The Making of a Monster: We’re All Lab Rats in the Government’s Secret Experiments

by | Apr 3, 2019 | Headline News | 28 comments

Do you LOVE America?


    This article was originally published by John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute

    “But these weren’t the kind of monsters that had tentacles and rotting skin, the kind a seven-year-old might be able to wrap his mind around—they were monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don’t recognize them for what they are until it’s too late.” — Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    The U.S. government, in its pursuit of so-called monsters, has itself become a monster.

    This is not a new development, nor is it a revelation.

    This is a government that has in recent decades unleashed untold horrors upon the world—including its own citizenry—in the name of global conquest, the acquisition of greater wealth, scientific experimentation, and technological advances, all packaged in the guise of the greater good.

    Mind you, there is no greater good when the government is involved. There is only greater greed for money and power.

    Unfortunately, the public has become so easily distracted by the political spectacle coming out of Washington, DC, that they are altogether oblivious to the grisly experiments, barbaric behavior and inhumane conditions that have become synonymous with the U.S. government.

    These horrors are being meted out against humans and animals alike.

    It’s heartbreaking enough when you hear about police shooting family dogs that pose no threat—beloved pets that are “guilty” of little more than barking, or wagging a tag, or racing towards them in greeting—at an alarming rate somewhere in the vicinity of 500 dogs a day.

    What I’m about to share goes beyond heartbreaking to horrifying.

    For instance, did you know that the U.S. government has been buying hundreds of dogs and cats from “Asian meat markets” as part of a gruesome experiment into food-borne illnesses? The cannibalistic experiments involve killing cats and dogs purchased from Colombia, Brazil, Vietnam, China and Ethiopia, and then feeding the dead remains to laboratory kittens, bred in government laboratories for the express purpose of being infected with a disease and then killed.

    It gets more gruesome.

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has been removing parts of dogs’ brains to see how it affects their breathing; applying electrodes to dogs’ spinal cords (before and after severing them) to see how it impacts their cough reflexes; and implanting pacemakers in dogs’ hearts and then inducing them to have heart attacks (before draining their blood). All of the laboratory dogs are killed during the course of these experiments.

    It’s not just animals that are being treated like lab rats by government agencies.

    “We the people” have also become the police state’s guinea pigs: to be caged, branded, experimented upon without our knowledge or consent, and then conveniently discarded and left to suffer from the after-effects.

    Back in 2017, FEMA “inadvertently” exposed nearly 10,000 firefighters, paramedics and other responders to a deadly form of ricin during simulated bioterrorism response sessions. In 2015, it was discovered that an Army lab had been “mistakenly” shipping deadly anthrax to labs and defense contractors for a decade.

    While these particular incidents have been dismissed as “accidents,” you don’t have to dig very deep or go very back in the nation’s history to uncover numerous cases in which the government deliberately conducted secret experiments on an unsuspecting populace—citizens and noncitizens alike—making healthy people sick by spraying them with chemicals, injecting them with infectious diseases and exposing them to airborne toxins.

    At the time, the government reasoned that it was legitimate to experiment on people who did not have full rights in society such as prisoners, mental patients, and poor blacks.

    In Alabama, for example, 600 black men with syphilis were allowed to suffer without proper medical treatment in order to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis. In California, older prisoners had testicles from livestock and from recently executed convicts implanted in them to test their virility. In Connecticut, mental patients were injected with hepatitis.

    In Maryland, sleeping prisoners had a pandemic flu virus sprayed up their noses. In Georgia, two dozen “volunteering” prison inmates had gonorrhea bacteria pumped directly into their urinary tracts through the penis. In Michigan, male patients at an insane asylum were exposed to the flu after first being injected with an experimental flu vaccine. In Minnesota, 11 public service employee “volunteers” were injected with malaria, then starved for five days.

    In New York, dying patients had cancer cells introduced into their systems. In Ohio, over 100 inmates were injected with live cancer cells. Also in New York, prisoners at a reformatory prison were also split into two groups to determine how a deadly stomach virus was spread: the first group was made to swallow an unfiltered stool suspension, while the second group merely breathed in germs sprayed into the air. And in Staten Island, children with mental retardation were given hepatitis orally and by injection to see if they could then be cured.

