Jon Rappoport’s Blog
by Jon Rappoport
October 30, 2014
From time to time, I reprint my interview with Dr. Barbara Starfield. Each time I try to write a new introduction.
In this case, I’ll highlight the arbitrary nature of scare-propaganda. And by arbitrary, I mean “has a covert agenda.”
For instance, suppose you learned that a single source in the US, every year, like clockwork, kills 225,000 people. That would be 2.25 million killings per decade.
Wouldn’t you think we’d hear about it? Wouldn’t public health agencies make a big deal about it? Wouldn’t they call it an epidemic?
After all, we supposedly have a handful of “Ebola cases” in the US, and the media are hyping this “fact” to the skies.
Suppose they had far, far bigger numbers to work with? Suppose they had 225,000 deaths, not just once, but every year, as the raw material for their stories?
Suppose they could say, “We now have 225,000 deaths in the US as a result of Ebola, and the authorities are quite sure that next year, and the year after that, and every year we’re going to have 225,000 more.”
Can you imagine the reaction at every level of society? The insane panic? The madness in the streets? The attacks against institutions tasked with preventing such a cataclysm? The collapse of the stock market and the healthcare system? The predictions of the end of the world? The churches on roaring business highs?
On July 26, 2000, the Journal of the American Medical Association published Dr. Barbara Starfield’s review, “Is US health really the best in the world?”
The Starfield paper can be downloaded freely (as a .pdf) from here (via drug-education.info). The paper is fully cited as Starfield B. Is US health really the best in the world?. JAMA. 2000; 284(4):483-4.
In it, Starfield, who was a respected public health expert working at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, stated that:
* The US medical system kills 225,000 Americans a year.
* 106,000 deaths per year from FDA-approved medical drugs.
* 119,000 deaths per year from error-ridden treatment in hospitals.
I’m aware that independent research puts those death figures much higher, but I focus on Dr. Starfield’s work because no mainstream reporter or government official could challenge her credentials or the credentials of the journal that published her findings.
And yes, there were stories in the press at the time, in 2000. But the coverage wasn’t aggressive, and it faded out quickly.
And none of the mainstream coverage did the obvious extrapolations. For example, we are talking about 2.25 MILLION deaths per decade. And over a MILLION deaths per decade from medicines the FDA has approved as safe and effective.
The US government is aware. You can search for an FDA page titled, “Why Learn About Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)?”
It states: “Over 2 MILLION serious ADRs yearly.” And “100,000 DEATHS yearly.” (The capital letters are the FDA’s, not mine.)
The FDA, of course, is the single federal agency responsible for certifying all medical drugs safe and effective before they are released for public use. They readily admit the human death-and- maiming devastation…but take no responsibility for it.
On December 6-7, 2009, I interviewed Dr. Starfield by email. Here are excerpts from that interview.
JR: What has been the level and tenor of the response to your findings, since 2000?
BS: The American public appears to have been hoodwinked into believing that more interventions lead to better health, and most people that I meet are completely unaware that the US does not have the ‘best health in the world’.
JR: In the medical research community, have your medically-caused mortality statistics been debated, or have these figures been accepted, albeit with some degree of shame?
BS: The findings have been accepted by those who study them. There has been only one detractor, a former medical school dean, who has received a lot of attention for claiming that the US health system is the best there is and we need more of it. He has a vested interest in medical schools and teaching hospitals (they are his constituency).
JR: Have health agencies of the federal government consulted with you on ways to mitigate the [devastating] effects of the US medical system?
JR: Since the FDA approves every medical drug given to the American people, and certifies it as safe and effective, how can that agency remain calm about the fact that these medicines are causing 106,000 deaths per year?
BS: Even though there will always be adverse events that cannot be anticipated, the fact is that more and more unsafe drugs are being approved for use. Many people attribute that to the fact that the pharmaceutical industry is (for the past ten years or so) required to pay the FDA for reviews [of its new drugs]—which puts the FDA into an untenable position of working for the industry it is regulating. There is a large literature on this.
