Among West’s other famous clients was nightclub owner and assassin of Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby. West’s examination of Ruby resulted in Ruby’s diagnosis of mental illness and prescription of psychiatric drugs, which Ruby charged were “poison.” Though West is hailed for helping commute Ruby’s death sentence, Ruby died in prison of cancer two years later, convinced that he was injected with malignant biological material by his captors.
West examined Sirhan Sirhan, alleged assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, and widely suspected of being the victim of a method of brainwashing known as “psychic driving,” a technique made infamous by Dr. Ewen Cameron when he placed patients into long-term comatose states without their consent and played selected phrases continuously to the patient in loops in order to break down psychological barriers to “open the conciousness” of the “subject.”
Drug War and Social Control
The role of drugs in the exercise of political control is also coming under increasing discussion. Control can be through prohibition or supply. The total or even partial prohibition of drugs gives the government considerable leverage for other types of control.
An example would be the selective application of drug laws… against selected
components of the population such as members of certain minority groups or