THIS IS AMERICA
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Yesterday, I came in from the cold and was doing some research at my office when an evening producer from one of the radio stations annexed in our building said to me “Did you hear who won song of the year at the Grammy’s?” He sounded quite distraught and I asked “Who?”
He replied, “This is America – that rap song from Childish Gambino!”
He was surprised because he remembered the video that was the produced featuring the multi-talented Donald Glover was very violent and he thought it sent a bad message.
He then said, “You should do a show about it.”
I remembered the video debuting on Saturday Night Live around the time Glover was promoting his appearance in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” as the young Lando Calrissian.
I recall it was very shocking and violent and surreal.
It reminded me of so many videos I saw in the past from Michael Jackson and of all people Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols where he guns down his audience in his cover of Sinatra’s “My Way.”
The video begins with Gambino looking a little tweaked like he is on Meth or maybe even LSD.
Less than a minute into the video, Gambino strikes a pose, shoots and kills a guitarist with a bag over his head. The pose he strikes has been compared to the illustrations of the dancing Jim Crow.
The video is surreal because it goes from cheerful glee to being morose look at gun violence in America. The Gambino character is shirtless and looking as if he is tweaking like an addict.
He then grabs an AK-47 and massacres a church choir. It is symbolic of the killing of nine people at a predominantly African-American church by white supremacist Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015.
Meanwhile, in the background of the video, you see people singing and dancing. There are also many Easter eggs in the background. One is that a man commits suicide; there is a scene where death rides by on a white horse and many scenes with police brutality.
There has not been this much speculation and conspiracy theory about a video since kids were finding hidden messages in Beatles album art.
This struck a chord with me, because not only was I seeing the blatant gun violence message in the video, but I also saw how Gambino was illustrating how for years entertainment has been used to distract the very real brutality against black people in America. How gun violence is a way of life, and how drugs have influenced or have otherwise been used as chemical warfare against the black community since the 1960s.
In his careful weaving of contemporary issues and little known historical facts, of wry commentary and brute honesty, Childish Gambino leaves the viewer overwhelmed, but effectively jolted into the stark reality of the black experience.
At the end of the video, he lights up a joint, before being chased down by cops, reminding us that the War on Drugs is racially-motivated.
According to the NAACP, “African-Americans represent 12.5% of illicit drug users, but 29% of those arrested for drug offenses and 33% of those incarcerated in state facilities for drug offenses.
All of this reminded me of how Journalist, Gary Webb, attempted to tell the world that much of the inner–city trafficking of crack cocaine, heroin, and LSD was conducted by the CIA.
However, this activity isn’t at all new as much of the illicit drug use has been used by the CIA and other operations for mind control activities and at one time was used to try and wipe out many groups that were considered threats to the government including people of color.
There are certain things you aren’t supposed to mention in America. Especially when you are an investigator that wants expose some the evils that the Deep State has participated in over the many decades before they became a household cliché that has been said to be an invention of paranoid Trump supporters.
One of the things you don’t talk about is what was called enhanced interrogation which was Orwellian speak for the systematic state-sponsorship of torture by the United States.
Another major thing you do not talk about is that the US government has used assassination down the years as an instrument of national policy.
You are also supposed to keep your mouth shut about how the criminal element of the CIA has been complicit with drug-dealing criminal gangs and that this conspiracy stretches from the Afghanistan of today back to the year the agency was founded, in 1947.
There is certainly a common thread to all of these topics when you open the abyss and reveal a government program that does not get much press or attention from the mainstream media or conspiracy theorists.
That program is known as MH/CHAOS.
Now many followers of conspiracy history are well aware that the CIA got into the business of altering human behavior in 1947.
Through “Project Paperclip,” an arrangement that was made by CIA Director Allen Dulles and Richard Helms brought one thousand Nazi specialists and their families to the United States. They were employed for military and civilian institutions.
American intelligence agencies were very interested in how the Nazis would utilize drugs and torture to get information from an enemy. So they allowed Nazi doctors to work in our hospitals and colleges to continue further experimentations on the brain.
American and German scientists, working with the CIA, then the military, started developing every possible method of controlling the mind.
