From the opening of Truthstream Media’s first full-length documentary THE MINDS OF MEN, the general aesthetic — from the narration to the black-and-white appearance to the bizarre imagery — is properly reminiscent of an episode of The Twilight Zone.
Featuring original music and character voicing by Melissa and Aaron Dykes, viewers will learn about the people behind mind-control programs designed and implemented by the military, universities, foundations, elite societies, science and government institutions. THE MINDS OF MEN weaves archival video footage, news clippings, primary research papers, interviews, and analysis into a stunning trove of conclusions about what humanity faces.
As the nearly 4-hour film commences, Part I introduces a chronicle of various experiments on unwitting populations, and the mad science torture methods of breaking down the psyche in an attempt to rewrite the human brain much as one would a computer hard drive.
Viewers might feel like they are completely familiar with projects like the CIA’s MKULTRA, but this well-known program is only used to set the stage. Aaron and Melissa begin to delve deep into the lesser-known subprojects that were developed to create a broad array of tactics and technologies that were tested on many unwitting human beings.
In fact, as the filmmakers expertly document, no one has been off-limits when it comes to military research into the inner workings of the human mind. Psychological, pharmacological and technological trauma was routinely used in tests on military personnel, inmates, hospital patients and even children.
As stated in the film:
The implications for brainwashing, indoctrination, and re-education were staggering.
Part II – Cybernetics covers the establishment of “control and communication in the animal and machine.” Working from the baseline idea that people are fully programmable, the next step along the path toward ultimate control would be to automate the mission. This “man-machine project” introduced the concept of a “neural net,” which we see being developed in a much more advanced form now under the term “neural lace.”
Learning about the origins of robotics and artificial intelligence, all designed to mechanize the human mind, is a solid reminder to be wary of any of the supposed benefits that mind-rewiring technology claims in its modern propaganda.
The dark origins are laid completely bare in what Aaron Dykes calls a “global Manhattan Project for the mind,” which was heavily documented but long since forgotten in publications like Mental Health and World Citizenship. The film continues to connect the dots throughout the evolution of the Internet itself as it was constructed to become a de facto electronic nervous system that the populace is wired into. The potential for behavior modification was seen very early on, even as “new revelations” emerge from social media companies that only now acknowledge this to be part of the built-in design.
Part III – The Brain Doctors looks at many of the people behind mind control systems like the MKULTRA subprojects. Moving beyond behavioral modification, this begins the age of direct mind control via “psychosurgery” with horrific experiments conducted on mental patients. Many of the techniques were rudimentary and brutal precursors to technology we are seeing in the news today, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation. However, today’s news bites don’t properly contextualize the history that the filmmakers have uncovered in the fields of biological control through radio frequency transmitted to implanted electrodes, and testing with microwave radiation (5G anyone?). Worse still is the fact that this testing began on animals, but humans were eventually treated just the same in sanctioned laboratories.
Part IV – The Psychocivilized Society segues from the political turmoil of the 1960s which led to the theory that the behavior of rioting might have a medical cause, even leading some proponents to suggest that political leaders and activists must have some sort of brain disease that should be targeted for correction or prevention. It was an early type of pre-crime notion that sought to identify behavior patterns and the likelihood of violence before any activity had taken place.
What followed was the development of the brain-computer interface and, specifically, the pursuit that specific brainwaves could be eradicated. This is where the concept of violence prediction came about as the combination of psychiatry and social systems began to meld into one overall method for direct control over large populations.
A key interview with Dr. Breggin, MD serves to round out all of what the film presents and is a must-see whistleblower account of someone who saw these systems being built. At the time, Dr. Breggin was a lone voice of reason and ethics; and in the film he appears as a shining light amid the darkness as he recounts horrendous physical and mental abuse that clearly was/is rife at the highest level of these mind control programs.
And this film, too, is a shining light despite its dark overtones. It is a meticulously and comprehensively researched account that is a great service to the public as well as other researchers in bringing into one place all of the dots that need to be connected.
After viewing this documentary, despite our own 15-year investigation into the subject of government mind control, we wholeheartedly agree with Melissa and Aaron’s statement about their personal journey while making this film: You may think you know this story, but we promise you, you don’t.