On Pierre Bourdieu’s Social Capital Theory

IMAGE: Surrealism artwork of a game of chess. In Game Theory, each move directs the game’s progress and repositions an alternate possible outcome of the game.

DEFINITION: The Perverse Structure as psychoanalytic disavowal. The pervert disavows castration; he/she perceives that the mother lacks the phallus, and at the same time refuses to accept the reality of this traumatic perception (Lacanian Theory). This psychoanalytic theory plays into homosexual compromise but it is also rooted in personality disorders such as the paranoid-schizoid.

I contend with adversarial arguments that insist the phenomenon of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture are delusions and hallucinations made manifest from the diseased mind. As a person who has suffered electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture as part of her stalking, I have had my ability to speak impaired through remote artificial electronic stimulus that induces sedative states. The American culture has been steeped in racial conflict simply because our founding forefathers wrote into its nation’s legal instrument a doctrine with deep caustic roots which is near to impossible to excise from the social order (see Butler, 2021). The historical-based dichotomy of “valuable groups” and “nonvaluable groups” dates back centuries to past various Inquisitions and Holocausts that tend to isolate certain groups from the main group. That is to say, isolation from the group that possesses the dominant power. In light of this information, we might consider the Department of Defense’s work with Google in uncovering “Deep Fakes.” Deep Fakes are video/photos and audio recordings of individuals speaking a specific dialogue but who, in fact, never spoke the words. These are the latest in the tools of counter-intelligence, espionage, and the spreading of lies. In fact, there is a new app in the Google Play Store called “Re-face.” I had a bit of fun with it and anyone can download it for a free trial period.

I contend with any adversarial argument that the technology of Deep Fakes is built into the technology of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture as tools of audio surveillance in recording possible time voice signatures and the creation of “data”. I say this because an aspect to this technology is “listening” (intelligence gathering). As such this data, just like a photo or video, can be subject to corruption.

This technology also usurps an individual’s identity from the targeted subject and reshapes it to the desire of the controller/operator/agent. Consider Bourdieu’s argument that language is primarily shaped by nation-state supporters whose desire is to influence an elite-based standard of linguistics. But this is not just limited to linguistics, it also ties into forming and shaping the conduct of the subject and can play into Lacanian perverse scenarios. (See Butler, 1997; and Friederich Nietzsche’s Genealogy of Morals; Georg Wilhelm Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit.) Combine this argument with the argument that analysis of symbolic power in relation to political institutions concerns itself with the separation between professional public figures and the general public and the purpose for this separation is to reduce the public to the status of “consumers.” (Bourdieu, 1991, p. 172) This aspect of control places the symbolic power in the hands of certain homogenous groups who desire may be to promote their own personal ideologies and political positions. “This separation, [Bourdieu] argues in “Political Representation,” is one that leaves professionals with the cultural capital to create political products, programs, and campaigns, but to do so within a limited set of options.” This makes sense when we consider the entire criminal purpose of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assault and psychotronic torture exists as a mechanism for controlling certain targeted individuals. “The limited set of options” we might conclude, as in the case of the Colonial Pipeline hack, was the resulting prosecution by the Justice Department of the criminal group known as Darkside which provided a means to dike and recuperate damages resulting from these cyber-attacks. (Please see Justice News, Justice.gov, Monday, June 7, 2021.)

The symbolic expression of language can be used as a therapeutic mechanism as artists have used creative mediums to arrive at closure upon a subject matter. Painters, sculptors, engineers, writers all use their crafts as a means of expression. But symbolic expression can also become a creative perversion with detrimental outcomes for certain groups. If we read the silencing of various groups during the German Holocaust; Jews, Jehovah Witnesses, homosexuals, and the disabled as a cause to their “nonvaluable” status and the more modern event of ransomware attacks that target suspected wealthier middle- or upper-class individuals and organizations to pay money to entitled criminal groups. The perverse solution is perhaps closer to the truth than a sham if we know how to read its silencing and denial correctly, and as Janine-Chassegeut Smirgel tells us we are all open to the perverse solution because creative problem solving is rooted in the human psyche. As she tells us, “…all of us are open to the perverse solution which constitutes a balm for our wounded narcissism and a means of dissipating our feelings of smallness and inadequacy. This temptation can lead to our losing the love for truth and replacing it with a taste for sham (pg. 24).” The person carrying out my Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assault and psychotronic torture represents as “a Lacanian pervert” for all intense purposes of this psychoanalytic investigation in that it represents “a disavowal of a denied phallus (e.g.; the little boy’s/girl’s ability to castrate).” The truth that is exposed is in how he/she gets around the inescapable nature of natural human destiny with his/her feelings of smallness and inadequacy. He/she cannot allow the natural course of events to transpire uninterrupted. He/she must re-divert destiny to an alternate world of his/her own creation. A creation where he/she will reign as the supreme creator God (through sadistic attacks) in an alternate reality. Hence, we arrive at an understanding and purpose for the world of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture. Except, torture is a felony! (Please refer to the character traits known as the Dark Triad and Dark Tetrad see Sources.)

Sources:

Bourdieu, Pierre. (1991). Language and Symbolic Power. Cambridge. Polity Press.

Butler, Judith. (1997). The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in subjection. Stanford, California. Stanford University Press.

Butler, Judith. (2021). The Force of Non-Violence: An ethico-political bind. New York. Verso Publishing.

Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine. (1984). Creativity and Perversion. London. Free Association Books.

“Department of Justice Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency Paid to the Ransomware Extortionists Darkside.” The United States Justice Department. Justice News Press Release. Justice.gov. Monday, June 7, 2021. Retrieved online October 31, 2021. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/department-justice-seizes-23-million-cryptocurrency-paid-ransomware-extortionists-darkside

Harris, Laurie A. & Sayler, Kelley M. “Deep Fakes and National Security.” Congressional Research Service. Updated June 8, 2021. https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF11333

Jacobs, Amber. (2007). On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother. New York. Columbia University Press.

Lyons, M., & Jonason, P. (2015). “Dark Triad, Tramps, and Thieves.” Journal of Individual Differences, 36(4), 215–220.

Niedecken, D. (2016). “The primal scene and symbol formation.” The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97(3), 665–683.

Paulhus, D., Gupta, R., & Jones, D. (2021). “Dark or disturbed?: Predicting aggression from the Dark Tetrad and schizotypy.” Aggressive Behavior, 47(6), 635–645.

Schnell, Mychael. “FBI confirms DarkSide ransomware group behind pipeline hack.” MSN News (MSN.com). Published online May 10, 2021. Retrieved online October 31, 2021. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fbi-confirms-darkside-ransomware-group-behind-pipeline-hack/ar-BB1gzP5l

Sheridan, Lorraine; James, David V.; and Roth, Jayden. (March 12, 2020). “The Phenomenology of Group Stalking (‘Gang Stalking’): A Content Analysis of Subjective Experiences.” International Journal of Environmental Research Public Health. 17(7), 2506. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/7/2506/htm#B5-ijerph-17-02506

Walker, Michelle Boulous. (1998). Philosophy and the Maternal Body: Reading silence. New York. Routledge.

Critical Race Theory and Missing White Women Syndrome

Image of Facebook’s newly designed branded logo.

In light of how some US citizens feel that Critical Race Theory should not be taught in our public schools and in light of the phenomenon of Missing White Women Syndrome and Facebook’s newly intended name change to Meta, I am wondering if these social issues will ever change to, in fact, worsen for us once we take into consideration Pierre Bourdieu’s social capital theory.

I happen to believe that major media and social media play into the phenomenon because of advertiser content. Photos of missing or dead beautiful middle-class white women are more likely to generate sales than photos of underprivileged poor black or native American women. In regard to beauty as social capital theory, which photo do you think would sell more copies of a news article? Gabby Petito or Rita Janelle Papakee?

People with no metadata will most likely be classified as “non-valuable” as far as metadata will be concerned leaving an even larger gap in the disparaging inequality of social difference already prevalent in America. In addition, the phenomenon of targeted electronic physical assaults and psychotronic torture leave individuals beleaguered and usurps social capital away from them prematurely by aging them quickly with persistent pain and suffering.

Sources to consider:

Bourdieu, Pierre. (1991). Language and Symbolic Power. Cambridge. Polity Press.

Walker, Michelle Boulous. (1998). Philosophy and the Maternal Body. New York. Routledge.  

Balsam, Rosemary. (2012). Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis. East Essex, Canada. Routledge. 

Cohn, Carol. Sex and Death in the Relational World of Defense Intellectuals. Signs: Women, Gender, and Theory. Vol. 12, No. 4. Summer, 1987. pp. 687-718. 

Jacobs, Amber. (2007). On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother. New York. Columbia University Press. 

The Targeted Individual and How to Explain It

IMAGE: The Human Scale of design implies that architecture and design are meant for the “utmost enjoyable civilized comforts” the modern age has to offer.

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 powerBourdieu 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 agedbeauty and nonbeauty as well as health and “disease”. These very elements hold special meaning and positions within Bourdieu’s idea of social capitalAspects 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 womenas 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 womenhomosexuals, 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 delusionssexualized 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.

Bourdieu, Pierre and Loic J.D. Wacquant. (1992). An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology. Chicago. University of Chicago Press.

Butler, Judith. (1997). The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in subjection. Stanford, California. Stanford University Press.

Butler, Judith. (2021). The Force of Non-Violence: An ethico-political bind. New York. Verso Publishing.

