes ethical and moral values and brutalizes a person. When the trauma becomes so intense that the distress is unbearable, a state of dissociation occurs that provides an escape. From this snapping of the mind, multiple personalities or alters emerge that are highly susceptible to mind control and psychological programming.
The Tavistock Institute is extremely significant in MindWars and false flag operations. After WWII, the psychological warfare agency of the British Secret Intelligence Service expanded secret mind control experiments with the MK-Ultra program at the Tavistock Institute to find techniques that cause intense psychological distress. MK-Ultra was used to produce mind controlled sex slaves and hypnotically triggered assassins, but the goal was ultimately to subjugate entire populations. The Tavistock Institute recognized that by exposing a whole nation to sufficient trauma, a society could revert to a blank slate where the stunned population willingly submits to far deeper levels of manipulation and control than they would normally accept.
The 2005, the 7/7 false flag bomb attacks on the London Underground were accompanied by an explosion right in front of the Tavistock Institute, on a bus that had been forced to deviate from its normal route and was directed to Tavistock by two unmarked cars. 8
Dr. William Sargent author of Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing wrote:
"Various types of beliefs can be implanted after brain function has been sufficiently disturbed by accidentally or deliberately induced fear, anger or excitement. Its various group manifestations are sometimes classed under the heading of “herd instinct” which increases anxiety and so (increases) individual and mass suggestibility." 9
MK-Ultra was later transferred to America under covert CIA programs that ironically came to light when Joly West, who was exploring the psychobiology of dissociation at Oklahoma Zoo, killed an elephant by driving it crazy with LSD. 10
On September 11, 2001, intensely disturbing images of a false flag terror attack were broadcast over and over again, striking profound fear into the stunned group mind of a proud nation. That deeply painful experience created a mass psychotic crisis that caused the minds of television viewers to snap. In this shocked state people were confused and vulnerable to behavioural control by the power elite through deception and media manipulation.
Within moments of plugging the collective mind into traumatizing images of that carefully orchestrated assault of state terrorism, behavioural programming was activated. The sounds of explosions in the WTC Towers were muted as frightened viewers were repetitiously drip-fed the false claim that this sophisticated attack was led by a Saudi Islamist obsessed by hated of America's freedom, who was issuing orders on a laptop from a cavernous control centre in the mountains of the Hindu Cush.
With each new cue from the Puppet Masters, scripted TV pundits bleated controlled disinformation from sources at the same intelligence, national security and defence agencies that were all along complicit in the contrived attacks.
The trance was complete. The Puppet Masters again snapped their fingers and prepared plans were quickly rolled out demanding military attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq. Stunned in horror and trapped in a trance, America and its allies offered up their sons, daughters and tax dollars in unquestioned sacrifice to the hideous gods of war.
When faced with reality, the public denial is again a consequence of MindWars. Revelations of truth that expose the massive deception of the official 9/11 conspiracy script, immediately trigger intense cognitive dissonance as people fleetingly recognize that their trust has been severely violated.
Cognitive dissonance is the unpleasant state of mental conflict that we experience when two contradictory beliefs cannot be reconciled. If we are faced with information that conflicts with what we have already been coerced to believe, the easiest way to deal with the uncomfortable conflict is to shut the truth out. 11 "No this can't be happening!" So the response is predictable, deny the truth and shoot down the truth-tellers to protect the comfortable delusion.
Social Psychologist Leon Festinger showed how to exploit dissonance as a means of persuasion in his CIA financed book, A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance. 12
With 9/11 it can be seen that cognitive dissonance is an effective means of not only individual manipulation, but also mass mind control. After trauma-based psychotic fracturing of a national group mind had been used to establish a 9/11 cult of deception, acute cognitive dissonance was exploited to intensify the programming.
So, as a result of dissonance, people who have swallowed the official 9/11 deception are often defensive and antagonistic when they learn that the story they've embraced actually defies common sense and breaks the laws of physics. Cognitive dissonance is so unpleasant that it's preferable to cling to reassuring lies than experience acute anxiety triggered by the painful realization that our political leaders, the media and supposed scientific experts, have knowingly or unknowingly all played a part in a massive deception to serve the lust for power and profit of a ruthless, hidden elite.
