“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.

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),

How the Incorporation Myth in Greek Mythology Helps to Explain Gang Stalking, Electronic Targeted Assaults, and Psychotronic Torture

Athena springs full forth from the head of Zeus

Definition

Incorporation — 1) To unite (one thing) with something else already in existence: incorporated the letter into her diary. 2) To admit as a member to a corporation or similar organization. 3) To cause to merge or combine together into a united whole. 4) To cause to form into a legal corporation: incorporate a business. 4) To give substance or material form to; embody. V.intr.: 1) To become united or combined into an organized body. 2) To become or form a legal corporation: San Antonio was incorporated as a city in 1837. 3) Linguistics. To move from the head of one phrase to the head of another, forming a new word by affixing onto that head, as in certain languages when a noun object of a verb is affixed to the verb. Adj. (-pər-ĭt) 1) Combined into one united body; merged. 2) Formed into a legal corporation. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/incorporation

The present-day atmosphere of the American culture demonstrates the ill-effect of American democracy’s roots in systematic institutionalized slavery. Not only was institutionalized slavery supported by our founding forefathers, but this same type of business politics was employed by the Germans following the defeat of Germany in World War I, which thereby gave rise to the Nazi German Holocaust. Genocides are no stranger to the archive of human history.

Other acts of foreclosure observed in the psychic incorporation function of marginalized groups was the historic oppression of women by male patriarchy. It was also witnessed in the killing of “witches” during the late 1600s. We witness the psychic defense function of incorporation when we hear of attempts of behavioral modification in the “teaching” or “training” practices of lesbians and gays through techniques of “brainwashing.” Attempts to ward off the image, lifestyle, behavioral tendency of those groups who have been foreclosed upon in individuals suffering problems with whole object relations. Problems with object relations can be explained by the warding off of whole attributes of an object in someone with object relations in external reality. To illustrate, in a process of psychic splitting against a female prostitute, she is not seen as a female with hopes and dreams, with a mother and father, brothers and sisters, hopes and joys, with friends and loved ones by a perpetrator. Instead, she becomes one attribute of her identity; a whore. To illustrate further, in the psychic incorporation function of marginalized groups, these “whores” will be “consumed whole” by their perpetrators and a new reality put in place. Sometimes this reality that is birthed out of the perpetrator’s anal-sadistic fantasies does not allow the right of the prostitute to live a life. The prostitute will be raped and murdered, her body discarded in a watery grave or buried, hidden beneath the earth. The incorporation has taken place, the new reality is a reality free of the “social blemish.”

Today, similar to the behavioral modification of homosexuals we sometimes observe in some religious phanatic groups utilizing brainwashing, is a type of ill-produced behavioral modification techniques in people suffering the phenomenon known as the Targeted Individual (TIs). It is the desire of those in possession of a biopower to “swallow whole” the identities of the targeted population and “give birth to a new reality,” one that may be rooted in the creative perversions of the perpetrator’s anal-sadistic universe. This new reality springs forth a new reality from the intellect of the dominant power. Thereby creating an alternate new reality that is a perverse solution (a perversion) rooted in the perpetrator’s anal-sadistic universe.

How do we explain this historical abuse?

This phenomenon eerily points to the indexical sign of incorporation as the means by which what is desired, envied, or feared is appropriated and taken to be one’s own. The psychopathological defense function of incorporation has a myth that is used to better understand its reason, causes, and purpose, like Freud’s Oedipus, in Greek mythology. The myth is known as the incorporation of Metis by Zeus. This myth, similar to Freud’s Oedipus, helps us to understand psychopathology. And it goes like this, Zeus swallows whole the pregnant body of his wife Metis. Then, Zeus and Metis’ fully formed fetus springs forth from the head of Zeus. To understand this myth, we analyze the narrative content of what is happening. I have stated one of the things that are happening is Incorporation. Incorporation of the mother and her subsequent disappearance/destruction form the process by which Zeus establishes his power. With the incorporation/swallowing/consuming of the pregnant mother. Zeus not only achieves the appropriation of the female reproductive capacity together with the “wisdom” of Metis, his wife but also effectively swallows and obliterates the mother-daughter relationship. Here, if we delve further, we uncover that Zeus himself possesses anxieties regarding his own mother. But how can that be? Zeus is the ultimate creator. He doesn’t have a mother and thereby debunks the entire system of an omnipotent fatherly diety and religion itself (Jacobs, 2007).

To further analyze, since the mother-daughter relationship has been destroyed with the disappearance/destruction of Metis, the fact that she has been swallowed whole into the belly of Zeus expresses Zeus now has infantilized Metis. Metis has now taken on the position of the fetus inside the male womb/brain. The appropriation gestation achieves the fusion of the mother into the daughter with the final product being Athena. Through his incorporation of Metis, Athena is born the motherless daughter, who will never become a mother herself but will remain a virgin daughter forever: an asexual, aggressive virgin, veiled, armed, synthetic, all artifice, seduction, and defense, a femininity created from the mind of Father Zeus (Jacobs, 2007). We can certainly come to understand how this explains some creative perversion of lesbian/transgender sexual/gender roles. But lesbians, nor do transgender people, do not normally pose a threat to the larger social order we live in. However, in the minds of some, unconscious fears surround gay and lesbian sexual orientations and these individuals are cast as phantoms, spirits, ghosts that frighten and threaten to annihilate us.

The myth of Zeus’ parturition functions to foreclose the question of the scar of the navel (belly button), the one indelible mark of the connection to and disconnection from the original maternal body. Athena becomes the precious proof that the father is the prime author of identity. She will represent this grandiose logic/phantasy and devote her work to endorsing and institutionalizing it as law in her court of justice, as dramatized in the Oresteia. Unaware of the story of her own mother, Athena will condemn Clytemnestra and declare that the mother will not be mourned. The murdered mother will signify no loss, and Athena’s culture will collectively deny that there has been any loss at all. It will become a buried loss that cannot be mourned, experienced, or represented. The name of Metis is shrouded in silence along with the eradication of the navel as a symbolic mark of the generative link between offspring and mother. Eradication of Metis via the incorporation defensive function sustains the parthenogenetic phantasy on which Zeus’ order is based. Athena, as Zeus’ perfect abstraction, represents the radical divorce of the patriarchal social symbolic order from its roots to the flesh of the maternal body and the violence committed against the mother. Metis the Titaness is ransacked, raped, pillaged, and eaten. She will then be eradicated from representation in the moment that Zeus’ order of democratic justice is established through his perfect creation: Athena and her court of law (Jacobs, 2007).

To demonstrate the significance of Zeus’ incorporation for the sake of argument, let’s reiterate Levi-Strauss’ point that in order to understand one myth one needs to explore its relationship to other myths. The Metis myth is matricidal. It inextricably relates to the Oresteia yet is only visible in the latter through the figure of Zeus’ perfect abstract creation, The Court of Law of Athena. Athena’s motherless status functions to secure her royalty to Orestes. In this way, the Oresteian myth conceals within it the story of the incorporation of Metis. If we reread the Oresteia in relation to the myth of Metis, we are able to discover what I consider to be the defensive function of the Oresteian myth. That is to say, the Oresteian myth distorts and reworks the myth of Zeus’ rape and incorporation of Metis in such a complex way that it functions to keep it concealed beneath its manifest content. The Oresteian myth conceals this matricidal myth of Metis as part of the desire of the masculine cultural imaginary that seeks to eradicate the process and the memory of the mother’s exclusion (parturition). (Jacobs, 2007)

Therefore, in this way, the Orestreian myth effects censorship of the Metis myth for the purpose of consolidating and further sustaining the paternal law of the father. This paternal law depends on the foreclosure of a generative matricide. Yet the myth, like the dream (phantasy), reveals the traces of its censoring process through distortions, blanks, and alterations, which if analyzed properly can lead to the reconstruction of the original censored elements. Rereading the Oresteia in relation to the myth of Metis serves to restore a vital link between these two matricidal myths, whose severance hitherto has resulted in an incomplete analysis of the Oresteian myth and, further, has led to the situation in which matricide becomes a non-concept that cannot deliver its underlying structural law (Jacobs, 2007).

What is striking about the myth of Zeus and Metis is its representation of the violent primitive process of oral incorporation as the means by which what is desired and envied is appropriated and taken to be one’s own. To demonstrate the significance of this incorporation we must refer to Abraham and Torok’s distinction between incorporation and introjection. In their essay “Mourning or Melancholia: Introjection Verus Incorporation,” Torok and Abraham identify incorporation as a phantasy and introjection as a process; both are psychic mechanisms that attempt to negotiate the loss of a loved object. In the case of Metis, a loved maternal object.

To describe and understand this psychopathology of the psychotic foreclosure defensive function which acts like Metis’ parturition and incorporation function by Zeus to foreclose the scar of the navel (belly-button), the indelible mark of connection to and disconnection from the original maternal, the “original maternal body” can also be represented as the intimate space once enjoyed with someone once romantically loved or the intimate space of brotherhood once enjoyed between business associates, family members, or gang members.

The psychic mechanisms of introjection and incorporation both pertain to taking something inside, but incorporation is not a process. For Abraham and Torok, it is a phantasy that blocks the possibility of transforming the loss into symbolism. That is to say, transforming the loss into personal symbolism. Incorporation defends against the process of introjection in whole object relations. In the process of introjection, the loss of the loved object is acknowledged and mourned, allowing the loss to be converted into words. It is through the process of introjection that the loss becomes generative. Incorporation, however, is a phantasy that functions to deny the fact that there has been any loss at all: Failing to feed itself on words to be exchanged with others, the mouth absorbs in fantasy all or part of the person — the genuine depository of what is now nameless. The crucial move away from the introjection to incorporation is made when words fail to fill the subject’s void and hence the imaginary thing is inserted in the mouth in their place.

Incorporation is a refusal to introject loss. Incorporation results from, those losses that for some reason cannot be acknowledged as such. In this way, the incorporated object is rendered as unspeakable, unknowable, unable to be mourned or replaced with a substitute. Incorporation is the annulment of figurative language and allows for the fantasmic destruction of the action by means of which metaphors become possible. The phantasy of incorporation functions in the active destruction of representations. Thus, the clues are rendered as active destruction of the metaphorical through incorporation (parturition). Secrecy is imperative for survival and since incorporation is an eminently illegal act it must hide its face even from the ego.

If we analyze the TV show Star Trek and The Next Generation, the incorporation process might be recognized as the act of “assimilation” in Borg attacks against innocent and vulnerable populations. We witness similar attacks in acts of genocide and the brainwashing techniques used to transform gays and lesbians into heterosexuals. In psychiatry, the use of electroconvulsive shock (ECT) therapy has been used to transform patients into more “model citizens.” Of course, surrounding the medical therapy known as ECT is the requirement of legal consent. But we can certainly understand how the patient gets “gobbled up” and thereby transformed by the power of the intellectual authority in possession of advanced bio-medical power. What is the connection? Doctors, men in possession of advanced bio-medical power, also get to decide who lives and who dies.

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The Violence of Self-Defense: Part II Analyzing Theory and Legal Studies

“Whenever and to whatever extent there is room for the use of arms or physical force or brute force, there and to the extent is there so much less possibility for soul force.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

To help understand the force of violence being imposed upon U.S. citizens through the use of gang stalking and electronic targeted assault, I would like to include some philosophical thoughts from Judith Butler. Butler tells us moral philosophers and theologians (two of my favorite topics of discourse) have asked:

“What grounds the claims that killing is wrong, and that the interdiction against killing justified? The usual way of handling this question is to ask whether that interdiction, commandment, or prohibition is absolute; whether it has a theological or other conventional status; whether it is a matter of law or one of morality. It is also accompanied by further questions, namely, whether there are bona fide exceptions to such an interdiction, when injuring or even killing is justified (Butler, 2020).”

