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Postby Project Willow » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:39 am

I often have just links or small news items that don't warrant a whole new post in GD, so I thought I would start this catch-all thread for periodic updates.

Some of you may be aware of the work of two Canadian activists, Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson. Linda and Jeanne have worked over a decade or more attempting to gain recognition and affect change for survivors of what they now term Non-State Torture (NST). NST is, more specifically, torture in the private sphere. NST also encompasses Ritual Abuse, or as they call it, Ritual Abuse-Torture (RAT).

Linda and Jeanne work to impact the law in Canada and internationally through the UN, mainly by presenting about NST to the Commission on the Status of Women each year. Over the years, they have submitted to the UN numerous forms of testimony from countless survivors, including myself, through my artwork and writing.

Did you know that in the US only 3 states have laws on the books addressing torture in the private sphere? There is tremendous opportunity for activism on this front, if only some group in the US would express the slightest bit of interest. :roll:

Anyway... Linda and Jeanne have just launched a new website on a new url, and I thought I would help spread the news in this venue. It is here:
http://nonstatetorture.org/


edited for typos and other debacles.
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Re: NST, RA(T), & MC Survivor Advocacy & News

Postby Project Willow » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:48 pm

It's OK, I talk to myself IRL too, in between yelling at various assholes, as if they were in the room. Doesn't everybody? :wink:

There's a new book out on RA/MC, it's a collection of writings mainly from presenters at a conference that took place in the UK in 2009.

Ritual Abuse and Mind Control: The Manipulation of Attachment Needs
http://www.karnacbooks.com/Product.asp?PID=29482
Synopsis:

People who have survived ritual abuse or mind control experiments have often been silenced, accused of lying, mocked and disbelieved. Clinicians working with survivors often find themselves isolated, facing the same levels of disbelief and denial from other professionals within the mental health field. This report - based on proceedings from a conference on the subject - presents knowledge and experience from both clinicians and survivors to promote understanding and recovery from organized and ritual abuse, mind control and programming. The book combines clinical presentations, survivors' voices, and research material to help address the ways in which we can work clinically with mind control and cult programming from the perspective of relational psychotherapy.
Description:

‘Although my father wrote about dissociation and multiple personality, it wasn’t until Valerie Sinason asked me to do some filming for a survivor of ritual abuse that the penny really dropped. We had been filming the locations where much of the abuse had occurred and the woman asked me “Do you believe me?” And I realized that I did. This book of papers from a pioneering conference of survivors and therapists stands as a testament to the courage of those willing to come forward to name and identify the horrors of organized abuse practiced on children in our society. Every therapist should read it.’
- Sir Richard Bowlby
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Re: NST, RA(T), & MC Survivor Advocacy & News

Postby Project Willow » Wed May 11, 2011 2:09 pm

Ellen Lacter has posted a new article on her website that her contains some very good material and descriptions about how abusers keep MC victims under their sway.

http://endritualabuse.org/healing/ritual-abuse-and-torture-based-mind-control-reducing-and-preventing-re-contact-with-abusers/

I'm not all the way through it yet, so I may revisit this thread with comments, but in the first few paragraphs, she references this, the first MKULTRA doc I've seen outside of the one on subproject 136 that mentions the use of children. This one describes an experiment in which two children were trained to defuse a bomb while in a hypno-programmed state.

Document is dated 1951. :mad2

http://abuse-of-power.org/mkultra/0000190527.pdf
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Postby Project Willow » Wed May 11, 2011 2:44 pm

German book on Mind Control:

Hans Ulrich Gresch
Hypnose, Bewusstseinskontrolle, Manipulation
Ein Sachbuch zur Bewusstseinskontrolle durch Persönlichkeitsspaltung

http://www.mind-control.psychoprobleme.de/

Jack... help? Babel fish translation below

( "The brain laundry" :rofl: I laugh in the face horror! ... ... ... :( )

Torture chamber, institute for cadet, play school
Hypnose, consciousness control, manipulation

The special book “Hypnose, consciousness control, manipulation” analyzes the methods and psychological mechanisms of the brain laundry by personality splitting. The authors produce among other things by Hypnose, drugs and extreme stress an artificial multiple personality disturbance and subject the developing fragment personalities to a brutal twisting. By key attractions activated, the mentally enslaved victims commit themselves and/or foreigndamaging actions, which they can remember afterwards just as little as the authors and the brain laundry. But not always the brain laundry is perfect. Every now and then victims - pretty often however only after years if not decades - of the tortures remember themselves to consciousness control. Frequently report it that they were abused by Satanisten, because the authors carried masks and robes and/or celebrated rituals, which seemed like black fairs. They rather rarely mention details, which suggest a military or paramilitary background.