Dr Robert Jay Lifton pioneered research into the effects of indoctrination on American prisoners of the Communist Chinese during the Korean War. He was later funded through the CIA's MK-Ultra project to apply his results to religious cults. In his book, Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism, Dr Lifton established a list of characteristic coercive methods used to control the minds of cult members without their knowledge. 13
The 9/11 cult of deception closely fits Lifton's profile for control of the group mind – the ultimate cherry, the objective that has been sought by the power elite through decades of tax-payer funded research and brutal experimentation. Mind control did not work well on elephants, but did work extremely well on sexually violated children; then they succeeded in hacking the minds of abused military Special Forces; next, thought reform was tested on tranced-out religious cult groups, and now finally, the MindWars formula has been tried, and it worked like a dream, on an entire nation.
MindWars works the same for the cult of 9/11 deception as it does for religious cults. Repeated exposure to extreme trauma fractures the individual and the group mind and breaks down established precepts. With the nation in a vulnerable state of shock, immediate indoctrination through the mass media imposes a new world view and establishes dependence upon the autocratic State as a comforting parent figure. Mind control continually erodes a person's individuality, and usurps it with a new identity consistent with a collectivist worldview. Any conflicting information creates cognitive dissonance and is automatically rejected.
Robert Jay Lifton's mind control profile exactly fits the 9/11 PsyOps:
To gain control of the mind of the cult member, the cult first controls the environment and regulates access to information and communication to sever the cultist from reality. Then there is the creation of an outside enemy that is persecuting the cult. As a result, members become totally dependent on the autocratic authority figure in the group and can easily be manipulated and exploited.
Just the same way, in the cult of 9/11 deception the mainstream media determine exactly what information people are permitted to receive, while censoring the truth. The outside threat is the exaggerated and contrived menace of Islamic terrorism. The Big Brother State poses as a benevolent protector offering security, while at the same time covertly fostering the outside threat to maintain a controlled milieu of fear and insecurity that keeps people compliant.
Experiences are orchestrated to appear spontaneous to demonstrate the mystical authority of the leader. The cult group assumes a sense of “Higher Purpose” as “Guardians of the Truth”. With 9/11, after a Cabal within the Bush regime had orchestrated the attacks, the President himself assumed the role of a divinely appointed world leader to carry out the imperative of upholding freedom and democracy. Pursuit of this mystical mandate is charged with so much importance that it overrides the responsibility to defend truth and justice.
Demand for Purity
Cult members must conform to the pure ideology of the group. Former State Department official Philip Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission, is an expert on “the creation and maintenance of public myths”. His theory analyzes how consciousness is shaped by “searing events” which take on “transcendent importance” and move the public in the direction chosen by the policymakers. Conformity to the official ideology of the 9/11 myth is required of all. It's black and white: "If you're not for us, you're against us!"
The cult doctrine is set up as Ultimate Truth. President George Bush, as the self-appointed spokesman for his pseudo-god determines the approved version of 9/11 “truth”, and this cannot be questioned. The fake science used to validate the cultic sacred myth is revered even when it defies logic and is evidently fallacious. Anyone who dares to criticize or question is rejected, ridiculed and punished.
Loading the Language
With Orwellian Newspeak the cult re-interprets words and phrases to reinforce cult doctrine. Phrases like “War on Terror” and “Defence of Freedom” are jargon that bolster conformity to the group mind. Selective censorship and the ridiculing of opponents denies them a voice. Thought-terminating clichés prevent rational thought. Most effective is the term “Conspiracy Theorist”, which is a thought-terminating cliché hard wired into the conformist group mind to effectively trigger revulsion towards independent thinkers who ask questions and challenge the sacred myths of the 9/11 cult of deception.
Doctrine over Person
The group's false ideology becomes established “truth”, pseudo gods are worshiped and sacred myths finally replace reality. The prisoners in the cave no longer need chains. The mindwar is won.
Dispensing of Existence
The cult decides who has the right to exist and who does not, in a battle of “good over evil”. The power elite who drive the 9/11 Cult of Deception have determined that Arabs, Islamists and all those feisty people who challenge the sacred myths have absolutely no right to exist and may be imprisoned, tortured and exterminated as subversive enemies of the State.
When we see how closely the behavioural manipulation and engineering of consent by the State in the wake of 9/11 follow Robert Jay Lifton's characteristics of cultic mind control, it becomes even more evident that the 9/11 false flag attacks were part of a massive psychological operation of transformation that not only manufactured consent to facilitate wars, but also continues to inhibit rational thought and prevents deviation from the sacred myths.
