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Terror as Trauma Brainwashing

September 26, 2018


Kurt Lewin (1890 - 1947) was a Jewish psychologist,

who pioneered the Tavistock Institute, the Illuminati's 

center for mass brainwashing. He advocated the use of terror 

to induce a passive state in the public. 

(from April 21, 2006)

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

It is more effective to manage society by mind control than by physical coercion. The events of  9-11 and the "war on terror" mostly are exercises in mass brainwashing. 

German psychiatrist Kurt Lewin developed the thinking behind 9-11. In the book "Mind Control World Control" (1997) Jim Keith writes: 

"Lewin is credited with much of the original Tavistock research into mass brainwashing applying the results of repeated trauma and torture [of individuals] in mind control to society at large." 

"If terror can be induced on a widespread basis into a society, Lewin has stated, then society reverts to a tabula rasa, a blank slate, a situation where control can easily be instituted from an external point." 

"Put another way: By the creation of controlled chaos, the populace can be brought to the point where it willingly submits to greater control. Lewin maintained that society must be driven into a state equivalent to an 'early childhood situation.' He termed this societal chaos 'fluidity.'" (Page 44) 

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Elite planners designed Sept. 11 for its shock value. In the aftermath, they were able to impose a security crackdown, a costly military build-up and a war in Afghanistan and Iraq on a stunned population. 

Keith cites a Tavistock researcher Dr. William Sargent author of "Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brain-Washing" (1957): "Various types of beliefs can be implanted after brain function has been sufficiently disturbed by ...deliberately induced fear, anger or excitement." (48) 

This blueprint was laid out long before Sept. 11, 2001. The official story of that tragedy doesn't bear scrutiny. There was no wreckage at the Pentagon. All three buildings were demolished by explosives. Our "leaders" are accomplices to the murder of over 3000 Americans and the destruction of an American icon. The plan is to fold the US into a "world government" controlled by London-based central bankers. Our cultural, economic and political elite is complicit in the ongoing cover-up. 


Most political and cultural events are contrived by the elite for their psychological effect. JFK could have been disposed of in more humane ways. (He had many health problems.) Instead, for its shock value, they shot him down, in Mort Sahls' words, "like a dog in the street."

Jim Keith: "The Kennedy assassination was a British Intelligence, i.e. Tavistock hit, and its purpose was to shock the American consciousness into a near-comatose state for reprogramming, the standard Tavistock modus operandi." (p.143)

The same can be said for the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. It all climaxed with the beatings of demonstrators at the 1968 Chicago Democratic convention. After that, my generation turned inward as we were programmed to do. "Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out" said CIA funded pied piper Timothy Leary.

["I mean who was I supposed to work for, the KGB?" Leary quipped. (Keith p.99) Leary didn't realize that there wasn't a big difference.]

Many young people became "dead heads" after Jerry Garcia's Grateful Dead. Keith writes:

"An FBI internal memo from 1968 mentions the employment of the Grateful Dead as an avenue 'to channel youth dissent and rebellion into more benign and non-threatening directions.' [They] performed a vital service in distracting many young persons into drugs and mysticism, rather than politics." (179)

Keith goes on to document CIA connections to the creation of mind control cults used to create "controlled chaos." These include the Symbionese Liberation Army, Jim Jones, Charles Manson, Scientology, the Unification Church, Son of Sam and Heaven's Gate. The John Lennon assassination also ties in. (183)

To bring the picture up to date, (circa 2006) add the murder of Princess Diana, Columbine, the blowing of the levees in New Orleans, the burning of Black churches, and the bird flu scare. (After 2006, Sandy Hook, Nice, Paris, London, Toronto...the instances of false flag terror are too numerous to mention.) What we have is an ongoing secret war by the central bankers against society, a drumbeat of psychological torture designed to keep society off balance or zoned out.


