by Gillian Norman
19 September 2008
"We have met the enemy and he is
Chained in prisons of the mind, the captives
watch flickering images on the screen and believe they see reality.
Occasionally glimpsing the dazzling clarity of
truth, a hostage breaks free from the shadows of deception. Then, longing to
help others, he confronts the darkness of the cave to expose the fallacy
that keeps his companions trapped. But like Golem in the underworld, the
prisoners shrink back into the nattering gloom and refuse release from the
bondage of delusion, too fearful to break their chains and step into the new
light of dawn.
Seven years and two disastrous wars after 9/11, the incontrovertible truth
is clear to see. 9/11 was a false flag operation, a contrived pretext for
total war to impose a global Pax Americana.
Yet many people still refuse to consider the
abundant evidence and even violently oppose those who have investigated the
So why do intelligent people still
blindly swallow the blatantly false official explanation?
Why do kind-hearted world citizens
continue to support genocidal wars falsely predicated upon 9/11?
And why do so many shrug in mute
acquiescence as fascist police state controls are put in place and
their liberties are constricted in the name of protecting collective
September 11, 2001, the great symbols of
America's military and economic prowess were struck, and a battle for the
As the Towers crumbled to dust and the
Pentagram's facade was detonated, howls of anguish rippled around the world.
Over and over the shocking images were played. Repeatedly the violent
brutalization shattered hope-filled lives and happy homes, as the collective
consciousness of a nation was fractured.
Today, triggered by 9/11, intentional war without end is being waged, not
only against distant nations, but also against the very people the defenders
of freedom claim to protect. As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy, and he is
The trusting public who believe that an elite cabal could never be so nasty
as to contrive an appalling attack on their own people as a pretext for wars
of imperial hegemony may be naively unaware that for almost a century these
Masters of Deception have been practicing MindWars to advance their power,
prestige and profit.
It has long been known that when an individual's mind is manipulated, the
behavior of that person can be swayed for whatever purpose, benign or
nefarious, that the puppeteers of their perceptions might desire. By
attempting to control the group mind, Tavistock Institute's Edward Bernays
was one of the first to propose that if the PuppetMasters can direct a herd
mentality then even the course of nations can be subverted.
Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, was appointed by Tavistock
to handle the manipulation of American public opinion. He is now considered
to be the father of public relations, but might be better described as a
grandmaster of MindWars. He described manipulation of the group mind as the
engineering of consent.
In his 1929 book,
"If we understand the mechanism and motives
of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses
according to our will without their knowing it?" 2
From Nazi mind control programs and Russian
brainwashing to the Jim Jones suicide sect, there are many well-documented
cases of hacking the mind by military and intelligence agencies and their
cultic front groups.
Military special forces are routinely subjected
to trauma-based mind control during their recruitment, and through the mass
media, advertising and entertainment industries, entire populations are
indoctrinated with a world view that constrains individuality, rewards
conformity and determines acceptable behavior.
"...in almost every act of our daily lives,
whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or
our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of
persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the
masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who
harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the
Ever since the 1920s, techniques intended to
shape a collective mindset have been explored by power-hungry elites.
contrast to the physical violence of early forms of crude brain-washing
practiced in the Soviet Union, China and North Korea discovered that brute
force is not necessary to break a person, and in fact, thought reform is
most successful when the victim perceives the controller as a trusted, kind
Just for fun, the charismatic Irish hypnomagician Keith Barry draws
crowds by causing an unsuspecting observer to forget his own name and the
name of his dog. He walks on water. Blindfold and hooded he races a car down
a precipitous winding road. He writes the content of specific news events
weeks before they occur. In an open plaza he's seen to stop the speeding
bullet from a marksman's gun and hold it in his teeth.
Keith Barry's amazing ability to violate the laws of nature and defy common
sense is no ordinary rabbit-in-the-hat party trick of illusion and
distraction, it's a powerful demonstration of paranormal capabilities that
can even penetrate and disrupt the matrix of time and space that we need to
Hacking the mind and pushing the boundaries at the cusp of esoteric science
where matter, energy and consciousness interact may be ridiculed by skeptics
as tin-foil-hat folly; for some it's just entertainment, but it is occult
power, profit and warfare to others.
