“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Monday, 23 August 2010

CIA chemical warfare cover up exposed.

On the Today programme this morning there was an item about a case of "mass hysteria" in a French village during the 50s. Five people died and others were taken to mental hospitals in straight jackets. At the time it was thought that the incident was caused by ergot contaminated flour at the local bakers but now it is being suggested that the villagers were victims of a CIA experiment in chemical warfare using LSD. Funny that. I mean you never hear about a CIA LSD experiment where a village just sit around smoking and listening to the Beatles White Album, go down the pub later muttering about what brilliant acid that was and not bother going into work the next day.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, weird that. I was at a Reading Concert in the early seventies and I know at least a thousand microdots were sold on the Saturday.The only horrific thing that I remember was the boisterous presence of the Jesus Army in a double decker bus. Oh and warm beer!

Anonymous said...

Missed the thing on Toady but read about the case years ago - ergot poisoning is a lot nastier than a bad acid trip.