Murphy, Cullen. (2012). God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the making of the modern world. Boston, Mass. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Goode, Erich. (1997). Between Politics and Reason: The Drug Legalization Debate. New York. St. Martin’s Press.

Shakespeare, William. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Reprinted from a folio dated 1632. Stanford, CT. Longmeadow Press.

Stark, Evan. (2007). Coercive Control: The entrapment of women in everyday life. New York. Oxford University Press.

Theoharis, A.G.; Cox, J.S. (1993). Boss: J. Edgar Hoover and the Great American Inquisition. London. Virgin. Original Copyright 1988.

Weinberg, Jill D. (2016). Consensual Violence: Sex, sports, and the Politics of Injury. Oakland. University of California Press.

The History of Marijuana Prohibition in the U.S. CNBS.org. February 7, 2019. Retrieved online October 21, 2021. https://www.cnbs.org/cannabis-101/cannabis-prohibition/

Claridge, Tristan. Bourdieu on Social Capital — theory of capital. SocialCapitalResearch.com. Published online April 22, 2015. Retrieved online October 21, 2021. https://www.socialcapitalresearch.com/bourdieu-on-social-capital-theory-of-capital/

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.

The Phenomenon Known as Torture Creep

Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and others of Obama’s staff in the Situation Room in May 2011 when Osama bin Laden’s compound was raided.

The purpose of the article is to bear light on the historical concept of “sanitation” and/or “gentrification.” That is to say, a cleansing of an area through expulsion or extinction and the phenomenon known as Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assault and psychotronic torture. It also discusses the phenomenon known as “torture creep” a phenomenon that manifested following the aftermath of killing Osama bin Laden in May 2011. In addition, the influence of cultural sociology and the creating of “consent” in BDSM legal proceedings is also discussed and how informal rules that structure consent are unique to family relationships as well as its purpose to bring light to the aspect that certain area hospitals have been involved in the deployment of the phenomenon known as Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture.

“The five stages of dying, posited by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross run from denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. We pass through similar stages when it comes to dealing with historical trauma — and then move on to new stages beyond. One of them might be called sanitation, or perhaps gentrificationWhatever the word, it reflects the fact that eventually history is safely caged and tamed. Any visitor to Antietam or Gettysburg or the Somme has seen how the bloodiest battlefields become landscapes of verdant serenity, primped with tasteful monuments. Romans walk their dogs among the umbrella pines that edge the quiet precincts of the Circus Maximus, where countless Christians went to their deaths.

Sanitation has taken hold in the old Jewish Quarter of Cordoba — still called the Juderia, despite the fact that Jews have been largely gone for five hundred years. Wandering through the narrow, winding streets, a few blocks from the Mezquita, one can’t help recalling peter De Vries’ remark about how so many places are named for what had to be removed in order to make them what they are “(Murphy, 2012, pg. 85).

And it is here I’d like to add a personal comment, and we wonder what the phenomenon of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture is all about?! Helene Fuld Hospital, Trenton Campus, Psychiatric Holding Area, in New Jersey and their use of electronic targeting and psychotronic torture! The seducers of human conscience! which may turn out to be either corrupt employees of the hospital itself! Or perhaps it is the “gods” of industry (specifically research and development employees) who have been instructed by their superiors to “turn water into wine or to turn shit into gold so we can make some money for ourselves in an economic niche! A miracle of rare device, in the advancement of new modern technologies in the name of science, and finding new markets for which to deploy them! It’s important to consider the work of Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality which was formerly titled “The Will to Knowledge”, and the role of the psychiatric hospital in correcting behavior and returning patients to their families in “much better condition” than when they left (Foucault, 1978, 1995). Remember Antonio Egas Montiz’s frontal lobotomy?

Defining Torture Creep

The concept of Torture Creep is attributed to Bush-era politics in response to 9/11 and the United States’ War on Terror. In an October 2007 Rasmussen poll, 27 percent of Americans surveyed said the United States should torture prisoners captured in the fight against terrorism, while 53 percent said it should not. In a 2012 YouGov poll, 41 percent said they would be willing to use torture — a gain of 14 points — while 34 percent would not, a decline of 19 points (Zegart, 2012). Hence the term “torture creep.” It is also important to note that white, far-right, liberal Republicans were suffering their own crisis of white masculinity during this time, holding public gatherings using the “N” word and touting pictures of Barrack Obama as an indigenous tribal “witch doctor.” The respondents in the 2012 pool were more pro-waterboarding, pro-threatening prisoners with dogs, pro-religious humiliation, and pro-forcing prisoners to remain naked and chained in uncomfortable positions in cold rooms. In fact, many of the polls prior to 2012 that were referenced by Amy Zegart in her article “Torture Creep” reported fewer people likely to use torture, recognizing it as wrong, than people who were willing to use and were okay with it. Even enthusiasm for assassinations of foreign heads of state has risen despite the fact our government has banned assassinating foreign leaders since 1976.

Although unlike Zegart’s opinion for the possible reason for the increase in the public’s desire for torture which she claims is because it is just “easier to support controversial policies after the controversy fades.” I believe torture creep is rooted in a more archaic and deep-seated place in the human psyche. That desire to annihilate and dehumanize those whom we fear most. The roots of sadism and the tendency to annihilate what seem like very real phantoms lurking in the shadows of our fears. There is no want for historical data for this fact involving “mental illness” and those placed in psychiatric hospitals.

We believe slavery has ended because there is no longer an industry for the slave trade. But yet everywhere we look today we see police brutality and the unnecessary killing of young black men and women by policing authorities. We see institutionalized forms of prejudice creeping into how young black women are treated in maternity wards. Are we to believe that violations of basic human rights no longer exist in the realm of psychiatry as well? A common narrative to the Phenomenon of Group (Gang) Stalking is that the individual is “mentally ill.” And are we to believe that because the human race no longer sees a purpose for institutionalized torture and laws that govern and inform it, the like and size of previous religious Inquisitions, that these acts of brutal torture no longer exist because it’s been “abolished” and it is no longer visible to the naked eye. This form of subtle torture is part of what is known as The Lesser Tradition of specialized tortures which will be discussed shortly.

“The legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, though not a proponent of torture, has argued that democratic governments should make provision for the issuance of official “torture warrants” that would sanction the use of torture in extreme cases — his argument being that torture is employed clandestinely in any event, and it would be better to subject it to legal regulation. “The major downside of any warrant procedure,” Dershowitz writes, “would be its legitimation of a horrible practice, but in my view, it is better to legitimate and control a specific practice that will occur, than to legitimate general practice of tolerating extra-legal actions, so long as they operate under the table of scrutiny and beneath the radar screen of accountability (Murphy, 2012, pg. 87).”

My personal comment is this. That it would never be accepted by conspicuous courts of law because legalized torture flies in the face of what American democracy stands for which is human decency and respect for basic personal rights. The legal proof that this would never be accepted by American legal democracy is the fact our courts do not recognize contracts of BDSM. “Torture warrants”, similar to BDSM, represent a violation of criminal battery laws. Important aspects for this study are the fact of criminal battery law and the site of the family are where people learn what modes of behavior are considered acceptable. “People on the margins of the law, or “in the shadow of the law” as it is commonly put by socio-legal scholars (Macaulay 1963; Mnookin and Kornhauser 1979), are important for this study because this is primarily where people construct consent and develop rules and norms to structure and define their internal relationships (Weinberg, 2016, pg. 10). The tie that binds the three elements, at least for me, is psychiatric treatment, the family, and the psychiatric institution where it is implemented. But to return to my main point, there is a reason why military courts exist and are kept separate from civilian courts. The laws that apply to each are both very different. This is because both BDSM and “torture warrants” lie at the intersection of law and cultural sociology. “Torture warrants” seem to mimic the phenomenon of what is now known as Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assault and psychotronic torture. What are the function of both informal laws and formal codesThe function of law is to shape human behavior. The paucity of work done on the phenomenon of Group (Gang) Stalking and electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture is enough to give voice to the informal nature of its rules, rules that operate in the “shadows of the law.”

Let us consider further Cullen Murphy’s thoughts on legitimized forms of torture historically instituted during Medieval Inquisitions:

“The Spanish Inquisition is not what Dershowitz had in mind, but it, too, sought to legitimate and control a regime of torture, just as the Medieval Inquisition had. Torture might once have been limited to crimina excepta — crimes of the utmost gravity — but over time that category was broadened, and the threshold of permissibility was lowered. The phenomenon is sometimes known as torture creep. It comes in various forms. In the aftermath of killing Osama bin Laden, in May 2011, a number of commentators asserted that the Al Qaeda leader’s hideout had been discovered owing mainly to information gleaned from torture — demonstrating just how worthwhile torture can be. The claim was not true, but the fact that it was made illustrates a moral slide: where once torture was seen as justified only by some “ticking time bomb” scenario, now it was seen as justifiable for obtaining useful intelligence of a lesser kind.

Inquisitors resorted to torture for one main purpose: to elicit statements by the victim, about himself or people he knew, that they could legally regard as “the truth.” Torture was not employed officially as punishment, though it would be impossible to rule out such a motivation — in the hearts of many who wield it, torture has always entailed some measure of punishment. Officially, it was a tool of jurisprudence — an essential element in the hierarchy of proof. Because the gravest of crimes brought a penalty of death, it was essential to have an ironclad assurance of guilty — and no assurance was more persuasive then a confession.