Self-defense is one of the topics of debate that is usually arrived upon after asking the previously posed question. However, the term “self-defense” is a highly ambiguous term. After all, “self-defense” is usually part of militaristic modes of foreign policy that justify every attack as being part of “self-defense.” Even contemporary U.S. law makes concessions for preemptive killing. Every individual is part of a “broader sense of self.” The people who make up this “broader sense of self” are your loved ones; spousechildeven animals, and other people considered close to you. You have those that are close to you and who belong to this “broader sense of self,” and you also have those further away from you, at a distance from yourself and your loved ones. In the name of protection, a person may commit violence, even murder in the protection of these loved ones. But the law also sets up the distinction for those at a distance from you whom you may not violate or commit murder against. Judith Butler poses the following questions:

“So, what and who is part of the self that you are, and what relations are included under the rubric of the “self” to be defended? Are we more ethically obligated to preserve the lives of those who are close to us than to stand for the lives of those who are considered far away, whether in a geographical, economic, or cultural sense (Butler, 2020)?”

A topic of debate that is usually arrived upon after asking these questions involves “difference.” Racial and ethnic differences, cultural differences (presented as lifestyle choices)religious differenceshomosexuality, and transgender sexuality as difference. I imagine a new group will now emerge as the cannabis-loving group who will soon be stigmatized for their participation in legalized recreational marijuana use if it was not a previously known lifestyle choice. For it is perceived that “potheads” are not part of this egalitarian culture.

If I defend myself and those who are considered part of myself (or proximate enough so that I know and love them), then this “self” that I am, is relational. Yes? Of course, it is, but such relations, considered as belonging to the region of the self, are limited to those who are proximate and similar. One may be justified in using violence to defend those who belong to the region or regime of the self (Butler, 2020). However, the ideology arrived at here may be similar to a U.S. “militaristic mode of foreign policy that justifies violence” in “self-defense” but are also part of the violence belonging to gangs, the drug trade, and mafias which manifested itself as violence descended on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. That is to say, it belongs to part of an imaginary where delusions are bred. A group of men who hate women seek to protect their right to progeny which may be part of their actual biological lineage or part of metaphorical intelligence (e.g., the masculine intelligence that excludes women and other groups as intellectuals). The most frightening wars are the imaginary wars waged in the mind where no real threats to harm ever even existed (Dijkstra, 1986; Mitchell, 2000). It seems to me that gang stalking with electronic targeted assaults and organized crime syndicates like the Mob are part of a human phenomenon rooted in delusional beliefs. Delusional beliefs about one’s self and ‘Other’ which gave rise to phenomenon like the Salem Witch Trials. These groups expand claims of “self-defense,” violence they believe to be worthy protection from future violence: that is a violence done to others so that it is not done to one’s own (Butler, 2020)And what emerges out of this logic sometimes manifests as delusions held by extremist groups, groups whose perceived rights to entitlements and privileges, otherwise not given freely, are a violation to “the self.” This prohibition is now imposed on the other group perceived to be “privileged,” and these privileges will be preemptively taken away (ABC News, Examining Extremism in the Military, April 28, 2021). “Harming,” in this context, is to be perceived as the social behaviors that inflict adverse outcomes or adverse environmental conditions upon a social order that either considers itself to be predominantly egalitarian or is perceived as being egalitarian. The same perceived “harm” is presented in the form of social or cultural differences that target gay and ethnic communities.

But wait.

If smoking marijuana is a lifestyle or cultural choice, and if smoking marijuana is self-harming, why has it been legalized? If drinking alcohol is believed to be self-harming, why is alcohol consumption even allowed? And are these “self-harming” behaviors a component or by-product of the new phenomenon of electronic targeted assaults? Have new state legalizations surrounding cannabis use opened up an even broader avenue for which the state’s technological apparatus of control may be more broadly deployed through clandestinely electronic assaults? Maybe not, but how is one to find out if one does not fully even understand the phenomenon of gang stalking and electronic targeted assaults? Since clandestinely held secret operations are not only part of government operations, they are part of the mafia and mob hits and gangland-style murders. The use of this technology against U.S. citizens comes under alarming suspicion as it violates the very constitution on which this country was founded. It violates 4th amendment rights.

Another important distinction to recognize is the importance of language and dialogue in conflict resolution. When language and dialogue collapse, whether it be from an inconceivable violation (denial of “privileges”) in the distinction between what is “mine” and what is “yours,” or at some other failed to arrive at consensus, what inevitably will emerge are acts of violence against Other“The prohibition now opens up into a situation of War, in which it is always right to defend oneself or one’s own violently and in the name of self-defense, but certainly not to defend a whole host of others who do not belong to “one’s broader sense of self (Butler, 2020). “ In the deployment of electronic targeted assaults against U.S. citizens, people’s bodies are being usurped, stolen, and taken away from them which in concept is very similar to deceptive sexual practices and sexual assault which is a category of crime that sometimes presents a concept in crisis in legal studies, and is similar to the concept in crisis surrounding the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted assaults (Conaghan, 2019; Gibson, 2020). That is, a failure to arrive at conclusion as to whether or not some form of behavior is “assaulting.” That is, a violence or a violation done to the victim so that it is not done to one’s own, as an exception to the prohibition to violence that now becomes a potential state of war, or at least such a state that is coextensive with its logic (Butler, 2020). Since the “stealing of one’s body” has been classified as deceptive sexual relations or sexual assault, and the dehumanization of people within organizational structures becomes part of how corporate business is conducted (Christoff, 2014; Halsam, 2006), and even how gangs and mafia organizations have operated, one must ask the question, “How these electronic targeted assaults fit into the corporate-political agenda? Or even if they fit at all?” Or question, “Is it part of something much more problematic; invisible crime and invisible empires?” That is to say, “Is it a part of RICO?”

How is it still being carried out without federal and state intervention classifying the behavior of electronic targeted assaults as a violation to the constitutional rights of individuals? The war in the Middle East will be ending soon in the Fall of 2021. Will these electronic targeted assaults end too if they are part of the government’s “service surveillance security” operation of Homeland Security (law enforcement operations)?

It is important to convey the knowledge that electronic targeted assaults steal away from the individual their locus of control. When someone’s locus of control is removed, it inflicts a state of unhappiness and dysphoria because it takes away the individual’s sense of individual empowerment (Farnier, Shankland, Kotsou, Inigo, Rosset,& Leys 2021). Its long-term effect inflicts psychological damage and forces lifestyle changes that end up being detrimental to the victim (Sheridan, James, & Roth, 2020). Since cultural differences are a part of social differences, lifestyle choices become altered through this technology’s deployment. It is not hard to see how gang stalking with electronic targeted assaults tie into the drug culture and gang violence, even the phenomenon of dehumanization in organizational and corporate-political settings.

When I was in psyche, following a hit and run, drunk driving incident, where I was involuntarily detained for a week, a claim was made by other patients on the hospital ward. The claim was there were “body snatchers” coming in the middle of the night while the patients slept. These patients were removed from their beds by orderlies who put their bodies on gurneys and took them “away.” I was one of these patients. The patients were roofied but returned to their beds by morning. People wondered where were these patients going in the middle of the night, of which, no answer was ever given. Not even to me and I was one of the bodies that were stolen away in the night! Didn’t I have a right to know? This sounds like a scene right out of an Albert Hitchcock episode of “The Twilight Zone,” but it was really occurring. And now, several years later, I am experiencing “body snatching” electronic targeted assaults that mimic the very phenomenon that was occurring in the hospital ward during my stay there. Law enforcement was involved, of course, because I was in a car accident and struck another driver on the road. So, someone please tell me how this all fits together? Yes, I was guilty of a crime, and yes, I am mentally ill, but do I deserve to be tortured for it for the rest of my life? I am no less mentally ill than the philosophy “man sprung fully formed into his social and political environment, responsible and independent.” Or no more mentally ill than Robinson Crusoe, that solitary man who sprung fully developed into his social and political environment, stranded on an island all by himself never having known dependency. That first figure of primary “natural man,” completely self-sufficient even when he looked at himself in the mirror, blind to his mother’s upholding and support of him, totally and completely self-sufficient. Or no more mentally ill than Karl Marx’s Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844, in which he ridiculed with great irony, that in the beginning “natural man” is like Robinson Crusoe. A man all alone on an island, providing for his own sustenance, living without dependency, without systems of labor, and without any common organization of political and economic life, without ever having known the dependency of a woman. Except, I was born a female, a woman fashioned in the gender role these very ideologies obliterate! The female all men need to evacuate from their psyches, a mother, a sexual partner, a wife. It’s an annihilation of Other in the service of a masculine self-defense mechanism. I am a dependent. I provide a domestic service as a non-wage earner. A service that has been directly tampered with through these targeted electronic assaults.

The problem with gang stalking with electronic targeted assaults is the element of shame and guilt. People feel shameful and embarrassed if and when they are exposed. As a result, they are afraid to tell their true story which might touch upon their mental illness or some illicit infraction. This directly contributes to the phenomenon’s obscurity because individuals hide the truth and are afraid of exposing the true nature of their experiences. Much like how the mafia controlled law enforcement with intimidation and fear, this technology’s apparatus of control is the same intimidation and fear of castration. For many years, Edgar J. Hoover was afraid to address the mob and enforce constitutional law because he was afraid of its lethal repercussions. He knew that good men, not might die, but that they were going to die in the war against justice. Here is the problem. Some forms of justice are phantoms, delusional apparitions held because of man’s fear of dependency and castration.

It’s very possible that these same mechanisms are working together on a corporate-political scale, and are the same forces responsible for the dehumanization of people within organizational settings, or at least these entities possess the same mentality that dehumanizes people in general. This mentality is adhered closely by sadists and people with the Dark Triad and the Dark Tetrad character traits (Buckels, Jones, & Paulhus, 2013; Johnson, Plouffe, & Saklofske, 2019; Krick, Tresp, Vatter, Ludwig, Wihlenda, & Rettenberger, 2016; Lyons, & Jonason, 2015).

Perhaps I’m missing another organizational structure in which these same mechanisms work and operate, the family, thereby making it a family-corporate-political conglomerate historically known as The Mob and organized crime.

If you haven’t read my previous post, please click on the following link and read Part I first.

A Psycho-Political Critique for Gang Stalking with Electronic Targeted Assaults: Part I Analyzing Theory | by Karen Barna | Apr, 2021 | Medium

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Invisible Chains: Coercive control and how new technological innovations are abusing and entrapping people in everyday life

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This is a re-posting of an original article published on May 3, 2019 over http://www.proclivitiesprinciplewisdom.wordpress.com

“The domestic violence field faces a similar predicament when it tries to account for how battered women behave without identifying their “cage” …. the cage remains invisible as long as we omit the strategic intelligence that complements these acts with structural constraints and organizes them into the patterns of oppression that give them political meaning.”  (1) pg. 198

I would like to open my discussion today about the coercive control of men over female bodies. But this is not just about women, although it is men who primarily victimize women, this is about clandestine technological victimization of people through implants that work on wireless radio waves signals. I would like to integrate into this discussion of coercion the use of advanced technologies that have been developed for mastery and control over the human body and to note the element of boundary violations in man’s attempts to master and control a subject. Men, for centuries, have tried to conquer and manage their death in terms of its prevention, curing, and thwarting progressive symptoms of disease. Some of these new technologies developed in modern medicine run off of radio frequency signals. The same strategies that doctors use to prevent, cure, and stymie progressive disease symptoms are the same types of strategies abusive men use over their partners in response to thwarting the dreaded death drive in support of the life drive. The death drive is one of the three fundamental drives Sigmund Freud hypothesized about which include also the sex drive. These drives in the human psyche can create unconscious repetitive behaviors that become maladaptive to everyday living. The roots of these unconscious behaviors are cloaked in delusions, fantasies, and myths. It is these maladaptive repetitive behaviors that do not serve us well when it comes to our intimate partner relationships and can be very one-sided in that they do not consider the other person as a speaking subject in her own right, with her own wishes, and own autonomy. I use the pronoun “she” but it could just as well be “he” as we are a gender-fluid and presumably inclusive society and perversions rooted in the primal scene are part of a growing social diversity. It totally forecloses upon the subject’s position in the argument and completely closes down any discussion that may produce fruitful negotiations where both parties may benefit.

