September 18, 2012
It’s so simple. And everybody knows it.
Mass mind control focuses on two elements: image and feeling.
By linking the two primary elements,
it is possible to short-circuit thought and “cut to the chase,” when it
comes to enlisting the allegiance of huge populations.
Two seemingly unrelated events spurred my interest in mass mind control.
On the evening of April 12, 1945, I listened to a radio report on the death of Franklin D Roosevelt. I was seven years old.
I became upset. I didn’t know why. I was angry at my own reaction.
Forty years later, I pulled into a gas station near my apartment
in West Los Angeles. I got out of my car and took the cap off my gas
tank. I looked to my right and saw Tony Curtis sitting in his car. I was
A few days later, I began making notes
under the heading of “image-emotion cues.” At the time, I had just
started working as a reporter, writing articles for LA Weekly. I knew
next to nothing about mind control, MKULTRA, Soviet psychiatric gulags,
Chinese re-education programs, or US psychological warfare operations.
But because I had been painting for 25 years, I knew something about the power of images.