Ever since World War I, in democratic Western nations, well-funded research
has been ongoing to find the most efficient ways of hacking the mind. With
9/11, for the first time in history, we have seen MindWars waged as a
deliberate psychological operation to manipulate and control the thoughts
and behavior of an entire nation for the benefit of a ruling elite.
At the Nazi concentration camps there are photos of some of the hideous
things they did to prisoners as they tried to find ways of controlling human
behavior. Many high ranking Nazi criminals managed to escape prosecution by
revealing their information to western intelligence agencies, and some
continued their horrendous experiments in the United States, Britain and
The most notoriously of these Nazis, the
sadistic 'Angel of Death' Dr. Joseph Mengele, practiced mind control
at Auschwitz, where children were violated by intense trauma to cause the
mind to split. It's well known that at the end of WWII, Mengele was brought
to the United States under
Operation Paperclip to direct mind-control
programs for the Central Intelligence Agency. 5
Project Bluebird and Project Artichoke were the first covert
operations intended to develop "effective and practical techniques" as the
C.I.A. clinically define it, to "render an individual subservient to
an imposed will or control." 6
At first the emphasis was 'narco-hypnosis', combining hypnotic programming
with psycho-active drugs, especially LSD, together with the use of
electroconvulsive procedures and brain implants. Since then, as declassified
military/intelligence documents and testimonies of involuntary subjects
reveal, mind control experiments have been ongoing using non-consensual
subjects on military bases, and also in prisons, hospitals and universities.
In his book The Men Who Stare at Goats,
journalist Jon Ronson documents some of these MindWars, such as the
killing of goats by psychotronics as part of the training of supersoldiers
to become psychic assassins. 7
In other studies of dissociation, the
MK-Ultra program tested various ways of combining altered states
of consciousness with psychological trauma, to achieve the aim of snapping
the mind so that individual and group behavior could be more effectively
These tests showed that when people, especially
young people, experience repeated violence, whether in actual reality or
simulated reality as 'entertainment', a fracturing of the mind is induced
that effectively erodes ethical and moral values and brutalizes a person.
When the trauma becomes so intense that the distress is unbearable, a state
of dissociation occurs that provides an escape.
From this snapping of the mind, multiple
personalities or alters emerge that are highly susceptible to mind control
and psychological programming.
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After WWII, the psychological warfare agency of
the British Secret Intelligence Service expanded secret mind control
experiments with the MK-Ultra program at the Tavistock Institute to find
techniques that cause intense psychological distress. MK-Ultra was used to
produce mind controlled sex slaves and hypnotically triggered assassins, but
the goal was ultimately to subjugate entire populations.
The Tavistock Institute recognized that by
exposing a whole nation to sufficient trauma, a society could revert to a
blank slate where the stunned population willingly submits to far deeper
levels of manipulation and control than they would normally accept.
The 2005, the 7/7 false flag bomb attacks on the London Underground were
accompanied by an explosion right in front of the Tavistock Institute, on a
bus that had been forced to deviate from its normal route and was directed
to Tavistock by two unmarked cars. 8
Dr. William Sargent author of Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of
Conversion and Brainwashing wrote:
"Various types of beliefs can be implanted
after brain function has been sufficiently disturbed by accidentally or
deliberately induced fear, anger or excitement. Its various group
manifestations are sometimes classed under the heading of 'herd
instinct' which increase anxiety and so (increase) individual and mass
MK-Ultra was later transferred to America under
covert CIA programs that ironically came to light when Joly West, who
was exploring the psychobiology of dissociation at Oklahoma Zoo, killed an
elephant by driving it crazy with LSD.10
On September 11, 2001, intensely disturbing images of a false flag terror
attack were broadcast over and over again, striking profound fear into the
stunned group mind of a proud nation. That deeply painful experience created
a mass psychotic crisis that caused the minds of television viewers to snap.
