Part 1: Legalizing Mind Control
by Berit Kjos (September 2003)
“Principles of mental health cannot be successfully furthered in any society unless there is progressive acceptance of the concept of world citizenship."1 The International Congress on Mental Health, 1948.
"...the subject which will be of most importance politically is Mass Psychology.... The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen. As yet there is only one country which has succeeded in creating this politician’s paradise.”2 Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society
Like the mythical Phoenix rising out of its ashes, the United Nations emerged from the fiery devastation of World War 2 as a beacon of light to utopian humanists and their hopeful followers. Within a year after Communist leader Alger Hiss presided over its birth, some of its most powerful agencies had been established. Julian Huxley (brother of Aldous) led the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). And Canadian psychiatrist Brock Chisholm laid the foundation for the World Health Organization (WHO).
The two socialist Director-Generals shared a common vision of a tightly controlled global community, but Dr. Chisholm summarized it best in 1946. Ponder his words, for they exposed a global plan for "peace" designed to conform the "mental health" of all people to his radical mission. Notice the villains in this crusade:
"The responsibility for charting the necessary changes in human behavior rests clearly on the sciences working in that field. Psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, economists, and politicians must face this responsibility....
"Can we identify the reasons why we fight wars...? Many of them are easy to list --prejudice, isolationism, the ability to emotionally and uncritically to believe unreasonable things....
"The only psychological force capable of producing these perversions is morality, the concept of right and wrong... For many generations we have bowed our necks to the yoke of the conviction of sin. We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents, our Sunday and day school teachers....
"...it has long been generally accepted that parents have perfect right to impose any points of view, any lies or fears, superstitions, prejudices, hates, or faith on their defenseless children. It is, however, only recently that it has become a matter of certain knowledge that these things cause neuroses, behavior disorders, emotional disabilities, and failure to develop to a state of emotional maturity which fits one to be a citizen of a democracy....
"Surely the training of children in home and schools should be of at least as great public concern as their vaccination for their own protection.... Individuals who have emotional disabilities of their own, guilts, fears, inferiorities, are certain to project their hates on to others... They are a very real menace... Whatever the cost, we must learn to live in friendliness and peace with... all the people in the world...."
"There is something to be said... for gently putting aside the mistaken old ways of our elders if that is possible. If it cannot be done gently, it may have to be done roughly or even violently.4
Those "poisonous certainties" include all the unchanging truths and values that can't be compromised. That's why Biblical Christianity was -- and continues to be -- incompatible with the world's standards for mental health. Many who refuse to conform to the evolving guidelines for tolerance, inclusiveness, group dialogue and adaptability to the UN plan for "continual change" are facing severe consequences.5 [See "Ban truth, reap tyranny"]
A WHO (World Health Organization) agency named "Nations for Mental Health" was established to guide the national branches of this global network founded by Dr. Chisholm. Its website tells us that "Governments will be assisted to formulate, implement, monitor and evaluate mental health policies...." These “policies should enable all individuals whose mental health is disturbed or whose psychological balance may be compromised to obtain services adapted to their needs, and to promote the optimal development of the mental health of the population."6
Do you wonder how nations will define, measure, monitor and promote "the optimal mental health of the population"? It starts with subtle, even secret, legislation.
Back in 1960, Dr. Lewis Alesen, former surgeon and president of California Medical Association, wrote this timely warning:
"... the proponents of the mental health program have been quick to elaborate a series of legislative proposals.... This is the age-old subterfuge of the collectivist, whose only solution for any problem, be it economic, social or political, is the passage of another law, the imposition of another tax, and the establishment of another bureau."7
He is right. Year after year, new laws that widen the web of surveillance -- and new regulations that ban "hate," "intolerance" and other broad and ambiguous threats to solidarity -- have been building an inescapable framework for control.
"We have a clear blueprint in place," announced Surgeon-General David Satcher at the "National Healthy People Consortium" meeting in 1998.