“To identify an active, aggressive woman with Truth is to defy a very long tradition that identifies strong females with deception and virtuous females, including muses, with gentle inactivity.” ~Alicia Ostriker, “The Thieves of Language: Women Poets and Revisionist Mythmaking.”

Coercive control over women is seen in the personalities of abusive men over their wives, intimate partners, and children. It can also be observed in women, in their everyday interaction with co-workers, friends, business associates. It has been seen in police interrogations, political leadership, religious leadership, as well in the everyday interactions with abusive individuals who must maintain control and dominance at all costs in order to prevent annihilation from the death drive. The scope of this discussion will focus on the coercive control of advanced technology over human beings in domestic battery and domestic violence situations. One of the aspects of coercion in intimate partner relationships is known as microsurveillance. Microsurveillance is described as:

“….to detect disobedience or disloyalty, they may survey the minute facets of a woman’s everyday conduct in ways that are inseparable from the microregulation unique to coercive control, targeting not merely where they go, but how fast they drive, or how much money they spend, entering everyday routines in ways that obliterate autonomy. This type of surveillance injects fear even into such perfunctory choices as whom they ask for directions or which route they take home as well as when they arrive, until choice itself becomes frightening. Intimate surveillance extends from going through drawers, pocketbooks, diaries, or closets to monitoring time, phone calls, bank accounts, checkbooks, and stealing identity, using global positioning devices (cyber-stalking), or installing video cameras to track or monitor a partner’s movement. Surveillance is almost universal in abusive relationships. Eight-five percent of the women in the Tolman study and over 90% of the English women reported that their abusive partner monitored their time, for instance. Particularly in combination with microregulation, microsurveillance gives coercive control an intensiveness found in no other form of oppression.(1)

Surveillance makes intimidation portable. It is at this place in my discussion that I would like to reflect on my previous post about the military’s transition in new technological innovations. Our US government has a direct interest in advanced project research. In fact, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) supports universities, large companies, and small companies in their research, if their research will produce beneficial technologies that our military can monopolize upon. DARPA is working to develop and promote artificial intelligence (AI) for its beneficial uses and Google has signed on with DARPA in some advanced research projects. (2)(3) If you think about our smartphones, they run on Android systems. Part of Android systems is something call Google Play Services. Google Play Services grants permissions to Android Systems in accessing Body Sensors, Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Microphone, Phone, SMS (text messages), and Storage. Understanding that Body Sensors are sensors that are worn outside the body to monitor internal biological rhythms like heart rate, pulse, (Fitbit) even blood sugar (continuous glucose monitoring), the questions become, “Could Google be working with the military on biological implanted sensors that can be remotely accessed using an Android phone? Or has some rouge computer scientist discovered a way to clandestinely imbed software into a phone via the Google Play Store and access these implants in unsuspecting citizens?” Since devices can not only be worn outside the body, they can also be implanted inside the body, it is very reasonable to think that new technologies associated with implanted devices in experimental medicine (e.g., sensors) as well as other types of implants that could be used to access a person’s body remotely via Android systems through Google Play Services. It’s interesting to note that sensor diagnostics are used in modern-day automobiles with navigational “On-Star” systems linked to satellites. How these two might potentially be connected raises an interesting question; can this technology provide the very real possibility of giving a rouge agent access to another’s body and motor vehicle through remote monitoring. These new projects could also touch upon aspects of mind control and coercion of a human subject through remote clandestine rouge operations as well as eves dropping aspects that can be used to monitor behavior. Eves dropping issues have been reported in some published news reports as a potential problem with the android technology known as Alexa as well as new Smartphones and laptops that can “talk” and “listen” to our voices. This is the scenario I have theorized regarding my own personal victimization with what many individuals have described as targeting, mind control, and gang stalking. In a court of law, or as an adversarial argument to its detrimental possibilities this is purely speculation and is insightful in knowing how new advancing technologies may be moving individuals into an uncertain future with regard to privacy, safety, and protection of our 4th amendment rights.

The type of microsurveillance I have encountered and endured attempts to microregulate my behavior according to my perpetrator’s wishes and desires. This is accomplished by inducing electromagnetic fields that make a subject feel ill. When the individual performs the desired action, the electric current is turned off and the subject receives relief from the torture of the electromagnetic field. The period of relief does not last long and the cycle of control and dominance continues as the other person maintains absolute reign through surveillance over the subject by monitoring their activity. So, for example, the perpetrator may want me to stop using my computer. This could be accomplished in a few different ways. One, outfitted with tracking technology, my computer can be remotely accessed and located through a location finder. It can be either shut down, or they can make my online experience unpleasant and difficult for me by slowing down my computer system when they notice computer activity. GPS type tracking can be installed in my laptop computer, software that can activate an alert system, thereby alerting my perpetrators to my online or offline activity. Working with a slow computer system makes accomplishing a task very difficult and wastes precious time. Sensors implanted in the body can be activated wirelessly through a similar alert system and turn on or off via an electromagnetic field (radio frequency). So when I sit down in front of my computer laptop and turn it on the software alerts a third-party viewer. This is also done over my cell phone too with a type of Google tracking I previously described when Google Play Services interacts with Android Systems. I have noticed a decrease in electronic targeting if I do not sign in to my Google Gmail or connect my cell phone to Google Play Services. Also, when new “updates” occur over my cellphone when it is connected to Google Play Services, updates that allow me the use of even more features, immediately I have been located, my device finder turned on through the Google update and electronic targeting starts all over again. In addition, jamming devices might be used to intervene in computer operations and jam cell phone transmission. As far as targeting goes inside my house, this has also been accomplished. If the perpetrator wants you to physically move from one room to the next, and I believe this might be part of some type of gang stalking device, where the perpetrator has installed sensors or monitors that pick-up on movement. The electromagnetic field will be turned on, which in turn may force the subject to move away from its original position, say the living room to the basement. The signal fades or is either turned off as the subject changes location and moves farther away from the source. I have had this technology turned on when attempting to cut my grass and maintain an orderly lawn. I have had it turned on during crucially needed exercise sessions (I’m a diabetic) in the privacy of my own home which exercise is beneficial behavior aimed at maintaining wellness and good health. I have had it turned on when attempting to detail an account of my own abuses, thereby impeding cognition and scattering my thoughts. I have it turned on when I try to create new blog post articles about abnormal psychology and perverse deviant behaviors and unfair practices in medicine.

The direct consequences of microsurveillance can be dramatic. If a victim fails to accommodate her abuser’s “house rules” they may be made to endure an evening of cursing and screaming, or she may be denied privileges like visits with friends and/or the use of the car. This tight scrutiny turns some abused women into recluses as one of the aims of a batterer is alienation. In my personal experience, I have been made to endure long bouts of torture throughout the day and night, making everyday living difficult. I blame this technology for the onset of my weight gain. One of the obvious dramatic results of abuse may be seen in the physical appearance of the victim. The victim may physically appear uncared for, may have gained weight, and look disheveled, may have bruises, scars, or burns. Whereas before she became a victim of abuse, she maintained her weight and appearance well. This could also be a direct result of the technology being turned directly against her at night while she sleeps, waking her up and disrupting her sleep pattern or it is turned on during daily routines making it difficult for her to make accomplishments and create goals. The common symbolic theme is a theme of “disruption, disruption, disruption” in the production of invisible chaos. These “disruptions” have their origins with the onset of low-level frequency vibrations I receive to my lower body while sleeping and to which I have been awoken during my sleep repeatedly at night. These attacks have also turned on frequency in my head, which has caused me to feel discomfort. These attacks against the female body are routed in primal scene fantasy and can not only be explained through psychoanalysis but can also be explained through the philosophy of silence. Plato’s cave metaphor explains the philosophy of silence in which he disfigures the maternal body with his cave metaphor, rendering the fecund woman as an “oppressive place men seek escape” thereby denying the female body a voice within the domain of philosophy.

Plato’s Cave, Matricide, and Forensically Reading Silence

“Noelle Neumann suggested that silencing minorities usually happens by using social innuendos and non-verbal cues about the “right” opinion, her work does not rule out the possibility that some times social pressure may take a more active form with people supporting or even taking action to silence voices of disagreement.” (4) Neumann(p. 82) noted Rousseau wrote about a special tribunal, “the Censor,” that never existed, but that censorship is an important element in public opinion that preserves manners and morals by preventing opinions from growing corrupt and by hindering the dissemination of corrupted ideas (Rousseau, 153, pp. 140–141). (5) (6)

We might analyze the actions of the angry mob that stormed the White House and the violence that ensued after a Trump rally. The actions taken by US citizens that utilized violent aggression as a means to settle a perceived dispute suffered by the mobsters demonstrate how the “silencing” of corrupted ideas has been handled by the federal government. Destruction of property, violating personal boundaries through physical assault, and breaking and entering a protected federal complex while proclaiming threats to kill and harm innocent people is not how civilized people handle disputes. It is how people without a sound logical argument settle a dispute through the use of violence because they are lacking in the capacity to formulate a sound and rational argument based on a philosophical debate. Its method is quick and easy versus long and arduous.

I propose the rouge clandestine attacks of US citizens through gang stalking and targeting violence and the use of electronic assaults are part of the same subculture that stormed the White House. The silencing of groups and their unfavorable opinions can be observed in many cultures and under various conditions. During the civil rights movement, many whites wanted to silence every Negro who had the courage to stand up and fight for their rights. In the modern history of war, we witnessed the German Holocaust, the genocide of Serbs by the Ustashe, the genocide of the Bosniaks and Croats by the Chetniks, Bangladesh genocide, East Timor genocide, the Cambodian genocide, Guatemalan genocide, Anfal genocide, Rwandan genocide, Bosnian genocide, and the list goes on.

The racial tensions in America have not changed with yet more killings of young black people amidst the backdrop of COVID Lockdown. What we are witnessing in the phenomenon of the electronically targeted individual and the targeted individual suffering gang stalking is no different, albeit may not be based on racial or ethnic differences, but rather just conflict itself. In studying criminology, I learned sociologists have analyzed inner-city populations to understand how values and norms contribute to violence and the manifestation of violent subcultures. I propose there is an organized subculture that is clandestine (invisible like the mafia and the KKK) that utilizes violence as means to settle individual disputes or perceived wrongdoing through clandestine attacks. This subculture that utilizes violence is also utilizing advancing technology to do so and possesses a “mafia mentality” in the use of their ideological motivated violence.

There is an obvious element of sadistic pleasure a perpetrator derives in the degradation of punishing and abusing their victims:

“Controlling men establish their moral superiority by degrading and denying self-respect to their partners, a violation of what Drucilla Cornell calls “the degradation prohibition.” (7) According to philosopher John Rawls, self-respect is a “primary good” without which “nothing may seem worth doing, or if some things have value for us, we lack the will to strive for them. All desire and activity become empty and vain, and we sink into apathy and cynicism.” (8) (1)

A person who is being abused may report feeling “dead inside”, and this sentiment illustrates how important self-respect is to the personhood of an individual.

