“Your work has been a gift to mankind. You shaped the century.”
—Alexander Pierce, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
That something called “MKUltra” existed is not under debate.
But let’s face it: the very name has become part of our “tin foil hat” mainstream lexicon, the use of which sets off “red flags” (if you will excuse the possible pun) every time it’s mentioned as a sort of “crazy-person” fallback talking point.
And yet, MKUltra folklore is inextricably wrapped up with one of the most currently popular characters in movies and comic books: The Winter Soldier.