VIDEO — ‘Evil Stick’ wand toy for toddlers reveals picture of a young girl slitting her wrists with knife
Nov 9, 2014
- Wand, dubbed ‘Evil Stick’, promises ‘wonderful music’, magic and fairies
- But underneath silver foil, it shows image of girl slitting wrists with knife
- Available from dollar store, it also emits cackling laugh and flashing lights
- ‘I’m outraged,’ said Nicole Allen, who purchased toy for her daughter, two
- Store’s owner said it was parents’ responsibility to read the wand’s label
- He added that he believed the product was appropriate for older children
- ‘For a five, six, seven, 10-year-old, I mean they see that on TV everyday’
MUST READ — Entheogens: What’s in a Name? The Untold History of Psychedelic Spirituality, Social Control, and the CIA
Entheogens: What’s in a Name?
The Untold History of Psychedelic Spirituality, Social Control, and the CIA
By Jan Irvin
November 11, 2014
O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
PDF version: Download latest version v3.5 – Nov. 20, 2014
Today there are many names for drug substances that we commonly refer to as “hallucinogens,” “psychedelics,” “psychoactives,” or “entheogens,” et al. But it hasn’t always been that way. The study of the history and etymology of the words for these fascinating substances takes us, surprisingly, right into the heart of military intelligence, and what became the CIA’s infamous MKULTRA mind control program, and reveals how the names themselves were used in marketing these substances to the public, and especially to the youth and countercultures.
The official history has it that the CIA personnel involved in MKULTRA were just dupes, kind of stupid, and, by their egregious errors, the psychedelic revolution “happened” – thwarting their efforts. The claim is that these substances “got out of the CIA’s control.” Words like “blowback” and “incompetence” are often tossed around in such theories regarding the CIA and military intelligence, but without much, if any, supporting evidence.
It’s almost impossible today to have a discussion regarding the actual documents and facts of MKULTRA and the psychedelic revolution without someone interrupting to “inform” you how “it really happened” – even though most often they have never studied anything on the subject.
As we get started, I would like to propose that we question this idea of blowback: Who does it benefit to believe that it was all an accident and that the CIA and military intelligence were just dupes? Does it benefit you, or them? It might be uncomfortable for a moment for some of us to admit that maybe they (the agents) weren’t so stupid, and maybe we were the ones duped. Sometimes the best medicine is to just admit “hey, you got me” and laugh it off. For those of you who’ve heard these blowback theories and haven’t considered the possibility that the CIA created these movements intentionally, this article may be challenging for you, but stick with it, as it will be worth your while.
Now we’re ready. Because, defenses aside, a more honest, and less biased, inquiry into the history and facts reveals, startlingly, something quite different from the popular myths. This paper reveals, for the first time, how the opposite of the official history is true, and that the CIA did, in fact, create the psychedelic revolution and countercultures – intentionally.
As I’ll show in this article, the goal had changed and they wanted a name that would help sell these substances to the masses as sources of spiritual enlightenment rather than insanity. In their book The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, we see doctors Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert explain:
Of course, the drug dose does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key — it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures. The nature of the experience depends almost entirely on set and setting. Set denotes the preparation of the individual, including his personality structure and his mood at the time. Setting is physical — the weather, the room’s atmosphere; social — feelings of persons present towards one another; and cultural — prevailing views as to what is real. It is for this reason that manuals or guide-books are necessary. Their purpose is to enable a person to understand the new realities of the expanded consciousness, to serve as road maps for new interior territories which modern science has made accessible.
—Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, Richard Alpert
But what was the purpose of all of this? They state “The nature of the experience depends almost entirely on set and setting.” As we’ll discover on this etymological trip, it was all about marketing – the CIA’s marketing – regarding set and setting. Sound like a “whacky conspiracy theory” yet? As we’ll soon discover, it’s not. The CIA’s MKULTRA program was very real, was exposed before Congress in the Rockefeller and Church Commissions, and was all over the news media in the 1970s. But that was 40 years ago and this is now. So why should we care? Because much of the program wasn’t revealed in the 1970s and persists to the present, and it affected just about everyone. It wasn’t limited to just a few thousand victims of the CIA’s secret human experiments. There were actually many more victims – millions more. You may have been one of them.