“Emotional abuse is particularly harmful in the context of a primary dependence, as when a parent degrades a child, when survival depends on approval, alternative sources of support are unavailable, and when the object of degradation is deeply invested in how the other feels about them (as well as in their judgment) and is unable to muster positive self-talk or other forms of resiliency to counter negative messages. The adult victim of coercive control is in no sense childlike. But the tactics used in coercive control can so disable a woman’s capacity to affirm her femininity that she mimics a childlike dependence on approval that significantly amplifies the effect of insults.” (1)

At this point in the discussion, I would like to detail the name-calling I have endured. Words like “whore” and “stupid,” along with malignant narcissist phrases like, “Look at her. She can’t do nothing about it.” Using the term “it” as a reference to the stalking, gang stalking, surveillance, microsurveillance, and electronic torture I have endured. The phrase, “You were nothing but his whore!” Are all testaments to voices that possess victim blaming mentalities that persist in mainstream thinking today. Ideologies that have monopolized on the victims’ past sexual histories that seek to place responsibility on to victims and allow sexual perpetrators to elude responsibility for any wrongdoing and to which has had a history in state law. This mentality has served mainstream patriarchy and has allowed for the continuation of brutal sexual assaults and promoted femicide. In the history of law, early childhood physical and sexual abuse, in the case histories of sexual assault victims, was permissible evidence at trial. They were known as “promiscuity laws,” and these laws prevented the victim of sexual assault any rights to prosecute the perpetrator if her past history revealed she suffered physical and sexual abuse in childhood. Phrases like, “She deserved to be beaten,” and “She deserves to be raped,” reveal the myth-making mentality that physical assault and rape are viable solutions, perhaps even “therapeutic solution” to unwise action, outspoken voice, or choice on the part of the female victim, or even perhaps the solution as a cure to her “deviant mental illness.” (9) (10)

Insults and put-downs are effective in coercive control because they play off complementary forms of deprivation, intimidation, and control that disable a victim’s capacity to respond and stand up for herself. It also facilitates the creation of self-doubt, as the victim questions her own perceptions and abilities. Targeting areas of female gender identity where the partner’s self-confidence may already be poor, the use of coercive control as a tactic for disabling a woman’s capacity to affirm her femininity utilizes forms of violence to establish the superiority of the abuser. As a result of the abuse, she may become alienated and withdrawn. Compromised by such forms of violence, the victim may feel helpless and without the necessary power to overcome such abuses. (1)

Shaming is another tool in the toolbox of abusive men and male batterers. “In shaming, perpetrators of coercive control demonstrate a victim’s subservience through marking or the enforcement of a behavior or ritual that is either intrinsically humiliating or is contrary to her nature, morality, or best judgment. In a perverse inversion of the 1950s high school practice in which girls proudly wore rings or letter jackets to signify their “trophy boyfriends,” abusive men have forced women in [reported] caseloads to bear tattoos, bites, burns, and similar marks of ownership visible to others.

Markings signify that a man has a personal interest in this woman that he will defend. But it also signifies she is vulnerable to exploitation or further abuse by others. Because of its link to ownership, marking often becomes a source of self-loathing and can prompt suicide attempts. Although there is no study evidence on this practice, it is so common that the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and the American Academy of Facial, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery have developed a jointly run free program for removing tattoos and other scars inflicted on battered women and their children by abusers.” (1)

It is important to link the importance of body weight and physical appearance in the “marking” of a female in ownership by abusive men. Weight gain and diminished physical appearance are a by-product of not only the microregulation and microsurveillance, but also of degradation, and shaming of the victim. Bodily disfigurement furthers erodes a woman’s self-confidence and confuses her autonomy and self-identity with aspects the batterer imposes on her. In the case of the triumphant haircutter, Louise Kaplan describes a relationship between husband and wife, in her book Female Perversions, in which a wife was forced to endure her husband sexualized ritual of clipping a portion of her long golden locks during the act of sexual intercourse. Her punishment to wear a hairstyle that looked like a really bad haircut was the product of her husband’s unconscious fantasies rooted in his primal scene experience with his alcoholic mother and his fantasy involving female degradation. (11)

“The victim of coercive control is isolated from the moorings of her identity and, because identity is first and foremost a social construction, from her own unique personhood.” (1)

“Shaming also involves ritual enactments associated with sex, or basic bodily functions, such as eating, showering, dressing, sleeping, or using the toilet. Clients in my practice have been made to sleep standing up, wear their “bad” clothes for days without changing, eat without utensils, shower repeatedly or in cold water, denied toilet paper, and forced to use the bathroom with the door open, locks removed, or with a timer.” (1)

“Burt (1980) defines rape myths as “prejudicial, stereotyped, or false beliefs about rape, rape victims, and rapists” (p. 217). According to Lonsway and Fizgerald (1994) these beliefs are “widely and persistently held” and generally “serve to deny and justify male aggression against women” (p. 133). Because of the pervasiveness of these beliefs, some scholars and feminists use the term “rape culture” to describe the presence of rape myths in media and public discourse, as well as the general acceptance of these myths in general society (Whisnant 2009).” (10)

There is a believed myth rooted in fear when it comes to female sexuality, a myth that perpetuates a language of silence cross-culturally for women.

“It is obvious in clinical work that women’s silence is deeply influenced by their interactions with their mothers, as well as by the more familiar silencing by men of their wives and daughters that have been identified as manifestations of a heliocentric society……the historian Merry Weisner-Hanks draws a connection between silence and virtue in women: ‘Because Eve tempted Adam by using words, women’s speech becomes linked with sin and disobedience, and female silence is thus interpreted as a divine command.’ She goes on to say that, “Italian, English, and German, Protestant, Jewish and Catholic men all agreed that the ideal woman was……’ chaste, silent and obedient.’” (12)

The ideology that a woman, or any person for that matter, is required to be arbitrarily controlled through remote advanced technology, completely foreclosing on the subject’s voice as a speaking subject, in his or her own right, and the right to her own statements regarding her Truth in the matter. This is a violation of civil rights law which guarantees freedom and liberty in the pursuit of happiness set to one’s own autonomy. I used to wonder quietly to myself, “Why do some men and women fear women’s sexuality to the degree they are willing to kill?” Some unconscious reasons have directly to do with the female’s power to give life and become “the creator god,” or in aspects rooted in the fear of her power as the taker of life in sentencing one to death through literal and metaphorical withholding of the breast and the denying of mother’s vital nourishment and love. This fear is tangled-up in the human psyche’s experience of Oedipus, with the castrating defeat of the little boy by his father during early childhood development. It is also associated with the fear of being replaced in lateral sibling relations by the arrival of a new offspring. (13)(14)(15) But whatever the reason, female procreative power is feared by both men and women alike.

“Childbirth is woman’s talisman, manifest and indisputable evidence of female power. The ability to create new life is the earliest and most profound source of power, and we all, men and women, fear it.” (16)

Will we ever understand envy and jealousy in terms of female procreative power? Can we understand vehement hatred and psychotic foreclosure in the radical violent silencing of women as speaking subjects? It is only through delving into psychoanalytic literature and research, case studies, feminist writings, and queer writings that help to reveal the origins of this foreclosure and its possible psychotic nature in its foreclosure against the mother, and the father as well; how fetishized behaviors are formed, and aspects of sexual orientation established. (17)

SOURCES:

(1) Stark, Evan. (2007) “Coercive Control: The entrapment of women in personal life.” New York. Oxford University Press. pg. 229–288. Chapter 8, The Technology of Coercive Control

(2) Jill Aitoro. “DARPA’s director on how the Pentagon can transition innovation.” IT and Networks. C4ISRNEThttp://www.c4isrnet.com (April 17, 2019).

(3) “Six Paths to the Nonsurgical Future of Brain-Machine Interfaces.” (2019) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. US Department of Defensewww.darpa.mil https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-05-20

(4) Neumann, E. (1984). The spiral of silence: Public opinion — Our social skin. Chicago. University of Chicago Press.

(5) Rousseau, J.J. (1953). The Social Contract. In F. Watkins (Ed. and Trans.) Political writings. London. Nelson.

(6) Tsfati, Yariv and Dvir-Gvirsman, Shira. (2018). Silencing Fellow Citizens: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Validation of a Scale for Measuring the Belief in the Importance of Actively Silencing Others. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 30(3), 391–419.

(7) Cornell, Drucilla. “The Imaginary Domain.” New York. Routledge. (1995) pp-8–10

(8) Rawls is quoted in Cornell, “The Imaginary Domain,” p. 9

(9) Dijkstra, Bram. “Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of feminine evil in the fin-de-seicle culture.” New York. Oxford University Press. (1986). The Mythology of Therapeutic Rape; The Fetish of Death; and Why The Identity of My Perpetrator Must Be Female

(10) 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. (October 5, 2018).

(11) Kaplan, Louise J. (1991). Female Perversions: The Temptations of Emma Bovary. New York. Doubleday pgs. 145–154, Chapter 2, Perverse Scenarios, The Case of Mr. R.: The Triumphant Hair Cutter.

(12) Balsam, Rosemary. “Women’s Bodies In Psychoanalysis.” East Essex Canada. Routledge. (2012).

(13) Freud, Sigmund. (1924). The dissolution of the Oedipus Complex. Standard Edition. Volume 19. London: Hogarth Press.

(14) Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine. (1984) Creativity and Perversion. London. Free Association Books, pgs. 35–43. Chapter 4, A Re-reading of Little Hans.

(15) Mitchell, Juliet. “Mad Men and Medusas: Reclaiming hysteria.” New York. Basic Books. (2000).

(16) Holmes, Lucy. “Wrestling with Destiny: The promise of psychoanalysis.” New York. Routledge. (2013). The chapter on The Medicalization of Childbirth.

(17) www.lovehoney.com “The Sexual Happiness People.” Electro Medical Fetish. Electrastim | Electro Sex | Lovehoney

ElectraStim EM60-M Flick Electrosex Stimulator Multipack Set — Lovehoney US

Doc Johnson The Stinger Electro Play Wand — Lovehoney US

ElectraStim EM140 SensaVox Power Unit Dual Channel Electrosex Kit — Lovehoney US

The comparison to be made here with this last cited reference should be between electronic stimulation used by the US military and the use of the electromagnetic spectrum in electronic warfare and the use of electronic stimulation in sexual perversion involved in BDSM sex and sexual role-play and observed in acts of bondage and discipline. This connection cannot and should not be ignored as both are rooted in primal scene fantasy (War). Modern advancing technologies current and experimental capabilities against the backdrop of a nation in conflict with itself regarding gender, racial, ethnic, religious, and political differences and how those connections may very well contribute to the phenomenon we now know as the Targeted Individuals (TIs) and electronically Targeted Individual (eTIs).

Other source worthy to consider but not quoted from:

Review of the Roots of Youth Violence: Literature Reviews. Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Last Modified May 5, 2016. Retreived online February 17, 2021. http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/professionals/oyap/roots/volume5/chapter09_subculture_violence.aspx

Anderson, Elijah. (1999). The Code of the Streets: Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City. New York: WW Norton.

Ball-Rokeach, Sandra J. (1973). Values and violence: A test of the subculture of violence thesis. American Sociological Review, 38(6), 736−749.

Berburg, Jon Gunnar and T. Thorlindsson. (2005). Violent values, conduct norms and youth aggression: A multilevel study in Iceland. The Sociological Quarterly, 46, 457−478.

Brezina, Timothy. (2004). A quantitative assessment of Elijah Anderson’s subculture of violence thesis and its contributions to youth violence research. Youth, Violence and Juvenile Justice, 2(4), 303−328.

Erlanger, Howard S. (1974). The empirical status of the subculture of violence thesis. Social Problems, 22(2), 280−292.

Felson, Richard, A.E. Liska, S.J. South and T.L. McNulty. (1994). The subculture of violence and delinquency: Individual vs. school context effects. Social Forces, 73(1), 155−173.

Hayes, Timothy C. and Mattew R. Lee. (2005). The Southern culture of honor and violent attitudes. Sociological Spectrum, 25, 593−617.

Nisbett, R.E. and D. Cohen. (1996). Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Ousey, Graham C. and Pamela Wilcox. (2005). Subcultural values and violent delinquency: A multilevel analysis in middle schools. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 3, 3−22.

Sampson, Robert and William Julius Wilson. (1995). Toward a theory of race, Crime and urban inequality. In John Hagan and Ruther Peterson (Eds.), Crime and Inequality (pp. 37−54). Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Smith, Michael. (1979). Hockey violence: A test of the violent subculture hypothesis. Social Problems, 27(2), 235−247.

Stewart, Eric and Ronald Simons. (2006). Structure and culture in African American adolescent violence: A partial test of the “code of the street” Thesis. Justice Quarterly, 23(1), 1−33.

Surratt, Hilary L., James A Inciardi, Steven P. Kurtz and Marion C. Kiley. (2004). Sex work and drug use in a subculture of violence. Crime and Delinquency, 50(1), 43−59.

