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1961 Simulmatics='64 novels-Simulacron-3, The Simulcra,480

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed May 16, 2012 12:17 am

The computerization of public opinion research and counterinsurgency doctrines morphed into military models for political social control and took hold in the US in the early 1960s.

The rise of the internet and datamining has been a dream-come-true for the psyop technicians who now run the American military cyber-dictatorship that tracks the distribution of words and themes like air traffic-controllers monitoring thousands of flights while simultaneously sending out carefully timed psyops sorties to influence target audiences.

A company called Simulmatics was spotlighted in a 1961 Public Opinion Quarterly article for their prognostic work during the 1960 presidential election.
The CIA's Center for International Studies at M.I.T. wrote up 'The Simulmatics Project.'
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THE SIMULMATICS PROJECT

BY ITHIEL DEL SOLA POOL
AND ROBERT ABELSON

The development of electronic computers and of mathematical game theory has greatly stimulated the simulation of human behavior as a means of exploring the implications of theory and extending the analysis of great masses of data provided by surveys and similar sources. Here is the narrative of a fascinating simulation conducted during the presidential election campaign of 1960. It is not only a further step in the automating of opinion research but also a massive test of some theories of opinion formation.

Ithiel de Sola Pool is Professor of Political Science and Director of the International COmmunication Program of the Center for International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Robert Abelson is Professor Psychology at Yale University.
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When 1965 Congressional hearings into the Pentagon's Project Camelot social control model were held, a Representative on the inquiring committee countered the Pentagon's research honcho's denials of computerization by suggesting that Simulmatics might tell a different story.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... wiNBUzJ0Hw

After the Kennedy assassination of November 1963, decoy novels about the post-civilian political age now run by spook psyoperators were published in 1964-
'Simulacron-3' and '480.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simulacron-3
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_480

Even the CIA's favorite sci-fi operative, Philip K. Dick was in on the Simulmatics Preps Psyops scam in 1964-
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When the planning for what became the inside job of 9/11 couched in a wargame was afoot, the book was revived as a movie, 'The 13th Floor.'
The most famous quote of American history should be, "Is this real world or excercise?" spoken at NORAD.

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Re: 1961 Simulmatics='64 novels-Simulacron-3, The Simulcra,4

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed May 16, 2012 3:13 am

When PKDick publishes 'The Simulacra' at exactly the same time that 'Simulacron-3' is published mirroring the CIA's Simulmatics project....something's up.

I didn't even mention PKDick's Castle-Bravo nuke test/CIA-Eichmann decoy book. People will notice eventually there is a consistent pattern....

When the nuclear test ban was imminent and the Castle-Bravo nuke disaster was being re-covered-up and the CIA was worried about the exposure of their protected-Nazi network of spies and terrorists during the Eichmann trial....
PK Dick just happened to cover both those bases with a decoy novel, lots like his other CIA decoy novels...

Here are two 1962 decoy novels of the Castle-Bravo disaster-
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Re: 1961 Simulmatics='64 novels-Simulacron-3, The Simulcra,4

Postby Lord Balto » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:04 am

Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed May 16, 2012 3:13 am wrote:When PKDick publishes 'The Simulacra' at exactly the same time that 'Simulacron-3' is published mirroring the CIA's Simulmatics project....something's up.

I didn't even mention PKDick's Castle-Bravo nuke test/CIA-Eichmann decoy book. People will notice eventually there is a consistent pattern....

When the nuclear test ban was imminent and the Castle-Bravo nuke disaster was being re-covered-up and the CIA was worried about the exposure of their protected-Nazi network of spies and terrorists during the Eichmann trial....
PK Dick just happened to cover both those bases with a decoy novel, lots like his other CIA decoy novels...

Here are two 1962 decoy novels of the Castle-Bravo disaster-
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Anyone who has done any serious reading about Philip K Dick would laugh at the suggestion that Dick was a CIA operative. Dick's whole raison d'etre was to expose such manipulators of reality.
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Re: 1961 Simulmatics='64 novels-Simulacron-3, The Simulcra,4

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:15 pm

Thank you for upping this thread, Lord Balto; a beautifully distilled example of Hugh's Apophenia Inquisition. Surely, some consideration has to be given to the fact that CIA internal forecasting cabals and R&D outfits were gazing up precisely the same terrain as any contemporary science fiction authors. Hugh also omits doing any research to locate a common inspiration for these two projects.