This special book is the only systematic representation of the methods to the brain laundry by personality splitting in the German linguistic area. The author, a diploma psychologist lights up the psychological and neurophysiological bases of the intentional personality splitting and analyzes themselves the consequences, from these realizations for the understanding of consciousness, which free will and the human identity result in. He supports his theses with information from appreciative scientific magazines, specialized books of respectable publishing houses and approved secret service documents. Numerous contacts with concerning deepened its understanding of the psychological effects of this form of the brain laundry.

In comprehensive, research projects of many years and expensive the CIA researched the possibilities and borders of the brain laundry since its establishment after the 2nd world war by drugs, Hypnose, electric shocks and physical obligation systematically. Although the CIA at the beginning of the seventies tried to destroy the documents to these research projects completely substantial documents escaped by accident the tearing wolf. Some these documents were released. They form an important basis of this book.

Consciousness control by personality splitting becomes in the English linguistic area as “trauma based (more rarely: torture based) mind control” designates. It concerns a form of the education and the training, which are to bring unconditionally obedient humans out (“manchurian candidates”). “Unconditional” meant that these humans obey each instruction, even if this for it safe death entails, and that its obedience does not depend on the personal presence of the consciousness testers. Torture-supported consciousness control of actual casually spoken - a mixture from torture chamber, institute for cadet and play school. The results of this education and training are mental “mental slaves” -, because them not put in chains and by slave drivers to be guarded to have, in order to function in the sense of the consciousness testers.

The superordinate goal of consciousness control by personality consists of straightening humans in such a way that it

1. itself and others believe make, integrals, uniform, to be “normal” personality
2. behaves at the same time however in such a way, as if several, clearly, independent personalities under its head cover, from each other defined, lived.

The authors transform their victim thus into an actor, who itself completely identified with his roles and who does not know that he schauspielert.
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Postby JackRiddler » Fri May 13, 2011 9:14 pm

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I'm glad machine translation still sucks.

“Special book” is just non-fiction book. “Authors” are actually perpetrators! You get the correct gist of the German from the machine text. Here are the first couple of paragraphs, corrected.


Hans Ulrich Gresch

Hypnosis, Consciousness (Mind) Control, Manipulation

A non-fiction book on Mind Control by way of personality splitting (fragmentation)

Torture chambers, military schools, acting schools




The non-fiction book... analyzes the methods and psychological mechanisms of brainwashing by personality splitting. The PERPETRATORS use hypnosis, drugs and extreme stress to produce an artificial multiple personality disorder and subject the developing fragment personalities to a brutal drill. Activated by key stimuli, the mentally enslaved victims commit acts harming themselves and/or others, afterwards no longer remembering the acts, the perpetrators or the brainwashing. But the brainwashing is not always perfect. Every now and then victims – often after years if not decades - remember the torgures of mind control. Often they report it as having been abused by Satanists, because the perpetrators wore masks and robes and/or celebrated rituals which seemed like black masses. More rarely they mention details that suggest a military or paramilitary background.

This book is the only systematic representation of the methods to the brain laundry by personality splitting in the German linguistic area. The author, a (degreed/academic) psychologist, illuminates the psychological and neurophysiological bases of the intentional personality splitting and analyzes what this all means for our (general) understanding of consciousness, free will and human identity. He supports his theses with information from (recognized) scientific magazines, scholarly books from respectable publishing houses and (declassified) secret service documents. Numerous contacts with those affected (victims) deepened his understanding of the psychological effects of this form of brainwashing.

In comprehensive, expensive research projects over many years, the CIA after its establishment following World War II systematically explored the possibilities and limits of brainwashing by drugs, hypnosis, electroshock and physical force. Although the CIA at the beginning of the seventies tried to completely destroy the documents from these research projects, many documents escaped by accident the SHREDDER [yeah, they really call it the “tear-wolf”). Some of these documents were released. They form an important basis of this book.