Washington, Earl M. (1996). A survey of the literature on the theories of violence and its prevention. Journal of Negro Education, 65(4), 403−07.

Wolfgang, Marvin and Franco Ferracuti. (1967). The Subculture of Violence. London: Tavistock.

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

The Reason Behind Gang Stalking and the Targeted Individual: One Person’s Account and How Shame Plays into Its Obscurity and Confusion

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Image: Dart that made a “bullseye” hit and a dartboard is a favorite game played by many.

The most intense electronic targeting began after I was involved in a hit and run accident while driving under the influence of alcohol and opiates. This event may have rendered me a target (a test subject) by researchers at the hospital I was sent to. A local hospital is known for its advances in treating brain trauma, and the trauma of war can cause brain damage in the form of mental illnesses like PTSD. Are these rogue attacks the result of state interest surrounding in “curing” me of my “disease?” The proclivity of the human race, especially in a police surveillance state, tends to ascribe negative traits to individuals who possess individual differences and has always been an obstacle in achieving peaceful human relationships. Another aspect to this targeting was an intimate relationship I had with a close friend of mine that wasn’t sexual in any way but rather turned rouge friendship. I, my close friend, and her husband were all using drugs and alcohol, and when her husband turned on me and forced sex, which ended in sexual assault, my friendship dissolved. This may have been the point of inception for my targeting, but this would make my targeted experience a criminal conspiracy, not by the federal government, but by the people who were involved in the drug deal and sexual assault, as I believe there exists more than just one lone operator. They may call me “narc” but it’s not because I’m a narcissist. In fact, the person who raped me is far more likely to be part of the paranoid-schizoid personality constellation.

When I describe these events, it makes me feel shameful, and I suspect this is the reason why people ascribe their targeting to rogue government conspiracies involving mind control, or NSA and CIA service security surveillance utilizing advanced technology that can “read minds” and transmit auditory voices into human skulls. It’s easier to ascribe this occurrence to government intrusion, and clandestine secret military operations because it allows the targeted individual to elude the responsibility that, they themselves, may have acquired a psychopathic personality within their orbit because of their past behavior, and these personalities are interested in destroying them because of psychic arousal for primal scene fantasies. My own shady past association may be the reason for my targeting. Targeted individuals may be having difficulty facing their truth which is, they themselves are/were abusing substances and/or the people responsible for abusing them are people who have always been part of their friendships and family arrangements. It’s simply this, that the psychopathic personality didn’t reveal his true identity to them until he had their victim exactly where they wanted their victim. That is, in a powerless and subjugated position. This is what psychopaths do. They wait, patiently, until the time is ripe for the yielding. Still, this does not give the perpetrator the right to get away with the harm they are inflicting on society.

I have not used illicit chemical substances since October 3, 2006. I no longer associate with my former “close friends” and have made the necessary adjustments to my lifestyle choices. However, this did not stop a psychopath from stalking me online and hacking a variety of my on-line accounts like Facebook, my e-mail server, and my WordPress blog. It didn’t stop them from inflicting pain and suffering into my world, utilizing electronic stimulation, attempting to stimulate and sedate me through clandestine, rogue orchestrations utilizing a wirelessly controlled implantable device like some type of sex toy that delivers stimulation to my genitals and anal regions and sedation through a neural radio frequency link. Nor did it stop them from targeting me both outside and inside of my residence during necessary activities like cutting the grass, aerobics and weight lifting (workouts beneficial for health), and cleaning my home.

Although I refuse to believe that this phenomenon is part of some clandestine secret military operations utilizing some form of abbreviated code name, I can’t deny my past history. But this past history shouldn’t be used like former “promiscuity laws” were used to exonerate men accused of acts involving brutal forms of rape because of “the victim’s past history with physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood.” This history isn’t meant to be used as an excuse to give some deranged lunatic a “defense” to continue his behavior and illude the responsibility he owes to the federal and state government and to the victims themselves!

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

DECEPTIVE CRIMINAL RELATIONSHIPS: Comparing the penetration of electronic targeted assaults and non-penetrative targeted assaults against the criminal penetration and non-penetration of deceptive sexual relations

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Targeted Individual (TIs) and Electronically Targeted Individual (eTIs): Concepts in crisis

Please consider the following excerpt from Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair in which Sarah Schulman writes:

“The definition of “violence” has now expanded to include a new continuum of behaviors and feelings that are also generically used to ascribe a negative value to a person’s actions. The word “violence” has expanded far beyond the field of physical assault to also mean emotional abuse and, unfortunately, emotional conflict where there is no abuse. In recent years, we see “violence” and “abuse” being ascribed to social criticism, efforts to understand phenomena, and social and psychological analysis. “Abuse” is also regularly used to describe disagreement and misunderstanding. Accusations of “policing,” “shaming,” and other expressions of “call-out culture” demanding “safety” from uncomfortable ideas represent people and actions as laden with blame, refusing interactivity around the content of ideas and perceptions. This is in line with the similar practice of calling racial analysis “playing the race card.” Trying to understand and explain structures of pathology is repressed by accusations of wrong-doing. Thinking is wrong. Saying is wrong. Not only are revelations unwanted, they get mischaracterized as harm.” (1)

Now comparing this above-stated information and comparing it to the penetrative electronic assaults of the electronically Targeted Individual (eTI) I’d like to now present theories in the philosophy of law and deceptive sexual relations. The paper, Deceptive Sexual Relations: A Theory of Criminal Liability published in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, draws on historical accounts of deceptive sexual relations involved in medical procedures, in cases of teaching, and deceptions involving intent in the sexual activity of partners. Past cases involving doctors who, misrepresenting sex as a surgical operation to cure fits, another doctor surreptitiously replacing a medical instrument with his penis during an intimate examination, and a voice coach (music teacher) disguising sex as a therapeutic aid to help his pupil’s singing voice. However, the most extreme deception takes place when the victim isn’t even aware sexual penetration has taken place as observed in cases where some form of mind-altering substance such as alcohol or opiates or, more recently, the use of electronic stimulation (e-Stim) to sedate. This is being observed as the newest ritual in manipulating the victim’s conscious state of awareness, thereby making it difficult for the victim to determine the extent of the criminal liability and the relationship he/she has to the perpetrator of such penetrations. We can compare victim relationships to their perpetrators in cases involving sexual assault and deceptive sexual relations. (2)

In referring back to the opening excerpt I used to alert my readers’ attention to the nature of “shaming.” Historically in the realm of law, rapists were protected from prosecution through what had been previously known as “promiscuity laws.” These laws gave courts the right to expose a sexual assault victim’s past history regarding sexual abuse, especially if the victim was under the age of 14 to 16 years of age. As a result of these laws that exposed victim’s childhood maltreatment and nature of abuse and sexual abuse to the public, many rapists eluded prosecution by placing blame on the victim and through its exposure, shamed and stigmatizing the victim as somehow responsible for their own victimization. To my knowledge, these laws are no longer in use. However, with similar respect, the aspect of shaming in stigmatizing Targeted Individuals and electronic Targeted Individuals (eTIs) when it comes to the nature of these electronic assaults and victimizations, shaming is also utilized as a defense by the perpetrator. Society has projected TIs and eTIs as being “mentally ill” and in need of “medical therapy” or “medical assistance” which, in my opinion, obscures the Truth with regard to the real nature and causes for this phenomenon and it is the reason why it has been consistently kept an ongoing problem. It has been my conclusion what is known as electronic targeted assaults overlooks the nature of intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic violence (DM) through a third-party proxy; accomplices that may be medical doctors and scientists.

With the advent of e-Stim or electronic stimulation, experimental medicine has moved into new areas of remote wireless electronic stimulation. There are various medical techniques that utilize electronic devices, computer microchip technology, the use of computers and computer software programs, hand-held devices that deliver radio frequency signals to implants and/or wearable head and body gear as recently seen in DARPA Military News (3). The latter as part of wearable body gear in the sex play of bondage and discipline in acts of BDSM and the electro-medical fetish. (4) In applications used in psychiatry and spinal nerve stimulation; such as Vegus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and most recently with paraplegics and quadriplegics in helping them to regain mobility. We are now witnessing a move into the area utilizing light photonic physics (5). Optogenetic research has claimed to induce aggression in experimental project mice utilizing neurological implants. (6) But never have I witnessed in the modern era, where laws have been established structuring the nature of consent both in medicine, law, and finance, the financial and legal responsibilities involving medical and legal malpractice and financial malfeasance and boards positioned within hospitals and medical research facilities outlining responsibilities demanding adherence to ethical medical practices in research. These “at will” attacks in uncontrolled settings, for example when the person is driving down the road in a motor vehicle which is outside of hospitals and doctor’s office, places equipped with addressing issues of medical emergencies should they arise from such experimental procedures. These “left-wing assaults” usurping the legal rights away from a person’s autonomous action through the form of electronic attacks against their will, unbeknownst to them, and without the knowledge of the identities of the perpetrators.

These new advances in neuroscience involve manipulating the conscious mental state of mice and in some psychiatric applications, so too, involve manipulating the conscious mental state of human beings under controlled settings. In the practice of law that criminalizing deceptive medical procedures, which is similar to the legal practice of criminalizing deceptive sexual relations as prosecutable criminal offenses, both areas raise two vital questions. How accurately do definitions within these two categories of offenses capture the harmfulness and wrongfulness of the criminal acts involved? That is to say, deceptive sexual assault and the penetration of targeted electronic frequency into the human body and the human mind, and should there be separate criminal offenses specifically outlining, clearly describing, and separating the Targeted Individual (TIs) from the electronically Targeted Individual (eTIs) as victims involved in deceptive criminal acts aimed at harming the public at large? Should there be a separately defined outline to procedural law and how the law identifies, handles, prosecutes, and punishes the perpetrators responsible for the phenomenon of electronic Targeted Individuals and electronic targeted assaults? And how do we as a nation go about protecting vulnerable populations that are being abused by these criminal perpetrators? The difference between the TI and the eTI is the difference between non-penetrative and penetrative assaults. That is the difference viewed between sexual assault involving penile penetration as “rape” and non-penile penetration of sexual assault which is classified as “gross indecency.” Gross indecency as described as a deceptive sexual encounter involving sexual activity using a video camera to record a partner by misleading him/her into believing the encounter is genuine but instead the encounter is recorded and used to humiliate the victim by exposing him/her to public scrutiny. Likewise, the deceptive medical practice of implanting individuals with devices that respond to electronic signals the individual has no control over. Technological advances are occurring far too quickly and we, as ordinary men, are at a loss in grasping the social threads needed to pull together a clearer picture regarding this phenomenon and to which the social values of men may be contributing to the quick unraveling of these social threads. It is my opinion exposing this phenomenon for what it really is, that is, high gross indecency of a segment of society responsible for controlling these targeted assaults aimed at the mind and body of individuals through a third-party proxy; a rogue person in a position of power and in a position of leadership within the community.

While I can understand public misperceptions regarding the Targeted Individual (TI) and the electronically Targeted Individual (eTI) as being test subjects taking part in government mind control programs, it is my opinion these public perceptions further obscure the truth behind the true nature of what’s really happening. I’ll give a few examples of how misconceptions involving military experiments and our government secret use of hospitals, university, and military installations to carry out top-secret programs. In October 1995, former President Bill Clinton announced the federal government was responsible for top-secret military projects and apologized to the US public for these “secret projects.”

The Philadelphia Experiment. Although the Philadelphia Experiment was said to have never happened, it was an “alleged” military experiment reported to have been carried out by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States sometime around October 28, 1943. The USS Eldridge was claimed to have been rendered “invisible” or “cloaked” to enemy devices. Although many people claimed the experiment involved an attempt at “time travel” which no actual proof of this exists and it is surmised was not the case. The experiment utilized Albert Einstein’s “Unified Field Theory” combining electromagnetism and gravity in an attempt to bend light around objects thereby making the object “invisible” or “cloaked” from enemy radar. There were reports by some naval personnel, who claimed to be part of the experimental project, of physical ailments resulting from “exposure.” Intensive electromagnetic fields have been known to cause symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and disorientation. It was my perception, if this experiment did take place, it may have been one of the United States’ first attempts at exploring “stealth technology.”

