Rational Wiki ‘TI’ Section Response, Part 1

This will serve as a start to a response to Rational Wiki’s piece {which changes from time to time; it is a wiki} on so-called Targeted Individuals.

Note: It’s not that I agree with what some TIs’ claims are. It’s that I disagree with how they are being engaged and evaluated. I cannot help but think, prior to the Snowden story breaking, that people would likewise have dismissed average ‘Joe’ being spied upon. While I understand and empathize with the need for proof and documentation, there’s a certain naïveté with regards to other historical programs at Rational Wiki. Additionally, there is a reliance on various points of view {perhaps necessary given it is a collaboration}, some of which adopt a sort of mainstream media worldview while others accept that MSM is riddled with falsehoods. The result is a sort of schizophrenia or MPD of its own, where the arguments change once a particular one is defeated.

For example, “Government doesn’t do this,” except when one shows it does, the bar is moved to, “But they aren’t doing it to you because you aren’t important, merely mentally ill.” Without an agreement on the rules of engagement and a starting point of accepted givens, much of this “debate” is pointless.

INTERESTING FIND – FOIA DENIAL

Ran across this, a Freedom of Information Action denial from 1995 given in 1997. It appears that the National Security and Defense Intelligence Agencies believe that the Russian acoustic psycho-correction technology {see tabs up top for two 1993 articles on same}, were details available to the American public, would “reasonably” do “exceptionally grave damage” to the national security of the United States of America. You can try to make excuses for why this might be the view but the simplest answer is, we are using it. Domestically. As I’ve suggested time and time again, in addition to homegrown voice-to-skull in subliminal mode {also see that tab at top}.

NSA FOIA Denial

Just ask yourself this: Have you ever woken from a dream only to have to dream continue in your head for several minutes? Me neither. Not until this nonsense started. Probably only four or five times that I’m aware of. But I note that the dreams are more of those that one wakes up from frustrated with particular people, mostly former friends, except the dreams don’t seem at all motivated by fears nor do the people seem to be symbolizing anything in particular. It just appears as though these dreams are designed to make me angry with particular people.

Now ask yourself whether or not hypnotic, or perhaps in this case subliminal, suggestion can alter what one dreams about. Seems to me that it can.

The tech exists. The science adds up. This only leaves motive and lack of controls for excuses for rejection of the possibility. How do you know what the motives are? How do you know that the controls, oversight, are working, when we have such a corrupted system to begin with?

This is behavioral modification used in such a way as to be seemingly untraceable. Attempting to ascribe ones own values to a system that demonstrably does not share them doesn’t seem like a good way to move forward, to get at the truth.

The point: Once you can convince someone of a particular narrative, then might that not explain some of the phony/faulty narratives that exist in addition to the possibility that, yes, there is some sort of targeting program?

RESPONSE TO RATIONAL WIKI PART ONE – PREAMBLE

The link is here:

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Targeted_Individuals

I am making a copy since, as previously noted, it changes from time to time.

Probably the first thing that should be said is, there is an expectation that a person who might be targeted by the public and/or private intelligence community must function as:

Their own doctor; a neuroscientist; their own psychiatrist; an investigative journalist; a detective; a physicist; a chemist; a trained covert operative; a Constitutional lawyer; a NATSEC lawyer; a professional magician; a wealthy individual {in order to buy back their representatives from the special corporate interests that own them completely and to receive topnotch healthcare}; political activist; and something along the lines of master yogi or other person capable of being rational while enduring pain and possibly other afflictions.

I don’t think that this is a reasonable expectation. Not even individuals who actually are one of those things are expected to function as all of those. While it is rational to expect the burden of proof to lay on the person making the claims, the possibility that there is any truth to it means that there is a such a wide power differential between the targeted and the targeters that establishment of the truth becomes next to impossible. Occam’s Razor does not apply to waste, fraud, and abuse. If it did, would we have needed an Edward Snowden?

It is also interesting that historian is not on the list.

The second thing relates to what causes certain forms of mental illness, or at least what the latest beliefs as to what causes them are. We are used to thinking of emotional and psychological scarring as something that occurs in the brain, but lately the research is suggesting instead the gut.

Trauma and isolation, as noted in the Cold War brainwashing study CIA conducted, can cause schizophreniclike symptoms. Merely dealing with something shocking and being denied human contact can cause a shock that in turn causes a shift in the balance of bacteria that the body uses for digestion. As a result, the balance of serotonin and dopamine {perhaps others} is disrupted.

