Conspiracy theorists get treated harshly in our culture, and you can kind of understand it. Some of the theories being pushed by some people can seem absolutely absurd, and jokes about tin-foil hats have become part of our culture.
But what if some of these people are right?
Now, before you make the assumption that I’ve gone off my rocker, realize that what you are about to read about are documents that the American Civil Liberties Union (an organization which does not have a reputation for promoting conspiracy theories) released which originally came from the U.S. government. This isn’t a conspiracy theory; this actually happened. Derrick Broze writes,
The American Civil Liberties Union has released documents from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Medical Services detailing a secret history of CIA torture operations. The 90-page account was written by an unknown top CIA medical official and explains how CIA doctors were looking for a “truth serum” drug they could use on prisoners as part of a formerly classified project known as Project Medication. U.S. government lawyers have previously stated that the report was a draft and represented the impressions of one single officer not the opinion of the whole agency.
The ACLU reports:
The CIA studied records of old Soviet drug experiments as well as the CIA’s notorious and discredited MK-Ultra program, which involved human experimentation with LSD and other drugs on unwitting subjects. The CIA doctors involved in Project Medication wanted to use Versed, a psychoactive drug similar to some of those used in MK-Ultra, on prisoners.
Now, maybe you’re thinking, “Hey, the U.S. government just wants a way to make sure that they are getting the truth out of people, so that’s okay.” The problem is this: using drugs on a person against their will is, first and foremost, wrong. It’s an invasion of privacy on the most basic level and an attempt at search and seizure against your will of any information which you may have (4th Amendment).
Think about it this way: If you want to give information to the government, you have every right to do so. But, if you want to keep information private and to yourself, then government doesn’t have a right to make you tell something that they can later use against you (5th Amendment).
The second issue with these attempts at developing a truth serum is that expansions of government power are almost never revoked and are almost always abused. Even if the initial motivation is moral and upright, someone down the road is going to abuse it.
The fact is that the U.S. government is still looking for ways to manipulate the minds of people, and, unfortunately, history shows that these efforts will be used against the American people if fully developed.
If (maybe when) this happens, you can bet that our representative republic will devolve completely into a population controlled by the government.