The CIA Created
The Drug Culture
My Weekend with Timothy Leary

By Henry Makow PhD
In the 1950's, the CIA experimented with LSD for use in interrogation and as a weapon.
In the 1960's they used this weapon to divert idealistic Americans from the path of social action to one of introspection and self-gratification, i.e. "spiritual liberation."
They neutralized my generation by turning angry protesters into "flower children" preaching "peace and love."
The mantra of the age was "Tune in, Turn on and Drop Out". The prophet was psychologist, Dr. Timothy Leary (1920-1996).
Was Leary working for the CIA?
Mark Reibling put this question to the aged guru in 1994 after a speech in Gainesville Florida.
"They never gave me a dime," Leary said with a pained expression, and then avoided his questioner.
If not a CIA agent, Reibling makes a compelling case that Leary was their dupe.
The CIA promotes people who believe in a cause but are unaware they are advancing the New World Order.
Like most intelligence agencies, the CIA does not represent national interests. It was created by British intelligence and serves the London-based central bankers.
The CIA said they sponsored radicals, liberals and leftists as "an alternative to Communism." This is not true. They did it to introduce a different style of Communism.
Behind the rhetorical facade, Communism is monopoly capitalism, controlled by the bankers and administered by the state.
Funds and drugs for Leary's research came from the CIA. In his autobiography, "Flashbacks" (1983), Leary credits Cord Meyer, the CIA executive in charge of funding the lib-left and counterculture with "helping me to understand my political cultural role more clearly."
Elsewhere he says the "Liberal CIA" is the "best mafia you can deal with in the Twentieth Century." (These references are from Reibling's groundbreaking must-read article, "Was Leary a CIA agent?" )
Leary clearly was working for the CIA but thought he was working for himself.
Like Leary we are all dupes.
When I was a child I used to lie in bed at night and read TIME and NEWSWEEK from cover to cover. At the age of 12, I helped organize marches for world hunger relief. At 14, the marches were for Negro Civil Rights.
In 1964, while still concerned with the American Negro, I noticed that I was dancing alone. The party had moved to another room. Vietnam was now the cause celebre. It was as if someone (i.e. the CIA-controlled media) had mysteriously blown a whistle.
I participated in a rising crescendo of anti-war activity until1968. After the gut-wrenching assassinations of King and Robert Kennedy, LBJ's decision not to seek re-election (his CFR handlers told him to go) and the clubbing of protesters at the Democratic Convention in Chicago deflated the anti-war movement.
Then, acting as one like a flock of geese, my generation gave up on social change, became "alienated" and "turned inward." Maybe we needed to change ourselves, we reasoned, before we can change the world. Thanks to the CIA, drugs were plentiful and Leary's mantra was echoed in the mass media.
Although it was another ten years before I tried marijuana, I had experienced the "Summer of Love" hitchhiking across Canada in 1967. Maybe it was time to "hang loose" and focus on personal things. The 1970's became the "Me Decade."
The protest years weren't a complete waste. Before climbing into bed, my first lover made me recount the history of the Vietnam War in detail. She wanted to make sure I "was serious."
My sister and brother-in-law turned me on to marijuana on my 26th birthday. I saw myself as a train ascending a steep grade billowing black smoke. My life was a strain. Marijuana was a revelation. It helped me get "out of myself" and see myself objectively. I took up yoga.
Although I have never experienced LSD, I embraced the utopian vision of Timothy Leary and Aldous Huxley. With considerable justification, they believed that "mind expanding" drugs could provide a genuine visionary experience and release mankind's spiritual potential. In experiments, theology students had life changing revelations; alcoholics were cured. Many cultures have used drugs to promote spirituality for millennia.
In Mexico, Leary took magic mushrooms. The experience convinced him the normal mind was "a static repetitive circuit."
"It was above all and without question the deepest religious experience of my life. I discovered that beauty, revelation, sensuality, the cellular history of the past, God, the devil, all lie inside my body, outside my mind."
This LSD-fuelled vision of utopia was put into practice at the highest levels of the US government. In 1963, Cord Meyer's estranged wife Mary Pinchot Meyers was having an affair with President John F. Kennedy who had embraced LSD. Mary approached Leary for supplies and advice. She and her friends were turning on "some of the most powerful men in Washington."
In Dec. 1963, Meyer called Leary and said they killed JFK because "they couldn't control him anymore. He was changing too fast. They've covered everything up. I'm afraid. Be careful." In Oct. 1964, she was murdered.
I suffered from a serious case of hero worship when I visited Timothy Leary around 1990. I had contacted him through his publisher and he phoned me. I wanted to meet the guru and see if his utopian vision was still alive.
I was disillusioned.
By this time Leary was fixated on the benefits of the "information superhighway." His pantry table was crammed with alcohol. He told me his vision of God was depicted in the last scene in William Gibson's book "Neuromancer."
"At the end of the world, all the information stored in all the computers would rise up into Cyberspace and mingle together." he said. "That's God."
Wonderful, I thought, all those airline reservations mingling together.
At lunch, I tried to remind him of his original vision: using drugs to awaken our spiritual potential and become more God-like in behavior.
"What do you think God is?" he scoffed. "An old man with a beard?"
Prophets sometimes lose their vision. I think this is what happened with Leary.
But he was very generous with his time and hospitality. He was an idealistic dupe like so many of us.
I ferried him around Los Angeles in my rented car. He was appearing in a music video made by an obscure band. He was to earn $300. He lived in a nice house but he was not rich. I took him to see his daughter by his first marriage. She lived in public housing in the valley.
The effects of marijuana and LSD vary wildly. Depending on the individual, the setting and quality, people can have positive or negative experiences.
Similarly the drug culture has been a mixed bag. It has given millions the opportunity to escape the suffocating box of modern materialism and taste their spiritual birthright. It has been a gateway to religion. In my case, it confirmed Christ's message that God is Love.
But too many have given up on protest and social change. They feel that "fighting the darkness" just "brings me down." For me, detachment from the world was a limbo in which I drifted for years. I now believe in the Path of Service. We gain meaning by doing our Creator's work. We become human beings by becoming God's agents large and small.
Our world-view and concerns are totally manipulated by the London-based Masonic bankers through the CIA, mass media and public education. For example, the Iraq War hasn't aroused a protest similar to Vietnam. Why? The answer lies in the treatment by the mass media. The bankers want Iraq to succeed; they wanted Vietnam to fail.
We are marionettes. The environment, fe-manism, diversity, tolerance, you name it. The bankers are pulling our strings. In the case of the drug culture, they made us self absorbed and quiescent. They didn't expect many of us to find God.
It's time to uphold the Divine Order, against the satanic New World Order.
Note: For more information, read "Acid Dreams: The Social History of LSD. CIA, the 60's and Beyond" by Martin Lee and Bruce Shlain.
Also: "Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream" by Jay Stevens.
Henry Makow Ph.D. is the inventor of Scruples and the author of "A Long Way to go for a Date." His articles exposing fem-manism and the New World Order are archived on his site
He welcomes your comments and may post some on his site using first names only.
Alton Raines