In English, consciousness control by personality splitting is usually referred to as “trauma-based (more rarely: torture-based) mind control.” It refers to a form of education and training that aims to create unconditionally obedient humans (“manchurian candidates”). “Unconditional” means that they obey each instruction, even if means certain death, and that this obedience does not depend on the personal presence of the (handlers). Torture-based mind control (derives loosely from the methodologies of) torture chambers, military boarding schools and acting schools. The results of this education and training are “mental slaves” because they need not be put in chains or guarded by slave drivers to function as desired by their controllers.


The superordinate goal of consciousness control by personality consists of conditioning a human in such a way that

1. s/he and others believe him/her to be an integral, unitary, “normal” personality
2. behaves at the same time however in such a way, as if several clearly independent, separate personalities live in his-her head

Thus the perpetrators transform their victim into an actor, who completely identifies with his roles and who does not know that he is acting.


Hope that helps you to now follow the machine translation of the rest.

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Re: NST, RA(T), & MC Survivor Advocacy & News

Postby Project Willow » Sat May 14, 2011 5:49 pm

^^ Thanks Jack! (tear-wolf? Hmmm)

While I'm here, I'll just repeat this bit I added the other day I'm dissociative and I happen to think it's (bloody, f'n, @#*#!,) important. :|

[Ellen references] the first MKULTRA doc I've seen outside of the one on Sub-Project 136 that mentions the use of children. This one describes an experiment in which two children were trained to defuse (correction: arm) a bomb while in a hypno-programmed state.

Document is dated 1951. :mad2

http://abuse-of-power.org/mkultra/0000190527.pdf
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Postby Project Willow » Mon May 16, 2011 7:14 pm

File under: "So how's that disinfo campaign working out for you?"

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Postby LilyPatToo » Mon May 16, 2011 8:16 pm

Good grief :shock: :roll: Well, at least UFO/Flying Saucers/UFO Crash have it beat.

<sigh> If only Carol Rutz' and Kathleen Sullivan's books had sold as well as O'Brien & Phillips' have, the public perception of mind control might be very different and a lot closer to the truth.

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Postby Project Willow » Fri May 27, 2011 2:31 pm

:yay

Survivor Janet Thomas' memoir receives Nautilus Book Award

http://www.nautilusbookawards.com/2011_Silver_Winners.html

http://www.daybreaksoverdharamsala.com/


Day Breaks Over Dharamsala: A Memoir of Life Lost and Found
By Janet Thomas

(Excerpt from the first chapter.) This has, of course, created doubt and dismay as I’ve tried to heal from the electric shocks that could never happen but did; the sexual slavery as a child that only my body remembers; the experiments that happened to someone else In my body; the days and nights in the dark that made indistinguishable my self from all that did not exist; the places where I became an animal, where being debased for the enjoyment of others was my charm and my glory. I heal from it all, even as I know it could never have happened to me. It is what I don’t know that has both saved me and condemned me. And it seems, at times, as though there is no difference.

I do bear one visible scar. It’s four inches long and reaches down the inside of my left forearm. On my left hand are five-year old fingers and a thumb that does not bend. There is not much feeling in this hand. It is a hand that is always cold, always numb, always looked after by my other hand–the right one, the one that writes, that does everything. “The scar is real,” it writes. It is a huge scar. It is connected to medical experiments and electric shocks to see if the severed nerve would grow, and electric shocks to make sure I didn’t remember the electric shocks. And shocks to obliterate the memory of the sexual exploitation, the manipulation of my mind, and the banishment of my self to a place of hiding so profound it would take me fifty years to get her back.

So, if I don’t “remember” being cut, does it make the scar unreal? This is what I would ask those who think recovered memory is a hoax, that there is only truth in the literal and sequential naming of memory and recognition. The real truth is that the scar on my arm is of little consequence. But the reasons it is there scared and scarred the very soul out of me. My five year old self lives in my five year old fingers. It is a hand I hold dear. A hand that tells me the truth and always holds me accountable to what it knows.
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Postby operator kos » Fri May 27, 2011 3:05 pm

Thanks, PW. I've bookmarked all these links. I'm going start linking to stuff like this from ATD when it's a little further along and has a few more regular readers.
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Postby Project Willow » Fri May 27, 2011 8:50 pm

Sounds good OK. I should really have given Janet her own thread. She is amazing.

