This is a post I've been meaning to make for several months now, but hadn't gotten around to it. Now is a good time.
This is what prompted it.
I keep an aquarium in my bedroom. It's a breeding colony. They're just recently getting old enough to start breeding. This means that, every so often, the male will chase all the females around the tank, waving his tail fin in front of them, until one concedes to do the little mating ritual with him. The male is pretty large, so when he starts splashing around in the tank, it's noticeable. And it doesn't happen often.
My computer monitor points towards the aquarium, and away from my bed. I tend to stay up late.
Anyways, one night a few months ago I went to bed late, and turned off the computer like I usually do. Except I must have been really tired, and didn't click properly or something, because the computer didn't actually shut down. I woke up several hours later to the sound of my fish splashing around the tank violently. I realized that the computer was on, with the monitor pointing directly at the tank. So I turned it off and went back to sleep.
Over the next several days, I began to think about the effects this light had on my fish, and what the natural analogue to this would be, and its natural purpose.
That's the preface. But what does this have to do with mind control?
First let's learn about scopolomine, or devil's breath. Scopolamine a naturally-occuring drug, the fruit of a tree from south america, which is claimed to induce a complete zombie mind-control state in whomever is subjected to it. The subject is completely functional, but not in control of their actions, and compliant with any type of suggestion or command.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJGdwI6QApw
The important thing to realize is that this drug, like most drugs, mimics natural hormones
that are released by the body in response to certain stimuli.
One of the most powerful of these external stimuli is the moon. It is the primary regulator of human reproductive hormones, and in fact of almost all animals. This basic fact is embedded in our very language and culture, in "months" as a unit of time, the "honeymoon", "lunacy", "moonstruck", and in the "menstrual" cycle.
Ultimately, the moon is just a bright light, at night. At a time when humans are naturally calm and relaxed, this bright light on a dark background triggers hormones that regulate the human reproductive response. Males become aggressive. Females become susceptible to suggestion.
The evolutionary advantage of this is obvious.
Yet, like any aspect of natural human behavior, this response can be subject to hijacking for ulterior ends, by those with the knowledge to do so. So where else do we find the use of a bright light against a dark background, possibly in order to induce human behavior?Jean-Martin Charcot inducing hypnosis using a magic lantern.
There is currently research going on in the elite military-funded labs (MIT) to produce controlled-release drugs, which can be placed in the body at any time, and which become activated on demand in response to an external stimulus -- light of a particular frequency usually.
In these same labs, there is also research being conducted to create painless needles, which can be used to inject a subject without his or her knowledge.Dark Knight Rises
What rises on a dark night?