As we’ll see, this idea that the psychedelic revolution and counterculture were intentionally created affects most of us: the youth caught up in drug use, the parents, the anti-war movement, those involved in the psychedelic revolution or in politics; as well as artists, or people who use these substances for spirituality, or even anyone who’s ever spoken the word psychedelic. It affects us because, as we’ll see, that’s what it was meant to do.
In the early years of research into these drugs, psychology researchers and military intelligence communities sometimes called them, aside from “hallucinogen,” by the name “psychotomimetic” –which means psychosis mimicking. The word hallucinogen, “to generate hallucinations,” came just a few years before psychotomimetic. The same year that psychotomimetic was created we also saw the creation of the word “psychedelic” – which means “to manifest the mind.” The last stage of this etymological evolution, as we’ll see, was the word “entheogen” – which means “to generate god within.” We’ll return to hallucinogen and these other words in the course of our journey.
While these words may have told what these substances do in the intelligence community’s collective understanding, accurate or not, they are loaded with implications. Suggestibility, otherwise known as “set and setting,” is one of them. The study of the history of these words, their etymology, reveals how MKULTRA researchers covered up and kept covered up – until now that is – this aspect of the MKULTRA mind control program.
Aug 25, 2014
Today we interview JAN IRVIN from GNOSTIC MEDIA. An independent researcher in the field of ethno-mycology and the history of psychedelics, Jan has presented some of the most ground breaking research in alternative sphere in years, particularly in the field of psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, and DMT the active ingredient in ayuhuasca.
In becoming the publisher of John Allegro’s seminal book ‘The Sacred Mushroom & The Cross’ Jan found connections between the LSD gurus of the 60’s counter culture and a myriad of government and intelligence groups. Prominent among them R. Gordon Wasson, a JP Morgan Banker who led Jan into a whole new area of research in the psychedelic arena.
Jan presents a new understanding of our present drug culture, especially with the resurgence of psychedelia and new age sentiment. For more on Jan Irvin check his podcast and website Gnostic Media http://gnosticmedia.com
A Conversation on LSD – Timothy Leary (LA was the center of the psychedelic movement)
Psychedelic Intelligence: The CIA and the Counterculture:
Manufacturing the Deadhead: A product of social engineering… by Joe Atwill and Jan Irvin:
An Interview with Dave McGowan – “The CIA and the “Magic” of Laurel Canyon
Professor Neil Whitehead interview: Dark Shamanism
The Gnostic Media Brain Database
Dec 25, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
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Oct 9, 2014
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Free Truth Show
Oct 15, 2014
Many people around the world are targeted for their political views and tortured via technotronic means via their computer, their phones and even via their house’s electric wiring. This can be enhanced by satellite and triangulated by mobile phone towers. With the aerial spraying campaigns of smart dust for the last twenty years, are we now senders and receivers of information, walking antennae? Alex’s story is shocking and at times deeply disturbing listening though for all he and his family have been through he has kept his unique sense of humour and indomitable spirit. A truly Canadian hero who has sacrificed so much in bringing this important information to the public.
Alex says: I lost a couple of months’ work this summer due to an extremely bizarre, persistent and blatantly synthetic ‘pneumonia’ triggered and exacerbated by the tyrannical and genocidal globalists’ aerosol – electromagnetic – technetronic – chemical, biological, advanced biological and genetic and nano bio polymer warfare.
I am an artist, activist and investigative reporter. It has become very obvious to those of us that do what I do that the aerial, land and naval aerosol – electromagnetic spraying program and the communications technology and infrastructure we were sold under the guise of our convenience and protection is actually population reduction and control.
This advanced, withheld and weaponised technology gives the ruthless ruling group the ability to select who lives and dies, who gets tortured, sleep deprived, irradiated, microwaved, mentally and physically mutilated with psychotronic frequencies, incapacitated and assassinated as explained in the literature accompanying my artwork/photo posts on Facebook, the videos I posted on YouTube and the radio shows I have done as recently as this afternoon.
Most regrettably World War III is upon us. Try to keep the children as safe as can be under the circumstances.
First broadcast on These Changing Timez Radio.ning.com, 15th October 2014
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ALEX HUNTER’S FACEBOOK
New World Next Week
Oct 12, 2014