It's been a busy week apparently, here's a German doc. on RA(T), looks well done, lots of trigger warnings....













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Postby Project Willow » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:58 pm

http://feminaust.org/2011/06/23/relational-feminism-and-non-state-torture-an-australian-canadian-connection/

Relational Feminism and Non State Torture: An Australian-Canadian Connection
Posted on June 23, 2011 by mselouise

Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson

Phone calls, emails, web links, SKYPE and written letters from mainly women, describe this Canadian-Australian connection which relates to voicing similar ordeals of non-state torture (NST) victimization. Professionals from both countries also consult us. They seek support for their work with women’s suffering due to NST victimization, which predominately begins in childhood and often continues into the adult years. Because this category of torturers, if possible, generally persist to harass, intimidate and assault the women they victimized as children.

Non-state versus State torture. Globally, human rights language distinguishes torture as being either non-state or State actor inflicted. State-actor torture refers to torture committed by a State, for example, torture that is perpetrated by government officials such as police, military personnel, or prison guards. It is generally referred to as torture that happens in the public sphere, in places such as prisons, police lock-up cells, in an embassy, or on military bases or posting in or outside a country. Conversely, non-state actor torture refers to torture committed by a spouse, by parent(s) and intergenerational family members, guardians, and like-minded others such as pedophiles, human traffickers or gangs, that occurs, for instance, in the private sphere of home, cottage, private buildings, warehouses, or in out-of-door spaces on farms.[1]

Pedophilic non-state torture. Najat M’jid Maalla, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur (SR) on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, made reference to an Australian Federal Police study that found 21% of pedophilic crime images – pornography – included rape, bondage and torture.[2] In Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Child Exploitation Unit stated 20% of such images viewed involved torture and bondage.[3] One Canadian report assessed 4,110 pedophilic images showing victimized children suffered;[4]

Torture, bondage and bestiality – 111 (2.7%)
Being forced to inflict sexualized harms against each other
Necrophilia
Having demeaning words written on their bodies
Degradation – being defecated and urinated on
Weapons being used against them

Additionally, the violent assaults were mostly inflicted on children younger than eight years of age, newborns and toddlers were seen in 9.8% of the violent images, and 83% of the pedophilic images involved girls.
These ordeals briefly reflect what Australian and Canadian women detail surviving and witnessing. When the women were girls they report witnessing the torture of others, including infants. Expanding somewhat on necrophilic harms, pseudo-necrophilia was facilitated by immobilization drugging, with necrophilic horrification that involved the killing and use of dead pets and animals. Such humiliation and degradation torture tactics serve to inflict intentional and purposeful destructive dehumanization.
Destruction. The goal of torturers, whether non-state or state, is destruction of the humanness, personality, and identity of the person they torture. Women speak of feeling like the “walking dead”, a “nobody”, and like “an animal”. They commonly speak of not knowing they are human or a person with human rights, therefore, to be informed they are human beings with human rights, including the right not to be subjected to torture,[5] is, initially, a foreign concept.

Rest is at the link....
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Postby Project Willow » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:29 pm

Well, the gate lions at Wikipedia are taking a nap. Today I discovered this rather fine article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States#Psychological_and_torture_experiments

It includes this appendage to the paragraph on Cameron.
Cameron converted the horse stables behind Allen Memorial into an elaborate isolation and sensory deprivation chamber which he kept patients locked in for weeks at a time.[118] Cameron also induced insulin comas in his subjects by giving them large injections of insulin, twice a day for up to two months at a time.[100] Several of the children who Cameron experimented on were sexually abused, in at least one case by several men. One of the children was filmed numerous times performing sexual acts with high-ranking federal government officials, in a scheme set up by Cameron and other MKULTRA researchers, to blackmail the officials to ensure further funding for the experiments.[119]


