Jerome Corsi, the Washington bureau chief of Alex Jones’ outlet Infowars, said he suspected that a man who committed suicide outside the White House last week may have been a subject of a 1960s government mind control research program called “MK Ultra.”
Corsi was suspended from his YouTube account last week following YouTube’s efforts to enforce its community guidelines against conspiracy theories and extremist content. When YouTube dropped Corsi’s ban and granted him access to his account days later, he resumed his new habit of spending hours every day in a live stream chat room espousing baseless conspiracy theories while attempting to decode the anonymous postings of “Qanon,” an anonymous author on an 8chan forum board, who conspiracy theorists believe is a member of the Trump administration.
On Sunday, Corsi and his cohort of amateur tea-leaf readers took a brief detour from their normal dissection of “Q” posts to discuss news that a man had committed suicide outside the White House. Law enforcement officials told CNN that the man shot his cell phone before fatally shooting himself and that “incoherent sentences were found in a book recovered on the scene.”
“First of all, we don’t know much about who this guy was. Was he on drugs? Was he psychologically disturbed? Was he under medical treatment? Was he an MK Ultra potential?” Corsi mused.
A fellow participant in the chat using the username “Brain Storm” affirmed Corsi’s MK Ultra suggestion, chiming in, “Ding, ding, ding.”
“Yeah, exactly,” Corsi said. “These are mind-controlled and some switch may go off in his head—voices in his head.”
One chat participant asked why the man who killed himself had shot his cell phone, to which another participant responded that the CIA’s MK Ultra mind control experiments in the 1950s had supposedly proved that cell phones—which were not invented until 1973—could be used for mind control.
“The first thing that occurred to me with shooting the cell phone was the cell phone told him to do something, so he first wanted to kill the cell phone,” Corsi said.
While recounting other shootings that have involved the destruction of electronics, one participant recounted the fact that a man had entered a pizza restaurant in D.C. and fired a gun in response to “Pizzagate”—a conspiracy theory pushed by Infowars and others that alleged a satanic child sex trafficking ring was operating out of the restaurant. Corsi quickly changed the subject back to posts by “Qanon.”
“What ‘Q’ is saying here, for the moment, is that this is another indication and potentially suggesting false flag or suggesting changing narrative or doing something that was an MK [Ultra],” Corsi said. “If this were someone who was triggered to go commit suicide or triggered to do this in front of the White House and it was a threat, it was really a threat to the president or a threat to the security or a test of some kind or other, see how the security would react. It’s still pretty sick that an individual like this would just be throwaway, dispensable.”
Another participant said the situation sounded like the “Jason Bourne” movies, before apparently cracking open a beer can.