“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).

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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

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Big Brother or Black Brother? A psychoanalytic investigation of alliance parturition function and foreclosure and what that might tell us about human psychopathology

‘Big Brother’ Fans Are Accusing the Show of Racism — Has a Black Person Ever Won?

A significant portion of this writing came from Amber Jacobs’ 2007 book, On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother. New York. Columbia University Press and is listed in the sources below. But first, let me start off with a brief discussion about the psychoanalytic roots of targeting and my personal experience being a targeted individual.

I am a targeted individual (TI). The last time I was sent to a psychic ward, which was on June 14, 2021, the psychiatrist assigned to my case was Dr. Shamilov who explicitly stated to me that “it was not my mother who was doing this to me.” First, I have to go on a bunch of assumptions here. Assuming of course that what Dr. Shamilov was talking about is the gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture I am experiencing. And then, assuming that somehow the psychiatric community is involved based on the fact that an authority in the psychiatric community, a medical doctor, knows what my personal case of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture is all about. The next assumption is that this phenomenon is about experimental medical technology that manipulates the human brain or the authorities have uncovered my perpetrators.

Next, in this line of hypothesis, is stating the psychoanalytic truths that uncover the fundamental wrongful intent in the practice of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture. This phenomenon eerily points to the indexical sign of incorporation as the means by which what is desired and envied 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. This 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 is 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.

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. 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.

What are the implied probabilities to this kernel of psychoanalytic Truth that by its very nature represents proof or evidence? The possibilities are vast no doubt with a wide array of interesting case vignettes.

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).

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.

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.

Big Brother or Black Brother? A Psychoanalytic Investigation Into Human Psychopathology

Entertaining a theoretical dialogue using the incorporation of Metis by Zeus myth, we uncover psychoanalytic clues in this season’s version of Big Brother. In this new season, a new alliance group has been formed known as “The Cook Out.” This new alliance group is comprised primarily of black house guests. This alliance systematically annihilated and voted out all the white male house guests and they are now working on all the white female house guests. This suggests an unconscious defensive function of at least one of the black house guests, the leader running the alliance of “The Cook Out.” We can surmise that because of the actions taken, those actions identify an incorporation phantasy as a psychic defense that attempts to negotiate the loss of something once loved. But what was it that the leader of “The Cook Out” once loved so dear, that they are basing an “all-white expulsion of house guests?” And the myth we use, in psychoanalysis, to uncover the obscured wound is the incorporation of Metis by Zeus myth in Greek mythology. To describe and understand this psychopathology, the “kicking out” defensive function acts like Metis’ parturition function by Zeus to foreclose the scar of the navel (belly-button), the indelible mark of connection to and disconnection from the original maternal body. But 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 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.

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Bondage, Discipline, and Sadomasochism and Sadomasochism’s Connection to Forms of Dark Personality Traits

ON PROJECTION: “Edward Glover (1936) talked about the role of projection in war. The dangers of being human, Glover said, lay not in our primitive instincts, which we share with other animals, but in our struggles to control those instincts . . . From the beginning of an awareness of the object world, love and hate, desire and murderous revenge struggle in the primitive and concrete mind of the infant, and this struggle, in one way or another, continues throughout life (Holmes, 2013).”

I watched “Secrets of a Psychopath” on the AMC Channel the other night. It was a three-part series about the murder of Elaine O’Hara in Dublin, Ireland. Elaine O’Hara was not what I would call an aesthetic model of sexual beauty. Elaine O’Hara was overweight, with not a high degree of outward beauty as the fashion industry would indicate. My first impression was that it was probably easy for someone like Graham Dwyer to dehumanize her in the way that he did, feigning a false form of practice of BDSM. I say this because there is present a very real human proclivity to degrade and dehumanize women in general. Couple this proclivity with the fact a person doesn’t fit the standard of runway beauty in fashion. People that are less sexually attractive and overweight are more “invisible” than those who possess a degree of aesthetic sexual beauty. As a result, many people perceive overweight people as “nonhuman.” Although I believe Graham Dwyer’s wife was more of a model of aesthetic beauty, a thinner blonde who kept herself in shape even after the birth of their two children. Gemma Dwyer’s uncanny resemblance to Elaine O’Hara was chilling.