We can guess, and it’s a fascinating topic, why and how this came to be from an evolutionary standpoint. An ancient farming community suddenly forced to become feral in order to survive a pack of raging carnivorous marauders, for example, might explain this strange symbiotic relationship.

Torture, solitary confinement, shock and awe…these can all affect mental {gut} health. How would you expect an average person subjected to covert harassment to respond? What would happen to their psychology, their health?

TARGETED INDIVIDUALS SECTION – INTRODUCTION

Rational Wiki notes:

As is to be expected (because paranoid delusions respect no borders), TIs are found around the world—from North America and Western Europe[2][3][4] to Asia.[5]

And of course the United States of America respects borders. In any case, I don’t find this persuasive. Of course other countries would have similar programs. And as Greenwald himself has noted, the CIA station in Rio is considered to be one of the most active in the world. The notion that the US intelligence community doesn’t operate overseas seems silly and not properly thought out.

Next we have an interesting list of things that Rational Wiki says don’t exist:

This all includes: microwaves,[6] “psychotronics”[7] (basically a variety of hypothetical electronic [8] weaponry[9]), secret mind control,[10] actively enforced “gangstalking”,[11] “remote sexual abuse”,[12] surgical insertion of alien implants[Note 2][13] and even reptilian involvement.[Note 3][13

Interesting because some of them provably do and interesting because they put microwave weapons and reptilian {ie, space alien} involvement in the same sentence.

You’ll find press coverage of MEDUSA, a psychotronic weapon, as well as the former President of Honduras making similar claims {in the MICROWAVE section} while in exile on the Mind-Affecting Tech tab up top. You’ll also find the ability to make someone as drunk without the use of any drugs whatsoever under SANGUINE and the US Army confirming via FOIA response that microwaves can be used to mimic that administration of drugs under MICROWAVES. Add to the list of expectations placed upon a target that ability to resist being affected by drugs as prerequisite.

Of course implants are not required for any of this and I agree that there is no space alien involvement. However, convincing people that there is space alien involvement, or that vaccines are dangerous for that matter, is exactly the kind of disinfo that the intelligence community would engage in. According to Snowden, the CIA’s budget some years back was between $14B and $15B while NSA’s was only between $9B and $10B. What do we think CIA does with this money exactly? Save kitties from trees?

Unsurprisingly, most TIs deny that anyone in the movement suffers from mental illness, and many emphatically insist that psychiatric care or medication are actually the vehicles for the malevolent plot(s) directed against them.[1]

While there are undoubtedly people who mean well in the mental health sector and are not in any way involved in a mass conspiracy, it seems again intellectually dishonest to make this statement and not acknowledge three or four things:

Donald Ewen Cameron, former president of both the World Psychiatric and American Psychiatric Associations, conducted horrific experiments for the CIA under MKULTRA in Canada resulting in severely debilitating his subjects. There are many examples of bad mental health practices that didn’t even–so far as I know–have anything to do with CIA dating back further. In general, there seems to be a “we’ve progressed” attitude, despite being bombarded on a daily basis with the same old misconceptions. For example, mixing up what it means to be gay or transgender with what it means to be Speaker of the House and a pedophile. Or the Dominionism/Zionism movements. Does listening to what they have to say, coupled with acknowledging that they have better control over US foreign policy than more rational people do, make you believe we have progressed?

How about the current lawsuit against the two psychiatrists who designed the CIA’s torture program? How about dosing GITMO detainees with five times the normal dosage of mefloquine/Lariam, which is known to cause some schizophrenic symptoms at normal dosage?

Rational does not necessarily mean informed, apparently.

Never heard of the red eye thing. Don’t recall ever having had it either, apart from pink eye I got in Toronto not long after the final “poison lite” episode as mentioned in the previous post.

Before we move on, let’s take a look at a most informative MKULTRA {this was a real program and not made up–perhaps that needs to be said} draft memo, one of the few documents to have survived the director’s destruction order. One can find it in the US Senate {a real organization} report appendix on the CIA’s {also a real organization} program of behavioral modification in 1977 {a real year}.

[document begins]

DRAFT

[deletion]

5 May 1955

A portion of the Research and Development Program of TSS/Chemical Division is devoted to the discovery of the following materials and methods:

1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.

As noted above, means and methods to produce this effect as tracelessly as possible would be of keen interest to Langley. If you can label someone as “crazy,” your work is done because they will never be believed. You can then engage in any behavior desired so long as there are no witnesses.