LSD, was discovered at the Sandoz Laboratories, in Basel, Switzerland, in 1939 by Albert Hoffman. This LSD was pure. No other ingredients were added.
The U.S. Army got interested in LSD for interrogation purposes in 1950. After May 1956, until 1975, the U.S. Army Intelligence and the U.S. Chemical Corps “experimented with hallucinogenic drugs.”
The CIA and Army spent nearly $30 million dollars “testing” LSD, code name EA 1729, and other chemical agents. Contracts went out to forty-eight different institutions for testing. The CIA was part of these projects. They concealed their participation by contracting to various colleges, hospitals, prisons, mental hospitals, and private foundations.
The program was called Operation Artichoke. A CIA torture program that seemed to operate outside of the law expanded under the direction of CIA Director, Allen Dulles. In this program, the CIA conducted experiments that included the use of torture and attempted brainwashing techniques in order to see how much information could be extracted from individuals.
In the early days of MK Ultra, much of this LSD was dosed to many of their agents.
Government agents were amazed at how they had the ability to cause permanent insanity, identical to schizophrenia, without physician or family knowing what happened to the victim.
A shocking, well-known death resulting from these earlier CIA acid dosing programs is the death of military biochemist Frank Olson. Frank Olson died in November 1953, after having jumped out of a 13th story window, a week after having been given a dose of LSD without his knowledge by members of the CIA. The official version of the story given in 1973 is that Dr. Olson suffered a mental breakdown over the event, but no reason was ever given as to why he had ever been drugged in the first place. Investigations continued well into the 1970s as to the events leading up to Olson’s death. It wasn’t until 1975 that Gerald Ford offered an apology to the family.
Both Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney were members of the White House Chiefs of Staff in the Ford administration. After the public revelations about Frank Olson’s supposedly drug-induced suicide, his family began perusing a lawsuit for damages. After the family announced that they would sue for damages and more information, the CIA met with the family and gave them some files about their father’s death, mostly just related to autopsy information.
These files didn’t tell the family why their father was ever drugged in the first place. The Olson family was then advised that their lawsuit would not succeed and instead the Ford administration gave them $750,000 to drop the suit. Cheney and Rumsfeld told the family that perusing information about torture and mind control would be a threat to National Security. Rumsfeld and Cheney have been involved in covering up state secrets related to torture and illegal conduct for decades. Giving the excuse that this misconduct is in the interest of “security” and “intelligence.”
One of the CIA’s favored modes of self-protection is the “uncover-up.” The agency first denies with passion, and then later concedes, in muffled tones, the charges leveled against it. When it is exposed – there are always those who try to discredit it by calling it, “conspiracy theory.”
This has led to the acceptance and complicity of the agency’s recruitment of Nazi scientists and SS officers; experiments on unwitting American citizens; efforts to assassinate Castro; alliances with opium lords in Burma, Thailand and Laos; an assassination program in Vietnam; complicity in the toppling of Salvador Allende in Chile; the arming of opium traffickers and religious fanatics in Afghanistan; the training of murderous police and soldiers in Guatemala and El Salvador; and involvement in drugs-and-arms shuttles between Latin America and the United States.
You can also include the music industry and how the CIA and other think tanks have used rock stars and the music industry to promote the use of LSD and other illicit drugs in the United States during the hippie movement and during the rise of leftist organizations.
This is where the operation or MH CHAOS begins, which was overseen by a special operations task force. It was set up for defense against American youth unrest in 1965. With full knowledge of their illegal activities, they joined forces with the CIA and the Army.
By August 1967, the Special Operations group went after the youth. By July 1968, Operation Chaos, identical to the Chilean “Chaos,” associated with Operation Condor went after the “Restless Youth.” This wasn’t a study. It was an attack. Mid-summer of 1969, one month before the Manson Family massacres, Operation Chaos went into the tightest security of any assignment ever accomplished inside the CIA.
From 1956-63, they had perfected enough LSD to cause every violent act or symptom associated with the violence by the likes of Charles Manson in Los Angeles or at Altamont.
It was identical to giving poison candy at Halloween. LSD was the moving force, the cause for the Sharon Tate-La Bianca slaughters.