PHOTE 1: Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara. PHOTO 2: Gemma Dwyer (Graham Dwyer’s wife)

To watch and listen to Graham Dwyer tell Elaine that he could never love someone like her because she was “fat” and “ugly” and she “deserved to die,” was like listening to a despicable monster deceive a helpless sheep and guide them to the slaughter. Elaine O’Hara had suffered from depression and was in and out of the hospital for treatment. She had recently lost her mother and was struggling with the loss. She was very vulnerable and she wanted to be loved by Graham Dwyer. She admitted to her psychiatrist the desire to engage in sex acts that involved BDSM. She entered the online world of BDSM, creating several profiles over BDSM websites and this is where she met Graham Dwyer. Their sex play including a leather hood with mouth zipper, hand and feet bindings, and chains, face harness with a mouth ball gag, rope, and two cell phones; one labeled “Master” and the other labeled “Slave.” Graham Dwyer would not have sex with Elaine O’Hara unless stabbing her with a knife was part of the sexual intercourse. And since she told him she thought of killing herself, he made her believe it was her fault for his sadistic and perverse desire because she was the one who ignited it in him by telling him she wanted to die. He told her that “he wanted to help her die.” I believe Graham Dwyer was narcissistically oriented that in his mind he perceived her as “fat,” “ugly,” perhaps even “slovenly” and as such “deserved death.” It cannot be understated what Nitschke, Osterheider, and Marshall concluded in their 2013 paper, “we argue for the use of behavioral indicators” from the crime scene in order to garner a consensus and improved agreement across diagnosing clinicians when it comes to diagnosing forms of sexual sadism. Unfortunately, sometimes a non-consensus of opinion is arrived at and patients may be misdiagnosed.

Lucy Holmes had said ultimately people are beautiful IF we love them. Except “love” in today’s world, for the female gender, is shaped mostly by men’s unconscious fantasies that are promoted through modern medicine, business enterprise (fashion), and advancing technology. Today the subjugation of women takes a form that, though rooted in the most primitive thinking, disguises itself as “choices” or “control.” The war against women today is being fought on the battlefield of the female body, and most of the combatants are women themselves. Although hear we are speaking of the modern invention of modern medicine and fashion, I find these assaults aptly apply to the advent of advancing technological weapons. The phenomenon known as electronic targeting and electronic targeted assaults to the human female body express a form of infantile narcissism towards the maternal object utilizing advancing technological culture. The assaulted female body most aptly belongs to what Andre Green (2001) called “the dead mother.”

Men obliterate the memory of an initial dependence on a woman over which they had no control, creating a psychic murder in which the maternal representation is evacuated from the mind. However, there are inevitable problems with this psychic murder. Evacuating the maternal representation from the mind creates a void within the masculine psyche. The mother who has been declared nonexistent remains emotionally irreplaceable, and the guilt which is the consequence of the fantasized matricide fuels a rigid and defensive stance toward the female sex. Men need to subjugate women to shore up the defenses created by the problem of “the dead mother” (Holmes, 2013; Jacobs, 2007).

The concept of the dead mother is as unconsciously gratifying to a woman as it is to a man. Her attack on her own body expresses her own existential anxieties about flesh and death. She cooperates with the masculine subjugation of women because if she invests all power in men and male enterprise, she can delude herself that the powerful other will save her from mortality. Woman’s masochism is a search for recognition from another who is strong enough to bestow that recognition. Her sacrifice of authoritative command actually creates his, produces his coherent self in which he can take refuge. In losing her self, she is gaining access to a more powerful one (Holmes; 2013; Benjamin, 1988).

We all, men and women, must distance ourselves from the terror of female flesh, from the time when we were completely dependent, holding onto life by the tenuous thread of our connection with a capricious woman, from the time when we had no control, when everything was new and terrifying when we were grappling in the dark. Women must be subdued; otherwise, we are face to face with the unbearable existential fact that we came into this world helpless, dependent, and terrified and will most likely leave it in the same vulnerable state. The oppression of women and the assault on the female body is an attempt to deny the infantile terror repetition of our deepest anxieties. (For a case example, please refer to “The Secrets of a Psychopath: The murder of Elaine O’Hara”).

Harriet Basseches introduced the subject of sadomasochism at the 46th Congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association in Chicago Illinois August 1, 2009, by stating that some sadomasochism is found in every case and noting that it is found at levels of differing degrees. She noted that it may be natural to find pleasure in pain, both one’s own and others’ pain, although it may be a difference in kind when the severity of the sadomasochism functions out of the normal bounds of human expectations and becomes perverse.