In this shocked state people were confused and vulnerable to behavioral
control by the power elite through deception and media manipulation.
Within moments of plugging the collective mind into traumatizing images of
that carefully orchestrated assault of state terrorism, behavioral
programming was activated. The sounds of explosions in the WTC Towers were
muted as frightened viewers were repetitiously drip-fed the false claim that
this sophisticated attack was led by a Saudi Islamist obsessed by hated of
America's freedom, who was issuing orders on a laptop from a cavernous
control center in the mountains of the Hindu Cush.
With each new cue from the PuppetMasters, scripted TV pundits bleated
controlled disinformation from sources at the same intelligence, national
security and defense agencies that were all along complicit in the contrived
The trance was complete.
The PuppetMasters again snapped their
fingers and prepared plans were quickly rolled out demanding military
attacks on Afghanistan and Iraq. Stunned in horror and trapped in a trance,
America and its allies offered up their sons, daughters and tax dollars in
unquestioned sacrifice to the hideous gods of war.
When faced with reality, the public denial is again a consequence of
MindWars. Revelations of truth that expose the massive deception of the
official 9/11 conspiracy script, immediately trigger intense cognitive
dissonance as people fleetingly recognize that their trust has been severely
Cognitive dissonance is the unpleasant state of mental conflict that we
experience when two contradictory beliefs cannot be reconciled. If we are
faced with information that conflicts with what we have already been coerced
to believe, the easiest way to deal with the uncomfortable conflict is to
shut the truth out.11
"No ‘¯á this can't be
So the response is predictable ‘¯á
deny the truth and shoot down the truth-tellers to protect the
Social Psychologist Leon Festinger showed how to exploit dissonance
as a means of persuasion in his CIA financed book,
A Theory of Cognitive
With 9/11 it can be seen that cognitive dissonance is an effective means of
not only individual manipulation, but also mass mind control. After
trauma-based psychotic fracturing of a national group mind had been used to
establish a 9/11 cult of deception, acute cognitive dissonance was exploited
to intensify the programming.
So, as a result of dissonance, people who have swallowed the official 9/11
deception are often defensive and antagonistic when they learn that the
story they've embraced actually defies common sense and breaks the laws of
physics. Cognitive dissonance is so unpleasant that it's preferable to cling
to reassuring lies than experience acute anxiety triggered by the painful
realization that our political leaders, the media and supposed scientific
experts, have knowingly or unknowingly all played a part in a massive
deception to serve the lust for power and profit of a ruthless, hidden
Dr Robert Jay Lifton pioneered research into the effects of
indoctrination on American prisoners of the Communist Chinese during the
Korean war. He was later funded through the CIA's MK-Ultra project to
apply his results to religious cults. In his book,
Thought Reform and the
Psychology of Totalism, Dr Lifton established a list of characteristic
coercive methods used to control the minds of cult members without their
The 9/11 cult of deception closely fits Lifton's profile for control of the
group mind ‘¯á the ultimate cherry, the objective that has
been sought by the power elite through decades of tax-payer funded research
and brutal experimentation.
Mind control did not work well on elephants, but
did work extremely well on sexually violated children; then they succeeded
in hacking the minds of abused military special forces; next, thought reform
was tested on tranced-out religious cult groups, and now finally, the
MindWars formula has been tried, and it worked like a dream, on an
MindWars works the same for the cult of 9/11 deception as it does for
Repeated exposure to extreme trauma fractures
the individual and the group mind and breaks down established precepts. With
the nation in a vulnerable state of shock, immediate indoctrination through
the mass media imposes a new world view and establishes dependence upon the
autocratic State as a comforting parent figure. Mind control continually
erodes a person's individuality, and usurps it with a new identity
consistent with a collectivist worldview. Any conflicting information
creates cognitive dissonance and is automatically rejected.
Robert Jay Lifton's mind control profile exactly fits the 9/11 psyops:
To gain control of the mind of the cult member, the cult first
controls the environment and regulates access to information and
communication to sever the cultist from reality. Then there is the
creation of an outside enemy that is persecuting the cult. As a result,
members become totally dependent on the autocratic authority figure in
the group and can easily be manipulated and exploited.