Next, another quote from Rational Wiki:

”Fibromyalgia, anyone? Cancer? Autism? Rheumatoid Arthritis? Osteo Arthritis? Migraines? MS? Incontinence? Infertility? Strokes? Heart Attacks? Pulmonary dysfunction? Bronchitis? Sudden onset of any disease? Recurring colds and flu? Narcolepsy or insomnia? All this and more, brought to you in Silence by Electronic Warfare weapons, and by covert operatives working quietly in your neighborhood.

—Self-diagnosed TI “Ramola D”[15]

Note, again, TIs are expected to be their own doctors or to go to doctors who are not going to even give the possibility of intelligence community malfeasance any weight at all, usually after the patient has been unemployed and is now destitute. Why is that important? See item 5 from the same memo quoted above:

5. Materials which will produce the signs and symptoms of recognized diseases in a reversible way so that they may be used for malingering, etc.

Making someone believe they have particular diseases. Why? This is key to understanding how CIA really thinks and behaves. It’s malicious, sadistic, and the point is to destroy a person. In fact, one might become poor just trying to deal with phony symptoms that doctors are not prepared to deal with because the likelihood that these people…

Central Intelligence

Look at ’em. So cute with their big johnson

…are up to no good just seems a bridge too far.

Next, the ‘Kernel of Reality’ section. Good to see MKULTRA and COINTELPRO mentioned but the notion scoffed at that they are active today. Again, the chronocentric “we’ve progressed” beyond barbarism despite being exposed to its continued existence is to blame.

Agree on HAARP, however. HAARP was actually a big waste of money and the creator was charged with fraud a few years back. But note the requirement to be have PhD in physics in order to self-diagnose what’s making some feel as though they are being targeted with e-weapons. Really a no-win situation for such a person if they exist.

But, to understate, the TI movement is not characterized by such rational interests and justified fears.

Probably so. They are people desperate to make “it” stop. Whether that is, as Rational Wiki mostly suggests, “merely” mental illness, or something more, it would still seem to me that not making their situation worse would be rational and humanitarian response. Being desirous for pain to stop is a normal reaction among most animals. Being unreasonable about what it is, how to make it stop also seems pretty normal.

Regarding the Snowden documents and the allegations of limited hangout, etc., I’ve discussed this before. I understood, to an extent, the role that NSA plays versus the role that CIA plays, for example, and did not expect mind control, my preferred term brainhacking, or behavioral modification to be part of it. I knew others who did expect it. I understand the disappointment, but it’s apples and oranges, even though surveillance to some extent obviously played a role in COINTELPRO.

Most often missing from discussion of Snowden and CIA is his story about the drunk diplomat. How was it that CIA was there, waiting, to make the diplomat’s DUI charges disappear? Details are sketchy so difficult to say, but see again the Mind-Affecting Technology tab and the SANGUINE section. You might have two drinks and be fine, but get hit with the make ’em drunk weapon, for which the scientific principles have been known for decades, and drive more like you’ve have six cocktails.

JTRIG Section

Think I’ll just distill it all down to this, from the Church/Tower Hearings, Book II: Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans, page 5:

Unsavory and vicious tactics have been employed–including anonymous attempts to break up marriages, break up meetings, ostracize persons from their professionals, and provoke target groups into rivalries that might result in deaths.

Note that it does not say, “Only important people, as determined by rational people among the public, were targeted.” Just like NSA surveillance isn’t limited to it either, though when it is a world leader, there seems to be a lot more outrage about it.

Also, if you think you’re too rational or too smart to be tricked by professional spies, I would invite you to please stop commenting on NATSEC issues. There’s a very large body of knowledge designed to do just that. If you have a copy, please let me know, would love to peruse it.

End Part 1. Coming up, longstanding exemptions to DoJ application law as with regards to CIA, NATSEC excemptions/carveouts to FOIA, and NATSEC human experimentation advise and consent exceptions have all recently been discussed in the public domain. Where’s the outrage?

BBD – There’s Only Bad Guys

Primarily this is a update because I haven’t posted in so long. Also it is the result of a recent experiment though I’m not sure I intended it to be one.

2016 Q1 UPDATE

In January, I applied for a partial disability with Social Security. I had zero income in 2015 and 2016 wasn’t looking much better.

I listed two issues. The first, what I’ve come to refer to as poison light, the series of odd nausea that I experienced first in Kentucky in early 2012 and then once in Toronto that I’ve detailed before. The result is a chronic cough that comes and goes in terms of frequency and intensity and is related somehow to digestion.