Modern stealth technology experiments begun in 1958, but there must have existed a long line of “trial by error” by experimenters in determining what parts of our physical world might work and what parts would not work regarding invisibility and cloaking. However, the Philadelphia Experiment is said to have never happened. But, two aspects of our physical world are in fact electromagnetism and gravity and man has never lost his insatiable desire to control his natural world.

The Stargate Project. In response to 1970s government intelligence sources claiming the Soviet Union was spending 60 million rubles a year on psychotronic research, the federal government through the U.S. Army established the Stargate Project secret program in 1978. It was an attempt to utilize psychics for “remote viewing” capabilities to assist in acquiring intelligence that would assist the United States with national security and cold war issues. It is reported that a few of the psychics were acquired from the Church of Scientology. Individuals who reach the highest level of discipline within the church were recruited. One researcher said that a minimum accuracy rate of 65% required by the clients was often exceeded in the later experiments. One of the project’s most successful operations was the location of a lost Soviet spy plane in 1976 by Rosemary Smith, a young administrative assistant recruited by project director Dale Graff.

Elon Musk’s new company Neuralink

Elon Musk’s newest company Neuralink established in 2016 is attempting to outfit human brains with interfaces that communicate with computers. Musk proclaimed that in a lot of ways his newest development in computer and advancing technological interfaces is “a lot like Fitbit for your brain (7).” Neuralink’s plan is to replace a small portion of the human skull with a dollar-coin sized device that can read your mind. Although neuroethical questions need to be addressed, the intentions for Musk’s technology seemed geared to help benefit man. However, the existence of the dark side of man has not changed through the course of human history and the fact remains there exists a small population within the human race who would use this technology against man’s better interests forever changing the landscape of fighting crime in ever-advancing world of hi-tech gadgetry. Proponents asking questions regarding neuroethical research wonder what living in a future world might be like if human thoughts and brains could be harnessed so as to nudged a person’s decision-making process in a different direction? What will the future of crimes like sexual assault and murder look like?

Source References:

(1) Schulman, Sarah. (2016). Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair. Vancouver, Canada. Arsenal Pulp Press.

(2) Gibson, M. (2020). Deceptive Sexual Relations: A Theory of Criminal Liability. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Advance Article.

(3) “Six Paths to the Nonsurgical Future of Brain-Machine Interfaces.” (2019) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. US Department of Defensewww.darpa.mil https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-05-20

(4) LoveHoney.com “The Sexual Happiness People” Online Retailer of Sex Toys, Clothing, and Supplies. Of particular interest is their “bondage” section with the “electro-medical-fetish.” Accessed February 12, 2021. https://www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/electro-sex-toys/p/electrastim-em140-sensavox-power-unit-dual-channel-electrosex-kit/a13006g13042.html

(5) Hashimoto, M., Hata, A., Miyata, T., & Hirase, H. (2014). Programmable wireless light-emitting diode stimulator for chronic stimulation of optogenetic molecules in freely moving mice. Neurophotonics, 1(1), 011002. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.NPh.1.1.011002 Also available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4478966/

(6) Lasers Turn Lab Mice Into Brutal Killers. New York Post. Published January 17, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stuzzyIIMRU

(7) Jackson, Ryan. Elon Musk’s Neuralink device focused on the computer, but what about the brain? MSN.com. & Cnet.com. Technology News. Published September 1, 2020. Retrieved online February 14, 2021. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/elon-musks-neuralink-device-focused-on-the-computer-but-what-about-the-brain/ar-BB18yVB6

Other source references to consider but not actually cited for the paper:

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.

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

Conaghan, .J. (2019). The Essence of Rape. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(1),

McClintock, A. (1993). Maid to Order: Commercial Fetishism and Gender Power. Social Text, (37), 87–116. doi:10.2307/466262. Social Text is a journal published by Duke University Press. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/94de/42b7efda8383d0484d0265d39be4e4a18906.pdf?_ga=2.70378576.1963094556.1613328525-1035488512.1612888872

Stark, C.A. (2019). Gaslighting, Misogyny, and Psychological Oppression. The Monist, 102(2),

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

Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Psychopathia Sexualis, trans. Franklin S. Klaf. New York. Stein & Day, 1965. For analyses on the discourse of perversion and sexual deviance.

Jeffrey Weeks. Against Nature: Essays on History, Sexuality, and Identity. London. Rivers Oram, 1991. For analyses on the discourse of perversion and sexual deviance.

Jonathan Dollimore. Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault. Oxford. Clarendon, 1991. For analyses of the discourses on perversion and sexual deviance.

Engle, Gigi. (2019). These E-Stim Sex Toys Zap You With Electricity — and You Might Actually Like It.” www.menshealth.com. Published online January 8, 2019. Accessed online February 12, 2021. https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a25799460/e-stim-sex-toys/

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

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

Freud, Sigmund. (1924). The dissolution of the Oedipus Complex. Standard Edition. Volume 19. London: Hogarth Press.

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

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

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

Dickes, R. (1963). Fetishistic Behavior: A Contribution to Its Complex Development and Significance. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 11(2), 303–330.

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

Maid to Order: The Commercial Fetishism of High Technologies in the Era of the Electronically Targeted Individual

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The new age of computer technology and wireless devices has given rise to issues surrounding cyber-surveillance (illegal security-service surveillance) and has been associated with crimes like cyberstalking, sextortion, murder, cyber misbehavior, and terrorizing intimate partners with newly developed 21st-century technologies, and to which encompass the United States “National Security Cyber Investigation” in the 21st century and beyond (The United States Attorney’s Bulletin, 2016; Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice, 2019).

Just like Madonna’s erotic photo album “Sex” is filled with the theatrical paraphernalia of BDSM: boots, chains, leather, whips, masks, costumes, and scripts, so too, is there a potential for newly advancing technologies that seek to subjugate Objects (victims) using an electromagnetic tether and electronic devices to control the victim. These high technologies provide an avenue for the sexual pervert to carry out a form of BDSM in fantasy. To warn of the ominous dangers inherent in these new advancing “service-security surveillance” technologies, technologies that are at play as part of the phenomenon otherwise known as the electronically targeted individual, become grossly understated (Douglas, Harris & Dragiewicz, 2019). Like BDSM, these new advancing technologies target, harass, assault, and torture victims and it runs the risk of unleashing a truly insidious dark side found within human nature itself. A power unleashed on an unsuspecting greater public with even more horror. Its uses are of particular danger to women, children, and anyone lacking power. People belonging to minority groups who lacking education, wealth, and connections of power to defend against it. For the most part, it has been women who run the risk of being raped, but children are also in danger at the hands of pedophiles. Homosexuals and transgender men and women are also targets of violence. A new tide has been unleashed in the era of the 21st century, and it is one that may bring with it a murderous and disastrous undoing.

Harnessing control of the human body utilizing radiological devices (electronic devices that respond to frequency) against the will of the human target is one of the most insidious and clandestine attempts of absolute power rooted in the paranoid-schizoid personality position. Its attempt to humiliate and dehumanize, usurping power away from human Objects (victims) is on par with the murderous machinery of the Holocaust and the inhumane experiments that followed in its aftermath performed by Nazi doctors (see Jacobs, 2007). Its actions are rooted in psychotic fantasies of the primal scene and because of its cloak of invisibility, a concept of crisis has developed. How are we to adequately describe these invisible violations if we can’t accurately explain what they are?

In the theatre of BDSM, patriarchy’s traditional theme is offered. The theme that manhood is synonymous with mastery, and submission is bound to female fate (see Neidecken, 2016; Knafo & Feiner, 1996; Knafo & Feiner, 2006). In the theatre of BDSM, a dominant’s foot may be presented as bound and a leash straps him or her to the neck of their submissive. This bondage fetish performs identity in theatre performance and displays for an audience that power is intertwined with independence. Scenes of bondage are often stapled with scenes of abandonment and separation. For if it were to display unity, there would be no need for the props it utilizes; chains, whips, handcuffs, blindfolds, leather leashes, straps, and wooden paddles (Madonna, 1992). Sex as high theatre and in the world of BDSM, high theatre parades images of servile obedience in the conventional modes of power. BDSM is situated within primal scene symbolism and it borrows its power from the everyday scenes of the cultural economies it is found in. Money, prisons, dungeons, bathrooms, and the houses of elite empires. In reality, it is nothing more than psychopathologies of the flesh. According to Richard von Krafft-Ebing, “Sadism was an aberrant and atavistic manifestation of the “innate desire to humiliate, hurt, wound, or even destroy others in order thereby to create sexual pleasure in one’s self (McClintock, 2013).” In the intercourse of the sexes, sexuality affords both men and women, not only the power but the greater pleasure in “winning over,” and “conquering.” It was Krafft-Ebing’s opinion that while men tend toward aggressive postures, women derive pleasure from innate coyness and, with her victory over attracting the gaze of her male aggressor, affords her intense gratification and satisfaction (McClintock, 2013). Especially when it runs against other females in competition for sex (Sarteschi, 2017). For the most part, men and women utilize violence in two very different ways. Similar to Krafft-Ebing’s opinion, statistical records record that the percentages of violence and favors male aggression (Fox & Fridel, 2017; Hudak, Corry, Schwimmer & Rupp, 2020). Whereas women tend toward more passive-aggressive modes of aggression, utilizing more hidden and clandestine alternatives (e.g., deception, pathological lying, and high impression management).

It is my opinion, I have an adult child harassing me, utilizing power over me with the use of electronic devices that respond to electromagnetic frequency signals (radio waves). A personality void of empathy and the capacity to feel any real concern for the welfare of others. He plays with me like a toy, a remote-control human toy. And in my opinion, it is one of the grandest criminal conspiracies rooted in organized crime I have ever come to know. This phenomenon possesses such a threat to the national security of the United States of America, that I fear for everyone’s safety in defense against it because it has harnessed the power to inflict even greater harm on American citizens walking freely within our country’s borders by usurping free will and acting as that person’s individual sovereign. It is bigger than just gang stalking. It has the power to control people like cattle. Like Hitler did with the Jews, it corrals people like livestock and groups them together as something “other.” And where ever there is absolute power, absolute virtue never follows. We know this from past history. Tyrants are little children who have never learned how to navigate loss and separation and mature into proper adult development (see Yardley, 2004). In a paper entitled “Dark Triad, Tramps, and Thieves” the authors write:

“Despite the obvious importance of individual differences in understanding offending behavior (e.g., Miller & Lynam, 2001; Wilcox, Sullivan, Jones, & van Gelder, 2014)there has been relatively little research exploring the relationships between personality and petty thefts in non-incarcerated adults (Lyons, & Jonason, 2015).”

This means there is a clinical lack of understanding regarding sadism’s relationship to personality within the population of non-incarcerated adults. That is to say, there is a tremendous lacuna in the research literature with regard to the prevalence of sadistic traits and their connection to personality in the world of non-incarcerated adults today, and how these individual-specific sadistic traits contribute to the invisible crime of electronic targeting. Because Lyons and Jonason’s research was based on the information provided by the self-reported crime that went unnoticed, it reveals to us the higher prevalence of sadism within adult non-incarcerated populations. This data is usually obtained by researchers utilizing the information provided by prison institutions who have access to the base of clinical evidence for incarcerated populations (see Lyons & Jonason, 2015; Buckels, Jones, & Paulhus, 2013; Johnson, Plouffe, & Saklofske, 2019; Krick, Tresp, Vatter, Ludwig, Wihlenda, & Rettenberger, 2016; Nitschke, Mokros, Osterheider, & Marshall, 2013).

