The 1960’s Counterculture Was Controlled from the Top, with Jay Dyer

My guest this week is Jay Dyer. Jay runs one of the largest podcasts in our space as well as being the author of “Esoteric Hollywood” volumes one and two. He is known for his deep analysis of Hollywood, geopolitics, and culture. His graduate work focused on psychological warfare and film. In this episode, Jay and I get into the non-organic, controlled-from-the-top nature of the 1960’s “counterculture” that so many people still think was a grassroots freedom expression. Jay discusses the multiple figures that had CIA ties, military intelligence ties, elite global ties, and so on. From Hollywood to LSD to the music business and from Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles to the Haight Ashbury scene in San Francisco, much of the movement was steered from the top.

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