It has been said that Civilization itself peers back at us from any historical archive, as it peers back to us through many archeological and anthropological records. Archives kept as a testament to human development and human evolution as well as a testament to periods of its regression and decline. Still one of the best indexical signs attesting to the presence of man’s proclivity towards mass delusions, at least for me, was the phenomenon of the man said to have lived on earth, the Son of God, Jesus Christ where all source documents come to us as only secondary sources providing some evidence the man called Jesus Christ existed. The man known as Christ never wrote anything in his own hand! Not one primary source document exists. So, how are we to really know him?
This leads me to believe this thing called “religion” might be the delusional sanctuary many psychotics and/or neurotics take refuge in. In another time or place, in another space of existence, its very institution may be symbolic for “the sanitarium”, or psychiatric ward for those suffering from mass trauma and mental illness. As a former Roman Catholic, schooled for thirteen years in the Roman Catholic tradition, and as one who felt so deeply for the man known as Jesus Christ that she suffered a religious hallucination otherwise known as a second baptism, I wondered, “Might not the entire reason for electronic targeting and psychotronic torture be to “cure a disease” and cut in half the mass hysteria surrounding a phenomenon?” Interestingly, some young lovers experience a form of their own transcendence in otherwise delusional altered states of consciousness of lust and sexual desire, creating for themselves their own “stairway to Heaven” so to speak. Shakespeare, I think penned it best when he wrote, “Love is merely a madness.” The full quote goes like this:
“Love is merely a madness; and, I tell you, deserves a well a dark house and a whip as madmen do; and the reason why they are not so punish’d and cured is that the lunacy is so ordinary that the whippers are in love too.” ~lines spoken by Rosalind in “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare also penned the phrase, “Time travels at different speeds for different people. I can tell you who time strolls for, who it trots for, who it gallops for, and who it stops cold for.” One historian commented the daily activities of the form Holy Roman Inquisition translated perfectly into the spy world of the East German secret police formerly known as the Stasi. It would seem the transference of a common culture rooted in the insular spying culture combined a bit of sadism and power politics and was more hell-bent on maintaining its power than protecting national security. Certain artifacts stand out for their sheer banality — concealed cameras in ties, buttons, light fixtures, picture frames, unsuspected household appliances like air conditioning unit vents, thermoses, bras, and trees! Machines for steaming open 600 pieces of mail an hour, the “smell chair”, and even more modern software for tracking targets online activity and location history, software that can piece together a million pieces of shredded paper, reconfiguring them back into the former whole document that they once were, lo-jacks, audio surveillance devices that pick up acoustic sound from mere yards away, as well as a plethora of other surveillance devices, antennas, surveillance systems and methods for gathering “data.” In fact, scrawled across one of the former Stasi buildings in East German is the graffiti, “Freiheit fur Mine Akte.” Which translates to English as “Freedom for my file.” Then I stop and wonder again, “Could Stasi tactics and methods be THAT bad?! I mean, someone like me, a virtual nobody, a girl, has been hoisted to the level of “dangerous sociopathic threat to the community” in a way that makes me look like a serial raping predator? Should I feel honored someone sees me as an ever so menacing and looming presence that I have my very own Leibstandarte SS Adolf, the Fuhrer’s personal guard watchdogging over me, also known as the Third Reich’s eagle!
The Tunnel of Truth
The Tunnel of Truth has a bit of different meaning for me. Once suggested that a Tunnel of Truth should be instituted for major Olympic sports games to thwart acts of terrorism, as a many yards long passageway that would scan people to “sniff out” radiation, explosives, biohazards, and at the same time use facial-recognition software to identify those who may be on a “watchlist.” For me, the Tunnel of Truth relates to psychoanalysis and establishing an individual’s personal identity, those character traits of personality that make people who they are. For me, my Tunnel of Truth had to do with a quest of personal insight and integrity seeking and truth-finding, evidence that may defy what I previously believed to be “the Truth.” I found your assumed “integrity” or “dis-integrity” or “truth” or “lies,” whatever it is you are looking at, can become the painful and upsetting evidence you need to work through. Even exploring the historical archive and making connections to what has historically made humanity both good and evil, still makes humanity good and evil although minor differences in culture remain. As a young academic student in my early 30s, I very much possessed the human proclivity to absolutely believe in a hubris of an “evolved and educated species.” Only to find the collective human conscience from ancient Rome to present-day politics has very much remained the same because the mechanics of government and the technology of war have not at all changed. They have only evolved in technical and scientific ways. Similar to the emergence of a novel and new virus every one hundred years or so, so too are the emergences of novel and new dictators and tyrannical forms of leadership. A famous line in Tacitus notes how eagerly the people of ancient Britain took up Roman customs and devices, observing, “The unsuspecting Britons spoke of such novelties as civilization, when in fact they were only a feature of their enslavement.”