Unfortnately, the 'god' most higher-minded people encountered on psychedelic and mind altering drugs popularized in the 60s was nothing more than 'self.' I remember taking LSD and at one point, upon closing my eyes, seeing what I can only describe as the core system of universal substructure -- so complete, so massive, so all encompassing and so beautiful in its perfect geometry that it was, in effect, like seeing the 'face of God.' But what I really saw was the depth, and breadth and height of my very own soul, which I had been schooled in both society and quasi-spiritual-churchianity to believe was more akin to an erect ape with some fundamental math abilities, rather than the very image and likeness of God Himself.
I think it was the startling realization that that infinite, incalculable, unfathomable "it" was not God, was not the supernatural at all -- but was simply the non-dumbed down ME. To realize ones place in the universe as the image and likeness of God, with all its complexities, can either shatter or revolutionize a human psyche depending upon the state at which it enters 'the kingdom'. As the sayig goes, the fire of God is warmth to those who love Him, and hellfire to those to despise Him. It was said of Satan, before his fall, "you fill up the sum of the pattern of all things," and it is this that we inherited when he was cast from God's holy mountain as dung, and dominion was given to man entirely. View that as literal truth or an alegory, either way, it defines our species in proper spiritual terms. As Jesus said, "Have I not said, 'Ye are gods'?" Yes, indeed we are. We are gods with a major flaw, an inherent defect, thanks to our earliest desire to be our own master apart from the wisdom and glory of The Eternal, our Creator.

Leary always struck me as a huckster. He flitted from one obsession to another, dropped acid like it was aspirin and bascially was well on the road to complete burn out by the time he got out of the starting gate. While he scratched around in his politically oriented brain for one utopia after another, I think the majority of people involved in the drug subculture were simply enjoying a good high and hoping to get laid. Shallow, self-serving, incomplete. The flaw of man.
From Steve Davis
Dear Jeff,
Reply To:
I would like to refer readers to this website that documents the adventures of one of America's most rogue CIA agents, Alfred Hubbard, aka Captain Trips. Old hippies have told me that this is important for everyone to learn and try to understand this man because it goes to the heart of what happened and even the current situation.
The whole story of this incredible agent will no doubt never be known, but what seems clear is that he was totally out of control of anyone, and went far beyond what CIA or any Ruling Class Elite wished. Al was the ultimate merry prantster, and everyone who met him was inspired.
Yes is is also well documented that CIA etal did many terrible experiments. MKULTRA etc.
"Could it have been possible that some faction of CIA agents, their typical cold war super-patriot minds blown by acid, indeed flooded the country with LSD, not as part of some plot to forestall change or stifle rebellion, but to encourage it, especially in the aftermath of Kennedy's assassination by their dark counterparts within the agency? It would not be entirely improbable, if we remember Captain Al Hubbard and his plans to foster world peace by turning on world leaders even before Mary Meyer."
These CIA experiments violated Leary's "Two Commandments for the Molecular Age"
1. Thou shalt not alter the consciousness of thy fellow men. 2. Thou shalt not prevent thy fellow man from altering his or her own consciousness.
Apparently these ideas evolved from not only the huge Gov't Crackdown on Pot and "Psychedelics" but from Leary's knowledge of CIA insidious plots against us all. Leary's excellent works still stand not only scientifically, but culturally and for courageous enlightenment, peace and love. As also for Hubbard, history will tell if what he did saved or destroyed the world. They at least tried their best to save it.
What the CIA could not control they obviously tried to destroy, and S.F & Berkeley etc. hippie scenes were almost completely destroyed by Speed and Heroin. There is far more evidence of CIA complicity in Speed, Heroin and Crack Cocaine than in the out of control situations of the late 60's Hippie and Antiwar Culture. The antiwar movement was never weakened by Pot and LSD and was in fact enhanced by it in many ways. The only weakening has been the lost of millions of folks busted for these relatively harmless drugs and the enlargement of the prison planet totalitarian genocidal ruling culture.



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