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The question of legality to control ones behavior is probably as old as the science of philosophy which even predates psychology The Sophists with their advanced intellect came to dominate the early Athenians As proof Gorgias one of the first Sophists with his expert use of persuasion developed the technique of deception making use of psychology and the powers of suggestion Page 34 In more modern times and specifically in the United States the OSS Office of Strategic Services precursor to the CIA developed and perfected the truth drug or truth serum In 1955 under operation code name Midnight Climax the CIA administered LSD to US citizen subjects unknowingly This experiment was sanctioned under the MK-Ultra Project approved by the then DCI Richard Helms Today its being hypothesized that mind control is being widely used at the Vacaville Prison Vacaville is known to house some of the violent vilified criminals of our society Also today various forms of drug therapy are being freely administered to our young vulnerable children especially to children residents of state institutions to control their violent or potential for violence behaviors Are these legal Apparently so but should it be declared illegal acts As outside observers we should be outraged that these acts are being committed However we should also be open to the positive aspects gained from these so called acts On a more personal level while growing up I lived with an aunt who had a mild to moderate form of mental dementia During severe episodes of these attacks shed display violent and destructive sometimes life-threatening behavior During less severe episodes she displayed periods of sleepiness irritability and paranoia While at this young age I remember my grandmother and uncle discussing the shock treatment my aunt received during the violent episodes That was when I first heard the word shock-treatment It took several years but with medical advances and other forms of psychiatric treatment she has
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