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robdogbucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 12:56 PM
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27. Well, kinda, the CIA got it from Sandoz in Switzerland and continued
with the MKUltra experiments pioneered by the Nazis using the drug LSD and others in mind control experiments. Unfortunately, word of LSD's possible pleasures, and the recipe to make it, landed in Ken Kesey's lap (he was a member of the Stanford project by CIA with LSD and stole lots of it from their labs). Then Owsley Stanley, who had dabbled in it and found it to hold profound promise for insight and change, started to manufacture massive amounts for the local, Bay Area scene. Within two years of that, lots of others got the recipe and started to manufacture it.

The CIA introduced it for sure, but the people grabbed it and well, the rest is history. Kesey had some regrets for introducing it and encouraging its use, as he saw how in this culture a substance with so much potential for change could be subverted and abused. He ended up with the insight that historical innovators sometimes have to break the mold and regrettably a few fragile minds as well. He saw himself as an agent of change, which history does not always view with favor.

As for the police infiltrators? As old as the organizations they infiltrate. Nothing new here. In Madison in the 60s, the local police inflitrated the student anti-war movement and one cell got involved in a shootout where one of their own was wounded I believe, which uncovered their program to do this at that time. They were called "affinity groups." The cell that was responsible for the bombing there of Sterling Hall in 1970, actually sought advice as to the technical aspects of the bomb-making from a person that was actually a police informant. Curious, no?

Just my dos centavos


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