Nonetheless, this stands as a remarkably strange "hit" -- typical of KWH material. Let's start with this Fortean Times article, concerning Philip K Dick, intelligence agencies, and the deliberate insertion of memetic material into science fiction novels at the behest of shadowy secret agents....

Via: http://www.forteantimes.com/features/ar ... rcon6.html

Undoubtedly, one of the prime reasons why Dick attracted attention from the FBI was a series of bizarre letters he penned to the Bureau in the early 1970s, in which he described his personal knowledge of an alleged underground Nazi cabal that was attempting to covertly manipulate science fiction writers to further advance its hidden cause.

And the nature of that cause was even more bizarre: to initiate a Third World War by infecting the American population with syphilis. On 28 October 1972, Dick wrote to the FBI and outlined his distinctly odd beliefs:

“I am a well-known author of science fiction novels, one of which dealt with Nazi Germany (called MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, it described an ‘alternate world’ in which the Germans and Japanese won World War Two and jointly occupied the United States).

“This novel, published in 1962 by Putnam and Co., won the Hugo Award for Best Novel of the Year and hence was widely read both here and abroad; for example, a Japanese edition printed in Tokyo ran into several editions. I bring this to your attention because several months ago I was approached by an individual who I have reason to believe belonged to a covert organization involved in politics, illegal weapons, etc., who put great pressure on me to place coded information in future novels ‘to be read by the right people here and there’, as he phrased it. I refused to do this.”

Dick then elaborated on his unusual theories:

“The reason why I am contacting you about this now is that it now appears that other science fiction writers may have been so approached by other members of this obviously Anti-American organization and may have yielded to the threats and deceitful statements such as were used on me. Therefore I would like to give you any and all information and help I can regarding this, and I ask that your nearest office contact me as soon as possible.

“I stress the urgency of this because within the last three days I have come across a well-distributed science fiction novel which contains in essence the vital material which this individual confronted with me as the basis for encoding. That novel is CAMP CONCENTRATION by Thomas Disch, which was published by Doubleday & Co.

“P.S. I would like to add: what alarms me the most is that this covert organization which approached me may be Neo-Nazi, although it did not identify itself as being such. My novels are extremely anti-Nazi. I heard only one code identification by this individual: Solarcon-6.”


THE CONSPIRACY
Were sinister, ultra-right-wing figures really attempting to infiltrate the world of SF as part of some greater, and highly sinister, conspiracy designed to bolster their polit­ical aims and ideologies?

Dick appeared to be on a crusade as he sought to reveal his data to FBI agents. Moreover, declassified FBI records show that, only days later, Dick contacted an Inspector Shine in the Marin County Sheriff’s Office, San Rafael, California, to whom he imparted further details of the alleged Nazi/SF plot:

“As you may recall, on or about November 17, 1971, my house at 707 Hacienda Way, Santa Venetia, was extensively robbed. The last time I talked to you, during February of this year, you informed me that you had broken the case; a man named Wade (Jerry Wade I believe) had been arrested with the Ruger .22 pistol of mine stolen during this robbery. I have been in Canada and now in Southern California and hence out of touch. Have any more of my possessions been recovered? Do you have anything more you can tell me at this date?

“While I was in Canada, evidently my house was robbed again, during March of this year. I did not know this until what remained of my things arrived down here; my realtor, Mrs Annie Reagan, had stored them and at least one entire room of stuff is missing; the bedroom in which the control system of the burglar alarm was located, the one room not covered by the scanner. Obviously it was robbed by someone who intimately knew the layout of the alarm system and how to bypass it. I recall that Inspector Bridges thought that the November 17 robbery was an inside job, at least in part. I believe that this later robb­ery in March of this year proves it.”

Dick had his theories about who was behind the robberies and what their motivations were:

“Only two or three persons that I can recall knew the layout of the burglar alarm system. One was Harold Kinchen, who was under investigation by Air Force Intelligence at Hamilton Field at the time I left (Mr Richard Bader was conducting the investigation; through Sergeant Keaton of Tiberon, he asked me to come in and give testimony. It had to do with an attempt on the arsenal of the Air Force Intelligence people at Hamilton on I recall January first of this year).