It was fed at the Spahn Ranch to the Manson family for a steady diet. LSD was the moving force behind Altamont killings and violence Dec. 6, 1969. Thousands of tabs were distributed to the Hell’s Angels, who then went totally berserk and started beating and stabbing people.
MK-Ultra documents reveal how the CIA did use LSD as their top weapon for what they called “unconventional warfare.” All the best evidence points to the CIA making American and British communities some of their largest battlefields for this type of warfare. The CIA used drugs as weapons against their domestic opponents in the antiwar movement, such as the Students for a Democratic Society.
Another targeted group was the Black Panthers. The Panthers carried guns to protect themselves against police brutality, which made them targets for neutralization. The FBI wanted the Panthers to dissolve and so some of the key ways to do so were to use drugs.
When Chicago Panther leader Fred Hampton was murdered, Hampton’s family lawyer and biographer, Jeffrey Haas, said that evidence supports that undercover FBI agent infiltrator William O’Neal drugged Hampton the night police murdered him in his bed, in 1969.
According to investigative journalist John Potash, author of the book, Drugs as Weapons Against Us, Legs Saunders who in the 1980s entered beleaguered former New York Panther leader Afeni Shakur’s life and got her hooked on cocaine. Evidence suggests that Saunders worked in a CIA network of cocaine dealers. The New York Times called his boss, Nicky Barnes, “Mr. Untouchable.” Barnes had worked with Frank Matthews, who also worked untouched for years. Professor Clarence Lusane documented in his book, Pipe Dream Blues, how Matthews’ network was indicted (and mysteriously disappeared pre-trial) but the charges were dropped on nine of his co-defendants due to their CIA ties.
Police had arrested Black Panther national co-founder, Huey Newton, in 1967, and the courts released him in 1970. Los Angeles Panther leader Geronimo Pratt and former National Panther Secretary of Communications Kathleen Cleaver said Newton stated that Panther Elaine Brown “kept cocaine and sexy women” around him regularly, aiding his addiction to the drug. The heralded film, All Power to the People!, interviewed Panther national co-founder Bobby Seale and others attesting to Brown’s undercover agent status, and the help she received from other undercover agents around Newton.
Meanwhile, in the 1960s, there was a time where the music industry was targeted by the CIA and many rock icons fell victim to the introduction of LSD, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.
The nine years in which the musicians allegedly overdosed, drank themselves to death, drove over cliffs, hung themselves, choked, crashed their motorcycles, went insane, or freaked out without any reasonable explanation, were the same years that the FBI and CIA waged a domestic war against any kind of dissent.
By 1968, the FBI’s Counterintelligence Program, and the CIA’s MH Chaos, had included among their long list of domestic enemies “Advocates of New Lifestyles,” “New Left,” “Apostles of Non-Violence and Racial Harmony” and “Restless Youth.”
Many rock groups and rocks stars were being used to peddle the drug culture and many of them fell victim to the system when they wanted to go clean and become political.
American and British pop/rock music during the ’60s created an art form that has been described as one of the most important cultural revolutions in history.
Dr. John Coleman wrote a book about Illuminati mass thought manufacturing in “The Committee of 300.” The book covers the Tavistock behavioral science techniques and the idea that Tavistock may have been responsible for the meteoric rise of the Beatles. According to Coleman, The Beatles were brought to the United States as part of a social experiment which would subject large population groups to brainwashing, of which they were not even aware.
The phenomenon of the Beatles according to Coleman was not a spontaneous rebellion by youth against the old social system. Instead, it was a carefully crafted plot to introduce by a conspiratorial body which could not be identified, a highly destructive and divisive element into a large population group targeted for change against its will.
It was theorized that Tavistock began the whole LSD craze and paid artists to begin writing songs promoting drug use. Tavistock recruited the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd among others to carry their message as well.
Tavistock and Stanford Research then embarked on the second phase of the work commissioned by the Committee of 300. This new phase turned up the heat for social change in America. As quickly as the Beatles had appeared on the American scene, so too did the “beat generation,” trigger words designed to separate and fragment society. The media focused its attention on the “beat generation.”
Other Tavistock-coined words came seemingly out of nowhere: “beatniks,” “hippies,” “flower children” became part of the vocabulary of America. It became popular to “drop out” and wear dirty jeans, go about with long unwashed hair. The “beat generation” cut itself off from mainstream America. They became just as infamous as the cleaner Beatles before them.