Darius Rejali, the most prominent modern specialist on torture, had divided certain torture techniques into what he calls the Greater and Lesser Stress Traditions. The Greater Tradition consists of methods that are applied with a few limitations and that leave victims with “permanent, visible injuries.” The Lesser Tradition comes with certain rules and leaves “fewer tell-tale marks.” When modern democracies resort to torture, as they do, their tendency has been toward the Lesser Tradition — easier to hide, easier to explain away (Murphy, 2012, pg. 87–88).”

And it is here we can connect the dots from the Lesser Stress Traditions of torture and the phenomenon we know today as Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture. When authoritarian regimes have no such concerns as “the law” because they operate in its shadows. The Lesser Stress Traditions of torture can operate in an environment in which secular authorities are unaware of its presence and it can treat “subjects” as they please, and where legal authority may be at a disadvantage in understanding what this invisible subject actually represents which is compromised freedom. Some of the methods employed could by their nature do irreparable damage. Cullen Murphy writes, “The moral may be that the regulation of torture never really works — it just points the practitioners in new directions. As Rejali writes, ‘When we watch interrogators, interrogators get sneaky.’”

In the end, the informal rules that govern prescribed torture are part of a social order that orders relationships. It is inherent in its culture and informal social rules like formal laws structure human behavior by enabling or constraining social action and by enabling cohesion of a collective (Durkheim, [1893], 1997; Giddens, 1984). We could certainly use this theory to explain why torture goes hand-in-hand with militarized cultures.

Sources:

Durkheim, Emile. (1893) 1997. The Division of Labor in Society. New York. Simon & Schuster.

Foucault, Michel. (1978). The History of Sexuality. New York. Pantheon Books.

Foucault, Michel. (1995). Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison. 2nd ed. New York. Vintage Books.

Giddens, Anthony. 1984. The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration. Berkeley, California. University of California Press.

Macaulay, Stewart. 1963. “Non-Contractual Relations and Business: A Preliminary Study.” American Sociological Review 28:55–69.

Mnookin, Robert H. and Lewis Kornhauser. 1979. “Bargaining in the Shadow of Law: The Case of Divorce.” Yale Law Journal 88:950–97.

Murphy, Cullen. (2012). God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World. New York. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Weinberg, Jill D. (2016). Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports, and The Politics of Injury. Oakland, California. University of California Press.

Zegart, Amy. (2012). Torture Creep: Why are more Americans accepting Bush-era policies than ever before? ForeignPolicy.com. Published September 25, 2012.

Considerations For Targeted Individual Populations Suffering Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Abuse in Tandem with their Targeting

The paranoid fear in many men who are batterers and perpetrators of domestic violence and intimate partner abuse can cause them to suffer delusions. Because of this, they may believe their wives, girlfriends, or intimate partners are “whores” and “prostitutes” who are having sex with other men. Or other outlandish beliefs that are delusions and hallucinations emanating out of a sick and twisted mind.

The great spectacle known as the sermo generalis, were public rituals of punishment and humiliation designed to shame the convicted (Murphy, 2012). Punishments like the wearing of a Scarlet Letter (“A” for adultery) as written in the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne or being locked up in a public stockade with a display telling the public what wrongs you had committed. For Unlawful Cardinal Knowledge. Progroms of conversions had begun long before any centralized, official inquisition was put into place. Although this behavior has been an ever-present theme for humanity, it has thereby transformed itself from one mode to the next. We see one of the most visible harbingers for change during the rise of Inquisitions during the 15th century.

The Inquisition would last some 350 years, and would not begin to wane until the early part of the 1820s. It would survive in Spain until 1834 where a royal decree would abolish them forever (Murphy, 2012). Yet, following the end of the Inquisitions, humanity would experience various extermination campaigns of targeted populations during the slavery era of antebellum in the United States, whereupon winning freedom for black slaves many slave owners exacted their authority to punish their possession by executing their slaves rather than granting them their freedom. Then, early in the 20th century, various medical doctors were allowed to conduct human experimentation on populations of people deemed “non-valuable”; prison inmates (Cina & Perper, 2010). Following all this, one of the grandest on a global scale, the German Jewish Holocaust of World War II in which German Jewish were systematically executed in gas chambers and used as human science experiments (Santner, 1990).

The last notable action of the Holy Roman Inquisition occurred in 1858 in Bologna, Papal States, when agents of the Inquisition removed a 6-year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara, from his family. When the Roman Catholic authorities learned the young boy was secretly baptized by his nursemaid who feared the young boy’s fate upon the boy’s falling ill and possibly dying from disease. Church law made it illegal for a Catholic to be raised by Jews. So, Pope Pius IX took the boy in and raised him as a Roman Catholic. The boy would go on to become a priest (Murphy, 2012).

Far from an actual execution, one might surmise the removal of the child was more of an act geared toward the extermination of the young boy’s DNA. For who’s to say if the young boy, if allowed to live with his Jewish family, might not have gone on to marry and produce children of his own. Thereby, propagating the seed of his own family lineage.

It was not only those who were accused of “Judaizing”, converting back to their former Jewish faith, a variety of specific transgressions were punishable by Inquisition including solicitations of sex by clergy in the confessional. The connection here I would like to make to my specific targeting as a woman and the delusion belief held by some men of my being (identity) as “nothing more than a whore” or in other words, “prostitute” and the reason behind my electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture would be to target me with illness and harassment because of some expressed mal behavior (Van Brunt, Murphy, Pescara-Kovach, Crance, 2019). This plays into rape myths and the notion “that somehow the woman was asking to be raped” (Kosloski, Diamond-Welch & Mann, 2018).

Once we consider the purpose of Inquisitions as a program of persecution and forcible conversion to undermined a community’s identity, as is the case with the Targeted Individual population, and that despite “converting to the wishes of their persecutors,” like many new Jews who had accepted Christianity were regarded by many Old Christians with suspicion as “Judaizers” or “Crypto-Jews” who secretly held fast to their former beliefs, we can come to an understanding that Inquisitions have never really left us. That it has, in fact, only transformed themselves a new.

And if we consider that the purpose of programs of persecution and forcible conversion undermined the right of the individual to their possessed identity, just as the Jews who had been forced to accepted Christianity, despite the turning of their will to the wishes of their persecutors — New Christians — were regarded by many Old Christians with suspicion as “Judaizers” or “crypto-Jews” who secretly held fast to their faith.”

“Does this not sound eerily similar to the plight of the Targeted Individual suffering electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture? That perhaps some type of “betrayal had in fact occurred” in the Targeted Individual’s life and that this “breach of contract” was in fact some informal, social, unspoken, unbreakable bond?

The phenomenon of programs of persecution and forcible conversion to undermine individual and community identity was built on former practices, policies, and protocols that targeted various outcast populations. It depends on the same old mechanisms; established cultural myths that exact punishment through law. Albeit, governed by a quasi-militarized, philanthropic law. Its protege of the Spanish Inquisition, censors wielding inkpots to blot out entire identities in campaigns targeting vulnerable and powerless populations (Mayer, 2016). It’s the extermination of the “undesirables” in a campaign by those who espouse a form of superior supremacy over “Other”. It’s the racially coded rhetoric wielded by the far-right radical liberal Republican during the Obama administration in what would appear as a manifestation of a mass crisis of white Republican masculinity (Mayer, 2016). It’s the usurpation of someone’s financial rights through criminal grand theft or similar to the denial of expressive sexual identity by rendering the libido of the individual; silento. (Walker, 1998; Barna, 2021). Or the silencing by Betty Broderick of her ex-husband and new wife through homicide. An absolute and altogether denial of civil rights. The only difference is that adultery is no longer considered a criminal offense. If sexual deviance still had been considered a crime, we would require more houses to pen in immoral sexual behaviors than there would be actual places to build homes. Yes, Bill Clinton was impeached but was he ever incarcerated for “not having sex with that girl”?

“Because I am a woman, it’s hard for me to believe that my Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assault and psychotronic torture isn’t about my sex.”

We need to consider the connection of an outside influence (by-proxy) operating in the context of the abuse in cases of Targeted Individual populations suffering electronic physical assaults and psychotronic torture in tandem with domestic violence (Mendoza, Diaz & Carbajal, 2021).

As a victim of domestic violence, it’s hard for me to believe that my family is solely responsible for my individual targeting. And this provides the actual perpetrator of the targeted assaults and torture a convenient place to hide because this is a repeated vocal perspective on the part of many victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. This leads me to believe that the perpetrator of the actual orchestrator of my targeting maybe someone well versed in criminal investigations and police procedures. If he/she is, this fact would be well known to them and it would give them an excellent opportunity to manipulate and exploit a domestic violence/intimate partner case as well as hide his role in the crime.

Source:

Barna, Karen. (2021). Signs, Symbols, Icons, and Indexes: How to Understand and Appreciate Art Analysis. ProclivitysPrincipleWisdom.medium.com. Published May 30, 2021. Retrieved online October 13, 2021. https://proclivitysprinciplewisdom.medium.com/signs-symbols-icons-and-indexes-how-to-understand-and-appreciate-art-analysis-1b86c210994a

Cina, Stephen & Perper, Joshua. (2010). When Doctors Kill: Who, Why and How. New York. Copernicus Books.

Kosloski, Anne E., Diamond-Welch, Bridget K., & Mann, Olivia. (2018). “The Presence of Rape Myths in the Virtual World: A Qualitative Textual Analysis of the Steubenville Sexual Assault Case.” Violence and Gender. Vol. 5, №3. Published online Oct. 5, 2018.