The second I referred to as an anxiety disorder due to having to constantly be on guard not ever knowing how and when some form of harassment will be coming my way. It is tiring to have to live this way, but what can one expect when we incessantly elect people who, for example, by their own admission prefer being courted by lobbyists over their previous work as community organizers? Seems we can’t not fall for a good public relations campaign with meaningless one word slogans.

About three days after I applied for the partial disability, the spookspace meter dropped from about a 7 on the 10 scale to a 2. As I noted regarding the visit to Tuscon University to see Chomsky, Snowden and Greenwald discuss privacy, there was very, very little to report. So it was pretty much everywhere else from that point in January until a few days ago. Suspiciously little strangeness apart from the possibly so-subtle that it wasn’t “enemy action” at all. This is the only thing I can call a vacation from it since December of 2009. It was pleasant.

Additionally, two part-time gigs {not enough to get healthcare} fell out of the sky and so my premise of not being employable suddenly fell apart, though not enough to get me out of poverty.

Parallel with this hiatus was something that probably is related but had a very slow fuse on it. In fact, since I don’t yet have an ending for this particular series of events, I don’t want to discuss it in detail just yet. Just let me mention that two times {with a possibly unconfirmed third I was not present for} we had the following memes: transgender and public restrooms. And not really in the way you might expect. Sounds like a typical sort of spookspace nonsense setup to me at this point but it’s really just background noise compared to the main event, which as I said is not yet resolved and therefore no more details for now.

When you have power, budgets, are an unopposed superpower, and have 4 million or so people with security clearances and probably far less than 100,000 terrorists in the world, you have to find something, make something up, just to justify your existence, keep yourselves busy, and start creating a niche for yourself for that cushy private job your will be awarded for, for example, creating the “LGBT terrorist suspicion” sector to go with the immigrant, Muslim, African-American ones that serve the killer clown sector so well.

In any case, it appears we are ending the vacation and in addition to being assaulted with election bullshit I will soon also be back to dealing with having my head messed with by the US intelligence community. It’s been such a joy over the past six-and-a-half years that I can hardly contain myself at the prospect of its continuance.

Post coming regarding engagement of so-called “Targeted Individuals” later today.

A Trip About Privacy

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
― Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“If terrorists are also wizards, we have a bigger problem.”
― Edward Snowden

Yesterday, I took a trip to the Tuscon area. Went up to the top of Mount Lemmon in the early afternoon and went to UA to see Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and Noam Chomsky speak about privacy with Nuala O’Connor of the Center for Democracy and Technology as moderator.

MOUNT LEMMON

Scene of the 2003 fire.

Scene of the 2003 fire.

Howard the Hadrosaur

Obviously, a hadrosaur skull fossil. ‘Eye iz a paleontologist wiht pareidolia.’

I’d regale you with the full photo set, but I recall the “Hell’s Bells” segment from Rod Serling’s Night Gallery episode 15 starring John Astin.

"One person's vacay..."

“One person’s vacay…”

If you make it to the area, I do recommend the trip up the mountain. Also amazing to see so many bicyclists making it up 27 miles or so to an elevation of over 9,000 feet. These people are Olympiads. There are clubs that arrange biking groups, if you are so inclined to try that.

UA, TUSCON

The University of Arizona is a beautiful campus, at least the portions I had time to tour. There’s also a nice, if commercial, pedestrian friendly area just across the street.

I found friendly people there and not as I feared young versions of John “LeGrouch” McCain. And the eye candy… Between the cyclists and the sporty types on this campus, well, I may have been a little distracted on this trip. The guy with an owlbear tattoo over his heart, for example. “Owlwha…?”

Which brings me to the next point. On a personal level, the most notable thing about this trip is how little there is to note. The Spookspace Meter stayed right at zero the entire time. And it’s not like I wasn’t expecting or looking for something to happen. But it didn’t. What may this portend? I may blog about that in a few days if I get my thoughts on it in order. In any case, it was a reminder of what “normal” was like. And I kinda miss normal.

The closest thing, apart from the discussion about privacy itself, regarding subjects normally found on this blog came from a simple question from a police officer doing security at the event. He asked me if I made this myself:

A Conversation on Privacy

I explained that, no, it was from a professor from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences {also involved with this event and a continuing series of speakers on privacy which will begin in October}. She was giving them out for free.

What’s interesting about this question is I think that he was really doing a threat assessment. He was really wondering, “Here’s a guy wearing a baseball cap backwards, looking perhaps a little haggard,” {I brought the hat because I figured some time on top of a mountain was not likely to be kind to the hairdo and I was correct}, “who showed up early and took his seat. May as well see how he reacts to law enforcement.”

