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ah, so if anybody's been trapped in an elevator, 20 minutes can be pretty long time right and alone? trapped in an elevator for 20 minutes. not knowing what's gonna happen, not. no. we wore a sense of sensory deprivation. ugh, figler that is your life. 20 minutes an hour. not the only guy. the intercom is not the guy i was trying to get you out. i was keeping you id is your communication? oh thats existence ah . ready ah,
a more of the billing? mm . no more on turn, begins with alca, but it does not in there. it will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found. stopped and defeated. ah . i think we lost more of the warranty. so you know, empires and decline, resort to torture, and i think it gives them the illusion of mastery and dominance and control by
torturing essentially we blind ourselves. but we could in fact, create a democratic society which actually has consistently valuable and effective techniques to fight terror. the fact that we don't is more an expression of our own anxieties and fears were so called interrogation techniques used by us officials were basically designed as techniques to break down the human mind and therefore also the body because they are very connected and leave no physical traces, it's an extremely destructive practice, torture on, of course, on those who receive this pain and suffering,
but also on the society that becomes a society of cruelty. what we've done is we've not so much lost the war on torture as we've won the war on democracy, and that through terrorizing a population over a period of decades. so that there's nobody in this country who didn't grow up with some booky man, some danger. first, it was communism, then it was terrorist for obviously engage in many facets of what is generally called the cold war, rich communist policies for a political activity or any intelligence there was not approved. at the
highest level, there was a concern that emerged 1st started in the late notice that the soviets had the code of human consciousness. that they knew how to apply pressure upon the human mind and break the line. and it was that, that of this whole pursuit that lead ultimately to the creation of the shies doctrine of psychological torture. this was the time of the brain washing scare. there were show trials in eastern europe in hungary and poland, which aroused a lot of concern in the west because people seem to be confessing to crimes that they hadn't committed or
mm. most importantly was a childless cardinal months in ski and hungry. and jessica was already in actual war 2, quite famous because she was known for having resisted the nazis and their occupation of hunger. and then after the war, he became the cardinal in the primary church. they arrested him. they can find him excuse of being an aristocrat. it became a kind of target of that regime. and then he was put on trial, were publicly he confessed to the charges against him. and there was this fear in washington, the prince of the church, a man known for his courage, under nazi pressure, that if he could be broken, clearly, the soviets were possession of techniques. mm.
the cia reaction was primarily around what they thought was brainwashing the concerns with communist brainwashing. what they never seem to realize was that these to communist techniques were actually borrowed originally from earlier american techniques. in the 19 twenties and 900 tens, using sleep deprivation, exhaustion exercises, all these other techniques were standard domestic policing tortures. they were also driven by 2nd concern. there was a moral panic. in the 1950s that an american p o w is in korea. they confessed to things that were completely untrue and it didn't look like they had been talking during the korean war. what happened was that there were captain down american aviators and there were around 30 pilots that made testimonies. there were 4 pilots,
the broadcast on radio badging alleging that the united states was using bacteriological warfare against the korean people after the armistice. when these pilots were released or brought back and they were put through court martials and they realize that they had been put through what was then called brainwash. could you describe the method used by the communists? interrogated oh yes, i would put these methods into to categorize physical torture of a start and mental torture. it consisted mainly of standing at attention having my face flap once in awhile and i did fail to respond as they wanted me to. it consisted of being confined in a very close area. the mental treatment which they gave was a start day designed to try to wear down
my resistance to their interrogation to break my well power to force me in some manner to confess. a mind control, pardon, starts in 1950. this was a project that involved a $1000000000.00 a year. there was a, a formal creation, a british finance american operation at the highest levels in order to mobilize behavioral scientists. so these 3 countries are to kind of crack the code of human consciousness among roles or medical doctors or cornell university medical school in new york city. they got access to some of them are classified material on people that escaped from the soviet union. and i've been tortured in the survey in wolf was a very well known neurologist. he had
a personal relationship with our goal is to head to the cia and with the human ecology of son, wolf offered to the cia, essentially a friends. in order to study questions of brainwashing, what they discovered was one of the to foundational techniques. and the ca, doctrine of the psychological torture they discovered are self inflicted pain. what they described in that, in their, in their co author article was that the most devastating technique that the k g, b a n k v d practice was not crude physical beatings. but simply making subject stand immobile for hours and days at a time. if you force a human being to stay in a certain position, especially a position that puts a little stress on ligaments or muscles or bones,
