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Porkins Policy Radio episode 175 John Potash Drugs as Weapons Against Us

Writer and filmmaker John Potash joined me to discuss his latest documentary Drugs As Weapons Against Us. We talked about the main thesis behind the film and the original book. We discussed about the CIA’s involvement in the LSD movement in the 1960’s with groups like The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and the Mellon Hitchcock family. John talked about how this connects to the CIA’s MK Ultra program. We touched on how the CIA and their connected groups used LSD to derail and destroy leftist and revolutionary organizations throughout the 60’s and 70’s. John talked about how Students for a Democratic Society was torn apart by the deliberate introduction of LSD to the group. Later we talked about how various government informants pushed the use of cocaine on Black Panthers such as Huey P Newton. John and I also discuss how drugs were used against radical musicians including Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, and Tupac Shakur. We finish off the conversation by looking at the continued legacy of many of these operations. John talks about the work that the Heffter Institute and Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies are doing and their similarities to MK Ultra.

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Show Notes:

JohnPotash.com

DrugsAsWeaponsMovie.com

Drugs as Weapons Against Us: The CIA’s Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac, and Other Leftists

MK Occupy Minnesota: Drugs & the DRE Program at Peavey Plaza

Heffter Research Institute

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

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The CIA and Hollywood episode 11 The Men Who Stare at Goats

Jay Dyer joins us for this episode where we analyse the 2009 comedy The Men Who Stare at Goats, loosely based on Jon Ronson’s book of the same name. It tells the story of a journalist who is inducted into the world of psychic soldiers during the Iraq war. The movie goes on to explain some of the history behind the First Earth Battalion, an experimental Pentagon unit devoted to developing a new generation of super soldier informed by the hippy and New Age movements. We examine what the film leaves out, especially in the form of MKULTRA and similar CIA projects and experiments with similar aims, and ask whether the purpose was not to ask ‘How could love and peace help win wars?’ but to weaponise New Age philosophy and the New Age movement.

The Men Who Stare at Goats is the final movie in the George Clooney/Grant Heslov series before they took the full plunge and made Argo with the help of the CIA. We look at whether Goats – Heslov’s directorial debut – was the final step in their long-term overture to the CIA. The fact that Goats reduces the CIA’s involvement in such projects to a single scene, and was distributed by none other than Overture Films are strong hints towards this. We also map out the evidence and implications of state sponsorship of the entire Goats project, from Ronson’s original book and documentary series through to the Hollywood version. The use of technical advisors who were part of these Pentagon units back in the 70s/80s and who were ‘reactivated’ to help fight the War on Terror implies that at least the DOD, if not the CIA, were in favour of this film. We round off by pondering the plausibility of the remote viewing phenomenon.

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Show Notes:

The Men Who Stare at Goats (book)

Crazy Rulers of the World (documentary series)

The Men Who Stare at Goats (film)

First Earth Battalion Field Manual

Jim Channon’s website (archived)

Goats Declassified: The real men of the First Earth Battalion

Project Hollywood

Pearse Redmond Patreon

Tom Secker Patreon

The Bridge with Kira featuring Pearse Redmond and Tom Secker

On Saturday, February 21, Tom Secker and I had the great pleasure of joining Kira Young on her live radio show The Bridge.  We started out with a discussion of the recent surge of neo-nazism within the alt-community and what this means for alternative media.  Later on, we explored the fascination the Left has with Vladim Putin and all things Russian.  We then moved on to the subject of cults and their connections with the intelligence services.  I went into some detail regarding Scientology and various cultic connections to the CIA.  In particular, I discussed psychic research being conducted by the CIA at Stanford Research Institute, headed by two high-ranking Scientologists, Harold Puthoff and Ingo Swann.  I related how the CIA was funding this research while the FBI was deeply involved in infiltrating and arresting high-ranking members of the cult.  Later, we explored the LSD movement and the CIA orchestration behind it, as well as the interesting Scientologists who were part of that movement.  We rounded off the conversation by looking at the current drug culture within the alt-movement.  All three of us gave our thoughts on the popularity of  DMT and ayahuasca, and how the promotion of these power psychoactive drugs may be part of a much wider plan to derail the alternative community.  We also reflected on how cannabis culture has changed from a movement promoting personal freedom into a cult of getting stoned all the time.  Finally Tom and I talked about our new podcast series The CIA and Hollywood, and what to expect from it.

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Show notes:

Peoples Internet Radio

The Bridge with Kira podcast archive

Kira’s Youtube Channel

Psychopaths in Charge

 

 

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