“I have more reason to believe now than I did then that Kinchen and the secret extralegal organization to which he belonged were involved in both robberies of my house, although evidence seemed to point more toward Panthers such as Wade. I say this because this is Orange County where I live now, and I have come to know something about the rightwing paramilitary Minutemen illegal people here – they tell me confidentially that from my descript­ion of events surrounding the November robb­ery of my house, the methods used, the activities of Harry Kinchen in particular, it sounds to them like their counterparts up there, and possibly even a neo-Nazi group.

“Recently, I’ve obtained, by accident, new information about Kinchen’s associates, and the neo-Nazi organiz­ation theory does seem reinforced. In this case, the November robbery was polit­ical in nature and more than a robbery. I have thought this for some time, but until now had less reason to be sure.

“As to the motive of the assault, I’m not sure at all. Possibly it had to do with my published novels, one of which dealt with Nazi Germany – it was extremely anti-Nazi, and widely circulated. I know for a fact that Harry Kinchen and the Japanese relatives he had through his wife Susan had read it. Kinchen’s Japanese-born mother-in-law, Mrs Toni Adams, had read the novel in the Japanese edition.

“Beyond any doubt, Kinchen is an ardent Nazi trained in such skills as weapons-use, explosives, wire-tapping, chemistry, psycho­logy, toxins and poisons, electronics, auto repair, sabotage, the manufacture of narc­otics. Mr Bader is of course aware of this. What I did not pass on to anyone, because I feared for my life, is the fact that Kinchen put coercive pressure, both physical and psychological, on me to put secret coded information into my future published writings, ‘to be read by the right people here and there’, as he put it, meaning members of his subversive organization.

“As I told you last November, he accident­ally responded to a phone call from me with a code signal. Later he admitted to belonging to a secret ‘worldwide’ organization and told me some details.”

Then, if such a thing were possible, Dick’s story got even weirder:

“The coded information which Kinchen wished placed in my novels (I of course refused, and fled to Canada) had to do with an alleged new strain of syphilis sweeping the US, kept top secret by the US authorit­ies; it can’t be cured, destroys the brain, and is swift-acting. The disease, Kinchen claimed, is being brought in deliberately from Asia by agents of the enemy (unspecified), and is in fact a weapon of World War Three, which has begun, being used against us.

“In a recent confidential discussion I had with my Paris editor, a close friend of mine, this editor ratified my conviction that to allow this coded ‘information’, undoubtedly spurious, to get into print, would be a disaster for this country. These neo-Nazis or whatever they are would ‘break’ their own code and make public this phoney inform­ation, this creating mass hysteria and panic.

“There is, of course, no such new untreatable paresis, despite rumours we have been hearing from Servicemen returning from Viet Nam. I have contacted the FBI on the advice of my editor-publisher friend, but I felt I should contact you, too. You may wish to pass this information about the coded information in novels onto Mr Bader.”

In a postcript, Dick concluded: “Harold Kinchen introduced me to only one individual, who asked me to write for his underground pornographic publications; I refused. By accident, I recently learned that this man, ‘Doc’ Stanley of Corte Madera, ‘was a student of the speeches of Hitler during his college days at the Univers­ity of Chicago, advocating their doctrines and reading them to people’. Neither Stanley or Kinchen mentioned this to me.”


The similarity of names is itself remarkable: Solarcon-6, Simulacron-3.

Still, so as not to keep anyone guessing, I am guessing the primary common inspiration involved behind Hugh's KMW OP is the work of Vannevar Bush and Norbert Weiner in computer networking and cybernetics during the 1950's.

