posted on Jan, 5 2007 @ 06:05 PM
It's not really that bad. The current American-style system of political imprisonment and harassment has evolved precisely to evoke that sort of
reaction from Americans. As such, it is in many ways a reflection of our society. The system, at the same time, has also evolved to maximize the
trauma and terror experienced by the victims. It really is that bad. Victims have to live under constant surveillance for 24 hours a day. They never
know when they might be killed or have their brains fried into retardation. They cannot trust their own thoughts because their minds have been
repeatedly violated. It is like being a chimpanzee in an aversive conditioning lab with an electrode in the brain. This is carried out in the context
of purposely induced trauma and human social ridicule.
Denying the Problem
The victims are crazy, the weapons do not exist. The standard lines. Repeat every step of the way. Put the burden of proof on the victim to explain
all the technology developed in secret, black projects, and to explain exactly how the effects they experience each day are being caused. Use
techniques that mimic mental illness and counter every claim of harassment with a dismissive ``paranoid schizophrenia.'' If some weapons are shown
to exist, claim that the government never built any such weapons. If the government is shown to possess such weapons, claim that they would never,
ever use them in the way that has been alleged.
Silence the whistleblowers. Harass them. Destroy their careers. Threaten their families. Make them the next victims.
``Chomskyize'' the whistleblowers. If someone cannot be intimidated, if they are too well-known, and if their careers cannot be completely ruined,
ignore them. That is, actively ignore them. If too many of their facts and analyses cannot be refuted, then they are left out of the debate.
Everything proceeds as if the person had never said anything.
Claim, ``the system works.'' Repeat this again and again to make it more true. Sure there are some problems, but the system is working. You just
need to follow channels, hire lawyers, and lobby for your cause (even if that cause is stopping the torture of American citizens by their government).
Some of these things are worth doing, but not because the system works. The system only works to maintain the status quo. In intelligence matters,
even more than others, the system is corrupt to the point where it is simply evil. Intelligence agencies routinely lie, even to Congress, which may or
may not be aware of it.
Manipulating and Turning Away From Individual Victims
Straightforward harassment. Death threats, threats against family and friends, surveillance, ridicule, attempts to demean, rumormongering. Attacks
with secret weapons inside the home, harassment on the street. Psychological warfare attacks, especially with feedback from surveillance. This is a
chapter in itself.
Aww, poor baby. You went and got yourself tortured. You must have done something to deserve it. This really fits in with the demeaning aspects above,
but I've put it here because it illustrates an attitude that extends beyond just the harassers.
Call the victim naive. Imply that the harassment is normal, and that the victim should have known that all along. ``The natural order of things''
and other such unnatural crap. Everybody knows -- but at the same time it is not happening at all and the victim is crazy.
If only you hadn't done that! Imply that help is on the way, and that you have the power to aid the victim. Build up the sense that help is just
around the corner. Watch the victim, and when they do something you want to train them out of, cry, ``If only you hadn't done that!'' That is, no
help will be forthcoming, and now it is the victim's fault. This works well with good cop/bad cop routines. It also works well in conjunction with
other harassment. If the victim is really desperate, traumatized, and in fear for their life it can work over and over again.
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