Primal scene experiences and fantasies are viewed as a blueprint for internalized object relationships. The concept of the primal scene dramatically depicts a blending of past and present, fantasy and reality in the child’s relationships (see Niedecken, 2016; Knafo & Feiner, 1996; Knafo & Feiner, 2006). So, his use of objects in identificatory ways reveals to the onlooker his unanalyzed unconscious connection which speaks of a “human absence,” an empty and impoverished childhood. Because his behavior demonstrates a great absence in his ability to “connect” with the Object interpersonally, he uses a theatre stage with inanimate props and human subjects. In order for the perpetrator to establish his “connection” with one of his victims, he must utilize a prop that serves as an intermediary position, an electronic device. A device that functions as a counter-phobic object to ward of anxieties induced by this Object (Fabozzi, 2016; Gaddini, 2003; Galligan, 1994; Chatterji, 2009; Hull, 2004); electronic technology in the form of a handheld toy. Once he creates this “connection” he establishes a remote, from a distance, approach to establishing a relationship with the human target and thereby “wins” his “possession” based on unequal advantage (Winnicott, 1971). The stage of sexual commerce of BDSM is the transformation of power (Chescheir & Schulz, 2004),and this transformation is also witnessed in domestic violence and terrorism. This technology is no different than rape (Conaghan, 2019) or the coercive control used by the abuser in intimate partner relationships (Stark, 2007). It demonstrates a deeply troubled mind in terms of object relations, and I am going to theorize this troubling behavior may be the product of avoidant or ambivalent attachment in childhood (Wallin, 2007). Children who suffer from avoidant attachment possess the greatest potential for inflicting harm. As a result of avoidant attachment, persistent parental abandonment, and neglect force the child to play independently by himself with his toy props. These children appear very well behaved to onlookers because they don’t cry once their parental objects have left the room. And because of this persistent parental abandonment and neglect, the child may have trouble establishing relationships in adulthood. This troubling behavior may also be due to a learning disability like autism. It may also be the result of “payback” for some perceived wrong and the human Object (victim) has now become part of the “bad breast” in the paranoid splitting of the mother. The paranoid-schizoid personality suffers from the psychic splitting of the mother into two parts; the good breast and the bad breast (see Jacobs, 2007). It is also termed the ambivalent breast which makes up ambivalent attachment. Either way, whatever is at the root of this troublesome behavior it MUST be stopped!!!

Source references that have provided me a window of clarity and a better perspective on the subject matter at hand follow here:

Buckels, E., Jones, D., & Paulhus, D. (2013). Behavioral Confirmation of Everyday Sadism. Psychological Science, 24(11), 2201–2209.

Chatterji, A. (2009). “Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious” and D.W. Winnicott’s Transitional and Related Phenomena. The Psychoanalytic Review, 96(5), 785–800.

Chescheir, M., & Schulz, K. (2004). The development of a capacity for concern in antisocial children: Winnicott’s concept of human relatedness. Clinical Social Work Journal, 17(1), 24–39.

Conaghan, .J. (2019). The Essence of Rape. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(1),

Cybercrime and Cyber Threats. Department of Justice Journal of Federal Law and Practice. United States Department of Justice. Vol. 67, №1. February 2019.

Cyber Misbehavior. The United States Attorneys’ Bulletin. Department of Justice. Vol. 64, №3. May 2016.

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

Fabozzi, P. (2016). The Use of the Analyst and the Sense of Being Real: The Clinical Meaning of Winnicott’s “The Use of an Object.” The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 85(1), 1–34.

Fox, James A., & Fridel, Emma E., Phd. (2017) Gender Differences in Patterns and Trends in U.S. Homicide, 1976–2015. Violence and Gender, Vol. 4, №2.

Gaddini, R. (2003). The Precursors of Transitional Objects and Phenomena. Psychoanalysis and History, 5(1), 53–61.

Galligan, A. (1994). Transitional Objects: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 7(4),

Hudak, L., Corry, D., Schwimmer, H., & Rupp, J. (2020) Firearm-Facilitated Sexual Assault: Using Emergency Department Data to Provide a Novel Perspective of the Problem. Violence and Gender. Vol. 7., №1.

Hull, J. (2004). Videogames: Transitional phenomena in adolescence. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 2(2), 106–113.

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

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

Knafo, D., & Feiner, K. (1996). The Primal Scene: Variations on a Theme. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 44(2), 549–569.

Knafo, D., & Feiner, K. (2006). Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World. Hillside, NJ. The Analytic Press, Inc. Part of the “Relational Perspective Book Series,” Volume 31.

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.

Madonna. Sex. Published by Warner Books. https://archive.org/details/sex_20190913/page/n1/mode/2up

McClintock, Anne. (1993) “Maid to Order: Commercial Fetishism and Gender Power. Social Text. №37, A Special Section Edited by Anne McClintock Explores the Sex Trade (Winter 1993), pp.87–116. Duke University Press. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/94de/42b7efda8383d0484d0265d39be4e4a18906.pdf?_ga=2.88683026.869618494.1612888872-1035488512.1612888872

Miller, J.D., & Lynam, D. (2001). Structural models of personality and their relation to antisocial behaviour: A meta-analytic review. Criminology, 39, 765–798.

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

Nitschke, J., Mokros, A., Osterheider, M., & Marshall, W. (2013). Sexual Sadism. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 57(12), 1441–1453.

Sarteschi, Christine M., (2017). “Jodi Arias: A Case of Extreme Violence.” Violence and Gender. Vol. 4, №3. (September 2017).

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

Wallin, David J. (2007). Attachment in Psychotherapy. New York. The Guilford Press.

Wilcox, P., Sullivan, C.J., Jones, S., & van Gelder, J.L. (2014). Personality and opportunity: An integrated approach to offending and victimization. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41, 880–901.

Winnicott, D.W. (1971). “The use of the Object and relating through identifications.” In Playing and Reality. Harmondsworth. Penguin, 1980.

Yardley, S. (2004). Response to Lovell: “Cognitive Development and Empathy”. Journal of Adult Development, 6(4), 227–229.

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

If we can’t say what electronic targeting and electronic torture “is”, how can we defend against it as a criminal act?

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A Concept in Crisis

Misleading truths that obscure the real nature of electronic targeting, electronic harassment, electronic assaults, and electronic torture compound the misunderstandings surrounding the phenomenon. In an academic paper entitled The Essence of Rape by Joanne Conaghan published in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2019) states,

“…if perceptions of rape vary so extensively, how can it properly signify a shared understanding around which public debate may be conducted (Conaghan, 2019)?”

Likewise, this same problem exists with the phenomenon of electronically targeted individuals. These individuals claim government interference, police misconduct, police stalking and harassment, gang stalking by other citizens, and that they are being used as a part of “government secret operations in clandestine experiments of mind control.” One website has suggested the phenomenon of the electronically targeted individual’s most accurate description is “security-service stalking.” (Karlstrom, 2018) “Security-service stalking” is called “cyberstalking” by the FBI. (United States Attorney’s Bulletins & Journal of Federal Law Practices, May 2016).

I am going to try and weave an understanding between professional moral misconduct and the electronically targeted individual. Last night I watched a 20/20 documentary about the tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith (e.g., Viki Lynn Hogan) who was pronounced dead from a drug overdose and an abscess that infected her body at the site of an injection given to her by her personal psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich. The doctor who gave her the injection and wrote her the 10 prescription drugs Anna Nicole had in her system at the time of death eluded a prison sentence (Ceasar, 2015). She had all charges dropped and only one count, a misdemeanor, for writing a prescription drug, not in the name of the person it was intended. Since the law recognizes and guides how the structure of consent is established, was it perceived that Anna Nicole contributed to her own death because she had the money to pay an immoral doctor the necessary cash required for acquiring those needed prescriptions? Similarly, in cases of rape, the courts look at how “consent” was structured for the activity. Since the making of consent is not unfettered but not vested with one source; it is a dialectic between ordinary people and the law, and the social reality that orders relationships within a prescribed legal category. The law is not so much concerned with a person freely giving consent to engage in an activity, as much as it is with the social and moral value of the activity to which the person is consenting. If this is true then why was, psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich, responsible for medical misconduct and the manslaughter death of Anna Nicole Smith, acquitted on practically all the charges (Associated Press, 2010)? It’s because consent isn’t enough to guarantee that a person’s behavior is moral. Yet we live in a world that evaluates a person behavior by looking at their accumulated wealth, their credit score, their bank accounts, how timely they pay their bills and taxes, level of education, along with security background checks, and none of those things provide any indication that the person actually possesses an ounce of morality. In the final court decision in the trial, People v. Samuels (1967), a case involving BDSM, the court wrote:

“It is a matter of common knowledge that a normal person in full possession of his or her mental faculties does not freely and seriously consent to the use upon his or her self of force likely to produce great bodily harm. Those persons that do freely consent to such force and bodily injury no doubt require the enforcement of the very [criminal] laws that were enacted to protect them and other humans (Weinberg, 2016).”

One might make the argument that Anna Nicole Smith was perhaps not of her right sound mind and body and that Dr. Eroshevich’s professional opinions were being influenced by the money and fame Anna Nicole Smith offered. The promise of lucrative cash payments and high profile, luxurious lifestyle in exchange for prescription drugs and doctor services, and how the subtle nuances of coercive control played back and forth in this scenario. But shouldn’t have Dr. Eroshevich’s professional training make her more responsible for the wrong done? Now, let’s make the leap from this sensationalized tragic case of a beauty queen to the phenomenon of the electronically targeted individual. Supply “On Demand.” [This pun was purposely intended to make my case because we now live in an age where wireless frequency (wi-fi) is made available on demand.] The addicted are a vulnerable population within our communities and, as such, require more protection under the law from those wishing to do them bodily harm. It’s not likely the addicted “freely” choose (for their actions may be unconscious to them) to impose “the force” (the long-term side effects of drug and alcohol use) against their bodies, but rather they are responding to unanalyzed and unconscious past trauma(s). Behavior resulting from a subjugating process, and “a psychic life of power” instilled in them from early childhood. If one is to undo the damage of a brain “hard-wired” for behavior then it would take a pretty strong force to influence and try and “change” its path. The new advances in medicine manipulating human consciousness utilize radio frequency and artificial electronic stimulation.

To say that, “Money is the God that rules all fools” is a gross understatement. To make the leap from the manslaughter charge Dr. Eroshevich should have been given to the phenomenon of the targeted individual isn’t too difficult. When we make the leap from the case of Anna Nicole Smith to the phenomenon of the electronically targeted individual we may see a very similar picture of moral misconduct, coercive control, and the taking of hostages which are all found in the phenomenon now known as electronic targeting, electronic assault, electronic harassment, electronic bodily torture which may be part of a hidden subculture possessing the disposable income, a large financial base of economic support, and the hidden network connections to ensure its continued operations.

Supply “On Demand” in Sadistic Enjoyments. If the outrage of sex play involving bondage and discipline is its insight into consensual sadomasochism as higher theater, then, we could also say, the phenomenon of the electronically tortured and assaulted target individuals also plays into this “higher theatre.” A theatre that involves cruelty as high entertainment. How can we make the phenomenon of the electronically targeted individual’s connection to “higher theatre and higher entertainment?” Is it through the connection of “On-Demand Services,” providers supplying us with the connection to tap into its security-service stalking nature? To argue that in acts of sadism the “dominant” has power and the “slave” has not is to read theater for reality, and it is to read the theatre of WAR. And here we arrive at the unveiling in the nature of some individuals’ primal scene fantasies which act out in bloody murderous aggression against their fellow man (Neidecken, 2016). How does this tie into BDSM and the electronically targeted, assaulted, harassed, and tortured individual? It ties in through man’s proclivity to demonize groups and the very human enjoyment derived from dehumanizing, degrading, and destroying, and stealing from those same groups. It is as Michael Foucault said,

“Sadomasochism, as Foucault puts it, “is not a name given to a practice as old as [Love]; it is a massive cultural fact which appeared precisely at the end of the eighteenth century, and which constitutes one of the greatest conversions of Western imagination: unreason transformed into delirium of the heart.” The sadism in bondage and discipline “plays the world backwards.” It plays it backward because it nudges us ever closer to our Neolithic ancestors and the savage beatings that made up humanity as a whole.

