|By Clyde Lewis
"Theyíre Dead, they are all messed up."óFrom "The Night of the Living Dead"
The year was 1953 and Dr Frank Olson worked for the US Army's Chemical Corps Special Operations Division. His job was to do all kinds of suspicious experiments for the CIA. Many of these experiments dealt with the disruption of brain function in order to create a sleeper zombie. It has now been reported after decades of speculation that these experiments mimicked those of the Naziís in World War II.
The scope of the experimentation was outlined in a memorandum dated January 1952 that asked: "Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature such as self preservation?"
On Nov. 28, 1953, an early morning smash of glass was heard and Armand Pastore, who was the night manager at the Statler Hotel at the time, rushed out the front door.
There sprawled out on the sidewalk of seventh avenue was Olson in his undershirt and shorts. His broken body was bent at a terrible angle and his legs were crushed. Olson had fallen from the 10th floor after crashing through a closed window.
He was still alive and in great pain. Olson tried to mumble something and Pastore couldnít make out what he was saying. By the time an ambulance could arrive, Olson was dead.
Pastore ran up to Olsonís room on the 10th floor.
In the room was man named Robert Lashbrook. He was in the bathroom, sitting on the toilet with his head in his hands. For many years the death of Olson was to remain classified. His death was determined to be a suicide.
The story sounds like a plot taken from an X-files episode where Scientists working on some sort of clandestine biological project wind up disappearing without a trace.
Olson worked on methods of spreading anthrax and other toxins by aerosol ; some of his colleagues were involved in mind control drugs and torture techniques. At the time the CIA was testing "truth serums" and other torture drugs on people that they felt were expendable.
Olson was beginning to have a conscience and was becoming a security risk.
After 22 years of a cover-up, investigations and an exhumation of Olsonís remains show that he was murdered. Olson suffered a blow to the head and was pushed out of the 10th floor window.
In the investigation it has to be noted that two familiar names showed up on Memoís from President Gerald Fordís offices.
The memos were from none other than Dick Cheney, who was a White House assistant at the time, to Donald Rumsfeld, the chief of staff. The memo detailed that any lawsuit served by the Olson family for damages might make it necessary to disclose highly classified national-security information.
While many people question the motives of government officials and speculate on their agendas, it needs to be pointed out that both Rumsfeld and Cheney have this uncanny ability to cover up murders carried out by secret intelligence cabals.
These groups are carrying out intelligence programs whose objectives are murdering those deemed collateral damage. We should pay attention to the stories of the past and notice the methods of the experimentation on human guinea pigs.
The experimentation included the use of drugs, and aerosol spraying of biological weapons. These experiments also dealt with the effects of electromagnetic fields on the human brain.
These experiments have been going on since the 1950ís. By now you would suspect that these clandestine groups have perfected their ability to control an individual to the point where he or she will do their bidding against his or her will and even against fundamental laws of nature such as self preservation.
In the past year Hollywood has released at least two movies that deal with the unconventional "zombie." Zombie movies of the past dealt with Voodoo and the trance like state that is placed upon a "witch doctor" from the bush. Of course other Zombie movies such as Romeroís "Night of the living Dead" deal with an environmental reason for marauding ghouls that walk erratically and consume human brains.
The zombie movies of today arenít really about zombies.
They are about unfortunate souls who are exposed to some plague. Perhaps some biological threat. Movies like "28 Days Later" and James Gunnís take on zombies in the remade "Dawn of the Dead" deal with world wide calamity after some unknown disease infects a human host.
There have been countless other films like the movie "Dream Catcher" and "Cabin Fever" that are cautionary tales about the spread of the unseen plague that turns regular human beings into freakish carriers, spreading death wherever they go.
The movies of the past were fantasy films about the undead, today they are warnings of a future where the infected are quarantined, shot, and disposed of like trash.
In the first eight minutes of the movie "Dawn of the Dead" we see that this mystery illness creeps up on a small area. There is no outward sign that anything is wrong. Then changes begin to happen. A mother and father awaken to find their daughter looking ill. When the father reaches out to her she attacks.
The father gets his throat torn out and eventually collapses. The mother pushes the Daughter outside the room and locks the door.
Then the father rises up and moves in to attack the mother. She narrowly escapes.
Soon it is realized that the plague has spread throughout the country. Little by little civilization deteriorates. People are sick, and the authorities do not know why people are becoming outraged like mad dogs.
Maybe there should be a prequel to Gunnís "Dawn of the Dead" movie, a prequel that dates back to 1953. The Prequel would probably be more frightening because it would be based on true events.