Basseches recounted Freud’s implication that a child’s build-in potential for sadomasochism derives from both sexual and aggressive strivings. Shengold (1989) argues for the centrality of Freud’s (1919) anal stage of development in organizing much of character and functioning. Klein (1957) sees the infant as struggling from the outset between love and hate toward the internalized essence of the caregiver. These theoreticians note the possibility of pathological, sadomasochistically tinged outcomes.

We can certainly see how this pathological sadomasochism played a part in the murder of Elaine O’Hara by Graham Dwyer. In fact, degradation and dehumanization are closely tied to acts of sadomasochistic acts of BDSM and the sadism and masochism found in abusive husband-wife relationships. Abusers will go to great lengths to prevent their wives, husbands, girlfriends, children, and significant others from a proper existence. They may forbid the use of any make-up, make them wear their hair a certain way, dress a certain way and prevent them from performing healthy activities like exercise so they can maintain control over them. These actions are part of the technology of coercive control. “By using coercion, controllers compromise the scope of effect for immediacy. Control is comprised of structural forms of deprivation, exploitation, and command that compel obedience indirectly by monopolizing vital resources, dictating preferred choices, microregulating a partner’s behavior, limiting her options, and depriving her of supports needed to exercise her independent judgment (Stark, 2007).”

In terms of gang stalking, electronic targeting, electronic targeted assaults, and other forms of electronic harassment, what gives someone the right to preside over someone’s happiness by electronically harassing the homeowners and occupants, creating uncomfortable living conditions for them? Who has this right? And at what level is clinical or subclinical sadism operating in the personality profile and functioning of the perpetrator? We certainly see the hate being directed at the target objects. To what degree does this hate operate in the internalized essence of the person’s former caregiver? Is there a shadow of this former caregiver presiding over the psyche and conscious state of the perpetrator? That is, a darkness that co-exists within his or her conscious or unconscious state that is the re-capitulation of hate toward an abusive controlling mother/parent. (Freud, 1919; Klein, 1946–1963).

In order to understand how global sadism operates at the psychic level of a person’s personality, there have been classified three (3) categories of sadism; verbal sadismphysical sadism, and vicarious sadism. Verbal sadism involves humiliating and mocking others, whereas physical sadism addresses the desire for subjugation and enjoyment of tormenting and hurting others, and vicarious sadism taps an indirect form of sadism where pleasure is obtained through observing or fantasizing about violence (Plouffe & Saklofske, 2019). Together varying levels of these three types of sadism operate on individual levels within a person’s psyche. Some individuals display consistent forms of cohesive sadism (global sadism) while others only display minimal levels or rarely at all.

On April 13, 2021 the Justice Department released a press statement regarding a mob associate who was sentenced to four-plus years for a real estate fraud scheme. The defendant stole down payments from homes from two different families (Department of Justice, April 13, 2021). Of course, this has nothing to do with the electronic targeting of people in their homes to make life for them uncomfortable. So much so their lifestyles begin to change or they are faced with moving out of the neighborhood. But one can certainly make an association between real estate property crime and gangs and mafias. Clandestine hidden networks that operate to control territory and resources. Previous research studies have indicated the presence of certain socially undesirable characteristics and success in higher business and management positions. In one research study, it was proven that business and management students show higher scores of the Dark Triad (Machiavellian, narcissism, and psychopathy) than students from other subject areas. This supports an association to levels of sadism in these students than in students in other subject areas (Krick, Tresp, Vatter, Ludwig, Wihlenda, & Rettenberger, 2016).

A major underlying assumption of positive psychology is that we can influence our well-being through our own behavior. When people have a sense of control over their own lives, they are much more likely to experience joy, happiness, and well-being (Farnier, Shankland, Kotsou, Inigo, Rosset, and Leys, 2021). Negative psychology imposes the exact opposite by restricting one’s influence over their life through techniques of behavioral control (coercive control) which I propose gang stalking and electronic targeted assaults seek to accomplish.

The Locus of Control

The locus of control can be either internal and externalInternal locus of control reflects perceptions that reinforcements are principally caused by an individual’s behavior or personality characteristics. In contrast, the external locus of control reflects the perception that reinforcements are triggered by factors external to the individual, such as chance, fate, or other people.