    As the Associated Press reports, “The late 1940s and 1950s saw huge growth in the U.S. pharmaceutical and health care industries, accompanied by a boom in prisoner experiments funded by both the government and corporations. By the 1960s, at least half the states allowed prisoners to be used as medical guinea pigs … because they were cheaper than chimpanzees.”

    Moreover, “Some of these studies, mostly from the 1940s to the ’60s, apparently were never covered by news media. Others were reported at the time, but the focus was on the promise of enduring new cures, while glossing over how test subjects were treated.”

    Media blackouts, propaganda, spin. Sound familiar?

    How many government incursions into our freedoms have been blacked out, buried under “entertainment” news headlines, or spun in such a way as to suggest that anyone voicing a word of caution is paranoid or conspiratorial?

    Unfortunately, these incidents are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the atrocities the government has inflicted on an unsuspecting populace in the name of secret experimentation.

    For instance, there was the U.S. military’s secret race-based testing of mustard gas on more than 60,000 enlisted men. As NPR reports, “All of the World War II experiments with mustard gas were done in secret and weren’t recorded on the subjects’ official military records. Most do not have proof of what they went through. They received no follow-up health care or monitoring of any kind. And they were sworn to secrecy about the tests under threat of dishonorable discharge and military prison time, leaving some unable to receive adequate medical treatment for their injuries, because they couldn’t tell doctors what happened to them.”

    And then there was the CIA’s MKULTRA program in which hundreds of unsuspecting American civilians and military personnel were dosed with LSD, some having the hallucinogenic drug slipped into their drinks at the beach, in city bars, at restaurants. As Time reports, “before the documentation and other facts of the program were made public, those who talked of it were frequently dismissed as being psychotic.”

    Now one might argue that this is all ancient history and that the government today is different from the government of yesteryear, but has the U.S. government really changed?

    Has the government become any more humane, any more respectful of the rights of the citizenry?

    Has it become any more transparent or willing to abide by the rule of law? Has it become any more truthful about its activities? Has it become any more cognizant of its appointed role as a guardian of our rights?

    Or has the government simply hunkered down and hidden its nefarious acts and dastardly experiments under layers of secrecy, legalism and obfuscations? Has it not become wilier, more slippery, more difficult to pin down?

    Having mastered the Orwellian art of Doublespeak and followed the Huxleyan blueprint for distraction and diversion, are we not dealing with a government that is simply craftier and more conniving that it used to be?

    Consider this: after revelations about the government’s experiments spanning the 20th century spawned outrage, the government began looking for human guinea pigs in other countries, where “clinical trials could be done more cheaply and with fewer rules.”

    In Guatemala, prisoners and patients at a mental hospital were infected with syphilis, “apparently to test whether penicillin could prevent some sexually transmitted disease.” In Uganda, U.S.-funded doctors “failed to give the AIDS drug AZT to all the HIV-infected pregnant women in a study… even though it would have protected their newborns.” Meanwhile, in Nigeria, children with meningitis were used to test an antibiotic named Trovan. Eleven children died and many others were left disabled.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Case in point: back in 2016, it was announced that scientists working for the Department of Homeland Security would begin releasing various gases and particles on crowded subway platforms as part of an experiment aimed at testing bioterror airflow in New York subways.

    The government insisted that the gases released into the subways by the DHS were nontoxic and did not pose a health risk. It’s in our best interests, they said, to understand how quickly a chemical or biological terrorist attack might spread. And look how cool the technology is—said the government cheerleaders—that scientists can use something called DNATrax to track the movement of microscopic substances in air and food. (Imagine the kinds of surveillance that could be carried out by the government using trackable airborne microscopic substances you breathe in or ingest.)

    Mind you, this is the same government that in 1949 sprayed bacteria into the Pentagon’s air handling system, then the world’s largest office building. In 1950, special ops forces sprayed bacteria from Navy ships off the coast of Norfolk and San Francisco, in the latter case exposing all of the city’s 800,000 residents.