From Domestic Violence to Coercive Control. At the core of security-service stalking is coercive control and,

“the core of coercive control theory is the analogy to other capture crimes like hostage-taking and kidnapping, a comparison that illustrates its “generality.” The singular advantage of the analogy is that it links, not just women [and their children] to the large discourse of rights and liberties we apply to citizen-victims, including human rights discourse, implicitly undermining a major rationale that limits justice intervention in what are “deemed just family matters.” By using gender-neutral language of power and control to frame abuse, the hostage analogy also supports an approach woman have repeatedly used to gain legal rights men already possess, such as the right to vote or sit on juries. Called “formal equality,” courts or legislators are asked to imagine the wrong involved if men were denied these rights solely because of their sex, to attribute the observed lack of parity to discrimination, and then to level the playing field so that women are treated identically to men. From this vantage point, the right of abuse victims to “equal protection” reflects the resemblance of abuse to assault and other harms from which men and strangers are already protected. The analogy also supports the belief that battered women are “hostages at home,” suggesting abuse is a political crime like terrorism (Stark, 2007).”

Utilizing this understanding of domestic violence and the nature of coercive control used to carry out such violence, we can come to an understanding of “security-service stalking” and its analogy to hostage-taking and kidnapping. Acts the obstruct the exercise of a person’s full civil liberties. In short, imprisonment within the confines of an electromagnetic cage that tethers the human body electronically to a controller.

Sources:

Conaghan, .J. (2019). The Essence of Rape. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(1),

Karlstrom, Dr. Eric. (2018). “In the Post 9/11 Era, Understanding the Targeted Individual Phenomenon is No Longer Optional (T. McFarlan).” GangStalkingMindControlandCults.com Published online January 10, 2018. Retrieved online February 8, 2021. https://gangstalkingmindcontrolcults.com/in-the-post-9-11-era-understanding-the-targeted-individual-phenomenon-is-no-longer-optional-t-mcfarlan/

“Cyber Misbehavior” (2016) United States Attorney’s Bulletin. Department of Justice. Vol. 64, №3. May 2016. https://www.justice.gov/usao/file/851856/download

Caesar, Stephen. (2015). “No jail time given to doctor in Anna Nicole Smith case.” Los Angeles Times. Published online April 17, 2015. Retrieved online Febraury 8, 2021 https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-doctor-in-anna-nicole-smith-20150417-story.html

“Anna Nicole Smith’s Doctor Acquitted in Drug Case, Psychiatrist and Boyfriend Convicted.” Associated Press. FoxNews.com. Published October 28, 2010. Retrieved online February 8, 2021. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/anna-nicole-smiths-doctor-acquitted-in-drug-case-psychiatrist-and-boyfriend-convicted

Weinberg, Jill D. (2016). Consensual Violence: Sports, sex and the politics of injury. Oakland, California. University of California Press.

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

Niedecken, D. (2016). The primal scene and symbol formation. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97(3), 665–683.
Another source to considered not referenced here:

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

“I am God, your Physician” (Ex. 15:26). The prophets also acknowledge God as a Healer and Jeremiah stated: “Heal us, and we will be healed” (from the blessing for healing, Jeremiah 17:14). Throughout the Torah, God is imbued with great healing powers. It is no wonder that it is written, “The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away” when it comes to health, wealth, and life itself.”

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

The Primal Scene and Symbol Formation: Why war and the electronically targeted individual

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Children playing war-games

The following writing considers the theory of Dietmut Niedecken and her psychoanalytic work exploring the primal scene and symbol formation.

Interpreting the Psychic Material

Alfred Lorenzer thinks that the traumatic experience consists of an “intolerable situation” that is available in phantasy being realized (1965, p. 693). If we consider what is being suggested is an “intolerable situation” represented in the fabric of the psyche that is generally dissolved in the fabric and only brought to bear when it is activated by a traumatic irruption, we can then make a connection with its connection to psychosis.

In considering potentially traumatic influences in early childhood, the primal scene was in focus in early psychoanalytic writings. The child is subjected to such an experience, to excitations that are overwhelming and therefore may have a traumatic impact. Freud thought the traumatic event of the primal scene was due to the child’s witnessing the parents’ act of intercourse. But some psychoanalysts believe the “primal scene” isn’t so much connected to witnessing the parents’ act of sexual intercourse as much as it is connected to how the parents treat one another in response to each other’s needs (e.g., in a loving and respectful way or in violent altercation and aggression). When aggressive arguments and physical fights are witnessed by the child, the child may experience traumatic side effects to the excitations that create cortical arousal and these excitations may be overwhelming for the child to process, and as a result, the child may have a hard time processing the event. This is most certainly connected with dissociative states and this becomes the difference between knowing and not knowing the trauma. Melanie Klein takes early phantasy formations as the “combined parent figure” and this combined parent figure is a particularly anxiety-inducing, fusional-destructive representation from the early stages of the Oedipus complex. The primal scene phantasy comes into being on the basis of projections of fear of abandonment, envy, and hatred that the child feels with regard to the parents’ sexual relationship from which he is excluded. Laplanche (2004) considered the primal scene the product of both the result of an event and a phantasy as the child works out the enigmatic message proceeding from the adults. In addition, according to Laplanche the phantasy is not arbitrary but an outcome of the child’s cultural environment which makes available to him for the translation of the enigmatic message of the primal scene some “general cultural . . . narrative schemata” (2004, P.908) These serve the binding and symbolization of the traumatizing enigmatic messages.

Many psychoanalysts have asked the question, “Why war?” And the answer to that question is, “War is how some children work out the enigmatic message of the primal scene (Mitzlaff and Niedecken, 2013, p. 87).” We see these enigmatic messages being played out all the time in child’s play when children will come together and play war-games. A very common game played when I was little was “Cops and Robbers.” In the war-games played by young children (mostly boys), one can observe the obvious encoding of the actions that make up the primal scene into male-sexual and female-sexual stereotypes, and the war scene itself is made up of the props and objects the child recognizes from television and computer games. As part of the primal scene symbolization what is acted out in the child’s game of war is a phallic-aggressive attack. Thus, the enigmatic message of the primal scene is in play here. In the journal paper The Primal Scene and Symbol Formation, Deitmut Niedecken writes:

“We can postulate that the children playing war have already developed a primal scene phantasy in which they assume the place of witnesses of excited events taking place between the parents. In playing, they are concerned now with further translating for themselves the enigmatic message of the primal scene. They are falling back on the metaphor of the war game, which operates as a cultural “translation aid (Laplanche, 2004, p. 908)”

Thus, there is a structure-forming aspect of the primal scene phantasy. Britton develops a concept called “The missing link” which positions a third person within the triangular space of the primal scene. This triangular space is bound by three persons of the Oedipal situation and all their potential relationships. This structure-forming space includes the possibility of being a participant in a relationship and observed by a third person as well as being an observer of a relationship between two people (Britton, 1989, p. 85).

Niedecken has shown when a child works out the exclusion from the primal scene the possibility of the “I think” position is made available and the protagonists of the primal scene are represented in grammar as “subject” and “object” and the relationship between them is governed by the predicate “Father-Subject has a Mother-Object.” I believe her German translates into a possessive form, as in “Father-Subject possess a Mama-Object.” That is, the father possesses the mother and the child is excluded from the sexual relationship.

If we consider it in this way, the development of verbal-discursive thinking is underpinned by an extremely violent, in fact, murderous phantasy and it is not surprising that children convey a perpetrator-victim relationship in their play. In this context, it is easily understood how the instrumentally dissecting external view proceeds from discursive language and allows a sadistic control over what is thought. This sadistic control and extremely violent and murderous discursive thinking underlie the machinery used during the Holocaust and can provide the reason for the sweeping tide of our planet’s self-destruction (Horkheimer and Adorno, 1973).

It is at this point in the paper Niedecken presents the possibility that exclusion from the primal scene may not be the only way a child interprets and experiences the primal scene. There is another possible way the child works through the experience as an inclusive member of the trio. She offers an example in music theory in which “two human voices can sing a love duet while an instrumental part accompanies it and adopts its own position towards it that is heard not as excluded by as belonging; in a fugue, two voices can join each other in a stretto, while a counterpoint is interwoven in it so that the three parts combine to produce an interwoven whole. Such forms of experience suggest to Niedecken that the primal scene experience must also be conceivable as a terzet, and she began to wonder where she could find such a form of the “primal scene as terzet (Niedecken, 2016).”

Niedecken offered two clinical examples of how children may experience the primal scene not as excluded but as included. She writes,

“In being together sexually, the parents do not have to exclude the child from their phantasies; instead, she can latently appear in them as its extremely welcome product, perhaps also as an oedipally desired participant; and the child can experience with them the excitation of the scene herself until the moment when she makes her own entrance and makes herself heard — as a counterpoint that is woven into the stretto of the fugue theme (Niedecken, 2016).”

It is important to note that this inclusion is in no way perverted, but rather demonstrates the healthy love between the two parents and towards the offspring him/herself. That is, the inclusion of a child in the primal scene is based on healthy reciprocity within the relationship, a relationship filled with respect, love, and caring that is consistently and actively demonstrated throughout.

With regard to the material that can be interpreted and analyzed in the phenomenon of electronic target assaults in the experience of the targeted individual, we can read its terzetto. We can read the unconscious unanalyzed fantasy of a child’s exclusion from the primal scene and the Father-Subject’s phallic aggressive attacks against his Oedipal Objects. In object relations theory we interpret the aggressor’s message as the phallic and potent father figure commanding and ordering his subjects/objects of his relational world.

It is my opinion, there is a tremendous lack of understanding in the research literature with regard to the prevalence of sadism in the world of non-incarcerated adults today, and how individual-specific sadistic traits contribute to the invisible crime of electronic targeting. It is also my opinion this phenomenon belongs to a subculture. A subculture interested in the “theatre of cruelty” in acting out a fantasy of control. It also utilizes the world of hi-tech electronic commercial fetishism (consumer hi-tech products) and biological implants that tethered together Objects with electronic devices, devices that act as counter-phobic objects warding off anxiety from these fear-inducing “threats.” Its action is bound to working out the enigmatic message from the child’s exclusion of the primal scene and it demonstrates the sadomasochism associated with other acts of BDSM. Please read further the link below.

STAGE VIOLENCE, POWER, AND THE DIRECTOR: Interpreting the evidence of electronic targeted assaults and body violations using electronic stimulation and radiofrequency — Proclivities’ Principle Wisdom (wordpress.com)

Sources:

Lorenzer, A. (1965). Ein Abwehrsyndrom bei traumatischen Verlaufen [A defensive syndrome in traumtic processes]. Psyche Z psychoanal 19:685–700.

Niedecken, D. (2016). The primal scene and symbol formation. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97(3), 665–683. Video abstract of the paper: http://youtu.be/5XxKSQ3pgWw

Laplanche, J. (2004). Die ratselhafte Botschaft des Anderen und ihre Konsequenzen fur den Begriff des UnbewuBten im Rahmen der allgemeinen Verfuhrungstheorie [The enigmatic message of the other and its implications for the concept of the unconscious in the context of the genderal seduction theory]. Psyche Z psychoanal 58:898–913.

Mitzlaff, S. & Niedecken, D. (2013). Zerstorung des Denkens in Institutionen [Destruction of thinking in institutions]. Frankfurt: Brandes und Apsel.

Britton, R. (1989). The missing link: Parental sexuality in the Oedipus Complex. In Britton R., Feldman, M., O’Shaughnessy, E., editors. The Oedipus Complex Today: Clinical Implications, 83–101. London. Karnac Books.

Horkheimer, M. and Adorno, T.W. (1973). Dialectic of Enlightenment, Cummingm J. translator. London. Allen Lane.

Winnicott, D.W. (1971). “The use of the Object and relating through identifications.” In Playing and Reality. Harmondsworth. Penguin, 1980.

Musical source to consider regarding Niedecken’s theory of a primal scene terzet:

Gustav Holtz. (1925) Terzetto (Flute, Oboe, Violin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_DsQFfehGE

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis