“A “truth serum” is a colloquial name for any of a range psychoactive medications used to obtain information from subjects who are unable or unwilling to provide it otherwise. They are not used to obtain evidence but to get information about evidence. Any information from the truth serum report is corroborated by further investigation. They are lawfully and productively used in investigation in select civil and all criminal cases and the evaluation of psychotic patients in the practice of psychiatry. That application was first documented by Dr. William Bleckwenn in 1930, and it still has selected uses today. In the latter context, the controlled administration of intravenous hypnotic medications is called “narcosynthesis” or “narcoanalysis.” It may be used to procure diagnostically—or therapeutically—vital information, and to provide patients with a functional respite from catatonia or mania.”
The use of so called truth serums has been a staple for decades in Hollywood movies-in being such I’m inclined to believe the efficacy of it is overstated, but I’m not an expert in these matters and make no claim of being an authority.
What I do know, and is known, is that Leonard Peltier expressed a desire to subject Annie Mae Aquash to a chemical interrogation employing such a medium.
I imagine he felt it was a brilliant and imaginative display of a mental acuity he was totally lacking.
Peltier wasn’t known as being on the cutting edge of intelligence by his associates-in fact he was given the nick name Dumb as Dirt-that says a great deal.
But thinkers were never what the AIM leadership looked to surround themselves with-they wanted those a little lower down on the evolutionary scale. Those with the remnants of that Neanderthal DNA, easily manipulated, strangers to critical thought, and willing to follow orders rather than to make intelligent decisions.
Bullies and thugs make the perfect candidate-put a gun in their hand, tell them they’re a tough guy, or better yet a “warrior” and they’re in nirvana.
They’re yours-you own them, and they see their highest calling to be of service to their master- they’re not looking to be alphas, they merely want inclusion in the pack.
Bullies and thugs don’t think, they react, and that was the fatal flaw that led Peltier to assume he personally was threatened when Williams and Coler arrived on the scene looking for Jimmy Eagle.
This limited intellect and reactionary thug attitude led Peltier to assume that the agents were coming to arrest him for a Wisconsin warrant he was on the run from, and led to what can only be characterized as the execution of Williams and Coler.
As we’ve seen over the years Peltier isn’t capable of defending himself from a legal viewpoint-often tripping over his own lies, and so it has been left to others to create and maintain the facade of innocent victim.
But the truth being onerous they too trip over the lies, and of recent had to publicly acknowledge that the cobbled together alibi of Mr.X did it was in fact one of those lies.
The obvious question that should arise would be what other lies have been told in the attempted makeover from Dumb as Dirt to “hero”, “warrior”, and kind elderly grandfather who only wants to mentor the nations youth?
Since according to the Wiki article “truth serum” is used in the field of psychiatry to procure “vital information” maybe Peltier should consider such a procedure to prove his “innocence”, or at least get transferred to a psych ward and perhaps gain release from there.