Also, "Camp Concentration" is a really excellent sci-fi novel.
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Postby elfismiles » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:09 pm

Hat tip to Robert Guffey, author of Cryptoscatology…
http://cryptoscatology.blogspot.com/201 ... kwork.html

The Intelligence Codes in A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess and the Top Secret Code in ‘A Clockwork Orange’
“Lewis was told by his source that A Clockwork Orange was about:

‘….the mind-control experimentation conducted by Dr. Ewen Cameron at the Allen Memorial Institute in Montreal, between 1957 and 1963, and the Remote Neural Monitoring facility that operated out of Fort George Meade. The CIA were funding controversial research programmes into electronic brain stimulation. They induced exhaustion and nightmares in patients; they put hoods or cones over people’s heads to broadcast voices directly into their brains; they irradiated the auditory cortex or inner ear. When patients had their own speech played back to them, incessantly, they went insane. There was a misuse of civilians in these covert operations, and intelligence on these devices remains classified.’”Indeed there is an hilarious appendix containing Lewis’s correspondence with the CIA, who neither confirm nor deny the existence or non-existence on files pertaining to Burgess’s secret service work.
According to Lewis, Burgess ‘had been a low-grade collector of intelligence data (or ground observer) in the Far East’ for the British. On return to England, he found himself in a world of spy scandals (Burgess, Philby and Maclean) and double agents (George Blake), where the American cousins were questioning their bond with the Brits. A plan was hatched where Burgess would essentially front a novel that would:

‘…lift the corner of the carpet and put into his novel classified material about the (then) new-fangled conditioning experiments and aversion therapies being devised to reform criminals—experiments which had wider implications for the concept of social engineering.’”According to Lewis’s ‘Curzon Street contact’:

‘…Burgess’s collaborator was a former CIA officer called Howard Roman, a languages expert whose particular field had been the Polish Intelligence Service, the Urzad Bezpieczenstwa (UB)—and it was a senior officer in Polish military intelligence, Michal Goleniewski, who upon defecting had told the CIA about the mole at Underwater Weapons Establishment Portland.’”The US connection explains why A Clockwork Orange is not littered with Russian references (as Burgess always claimed), but Americanisms like ‘liquor store,’ ‘sidewalk,’ ‘pretzel,’ and ‘candy.’”

To read the entire article, click HERE.
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/anth ... ork_orange




Wombaticus Rex » 28 Mar 2014 19:15 wrote:Thank you for upping this thread, Lord Balto; a beautifully distilled example of Hugh's Apophenia Inquisition. Surely, some consideration has to be given to the fact that CIA internal forecasting cabals and R&D outfits were gazing up precisely the same terrain as any contemporary science fiction authors. Hugh also omits doing any research to locate a common inspiration for these two projects.

Nonetheless, this stands as a remarkably strange "hit" -- typical of KWH material. Let's start with this Fortean Times article, concerning Philip K Dick, intelligence agencies, and the deliberate insertion of memetic material into science fiction novels at the behest of shadowy secret agents....

Via: http://www.forteantimes.com/features/ar ... rcon6.html

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The similarity of names is itself remarkable: Solarcon-6, Simulacron-3.

Still, so as not to keep anyone guessing, I am guessing the primary common inspiration involved behind Hugh's KMW OP is the work of Vannevar Bush and Norbert Weiner in computer networking and cybernetics during the 1950's.

Also, "Camp Concentration" is a really excellent sci-fi novel.
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Re: 1961 Simulmatics='64 novels-Simulacron-3, The Simulcra,4

Postby Lord Balto » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:40 pm

Wombaticus Rex » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:15 pm wrote:Thank you for upping this thread, Lord Balto; a beautifully distilled example of Hugh's Apophenia Inquisition. Surely, some consideration has to be given to the fact that CIA internal forecasting cabals and R&D outfits were gazing up precisely the same terrain as any contemporary science fiction authors. Hugh also omits doing any research to locate a common inspiration for these two projects.


The similarity of names is itself remarkable: Solarcon-6, Simulacron-3.


Not hardly. Simulacron appears to be a cross between simulacrum, meaning an artistic copy or, in the Fortean world, something that sychronistically resembles something else, and "chron," a root meaning time. I haven't read the novel, but from the movie, which I have seen many times, this would appear to refer to the series of computer simulations within simulations, where each simulation represents a different time period. Dick's Simulacra is the plural of Simulacrum.

Solarcon, on the other hand, would appear to refer to something sun related. Con could have any number of meanings. The name actually resembles that of a science fiction convention, something P K Dick would have been intimately familiar with. SolarCon was, in fact, an early name of the Austin SF convention now called ArmadilloCon that began in 1979.

Funny, looking at my copy of The Simulacra, I don't recall actually having read it. I guess I have something to do tonight.
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