“The locus of control stems from the theory of social learning, proposed by Rotter (1954). The aim of this theory was to integrate connectionist and cognitivist theories in order to better predict behavior. Connectionists are interested in the consequences of behavior (contextual factors) while cognitivists are more focused on the cognitive treatment of the information (dispositional factors). According to Rotter’s theory, the likelihood of engaging in a particular behavior in a given situation depends mainly on two factors: expectancy and reinforcement value. Reinforcement value refers to the desirability of the outcomes, while expectation refers to the subjective probability that the reinforcements (i.e., desired outcomes or rewards) will appear as a result of the behavior. Formulated differently, the expectation is the perception of a causal link between the behavior and the reinforcement (Farnier, Shankland, Kotsou, Inigo, Rosset, & Leys, 2021).”

We can take this information and apply it to how gang stalking, electronic targeting, and electronic targeted assaults all work against the psyche of the victim contributing to long-term unhappiness. Long-term gang stalking, electronic targeting, and electronic targeted assaults cause people to become ill (Sheridan, James, and Roth, 2020). This displays evidence that the perpetrators of gang stalking, electronic targeting, and electronic targeted assaults possess a degree of clinical sadism to their personality profile and maybe schizophrenic as well. Searle (1965) noted the presence of the effort to drive the other person crazy as an element of schizophrenia and that is exactly what electronic harassment seeks to accomplish and this fact hints towards the very real possibility of a disturbed or disorganized personality whose formulation may be understood through the theories of matricide. It is in all likelihood the perpetrators belong to the paranoid-schizoid personality spectrum. This position is most commonly representing in the personality profile of sadistic rapists.

Speaking on the compulsion to repeat and its metaphor in eluding death, Holmes (2013) recounted the story “The Appointment in Samarra (as retold by Somerset Maugham in 1933)” at the beginning of her book:

The Speaker is Death

There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while, the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, “Master, just now when I was in the marketplace, I was jostled by a woman in the crowd, and when I turned, I saw it was Death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture. Now lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate. I will go to Samarra and there Death will not find me.” The merchant lent him his horse, and the servant mounted it, and he dug his spurs in its flanks and as fast as the horse could gallop, he went. Then the merchant went down to the marketplace, and he saw me standing in the crowd, and he came to me and said “Why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant when you saw him this morning?” “That was not a threatening gesture,” I said, “it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.”

Note: I want to express the fact that gang stalking, electronic targeting, and electronic targeted assaults not only belong to theories of matricide but of parricide as well. These acts are also committed against men by other men for the most part with a small percentage of women perpetrators (Fox & Fridel, 2017).

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Analysis of Gang Stalking, Electronic Targeted Assaults, Psychotronic Torture and a Historical Perspective on Oppressing Minority Groups

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This paper attempts to explain the phenomenon known as the Targeted Individual (TIs) through a historical, sociological, psychological and philosophical lens.

To begin, I originally thought gang stalking and electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture were tied to the perpetrator’s possession of strong essentialist’s beliefs in a “common culture”. For it to be classified as a phenomenon that displays a characteristic possession of strong essentialist’s beliefs, the person would have to believe in upholding the principles that adhere to teaching practical skills and knowledge to young children, shaping self-discipline, and responsibility within a mainstream “common culture.” But the very act of gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture combined with other elements of electronic harassment deviate from essentialist’s principles in that perpetrators of these crimes seek to alleviate themselves from responsibility by veiling their identity through strategic tactics. In fact, its behavior is more closely rooted in the psychotic foreclosure of splitting that becomes part of the cycle of violence often observed in patterns of domestic violence and domestic abuse (male batterers). Torturing people with low-level frequency (ELF) is not “helping” someone, it is harming the individual because of its tedious, bothersome intrusions which seek to passive-aggressively nudge the individual towards sickness and untimely death. The sequelae of gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture are not fully understood yet, but it has been established through independent research studies to be connected to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety. Similar to how new pharmaceutical drug therapies’ side-effects are poorly understood, the full sequelae of side effects haven’t been officially documented. As with new pharmaceutical drugs, new advancing technologies can also pose potential harmful side-effects. Doctors prescribe pharma drugs to patients when they believe the benefit of taking the drug will far out ways any possible harmful side-effects. In this light, it would appear gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture may be part of some type of unethical, inhumane medical research study or connected with clandestine military experiments utilizing control over subjects.

Essentialist principles encourage traditional “common culture” and therefore anything that may lie outside of the traditional “common culture” would be considered deviant. It’s the difference between the conservative Republicans and the liberal Democrats. To make an even more fundamental comparison, we could illustrate the fundamental differences between white culture versus black culture. Comparing the differences in popular music genres in both groups and comparing the differences in popular visual art in both groups. These are some of the basic differences between young white Americans and young black Americans.

