Gang Stalking and COINTELPRO: A Comparative Analysis
I have been writing about and living the gang stalking phenomenon, which I believe to be the FBI's largest COINTELPRO, for years. Advances in government surveillance technology, as well as, the breaking down of traditional barriers between the military and domestic law enforcement functions through anti-terrorism legislation, have broadened COINTELPRO. The creation of DHS has also given the new COINTELPRO more muscle, the local law enforcement “intelligence units” still play a big role in the COINTELPRO game. I have written articles on Nowpublic including "FBI FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST", and "DOJ KNOWS ABOUT GANG STALKING", in an attempt to demonstrate that the FBI and DOJ are aware of gang stalking, and, more importantly, to attempt to persuade readers to use the federal freedom of information act "FOIA" to put pressure on these agencies to reveal what they know about gang stalking.
Firstly, this is not merely conjecture that the government is involved. Perhaps breaking down the modus operandi of gang stalking vis-a-vis COINTELPRO best makes my point in chief. According to the COINTELPRO literature (which I will elaborate on later), and, the most sited book on the web on gang stalking, David Lawson's Cause Stalking, the formula as applied to groups and individuals in COINTELPRO, and, individuals in gang stalking is this:
COINTELPRO: IDENTIFY, DISRUPT, DESTABILIZE, NEUTRALIZE
GANG STALKING: IDENTIFY, VILIFY, NULLIFY, DESTROY
IT'S THE SAME GOVERNMENT FORMULA!
Assuming a person had little idea of what COINTELPRO was, but, as a gang stalking victim, had a good understanding of what gang stalking is, the first place one could look for information on COINTELPRO is a Google search and a full reading of the Wikipedia page on COINTELPRO. One could further delve into the subject by doing a Google search of "political control technologies", this is what the Europeans call COINTELPRO-style tactics. Also revealing would be a search on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police "VIP" program. This series of internet searches and a couple of hours perusing the results would familiarize anyone enough to make their own determination about the haunting similarity of political policing and gang stalking. More revealing would be reading The Cointelpro Papers by Churchill and Vander Wall which uses dozens of original FBI memo's and teletypes (obtained through FOIA) to show how the government identified, disrupted, destabilized, and, finally, neutrilazed countless individuals and dozens of groups. This was conducted on most individuals and groups based on politics and not because of any actual or suspected criminality (i.e., political policing). The Cointelpro Papers analyzes non-criminal groups targeted including the Socialists, Communists, New Left, Anti-War Movement, American indian Movement, and, Black Liberation Movement. It also discusses the targeting of Martin Luther King, Jr., and other less known activists who were nullified. The book also discusses principled pushback from FBI Field Office supervisors promptly squashed by J. Edgar Hoover and the domestic Washington Consensus. The government's own version written by the Church Committe is available in paperback and is called Intelligence Activities and the Rights of Americans: 1976 U.S. Senate Report on Illegal Wiretaps and Domestic Spying by FBI, CIA and NSA (ISBN: 9781934941218). Of course, the Church Committee analyzed the COINTELPRO problem (i.e., government gang stalking) and came to the conclusion that lack of supervision was the problem. True to form, over three decades later no effective legislation has been passed to curb the problem the congress found to be illegal.
As for the FBI's claim in sworn congressional testimony of abandoning COINTELPRO tactics, true to form, they lied. In 2001, the FBI, acting on a rumor and some weak circumstantial evidence, used COINTELPRO to destroy the life and career of Dr. Steven Hatfill. This was largely based on a rumor spread by an interested colleague that Hatfill was the anthrax mailer in 2001. The trial evidence showed that the full court press FBI gang stalking campaign even included dangerous tailgaiting and assault. Hatfill had zero privacy for years. The former U.S. attorney representing Hatfill described the FBI's behavior as a McCarthy-style witch hunt. When the real anthrax mailer, another government scientist, was found to be the culprit, the FBI settled the case for $5.8 million. Another anthrax suspect, Dr. Bruce Ivins, was also subjected to a full court press by the FBI and effectively “suicided”. He was alienated by friends, family, and co-workers after the FBI made it known he was suspected in the domestic anthrax attacks.
Perhaps, the film the U.S. v. John Lennon is the most poignant illustration of politically motivated persecution. After donating $50,000 to the Black Panther Party in the late 1960's Lennon became the target of a full blown FBI COINTELPRO (i.e., government gang stalking) campaign. Of course, he never moved, fought deportation successfully, and was ironically gunned down by a mentally ill postal worker from Hawaii. Besides Lawson's book I think everyone should read Bridging the Gap, and Closing the Gap by GMB Bailey which highlight the snitch culture and informant misuse that pervades activities like gang stalking. Here is the link: http://www.gangstalkingunited.com/Bridgingthegap.pdf.
One can approximate a complete shift in paradigm in the very structure of policing on the federal, state, and local level back to the "War on Drugs" and the creation of the DEA in the Nixon Administration. The first important thing to note about the war on drugs, is that, it is an endless war. Even in police states with expedited executions, the drug trade can not be eliminated. At bottom, it is a war against the poor, but, that is another story. The paradigm shift engendered by the war on drugs was one of a basically passive policing of crimes to an active crime management system. This was accomplished through a system of dealing between authorities and snitches. The snitch, and, his close cousin, the undercover narc, became the pillars of the criminal "justice" system. The abuses of this satanic pact are well covered. What is not so well articulated is that a wider range of policing systems that were given birth by this hideous marriage of convenience. This system which rendered de facto minority control of crime syndicates to police via their immunized, operational snitches created a foundation for more widespread abuses and social engineering controls, example par excellence, the inevitable gang stalking cointelpro phenomenon. Who are the villains/cowards/derelicts? The people at the helm of the Justice system from the Attorney General to the U.S. Attorney's Offices to the directors of the federal police down to the local police chief's and county sheriffs.
