Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Technologies of political control


The objectives of this report are fourfold: (i) to provide Members of the European Parliament with a guide to recent advances in the technology of political control; (ii) to identify, analyse and describe the current state of the art of the most salient developments; (iii) to present members with an account of current trends, both in Europe and Worldwide; and (iv) to develop policy recommendations covering regulatory strategies for their management and future control.

The report contains seven substantive sections which cover respectively:

(i) The role and function of the technology of political control;

(ii) Recent trends and innovations (including the implications of globalisation, militarisation of police equipment, convergence of control systems deployed worldwide and the implications of increasing technology and decision drift);

(iii) Developments in surveillance technology (including the emergence of new forms of local, national and international communications interceptions networks and the creation of human recognition and tracking devices);

(iv) Innovations in crowd control weapons (including the evolution of a 2nd. generation of so called 'less-lethal weapons' from nuclear labs in the USA).

(v) The emergence of prisoner control as a privatised industry, whilst state prisons face increasing pressure to substitute technology for staff in cost cutting exercises and the social and political implications of replacing policies of rehabilitation with strategies of human warehousing.

(v) The use of science and technology to devise new efficient mark-free interrogation and torture technologies and their proliferation from the US & Europe.

(vi) The implications of vertical and horizontal proliferation of this technology and the need for an adequate political response by the EU, to ensure it neither threatens civil liberties in Europe, nor reaches the hands of tyrants.

The report makes a series of policy recommendations including the need for appropriate codes of practice. It ends by proposing specific areas where further research is needed to make such regulatory controls effective. The report includes a comprehensive bibliographical survey of some of the most relevant literature.

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MC Realities music vid on Political Control Technology

Based on the book by the same name, this video attempts to educate the viewer by lyric and image as to just what PCT is all about. It is all real. The song uses a kind of repititious off beat over-driven construct to almost simulate the effect of select psychotronic assault on the senses, yet it remains hauntingly present and retains the ear's attention. Let me know if you disagree, but that is what I've been told thus far, by and large.

You're about to lose something. It's already slipping from your grasp. And once it's gone, you'll never get it back.
As a people, we are facing the most serious threat to humanity in recorded history – the systematic stripping away of traditional freedoms by governments worldwide. And that includes allgovernments.

It is a situation far more serious than the plagues of the Middle Ages that nearly wiped us out as a species. It is a threat never before seen in ten thousand years of human history.

You are about to become the property of the government.

...A question of control...

A number of separate threats have recently converged. An extremely dangerous situation has been created. Governments have been given the opportunity – and the means – to permanently wrest control from their populations. Bureaucrats are about to realize their dream of absolute power. It is a nightmare far worse than anything George Orwell might have imagined.

Technology is providing the tools to government. We are now at a point in human evolution where your government – if it so chooses – can control every aspect of your life from cradle to grave.

We face three separate threats. Together these threats combine to give government a stranglehold on our civil liberties – a death grip on our traditional freedoms.

Threat #1 – Computers have taken over surveillance.Surveillance is now automated. Entire populations can be supervised and monitored in real time. Half your life, including your last credit card purchase, is already on a database. Computers eavesdrop on all electronic and telephone communications using word-recognition and voice-recognition software. Video cameras are everywhere – inside and outside – they can recognize vehicle license plates and even human faces. And all this information, all these databases, are cross-referenced and tied together – by computers. Taken together, it's called dataveillance. It makes it easy to track certain classes of people. Like minorities. Or dissidents. Or grassroots political movements. Or anyone who dares think for himself.

Threat #2 – Militarization has taken over the police. The cops are now using some very nasty weapons. Half the stuff they use is prohibited by the Geneva Convention and the Hague Declaration. The government can't use it in war, but their own population is fair game. Modern police technology gives a whole new meaning to crowd control – they use sticky foam laced with chemical irritants. It gives a whole new meaning to interrogation – they use new mark-freeinterrogation tools. And new friendlier, more humane weapons like plastic bullets, pepper gas, and stun guns – that still maim, scalp, burn, mutilate, and kill.

Threat #3 – Big business has taken over proliferation. Any government bureaucrat can buy this stuff. Most of these high-tech gadgets are dual-use. You can use them for benign things like traffic control – or nasty things like people control. Private companies are reaping huge profits manufacturing and exporting this nightmarish technology. Research and development has gone berserk. Who cares about trivial things like human rights when there's a buck to be made? Heck, if anyone complains just order the $100,000 mobile execution vehicle – it comes complete with lethal injection machine, steel holding cell, and areas for "witnesses" and "staff".

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Riot tactics: upgrading the water cannon

Could water cannon help quell the sort of street rioting we have seen this week? David Cameron is an enthusiast, announcing that water cannon from Northern Ireland could be deployed on the streets of England at twenty-four hours' notice. Others have sounded a note of caution, so perhaps it's time to look at upgrades to the basic giant super-soaker.

Water cannon are usually mounted in big, armoured vehicles. This is good for riot situations, where they look intimidating and show rioters that you mean business. However, they're not well suited to chasing looters down side streets, and this is where technology can make the difference.

