A three-part series whose title speaks for itself. The subject is the dark (and crazy) side of US military intelligence.
Part 1, “The Men Who Stare At Goats”:
Psychic powers are one thing (hey, I’m a Witch–and also a pretty good astrologer, Tarot reader and healer), but the military use of them is what’s truly gaga here. These powers don’t work that way!
Part 2, “Funny Torture”:
This episode links “The Men Who Stare At Goats” to the horrors committed by US military interrogators at Abu Ghraib and other Iraqi torture sites. Specifically, the psy-ops. Repetitive, “hooky” songs were the most likely to be used abusively; they didn’t even have to be nasty, heavy-metal or acid-rock type stuff. The composer of the “Sesame Street” song was appalled to learn that his own compositions were being played repeatedly as a form of torture. Who knew that children’s TV music could be used to break down the minds of prisoners?
I can well believe that Avril Lavigne would be used as torture. Nothing like a lethal dose of aural bubblegum to crack a human brain. But New Age music? The stuff of world peace? Why would the US military be interested in that? And who in the military would seek out that, of all things, as a potential weapon?
The Men Who Stare At Goats, that’s who.
Part 3, “Psychic Foot Soldiers”:
How many brains has the US military burned out over the years? It supposedly stopped doing so in 1995. Now the military’s psychic spies have gone into the private sector. Oh great, psychic fucking MERCENARIES! Just what the world needs. These are the psychic equivalent of Economic Hit Men–they are not officially in the government’s employ, only indirectly, under the aegis of the “War on Terror”. Then, Plausible Deniability will finally be complete. There will be no accountability whatsoever for this brand of mental abuse. It will simply happen, and no one will be called on the carpet for it. And if anyone tries to question a psychi-spook, the spook will vanish without warning. Or maybe turn up mysteriously dead, having “fallen or jumped out of a window”. And the public will buy the story that this person was simply insane.
Bent spoons, anyone?