CIA is sketchy

Jacob Dugar, Editor

   Hey, guys, I’m back, and I’m here to tell you another reason why you should always trust the government no matter what.

   Have you ever heard of Project MK Ultra? Well, it was essentially a top-secret project run by the Central Intelligence Agency from 1953 to 1973, in which they would abduct unsuspecting U.S. citizens, prisoners, and soldiers and dose them with a variety of drugs.

   The kinds of drugs used included “MDMA (ecstasy), mescaline, heroin, barbiturates, methamphetamine and psilocybin (‘magic mushrooms’),” according to history.com. The one they used the most by far, though, was LSD.

   Now, why was the CIA doing this? Well, in the midst of the Cold War, the U.S. believed that “Soviet, Chinese and Korean agents were using mind control to brainwash U.S. prisoners of war in Korea.”

   Throughout the entire project, over 150 experiments took place. In these, more than just psychedelics were used; the CIA utilized electroshock therapy and paralyzing substances.

   Sometimes, the victims of the experiments knew they would be participating in a study, but other times they had no knowledge, even as the psychedelics began to take effect.

   A majority of the tests were held at universities, hospitals, or prisons in the U.S. and Canada.

   The number of people involved in these is unclear, as the CIA maintained extremely poor records of the project and destroyed most of them when the project was ended in 1973.

   All of this was like 50 years ago, so it obviously isn’t relevant today. Never mind the fact that the CIA never went through any reforms, or the fact that these documents weren’t made available to the public until two years after the project came to an end, which is still surprisingly fast for the CIA.

   This short time-frame was still plenty of time to clean up their tracks, so who knows what other things they did that either had documentation destroyed or is still redacted.

   Trust your government. No matter what.