Sunday, June 29, 2008
What is Organized Stalking/Gangstalking?
This is to serve as my first post of what I expect to be many regarding the still as of yet little known crime of organized stalking/gangstalking. These two terms are used interchangeably in the online community of targeted individuals (TI), and I will do the same.
Gangstalking is a phenomenon whereby groups of seemingly ordinary individuals band together to ruin the lives of their chosen targets. They systematically alienate a given target from family, friends, fellow workers, and anyone with whom the target may be involved. There are targets who have been known to commit suicide as a result of the relentless harassment. They may follow in cars or on foot, slander, mock, insult, make threatening gestures, engage in noise campaigns outside of a target's home or workplace, engage in strange and bizarre behaviors for primarily the target's eyes to see, and many targets also claim that they are targeted with what are called "directed energy weapons." Although to my knowledge I have never been targeted by these weapons, I do in fact believe and support those other targets who claim that they have.
These organized stalkers, once they have gotten a given TIs attention, will do what they can to sensitize the target to various stimuli such that these stimuli will serve as negative emotional and psychological triggers for the target. This is accomplished by getting the target to associate various common objects and/or normal everyday behaviors with the stalkers themselves and may include but are not limited to such things as pens, pencils, cell phones, laptop computers, colors, coughing, spitting, etc. As a group, these stalkers will concentrate on one item or behavior and repeatedly make themselves known to their target while interacting with this chosen item or behavior.
As examples, I myself have been sensitized to cell phones as an object and spitting as a behavior, two ordinarily benign and innocuous things. One day as I was leaving an apartment that I once lived in, I could not help but notice that everyone in and around the swimming pool was handling their cell phones in a rather odd manner. They were waving them over their heads, looking at their cell phones and then looking at me repeatedly, endlessly pushing the buttons of the cell phone in rapid fashion in a manner that would suggest a disorganized and helter skelter jumble of letters and numbers as opposed to an attempt to compose a well thought out message. Others at the swimming pool were simply staring at me with expressions of utter hostility, hate, and oddness. Upon observing these people and their strange actions, I had thought that they were strange and were perhaps mistaking me for someone else or were simply playing a gag or prank on me, so I dismissed it as the actions of rude people.
However, as I went on throughout my day and every day for the next several weeks thereafter I came across this cell phone behavior too many times to discount any longer. Cell phones over this period of time became an object of dread for me, as whenever I saw someone using one (which of course is quite often now in our technology-saturated culture) I had to stop and wonder if this person was involved with this harassment as well. Most people would simply use their cell phones in a normal way without any sign of being one of "them." Unfortunately, however, all too often I would come across another of the gangstalkers who would trigger me by acting out in some fashion as they used the cell phone, usually making eye contact and usually a look of hostility upon their faces.
It is believed that the mechanism utilized to create this sensitization to these objects and behaviors is what has come to be known as Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). It is a mind technology developed by John Grinder and Richard Bandler and made famous by such people as Anthony Robbins and others. Unfortunately, however, this is something that although it was designed with the idea of helping people to overcome various phobias and unhealthy behaviors, it is now being used to create phobias and destroy a given individual. It is a process where one feels as if one's personality is being whittled down to the point where nothing may be left.
I myself have been changed by this in a way in which I will never forget. I am not the same man I used to be. I used to take my autonomy for granted, being able to simply go out to grab a bite to eat, go to a store or wherever. Now, however, the first thing I think about is the question of whether or not I will encounter one or more of these hideous people.
In my own estimation of myself before all of this started, I was a basically goodhearted and benign individual, shying away from attention usually, willing to simply exist in a rather unglamorous life, minding my own business, and simply living my life. There is no good reason as to why I should have been chosen for this. Much speculation has taken place within the TI community as to why anyone would be the target of such a thing as organized stalking.
There are only two reasons that I can come up with: (1) I am a loner without much in terms of financial or familial support; and (2) I was at one time an employee of what was then known as Lockheed Missile and Space Company, and I was in the process of being investigated by the FBI for a security clearance. However, I ended up not staying with that company and left before the investigation had been completed; thus, I never received any security clearances.
So there you have it, my first post in my new blog regarding the crime of gangstalking/organized stalking.