Gang Stalking is an active 24/7/365 nationwide Program. Given the intensity of the harassment, the countless thousands of victim reports, the fact that it is happening not only in large cities, but, in rural towns and gated communities, the Program can only be funded by the federal government. Many gang stalking activities are carried out by criminals. An excellent example is the admission made to me by a NCVC victim advocate stating that the only confirmed cases of gang stalking are those performed by “Mafia personnel” against potential witnesses that they believe will be entering the federal Witness Protection Program. The fact that much, if not most, gang stalking is performed by criminal groups, for their own purposes, does not make gang stalking a private Program. For the reasons stated above, the totality of activities that is being referred to as gang stalking, can only be being funded by the federal government. The same logical deduction could have been made regarding the original COINTELPRO Program. The federal government has simply hijacked the already existing practice of gang stalking, and made it into a well funded federal Program, with the intention of using gang stalking targets as human bait to grease the rails for a federal civil rights conspiracy case against the traditional enemies of Washington such as organized crime.
Unlike workplace mobbing which has been given some academic attention, and, is actually against the law in some places, gang stalking/community-based harassment is a crime avoided by credible sources in academia and media. The same basic principles apply. In a workplace mobbing (legally known as "constructive termination") case the office is the center of systematic harassment. Most people quit or file a lawsuit. With organized group stalking there is no escape. It is a full court press seeking to destroy the targeted individual's life. It is identical to COINTELPRO and all facets of the targets life are turned hostile to them. This is the creation of a hostile living environment. Infiltration of family, work, friends, associates, and, just about every aspect of the target's life is manipulated using advanced behavioral science. It is inconceivable that anyone with a more than cursory knowledge of COINTELPRO could believe that these similarities could be attributed to anything but the involvement of the FBI.
All gang stalking targets experience an updated and refined version of McCarthy era blacklisting. This involves being hired, then, soon after, being subject to a hostile work environment, resulting in actual or constructive termination. Because of the sheer number of employers involved in this nefarious practice against gang stalking targets, as well as the fact that employers ranging from small businesses to large multinationals are involved, this neo-blacklisting can only be being orchestrated by the FBI, as was the case with McCarthyism. Unlike McCarthyism, neo-blacklisting, with its use of a hostile wok environment leading to actual or constructive termination, is not subject to the inference that a blacklisted target is being subject to defamation leading to un-employability, because they are indeed hired, then promptly set up for failure. Gang stalking targets’ “employment problems” start at the same time as their gang stalking starts. Most gang stalking targets, similar to victims of workplace mobbing, are actually better than average workers in their occupations.
I think the only way to break through the conspiracy theory label planted upon us by the mainstream media, as willing lapdog to government, is to focus on the basic commonalities of gang stalking. Gang stalking is merely a street name for Cointelpro tactics being used to silence and destroy political enemies and others targeted by the government using criminal tactics. Firstly, most individuals who are gang stalked are too hung up on why they fell into the trap. This is a nationwide, programmatic system being used as an alternative to direct law enforcement Cointelpro campaigns. Both the targeted individuals and the gang stalking groups are a means to a political end. By training snitches in Cointelpro tactics the establishment distances itself from illegal activities and gets to use these social engineering techniques in a more and more arbitrary way. This is the ultimate abuse of the snitch culture. Given its history, the FBI has used these techniques on political dissidents, judges, members of Congress, etc. In all liklihood, prominent left wing professors have experienced this, as well as journalists. These people are keeping quiet, in part, not to be labeled as conspiracy nuts.
We are all in this together, subject to a well trained and organized army of interlocking goon squads from sea to shining sea. The way to bring this mainstream is to focus on the fact that gang stalking IS COINTELPRO! There is a rich historical archive, well analyzed, that reveals what Cointelpro was in an earlier phase. The National Archives in Washington, D.C. has over 50,000 pages of declassified documents from the Church Committee hearings on domestic balckbag Cointelpro-style operations by the intelligence agencies (the bulk of which was illegal FBI activities directed against domestic political "enemies"). When the FBI decided to commandeer and train a national snitch network to farm out its blackbag operations, and, to use broad social engineering techniques to ensnare its political enemies, gang stalking was born.
But this theory of our government is wholly different from the practical fact. The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: 'Your money, or your life.' And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the roadside, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful. The highwayman takes solely upon himself the responsibility, danger, and crime of his own act. He does not pretend that he has any rightful claim to your money, or that he intends to use it for your own benefit. He does not pretend to be anything but a robber. He has not acquired impudence enough to profess to be merely a 'protector,' and that he takes men's money against their will, merely to enable him to 'protect' those infatuated travellers, who feel perfectly able to protect themselves, or do not appreciate his peculiar system of protection. He is too sensible a man to make such professions as these. Furthermore, having taken your money, he leaves you, as you wish him to do. He does not persist in following you on the road, against your will; assuming to be your rightful 'sovereign,' on account of the 'protection' he affords you. He does not keep 'protecting' you, by commanding you to bow down and serve him; by requiring you to do this, and forbidding you to do that; by robbing you of more money as often as he finds it for his interest or pleasure to do so; and by branding you as a rebel, a traitor, and an enemy to your country, and shooting you down without mercy, if you dispute his authority, or resist his demands. He is too much of a gentleman to be guilty of such impostures, and insults, and villanies as these. In short, he does not, in addition to robbing you, attempt to make you either his dupe or his slave.
Lysander Spooner, American Philosopher