This post is a documentation from 3 highly reliable books that LSD was used on children in the general time period in which I was 12-years-old. I have documented other procedures in previous posts.
I can't actually prove that I was an experimental subject when I was abused at the camp as a twelve-year-old boy in the summer camp. But I have found sources that show that they were thinking about doing the stuff I was subjected to.
In a reliable book: A Question of Torture: CIA Inerrogation, From the Cold War to the War on Terror
, by Alfred W. McCoy. It claims that hallucinogens were given to children in summer campshttp://www.amazon.com/Question-Torture-Interrogation-American-Project/dp/0805082484/
pumped hallucinogins into children in summer camp
That was in the time frame in which I was a 12-year-old boy and I think I received LSD in summer camp. But the wording suggests that LSD was also given to other children in the same or other summer camps. I have no other knowledge of this. Does the word "pumped" imply that injection was the method of administering the drug? I don't know.
Here is a review of Alfred W. McCoy's book from Amazon.com:
Alfred McCoy, a distinguished professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, has long been a thorn in the side of the CIA. In the pages of this brief book McCoy traces the history of modern torture techniques as developed and used by the CIA. The book demonstrates that the Abu Ghraib abuses have roots far beyond the Bush years. The techniques used there are standard operating procedure.
Sensory deprivation, self-infiction of pain, and assault on the cultural mores of the victim are the hallmarks of the techniques. Read this book and then take one look at the infamous Abu Ghraib pictures and you will understand with certainty that the responsibility goes well beyond Lynndie England and the prison guard grunts. They did not come up with these techniques.
McCoy briefly relates that the US historically engaged in systematic torture in the Vietnam Phoenix program and taught Central American governments the CIA methods, to name just two examples. This history was largely ignored in discussions of Abu Ghraib as some commentators simply refused to believe that Americans would do such things.
But does torture work? And if it does, should we use it?
With respect to the efficacy of torture, McCoy quotes a 4th century C.E. Roman legal scholar Ulpian: "the strong will resist and the weak will say anything to end the pain." McCoy also destroys the silly hypotheses about the atomic bomb in Times Square used to justify torture.
McCoy has explained why we, in whose name this torture is performed, should oppose it:
"There's an absolute ban on torture for a very good reason. Torture taps into the deepest recesses, unexplored recesses of human consciousness, where creation and destruction coexist, where the infinite human capacity for kindness and infinite human capacity for cruelty coexist, and it has a powerful perverse appeal, and once it starts, both the perpetrators and the powerful who order them, let it spread, and it spreads out of control."
I found another reference to secret use of LSD on children in the book, ACID: A New Secret History of LSD
, by David Black, Ken Thomas.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802130623/
Here is a quote from this book which substantiates my claim:
At one stage they even considered supplementing the roster of prostitutes with 12-year-old boys but, as one ex-agency source assured John Marks, even in the CIA mind control department, 'the idea of a 12-year-old boy was more than anyone could stomach.'
This would be funny if it weren't so sad. Who can control the mind of a 12-year-old boy?
The context of this quote is that some high-level committee was talking about using LSD as a drug to manipulate human behavior. They set up a room in San Francisco where (female) prostitutes could administer sex and LSD in an attempt to produce blackmail photography. The room had two-way mirrors so they could observe and photograph the effects. They also had one of these in Greenwich Village in NY. They apparently considered using 12-year-old boys instead of or in addition to (adult female) prostitutes, but rejected the idea.
There is another book: The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate": The CIA and Mind Control: The Secret History of the Behavioral Sciences
, by John D. Marks.http://www.amazon.com/Search-Manchurian-Candidate-Behavioral-Sciences/dp/0393307948/
John Marks is an excellent researcher. MK Ultra is an extremely dark chapter in the history of the intelligence, military, and R&D community. There are some troubling insights that I feel compelled to repeat here. First, this covert community destroyed an enormous amount of their records and documentation on secret activities in the late 60's and early 70's. They obviously destroyed the most damning portion of the paper trail. Yet out of the relatively benign information still available, we get proof of unethical conduct and allusions of possible illegal acts. There is even a hint that research was conducted on microwaves, ultrasonic, and electrical stimulation of the brain. There's little or no information on what was discovered in *these* subjects, or even whether the activities were truly halted. We now have indication that the military just so happens to have data on the use of sub & ultra sonics in nonleathal weapons. It's possible that the information, and possibly even current MK Ultra influenced research, is still around. I've heard military personnel say most of the very sensitive research does not occur on the CIA operative level, but in subcontractors and middle management who keep their own research records and staff.
Didn't Sirhan Sirhan say he'd been in a hypnotic trance? Did he say this before MK Ultra was revealed, or after? I wonder...
CIA in Berlin ... felt prostitutes could be a prime source of intelligence.
a good number of case officers wanted no part of homosexual entrapment operations. And to go a step further, he recalls one senior KGB man who told too many sexual jokes about young boys. "It didn't take too long to recognize that he was more than a little fascinated by youths,".....
'As a psychological observer, you're probably quite right. But what the hell are we going to do about it? Where are we going to get a twelve-year-old boy?'"
The source believes that if the Russian had had a taste for older men, U.S. intelligence might have mounted an operation, "but the idea of a twelve-year-old boy was just more just more than anybody could stomach."
I'm quoting these reputable sources to demonstrate that they were considering the use of the twelve-year-old boy with LSD in obtaining information from sources.
I was twelve-years-old at the time of my trauma. I believe that I may have been at least one of the boys they studied to produce their report. I believe I was also given LSD. I am suggesting that my abuser at summer camp used me as an experimental subject in pursuit of their objective of obtaining a mind control subject.