Are Targeted Individuals Eventually Killed?

Karen Barna
3 min readSep 2, 2022

Updated: April 5, 2024

The notion that anyone anywhere can be targeted and set up for execution is repugnant to our democracy. The idea that American civilians are targeted with electronic weapons for clandestine surveillance and information gathering for the pure pleasure of the attacker’s personal exploits is disturbing.

The fact that targeted killing is a part of the world we know, only confirms further that targeted individuals MAY NOT be imagining their suffering. The use of these warlike tactics turns the whole world into a war zone and sets an example for others who may want to do the same. The Star Wars scenario of federation conflict isn’t quite what we might imagined it to be and the fact that men want to control territory in space sets the stage for more warlike behavior.

I believe that targeted individuals are killed off in a myriad of ways. One of them being the transformation of “the self” as a consequence to the targeting. For one is always changed by difficult and painful losses. Part of the targeting tactics is similar to roadblocks that prevent the targeted individuals from completing goals and may include the art of the lesser tradition of specialized torture. After all, are not people changed after a traumatizing terrorizing event? Mind control no longer belongs to the fantasy world of science fiction. There are technologies that can be used to neutralize a person’s mind. If you are interested in reading how the medical community goes about this, please refer to the book, “First Do No Harm: The paradoxical encounters with psychoanalysis, warmaking, and resistance.”

Imperial China gives us a philosophical clue:

Wang Yangming (1498–1583) had formulated a theory of “innate knowledge” which made morality a matter of the individual conscience, independent of artificial rules. His disciple He Xinyin (1517-1578) argued that desire was an integral part of life and could not be eliminated without suppressing life itself.

This gives us a philosophical clue that suggests the reason American people are being targeted with high-technological weapons reflects a desire by the perpetrators of the violence, a wished for fantasy at “suppressing an individual’s life and a person’s individual freedom to choose.”

Reasons for inflicting personal pain and suffering in another vary from neutralizing government targets, settling a personal vendetta, repudiation of homosexuality and transgender differences, reputation of ethnic and cultural differences, to name but a few reasons. The reasons individuals will be targeted with wireless electronic assault torture will vary similar to the reasons for homicide vary. No longer is it the government who soley owns the tools for surveillance and control, but high technology is an economic market niche like any other market. Anyone with enough resources who wants to buy the latest toys can enter the game. Consider the market niche for military weapons, planes, tanks, communication technologies, etc.


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Crompton, Louis (2003). Homosexuality and Civilization. Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

First Do No Harm: The paradoxical encounters with psychoanalysis, warmaking, and resistance. Adrienne Harris and Steven Botticelli (editors). New York. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group. Relational Perspective Book Series. Vol. 45.

Grand, Sue. The Reproduction of Evil: A clinical & cultural perspective. Hillsdale, NJ. The Analytical Press.



Karen Barna

I am a Targeted Individual suffering electronic harassment. I write about gender difference and object relations and feminism. I am Gen. X