Mayer, Jane. (2016). Dark Money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right. New York. Doubleday.

Mendoza, Olga; Diaz, Renán; & Carbajal, Maria. (2021) “Feminicide Violence Before and During the COVID-19 Health Emergency.” Violence and Gender. Vol. 8, №3. Published in September 2021 issue.

Murphy, Cullen. (2012). God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the making of the modern world. Boston, Mass. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Santner, Eric L. (1990). Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany. Ithaca, New York. Cornell University Press.

Van Brunt, Brian; Murphy, Amy; Pescara-Kovach, Lisa; Crance, Gina-Lyn. “Early Identification of Grooming and Targeting in Predatory Sexual Behavior on College Campuses.” Violence and Gender. Vol. 6, №1. March 11, 2019.

Walker, Michelle Boulous. (1998). Philosophy and the Maternal Body: Reading silence. New York. Routledge.

“God’s Jury” and the Modern Inquisitorial Process of Creating Modern Service Security Surveillance Systems with Right Wing Dark Money 

Edward Sorel’s illustration from the cover of “God’s Jury” by Cullen Murphy

A few years back, well maybe more than just a few years back, my dad was still alive. I was greeted at the lunch meat counter at my local Ewing Shop Rite by an old acquaintance. Will call him “Joe.” He was a former acquaintance from a former lifetime.

But in order for you to understand the whole picture of my story, I need to explain a few things. The time period this “meeting” occurred in was a few years after a sexual assault I reported to my local prosecutor’s office. I was sexually assaulted by a person I was familiar with and with whom I trusted. Following the tragic and sudden death of a close relative, I relapsed into drug use again after 5 years of sobriety. After this sudden death, I had begun to work out a lot to ward off the anxiety I felt about not being accepted by my family. As a result, I lost a lot of weight. One night, while out with one of my “friends,” my “friend” kept encouraging me to use again. I resisted attempts several times and, then, at the last moment, before leaving the bar, I gave in. This was the point of a trajectory.

When women are sexually assaulted while actively using drugs or alcohol as part of their lifestyle choice, they are usually recommended to a rehabilitation center. A few years after my sexual assault, I was forced into treatment. I then made a conscious decision to never use street drugs again and to distance myself as far as I could from the people I had previous associations with. That was in 2006. Although I would still imbibe alcohol a few times a week, I had come to a point in which I could actively imagine a better lifestyle for myself, free from my former associations.

Then, one day at the lunch meat counter, “Joe” tried to strike up a conversation with me. He asked me about a former boyfriend I had dated while I was between the ages of 19 and 20 years old. Let’s call him “Dean.” I was very cold and stand-offish to “Joe” because he had instructed “Dean” to push my head into a couch chair and hold it there one day while “Dean” and I were in the middle of an argument. Because of Joe’s guidance, Dean physically assaulted me. Because of this I always viewed “Joe” as a predator and most likely a psychopath. Who encourages a guy to physically assault a woman? Aren’t men supposed to respect a lady? I don’t believe anything that comes out of this man’s mouth. Joe was also with a woman at the lunch meat counter who had light reddish-blonde hair, and I believe light-colored eyes although my memory is a little faulty. Joe kept referencing this woman with glances for guidance from here. Joe apologized to me and said he truly didn’t have any memory of those specific events. He said he was “sorry” and asked if “I would forgive him?” I looked at him like he was a plague of locus come to destroy my crops. I said, “No.” I couldn’t care less if he could not remember those events from that day or not, and I told him in no uncertain terms, to basically, “FUCK OFF!” I told him I had been so far removed from my former lifestyle I used to entertain in my early adulthood that I didn’t want to know any of those people anymore. Recovery is about avoiding people, places, and things and also because I believed that probably half of my former associations were either psychopaths or sociopaths. People who had been ill-informed about the purpose of life, just like myself. The lifestyle I had led, active in the drug culture and bar scene, no longer plagued me simply because I actively chose recovery and now preferred a healthy lifestyle. I told him I was healthy and a practicing vegan and exercising daily. He then told me that he had “cancer” and was “dying” and “would I please forgive him.” This is the classic ploy of psychopath/sociopath. A “feel sorry for me” game card pulled from the trickster’s bag of tricks. They feign some type of “struggle” and try to win you to their side through sympathy. I’ve seen it a million times.

I believe Joe’s occupation is as a day contractor, although I’m not certain of this. But, in any event, why would I grant a liar forgiveness? I could feel the aversion toward Joe and Dean reverberate in every part of my body. I had allowed myself to be manipulated by men who were rotten and no good for me. Joe had asked if “I wanted to see Dean again.” I thought to myself, “What the fuck do you think?” I replied, “No.”

Honestly, I might have never come to this point in my recovery unless I had been raped which ended the trajectory events, a trajectory that started with my relapse in 2003. A distasteful and bitter pill to swallow; it truly was a revelation that unveiled itself before my eyes. It had somehow pulled all those dark puzzle pieces together to show me that what I had been doing was seriously wrong, even though I secretly knew this deep down inside of me. Such are the lies we tell ourselves. I believed that “my drug use was okay” because “everybody I knew was doing it.” I had even heard of some professional doctors who did it. And besides, these people were my “friends.” Certainly, a friend wouldn’t victimize me. Would they?

Of all the Creepypasta, this story could make one of the best urban legends although it is far from being a myth. The story where the girl who believes it’s okay to get drunk or use street drugs because everyone, she is with, is also doing it. And so, she must somehow be “safe” is far more common than you think. The myth that “surely these people would “respect” me because we commonly identify with one other” is never a certainty. In fact, when considering the nature of man, it is mostly not true. How could a bunch of people that don’t know how to respect themselves be informed about how to respect others? So, my cold and stand-offish stance towards Joe was a psychic defense elicited by a predator who had presented himself to me. I was trying to stay safe.

Shortly after this, my electronic and psychotronic targeting and torture began. I became known as a Targeted Individual. How does this play into the possible reasons for my targeting? Honestly, I don’t know, simply because there are so many other events to consider in my timeline as well.

The most important point I want to make regarding my electronic targeting, psychotronic torture, and group (gang) stalking is this. Over the platform Quora.com, when I discussed my experiences as a Targeted Individual. I was greeted with a response from a man, presumably white, who informed me “it’s because you can’t imagine something better for yourself.” What the fuck? Really? That’s the reason!? The reason I deserve to be tortured and punished!? This means the reason for my targeting is rooted in difference. It is rooted in the difference of identity. It is rooted in the things that divide us and not join us together. The targeting implies that I am not favored because I don’t belong to the right “social grouping.” This is an age-old phenomenon that has gone by many names throughout human history. Most noted for these horrors, based in difference of identity, were the Jewish and Christian holy wars from the Bible (Pagels, 1995), witch trials (Hill, 2002) and other religious inquisitions as well as the many genocides that have taken place over the ages (Santner, 1990). We could look to more modern events like what happened in Charlottesville Virginia. Where on August 11–12, 2017 a Unite the Right Rally took place. Many far-right supporters of white supremacy actively protested including the groups alt-right, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and various right-wing militias. As a result, conflict, and fights broke out when counter-protestors supporting the proposed removal of the statue of General Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville’s former Lee Park. Later a counter-protestor was killed by rally participants who purposefully and willfully drove his car into the crowd (Berreby, 2018, pp.48–49). It is far more than a science of race. It is a science of psychoanalysisobject relations, and identity. The “feverish pitch” that ensues after the realization of a collective narcissistic wound suffered, has marked historical events like the end of World War I and the events that spoked the Charlottesville race riots. Facts tying events of white supremacy and a crisis of white masculinity, to a prior time in American presidential history, when a black Senator from Illinois took the oval office which was immediately followed by a fascist leader.

“In a review of Cullen Murphy’s book, Edward Peters writes, “Murphy ponders ‘what . . . any inquisition really is: a set of disciplinary practices targeting specific groups, codified in law, organized systematically, enforced by surveillance, exemplified by severity, sustained over time, backed by institutional power, and justified by a vision of the one true path. Considered that way, the Inquisition is more accurately viewed not as a relic, but as a harbinger.’ In this sense then, Jane Mayer, author of “Dark Money” writes, ‘Cullen Murphy finds the ‘inquisitorial impulse’ alive, and only too well, in our [modern] world.’”

Subnote: My original studies began with an investigation into religious philosophy as I was educated in a Roman Catholic school system for 13 years. Later I would take up Bible study in my young adult life, between the ages of 23–25. As a result of my early education, I was influenced to pursue readings in religious philosophy as conflict is often rooted in differences of religious identity (Capp, 2009).

Sources:

Berreby, David. “The Things That Divide Us”National Geographic Magazine. April 2018. Vol. 233, №4. pp.46–67. “We are wired at birth to tell Us from Them and to favor our own group.” The focus of this special issue is on race, Black and White, and group identity.

Capps, D. “God Diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.” Pastoral Psychol 58, 193–206 (April 2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11089-008-0139-9

Hill, Frances. (2002). A Delusion of Satan: The full story of the Salem witch trials. Cambridge, Mass. Da Capo Press. Original copyright 1995.

Mayer, Jane. (2016). Dark money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right. New York. Doubleday.

