“His response was to fight it with the only weapons at hand—passive resistance and open displays of contempt.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
Psychologists Aided Torture Program: Report | Newser Mobile http://m.newser.com/story/209648/psychologists-aided-torture-program-report.html
“The group was accused of helping the administration justify sessions that amounted to torture. Leaders allegedly worked closely with White House officials to make sure the group’s policies allowed members to take part in the interrogations, reports the New York Times.”
From its inception, the American Psychological Association is virtually indistinguishable from the American Psychiatric Association- both share embedded relationships with the CIA, the Cult of Intelligence in general, and the use of torture programs on American citizens and others.
PROJECTS ARTICHOKE, MKULTRA, MKDELTA, MONARCH, BLUEBIRD*- all were conceived, supervised, and secretly implemented as these organizations watched, advised, participated, and directly tortured human beings through deprivation, drugs, mind control, and much more.
Their goal: to establish their organizational supremacy as sole and final arbiters at once in collusion with, and then, again, outside the purview of the law- arbiters of the question “what is good for society.”
In fact, psychological and physical torture, eugenics, and compliance regimen has been a major focus of these organizations as long as they have existed- and many of the leaders are little more than self- protective narcissistic sociopaths who mask their organizational psychopathology in sanct utilitarian terms that are blatantly protective of insight into their deviance:
The report concludes that the ethics office “prioritized the protection of psychologists—even those who might have engaged in unethical behavior—above the protection of the public.” It also says that when the CIA’s own health officials raised objections to interrogation techniques, the APA helped “blunt dissent within the agency.”
So why is anyone surprised that they were there each step of the way as America became a nation of torturers? And will anyone be surprised when it gets worse?
Because as history has shown clearly, time and again- psychology is itself an insidious misuse of Hippocratic principle by the unprincipled- a pseudo science with little to no actual evidence of any of its claims, practiced like a dark art by people who have too much theoretical knowlege, but little experience in the real world beyond the four walls of their practices and practicums.
People who themselves, by mere clinical rigor, fit many of their own definitions of sociopathic tendencies.
Unless, of course, they are practicing on humans under their spell- in which case they are demi-gods who need extrs protection as they discuss whether or not tubes forced into a non-consenting mans ass anounts to torture.
Full Report Here courtesy of the New York Times
*MKULTRA, and the rest are well known human experimentation and mind control programs of Nazi origins, that the U.S. continues to this day.
When Freedom of Information Act requests and senate hearings revealed these programs, the CIA burned most of the evidence, as chronicled in Senate hearings.
New York Times MKULTRA article from 1977
.pdf link for CIA files