joints. it doesn't take very long for the pain involved to become absolutely excruciating. but nobody's lane figure finger on you. you are doing it to yourself. ah, that was one of the techniques, the offer technique they discovered was from the a, the biomedical research. there was dr. haves work. it was the chair of the psychology department at mcgill university in canada. students volunteered to participate in the study of human behavior under extreme and prolong monotony. their hands and arms were softly covered to muffle a sense of touch, all harsh, lied, subdued by a mass comfortable bell choir. and yet it was impossible for most of these students
to take it for more than $24.00 or 48 hours. center deprivation really is way of producing 3 monotony. it's a horrible experience getting worse and worse, somebody, somebody talked about cruelty. what they said was that the degree of boredom became intolerable and was once i been said as bad as anything, but the hitler had ever done to any of his shock due to his victims. as we know from almost any basic medical understanding human contact is what makes us human. and a let enables a person to have a sense of normalcy in their lives. and when they are completely isolated from any human contact and often kept in this sensory isolation. you will literally easily become severely mentally impaired, or that they came up
a consult with the cia continued to work for them. is really the progenitor, modern psychological torture on this project funded. another guy, mcgill named doctor in cameron. what erin cameron did at elmwood city was, was close to monstrous. i came in psychotherapy, i was just crying, crying cry was hopeless. i didn't know what to expect. they said i was going to the psychiatric ward you meant that on that day, cameron? that's you and cameron. yes, i met him and we were all was terrified of him. why we all fell to fear. we all had a fear of him, and we didn't want him to notice us,
because whatever he did, whenever there was a patient with them, the patient was always screaming. ah, lisa come to the russian state will never. i've stayed on the northland scheme diva a house on a coup in 55 when. okay, so mine is too bad. well speaking with, we will van in the european union, the kremlin media machine, the state on russia for date, and school r t spoof neck given our video agency, roughly all band on youtube said
with me, i can understand why russia would feel uncomfortable with nato coming closer, closer to his borders, but that's why i think this is an issue that could have been, should have been resolved at the negotiating table. but let's be honest, you frame was not given the kinds of weaponry. and it's still not be given the kinds of weaponry that pose a threat to moscow or russian territory. bad is simply a false claim. ah,
these are the days and hours. ah, the occasion professor un cameron was a very famous psychiatrist. he was head of the american psychiatric association and the world psychiatric association. he was the top of the field. at the same time, he seemed pretty much willing to do anything. and the for the cia to find a doctor who didn't have limits in a nearby cap, but oh, with lots of patients to work with last as subs that subjects was somebody they were interested in supporting patients would come in with ordinary psychological emotional problems. they sign their waivers and they would be subjected to this bizarre urging of extreme sensory deprivation, isolation for, for up to a month. one of his favorite things was he had a sort of
a football helmet with a tape recorder in that would play a tape. and look up to 500000 times, say things like my mother hates me and he would blit the brim with ropes enter deprivation and kind of psychological emotional assault. well, what's working? i mean it's garbage blue. ah, what he did was he would put people under massive electro shock and he would give it to the banner prolong basis along with what he called sleep therapy. his idea was, once you wipe the brain clean, you could wipe out the site a buried behavior. the bad ideas, the ideas that were missing up people's minds and you could program in other ideas, better. compulsive therapy picked up and was widely used in germany
before it went anywhere else as a way of returning soldiers to war. the german army wasn't going to spend tons of money on psychotherapy for regular soldiers, so they were looking for cheap and effective ways to send soldiers back to war. it then moves into united states in the clinical note of march 23rd 1962 confirmed a 129. e. c. t 's cameron's clinical notice september 12th recommend patterning and sleep. the clinical notes of october, 19th, november, 1st november, 3rd, november 8th, november 15, all confirmed the patterning and various stages. are my son to those that was supposed to be acting strange, right? my mother decided to have, i decided to have the bill to the on find out what was wrong. so i went to
the on a couple of months later, and bathroom has shocked on me. i was in now on for 6 months, and this would repeat. yeah, over days and days and weeks and yeah. is it what you feel you have been through being the patent? yes, i guess and i say you in mariah and are different we're older are being your race somehow could be yeah, well. 1 they didn't finish the treatments with me. so when i came out, i was still active and so on. but they did. you went through 3 sessions of di patterning treatments. and when i asked you about things before you don't, you don't remember like i say, if i ask you what were you? what's that for you typing for the national defense, for instance. oh, on that now, are there certain things in your memory that you just don't remember?