Every individual upholds some level of essentialist beliefs. Some score high, while others score much lower. Strong essentialist beliefs are associated with certain groups like the Marines or uncorrupted police officers who uphold principles of honor, courage, and commitment. These types of principles of leadership strongly support community ties and the regulating of behavior by adhering to strong family values and core principles of leadership. Leadership principles that exemplify the ultimate in ethical and moral behavior. Never lie, never cheat or steal; abide by an uncompromising code of integrity; respect human dignity and respect others. Honor compels people to act responsibly, fulfill their obligations, and hold themselves and others accountable for every action. Those that score much lower in essentialist’s beliefs may be associated with minority groups that deviate from traditional “common culture” core values of leadership.

Historically, over seventy years ago, the stereotype of the traditional mainstream “common culture” in America was presented to the public as the white suburban family. Husband, wife, two children, living in middle-class suburban housing development, wearing traditional conservative clothing, owning a moderate automobile, with the father holding middle management job. To illustrate social difference, this stereotype starkly opposes the radical group known as the “hippies” that were popular during the 1960s, and with the formation of this alternate lifestyle, as with the formation of any alternate lifestyle, we witnessed the manifestation of social conflicts. Differences between majority groups and minority groups contributed to civil unrest, political protests for social rights that oftentimes turn violent. Vietnam War protests and the black Social Rights Movement expressed the difference in opinion between the two groups. Radical groups are commonly defined based on the differences in their lifestyle choices, value systems, and social practices that deviate from mainstream “common culture.” Extraordinary groups like the Gypsies, the Mormons, and the Old Order Amish are some groups that, although may not be considered “deviant”, lie outside the traditional American “common culture”. Group differences are what generate fear and isolation and it is usually through segregation by the larger majority, seeking to isolate the opposing minority groups and block them from gaining any form of social momentum, power, or leverage within the mainstream social order. This cannot be said of the Old Order Amish who actively isolate themselves from the larger majority based in their religious beliefs, but we see how human homogeneous tendencies isolate and protect the integrity of the group. This basic philosophical principle is what I believe is contributing to the phenomenon of the Targeted Individual (TIs) suffering electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture.

ELF is the use of extremely low frequency which can accomplish a form of electronic targeted assault and torture. Imagine receiving low-level frequency stimulation/vibration to your dental implants that is unconsented and unannounced as you go about your routine. Mild vibrational energy to the head, that can create mild forms of discomfort and fatigue. Electronic stimulation (vibration) in the lower back and spine giving the subject a sensation of a gnawing type of discomfort and bothersome annoyance that creates a dystopic existence in an individual’s life. Roaming levels of moving electromagnetic stimulation that move throughout the entire human body is another aspect of electronic targeted assault that contributes to the onset of depression, anxiety symptoms, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Being awakened in the early morning hours when it is suddenly turned on, both in your head and other times in the lower body, aimed at making the individual feel extremely uncomfortable. Then, the person, trying to offset their discomfort by eating or by anesthetizing themselves by drinking alcohol contributes to the long-term sequelae of electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture. Targeted Individuals claim to hear “voices” and some of these voices talk and answer them. This is one of the most insidious aspects of the targeting because the symptoms get labeled “schizophrenic” by medical doctors because the actual reason as to how this technology accomplishes what it accomplishes remain vague and poorly understood.

Gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture is a “bloodless crime.” In reviewing another form of phenomenon, Cattle Mutilations, where various forms of livestock are killed and then mutilated by organ removal. Cattle Mutilations, at first glance, doesn’t appear to be a “bloodless” crime but it does possess a form of bloodlessness. A very common report in cases of Cattle Mutilations is the draining of blood from the animal, followed by organ harvest. In many cases, people victimized by this form of crime, report no blood spatter or blood spill at the crime scene and since we can only understand the meaning behind its silent articulations, I asked myself what is the symbolism of “bloodless bloodshed.”