Murphy, Cullen. (2012). God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the making of the modern world. Boston, Mass. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Pagels, Elaine. (1995). The Origins of Satan. New York. Random House. The focus of this book is on the New Testament gospels following the fall of Christ and how the character “Satan” develops during this historic and influential time period.

Peters, Edward. “God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World, by Cullen Murphy.” The Washington Post. Book Review. Published on January 13, 2012. Retrieved online September 28, 2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/gods-jury-the-inquisition-and-the-making-of-the-modern-world-by-cullen-murphy/2012/01/02/gIQAT1iywP_story.html

Santner, Eric L. (1990). Stranded Objects: Mourning, Memory, and Film in Postwar Germany. Ithaca, New York. Cornell University Press.

How Loss of Identity is Achieved through Combined Acts of Narcissism and Group (Gang-Related) Psychology: An analysis

In the study of human medicine, there are patients known and termed “resistant to treatment.” I believe a percentage of the population of people that make up the group known as Targeted Individuals may be patients diagnosed as “resistant to treatment.” The only way forced treatment can occur is if you become a ward of the state through incarceration, you have been committed by a psychiatrist and deemed unable to interpret reality or care for oneself because of a mental diagnosis. Or you have given over your body to experimental science to be experimented on for payment. The latter scenario is more a business arrangement than a forced condition by a state authority or medical doctors. We can certainly compare Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel’s chapter on Narcissism and Group Psychology to uncover and understand how the psychopathological thinking of one in a superior position of power (say a medical doctor or nurse) might disguise his/her true anal sadistic character thru professional occupation, and attempt to “cure” all human ills. The comparative illustration that Chasseguet-Smirgel supplies us with, in her book Creativity and Perversion, is in her analysis of a film “The Corpse Incinerator.” A movie shown in Paris during the 1970s and one that was not shown for any considerable length of time. The story is of a criminal pervert necrophile, which although different from the those carrying out gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture, makes a perfect example to demonstrate the metempsychosis that in all things annihilation does not exist and that things simply “change form.” In the “changing of form,” we can illustrate the victim’s impending “loss of identity.”

To briefly summarize Chassegeut-Smirgel’s analysis of the storyline in the movie “The Corpse Incinerator” a pervert necrophile is a crematorium worker who perceives death as a beautiful thing. His philosophical logic is Death frees one from the soul (the body). The body is clearly likened to a “blemish” that the main character in the movie helps to get rid of. The main character himself will become the murderer of his wife and children because they have “impure blood” in them. Here is the thinking of the pervert carrying out acts of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture against a population of labeled “schizophrenics” and/or the “mentally ill” who, by interpretation of the gang stalking narratives, may have been diagnosed as “resistant to treatment” and/or “cannot imagine anything better for themselves,” as one man over Quora.com expressed to me when I discussed my experiences with gang stalking and targeted electronic physical assault and psychotronic torture. He spoke to me as if I was an annoyance, a petty inconvenience he had to put up with. In the movie, the human body clearly becomes “a blemish” in society that must be expunged at all cost thru the incinerator at the crematorium. In a similar vein, the “imposed treatments” of targeted electronic physical assault and psychotronic torture are meant to annihilate and transform the victim. We can certainly connect this logic to my Quora “friend” who was incredibly helpful in disclosing his own psychopathological way of thinking to me. The main character of this movie imagines a huge collective crematorium where he will offer up his services to the German Nazi and he will end in believing he is the Dalai Lama.

We can, thru comparative religious study, compare the use of mysticism in ancient Egyptian religious worship and the creation of a capacitor attached to images of the Baghdad Battery on wall relief at Hathor and boxes inlaid with metal where they may have believed they had actually divined the power of Ra, the sun god, through a magical box. Thus, we see, and can interpret man’s “God Complex.” In the movie, we see the use of mysticism to magnify the power of the pervert to remove all “fecal character to transform excrement into gold and to transform digestion — which in the movie is combustion, just like incineration — into a marvelous alchemy freeing the soul from the body which is nothing more than refuse” (Chassegeut-Smirgel, 1984)Bela Grunberger (1959), and a contemporary psychoanalyst to Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, wrote of the element of digestion in the anal sadistic universe as “digestion as a fragmentation of ingested food and its degradation into less and less differentiated elements, which progressively lose their former peculiarities, and forming finally a homogeneous mass, the fecal bolus” (Chassegeut-Smirgel, 1984). Those who have been electronically targeted have previewed the pervert’s anal-sadistic universe and it is one that can be described as an act, sustaining a fantasy where breaking down the barriers which separate individual from individual (doctor from patient, brother from sister, daughter from father, child from adult, the molecules in the body from each other) the fantasy destroys reality and creates an alternate one. An alternate reality where all differences are abolished. And here we have the pervert who does not respect the boundaries of another person’s being. As certain parts of the body remain private and secluded, off-limit boundaries that aren’t meant to be touched as the Constitutional Doctrines imply, the anal sadistic pervert breaches the imposed legal limits and violates the liberty and freedom of the individual (Minnesota State University, Constitutional Amendment Summary, 2021). And here, of course, of specific interest is the Fourth Amendment. The ambiguity in this principle astounds me and we can uncover journal articles that clearly provide examples the criminal act of rape has still been a perplexing “concept in crisis” as rape myths still proliferate our culture (Conaghan, 2019; Chiroro, Bohner, Viki & Jarvis, 2004). If we have, at this late date in the history of humanity, a “concept in crisis” regarding sexual assault because of these rape myths, then imagine what type of crisis we have in concepts advancing technologies in science such as cloning and neuroethical issues in brain initiatives. “In the name of advancement of the sciences,” other specific social groups and radical right-wing conservative liberals, who want to remain unregulated by government interference and totally free to do as they please. We have seen when and where medical authorities have violated the medical and ethical guidelines of certain people. Concerns have now shifted from cloning to neuroethical issues in the ethical research of brain initiatives. Some of the latest research developments are utilizing electromagnetic frequency on the brain as well as optic light sources to control animal emotions like fear, aggression, sadness, as well as clinical depression. These latest neurological research projects may certainly help treat feelings of emotional fear for terminally ill patients facing end-of-life decisions.

In recounting my experiences with targeted electronic physical assault and psychotronic torture, I have established a connection when recording my blood sugar and blood pressure readings to analyze dated events of targeted electronic physical assaults and psychotronic torture. When I am targeted electronically and psychotronically and forced into a stupor to sleep, and which happened again yesterday on 9/11, I observe through routine blood sugar checks an increase in my blood sugar readings. An increase of 40 to 50 points. I believe this is due because sleeping during the night I am less inclined to drink water and to have an additional period of sleep during the day as well, were there is reduced activity and the ability to drink water creates this same scenario for dehydration. The stress of the targeting has also has taken its toll on my blood pressure and anxiety levels. I am almost inclined to believe these targeted electronic assaults, as well as psychotronic torture, are meant as palliative hospital care because I refuse psyche treatment programs. Although when these electronically induced sedative sleeps occur, I directly witness a reduction in blood pressure and I attribute it to someone trying to treat my medical comorbidity from afar and as someone clandestinely trying to “treat disease.” Possibly an impostor who, hiding behind some veil of concealment, as in the movie “The Corpse Incinerator,” is carrying out a perverted fantasy as a competent employed citizen. I had previously stated in the study of human medicine there are patients known and diagnosed as “resistant to treatment.” I am certainly one of these psychiatric patients, and my father was a hospice patient. As a patient resistant to “treatment” I professed my right to choose my own forms of mind-altering substances and that included religious beliefs. As there exist many individuals who despise religion because they believe it “hampers progress,” not unlike the radical right conservative-liberal that believe government interference hampers progress. Taking someone’s belief in God away thru the use of mystical illusion rooted in physics is a violation of someone’s first amendment rights.

I want to be clear to note this phenomenon of targeted electronic assaults and psychotronic torture clearly hints toward purposes in palliative care in the area of hospice type arrangements. Sedating the terminally ill or making one believe they are “terminal” or experiencing psychotic hallucinations. This is a hint towards my father’s end-stage of life care and his personal experience with targeted electronic physical assaults as he conveyed them to me.

The one term alluded to, but never spoken of, by Michel Foucault in his book The History of Sexuality, according to Alenka Zupančič, is the term human unconscious. And how the human unconscious can influence a doctor’s imposed choice to medically treat certain vulnerable, disadvantaged, and marginalized groups because they are the “blemished” and make excellent research test subject fodder.

Sources:

Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine. (1984). Creativity and Perversion. London. Free Association Books.

Chiroro, P., Bohner, G., Viki, G., & Jarvis, C. (2004). Rape Myth Acceptance and Rape Proclivity. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(4), 427–442.

Conaghan, .J. (2019). The Essence of Rape. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(1). The article states, “If we can’t say what rape is, how can we struggle against it.” This very question is at the heart of the criminal activity called Gang Stalking, Targeted Electronic Physical Assault, and Psychotronic Torture. It becomes an ambiguous term that although covered broadly by federal laws, uncovering the identity of the perpetrators becomes a difficult and tedious task leaving many targeted people without resources abandoned, placed in a difficult position, and without help. After the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack on May 6, 2021, the identity of the perpetrators were only uncovered with extensive federal resources of the FBI, Department of Justice, and federal intelligence community.

Foucault, Michel. (1978). The History of Sexuality. New York. Pantheon Books.

Zupančič, Alenka & , (2016). Biopolitics, Sexuality and the Unconscious. Paragraph, 39(1), 49–64.