    In 1953, government operatives staged “mock” anthrax attacks on St. Louis, Minneapolis, and Winnipeg using generators placed on top of cars. Local governments were reportedly told that “‘invisible smokescreen[s]’ were being deployed to mask the city on enemy radar.” Later experiments covered territory as wide-ranging as Ohio to Texas and Michigan to Kansas.

    In 1965, the government’s experiments in bioterror took aim at Washington’s National Airport, followed by a 1966 experiment in which army scientists exposed a million subway NYC passengers to airborne bacteria that causes food poisoning.

    And this is the same government that has taken every bit of technology sold to us as being in our best interests—GPS devices, surveillance, nonlethal weapons, etc.—and used it against us, to track, control and trap us.

    So, no, I don’t think the government’s ethics have changed much over the years. It’s just taken its nefarious programs undercover.

    The question remains: why is the government doing this? The answer is always the same: money, power and total domination.

    It’s the same answer no matter which totalitarian regime is in power.

    The mindset driving these programs has, appropriately, been likened to that of Nazi doctors experimenting on Jews. As the Holocaust Museum recounts, Nazi physicians “conducted painful and often deadly experiments on thousands of concentration camp prisoners without their consent.”

    The Nazi’s unethical experiments ran the gamut from freezing experiments using prisoners to find an effective treatment for hypothermia, tests to determine the maximum altitude for parachuting out of a plane, injecting prisoners with malaria, typhus, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, yellow fever, and infectious hepatitis, exposing prisoners to phosgene and mustard gas, and mass sterilization experiments.

    The horrors being meted out against the American people can be traced back, in a direct line, to the horrors meted out in Nazi laboratories. In fact, following the second World War, the U.S. government recruited many of Hitler’s employees, adopted his protocols, embraced his mindset about law and order and experimentation, and implemented his tactics in incremental steps.

    Sounds far-fetched, you say? Read on. It’s all documented.

    As historian Robert Gellately recounts, the Nazi police state was initially so admired for its efficiency and order by the world powers of the day that J. Edgar Hoover, then-head of the FBI, actually sent one of his right-hand men, Edmund Patrick Coffey, to Berlin in January 1938 at the invitation of Germany’s secret police, the Gestapo.

    The FBI was so impressed with the Nazi regime that, according to the New York Times, in the decades after World War II, the FBI, along with other government agencies, aggressively recruited at least a thousand Nazis, including some of Hitler’s highest henchmen.

    All told, thousands of Nazi collaborators—including the head of a Nazi concentration camp, among others—were given secret visas and brought to America by way of Project Paperclip. Subsequently, they were hired on as spies, informants and scientific advisers, and then camouflaged to ensure that their true identities and ties to Hitler’s holocaust machine would remain unknown. All the while, thousands of Jewish refugees were refused entry visas to the U.S. on the grounds that it could threaten national security.

    Adding further insult to injury, American taxpayers have been paying to keep these ex-Nazis on the U.S. government’s payroll ever since. And in true Gestapo fashion, anyone who has dared to blow the whistle on the FBI’s illicit Nazi ties has found himself spied upon, intimidated, harassed and labeled a threat to national security.

    As if the government’s covert, taxpayer-funded employment of Nazis after World War II wasn’t bad enough, U.S. government agencies—the FBI, CIA and the military—have since fully embraced many of the Nazi’s well-honed policing tactics, and have used them repeatedly against American citizens.

    It’s certainly easy to denounce the full-frontal horrors carried out by the scientific and medical community within a despotic regime such as Nazi Germany, but what do you do when it’s your own government that claims to be a champion of human rights all the while allowing its agents to engage in the foulest, bases and most despicable acts of torture, abuse and experimentation?

    When all is said and done, this is not a government that has our best interests at heart.

    This is not a government that values us.

    Perhaps the answer lies in The Third Man, Carol Reed’s influential 1949 film starring Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles. In the film, set in a post-WW II Vienna, rogue war profiteer Harry Lime has come to view human carnage with a callous indifference, unconcerned that the diluted penicillin he’s been trafficking underground has resulted in the tortured deaths of young children.