To start this prologue we see Dr. Frank Olson and we turn back the clock to that November night and the conversations he had with the CIA, the agents and the other scientists that were carrying out biological testing. What was it that he regretted? Why was he a security risk?
What horrific experiments were carried out and are we feeling the effects of this testing now?
Perhaps the scientists of that era were working on a way to contain the populace with some sort of plague.
A plague that canít be cured.
The plague enters the bloodstream and later causes brain dysfunction.
Now there will be several variants of the disease, and one can attack the immune system, one can cause brain malfunction, and the others can be targeted to certain types of people.
We then move ahead to 1969 for the Defense Appropriation hearings where we hear that the Pentagon informs Congress that they admit to have violated their own constraints and conducted research on an offensive biological agent that would lead to a world wide scourge an incurable plague.
Dr. Donald MacArthur meets with the Subcommittee and receives $10,000,000 for the development of a "synthetic biological agent", one that attacks and destroys the body's immune system for which no natural immunity could have been acquired.
"Within the next five to ten years, it would probably be possible to make a new infective microorganism which could differ in certain important aspects from any known disease-causing organism. Most important of these is that it might be refractory to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease.
A research program to explore the feasibility of this could be completed in approximately five years at a total cost of $10 million." Indeed, "a disease-causing organism... refractory [resistant] to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease" appeared within "5 to 10 years." --HB 15090, pg 129
In 1979 a new disease emerges called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Later we hear of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus.
Two major viruses that fit the description of what Donald MacArthur envisioned.
The infection has an incubation period of about 8-10 years. After the infection occurs the victim does not appear to be harmed. However the victim is a carrier and can spread the disease during sex. They can also spread it when the victim comes in contact with infected blood. Any open sore or wound that comes in contact with human fluids can be infected.
When you really look at it from a horror movie perspective the whole disease sounds like a manufactured plague created in a Science fiction book. It is similar to the Aliens shown in the popular Ridley Scott movie. If You are exposed to the alienís blood it will burn the skin like acid.
In 1978 Litton Bionetics, a Central Intelligence Agency biological weapons contracting firm developed an interest in Transmissible Viral Dementias. Since the end of World War two it is discovered that Japanese Biologists are studying the effects of Kuru. The United States also shows an interest in Kuru as a Biological weapon. Kuru is a prion that turns the brain into a spongey mass.
Kuru is a disease that is similar to "mad cowí disease. The prions appear as crystal capacitors that are storehouses for energy and they start their work as if intelligently controlled firing little holes into the brain causing the breakdown of faculties.
Some of the opther symptoms include dimentia, rage, coma, and then death.
We now have a new disease to worry about "Mad Cow Disease."
All this time there is worry about the skies above the United States being sprayed from Aircraft. Planes allegedly are spraying the skies with simulants that are supposed to be harmless.
The aircraft responsible have been identified as Boeing KC-135's and Boeing KC-10's. Both big jets are used by the US Air Force for air to air refueling. A Boeing T-43 used for navigation training and mapping may also be involved. The planes are either all white or all black.
As the trails fill the skies, samples are taken in heavily sprayed areas. It is determined that Ethylene dibromide, has been found in the vegetation and in the water.
EDB is a known toxin that can cause Reproductive and other organ damage. It may damage the developing fetus and the male and female reproductive systems. Ethylene Dibromide can affect you when breathed in and by passing through skin.
In August of 1994, bizarre events occurred in the small town of Oakville, Washington. Gelatinous blobs of biological material began to rain down over an area of over 20 square miles during a storm. It happened six times in 1994. It happened again during the third week of June 1997.
The substance that fell had a mushy consistency and smelled like human waste. Members of the town became ill with Flu like symptoms when they came in contact with it. The substance was then sent to a lab for testing. The substance contained human white blood cells.
Three Hundred starlings dropped out of the skies over Tacoma, Washington, suffering blood clots in the heart and lungs. Another bird fall occurred on 23 January 1999, when thousands of blackbirds just fell out of the sky and died. The Incident occurred near Bastrop, Louisiana, about 323 miles north of New Orleans. The falls continued until the 28th of January, leaving residents baffled and disturbed as the hapless birds died slow, painful looking deaths, appearing to have difficulty breathing like many sufferers of "chemtrail" poisoning.
Others claim that the birds were scorched in an electronic flash.
In 1997 The streets of Los Angeles were literally turned into a war zone when two gunmen who botched a Bank robbery started shooting at bystanders, police and police Helicopters. The two suspecst were wearing kevlar so they were expecting a shoot out. They walked the street like geurillas firing on every moving target they saw. The gunman had a cache of Guns and some witnesses say that they walked slowly and some believe that they acted like Zombies, shooting at everything.