"...our efforts will be focused on maintaining a system of global health surveillance," he continued. "Healthy People 2010 is the United States' contribution to the World Health Organization's call to the nations of the world to renew their commitment to health for all." 8 [Emphasis added]
On April 29, 2002, President George W. Bush added his support to this massive network by signing an Executive Order with the misleading title, "President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health." It established a commission which bound the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education and Labor together in a common quest for "the desired outcomes of mental health care, which are to attain each individual's maximum level of employment, self-care, interpersonal relationships, and community participation."9 [Emphasis added]
That may sound fine to some of you. After all, mental illness has devastated countless lives and families around the world. But this vast new mental surveillance and remediation program reaches far beyond actual mental illness. Instead of informing tax-payers, its nice-sounding goals and promising titles seem designed to hide the truth, pacify the masses and prevent opposition. In his 1960 book, Mental Robots, Dr. Lewis A. Alesen, described this age-old tactic:
"Most of the almost innumerable books, pamphlets, and other publications issued by the sponsors of the mental health program are purposely and craftily disingenuous, disguising its real and ultimate purpose: ... the ultimate reduction of every individual in this world, except the favored few who conceive of themselves as possessed of an incomparable genius in their ability to direct the affairs of others, into... a common servile obeisance to his master, the State...." 10
President Bush assures us that his new "Freedom Commission" (subtitled "Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America") would "follow the principles of Federalism." Instead, it actually paves the way for an official cradle-to-grave behavioral modification and monitoring system that would turn those wise federalist principles upside-down. To "ensure that its recommendations would promote innovation, flexibility, and accountability at all levels of government" this Commission need only "respect" -- not accept or acknowledge --"the constitutional role of the States." That's not the Federalism guaranteed in our Constitution.11
Eight months after President Bush signed this Executive Order, his new "Freedom Commission on Mental Health" presented its report. Like the Homeland Security Act, the report focused on "prevention". To globalist managers who would conform our thinking to a communitarian ideal, prevention implies a continual program of assessing, monitoring and molding every mind -- before any evidence of "unhealthy" thinking appears. The following excerpts from its "Goal 4: Early Mental Health Screening, Assessment and Referral to Services" presents the persuasive "scientific" evidence needed to gain public support:
"New understanding of the brain indicates that early identification and interventions can sharply improve outcomes and that longer periods of abnormal thoughts and behavior have cumulative effects and can limit capacity for recovery....
"Since children develop rapidly, delivering mental health services and supports early and swiftly is necessary to avoid permanent consequences and to ensure that children are ready for school. Emerging neuroscience highlights the ability of environmental factors to shape brain development and related behavior...
"Early interventions, such as the Nurse-Family Partnership,12 and educational efforts can help a greater number of parents, the public, and providers learn about the importance of the first years of a child's life and how to establish a foundation for healthy social and emotional development."
"A coordinated, national approach to these issues will help eliminate social and emotional barriers to learning.... More effort is needed to heighten public awareness of the developmental requirements for children's social and emotional well-being...." 13
What is meant by "eliminate social and emotional barriers to learning"? Might it include Christian faith and a Biblical view of right and wrong? Or parental objections to government interference?12 Or the constitutional rights that protect religious freedom?
If so, it would match Dr. Chisholm's blueprint for "mental health." You read some of the excerpts earlier. In that 1946 message (quoted earlier), the WHO pioneer asked, "Can such a program of re-education... be charted?"
The answer is yes, and each year brings us closer to this sobering reality.
But we shouldn't be surprised. The Bible describes a time ahead when His people will face unthinkable hatred and persecution from a world government determined to wipe out Biblical Christianity and all other obstacles to its absolute control. When that time comes, there will be only one place to hide: in Jesus Christ. Between now and then, let's pray for God's guidance and seek to awaken as many people as possible to the coming challenges to faith and freedom.
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed.... 'Be still, and know that I am God!" Psalm 46:1-2, 10
1. “Mental Health and World Citizenship,” presented at The International Congress on Mental Health (ICMF), London, 1948. At this conference, the name of the ICMH was changed to World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). Since then, the WFMH has grown into a massive global network. Working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), it has been implementing its agenda through the nations and regions of the world.
2. Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953); page 30.) Cited by Lewis Albert Alesen, Mental Robots (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1960); page 26.
3. Brainwashing in America at http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/brainwashing.html
4. G. Brock Chisholm, "The Re-Establishment of Peacetime Society," Psychiatry, February 1946.
5. Ban truth, reap tyranny at http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/2003/ban-truth.htm
6.Found at the "Nations for Mental Health" website at http://www.who.int/msa/nam/nam6.htm (link now obsolete). We have a copy of the page and will provide more details about this program in Part 3 of this series.
7. Lewis Albert Alesen, Mental Robots (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1960); page 29.
8. David Satcher, MD, National Healthy People Consortium Meeting, November 12, 1998. http://odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/pubs/HP2000/satchconsor.htm
9. Executive Order (April 29, 2002) at http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/04/print/20020429-2.html. This statement also included "Veterans Affairs".
10. Lewis Albert Alesen, Mental Robots (Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1960); page 23.
11. See "Federalism" and "Homeland Security and the Transformation of America." When the Federal Government holds each state "accountable" for meeting top-down "outcomes" determined by the World Health Organization (WHO), it violates the 10th Amendment. Holding the purse strings and setting the standards, it assumes the power to govern the states. Showing "respect" rather than submission to the Constitution, it manipulates both the intention and the rule of the law. Clinton's revised executive order on "Federalism set the stage. It redesigned and redefined the relationship between states and the White House, and the executive branch has been taking full advantage of its new powers.
12. To understand how this "Nurse-Family Partnership" threatens the traditional family and challenges traditional values, read Brave New Schools, Chapter 7. Online at Silencing the Opposition, www.crossroad.to/Books/BraveNewSchools/7-Silencing_Opposition.htm
13. President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, "Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health are in America," Goal 4: E http://www.mentalhealthcommission.gov/reports/FinalReport/FullReport-05.htm