But this is exactly how it should be done. Build a rapport. The police and the public are one. All basic law enforcement science, part of what came out of sweeping reforms in the UK in the 19th Century, also known as Peelian Reform, a la Sir Robert Peel. It also works wonders in interrogation. Whereas the Reid Technique and torture will only gum up the works.

A CONVERSATION ON PRIVACY

Noam Chomsky referenced the quote at top as the definition of privacy. I don’t want to delve too deeply into being a target, but this is exactly what is denied you. Regardless of the means and methods, the cause, even being alone in a quiet room does not convey a relaxing effect. It feels as though you are not alone and that the room is anything but quiet. Those who utilize these methods are aware of this and part of the purpose is to destroy the target via these “invisible” means in order to maintain plausible deniability and the illusion that power is limited by law and some sense of morality when the opposite is true.

Some of the things Greenwald and Snowden said they had said before but they bear repeating. If there is a legitimate basis for mass surveillance, then let’s at least let the public know so they can sign off on it.

But there were some shifts in the conversation as well. Added to this was, if we are not informed, then we are ruled from above and not, as democracy is supposed to work, electing people who represent our interests.

They went even further. It has become abundantly clear that the purpose of mass surveillance is not terrorism and to a large extent not even crime. It is because much of, for example the Pentagon Papers, indicate that the public is considered the enemy, that it is hiding things from the public that power spends a lot of time and effort trying to achieve.

When power talks about protecting the nation, what they mean is preserving state power and economic/corporate power. They do not mean protecting the public at large nor the public interests which often run contrary to these former concerns.

I was liking what I was hearing. No more playing the “game” of pretending to, or on good faith actually doing it, take power at its word. This is a huge step in the right direction. I cannot express how frustrating it was, and still is for so many media outlets and people in general, to simply assume power says what it means. It’s a huge waste of time and energy to do so.

Snowden also said, “Privacy is how we know what we think.” This is another way of describing that quiet room. How can you stop, get away from all the influences, if those influences are constantly in your face? Whether watching FOX or CNN, or being glued to Facebook or on that Rightwing Dad mailing list {many of those emails being penned by political operatives no doubt} you cannot, are not, making up your own mind; you are parroting someone else’s opinion without critical thought.

And, really, free will is not quite as free as we’d like to think in the first place per the neuroscience and perhaps even some psychology models. Take away that quiet time and it becomes orders of magnitude less free.

Edward also pointed out the terms we use and why we use them. “Private citizen.” “Public official.” We are supposed to be scrutinizing these people, not the other way around.

And yet... "I have a wide stance."

And yet… “I have a wide stance.”

And, even though they’ve said it before and I’m sure will again and yet often do not get credit for having done so, both Snowden and Greenwald were clear to point out that corporate power is also an issue. For example, the Apple v FBI thing. “Apple did not react the way it did because it suddenly became a privacy advocate; it did it because it’s afraid people will buy some German company’s products instead.” Edward threw up the SilVal timeline slide of when NSA had access to their servers, which of course included Apple and Google.

Which brings me to my only nitpicky criticism of Greenwald for the evening {because I thought the tie was fine, but see again what I said about wearing a baseball cap backwards}. When he told people to “google 2004 Rumsfeld report on terrorism.” I sometimes get prickly over political correctness, especially when it is really nitpicky, but given Google’s status as part of the surveillance state can’t we instead say “Duckduckgo 2004 Rumfeld Report on Terrorism” now?

Chomsy also brought up how lucky we are in the US to have as much openness as we do. While I think, and think he would agree, that we don’t have near enough {Snowden and Greenwald also brought up Chelsea Manning and how one million secret documents being released did not bring the Apocalyptic scenario that pro-classifiers suggest doing so would}, I think he has a point. He means from both FOIA and leaks. Of course I must remind folks about the FOIA reform NATSEC carveouts that may or may not find their way into the final version once the House and Senate versions get reconciled.

But his larger point was we can see, as noted above, power really considers democracy a drag, that the public is enemy number one.

Combine this with the stats on terror attacks–Al Qaeda actually killed fewer people than the IRA, for example–and you can see that someone is trying to cook the books. What are they trying to distract us from? Commercialization of…everything.

Brussels came up and Chomsky said it must at least be worth taking a look at why ISIS claims it is doing what it is doing. If you want terrorism to end, then it would be smart to do so. “And it would work,” he added, to applause. ISIS says it is hitting back for being droned. Pretty simple.

