Cathy O’Brien has the unfortunate (though not the most unfortunate thing to ever happen to her) of not being believed by even the conspiracy theory community. I’m more sympathetic to her story than most, but I will push back on some facts.
Here is the “tl;dr” version. She was sexually abused by her father from the earliest age and then prostituted out to various high-ranking officials. During that time the CIA used their MK-Ultra tactics on her. The mind-control programmed her brain to deliver messages, etc in the guise of sexual favors to diplomats, presidents, and the like.
While the above is evil and satanic, there is nothing of disbelief. Of course the CIA does stuff like that. I think what gets most people is when she starts naming names. Here are the villains, and after each name I will say how believable it is:
- Ronald Reagan. I’m not sure on this one. On one hand, his wife consorted with witches, and O’Brien admits Reagan never personally harmed her and that Reagan himself was outranked by Deep State agents Cheney and George H.W. Bush.
- Cheney and Bush Sr. Easily believable. Only the most Boomercon Neocon thinks Cheney is a good guy.
- Country Music stars. Undecided. According to her Merle Haggard was a CIA informant. Perhaps, but I don’t think he was sober enough to be reliable. While I have doubts about the actual singers, the country music industry does provide a pipeline of CIA/cocaine activity. Nashville is a powerful hub.
This book is only for the most mature reader, and even then one needs to guard himself with prayer and probably fasting. I knew going in how evil the CIA is, and I knew what MK-ULTRA involved, but even then I wasn’t prepared.
Now for some basic notes on the book:
Mind-control practices within the occult groups (according to survivors adjudged credible and law enforcement officials) have been accredited with bridging the gap between applied science and Shamanism” (Philips and O’Brien 4).
Some of these were close to home for me.
O’Brien: “Cox demanded I become a Mormon in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This was to “prove” that Satan was everywhere-particularly in the Monroe, Louisiana Mormon church where he led occult ritual” (104)
That’s about 8 minutes from my house. Another one was where he serial-killer/Satanist Handler lived in Chatham, LA, where a lot of witchcraft activity happens in those swamps (that’s about 25 minutes from my house; that claim is more or less accurate, though the occult activity moved about 60 miles northeast from Chatham since then).
O’Brien mentions that she was forced to participate in the Bohemian Grove. She doesn’t make as much of it as Alex Jones does. It happened. Happens.
The only factual problem I had was her claim that La. Senator Bennett Johnson told her he was their on the “Philadelphia Experiment” in 1943. While I certainly believe the Philadelphia Experiment is real, I don’t think Johnson was there. Johnson was born in 1932. This would have made him 11 years old. Unlikely he would be privy to a top-secret project.
Unless he actually went back in time in the experiment, but that raises time-travel paradoxes I don’t want to get into.
Responding to the critics
Critics of the book list several counter-factual problems with O’Brien’s account. We’ll see which ones hold water:
- Why didn’t the government sue them for libel? My guess is that the Govt probably didn’t need to. The real evidence was destroyed. Further, you don’t want this to go to court. While the govt would win (because the system is rigged), people will start asking questions.
- Why didn’t the CIA kill them? This is a good objection. As documented the CIA certainly tried. I suppose by the mid-1990s with Libya, Serbia, and Iraq happening, the CIA had bigger fish to fry. We had to transport cocaine and jihadis to Bosnia.
- Do you have any proof about Reagan et al? This is the kicker. The charges against Bush and Cheney are believable, if not common sense. Reagan is a bit different. I’m undecided.
Yet I wonder….
Numerous children go missing every year in Washington DC. Some of this is simply human evil. Yet why is it higher in the Washington DC area?
Everyone wants to quote Ephesians 6 about the nature of our spiritual warfare. And then they get nervous when I point out the dark patterns in American politicsAnd then they get nervous when I point out the dark patterns in American politics.