Minnesota State University. Constitutional Amendment Summary. Retrieved online September 12, 2021. https://mankato.mnsu.edu/constitution-day/the-constitution/constitutional-amendments-summary/

Sanders, Laura. “Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity?” Science & Society. Sciencenews.org. Published February 11, 2021. Retrieved online September 12, 2021.

DCODE by Discovery. (2019). “Coakroach and Brain Cell Hacking. YouTube.com Published January 23, 2019. Retrieved online September 12, 2021. U.S. scientists turn cockroaches into living robots, and another team claims it has found a way to switch emotion-controlling human brain cells off at a click of a buttonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN2t4HvT9LY

Barna, Karen. (2021). Bondage and Discipline and The Making of New Markets for Commercial Consumer fetishism in the Era of e-Stimulation. Medium.com. Published February 13, 2021. Retrieved online September 12, 2021. https://proclivitysprinciplewisdom.medium.com/bondage-and-discipline-and-the-making-of-new-markets-for-commercial-consumer-fetishism-in-the-era-d240e7ac2eb9

How Gang Stalking with Electronic Targeted Assault Contributed to My Loss of Identity: One person’s private account

On September 3rd I had a doctor’s appointment. A very important doctor’s appointment because I had stopped going to the doctor’s office visits and I had stopped taking my medications because of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults. My blood pressure reading was high while I was in the office so my doctor refilled my medications and asked me to keep a log of my morning blood pressure readings as well as a blood sugar log. I have several chronic conditions. These are only two of them. I’m not going to share each day’s reading results but I will share with you the effects of electronic targeted physical assaults. See if you can notice a change? The entry log reads as follows:

Sept. 4, 2021

7:18 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 7:21 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I washed and showered)

Sept. 5, 2021

7:40 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 7:43 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I washed and showered)

Sept. 6, 2021 (Labor Day)

9:15 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 9:18 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I DID NOT wash and shower)

Sept. 7, 2021

9:53 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 9:57 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I DID NOT wash and shower)

Sept. 8, 2021

10:12 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 10:16 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I DID NOT wash and shower. I did not wash and shower until September 9th)

Did you notice something the change? If you take notice, the time changes as I was initially waking up early to bathe, monitor my blood pressure, and record my blood sugar. I stopped taking daily showers as well. This is how electronic targeted physical assaults affect me. And as a result, I have suffered a loss of identity because of it. Electronic targeted assaults make it virtually impossible for a person to exercise and properly care for themselves. As a result, I cannot stay as healthy as I possibly can by keeping my blood pressure as well as my blood sugar in check through routine exercise and simple physical movement because it psychotronically incapacitates me.

In addition, my electronic targeted assaults sedates me and makes me drowsy so I doze off to sleep making me less active. It has also caused me to become dehydrated from a lack of drinking water. Dehydration, in turn, can increases glucose and sodium in the bloodstream. My targeting is making it impossible for me to control my blood pressure as well as my blood sugar through physical exercise and simple routine movement. As a result, I have to depend on pharmaceuticals to do this for me. Drugs are big business. Some might even say Dark Business infiltrated with Dark Money. I mean who can benefit from my FSA and HSA spending dollars (welfare healthcare insurance stipend)? Obama/NJ Family Care State-Run Health Care?

Since the collapse of the modern industrial economy and the beginning of the post-industrial economy (the service economy) and following the events of the Great Recession in 2008/2009 America has become familiar with a narrative. It is a narrative in reports for Gang Stalking with Electronic Targeted as well as Electronic Targeted Physical Assaults and Psychotronic Torture. It is hard for an average Joe to understand whether these accounts are real or fake as many people blame the reports on “mentally ill” “deluded” individuals who are in need of “therapy.” And in some cases that may be the case. It is so easy to blame others via snap judgments without proper investigatory work and a clear understanding of the phenomenon. For example, it’s easy to blame social welfare recipients by claiming their “lazy” and “stupid.” Everything we encounter and observe isn’t as it presents itself to be all the time. Often there are entire stories to be told that remain hidden beneath the surface of superficiality. Some narrative reports definitely seem petty accusations not rooted in sound logic. For example, one person reported she was gang stalked while she was in a McDonald’s drive-thru line waiting to be served when some guy pulled right in front of her, cut her off, and prevented her from being the next person served. Clearly, it may also be the lack of linguistic skills in accurately detailing events of their history and a person’s ability to accurately understand and have knowledge of what the phenomenon actually consists of. Some people believe the government is covertly manipulating them in clandestine CIA “mind control” programs which there is no evidence to support government involvement. It in all likelihood is the result of organized criminal behavior and community stalking in behavior that demonstrates a certain pattern of conduct.

For me, in my personal narrative, the reason for my targeting has been a forced loss of identity. Where once I awoke early each morning to exercise and maintain a healthy weight, I have become morbidly obese through forced sedation, remotely and clandestinely delivered, by someone holding a handheld device or “God in a Box”. If you haven’t read an account of ancient man’s attempt attempts to develop ancient forms of technology and seduce onlookers with the magic of electricity utilizing the Baghdad Battery, please click on the following link —ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TECHNOLOGY: A Form of Egyptian Electricity, The Baghdad Battery, and A Visitation in the Night — Proclivities’ Principle Wisdom (wordpress.com).

A loss of identity may be a welcomed event such as in divorce or a loss of a job one might despise. But a loss of identity can be painful and difficult as in when someone losses their legs in a catastrophic accident. The Gang Stalking narrative of victims in a research report that investigated individual accounts of victims who had been gang stalked definitely suggests this. Thru forced incurred losses, the victim losses their former identity to now become “a victim of gang stalking” and one suffering stolen identity. A person can be changed mentally when events take away persons, places, and things. This is how the natural course of aging and maturity happens. If you think about the loss of identity suffered by the aged, you can certainly understand William Shakespeare’s quote that begins “Life is but a stage…” If you think about the loss of identity suffered by violent crime we can look to Ariel Castro. Ariel Castro’s teenage victims clearly suffered a premature loss of identity as we can definitively say these teenagers went from high school students, someone’s dependent child cared for by a loving parent, and someone’s close classmate and friend to kidnapped victim, incarcerated in a house, chained to a bed and raped daily. Those events forever changed their identity. They would never go back to just being regular teenagers. They became women of rape at an early age. What caused Amanda Berry to flee Castro’s home? Amanda Berry decided to flee the house because she gave birth to a baby girl as a result of rape. When the child became the age of 5, she began to ask questions about Amanda’s shackles and chains. She was told by her mother they were just “bracelets.” Amanda’s daughter would also be denied the privilege of attending school for fear Amanda’s identity (now a kidnap victim who had been a missing child) would be found out.

If you connect the dots from the familiar scenes of kidnapping and the usurpation of freedoms Targeted Individuals suffer in everyday life, you can come to an understanding how this is human behavior following a course of conduct (supporting a victim narrative) that demonstrates a very similar pattern in semiotics and language; denial of rights. Albeit, a language that remains mostly silent and explicitly unspoken and hidden. Knowledge in reading silence and symbolism is required to understand this type of phenomenon. Furthermore, in the study of psychoanalysis, there are two fault lines that represent acts of extreme terrorism. We consider acts of extreme terrorism as those acts carried out by foreign nationals on American domestic soil and behavior demonstrating a certain pattern of conduct. But the same two fault lines appear in relatively minor acts of what could certainly be considered forms of domestic terrorism; gang stalking violence and mass random shootings. The first psychic fault line of masculinity involves gender and selfhood in relation to women and femininity. That is to say, not being a little girl. The second psychic fault line of masculinity involves being an adult man and not a little boy; unhumiliated. That is to say, not a little boy humiliated by a father or other adult male relative. This primarily has been statistically analyzed in patterns of male-to-male aggression as well as theorized by Freudian psychology to be primarily a male-to-male affair or the original father-to-son affair; humiliation that provokes male-to-male violence. However, this does not address the male-to-female affair and the paranoid-schizoid personality constellation of men who rape women nor does it address the female-to-female affair. We know from statistics that a small population of women commit violent acts. The work of Melanie Klein has primarily been concerned with this mother-to-son affair as well as the mother-to-daughter affair in regard to female masculinities and the violence against Other. A key feature of this psychic theatrical stage is an act of humiliation or perceived humiliation.

We can certainly go on to surmise this to be, at least one reason, in some cases regarding the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture. Some event experienced by the perpetrator of gang stalking was perceived as humiliating and that person will neither be humiliated by a male and made to feel like a “little boy” nor be made to feel feminine like a “little girl.” Of course, we see these same extreme acts of violence in the terrorism of gangland-style murders, but the psychic roots all converge on a similar patterned theme (course of conduct) that exposes the fragile fault lines of an ego. It has been called the Achilles Complex from the Illiad as Achilles is a junior man who, suffering a humiliating blow by a superior officer, is also driven by a thirst for glory. If you are interested in reading further about the theory of the Achilles Complex please click on the following link — The Fragilities and Fault Lines of Masculinity — Proclivities’ Principle Wisdom (wordpress.com).