What is perhaps the most strange thing that was said was when Chomsky suggested that good, eg Ivy League, education can lead people to not question authority. That was an astounding thing to note, but pretty clearly true, especially in the UK.

You can read Eric Ortiz’ live blogging of the event for more:

Eric Ortiz, “Live Blog: A Conversation on Privacy With Noam Chomsky, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden,” Truthdig, 25 March 2016:

truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/ live_blog_a_conversation_on_privacy_20160325

Or watch the video on Monday.

Overall I think things are moving in the right direction in terms of the serious dialog. Of course, policy, law, and oversight are other matters, but I’ll take what I can get.

BBD – Random Musings and Munching

Imagine someone offers you some food. You’ve no reason to distrust this person, so, sure, you eat part of what they offered.

Later, they return and ask why you didn’t eat all of it. They also reveal at this point that they actually “re-gifted” the food, that they weren’t the ones who actually bought it, someone else offered it to them but they already had eaten, so…

You feel kinda down. But not that down. You feel kind of like you got just the right amount of down to just…chill.

Until you wonder what might have been in the uneaten portion. Then you laugh.

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BBD – Street Theater II

Recalled a couple more, though I think I covered these before.

Toronto, March 2010. Woman dressed like a gypsy/Roma did the stereotypical crossing herself and staring as if looking at someone cursed.

Not unrelated, the above probably served as a precursor to a pair of audio-only events months later in Minneapolis. In bed but not yet asleep one night in apartment 13 on University Avenue SE, heard crowd of people laughing and howling. Then, probably only a day or two later, sounded like “werewolf sex” in the apartment above.

Note that I checked out books on lycanthrope legends prior to these last two, made notes in a notebook in coffee shops, etc., so my intentions were clear to anyone performing surveillance. A fine argument for privacy, though it appears as though that ship has sailed and sank into some watery abyss.

All seemed to be related to harassment related to intentions of writing a {much longer} short story collection with a werewolf theme I planned to call Very Bad Dogs. At least I learned a bit about ergot, the basis for LSD, from one of the books I checked out.

BBD – Street Theater {Updated}

{19 March 2016 update in bold below, a sixth reason to use the street theater technique}.

Before I delve into the main point, a little reminder and some notes.

When the intelligence community wants to deal with someone who actually works for them, they generally have the non-disclosure agreement as a weapon. As Barry Eisler * has been good enough to point out recently…

Barry Eisler, “On whistleblowers and secrecy: What author Barry Eisler said to a room of ex-intelligence officers,” BoingBoing, 1 March 2016:

https://boingboing.net/2016/03/01/on-whistleblowers-and-secrecy.html

…the oath taken is actually to protect the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic. The “secrecy oath” is a misnomer and it is the conflict between these two things, an oath and an NDA, that tends to get whistleblowers into trouble.

Of course the liberal use of the Espionage Act, used by the Obama administration against whistleblowers more than twice as many times as all other administrations in US history combined, also comes into play. But that’s just another abuse of power on top of the ones typically being exposed.

But the point here is that when dealing with, for example, Thomas Drake, the IC will attempt to mostly use the legal system. Of course there are forms of harassment that come along with that. But for the most part, crippling you financially involves curbing your ability to work due to being investigated and spreading the word so that you’re persona non grata via the poison pen.

What, then, do they do when the target is not actually an employee, but an unwitting asset, in essence a witness to illegal activities? They don’t have that particular sort of direct legal route {with its horrendous side-benefits of guilty-because-being-investigated} to rely on. And they in fact don’t want any attention to the root reason to be noted.

This is to describe just one aspect of harassment that never seems to get any attention. The reason, I think, that it doesn’t get much attention is that it tends to make the person talking about it look mentally ill. Of course, this is the idea.

My intent here is twofold: To discuss one method of harassment and expose it and in case anyone happens to find themselves suddenly experiencing something similar to recognize it for what it is.

* By the way, you should really get a copy of The God’s Eye View and read it. Eisler not only illustrates many of the dangers that mass surveillance of everyone can deliver but the mindset that that kind of power can engender in perhaps once well-meaning people. Plus he has some great notes at the end for further reading.

Onward…

WHAT IS STREET THEATER?

It’s a little play put on by covert operatives as a PSYOP for a target. Sort of something to go along with CIA’s #1 wishlist item for the MKULTRA program perhaps, from the 1955 draft memo:

1. Substances which will promote illogical thinking and impulsiveness to the point where the recipient would be discredited in public.

Though the name implies that Street Theater always happens out in public spaces, this is not always the case.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF STREET THEATER?

