Trust the government at your peril
It strikes us that there is this apocryphal idea in the minds of many that proven conspiracies have only happened in the dim and distant past. This is a very bizarre position to hold. What it supposes is that for centuries there has been clear evidence of deep state corruption within governments and secret government agencies, but somehow that just suddenly stopped a mere moment ago. Nowadays – so the fairytale goes – mummy and daddy government in the civilised West would never do anything that might harm its citizens. Ever.
We hope that the ridiculousness of this notion is self-evident. And it begs the wider question as to who these government agencies serve exactly. At times they seem to behave more like taxpayer-funded criminal cartels than protectors of the public.
For readers interested in doing a deep dive into this topic, the work of investigative journalist Whitney Webb, whose books One Nation Under Blackmail, Vol. 1 & 2: The Sordid Union Between Intelligence and Crime that Gave Rise to Jeffrey Epstein are tomes of detailed information on deep state corruption and conspiracy. No matter how many Hollywood movies and series suggest that spooks are good guys fighting the forces of evil in the shadows so we may live happily ever after, most evidence seems to point to the contrary.
Conspiratorial covert ops are alive and well and we urge everyone to do their own research on the many interesting topics touted as ‘conspiracy theories’. By coming to terms with what has already been done in the interest of so-called national security and other made up tropes, it is much easier to imagine some of the things currently being enacted on an unsuspecting public. Huge leaps in technology and sophisticated advances in the field of behavioural psychology have left the human brain primed for grooming by skilled propaganda and manipulation techniques.
We thought it might be helpful to list a few so-called conspiracy theories that with the passage of time were reluctantly admitted to, with the clear caveat craftily woven in that ‘this was then and could never happen here or now!’ More familiar conspiracy theories that were admitted to include: Watergate which exposed illegal behaviour by members of Richard Nixon’s administraion in the USA; the Iran-Contra affair when the Reagan administration illegally funded arms for Iran and the exposure of Operation Northwoods plans to commit domestic terrorism in order to justify an invasion of Cuba, but there are plenty of others.
MK-Ultra – Government Programme honing mind-control techniques on members of the public without their consent
Three short years ago, most of us in HART had never heard of MK-Ultra. It is one of the many troubling pieces of information we have stumbled upon whilst looking more deeply into government activities during the covid era. This particular covert programme that ran for decades is shocking and even so, it is likely that we are only privy to a small portion of the real extent of the horrors.
In the early 1950s, the CIA ordered the creation of a secret programme intended to find ways of enacting mind control on unsuspecting participants. Many of those recruited to work within it were among the >1,600 Nazi scientists who were brought to America under the code name Operation Paperclip. A sort of Third Reich rebranding if you will, minus the Hugo Boss outfits. All okay if done on the shores of The Big Apple, with Great Uncle Sam at the helm. Who doesn’t trust good old Uncle Sam after all?
MK-Ultra funded an army of psychiatric institutions across the United States and Canada, with links to the UK’s Tavistock Institute, performing experiments on patients using psychedelic drugs, sensory deprivation, electroshock treatment and more. The goals were around social engineering and mass brainwashing. When digging into the details of this, it becomes very dark, very quickly, with children also being recruited into this programme.
As an area of study it is as unfathomably awful as it is entirely true. If the US government can sanction programmes that involve severely and repeatedly traumatising people (including children) in order to control their minds and behaviours, what else might it deem ‘reasonable’ to do? Are we really supposed to believe that this hideous programme that went on into the 70s, was just shut down and hurriedly swept under the carpet?
This seems fairly unlikely.
Operation Mockingbird – CIA infiltration and funding of news outlets to disseminate propaganda
In the early years of the Cold War, efforts were made by the United States Government to use mass media to influence public opinion internationally, under the covert name Operation Mockingbird.
Ringing any bells?
It involved huge networks of ‘journalists’, funded by the CIA who were in the business of publishing propaganda for the state, in line with whatever regime du jour they wanted support for. They funded smaller publications, seemingly run by freedom fighters and activists, as well as infiltrating the more mainstream ones such as the Washington Post and the New York Times, to make sure the party line was carefully curated across the board.
Reporter Carl Bernstein wrote that more than 400 US press members worked covertly for the CIA, including New York Times publisher Arthur Hays Sulzberger, columnist and political analyst Stewart Alsop and Time magazine. And those were the ones he managed to identify. One can imagine the actual number was much bigger. He outlined how overseas branches of major US news agencies served as the “eyes and ears” of Operation Mockingbird, whose function was to disseminate CIA propaganda through domestic and overseas media outlets.