I’m going to pose a question and this is purely theoretical and for the acquisition of knowledge on this topic. If you wanted to hurt a male, without killing him, how would you do it? If you wanted to hurt a female, without killing her, how would you do it? You would, no doubt have to know a little something about your intended victims like what’s important to them. What objects they hold dear and near and where their “treasures” lay. But not all treasures are comprised of gold and diamonds. This is definitely something to think about when analyzing cases of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture. Freedom to come and go as one pleases in their home environment is pretty important and I am also reminded of a poem by Sir Edward Dyer, “My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is.” It is possible to steal someone’s body as in the case of rape or sexual assault. But can someone still your mind? Your lifestyle? Your identity? Control of your body? Who you are at the very core? And if they can, what does this imply about the future of American democracy and the people living within its borders where freedoms are no longer protected by a person’s constitutional rights?

A Crisis of White Masculinity in the Age of Obama and a Discussion on What Motivates Gang Stalking with Electronic Targeted Physical Assaults

One of the many sign posters printed by the Tea Party (white billionaire conservative Republican protesters) who also touted the phrase “Obama’s Bin Lyin” insisting Congress should “Impeach Obama Now.”

In the book, American Identity in the Age of Obama which is attributed to multiple authors, in particular in Chapter 6, “White Masculinities in the Age of Obama: Rebuilding or Reloading,” a particular demographic was considered in the face of a clear and present crisis of white masculinity. The book noted the identity crisis associated with white, older, middle-class men living in rural areas. A connection can be made with white, elite, farming/plantation business owners. With this specific demographic population, the connection is a similar one made to and written about in Chapter 6, The Crisis of White Masculinity, which can be found over JSTOR and is located in my reference section. A similar crisis of white masculinity seemed to occur during the abolishment of slavery, and in particular, we see a similar crisis of masculinity occurring during historic time periods that threatened populations of the predominant male identity. This certainly happened during the Salem witch trials as a comparison between these inexcusable executions and the expulsion of Anne Hutchinson. That is, a threat to the personal manhood of a predominant white leader in the community.

It is, for this reason, the study of identity during the period of Colonialism and Postcolonialism would be most appropriate to understanding the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults (directed energy weapons) and psychotronic torture because it is this time period that gave rise to the radical right, middle class, white conservative male leaders. The forms of behaviors that have historically been harbingers for change in Colonial America have predominantly surrounded the threat to white masculine identity. During this time period, we see the event of the Boston Tea Party. Whether or not you hold a supportive position to the action taken during this historical event or view it as a radical, aggressive move in opposition to authority and the law depends on your political orientation.

Reading postcolonial female writers is important to gain a foundation of knowledge regarding modern female identity and feminine identity crisis as we explore feminine object relations during the colonial era and Postcolonial era and beyond into the modern period. I say this because I am a female writer interested in psychoanalysis and identity.

In addition to the study of postcolonial feminine identity and beyond, postcolonial masculine identity (1780–1830) or even a better, the term the Late Modern Period extending from the (the 1750s through 1940s) following French and American RevolutionsIndustrial Revolution, the Great Divergence, and the early World Wars is important to gaining an understanding of how both feminine and masculine identities have changed over time. Important also is the Great Divergence and it too is tied to the crisis of white masculinity as it represented changing social roles. Additionally, the concept of the time period, that of Colonialism (1607 to 1776), it would seem that the fragmented stranded existence of some modern masculine identities who would still like to practice or policy control by one people or power over other peoples or areas. In the phenomenon known as gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture we certainly can make the connection to the fragmented, stranded, crisis in identity of the perpetrators to such acts. Colonialism was tied to British Monarch Rule and Absolutism and manifested the delusions of Satan spawning the execution of not only witches but also some warlocks and the expulsion of Anne Hutchinson from her religious community based on the testimonial, she was a Jezebel. We can therefore say, with a high degree of certainty that the manifestation of delusions goes back centuries to past historical religious inquisitions among many other historical events expressing harbingers for change.

“Change is inevitable but with it comes new possibilities.” ~The Answers

In the book, Dark Money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right, we see a similar crisis of white masculinity among the radical right conservative Republicans during the Obama administration. Interestingly, where the crisis of white masculinity takes place during postcolonial America, where its development coincides with developments like the end of the Western frontier closing and the disappearing opportunities for economic independence in an era of bureaucratization of business. If we look at the history of American manhood it would reveal several co-extensive phenomena. In fact, if we delved even farther into history during the time of Medieval Inquisitions, we would uncover men dressed as the religious authority (Inquisitors) who were pardoned and given “absolution” from God if they used instruments of torture. In the modern era, we have the German Holocaust where we see a German Identity Crisis on a mass scale as the very core of what it meant to be German was questioned.

Upon a brief perusal of a number of historical harbingers, we see similarities to events that transpire and the basic similar human condition contributing to violence. What remains unchanged in all of this is the human heart and the human psyche and the fact that innate aggression resides within our species especially when manhood, or womanhood for that matter, is challenged. So, we can speculate this to be the cause and root of the phenomenon known as gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture.

We might question, “What motivated a group of well-educated, upper-class, white men to dress up as American Indians and throw tea into the Boston harbor?” We might question, “What motivated a plantation owner to lynch his own black slaves following the fall of slavery, in the face of their begging for life?” “What motivated a group of wealthy Republican businessmen to print up posters of Barrack Obama dressed like an African witch doctor, outfitted with body paint and a bone through his nose, above the word “socialism?” During the Obama administration, the level of unprovoked racism manifesting itself among the radical right Republican conservative groups fearful on the horizon of American socialism, the national healthcare plan, and free healthcare, which had to be policed and monitored for their radical depictions that were racially offensive.

Similar to the element of “dark money,” with their formation of so-called “socialist organizations” set up with a tax code of 501(c)(4), the IRS code for tax-exempt as “social welfare organizations” that can participate in politics so long as it’s not the group’s primary focus. Such nonprofits can hide the identities of their donors from the public, reporting them only to the IRS. This is what is meant by “dark money groups.” Comparing this level of non-transparency and gang stalking with electronic targeting physical assault and psychotronic torture we similar attempts to change the outcome of events, territories, and elections.

Identity is often associated with “sameness and distinctiveness” yet it also has its “contradictions”. That is, we all have our differences and we all have our contradictory selves.

The term “identity crisis” refers to a psychological conflict that entails social confusiona sense of detachment, and a loss of oneself such as when a political ruling party losses majority control as we witnessed during the Obama era or when large popular religious movements such as the Cathers in southern France and the Waldensians in both southern France and northern Italy who were considered “apostate” or heretical to Christianity during the Medieval Inquisitions spanning 1184 to 1230 AD.

In studying identity crisis, and its subsequent psychological disorders, there have been integral topics to study. For example, the study of Colonialism and Postcolonialism is imperative for an adequate understanding of psychoanalysis, as human history tells us a lot. Postcolonial feminist theories in female identity crisis have been conceptualized to delve into the boundaries of the self and move beyond the social dynamics through which the female subject explores and questions her identity separate and apart from her ruling counterpart, male patriarchy. It is no different when studying mass random shooting events and the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults; a person’s identity has been challenged and put into question, a person’s sense of self has become disrupted with some type of detachment and loss. Such as when a person’s Facebook profile may be placed into question when new social information is found contradictory to their posted highlights and is seen as not being nearly as picture-perfect as the individual’s beliefs about themselves.

The thing about gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture is that it is a business like any other business. It requires access to a pool of cash, network associates, and insider knowledge. The pool of cash helps one to purchase the necessary technological gadgetry for the group of people whose aggregate/accumulated wealth can afford them the ability to fund their own personal and private field operations with which they could undermine the outcome of events.

Sources:

Karmi, Sally. The Stranger in the Mirror: Female Identity Crisis, Dissociation, and Self-Fragmentation in Kafa Al-Zubi’s Novel X. International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Volume 7. Issue 1, (pp. 24–35). Published March 29, 2021. Retrieved online September 5, 2021. https://kkgpublications.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/IJHSS-7.20003-1.pdf

Pinar, W. (2001). THE “CRISIS” of WHITE MASCULINITY. Counterpoints, 163, 321–416. Retrieved September 5, 2021, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/42977756

Mayer, Jane. (2016). Dark Money: The hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right. New York. Doubleday.

American Identity in the Age of Obama. (2014). Edited by Amilcar Antonio Barreto and Richard L. O’Bryant. Book compiled by multiple academic authors. A Routledge Series on Identity Politics. New York. Routledge; a Taylor & Francis Group.

Neil Somerville. (2004). The Answers. London. Thorsons Elements; Harper-Collins Publishers, Ltd.

Social Myths and Perspecticide: How they work together

Illustration by Tracy J. Lee.

In the September 2021 issue of National Geographic Magazine “Mysteries of the Solar System,” on page 7 you’ll find a section entitled PROOF, “Collars of Conviction.” It is a seven-page section dedicated to the collars of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Embroidered on one of the famous collars she wore is a quote from Ginsburg’s husband, “It’s not sacrifice, it’s family.” Symbolically sewn with four layers of nicely sewn fabric, it is imbued with personal meaning. Each layer represents a member of her immediate family (Natasha Daly; 2021).

One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous collars.

Ginsburg became professionally involved in gender equality in 1970 and began defending women’s rights. Her identity reflects that of woman, wife, mother, Jewish daughter of immigrants, second woman on the high court, not only balancing out the perspectives of the Supreme Court but an icon for all women balancing out so many different roles women have become accustomed to struggling with.