The most significant thing about our life is that we are victims of elite mind control. We have been trained to be apathetic, trivia-minded and self -absorbed. Apart from the political shocks,  we are hardly aware of the vicious attack on our natural heterosexuality by a psy-op known as "feminism" and homosexuality masquerading as "women's and gay rights." Pretty soon men will be punished for even looking at a woman. 

We get our values, identity, meaning, and love from our family roles. Women were brainwashed to abandon the female role and compete for the male role. A woman who dedicated herself to husband, home and children were stigmatized. This is part of the long-term elite program to eliminate the institutions of marriage and family.

Tavistock Institute has developed such power in the USA, that no one achieves prominence in any field unless he has been trained in behavioral science at Tavistock, or one of its subsidiaries. Tavistock directs hundreds of elite think tanks and corporations in the United States. The degree of elite coordination is breathtaking.

For example, Century 21 has a new ad where a real estate agent is greeting a middle-class Chinese couple arriving to settle in America. The voice-over says something like: "This is the shape of the future. We are agents of change."

Obviously, this ad will not appeal to Americans looking for a realtor. Rather, it conditions them to embrace immigration. Central banker dupes and lackeys have used the term "change agents" to describe themselves for decades. 

Mankind is in the grip of a satanic force and is sinking into a coma. Our "leaders" work for an occult cabal of super-rich perverts and criminals who secretly plot the end of Western Civilization and world tyranny. They see us as animals to be trained or culled. 

The good news is that the animals "owe" them a lot of money for their fiat currency. So if we can tune out their madness, we can relax. The chaos is controlled. Wars are all orchestrated and they love money too much to destroy us, at least not yet.


Related my 9-11 as Trauma Brainwashing     and  The Holocaust as Trauma Brainwashing 

"How the Elite Play God"

and New Orleans: The Strategy for World Government
and John Kerry and the Art of Brainwashing

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Terror as Trauma Brainwashing"

JJ said (September 27, 2018):

Trauma certainly provides governments with many excuses to do their thing and yes, if up to 80% of legislators don't believe an event like 9/11 occurred according to the official story, it still is hard to counter the story because media rules and the remaining 20% are demanding spoiled children. The major form of trauma though does not come from the big events.

I saw an older married couple get on a bus today. The woman was first and making a path for the man. He timidly followed. His timidity does not come from the JFK assassination or 9/11. It comes from two things. First of all it comes from being slapped around by women and minorities for years. Even a bus ride can turn into the ride from hell if a woman or disabled person or minority takes offense at a kindly smile or inadvertent bump on a leg.

The second and more important issue is socialism. After a lifetime of practicing dependence on the government for him and his family, this man is now a dependent. He can't even think for himself. He has no confidence that he can take care of even himself because he never practiced and never had to. This is not the government's fault. This man on his own volition accepted benefit after benefit without thought of the outcome to his character. He might be pissed at his wife or the minorities around him but he's his own worst enemy.

This man should by now be a fully mature man with a great relationship with his wife whom he protects and the support of a large family who loves him. And he should have had years in business practicing leadership skills and developing his potential. With all that behind him he should have got on the bus with a nod of respect from the driver and similar deference from all the passengers. As it is though he's spending all his time apologizing to everyone around him for simply being alive.

BM said (September 26, 2018):

thank you for your work, I found it a few years ago when I started digging and it was a very valuable source to help me navigate the matrix and I know it will be very helpful for others as well.

George said (September 26, 2018):

Henry, I can't say enough good things about your article about Tavistock and terror. You wonder if there may not have been a connection between the choice of Wo
The tabula rasa concept was explicitly stated in Plato's Republic as a basic premise for social engineering. Plato was apparently a homosexual (see the Phaedrus, for instance) and dedicated to the destruction of the nuclear family. Aristotle, his student, was heterosexual and equally emphatic that the nuclear family is the basis for society.