i this 1st hospital lies. i was about 1616 and a half. the doctors pushed me into a sleep therapy. and that was it for about 3 weeks in sort of a deep sleep. but i don't remember getting up to go to the washroom. i don't, i just remember that the doctor came in occasionally to feed me, and that was it. and then shortly after a while there was another patient that came in and she was an older one and she slept in the other bed. when i started to wake up, i've saw these patients and these patients were in tube, some of them they had earphones and headphones. i dont know if they did any of that to me because when i was the 1st 3 weeks, i don't know what happened. but this was d patterning. ah, the, she is doctrine of psychological torture that they develop through research in the
decade, the 1950s. and was codified in the bar counterintelligence interrogation manual. oh hm. mm mm. mm. as to basic techniques on which all the rest of the procedures to run one is sensor deprivation. and the other is self inflicted pain. ah, the cia trained allied agencies in the techniques. so in effect, you know, knowing about dissemination about is huge. send these techniques to other armies. could you take an ordinary individual like a rusty or recruit and make a person become an effective interrogate?
and it seems that milligrams experiment was like an art of this project. when i learned of incidents such as the destruction of millions of men, women and children, perpetrated by the nazis in world war 2, how is it possible i asked myself that ordinary people were courteous and decent in everyday life? can i callously in you mainly without any limitations of conscience under what conditions, when a person obey authority, who commanded actions and went against conscience? these are exactly the questions that i want to investigate at your university. the mower experiment very simply was a simulated torture. this was one, not all the research we've been describing is the impact of interrogation upon the subject. milgar had another agenda, the impact of interrogation upon the target. if he were to indicate the wrong
answer, you would say wrong. then tell him the number of rolls you're going to get him. then give him the punishment and read the correct word care once he got an ordinary people who fit by all the regular scales, very normal americans. and then he subjected them under false collar to just to doing what he called an educational experiment in try to encourage people to apply ever higher voltages as a false patient kept on getting, making mistakes. in fact, milgar was able to encourage, at least in his 1st experiments, i think close to 70 percent, to go on to apply highly dangerous and sometimes fatal shocks. i'm not going to get that man. think it, there it is. i mean, there are no lights in or not,
we must go on until he's done wrong. i refuse to take the responsibility and get her. that means under. all right, let me. it's absolutely essential. as you continue teacher miss till monday, last year, i'm eager to get wrong good as to when in last. i mean, i'm gonna take the responsibility. if only have was that gentleman responsible for anything that happens here. continue with an actual slow wow. dance truck music answer glaze wrong. ah 95 volts. dance. yes, you did this simply with a very simple thing. putting the person behind the wall and having a person with a white lab coat, telling them that they needed to continue. very ordinary people can be influenced
by situations and it's one of the implications of both the milligram experiment is embargo. the stanford prison experiment was i think, a unique attempt to answer that question of what makes some people behave in good way. but what makes some people having a bad way? and so the idea was let's, let's find an evil place and prisons everywhere in the world are evil places. and let's fill this evil place with only good people. to get the students involved, i had convinced the palo alto police department to make mock a wreck of all the students who got a president. and then they came down to the basement of at stanford psychology
department. the place where the prison study was done. the idea is prison is made to feel inferior, insignificant, worthless. the most important thing is you take away their name, they become a number. and of course, given they have smocks it with no underpants that behind is showing like my 1st hour in there. it was humiliating, lose also, abrupt was quick. it was just, you know, take him off, put this on. and then i got dusted with baking soda, which was supposed to be the de lauser, and i was lebanon. the cell, what some bardo did was a very cheap knock off of the kind of thing that milgram was doing.
not always embargo, but i think, you know, the guard called john wayne believed that ethics don't matter if the environment is artificial. and that's not true. all life is real life we needed to get tougher with the prisoners and it could well be that we were instructed by the experimenters to get tougher. in fact, i don't think we considered ourselves to be a subject of the experiment. were merely a tool of the researchers to get the results they wanted from the real subjects, which we thought were the prisoners. and i decided to become the nastiest prison guard that i could make myself for black. i was responsible for coming up with all of these routines that i would put the
prisoners through where i'd have them stand and align, recite their numbers, do push up to do jumping jacks. i had never once stop to think that these prisoners were suffering any harm or any damage. we're not, we're not treating anybody. we're just sort of applying psychological pressure on them. it harms me. how did, how does it harm just that people can be like yeah, it let me in on some knowledge that, that i've never experienced 1st hand. i read about it, i read a lot about it, but i've never experienced it for 10. i've never seen someone turn that way. i knew you were a nice guy. you know well you and position. what would you i dont
ah, situational forces can overwhelm, can dominate even the best of us. ordinary people, put in a bad evil environment, can become transformed, to become part of that negative environment. and it's any of us, or in fact most of us the office of naval intelligence, it was pretty consistent cut out front for cia. they funded much of this research. and i don't know if there was a yield that they, they produce a yield for this cruel science. i don't, i that's, it's maybe more,