The Tavistock Institute, knowing that the role of the media is essential for control of the masses, has done much groundwork in the programming of the unconscious group mind into channels of conformity through advertising, television, films and video games. When sheeple watch television, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere where incoming data is uncritically processed, stirring irrational emotional responses. Within minutes, viewers sink into a hypnotic state of hyper-suggestibility where the conscious and subconscious minds dissociate and the ability to discern and evaluate is largely lost. 14
As far back as 1949, the Tavistock Journal (Vol. II, No. 3), in an article called Principles of Mass Persuasion, described how to organize a successful campaign of mass persuasion by using the media to induce people to do things they would not normally do. The article says, "It is conceivable that one persuasive person could, through the use of mass media, bend the world's population to his will." 15
It has long been the aim of the power elite to exploit the mass media as instruments of persuasion to bend the will of nations to their dictates. With Operation Mockingbird the CIA recruited American news media and journalists to promote disinformation. 16 Or as George Bush so aptly put it, "to keep repeating things over and over and over again to kind of catapult the propaganda."
Anyone who had watched the collapse of the WTC Twin Towers on TV with the sound turned off would have understood immediately that it was a controlled demolition. But the authority figure on the screen told us to ignore common sense and believe a lie. The instruction went straight to the unconscious mind.
The trauma of repeatedly watching the collapse of the Towers caused a psychotic break to avoid the pain. At the same time the mass media implanted the hypnotic suggestion that this was an act of terrorism by an external enemy, radical Islam, which required vengeance through a military assault on targeted nations.
In the aftermath of 9/11, the elite planners were able to push through an expensive program of military transformation and pre-planned wars to advance their global domination agenda and to secure control of oil resources and markets. The terrified public allowed the power elite to put in place a draconian legal infrastructure ready for the future imposition of martial law, supposedly to “protect” us from the very same threat that they had already created.
The 9/11 cult of deception has been deliberately contrived to destroy traditional moral values and merge reality with fantasy; to replace objectivity with subjective experience; to undermine authentic science with pseudo-science; to replace factual history with revisionist distortions and to destroy individuality by imposing on the peoples of the entire world a collectivist, manipulated group mind. Today MindWars have been perfected as multifaceted PsyOps, media manipulation and information warfare to engender fear and insecurity that can only can be soothed by increased State control.
Recently, an anonymous person claiming to be a covert agent within the US intelligence community posted an article online called Psychological Operations Is My Specialty. He said:
"PsyOps have evolved to the point, thanks to the all pervasive mass media, where we can make you believe, or at least passively accept, whatever we want you to. I secretly worked with the world's most powerful media companies to get you to believe what "they" want you to believe. The media is the most efficient weapon of tyranny and oppression ever created. No need to physically control populations anymore when you can do it mentally – program it in, internalize the rules.
September 11th has been employed as the catalyst for the Bush administration's imperialistic wars and domestic repression. The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the USA Patriot Act, the concentration camps at Guantanamo Bay, the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the evisceration of civil liberties and a permanent state of war have all been accomplished by invoking the terror of 9/11." 17
In his book, Propaganda, Edward Bernays wrote:
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." 18
These de facto Rulers of Evil that direct the invisible government and systematically manipulate the “habits and opinions of the masses” comprise a centralized monolith of power made up of corporate, military and government elites. Even in the face of overwhelming evidence that they orchestrated the 9/11 PsyOps, they continue to force-feed us with delusions of blinkered conformity. A jolt of truth can shatter the mirage, but it must be nourished by understanding if the prisoners are to break free of the mind chains that keep them bound in the cave of shifting shadows and shackled in servitude to the Masters of Deception.
ShadowPlay, a documentary film that reveals 9/11 as a deadly deception contrived to advance a global Pax Americana, closes with the words of Canadian Philosopher John McMurtry as he comments on the psychological warfare that has afflicted us all: "It is like a trance. So what can break a trance? The only thing that can break the trance is the light of truth."
It's time to emerge from the cave of shadows, switch off the TV, break out of the hypnogogic daze of delusion and say "NO!" No more MindWars! No more cult of 9/11 deception! No to the greed and bloodlust that fuels the global domination crusade!
It's time to take a stand and oppose this hideous strength, then the refreshing light of truth will prevail, justice will prevail and we can create a world of greater compassion.
MindWars is the text of a talk given by Gillian Norman at the Deception 9/11 Forum in Sydney, Australia, September 11th, 2008
Gillian Norman (Jilinda) is director of Avante Films and director/producer of the Australian 9/11 feature documentary, ShadowPlay.
A preview of Part 1, ShadowPlay: 9/11 PuppetMasters can be seen on YouTube.