Precisely what the desired effects are in every case, I’m not quite certain. Here a few ideas:

1} Simply to confuse the target;

2} Make the target spend a lot of time wondering why anyone would go to to trouble and what it was supposed to mean, perhaps even causing lack of sleep;

3} Make the target doubt their own sanity and spend time and money checking themselves out while discrediting themselves {see also item #5 of the same memo quoted above};

4} Further alienate the target from their friends, family and co-workers {usually the goal in these kinds of ops};

5} Actually part of the overall effort to cause a psychotic break, to literally drive the target insane {in conjunction with surreptitious drugging and other forms of harassment};

6} Make the target afraid to leave her home and to go outside. This is related to the legal definition of torture, which has three requirements, one of which is that the victim must be detained {“in custody”}. Think of it as surreptitious “house arrest.” This makes harassing the target out of public view easier.

WHAT WERE SOME EXAMPLES OF STREET THEATER?

“The Spitter”

The very first one I recall was being alone at what was my and my partner’s condo in Brooklyn. This was probably mid to late December 2009.

I looked out the front window and saw a man emerge from one of those is-it-a-truck-or-a-van type vehicles. I think it was some shade of red or orange, but that sort of darker, metallic shade.

He got out and was carrying a file folder. He looked in the direction of an old church and spit on the ground three times. Then he proceeded in the opposite direction.

Really, I could never quite figure this one out. The spitting at the church thing was perhaps reference to, given the timing, Peter Watts’ status as an atheist. I don’t know.

I’ve also wondered if the man was supposed to be perhaps Mendoza from We Were the Freedom Federation, but he looked very little like the depiction of him in the comic book {I had not yet written the novel}. He had grey hair, whereas Mendoza had jet black hair. This notion was especially humorous once I found out that Alan Moore claims to have seen Constantine twice, which I reckon was MI5 or MI6 having a bit of fun with an author who likes to write about power and its many abuses.

“Guys Like Us”

This is I think the second one. Probably January or February of 2010.

I was waiting outside the Times Square Midtown Comics one morning and decided to grab some cough drops while I was waiting for it to open.

When I went to this Duane Reade…

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…two blocks away. Standing outside were three Asian men. The way that they were standing, all facing the same direction, pretty much motionless, reminded me of the bizarre scene in Spies Like Us with Michael Apted, B.B. King, and Larry Cohen as the “Ace tomato agents.”

I chuckled to myself and went inside. Standing in the very aisle to which I was headed was a fourth Asian gentleman who seemed to be absent-mindedly staring at what was in front of him. I made some noise, stomped my foot and rattled the bag of cough drops and he didn’t react.

At that point I knew I was being messed with, but didn’t know by whom. I was guessing it was not in fact the Chinese.

Then, when I returned to the corner of 7th and 40th Street, I saw yet a fifth Asian man come walking quickly around the corner, holding one of those common paper napkins to his face and sort of muttering as if in pain. Then, from around the corner, came a man generally of Peter Watts’ height, build, and general description. He was walking with arms exaggeratedly bowed, like Popeye, but was wearing something akin to what one typically saw Jacques Cousteau wearing.

Who do you tell about this? What do you tell them?

I think those were the only two pure Street Theater events I witnessed. There were some variants, but those are more akin to harassment or other forms of PSYOP like doppelgangers, which I’ve covered before, or people being rude in order to provoke an outburst.

Then, of course, there was The Case of the Fidgety Korean where the goals were a bit clearer.

CONCLUSION

While this may seem harmless and overall kind of amusing {I certainly laughed at it at the time}, it is done in tandem with many other methods, such as the target being drugged and while the target’s life is being dismantled. My sometimes used description of covert operatives as evil clowns did not happen in a vacuum. I would also note that one of the drugs, or the drug, used tends to make colors bolder, light brighter, sound louder, and movements seem more dramatic. This may be a sixth, or related to the fifth purpose detailed above; at some point it may become impossible for the target to be able to tell the difference between a covert operative engaging in street theater and a random person moving their hands, arms, etc.

Also, this was a precursor to a living hell and the goal was my eventual ruin, attempting to drive me to violence either against myself or others. I’ve covered the whys and what-elses of all that before so I won’t reiterate that for this post.

However, I will say again that this is how the US government, and likely other private organizations, conduct their affairs. This is what it spends time and effort doing. I just kinda gotta question that even if it makes me sound like a small-government libertarian. Doesn’t the fact that this happened make Obama seem like a small-government libertarian? Why do it at all unless you want people to hate government?