Just the same way, in the cult of 9/11 deception the mainstream media
determine exactly what information people are permitted to receive,
while censoring the truth. The outside threat is the exaggerated and
contrived menace of Islamic terrorism. The Big Brother State poses as a
benevolent protector offering security, while at the same time covertly
fostering the outside threat to maintain a controlled milieu of fear and
insecurity that keeps people compliant.
Experiences are orchestrated to appear spontaneous to demonstrate
the mystical authority of the leader. The cult group assumes a sense of
'Higher Purpose' as 'Guardians of the Truth'. With 9/11, after a Cabal
within the Bush regime had orchestrated the attacks, the President
himself assumed the role of a divinely appointed world leader to carry
out the imperative of upholding freedom and democracy. Pursuit of this
mystical mandate is charged with so much importance that it overrides
the responsibility to defend truth and justice.
Demand for Purity
Cult members must conform to the pure ideology of the group. Former
State Department official Philip Zelikow, executive director of
the 9/11 Commission, is an expert on 'the creation and maintenance of
public myths'. His theory analyzes how consciousness is shaped by
'searing events' which take on 'transcendent importance' and move the
public in the direction chosen by the policymakers. Conformity to the
official ideology of the 9/11 myth is required of all. It's black and
white: "If you're not for us, you're against us!"
The cult doctrine is set up as Ultimate Truth. President
Bush, as the self-appointed spokesman for his pseudo-god determines the
approved version of 9/11 'truth', and this cannot be questioned. The
fake science used to validate the cultic sacred myth is revered even
when it defies logic and is evidently fallacious. Anyone who dares to
criticize or question is rejected, ridiculed and punished.
Loading the Language
With Orwellian Newspeak the cult re-interprets words and phrases to
reinforce cult doctrine. Phrases like 'War on Terror' and 'Defense of
Freedom' are jargon that bolster conformity to the group mind. Selective
censorship and the ridiculing of opponents denies them a voice.
Thought-terminating clichés prevent rational thought. Most effective is
the term 'Conspiracy Theorist', which is a thought-terminating cliché
hard wired into the conformist group mind to effectively trigger
revulsion towards independent thinkers who ask questions and challenge
the sacred myths of the 9/11 cult of deception.
Doctrine over Person
The group's false ideology becomes established 'truth', pseudo gods
are worshiped and sacred myths finally replace reality. The prisoners in
the cave no longer need chains. The mindwar is won.
Dispensing of Existence
The cult decides who has the right to exist and who does not, in a
battle of 'good over evil'. The power elite who drive the 9/11 Cult of
Deception have determined that Arabs, Islamists and all those feisty
people who challenge the sacred myths have absolutely no right to exist
and may be imprisoned, tortured and exterminated as subversive enemies
of the State.
When we see how closely the behavioral
manipulation and engineering of consent by the State in the wake of 9/11
follow Robert Jay Lifton's characteristics of cultic mind control, it
becomes even more evident that the 9/11 false flag attacks were part of a
massive psychological operation of transformation that not only manufactured
consent to facilitate wars, but LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01 also continues
to inhibit rational thought and prevents deviation from the sacred myths.
The Tavistock Institute, knowing that the role of the media is
essential for control of the masses, has done much groundwork in the
programming of the unconscious group mind into channels of conformity
through advertising, television, films and video games. When sheeple watch
television, brain activity switches from the left to the right hemisphere
where incoming data is uncritically processed, stirring irrational emotional
responses. Within minutes, viewers sink into a hypnotic state of
hyper-suggestibility where the conscious and subconscious minds dissociate
and the ability to discern and evaluate is largely lost.14
As far back as 1949, the
Tavistock Journal (Vol. II, No. 3), in an article
called Principles of Mass Persuasion, described how to organize a successful
campaign of mass persuasion by using the media to induce people to do things
they would not normally do.