According to Coleman, the plan had been proposed to plans socially engineer the populace into accepting a “controlled superstate.” This super government can only be implemented if the people demand it. The way it is engineered is through several shocks to the system which in turn, manipulate and wear down the populace into adjusting their principles for the coming changes. The idea is to allow the idea of transcendence to die off in the human being making him more of a beast or an animal easily controlled and manipulated through trigger phrases, sounds, numeric sequences, and other stimuli. The subject is then reborn and reprogrammed to do the will of its master.
This was all taken from the books of MK Ultra tests that the Nazi’s performed. The plan was in motion to drug the populace and use pop culture to promote the concept.
Coleman also postulates that The Tavistock Institute used music and employed rock groups like the Beatles to insert messages into their albums. The albums were made, the repetition took hold and the social changes began.
We all know that in the end John Lennon was eventually murdered as well – by MK Ultra Manchurian Candidate, Mark David Chapman.
Within a few years, between 1968 and 1976, many of the most famous names associated with this early movement were dead. Mama Cass Elliott, earlier with the Mamas and Papas, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Brian Jones from the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin were all at the Monterey Pop celebration, summer 1967.
Other rock stars like Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix also died as a result of drug overdoses.
A 2014 film, Jimi, only covered one, pre-1968 year of Hendrix’s life. Still, it brought Hendrix back into the spotlight just five years after his former roadie claimed that Hendrix’s manager, Mike Jeffery, made a drunken confession of having murdered Hendrix.
Author David Comfort detailed Jeffery’s previous work for MI6, Britain’s CIA. Much evidence supports that he continued working for MI6 when he had Hendrix murdered 48 hours after the guitar legend fired him.
Even today we hear of conspiracies where rock stars have allegedly been murdered or at least drugged into suicide or are suicide because of their influence on the culture.
Kurt Cobain and Tupac Shakur are certainly, figures who have died under suspicious circumstances.
Investigative reporter John Potash again reveals that over the last two decades, investigators have presented vast amounts of evidence that Cobain was murdered. Tom Grant has offered most of his evidence to the Seattle Police Department as well as his former colleagues in the Los Angeles Police Department. Why they, nor the FBI, have acted on this information may lie in the evidence that a higher-level agency—the CIA—had a hand in this operation.
Former CIA Operations Director, John Stockwell, blew the whistle on his agency in reporting his own heroin trafficking for the CIA, from Vietnam into the U.S. Stockwell also detailed how his fellow agents continued that trafficking through the late 1980s, from the Afghanistan area into the U.S. Did the CIA psychologically profile certain musicians who might be susceptible to making demand of heroin match their supply?
A vast array of biographical sources on Courtney Love suggest that she played a part in making that the case, including information obtained from direct interviews and a book written by Love’s father, Hank Harrison. Harrison was involuntarily estranged from his daughter for almost a decade and states that when she reached out to him as a teenager, he took her in but found she had turned into a heroin addict and prostitute.
When 17 years old, Love traveled for weeks with Steve O’Leary, who Harrison reports admitting on his death bed as having worked for the CIA. Love followed through with the MK-Ultra actions in, what Love and Death authors Wallace and Halperin described as bringing a thousand hits of LSD to the Liverpool music scene at that age, along with many other drugs to various American music scenes. She then, by all accounts are given in, Everybody Loves Our Town, influenced Kurt Cobain to use heroin daily for the first time in his life.
Again from the book, Drugs Used as Weapons Against Us, John Potash reveals, that in the case of Tupac Shakur ’s life and death, he appeared as a special case due to his lifetime of family activism during the era of the Black Panthers.
Still, Tupac’s disclosed marijuana problem, followed by his reported sobering up in his last months of life has it fit the general pattern of political musicians.
Once again, U.S. intelligence appeared to manipulate a musician into promoting drugs. Then, when he started sobering up and getting more into activism, he was murdered.
This brings us back to the Grammy awards and Childish Gambino’s take on what happens when entertainments distract us from what is really going on.
All of the drug-drenched chaos that continues to target all of us in America.