Indelible Dye

The British first experimented with adding dye to water cannon in Belfast in the 1970's, but did not pursue the idea. However, many other countries have taken to using water cannon loaded with indelible dye as a means of marking protesters for future arrest, as well as making them look ridiculous.

A whole rainbow of colours has been used. In Uganda earlier this year pink dye was employed to humiliate protesters. In Israel, Palestinian rioters may expect a spray of deep blue, the colour of the Israeli flag. The Hungarian police use green, the Koreans orange.

This tactic can backfire. When police used purple-dyed water in South Africa in 1989, it blurred racial distinctions, turning both black and white protesters into purple people. The protesters managed to direct the spray of purple dye on to the National Party headquarters. This became a symbol of the protest, and the graffiti proclaiming "The Purple Shall Govern" appeared everywhere.

Analysis on Mind Control Electromagnetic Weapons
by Harlan E. Girard, Global Research


The United States has developed communications equipment which can make the blind see, the deaf hear and the lame walk. It can relieve the terminally ill of all pain, without the use of any drugs. A man might retain the use of all his faculties up until the day of his death.

This communications equipment depends on a new way of looking at the human brain and neuromuscular system, and gigahertz radiation pulsed at ultra-low frequencies.
Some of this equipment is now operational within the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It will never be used to make the blind see and the deaf hear and the lame walk because its use is central to the domestic political agenda and foreign policy of James A. Baker and George Herbert Walker Bush.

Domestically, the new communications equipment is being used to torture and murder persons who match profiles imagined to be able to screen a given population for terrorists, to torture and murder citizens who belong to organizations which promote peace and development in Central America, to torture and murder citizens who belong to organizations opposed to the deployment and use of nuclear weapons, and to create a race of slaves called Automatons or what is popularly called the Manchurian Candidate.

Overseas, experimentation is taking place on hostages held by the United States in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, Finland and France. In addition, there has been a long series of bizarre suicides among British computer scientists, all of whom had some connection to the United States Navy.

Considenng how recklessly, wantonly and indiscriminately America's new weapons have been used, physicians attending the dead and dying should consider the patients known political views and associations before making a diagnosis or conducting an autopsy.


In 1988 the Office of Technology Assessment of the Congress of the United States published a special report titled. Criminal Justice: New Technologies and the Constitution. The report surveys the new technologies used in the investigation, apprehension, and confinement of criminals and addresses that delicate balance to be maintained between the national interest and individual rights.

As welcome as this report is to those of us who are interested in a government of law rather than of men, it manages to omit any discussion of the use of directed energy weapons from the section on less than lethal weapons. For instance, a weapon has been developed to paralyze a person at a distance, through a brick wall, if necessary. This weapon was developed during 1983-4 for use in situations where hostages are being held. A variation of this weapon has been purchased by the Marine Corps, for confusing and disorienting the enemy.

American weapons research has centered on pulsed radiation in the gigahertz frequency band for a very interesting reason. In 1972, the Department of the Army researched Soviet and other foreign literature sources and discovered over 500 studies devoted to the biological effects of SHF - super-high frequency electromagnetic oscillations. (1)

SHF may have potential use as a technique for altering human behavior. ...Lethal and non-lethal aspects have been shown to exist. In certain non-lethal exposures, definite behavioral changes have occurred. There also appears to be a change in mammals, when exposed to SHF, in sensitivity to sound, light, and olfactory stimuli.

The significance of this intelligence document in terms of the medical experiments commissioned by the Central Intelligence Agency since 1976 is thatemphasis in this report is placed on influencing individuals as opposed to groups.

Secondly, this report is a trend study and therefore contains statements predicting Soviet knowledge and capabilities for influencing human behavior up to fifteen years ahead, or 1987. It foreshadows the enormous effort put into behavior control experiments employing the use of lasers and microwave beam weapons on involuntary human subjects during the Reagan-Bush regime.

Thirdly, despite the report's title. Controlled Offensive Behavior - USSR. it opens with a chapter describing the use of torture on Catholic prisoners in British jails in Northern Ireland. The inclusion of this chapter at all, and its position at the front of the report. clearly is intended to suggest that it is permissible for the United States to torture its own citizens because these methods are being used by our very civilized cousins in Britain, and not only barbarians in the Soviet Union.

Fourthly, the report states that, The purpose of mind altering techniques is to create one or more of several different possible states in the conscious or unconscious area of the brain. The ultimate goal of controlled offensive behavior might well be the total submission of one's will to some outside force.

After discussing some of the possible states short of complete submission which may be the goal of Soviet research in behavior control, the author states, Since the desired end product of this type of research is some change in the human mind, only the non-lethal aspects are discussed in this report. It should be remembered, however, that some techniques have lethal thresholds.

In the current round of American behavior control experiments, no allowance is made for lethal thresholds. The use of involuntary human subjects provided by the Central Intelligence Agency precludes the necessity for researchers to consider lethal thresholds and legal consequences.

A curious situation has emerged in which torturers and murderers attend our meetings, address us on the failings of our own research, and misdirect us with papers on the benign effects of incubating eggs in 60-herz magnetic fields, in order to buy time for their own well paid and frequently lethal experiments on involuntary human subjects.

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