12 Evil Mind Control Drugs
Narco-analysis was published in 1943, pouring from the pen of J. Steven Horsley. On its heels came the pitch-black idea of drug-supplemented torture and interrogation.
We're talking pure wickedness here; instead of just harming the body interrogators began attacking the mind. Want examples? Here's a few of the most depraved "torture brews" known to man.
1. Sodium Amytal
Sodium Amytal lowers inhibitions, giving the
user mental clarity and the impulse to talk while offering the
interviewer an unobstructed view of the subjects psyche. World War II
was its debut, when interviewers begin using it to work with soldiers
whom refused to talk on account of psychological trauma. Sodium Amytal,
a barbiturate, would force the soldier to relive their wartime
experiences and talk about them with the interviewer.
The peyote cactus can be processed into
Mescaline, a hallucinogen with effects similar to those of LSD. The
Nazis were first to use it during their mind control experiments, and
later on the U.S. Navy gave it a go as a sort of truth serum. Both
experiments failed. The Navy found that information gained from a
psychotic (even when drug-induced) is unreliable. The Nazis found it
impossible to control minds, even with the help of Mescaline.
Amphetamine and methamphetamine turns users into a literal chatterbox … with obvious torture-related benefits. When injected, victims experience an irresistible "push" to talk as their memories and emotions flood the brain. It's been theorized that amphetamines would be perfect for pulling the truth out of subjects that are feigning amnesia or intentionally lying.
Ritalin (or phenidylate) is known for its
anti-depression abilities. What isn't widely known is its ability to
"grease the chatter box", which is an obvious plus for interrogators.
Simultaneously, the experience an "arousal of mood" which is
science-talk meaning that it makes them feel good.
TD, or truth drug, is extracted from the
cannabis plant and injected into food or cigarettes. As the name
suggests, it muffles any sense of prudence so that users talk without
caution. And just like its marijuana sister, interviewees sink into a
state of mirth and are so happy they're willing to talk on just about
Imagine being stuck in that moment of
half-dream/ half-reality you feel right as you wake up and right as you
fall asleep. Now imagine the use somebody like the CIA could get from
trapping you in that state. This is known as "the twilight zone"
technique, and interrogators pump one arm full of a barbiturate (such
as thiopental) and the other full of a stimulant (such as amphetamine),
locking one's psyche into a brain-breaking cycle of waking dreams.
Sodium Pentothal is a barbiturate which, when
not being used as a sedative during prison executions, can be used in
lighter doses as a "truth serum". It doesn't, however, force one into
honest; it only erases discretion and makes truth telling more likely.
Versed is particularly diabolical and slightly frightening. Subjects under the influence feel pain and discomfort fully. But when the drug wears off, all memory of the pain and the torture session itself is purged from the mind. The diabolical a heart might see the potential in using versed along with non-marking torture techniques.
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