It can sometimes present as an almost satirical phrase, “The rules are on a human scale.” The meaning implies, of course, that architecture and designs are meant for the “utmost civilized” enjoyable comforts the modern age has to offer, accommodating and promoting that “good human experience.” That is, the accommodations are made to attract a certain type or quality of persons, in promoting positive civilized human behaviors in the respectable sense as opposed to those qualities of experience enjoyed by the “base and uncivilized human animals.” The rules are on a human scale appeal to all the human senses as an enjoyable sensory experience fitted properly for only the upmost refined and cultivated individuals.
In speaking about the use of torture, Cullen Murphy notes, “There are times when people can legally be restrained because of fears that they represent a danger to themselves or others.” Usually, most individuals posing a threat to themselves or others are sent to psychiatric institutions, facilities designed to treat and “rehabilitate mental illness.” He goes on to note, “There are times when people can be targeted simply because they belong to a class of persons perceived as threatening, and there are times when people can be subjected to extreme forms of interrogation, including what amounts to torture, because, it is argued, some greater harm will be prevented.” I do not believe my Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture to be one of them.
What I do believe, is that a central theme is playing out in large part as the reason for my Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture and that it is rooted in theories postulated by Pierre Bourdieu. Bourdieu was a French sociologist and public intellectual who was interested in the dynamics of power operating in society. He was concerned with the nature of culture, how it is reproduced and how it is transformed and how it connects to social stratification and the exercise of power. Bourdieu was very much interested in “social capital.” One of his key contributions was the relationship between different types of capital: Economics, Cultural, Social, and Symbolic. Intricately playing into social capital are sex and gender roles as well as youth and the aged, beauty and nonbeauty as well as health and “disease”. These very elements hold special meaning and positions within Bourdieu’s idea of social capital. Aspects of social capital can promote game moves made with the same purpose as what counterintelligence agents might use to influence the course of events (known as black operations) by actually making someone intentionally ill or targeting them with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture so as to feign an illusion to your targeted audience that the subject has a very real “illness” in order to better ensure your position and power as a power move in a power game. This happens all the time in theatres of war that utilize spy games and the art of “spin”.
One example of political administrations that have used “dirty tricks” in power play games has been seen in presidents who use the Internal Revenue Service as a weapon against their enemies. In fact, there is a book written by former Franklin & Marshall professor, John Andrew, entitled “Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon.” It is a fact that former presidential administrations of Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy, and FDR all were reported to have used the IRS as a political weapon against their political enemies. In fact, any business person or government employee with access to government databases with the power to access financial information could potentially run a preliminary investigation into any unsuspecting person’s finance and employment history. During my independent research study in psychoanalysis pertaining to object relations and identity, I stumbled upon a few interesting different research studies regarding the character traits of sadism and aspects of dehumanization (listed below). One of these studies observed a prevalence for the character traits known as the Dark Triad/Dark Tetrad in students who majored in business.
Under McCarthyism, the FBI carried on under the aegis of its counterintelligence program, secret Cointerpro operations (1956–1971), and directed most of its efforts against leftist groups, civil rights activists, and, later, antiwar protesters. A book by A.G. Theoharis & J.S. Cox title “Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition” discusses the life of the entity formerly known as Cointerpro. Cointerpro agents were authorized to use subterfuge, plant agents provocateurs, leak derogatory information to the press, and employ other disruptive tactics to destabilize the operations of targeted groups. So, what do you think the modern-day phenomenon of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture is all about? They are all about disruptive tactics to destabilize the operations of targeted groups.
Acts of Subculture: From Illegitimacy to Legitimacy
Is it any surprise that Cointerpro’s clandestine operations were shut down in 1971 soon after its existence had been exposed by activists? When at this very same time, various movements addressing the social inequality inherent in American society began taking on a better cohesive shape and started making bigger strides toward independence for certain disenfranchised groups. In response to what had been traditionally perceived as the male hegemony of patterned dominance over women and the personal violence of male patterned political control over women’s behavior in American culture, women began to recognize the male pattern expression in their culture as a culture of sexism. Following the late 1960s “the Great Sexual Transformation” would begin America. In the 1970s we see more women being emancipated from their former domestic gender roles as more women are represented in the workforce. By the end of the 1970s, a majority of American men would also voice their support for sexual equality in family affairs as well. As a result, more women and men, in the late 1970s, identified with a woman’s right to individual personhood and not just objects of domestication and much needed “household props”.
Following the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, homosexuals also began bigger strides for their sexual rights and in the 1970s San Francisco, California would provide an atmosphere free from social stigmas. In addition, it was at this time BDSM chapters began organizing themselves establishing their legal rights to perform the behavior utilizing the concept of “consent” and shifting movement away from criminalization toward decriminalization of this particular, much sought-after sexual form of deviance. It is not surprising that during this same time Cointerpro operations were recognized for what they represented to American society; politically oppressive. This is a key point I am trying to make in reference to my Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture. That is to say, the mentally in performing these targeted acts (criminal behaviors) belongs to a very specific time period in history; McCarthyism and 1956 and Red Scares.
