NATO has begun plans to make the "human mind" their new "domain of war." And yes, that's as horrifying as it sounds.
No mainstream media outlet has covered NATO's new "domain of war" declaration, leading press freedom group Project Censored to include it in its 25 most-censored stories of the year. As Project Censored wrote:
On October 5, 2021, the NATO Association of Canada (NAOC) sponsored a forum on what panelists described as the 'weaponization of brain sciences' to exploit 'vulnerabilities of the human brain' in service of more sophisticated forms of social engineering and control. As Ben Norton reported for The Grayzone, 'with its development of cognitive warfare strategies,' NATO has added a new, sixth level to the five operational domains-air, land, sea, space, and cyber..."
The weaponization of brain sciences to exploit vulnerabilities of the human brain? Does that sound like you'll be free? I thought part of the mythos of America was that we have freedom.
Of course, we don't actually have freedom. The U.S. is the largest prison state in the world, most of us are trapped in wage slave jobs we hate, and we're trapped in Brock Lesner-sized mountains of debt, but I thought the one free place we had left was our minds.
Here is NATO saying they want to make our brains a battlefield over which they hope to gain control. Ruling our minds is nothing new for the military state. To pick just one example, there was the CIA's MKUltra mind control program from 1953 to 1973.
When MKUltra was revealed in 1975, Americans were furious.
The CIA claims it no longer tries to control the minds of unwitting Americans, but, of course, the CIA and other government agencies are still trying - and sometimes succeeding - at controlling our gray matter.
To give another example of known efforts to control minds - In 1994, the U.S. Military spent a million dollars researching the creation of a Gay Bomb that would deploy a gas that could cause enemy soldiers to become gay, and irresistibly attractive to one another.
Advertisements are also a form of social engineering. Would 50 percent of Americans have believed Russia got everyone to vote for Trump by putting up $8 of Facebook images showing the devil high-fiving Hillary if those Americans hadn't seen a billion hours of CNN's Jake Tapper doing his propaganda tap-dance and acting like it was true? No!
Social engineering is everywhere. That's the only way you could have a country where three people hold the same amount of wealth as the bottom 50 percent of the country, as reported in Forbes. That's roughly 165 million people!
We have to be socially engineered to think that makes any sense at all. We also have to be socially engineered to think that half of all our societal rules make any sense. Like that guys with guns should tell people not to stand still in a public area.
Anyway, you get the point. It takes massive amounts of social engineering and mental manipulation to achieve the society in which we live. However, what differentiates what we've seen in the past from these new efforts by NATO is both how forthright they are with their goals to treat our brains as a battlefield and the breadth of the effort.
From the Project Censored report, "One [NAOC] panelist... stated that 'the rapid evolution of neurosciences as a tool of war' hinges on developments in artificial intelligence, big data, and social media."
Using advanced A.I., gargantuan amounts of data and pervasive social media could - eventually - create a fully gas lit society, in which nearly everyone is living in some form of false reality, not actually understanding the root layers of their existence.
Lee Camp is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and activist. Camp is the host of Behind The Headlines' new series: The Most Censored News With Lee Camp. He is a former comedy writer for the Onion and the Huffington Post and has been a touring stand-up comic for 20 years.