Or, “How Dare You Change the Subject, Mr. Bond?”
In passing, let me relate one organized stalking phenomenon that generally does not help those targeted by it. In a similar fashion to mistaking technology and tricks available to DoD/CIA/NSA/FBI, private subcontractors, and oligarchs for being so advanced that it simply must involve the aid of some advanced alien civilization, they fall for a trick using mass media. As has been shown before, CIA and British intelligence have hired magicians in the past in order to solve specific problems, like how to slip someone a drug or how to fool the Nazis into thinking there’s a massive buildup of troops and military vehicles and planes where there is none and hiding the real one. This latter not only was a real part of WWII history, but the novel and film Eye of the Needle centered around it:
But what I mean for these people, some targeted for a reason and others for simple target practice, is the idea that something on the news, in movies or tv shows, or song lyrics, were written/said/presented for the target specifically. Though it would not surprise me if on occasion that is actually done, most of the time it’s a trick of the mind turning on itself as a result of the isolation and trauma, surreptitious drugging, electronic assault, or some combination.
I was lucky early on when, around February of 2010, I picked up a book of Harvard poetry from the 1910s and laughed as it seemed as though some of it applied so well to me. The secretly applied drugs, hypnotic suggestion, or something else I can’t nail down, I don’t know. But it is a trick, whatever the direct cause and they are aware of it. I tend to lean towards drug-induced “brain fart” since that may be what inspired Jung regarding his obsession with synchronicity.
In any case, one of the intentional side effects designed to undermine credibility.
But, that’s not the main point. The main point is the opposite, except not being aimed at one person but rather as the guerrilla warfare manual suggests, everyone.
During the Cold War, Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels were contraband in the Soviet Union. LeCarre has discussed this more than a few times: there’s a double-edged sword at work. On the one hand, you seduce Russian youth with visions of easy sex, fast cars, fine foods and liquor…you know, “freedom.” On the other, LeCarre pointed out, such a real spy would quickly become dependent on those “perks” and quickly work for whichever side offers the best of all those things.
Move to today. Hello, private intelligence community revolving door. Not only the Top Secret America contractors, who actively pursue getting around the Constitution whenever possible, but serve the Oligarchy often at the expense of the 99%. And perhaps worse where the rise of radical theocrats endorse murder of people with whom they.disagree on lifestyle–right out of Congress’ COINTELPRO report by the way–but also radical jihadis and neonazis. Not to mention the varied attempts to radicalize via Alex Jones, etc. that I’ve mentioned before.
So it is strange to note that we went from this obvious anti-multinational corporate fascism:
To making leaks, Wikileaks, and Julian Assange the villains:
Really kind of odd, because the Organization and Mr. White story arch was supposed to go for four or five films. Or is it odd? Or have our spies accepted that they will be better taken care of by the multinationals than serving their communities? The answer seems obvious.
In closing, an apology to Mr. Assange. I’m guessing you recall the letter or can find it. As noted above, really was not in my right mind at the time. Additionally, you were right, I was wrong:
Techdirt, “US Military Admits No One Died Because Of Manning’s Leaks,” Mike Masnick, 31 July 2013:
The Nation, “A Long List of What We Know Thanks to Private Manning,” Greg Mitchell, 23 August 2013:
That time. Stated my opinion this time on Twitter. Maybe I’m wrong again. Time will tell. Just beware the obvious trap. Of course if they don’t move a finger to secure the facilities within the time allotted, guess we’ll know how important the operation really is as compared to the propaganda they may seek to use it for.
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