The gunmen were eventually killed.
The gun battle was so dangerous and the police were so outgunned that officers went to a nearby gun shop to seek heavier firepower.
The entire shootout was broadcast live on television. One could almost actually see the bullets flying in the air. The suspects covered a four block area in their attempt to evade officers in a mostly residential section.
In 1999 there were gunmen who were hearing voices that told them to kill. There were many of these gunmen who were later found to have psychoptropic drugs in their bodies.
Jan. 14: Di-Kieu Duy, allegedly opens fire in a Salt Lake City office building, killing one person and wounding another. She claims that she keeps hearing a KSL television reporter broadcasting in her head.
April 15: Sergei Babarin, opens fire in the Mormon Family History Library in Salt Lake City, killing two people and wounding four others before police shoot him to death.
April 20: Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, kill people and then themselves at Columbine High in Littleton, Colorado.
May 20: Six students at Heritage High School in Conyers, Ga., are allegedly wounded by T.J. Solomon, a 15-year-old sophomore who fires 14 shots from a .22-caliber rifle and .357-caliber Magnum handgun.
June 11: Joseph Brooks Jr. kills his former psychiatrist and a woman at the doctor's Southfield, Mich., clinic. Four others are wounded before Brooks kills himself.
Sept. 15: A gunman opens fire at a youth rally in a Fort Worth, Texas, at a Christian church, killing seven people and injuring seven before turning the gun on himself and shooting himself in the head.
Human beings are frightened and traumatized at the end of the century. Many worry about the end of the world when the clock strikes 12 midnight on December 31st 1999.
Anxiety, and panic attacks are allegedly being remedied by antidepressants and many people complain that some of the pills actually magnify depression and in some cases rage. Many suicides and murders are linked to the use of these drugs.
September 11th, 2001 the attacks on the United States happen. Planes are flown into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. This is the event that sparks a war between the United States and Afghanistan. The war spills over into Iraq.
The country suffers Mass Post traumatic stress syndrome. People speculate that the president may be a psychopath.
The mental health of the country begins to deteriorate.
Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, a noted psychiatrist poses an explanation that the wave of mental illness in the world may be linked to a virus. Torrey claims that medical records that show a five-fold rise in mental illness since the 18th century. Mental illness, tmeaning schizophrenia, severe manic depression and psychotic depression.
Dr. Torrey claims that between 1840 and 1955, the number of "mentally ill" in the United States soared from 2,561 to 558,922. During that same period, the U.S. rate of mental illness rose from 0. 15 case per 1,000 persons to 3.38 per 1,000.
Torrey says that the best explanation for this trend, is that an unknown infectious agent is responsible for the increase, and possibly other biological factors as well, such as "changes in diet and exposure to toxins." Growing population and urbanization allowed the infectious agent a virus or parasite to spread more rapidly in the densely populated cities.
As I pondered the metaphor of the new Zombie movie and it's significance in the pop culture I noticed a recent article in Fortean times that I found a bit troubling. Scientists are saying that a "collective madness" has spread throughout the Nicaraguan jungle causing frenzied behavior.
In the Miskito region, the Northern jungle of Nicaragua, a new disease called "The Grisi Siknis" has some peculiar symptoms. The victim falls unconscious and in severe cases the victim can fall into a coma. With eyes closed and without warning, the victim flies into a frenzied rage. They exhibit extraordinary strength and sometimes it takes up to four men to restrain them.
Remember, cannibals of New Guinea contracted Kuru and it wound up in our beef. It was monitored by secret Central Intelligence Agency biological weapons firms like Litton. Now Americans are on the scene in Nicaragua to monitor this new disease.
Lately we have been hearing stories about criminals who commit hideous crimes. Stories have surfaced about Cannibal killers in Germany, killers who are seeing Vampires, and family ritual killings.
As I have said before the alleged Zombie Movies of the past dealt with the dead rising from their graves and eating human brains.
The new Zombies are infected with a disease that enrages its victim. They kill whatever gets in the way. Zombies consume everything they come in contact with.
It is becoming more clear to me that cautionary tales such as "Dawn of the Dead" and "28 days later" are allegories for our unexplained rage, voracious appetite for material goods and food, and our potential for becoming rabid, bloodthirsty killers when we seek after these things.
With trends the way they are and from what I see in the Zombie films I am beginning to realize that the base story about the Zombie is changing because we have changed. There is no need to bring a Zombie back to life and have him stumble through a cemetery.
The Zombies are alive and well. The metaphor grabs you by the throat as you choke on your denial.
Americans are the Zombies!
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