Yet my brother-in-law seems to think Ruth Bader Ginsburg by riding out her career on the Supreme Court, in the face of unbeatable cancer, somehow “screwed us all.” In his opinion, she “screwed us” because she refused to step down in the face of an unbeatable obstacle and instead choose to continue her duties as Supreme Court justice thereby allowing Donald Trump the right to choose her next replacement. I guess she should of just “sulked away like the wounded gal she was and just have given up.” But Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have never given up her post so easily. Yet, my brother-in-law insists that by not withdrawing Ginsburg allowed Donald Trump, and thereby the Republican party, further leverage on the Supreme Court with his replacement of Amy Coney Barrett. In my opinion, my brother-in-law’s belief is what is known as a social myth. The core of this social myth places at the center a female object for which we are to blame for male patriarchy’s Senate Republican majority action.

I like to contrast the sexual difference against the backdrop of racial difference. On the page opposite the story of “Collars of Conviction” resides “The Story of Human Difference” which asks the question, “If race is a social construct, not a biological trait, why do so many people still doubt it?” To provide a little background example, during the mid 1800s, I would say around the 1850s, a doctor by the name of Dr. Marion Simms practiced gynecology and obstetrics. He has been called the father of modern gynecological/obstetric medicine. Dr. Simms research employed the use of black female slaves as test subjects. Dr. Marion Simms believed in the social myth, “Black people have a higher tolerance for pain.” It is for this reason, Dr. Marion Simms performed experimental surgery on black female slaves without the use of any anesthesia or pain medication (Perper & Cina, 2010).

A 2016 research study conducted by the University of Virginia found that half of 200 medical students, who were used in their study, held at least one belief about “biological difference between blacks and whites, many of which are false and fantastical in nature.” They included myths like black people have higher tolerances for pain and their skin is thicker than whites due to biological (genetic) differences (Samarrai, 2016; Saini, 2021). These beliefs, of course, are myths. Just like the myth “Ruth Bader Ginsburg screwed us all.”

The myth that “Ruth Bader Ginsburg screwed us” due to her refused to step down from the bench while Barrack Obama was in office, thereby “giving Obama a better chance at choosing a more suitable replaced” is a myth because Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in her full-right to decide not to step down, and furthermore, even if she did step down, that was no guarantee the Republican-controlled Senate would have allowed Obama to replace her when they placed a refusal on Merrick Garland. Her decision not to step down is a given right extended to all Supreme Court justices if they so choose to remain active and forgo retirement. In my opinion, my brother-in-law’s misguided belief represents unconscious wishes towards strong women who have been endowed with the privilege to make their own forthright decisions. His opinion is nothing more than a myth, not founded in Truth but rather eclipsing Truth by attempting to gather support from unsuspecting non-thinkers who might choose to agree with his unfounded beliefs without perusal of the facts.

In addition, our Republican leaders, at the time, dismissed Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s wish that a new justice not be appointed until a new president was installed. Instead, there was a mad rush to install a new justice, by the then existing presidential administration of Donald Trump. And in the face of the unprecedented refusal of the Senate majority to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland by then-president Barack Obama, a Democrat, for 293 days (the longest day by far) is a clear and present statement made by male Republican majority leaders. Barrack Obama’s nomination expired on January 3, 2017, at the end of the 114th Congress and eventually, then President Donald Trump, a Republican, nominated and appointed Neil Gorsuch. One of the most unjustified miscarriages of leadership ever witnessed thus far by those in Washington, D.C. This was clearly an attempt to keep the Supreme Court predominately ruled and powered by Republican political nominees. However, nominations and elections of the Supreme Court, district, circuit, D.C. circuit, and Supreme Court, just about balance out (Elving, 2018; Drum, 2020).

Myths Still Linger

No matter how hard we may try, social myths still linger and continue to pervade social thinking. Myths like, “If a woman walks into a bar alone, she deserves to be raped.” Or other myths like, “If people want to practice stupidity they deserved to get beaten.” Myths like, “Black people have high pain tolerances because they are genetically different than whites” and “certain ethnic groups are more susceptible to COVID-19 because of biological and genetic differences that make them more prone to the infection.” In one of the world’s leading medical journals, the Lancet, in May 2020, insisted that “genetic make-up could be a possible factor in varying COVID-19 outcomes seen among ethnic groups at the time.” This strain of thinking has endured across the centuries and, when in 1793 a yellow fever outbreak occurred in Philadelphia, it was believed by white physicians that black people were immune to the yellow fever infection (Saini, 2021).

Social Myths in Action and How They Function

Myths attempt to downplay the actions taken by those guilty of prejudicial beliefs. Myths attempt to validate false beliefs that exonerate the guilty parties and vilify the innocent. Hence, “it was Ruth Bader Ginsburg that screwed us all” and not the Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Myths attempt to focus on aspects of the innocent. For example, the fact a girl was drinking, or the refusal of Ruth Bader Ginsberg to step down while terminally ill with cancer, or that blacks are resistant to or more susceptible to certain types of infection without any scientific proof. The social myth then vilifies the innocent by focusing on the one “bad action” taken by the victim. The victim walked alone. The victim was drinking alcohol and got drunk. The victim refused to step down. The victim was a black man walking in the shadows. The victim was a prostitute. These statements are all forms of attempts at perspecticide and awareness campaigns need to be created to ensure those who are guilty are not exonerated by false social myths surrounding prejudice. Hence, the statement said about a high school boy, guilty as a member of gang raping an unconscious girl, at a party, “He is a good boy. He could have never committed rape. The girl shouldn’t have been drinking so much” (Kosloski, Diamond-Welch, and Mann; 2018). We need to have conversations about social myths and the role they play in forms of percpecticides, that is the usurpation of free-thinking, and attempts at coercively controlling others by implanting false social beliefs. When this is done, perpetrators unwittingly usurp power away from the innocent and place that power in the hands of the guilty, thereby exonerating the perpetrators of any and all wrongdoing. “She’s “crazy,” and so, the line of logical thinking goes she deserves to be beaten, raped, murdered, or whatever the case may be.

Research has indicated the impact of social myths on victims and how perspecticide negatively effects free-thinking by implanting not only false beliefs about women, but different ethnic groups, and those with difference in sexual orientation, those marginalized by the higher social order, have implied that coercive control, like sexual coercion, can negatively effect performance and mental health (Stermac, Bance, Cripps, Horowits, 2018; Stark, 2007) and effect the discourse and action taken against those in possession of difference.

Sources are listed in order as they appear cited in the paper:

Natasha Daly. Mysteries of the Solar System. National Geographic Magazine. Vol. 240, №3, September 2021. PROOF “Collars of Conviction” (pg. 7–14).

Joshua A. Perper & Stephen J. Cina. (2010). When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How. New York. Copernicus Books.

Fariss Samarrai. Study Links Disparities in Pain Management to Racial Bias. UVA Today. Published online April 4, 2016. https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-links-disparities-pain-management-racial-bias

Angela Saini. Mysteries of the Solar System. National Geographic Magazine. Vol. 240, №3, September 2021. EXPLORE “The Story of Human Difference” (pg. 15–18).

Ron Elving. What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 and Why It Matters Now. NPR News. Published online June 29, 2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/06/29/624467256/what-happened-with-merrick-garland-in-2016-and-why-it-matters-now

Kevin Drum. Fact of the Day: Democrats and Republicans Have Appointed the Same Number of Judges. Mother Jones. Published September 23, 2020. Retrieved online August 28, 2021. https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2020/09/fact-of-the-day-democrats-and-republicans-have-appointed-the-same-number-of-judges/

Anna E. Kosloski, Bridget K. Diamond-Welch, and Olivia Mann. The Presence of Rape Myths in the Virtual World: A Qualitative Textual Analysis of the Steubenville Sexual Assault Case. Violence and Gender. Vol. 5, №3. Published online October 5, 2018.

Lana Stermac, Sheena Bance, Jenna Cripps, Sarah Horowits. Sexual Coercion and Women’s Education: A Pilot Study. Violence and Gender. Vol. 5, №2. Published online June 1, 2018.

Stark, Evan. (2007). Coercive Control: The entrapment of women in everyday life. New York. Oxford University Press.

Other sources to consider reading regarding feminism, domination, and sadism but not cited in the writing:

Benjamin, J. (1988). The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem with Domination. New York. Pantheon Books.

Butler, Judith. (2021). The Force of Non-Violence: An ethico-political bind. New York. Verso Publishing.

Brian Van Brunt, Amy Murphy, Lisa Pescara-Kovach, and Gina-Lyn Crance. Early Identification of Grooming and Targeting in Predatory Sexual Behavior on College Campuses. Violence and Gender. Vol. 6, №1. Published online March 11, 2019

Chodorow, Nancy J. (2012). Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice. Relational Books Perspective, Volume 53. New York. Routledge; Taylor & Francis Group.

Douglas, H., Harris, B.A., & Dragiewicz, .M. (2019). Technology-facilitated Domestic and Family Violence: Women’s Experiences. The British Journal of Criminology, 59(3).

Holmes, Lucy. (2013). Wrestling with Destiny: The Promise of Psychoanalysis. New York. Routledge.

Johnson, L., Plouffe, R., & Saklofske, D. (2019). Subclinical Sadism and the Dark Triad. Journal of Individual Differences, 40(3), 127–133.

Knafo, Danielle & Feiner Kenneth. (2006). Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World. Relational Perspective Book Series, Volume 31. Hillside, NJ. The Analytic Press, Inc.

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.

Plaza, M. (2008). Ideology against women. Gender Issues, 4(1), 73–82.

Wieland, C. (1996). Matricide and Destructiveness: Infantile Anxieties and Technological Culture. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 12(3),