Crossing the line for the sake of “democracy”
I have known of these CIA experiments for some time now, but I only learned of them via the printed-page. To actually see video is quite disturbing. They had tried many different drugs before lysergic acid diethylamide — including psilocybin and scopolamine — to produce a truth serum, but ultimately, decided that LSD was the best possible panacea to their goal.
This solution ended up leading nowhere near their intention. What it did accomplish was depression, suicide, and even death by proxy — leaving ruined lives and ruined families in its tailspin.
How are these people any different from Mengele? To infect a man’s mind is far worse than infecting his body. The physical is treatable, whereas the mind just exists.
On a lighter note: check out how awesome ABC’s intro music was at the time. I wish we could get some funk with our news nowadays. Also, this has commercials of the era — which are great as well.