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Cass Sunstein’s Conspiracy Theory: The Tuskegee Experiment theCL 2010-01-20 Conspiracy, Government
Obama Administration Czar Cass Sunstein wrote a paper in 2008 stating that the government should respond to conspiracy theories via "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups."
In other words, Cass Sunstein advocates thought and speech control.
So in light of Sunstein's extremist point of view, I decided to write a series on conspiracy theories that turned out to be true!
Welcome to Cass Sunstein's Conspiracy Theory!
Cass Sunstein’s Conspiracy Theory: Introduction Cass Sunstein’s Conspiracy Theory: Operation Northwoods These are the things Cass Sunstein hopes you never find out.
The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Using Humans as Laboratory Rats
For 40 years ... from 1932 to 1972, the U.S. government conducted an experiment on 399 black men with syphilis. These men were mostly illiterate sharecroppers from one of the poorest counties in Alabama.
The government never told them what disease they were actually suffering from, nor of its seriousness. Instead, the government told them they were being treated for "bad blood." The government and its doctors never had any intention of curing them.
These (black) men were not only given false information about their disease, but were inflicted with dangerous "treatments" as well - while genuine treatment was intentionally withheld. In 1947 for example, when penicillin became the drug of choice for sufferers of syphilis, the United States Public Health Service (PHS) refused to offer it to the 399 "subjects" of their study.
Last Chance for Special Free Treatment!
The men agreed to be studied by the PHS freely, because they had been promised "free" health care and $1,000 in burial insurance. Unfortunately, these unsophisticated and trusting men became pawns in a racist and immoral government conspiracy. James Jones, author of the book Bad Blood, says the Tuskegee Experiment was “the longest non-therapeutic experiment on human beings in medical history.”
At first, the men were prescribed the common syphilis treatments of the day - bismuth, neoarsphenamine, and mercury - but in such small doses that only 3 percent showed any sort of improvement at all. In order to get them to show up for painful and dangerous spinal taps, the PHS doctors sent them propaganda letters stating: “Last Chance for Special Free Treatment!” The U.S. Surgeon General even sent them "certificates of appreciation" after 25 years in the study.
In truth, what the doctors wanted were autopsies ... another fact concealed by the PHS.
The PHS would stop at nothing to keep these men in the dark about the true nature of their disease. When several campaigns to eradicate venereal disease came to Macon County, the men were prevented from participating. When penicillin was discovered as a genuine cure, the men were deliberately denied penicillin. During WWII, 250 of the men registered for the draft and were thus ordered to get treatment for their syphilis. But the PHS got them exempted.
The government carried on this twisted experiment until the story was blown wide-open by Jean Heller on July 25, 1972, when the Washington Evening Star ran this headline on its front page: "Syphilis Patients Died Untreated."
For 40 years, the U.S. Public Health Service has conducted a study in which human guinea pigs, not given proper treatment, have died of syphilis and its side effects. The study was conducted to determine from autopsies what the disease does to the human body.
This is exactly the type of story that deviants in government, like Cass Sunstein, wish to hide in their quest to "respond to conspiracy theories." You see, it's much easier for them if the peasants don't know what their betters are really up to.
Too many others insist conspiracies don't exist as well, claiming it's nothing but "psychotic paranoia" to believe the U.S. government would ever commit such horrendous acts ... a position that's either intellectually naive, or more likely ... dishonest.
To not believe conspiracies exist, is to ignore history, believe that no one acts in collusion, that a politicians DNA makes it impossible for them to do anything wrong, and that no person (especially politicians and government bureaucrats) will do whatever it takes to gain power or manipulate situations for personal gain.
Of course, all conspiracy theories aren't true. But by insisting that conspiracy theories are nuts ... we only condemn ourselves to a life without truth.
U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Remembering Tuskegee LeNoir: Tuskegee Syphilis Study (VIDEO)
Cass Sunstein’s Conspiracy Theory: Operation Northwoods theCL 2010-01-15 Conspiracy, Foreign Policy, Government
Obama Administration Czar Cass Sunstein wants to ban conspiracy theories, even though many turn out to be true. So in honor of Overlord Sunstein's thought and speech control fetish, we're going to look at some wild conspiracy theories that are in fact, true!
Some people can't resist resist a conspiracy theory, no matter how wild it is. If holographic lizard-men are involved, all the better! Others denounce any conspiracy theory as bunk, dangerous, and even unpatriotic. How dare someone challenge the "official" story!
But of course, conspiracies happen all the time. Bernie Madoff, ACORN, Cloward-Piven, global warming, al-Qaeda, the mafia, TARP, "stimulus" ... So while holographic lizard-men from outer-space may be a bit on the insane side, it's every bit as insane to insist that conspiracies don't exist at all!
Are we really to believe no one ever has an alternative agenda? Concerning the government, do we really believe nobody in government lies?
Anyways ... Let's take a look at a conspiracy theory that turned out to be true. A conspiracy so wild, you won't want to believe it!
From 1961, General Lyman L. Lemnitzer and the Joint Chiefs drafted a plan to provoke war with Fidel Castro's Cuba. Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats carrying Cuban refugees, hijacking airplanes, blowing up an American ship, and even carrying out violent terrorist acts in U.S. cities.
America's top military brass were looking for ways to "convince" the American public to support a war to oust Castro. According to the plan, the ends justified U.S. causalities, stating: "We could blow up a U.S. ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba," and, "casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation."
The plan also called for establishing prolonged military control (not democracy) over the island nation after the invasion. All drawn-up at a time when military leaders demanded that the U.S. was too soft on communism.
While I personally haven't found the "9/11 Truthers" evidence convincing, it isn't hard to understand why they think the U.S. government was involved. Operation Northwoods provides solid basis for their fears!
President John F. Kennedy held a number of meetings with Lemnitzer, the Joint Chiefs, and CIA Director Allen Dulles, who pushed a CIA plan for a small-scale invasion by Cuban exiles, hoping to spark a revolution. This of course, is the ill-advised plan which led to the Bay of Pigs.
Kennedy was against it, and ordered the Pentagon to come up with another plan, which they did - Operation Northwoods. This plan
... which had the written approval of the Chairman [Lemnitzer] and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro...." James Bamford, Body of Secrets, p. 82
Luckily, President Kennedy and many in the civilian leadership put a stop to this madness. The scary thing is however, it took 40 years for this information to come out. So who knows what the CIA and Pentagon are up to these days ...
I'm not suggesting they're planning more terrorist attacks on Americans or anything like that, but blind-trust in these tyrants may result in a hefty cost.
And for Cass Sunstein ... Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, Subject: Justification for US Military Intervention in Cuba (TS) U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War With Cuba Operation Northwoods With Protectors Like These....