The symbolism of “bloodless bloodshed” can be described by the adjective “exsanguine” as in meaning “no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life.” Bloodless symbolism can also be described using the adjective “anemic” and in possessing a paler from illness or emotion. “She spoke with bloodless lips.” Yet in other symbolism bloodless can mean “without vigor or zest or energy” or “spiritless” as in “a bloodless young man.” In another form of symbolism bloodless bloodshed could also mean “devoid of human emotion or feeling,” as used in the phrase, “bloodless economic indicators.” It is the “nonhuman” symbolism inbloodless bloodshed that most closely represents what the phenomenon’s unspoken articulations represent as in “not belonging to humans, not produced by or appropriate to human beings.” Thissymbolism behind gang stalking, electronic targeted assault, and psychotronic torture establishing “fear and isolation from the opposing group” based on difference or conflict. When a group begins to no longer see the opposing group as human, what often follows is the collapse of meaningful dialogue and the eruption of violence. This means conflict is at the heart of gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture. However, conflict is not abuse. Abuse is abuse and since violent abuse registers in the realm of psychotic foreclosure in the splitting of objects into good and bad parts (paranoid schizoid), thereby establishing these behaviors associated with gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture as belonging to a psychotic personality constellation in its analysis. It is for this reason in dream symbolism of the Targeted Individual, a corpse of someone you don’t know may symbolize the behavior of gang stalking violence, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture and represent the deranged mind of the perpetrator because of its tyrannical dictatorship over the individual. Just like the passage of Time in aging’s, the tyrannical rule over the living with Time’s slow creeping and ushering us into an age of predestine death and ultimately our own mortality through a third-party by proxy assistance. A corpse is emotionless, and psychotic foreclosure is devoid of the capacity of concern and well-being for another. That represents a lack of empathy that can register in dream symbolism as “a cadaver” or “dead body.”

Since political groups that inhabit the White House are extremely good at “spin” in transmitting disinformation, I have to ask the reason why Donald Trump was encouraged to run for president? Could this have been for the promoting of an illusion directed at Republican reprisal? Maybe not, but no one will know for sure because some things are kept clandestinely hidden from viewing eyes. This is my opinion because Donald Trump was manipulated just like Donald Trump manipulated others. It is this point to “illusion” and “theatrical stage production” that I have directed your attention here. The illusion that a Targeted Individual presents as “schizophrenic” because he or she is “hearing voices,” and its connection to a theatre re-enactment or a clandestine seduction utilizing deception (Machiavellianism) and “spin”.

Victims of gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture suffer bloodless bloodshed can be explained through its symbolism (noted above). Its meaning and purpose belong to the Silent Production of Violence or Silent Crime and with the nature of the clandestine assaults, this means we have to read its silent articulations through reading silence, that is, through unspoken language which does not explicitly say which arrives at the point of falling away from any meaningful dialogue and the eruption of violence. This phenomenon has been called trauma-based conditioning in forming a subject and reading Judith Butler’s “The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection” can help one come to an understanding as to what this phenomenon represents.

Bloodless bloodshed is an oxymoron term that means violence that doesn’t draw blood but inflicts some type of harm. Through independent unbiased, methodological research studies into this phenomenon, one of the reason’s provided by the researchers as to why the gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture are being carried out; the number one answer was to get the individual to “follow-up” with a support group and meet with a psychiatrist for medications and for additional mental health benefits, grants/disability payments, etc. This would make sense if, the targeted person is part of a family group that deems violence as an acceptable way to settle disputes. The targeted person, who is not working or earning a financial income, allows other family members to care for him or her, the other family members may enter into a conspiracy that would force the person into a “cage” through gang stalking, electronic coercive control (assaults), and psychotronic torture. This might be considered a legitimate avenue with which to solve a problem for those existing in subcultures of violence. Women, as a vulnerable population, maybe the easiest and most vulnerable targets. Women who provide domestic services but do not get paid for their work are considered “non-wage earners.” That is, they exist to serve those at the top of the social hierarchy and are themselves vulnerable to assault. This is one of the reasons why women are most likely to be manipulated and exploited by men in their families. Investigations and research studies into this phenomenon are still very fresh and new, but researchers have concluded this phenomenon is really happening and it is a phenomenon that is poorly understood and requires additional research to fully understand better exactly what it represents.