Luis said (September 26, 2018):

Excellent Dr, excellent.
Yeah, I been studying all these mad psychologists of the 20th century and other authors who contributed with kind of blueprints for the future.
Like 'the shock doctrine' by Naomi Klein

all very telling, if you know what I mean.

Jean from Hungary said (April 29, 2006):

Nothing new under the sun.

Then, the banksters lost their control over the Soviet communism and had to create another monster –the German nazism- to fix the problem. This didn`t exactly play down as it was originally planned but the banksters nonetheless had their world war and its benefits in terms of an increased political power over the Western world and the creation of the Israeli stronghold in the Middle-East.

Today, the banksters lost their control over Russia and failed to take control of China. So, they created a monster –the American neo-conservatism- to fix the problem. The plan is probably the destruction of Russia and China in a third world war opposing these to the USA. Then, the European Union, which is now completely controlled by the banksters, would integrate a deadly injured USA as well as the ruins of the rest of the world to make what the high dignitaries of the EU have already announced in a 2004 exhibition in Bruxelles as a planetary empire called „the Union”.

A war against Iran could be the trigger of the third world war but, if it will not happen or not suffice, be sure the banksters have other scenarios ready to be implemented with the help of the puppet politicians they have now in the Western world as well as in the Middle East and, of course, in their Israeli stronghold.

This time, again, the banksters are preparing to massacre many million people on our planet. This time, again, many people are not aware of the real powers and their agenda but, instead, are believing in the necessity of making war against „terrorist” states, against an „axis of evil”. However, thanks to alternative information sources like yours, Henry, more and more people understand they are duped and exploited by a bunch of luciferians. The question is: are we going to be enough to understand before it is too late?

Trey (Speaking of Mind Control) said (April 27, 2006):

i am in fact a University student in Los Angeles. I have been taking a gender studies course throughout the past semester for which this paper is for. As a heterosexual Christian republican it is often difficult to find information that supports my arguments in college! Everyone is on a "progressive" minded rampage to destroy my "outdated" point of view. So i have to say that it has been very nice to discover your website!

Haig said (April 25, 2006):

Adam states that we need to DO something, for the sake of our own character as well as for the external outcome. I agree.

The National-Security-and-Kleptocracy-State is progressing at unbelievable speed. It was around before, but has been accelerated under the neocons. The good news is that most educated people with access to the internet are now aware that the attacks on 9/11 were organized by, or at least allowed by, elements of the U.S. government.

But no one wants to be the lone ranger. No one wants to be ostracized (or die in a plane crash). The irony is that the murderers and traitors are few in number, and when we begin to apply pressure, they will become even fewer, as their allies and collaborators and sycophants abandon them like rats jumping ship.

It is time that all Americans remind officers of the FBI, the military, and all levels of government, that they have taken an oath to preserve and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

All that has to happen to get our miltary officers to do their sworn duty, and arrest traitors and illegal combatants, is for them to know and feel that the American people are with them. For that to happen, all we have to do is to STOP talking about Iraq and impeachment, and START talking about 9/11 and ARRESTS. And the key here is TALKING.

Iraq is not the issue. Lying is not the issue. The issue is treason.

And if in fact treason has taken place, those in positions of authority, who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution, must arrest the traitors, or at least speak out – or else risk becoming themselves accessories to treason.

Elections are not the solution. Impeachment is not the solution. Arrests are the solution.

Americans who love their country must repeat this call, loud and often. We must speak out forcefully. Gradually, the light bulb will go on, that there is a solution - there always is. We are not helpless unless we choose to be. We are the many, and the psychopaths are few.

The first person who points out that the emperor has no clothes, gets laughed at. But in the end, it is the emperor who will get laughed at. All we need to do, is start laughing and pointing, at their lies.

Tell your friends, talk about it in the coffehouse, put it on bumper stickers:

Arrests. Trials and a Truth Commission. Watching the different factions splinter and turn on each other. Rumsfeld and Gonzales getting a tour of Guantanamo. Asset seizures and nationalizations. Freezing their bank accounts, suspending their credit, turning their arrogant minor lackeys into unemployable felons.... Oh, it's going to be fun!