And then they all just stopped. Apparently.
Tuskegee Syphilis Study — 1932 until 1972 — withholding effective treatments to ‘study’ the course of the disease
Beginning in 1932, a study was devised to look at the natural course of syphilis over a lifetime. They enrolled 600 African American men and provided no effective care as the men died, went blind or insane or experienced other severe health problems due to their untreated syphilis. This was in spite of penicillin becoming well known as an effective treatment in the early 40s.
A venereal disease investigator in San Francisco named Peter Buxtun raised the alarm to his superior in the mid 60s due to concerns around ethics, but was ignored. He later leaked it to the press in 1972, prompting huge public outrage.
In 1973, a class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of the study participants and their families, resulting in a $10 million, out-of-court settlement in 1974. A paltry sum when one considers the harms caused. In 1997 President Bill Clinton issued a formal Presidential Apology for the study.
The CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking rings during the 1980s
Exposed by award winning reporter Gary Webb in his book Dark Alliance, it seems that a CIA-backed guerrilla army in Nicaragua may have helped trigger America’s crack-cocaine epidemic in the 1980s.
Webb published Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion in 1998. It is surprisingly difficult to get hold of a hard copy of this book today. The story was also made into the film Kill the Messenger with Jeremy Renner which is a recommended watch. It is curious that this film is not more well-known, given the high-profile cast and excellent plotline. It seems the film industry didn’t want Gary Webb’s crazy ideas infiltrating the public’s consciousness too much.
A particular scene at the one hour mark is chillingly familiar considering events of the past 3 years:
“They controversialised me. Do you have any idea what I’m talking about? They make YOU the story. You have a history of schizophrenia, you’re a liar, you’re a homo, you beat your dog, you’re a paedophile… it doesn’t matter if none of it’s true, the point is no one remembers what you filed, they remember you. And you’re nuts, you cease to exist…Remember you get the most flak when you’re right above the target. That’s when they empty all their guns on you. When you’re about to drop a bomb on the Kremlin. Or in this case, the Central Intelligence Agency.”
The claims made by Webb led to investigations by the United States government, including hearings and reports by the United States House of Representatives, Senate, Department of Justice, and the CIA’s Office of the Inspector General which surprisingly concluded that the allegations were unsupported. Otherwise said, when investigating themselves, the government found themselves to be entirely innocent. Shocker.
It is interesting to note what a Google search on this topic now returns. The top hits are ‘his theories were debunked’, ‘there was no solid evidence’ and so on. We will let you make up your own mind, but frankly if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims like a duck, it’s probably a duck.
Gary Webb was found dead at his home on 10th December, 2004. He had apparently committed suicide. We find it extraordinary how many people suddenly commit suicide when they become a nuisance to the deep state.
The Assassination of JFK
We will end with the most famous of all conspiracy theories, the assassination of JFK. The official line has more holes in it than a lump of Swiss cheese, and most people are now vaguely aware that it is highly unlikely that the ‘lone gunman’, Lee Harvey Oswald, was responsible.
The Warren Report was a complete whitewashing of events and in particular, nothing about the forensics of the case make any sense if you are to take the official narrative at face value. There is almost zero chance that one lone gunman could have been the perpetrator of this event. It is a topic worth spending some time on to really understand what governments are truly capable of and why. If they can be involved in the murder of a sitting president, then the sky is the limit. A general rule of thumb appears to be, if you get in the way of the Deep State, you tend to shorten your life-span.
More Whitewashing, 2023 Version
The whitewashing Warren Report seems particularly pertinent given the ‘Independent’ Covid Inquiry that is currently underway here in the UK.
It was not an uneventful start to proceedings with comedian turned activist Abi Roberts being summarily arrested for the heinous crime of swearing outside the inquiry and she was held for 17 hours in Holborn police station. Meanwhile inside, Matt Hancock, whose policy decisions undoubtedly led to the premature deaths and permanent harms of so many UK citizens, issued a ‘heartfelt’ testimony that we are sure moved many to tears. Mostly of anger and rage given the lack of personal accountability he will no doubt enjoy in the hands of the official justice system. We hope there is a body-language expert in our readership to help us interpret his mawkish outpourings in more detail.
For those who missed it, here is a clip of the man himself. Mostly he is just seeding the idea that we need more, harder, earlier ‘action’ next time around!
A Final Thought
As a helpful rule of thumb, to try and understand what the heck is really going on, opt for the ‘don’t trust, verify’ mantra, paying particularly attention to sources that are being suppressed and censored, whilst always asking ‘cui bono’?