A Theater of Inhumanity: Controlling Dissent in the 1960s & 70s ​

A new podcast episode for Indelible, a documentary in progress for the week of July 7, 2018.

A discussion on methods and groups used in the U.S. to quash dissent through a deadly type of theater, where former inmates served as charismatic leaders and authorities seemed to feel little remorse regarding the loss or destruction of innocent lives.

Discussion includes:

  • How diversions are created for researchers using online resources and how this has changed how we vet information and find reliable sources of news events.
  • How a type of theater is created to change public perception, and how it has evolved since the 1970’s.
  • The three major forms of theater used to quash dissent in the late 1960s and 1970s:
  • Theater to control the perception of dissenting groups.
  • Theater to control the perception of hippies as a personality type.
  • Theater to control the perception of alternative food resources.
  • The use of inmates both in prison and those released as leaders in these efforts.
  • The victims of these efforts, including those in poverty who were merely seen as disposable lives. This includes the former kids targeted and trained with military methods and strategies as young teens.
  • An update on the civil case of one of these kids, still in prison today.
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