The article says,
"It is conceivable that one persuasive
person could, through the use of mass media, bend the world's population
to his will."15
It has long been the aim of the power elite to
exploit the mass media as instruments of persuasion to bend the will of
nations to their dictates. With Operation Mockingbird the CIA recruited
American news media and journalists to promote disinformation. 16
George Bush so aptly put it,
"to keep repeating things over and over and
over again to kind of catapult the propaganda."
Anyone who had watched the collapse of the WTC Twin Towers on TV with the
sound turned off would have understood immediately that it was a controlled
demolition. But the authority figure on the screen told us to ignore common
sense and believe a lie. The instruction went straight to the unconscious
The trauma of repeatedly watching the collapse of the Towers caused a
psychotic break to avoid the pain. At the same time the mass media implanted
the hypnotic suggestion that this was an act of terrorism by an external
enemy, radical Islam, which required vengeance through a military assault on
In the aftermath of 9/11, the elite planners were able to push through an
expensive program of military transformation and pre-planned wars to advance
their global domination agenda and to secure control of oil resources and
markets. The terrified public allowed the power elite to put in place a
draconian legal infrastructure ready for the future imposition of martial
law, supposedly to 'protect' us from the very same threat that they had
The 9/11 cult of deception has been deliberately contrived to destroy
traditional moral values and merge reality with fantasy; to replace
objectivity with subjective experience; to undermine authentic science with
pseudo-science; to replace factual history with revisionist distortions and
to destroy individuality by imposing on the peoples of the entire world a
collectivist, manipulated group mind. Today MindWars have been
perfected as multifaceted psyops, media manipulation and information warfare
to engender fear and insecurity that can only can be soothed by increased
Recently, an anonymous person claiming to be a covert agent within the US
intelligence community posted an article online called
Operations Is My Specialty.
"PsyOps have evolved to the point, thanks to
the all pervasive mass media, where we can make you believe, or at least
passively accept, whatever we want you to. I secretly worked with the
world's most powerful media companies to get you to believe what "they"
want you to believe.
The media is the most efficient weapon of tyranny
and oppression ever created. No need to physically control populations
anymore when you can do it mentally - program it in, internalize the
September 11th has been employed as the catalyst for the Bush
administration's imperialistic wars and domestic repression. The
invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the USA
Patriot Act, the
concentration camps at Guantanamo Bay, the creation of the Department of
Homeland Security, the evisceration of civil liberties and a permanent
state of war have all been accomplished by invoking the terror of 9/11."
In his book,
Propaganda, Edward Bernays
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation
of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important
element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen
mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the
true ruling power of our country." 18
These de facto
Rulers of Evil that direct the
invisible government and systematically manipulate the 'habits and opinions
of the masses' comprise a centralized monolith of power made up of
corporate, military and government elites. Even in the face of overwhelming
evidence that they orchestrated the 9/11 psyop, they continue to force-feed
us with delusions of blinkered conformity.
A jolt of truth can shatter the mirage, but it
must be nourished by understanding if the prisoners are to break free of the
mind chains that keep them bound in the cave of shifting shadows and
shackled in servitude to the Masters of Deception.
ShadowPlay, a documentary film that reveals 9/11 as a deadly
deception contrived to advance a global Pax Americana, closes with the words
of Canadian Philosopher John McMurtry as he comments on the
psychological warfare that has afflicted us all:
"It is like a trance. So what can break a
trance? The only thing that can break the trance is the light of truth."
It's time to emerge from the cave of shadows,
switch off the TV, break out of the hypnogogic daze of delusion and say
It's time to take a stand and oppose this
hideous strength, then the refreshing light of truth will prevail, justice
will prevail and we can create a world of greater compassion.
MindWars is the text of a talk given by Gillian Norman at the
Deception 9/11 Forum in Sydney, Australia, September 11th, 2008.
Gillian Norman (Jilinda) is director of Avante Films and
director/producer of the Australian 9/11 feature documentary,
A preview of Part 1, ShadowPlay: 9/11 PuppetMasters can be seen below:
Part 1 - 9/11 PUPPETMASTERS
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