"You Americans are obsessed with conspiracies," Mike, an Australian I met travelling last week, laughed.
Is it possible that other peoples of the world simply have less faith in the competence of their governments, or is it possible that American nature is more inquisitive, thus empowering and encouraging us to discover the deeper meaning behind events?
Either way, many truths no doubt exist and it is our duty as human beings to strive for accountability, transparency and honesty by filtering these relative truths through our own gauze of common sense.
This issue of Think focuses on conspiracies, not necessarily because we all buy every word of it, but because we feel it is important to keep questioning what we are told.
I personally believe that a secret is no longer a secret if more than one person knows about it and, having grown up in the Virginia suburbs of Washington D. C., one of the most gossipy, interconnected regions of the country, I believe that this suspicion is pretty close to correct. While reading through some of the material for this month's issue, however, I was reminded of something that happened to me while visiting my family after a few years away from home.
A tiny bit of background that you've probably heard a thousand variations on: I was a typical teen-age f*ck-up. Me and my friend Ken used to leave our respective houses shortly after Mom and Dad fell asleep, roaming the night in his '74 Honda civic wagon.
One of our favorite games was "lawn driving", where we'd pull quietly up on a spacious green then honk the horn and yell out the open windows while peeling off across as many lawns as possible before hitting a small tree or fence.
Odd moments of silence followed when all was peace and tranquility save for an odd, electrical hum, which seemed to occupy all the air around us. "It's the CIA," I used to joke, "sending off their 'go to sleep, wake up early, work and be productive' beam."
So I found myself, years later, sitting on the porch of my parent's house, smoking a cigarette and watching the end of a fierce electrical storm blow away into the night. It was late - the solitude of the place at that hour, when all the cars are parked and phones are silenced always cleared my head and probably always will.
Suddenly a huge burst of lightning struck about a mile away, knocking out the power grid. Awed, I stared out at the clearing sky, thinking about nothing in particular until I noticed that the persistent, omnipresent buzzing sensation I'd always associated with streetlamps was just as plain as ever.
I say sensation because, in that second of clarity after a strong electric event, one's senses are heightened to distinguish more readily between sound and sensation, between scent and taste - we become truly aware as our senses rush to confirm that we are still alive.
Mike, the Australian, and I were discussing the events of September 11, just like three-quarters of the population of the free world at that time. His conspiracy theory remark was a response to my suggestion that Russia and China both would be only too happy to see America come in and "clean up" trouble spots in Central Asia.
I had, in fact, been planning a trip through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan for the month of September to collect information and report on just such a possibility.
The trip was cancelled long before the attack due to circumstances outside of my control, and my trip through Turkey turned out to be much better than I ever could have imagined - on the isolated beach where we all sat and shared conversation there was no other sound but the crashing of the surf.
A List of Actual Major American Electromagnetic Mind Control Projects Compiled by the Leading Edge International Research Group
Project Moonstruck, 1952, CIA:
Electronic implants in brain and teeth. Implanted during surgery or surreptitiously during abduction.
Targeting: Long range
Frequency range: HF - ELF transceiver implants
Purpose: Tracking, mind and behavior control, conditioning, programming, covert operations
Functional Basis: Electronic Stimulation of the Brain, E. S. B.
Project MK-ULTRA, 1953, CIA:
Drugs, electronics and electroshock
Targeting: Short range
Frequencies: VHF HF UHF modulated at ELF
Transmission and Reception: Local production
Purpose: Programming behavior, creation of "cyborg" mentalities
Effects: narcoleptic trance, programming by suggestion
Pseudonym: Project Artichoke
Functional Basis: Electronic Dissolution of Memory, E. D. O. M
PROJECT ORION, 1958, U.S.A.F:
Drugs, hypnosis, and ESB
Targeting: Short range, in person
Frequencies: ELF Modulation
Transmission and Reception: Radar, microwaves, modulated at ELF frequencies
Purpose: Top security personnel debreifing, programming, insure security and loyalty
MK-DELTA, 1960, CIA:
Fine-tuned electromagnetic subliminal programming
Targeting: Long Range
Frequencies: VHF HF UHF Modulated at ELF
Transmission and Reception: Television antennae, radio antennae, power lines, mattress spring coils, modulation on 60 Hz wiring.
Purpose: programming behavior and attitudes in general population
Effects: fatigue, mood swings, behavior dysfunction and social criminality, mood swings
Pseudonym: "Deep Sleep", R. H. I. C.
PHOENIX II, 1983, U.S.A. F, NSA:
Electronic multi-directional targeting of select population groups
Location: Montauk, Long Island
Targeting: Medium range
Frequencies: Radar, microwaves. EHF UHF modulated
Power: Gigawatt through Terawatt
Purpose: Loading of Earth Grids, planetary sonombulescence to stave off geological activity, specific-point earthquake creation, population programming for sensitized individuals
Pseudonym: "Rainbow", ZAP
TRIDENT, 1989, ONR, NSA:
Electronic directed targeting of individuals or populations
Targeting: Large population groups assembled
Display: Black helicopters flying in triad formations of three
Power: 100,000 watts
Purpose: Large group management and behavior control, riot control
Allied Agencies: FEMA
Pseudonym: "Black Triad" A. E. M. C
RF MEDIA, 1990, CIA:
Electronic, multi-directional subliminal suggestion and programming
Location: Boulder, Colorado (Location of main cell telephone node, national television synchronization node)
Targeting: national population of the United States
Frequencies: ULF VHF HF Phase modulation
Implementation: Television and radio communications, the "videodrome" signals
Purpose: Programming and triggering behavioral desire, subversion of psychic abilities of population, preparatory processing for mass electromagnetic control
Pseudonym: "Buzz Saw" E. E. M. C.
TOWER, 1990, CIA, NSA:
Electronic cross country subliminal programming and suggestion
Targeting: Mass population, short-range intervals, long-range cumulative
Frequencies: Microwave, EHF SHF
Methodology: Cellular telephone system, ELF modulation
Purpose: Programming through neural resonance and encoded information
Effect: Neural degeneration, DNA resonance modification, psychic suppression
Pseudonym: "Wedding Bells"
HAARP, 1995, CIA, NSA, ONR:
Electromagnetic resonant induction and mass population control
Location: Gakona, Alaska
Frequencies: Atmospheric phase-locked resonant UHF VHF
Potential: DNA code alteration in population and mass behavior modification
Power: Giga-watt to Tera-watt range
Step-Down reflective frequencies: Approx 1. 1 GHz, Human DNA resonant frequency, cellular system phase-lock
PROJECT CLEAN SWEEP, 1997, 1998, CIA, NSA, ONR:
Electromagnetic resonant induction and mass population control
Frequencies: Emotional wavelengths, data gathering through helocopter probes following media events - rebroadcast in order to restimulate population emotional levels for recreation of event scenarios. Ref: LE#108, March 1998
Potential: Mass behavior modification
Power: Unknown. Possibly rebroadcast through GWEN network or cellular tower frequencies, coordinated from NBS in Colorado.
Note the date of this article! 20 years ago they had this sorted out... http://www.raven1.net/v2s-nasa.htm