By By Aaron and Melissa Dykes
“The Minds of Men” is a 3+ year investigation into the experimentation, art, and practice of social engineering and mind control during the Cold War – a mind-bending journey into the past that gives startling insight into the world we are living in today.
Very, very good but very, very long. It should have been significantly edited down – e.g. the shots of the tormented monkeys over and over again. Breggin’s Toxic Psychiatry is very good and his rejection of ‘mental illness’ and his reasons for doing so also excellent but I found his use of his facial features as he spoke very irritating (manipulative). When the experiments at McGill university were closed the same experimentation began (in my belief were continued) at Chelmsford Hospital in NSW – which charge I have never heard or read made in the later commission investigation into the hospital. Bailey, the director, killed himself and two or three other doctors involved were investigated but were not charged. A friend had lived with a man who had been in Chelmsford and he told me how that man’s life had been destroyed by the totalitarians who had control of him. There are power-drunk maniacs galore in the medical profession. Seeing so many (always in their pristine coats or pretty little gowns and face-masks) in this documentary doesn’t surprise me at all.