Tell Adam that we have all we need to win. Our voices!

Andrew said (April 25, 2006):

First, I hope you are well and you are enjoying life. We have corresponded before. You may remember me as the madman who occasionally wishes to set up a 'chess board' in matters of same sex people and fe-manism.
I still treat them as bees; if they leave me alone I'll leave them alone.
As to; "It is more effective to manage society by mind control than by physical coercion"; I cannot agree with you more. I'm just glad somebody else sees this. We seem to be living in a verse from a Stephen Stills song.

"Paranoia strikes deep"
"Into you're life it will creep"
"Starts when you're always afraid"
"Step out of line the man will come and take you away"

You cannot read a news paper, listen to radio, or (haven forbid) watch TV news without hearing about some new thing you should be afraid of. The sad thing is this approach seams to work.
I hope you will find this as funny as I did. Over the winter I was told by not 1 but 2 friends that I should get rid of my parakeets as they increase my chances of getting the "dreaded bird flu". They don't seem to understand that if the birds ever got loose outside I am at no greater risk as it will be the last time I ever see them.
If you repeat a lie; or even the party line; enough times it becomes the truth.
Henry, keep up the good work and take care of yourself.

Bryan said (April 25, 2006):

Your mention of "controlled chaos" brought back an experience I had in 1996, when I visited New England. I went to the New Jersey State House
where I saw displayed five sculpted marble tablets, arranged left to right, depicting five historic lawgivers (Confucius, Hammurabi and
Moses are the three I recall) with their names spelled out vertically in English. Two letters in each of the five vertical names were
highlighted in such a way to read "CHAOS" and "ORDER" when read left to right. This may not be easy to visualize, but my point is that "order from chaos" has been the battle cry for the Illuminists from the beginning. "Order from chaos" can also be stated "divide and conquer."

The only picture I could find on the net of the tablets can be found at the following URL. The tablets are in the upper left of the picture,
between the columns, and are too far away to see clearly.

Bruce said (April 24, 2006):

live in the DC area, and about a week
ago I was "watching" the local Spanish station
(I speak very little Spanish).
Well, a Budweiser beer commercial came on
and in one shot, it showed a street sign
that read "Main St."

After a few seconds the letters morphed into
some Spanish name.

I couldn't believe it.

I thought Anheiser-Busch was a "patriotic,"
American company.

I'd bet that the "morphing" has something to
do with this mind control thing, like, what
one is looking at is not what is being seen...

Matt said (April 24, 2006):

Kurt Lewin worked in conjunction with Brig. Gen. John Rawlings Rees, the director the Tavistock Clinic in London, which, since the 1920s, had served as a center of psychological warfare operations of the British Empire. He (Lewin--but also Rensis Likert, and Margaret Mead) was also involved in the planning, design and study of the 'terror' bombings in Europe and Japan during WWII. He thought that the sheer, inhuman terror unleashed in the fire bombings of Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, etc. would have a "desirable" and lasting impact on the surviving German and Japanese populations--totally depressing them and thus making them easy to control after the war ended. Lewin was truly one of the world's most evil and wretched of men.

It is almost beyond belief that Lewin has such an esteemed reputation in the US

Christine said (April 24, 2006):

Yes, I agree with you that the phony "war on terror" is merely mind control. It has struck me that certain gory films, such as "Braveheart," are also designed to induce trauma in the viewer and then mind control.

Having said that, your article reminded me of what happened after 911. At the time I was on a moderated email list. People were panic-stricken, and the Moderator wisely noted that watching TV was upsetting us, and that we would feel better if we stop watching TV and pray the rosary instead.I have found that to be true.

Tom said (April 24, 2006):

Too bad it never works the way they think it should. This is to be expected, of course, because there's no real science behind this kind of 'psychology' at all. Ordinary people have largely figured out what has been going on, and it's all downhill from here on out for the current bad guys.