    Challenged by his old friend Holly Martins to consider the consequences of his actions, Lime responds, “In these days, old man, nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don’t, so why should we?

    “Have you ever seen any of your victims?” asks Martins.

    “Victims?” responds Limes, as he looks down from the top of a Ferris wheel onto a populace reduced to mere dots on the ground. “Look down there. Tell me. Would you really feel any pity if one of those dots stopped moving forever? If I offered you twenty thousand pounds for every dot that stopped, would you really, old man, tell me to keep my money, or would you calculate how many dots you could afford to spare? Free of income tax, old man. Free of income tax — the only way you can save money nowadays.”

    As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, this is how the U.S. government sees us, too, when it looks down upon us from its lofty perch.

    To the powers-that-be, the rest of us are insignificant specks, faceless dots on the ground.

    To the architects of the American police state, we are not worthy or vested with inherent rights. This is how the government can justify treating us like economic units to be bought and sold and traded, or caged rats to be experimented upon and discarded when we’ve outgrown our usefulness.

    To those who call the shots in the halls of government, “we the people” are merely the means to an end.

    “We the people”—who think, who reason, who take a stand, who resist, who demand to be treated with dignity and care, who believe in freedom and justice for all—have become obsolete, undervalued citizens of a totalitarian state that, in the words of Rod Serling, “has patterned itself after every dictator who has ever planted the ripping imprint of a boot on the pages of history since the beginning of time. It has refinements, technological advances, and a more sophisticated approach to the destruction of human freedom.”

    In this sense, we are all Romney Wordsworth, the condemned man in Serling’s Twilight Zone episode “The Obsolete Man.”

    The Obsolete Man” speaks to the dangers of a government that views people as expendable once they have outgrown their usefulness to the State. Yet—and here’s the kicker—this is where the government through its monstrous inhumanity also becomes obsolete. As Serling noted in his original script for “The Obsolete Man,” “Any state, any entity, any ideology which fails to recognize the worth, the dignity, the rights of Man…that state is obsolete.

    How do you defeat a monster? You start by recognizing the monster for what it is.


    Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People  (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at Whitehead can be contacted at [email protected].


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      1. You defeat a monster by becoming the monster… once furious patriots view the corrupt politicians as obsolete and also dangerous as they now are then we will begin exterminating them.. their day is coming and they won’t be ready for the tidal wave of fury that is coming

        • I absolutely agree that the “trash desperately needs to be taken out” but most folks are way too damn lazy to do anything and it just sickens me how the masses sit back with the way this country is and how the Gov’t is such an out of control ape but no one does anything…Nothing at all is done. Zero. It just blows my god damned mind. By the time anyone decided hey, I/we better do something, guess what – it will be way too damn late and they are all screwed and headed for the camps or the cattle cars with the chains and cuffs waiting for their dumb asses.

      2. Well that article was nice and cheerie. This is the damnedest mess I’ve ever seen. Got millions of scum illegals here and millions on the way bring diseases also. The fucking traitors that are allowing this need to be killed and their bodies put on display some damn where.

        • I’d of rather just see the buzzards picking at them while they lay out in the desert sun unable to move after being hobbled.

        • “Well, that article was nice and cheerie.”

          yes it wasn’t.

          wish I’d not stopped by while I had my breakfast.

          I’ll have to find something to override this article while I go out and plant my potatoes.

      3. Obsolete man.
        Remember that the elite have for a long time viewed the masses as nothing more than resource wasters – get rid of 95% of us is their stated goal.
        With AI gaining in strength – it will not be long.
        Oh bye the way this is why they want your guns so badly

        I am thinking a controlled highly communicable (air borne) deadly bio chemical pandemic
        The elite have the antidote
        Have a nice day!

        • It’s simpler than that: they’re poisoning what we eat and drink. The elite know to look for the word “organic” to avoid be poisoned. What’s that, you can’t afford to only eat organic food? Well, that’s the point, to make sure the riff-raff don’t get the good stuff.