No doubt things would be just as bad or worse under a Corporatocracy, at least for those who haven’t been directly screwed yet. I have trouble seeing much difference.

Anthrax and Matt DeHart

Matt DeHart has agreed to seven and a half years in prison…

Adrian Humphreys, “Matt DeHart, the hacktivist who was refused asylum in Canada, sentenced in U.S. on child porn charges,” National Post, 22 February 2016:

nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/world/matt-dehart-the-hacktivist-who-was-refused-asylum-in-canada-sentenced-in-u-s-on-child-porn-charges

…rather than face the prospect of 40 years for that which many government employees don’t ever even have charges brought up against them. Not even when they use work computers to do it and those in the photos are much younger.

Bryan Bender, “Pentagon lagged on pursuing porn cases,” Boston.com, 5 January 2011:

boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2011/01/05/pentagon_lagged_on_pursuing_porn_cases/

{Note: There are several more articles along these lines. May dig them up and add them later}.

This is because it’s not about that, of course. It’s about the Amerithrax terror attacks. Yes, the subsequent to 9/11 terror attacks that occurred while George W. Bush was in office but which none or few Republican candidates for President seem to be able to recall. And sometimes the memories of their allies are even worse, even when those allies couldn’t stop saying 9/11 over and over again for personal gain.

The question any rational person would ask is, “Well, Chris, if CIA is responsible for the anthrax attacks, how does that fit with the narrative that Bruce Ivins did it?”

I’m glad you asked. Because this is the kind of thing I’ve explained over and over and I just don’t ever get tired of talking about it. And I never, ever will.

BACKGROUND – FBI TERROR STING OPERATIONS

FBI pays its informants up to $100,000 for each “assignment” completed.

Trevor Aaronson, “Inside the Terror Factory,” Mother Jones, 11 January 2013:

motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/terror-factory-fbi-trevor-aaronson-book

The tactics involved range from first selecting people who are either mentally ill or challenged, and sometimes even physically unable to perform that which they are brought up on charges for. Next, they are separated from whatever form of support network they may have. Fired from their jobs, estranged from loved ones, now the informant has their complete attention and the target can more easily be incited and has lots more free time to buy parts from other FBI informants and listen to the plans that the informants have come up with. Psychologically, this is similar to how cults work. This all works best after many months of surveillance to find the target’s weak points, psychological triggers, and other details so as to make their lives so artificially hellish that blowing themselves up is preferable to listening to one more word that the informant has to say. *

But how did CIA pull off something similar with a career biologist who worked at Fort Detrick?

THE COLD WAR – FRANK OLSON

First, if you have not already done so, you may want to familiarize yourself with another Fort Detrick scientist, Frank Olson. The work there was joint US Army and CIA, mostly on biological and chemical weapons and their applications on the battle field and in covert operations.

In the early 1950s, Olson witnessed MI6 killing some UK soldiers while testing a nerve agent. He did what was expected of him and reported his misgivings to a government psychiatrist. The CIA boss of the operation, Sidney Gottlieb, called an isolated weekend meetup where Olson and others were drugged. They were told it was LSD mixed with liquor, but Olson alone may have been given something else or something in addition to that from a duplicate flask.

Olson’s emotional and psychological state deteriorated, resulting in his death by flying through the window of his hotel.

MODERN DAY TRACELESS TERROR AND BRUCE IVINS

Replace the FBI informants with a PSYOPs team, so that a target like Ivins doesn’t realize he has anyone intentionally trying to alter his behavior at all. Replace being mentally ill or challenged with being drugged, more like Olson. Replace the meetings with informants explaining the targets and methods to be used with either voice-to-skull or something like acoustic psycho-correction.

Same psychological tricks, different methods, similar results. Except of course instead of adding to FBI’s yearly quota…

Jenna McLaughlin, “FBI Won’t Explain Its Bizarre New Way of Measuring Its Success Fighting Terror, Intercept, 18 February 2016:

https://theintercept.com/2016/02/18/fbi-wont-explain-its-bizarre-new-way-of-measuring-its-success-fighting-terror/

…you add to the public’s outrage and support for wars such as the invasion of Iraq.

Pretty simple once you realize that human beings are a lot easier to hack, especially when they don’t know that they are being hacked, than we prefer to think. The drugs and surreptitious frustrations make it easier to accomplish. The tech exists and has for decades, check the citations.

* This is possibly enhanced by watching Chuck Todd and Wolf Blitzer, though I know of no studies done to confirm this as yet.

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