This process, which Jill D. Weinberg calls social decriminalization, is a process that must occur with groups who engage in illegal conduct. Discussions around decriminalization begin their analyses with a law’s repeal or relaxation, focusing on the impact of liberalization. We can refer to Erich Goode’s book “Between Politics and Reason: The Drug Legalization Debate” (1997) and the emergence of decriminalization of marijuana use and the eventual legalization of its use and possession. What we witnessed in the late 1960s and into the 1970s was the social acceptance and move away from traditional sexual gender roles that imposed “domestic work status” on women, as well as the deviant sexual decriminalization of homosexuality and BDSM and its move towards more liberal acceptance surrounding aspects of what is considered to be benign forms of sexual deviance. And in 1973, Texas becomes the first state to start the road to decriminalization of marijuana by reducing the penalty for possession, and in fact, many other states including Oregon, Alaska, Maine, Colorado, California, Ohio, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina South Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Virginia follow suit by lowering the sentence for possession and fines imposed for possession of the substance. It isn’t until 1996 when California becomes the first state to legalize the use of medical marijuana that a long line of consecutive yearly legislative acts in various states across the United States lead to the ultimate decriminalization, legalized recreational marijuana use. Legalized recreational use begins in Colorado and Washington state in the United States in 2012 (Wikipedia, Timeline of Cannabis Laws in the United States).
Interestingly, marijuana would become criminalized under the Narcotics Control Act of 1956 around the same time Cointerpro operations would begin its clandestine operations due to Red Scares. Perhaps the oppressive politics of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture also possess a similar “time/date stamp” rooted in the oppressive politics of a time era; McCarthyism, 1956, and Red Scares?
In the 1970s, individuals and groups had created for themselves the appropriate conditions in order to convince lawmakers and the public that removing criminal sanctions against their behavior is appropriate. Since rules become the primary basis toward social decriminalization because it transforms violence into acceptable aggression, and since these groups (otherwise labeled as deviant) included women, homosexuals, BDSM, recreational drug users, but also include Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and the Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC), polygamy, and the “right to die”, more commonly referred to assisted suicide. Social decriminalization requires four (4) conditions: (1) an organized group of participants who participate in the same activity, (2) a shared legal consciousness that the particular behavior involved is not threatening to the safety of the community, (3) an established set of rules and norms that appeal to a legal-rational authority, and (4) a social context where the activity is not too morally verboten.
Not previously discussed was the social decriminalization of behavior rooted in criminal battery laws that allow for physical assaults (physical beatings) in Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). On November 12, 1993, the UFC held its first vale tudo event in the United States with the challenge: fighters from a variety of disciplines pitted against one another — Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu versus Muay Thai, for example — to determine the best hand-to-hand combat style. The UFC had fighters par in an octagonal metal cage, in part for the spectacle and in part because it allowed camera crews to film without interfering with the fights themselves.
And now my final point, that the behavior known as Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture is rooted in the very same thing I opened this discussion with, civilization and humanity’s proclivity toward mass delusions, sexualized aggression, and the defunding of an individual’s social capital through targeted acts of violence.
References and Sources:
Bevens, C., & Loughnan, S. (2019). Insights into Men’s Sexual Aggression Toward Women: Dehumanization and Objectification. Sex Roles, 81(12), 713–730. (Article can be accessed free with an account over Deepdyve.com)
Bourdieu, Pierre. (1991). Language and Symbolic Power. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Bourdieu, Pierre. (1984). Distinction: A Social Critique of Judgment of Taste. Translated by Richard Nice. Cambridge. Harvard University Press.
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Research Articles for Sadism and Dehumanization as Common Character Traits:
Krick, A., Tresp, S., Vatter, M., Ludwig, A., Wihlenda, M., & Rettenberger, M. (2016). The Relationships Between the Dark Triad, the Moral Judgment Level, and the Students’ Disciplinary Choice. Journal of Individual Differences, 37(1), 24–30.
Lyons, M., & Jonason, P. (2015). Dark Triad, Tramps, and Thieves. Journal of Individual Differences, 36(4), 215–220.
Buckels, E., Jones, D., & Paulhus, D. (2013). Behavioral Confirmation of Everyday Sadism. Psychological Science, 24(11), 2201–2209.
Johnson, L., Plouffe, R., & Saklofske, D. (2019). Subclinical Sadism and the Dark Triad. Journal of Individual Differences, 40(3), 127–133.
Nitschke, J., Mokros, A., Osterheider, M., & Marshall, W. (2013). Sexual Sadism. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 57(12), 1441–1453.
Haslam, N. (2006). Dehumanization: An Integrative Review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10(3), 252–264.
Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S. (2014). Dehumanization and Infrahumanization. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 399–423.