          • Montana,

            Thanks for the link.
            Mr. Brandon’s fatal flaw is he is stuck on an old version of AI – I call it the forth generation or expert systems- He calls it algorithmic automation.

            i am afraid he is way way behind the curve – True Ai is NOT algorithmic – it is a all knowing – self learning – It will even have human emotions and other qualities.
            Robots will be making their own decedents – In the future Humanoids will look and act like you and me- The only difference will be they will have a biological AI brain and can not reproduce. – And yes it is very scary but just like all innovations if man can imagine it it will happen and is

      4. Hitler and the Nazi’s were guilty of crimes, but they are in no way any worse than the crimes of anybody else.

        Trotskyist crimes in Russia were far worse than anything the Nazi’s committed.

        Eugenic Scientists came from the United States to start up the Eugenics program in Germany.

        Hitler was on the front page of People Magazine as “Man of The Year”. And Isreal uses the same Nuremberg Laws of racial purity to determine whether or not someone may marry or even enter the Country. In fact, by some accounts, the Nuremberg Laws for racial purity were a collaboration between Jews and Germans, not an unwanted imposition.

        The problems arise because of a mental condition known as psychopathy, which affects people of all levels of social and intellectual standing.

        Read about the early 20th Century case of two rich high IQ murderers who killed a rich Jewish 14 year old as an experiment, for demonstrating their superiority, as an experience and for the thrill of the kill. The killers, Loeb and Strauss were also Jews, I believe (not sure).

        At the same time, Jews were taking over Russia and in America, the banking system. The sinking of the Titanic and the creation of the Jewish Federal Reserve Debt scam.

        Jews are not just innocent victims all the time, but they have a successful strategy convincing people to never confront them because their claim to victimhood is so all encompassing.

        In the end, it can not be denied that there has been way to much suffering “on all sides”.


        • HP: I have never liked a single one of the vile, no good, arrogant, rude, shit bags! Too bad Adolf did not wipe them off of the face of this worthless planet.

      5. John Whitehead must be one of them thar trolls. He tells the truth about the dirty deeds done by the US to people at home and abroad because they are psychopaths and sociopaths and they don’t give a fuck about anyone else but themselves and their power and money. And it’s been that way for at least as long as you’ve been alive.

        USA! USA! USA! Pfffft…

        • Actually, it began over a century ago. We are just watching the end-game play out.

      6. Hey John you forget to mention the government releasing low level radiation for decades somewhere in Washington state (Hanover, I think) to test the effects of low level radiation on the populous. Lots of people got cancer there.Your tax dollars at work…..

      7. Sell-outs have to fulfill their end of the bargain. Or else.

      8. Hell is knocking on your door.
        Hell is on your doorstep.
        And you have out a “Welcome” mat.

        Cell phone-5g-Siri-Alexa-new cars full of snitch gear cameras etc.
        You sheep spend your own money, go in debt, to be bugged?
        WTF? You welcome these beasts in your home?

        AI-Robots-So called “smart cities” surviellance grid.
        Your brainwashed children embrace this dangerous idiocy.

        This government is insane.
        This society has become insane.
        Tech obsessed phone zombies is all you see in public areas. Heads down in screens. Always walking out in front of your vehicle, they NEVER look before crossing in front of a MOVING vehicle. Phone zombies. This is Amerikka. DARPA at work. 5g coming to you, Cooking your insides and altering dna. They are building a interlinked microwave. You are what’s for dinner.

        • Anon, I haven’t been on here for a bit and saw your comment about Newton, Kansas some articles back.Blew my mind ! Just want to tell you I believe you.I lived in that hell-hole of a town for five years in the early-mid 1980’s,moved away when I was 20.They murdered my friend’s Dad in that jail…he was not a bad guy,but had a drinking problem and was doing a year in the county over a D.U.I. and was known for raising hell the whole time he was in there.Three days before he was supposed to be released he supposedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a holding cell. Yeah, right.That town has always been bad news, in the 1880’s it was nicknamed Newton Bloody Newton as an average of one person a day was mowed down in a gun fight !