Carol said (April 24, 2006):

If ‘the elite planners’ were in effect limited to’deliberately induced fear, anger or excitement.’, then it would actually be possible for a segment of the population, to a certain but effective degree, to avoid THE influence.

But given the times and technology at hand, a presentation on this subject could actually be considered ‘fictitious’ if it ignores the phenomena of Electromagnetic manipulation of the masses...since this ‘means’ is much more ‘fool proof’ for the ‘sadistic minded’ and it undoubtedly can bring most targeted peoples,(symbolically) to their knees.


Mark said (April 23, 2006):

it is good to know im not the only person who is not blinded by everything wrong in society that i see is being covered up or is made to
be more acceptable, i was speaking with a baptist minister today and he said if a certain agenda like homosexality is accepted and followed by enough people they can change the laws that protect their lifestyle or
goals, but even if they get away with it that does not make it right,the bridge to destruction is getting wider and most do not see it even
when it is the most visible, thanks mark.

Dan said (April 22, 2006):

About the Tavistock Institute: "Oh, Great and Powerful Oz!"
I heard somewhere that the Egyptians meticulously recorded their public control methods, since only the elite and their minions could read the record, and that the priest caste were chosen in childhood for their abilities to deceive. It's documented that legions of these bureaucrats labored 24/7 coming up ahead of time with ruses and prophecies that the Pharoh might exploit a coming solar or lunar eclipse for a publicity stunt to take credit for such things.

Tavistock is the prototype for the 20th century think tank approach, which was an Illuminati project, deliberately modeled upon the ancient Egyptian Mystery School inside which were flim flam artists and marketing men working round the clock to come up with ways to promote the Elite as Divine and Omnipotent.

Martin said (April 22, 2006):

Hi Henry, Most people, when confronted with the obvious reality that 911 was an inside job, simply close their minds with the thought "Our government wouldn't kill 3000 of its own people just for political or economic gain!" The fear that is driving this denial is the threat to life and limb we are exposed to if elements so powerful as to pull off an atrocity like this are actually in control of our TV news, our congress, our executive branch, our military, etc.. Accepting the enormous amount of power that is necessary for this charade to be successful means accepting that each of us is suddenly at a whole new level of danger in our daily lives. Giving up the security of faith in government requires a whole lot of courage. The truth really does set you free, it's just that the process of opening your eyes can be painful!

However, I think you make a reassuring point at the end of your article, those in power are much to in love with this world to want to see it destroyed in a nuclear Armageddon. We can look back at the Cold War, for instance, and be thankful that neither the USSR or USA launched a preemptive nuclear strike, at least partially because the 'elite' controlled both sides. The manipulation was all they wanted, we are wise if we see through their games and don't go along with their plan. My hat's off to you and all your readers who can manage the fear with the calm knowledge that God is in charge.

Barry said (April 22, 2006):

Excellent. You & Mr Keith have the situation pretty well figured out & are
brave enough to tell the truth!

Adam said (April 22, 2006):

I respect your collumns very much but every week I crave to hear something positive from you, some hope, some reference to how we will emerge from this darkness. You must have heroes from the past or even the present who you hold in great esteem. You must see some way out of this, otherwise why write what you write each week?
Are you waiting for leaders to emerge, emboldenned by the truth? Leaders, those who can mobilize and bring forth constructive, directive action do not just sit at home and write--they DO.

Stewing too long in all this dark knowledge can be very harmful to many if not properly balanced by productive community work. I say community work because merely working on oneself or family is not the antidote for malaise of a suffering humanity. We need more than that. Some deconstrution is a great place to start, but too much of it without the construction will only make problems worse.


I'm afraid there is no quick fix for this situation. I hope for a groundswell to emerge as more people wake up to what is really going on. Hopefully so many people will be 'on to them' that they will have to change their plans.


Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at