and this tidbit.
In 1963, CIA had synthesized many of the findings from its psychological research into what became known as the KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation handbook,[125] which cited the MKULTRA studies, and other secret research programs as the scientific basis for their interrogation methods[118] Cameron regularly traveled around the U.S. teaching military personnel about his techniques (hooding of prisoners for sensory deprivation, prolonged isolation, humiliation, etc.), and how they could be used in interrogations. Latin American paramilitary groups working for the CIA and U.S. military received training in these psychological techniques at places like the School of the Americas, and even today, many of the torture techniques developed in the MKULTRA studies and other programs are being used at U.S. military and CIA prisons such as Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib.[118][126] In the aftermath of the Congressional hearings, major news media mainly focused on sensationalistic stories related to LSD, "mind-control", and "brainwashing", and rarely used the word "torture". This put off the image that CIA researchers were, as one author put it "a bunch of bumbling sci-fi buffoons", rather than a rational group of men who had run torture laboratories and medical experiments in major U.S. universities, and who had tortured, raped, and psychologically abused young children, driving many of them permanently insane.[118]


http://ballistichelmet.org/school/kubark3.html
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Postby LilyPatToo » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:10 pm

I'm stunned. The busy little Wikipedia gatekeepers must be on strike, because the page is still up--! That, or the longstanding policy of *making vanish* anything negative published there on the subject of our intelligence agencies' more egregious abuses has been overturned...and I'm just not enough of an optimist to believe that for a single minute. For a while, years back, I helped to defend the Wiki page on a much less horrific subject--the Mockingbird media. And what an education that was! Over and over again, any historical references posted disappeared overnight and the page was marked as unsubstantiated and needing verification :wallhead:

Astonished, I would restore the page with all its links and solid verifications, only to have it be gone again within hours. I got quite paranoid and imagined cubicles of would-be spooks in some Langley sub-basement whose fledgeling careers hinged upon keeping the public from knowing what went on in our national media during the Cold War. And that page only dealt with compromised reporters, editors, and media moguls of many years ago, for pete's sake, not with the ongoing covert torture of enslaved human beings.

I'm going to save a Safari webarchive of that page you linked to, Project Willow. I cannot believe it's still up there this AM, but I'm going to send links to some people I know. Their touching naivety (in not believing that anything's real unless it's on Wikipedia) will perhaps be rewarded by a glimpse of an ugly reality. It would be nice if it changed their way of thinking, but perhaps that's too much to hope for...

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Postby Simulist » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:36 pm

Project Willow wrote:Well, the gate lions at Wikipedia are taking a nap. Today I discovered this rather fine article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unethical_human_experimentation_in_the_United_States#Psychological_and_torture_experiments

It includes this appendage to the paragraph on Cameron.
Cameron converted the horse stables behind Allen Memorial into an elaborate isolation and sensory deprivation chamber which he kept patients locked in for weeks at a time.[118] Cameron also induced insulin comas in his subjects by giving them large injections of insulin, twice a day for up to two months at a time.[100] Several of the children who Cameron experimented on were sexually abused, in at least one case by several men. One of the children was filmed numerous times performing sexual acts with high-ranking federal government officials, in a scheme set up by Cameron and other MKULTRA researchers, to blackmail the officials to ensure further funding for the experiments.[119]


and this tidbit.
In 1963, CIA had synthesized many of the findings from its psychological research into what became known as the KUBARK Counterintelligence Interrogation handbook,[125] which cited the MKULTRA studies, and other secret research programs as the scientific basis for their interrogation methods[118] Cameron regularly traveled around the U.S. teaching military personnel about his techniques (hooding of prisoners for sensory deprivation, prolonged isolation, humiliation, etc.), and how they could be used in interrogations. Latin American paramilitary groups working for the CIA and U.S. military received training in these psychological techniques at places like the School of the Americas, and even today, many of the torture techniques developed in the MKULTRA studies and other programs are being used at U.S. military and CIA prisons such as Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib.[118][126] In the aftermath of the Congressional hearings, major news media mainly focused on sensationalistic stories related to LSD, "mind-control", and "brainwashing", and rarely used the word "torture". This put off the image that CIA researchers were, as one author put it "a bunch of bumbling sci-fi buffoons", rather than a rational group of men who had run torture laboratories and medical experiments in major U.S. universities, and who had tortured, raped, and psychologically abused young children, driving many of them permanently insane.[118]


http://ballistichelmet.org/school/kubark3.html

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