          • Rock Roller,
            Condolences to you for your loss. Difficult when a friend has been murdered by the state. Must be painful for you, even though time passed. Again condolences.

            Best to you

            • Thanks Anon Best to you to.

        • “This society has become insane.”

          ain’t it the truth !

          that “starlette” was signing autographs on her way into court to answer charges of being a liar and a cheater. (admission scandal)

      9. You need to understand this.
        Good info.
        3 April 2019, there were chem trails over Dallas, Texas.
        Found this info.
        Does anyone have good actionable info on topic?

        go to YouTube. Look up this video:
        “WOODWARDTV PRESENTS: WARNING SIGNS/ What You Need To Know About The Future Of Our Planet”

        WoodWardTV, youtube channel.

      10. Ok…so who wants to do the monster mash??? ??

      11. The federal government is evil. God will serve it justice but in His time. We need to walk away from Sodom. But we are clingers, to Trump, to Republicans, to our easy lives.

        We so-called patriots may have hundreds of millions of guns and tons of ammo but do we have anything we will fight for?

      12. I don’t want to initiate a fight with them. We need to walk away. If they pursue us, then we fight.

        • AI-Robots-Drones-FLIR-Sattelites, will be used to hunt you down.

          Not sure if anyone is aware that Russia has initiated “Dead Man’s Hand.” Too complicated to explain here.
          But this is bad. Fate of the Planet might hinge on 1980’s Russian technology. That was inoperable for over a decade? Look it up on YouTube, “Russian Deadman’s Hand”.
          Dead Man’s Hand is a nightmare, right out of bad science fiction.

          – China troops now in Venuzuela.
          – Russia troops in Venuzuela.
          (Those troops, Spetnaz, could blend in with migrant hordes currently invading USA. Extreme national security threat.)
          – USA troops in Venuzuela.

          Precarious. Three nuclear powers squabbeling at one location.

          China has brought online a missle system, to target USA carriers from 1000 miles out.
          F-35 stealth practicing full turret bomb load launches from USA carriers. Beast Mode is what we called it, To hit/kill everything. Remember: Carriers also have specials/nukes.

          War against multiple opponents in multiple theaters always a challenge. China already has arms/men stationed all along Panama canal. If you wake up and some BS story about Panama canal problem. Get to your shelter/BOL, ASAP.

          What enemy will do. Your indicators to run, if possible.
          – EMP, then lights go out. One air burst nuke over central USA.
          – Sattelites will be hit. Communicationss down. No GPS.
          Panama Canal hit/closed.

          Then it gets real bad. Here are two movies that might show you some of the bad. Both underestimate reality though.
          -The Day After (1983)
          -The Road

          What do you hear in “news”?
          USA news media talks about dirty old man grabbing ass. News blackout on real world happenings.

          Capt. used to say:
          “Convergence of seemingly unrelated yet entertwined events are predicators of REAL problems at hand.”
          “Get affairs in order ASAP, say your goodbyes.”
          “Be ready to ship out within the hour.”
          He Always called it right, before orders came down.

          I hope I am overreacting and wrong about everything. But I see dark clouds. Storm ahead? What do you think?

      13. Keep voting and expect the same results. The ultimate fakeout that keeps the tyranny rolling.

      14. Americans are the “mushroom people”. We’re kept in the dark and fed a constant diet of sh*t. When we’re ready, they pick us off.

      15. Not too long ago John wrote an article called “I’m Not Breaking Up with America, and Neither Should You” (link ) which contained a hopeful message.

        The above message, not so hopeful. Is it any wonder with all the horrific obscenities taking place in this country every day?

        John Whitehall runs the Rutherford Institute, for many a year now, and his work has been and continues to be, noble and steadfast. I admire him very much, both for his work and his bravery in speaking the truth about important matters.

        Sounds like he has hit the wall with it all – and I can totally understand why. It is a deeply dark world, run by evil, evil people.

        1 Corinthians 15:19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

        It’s the greater hope that keeps me going; I pray for you, too.

        John Whitehead: Keep fighting the good fight, brother.

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