Although men are targets as well, women have been historically oppressed by men who wish to do them harm and this is usually rooted in some type of difference of opinion or conflict. The most dangerous position a woman can place herself in is pregnancy. When she becomes pregnant, not only does she herself become dependent, but her child as well becomes a dependent; a dependent with a dependent. During the 19th century, the role of the asylum was used as a tool to oppress women who expressed a difference of opinion or displayed behaviors that went against their mainstream counterparts. In a similar tone, the role of gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture is utilized in very much the same way. That is to say, it is used as a tool to oppress certain groups within a social order through hidden power structures that conceal identity and are most likely comprised of men. During the Victorian time period, men as the head of the household held absolute power over their wives and children. Husbands could then, therefore, with absolutely no proof, commit his wife to an asylum for various reasons. In the 19th century Victorian era these reasons included the following: insanity due to suppression of menses, insanity due to religious matters, insanity due to religious excitement, insanity due to nymphomania. Today, a woman would never be committed to a psychiatric hospital for such reasons. Today we have “commitment laws” that govern which types of psychiatric disorders are deemed a threat to the general public and demand that a patient be isolated from the general population at large. But to make my point, while many things do change from century-to-century and epoch-to-epoch, some things never change they only reshape and reform themselves into new types of phenomenon rooted in the same issues of social control by the majority group which, I have said, always tend to oppress minority groups through hidden power structures. Structures the likes we have witnessed during antebellum with the formation of the secret social group known as the Ku Klux Klan. When the social order loosely defines or fails completely to define what behaviors are considered deviant through the creation of statute laws clearly establishing criminal conduct, the mysteries surrounding the phenomenon will continue to befuddle and perplex everyday citizens and allow for the continuance of such crimes. This was certainly the case in the 19th century when Victorian women were locked away and never heard from again. Institutionalized and labeled “lunatics” the mystery surrounding their circumstances prevailed. We still observe abusive forms of control by men over women today in domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV). Two modern-day phenomena that continue to utilize coercive control and invisible power over women. Similarly, this was also the case when violence against former black slaves erupted post-antebellum. When Klan members carried out lynching and when some state or local authorities turned a blind eye to such behaviors allowing it to continue.

Gang Stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture is clearly a current crime trend, and it is being carried out in a subculture that supports violence. It is for this reason; I believe the people who find themselves targeted may have previously existed in a deviant subculture or they may have had past interactions or social ties with someone who is a part of a deviant subculture. I say may have because each case is unique and needs to be evaluated in a case-by-case manner. What happens when the deviant subculture is the NSA, the CIA, or the Secret Service? Those government agencies who are interested in service security surveillance. Violence is part of many deviant subcultures and violence is perceived as an acceptable way to settle disputes among some inner-city subcultures, not just by government agencies. This phenomenon is part of a much deeper cultural problem within the United States and around the globe.

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Sources cited not in proper citation form that includes media files, some of which may be questionable, but there are many media files that provide evidentiary support for the phenomenon of the Targeted Individual:

Gang Stalking — Mind Control — “ELF” Electronic Harassment — National News Report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1VKWQ4jTVY

Organized Gang Stalking Covered on Local CBS Channel 5 News https://www.youtube.comwatch?v=7MAo0NfJmf8

GANGSTALKING — 100% proof of Police Involvement (Targeted Individuals). https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=r1UQMpWZ3rQ

Judge rules FBI terror watchlist violates Constitution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1UQMpWZ3rQ

William Shatner Exposes the Organized Stalking of Cheryl Welsh on The History Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iha3iBRAw0A

KMIR TV News Report on Organized Stalking & V2K Electromagnetic Weapons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqcSi1LF8c8

NTD China In Focus: Electronic Harassment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fZ7SA4PYIM&list=PLCk54fsbGh6ULjOJI0U4jn9osXufsZfUz

Dr. Phil: Couple Learn Identity of Alleged Cyber Stalker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLWwLIYUHpA

Dr. Phil: Man Claims Hacker Penetrated Smart House Technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPeEoHg4AEk

Gang Stalking Targets Speak at Presidential Hearings in NYC on May 18, 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTIFY5oyClo

Government Surveillance: Security v. Liberty? [Fourth Branch] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GfzftLBvys (brings up the question, “Then what’s the 4th Amendment for if a person is no longer secure from unreasonable searches and seizures? — The government is violating its own constitution creating an illusion of “freedom.”)

Gang Stalking and Electronic Harassment on national TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND7LQOk7HIw&list=PLK9tuGwNFg3C8TUE1bXHmReOvWI34BNN9&index=8&t=0s (woman targeted, suffered breaking and entering, food tainted with Rohypnol, and raped in her own home)

San Diego mom thinks she’s the victim of “community stalking” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0mjwAPtcRY&t=3s

Gang Stalking “Bullying on Steroids” Fox News Segment About Organized Stalking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUGozZDfLSg&list=PLo85q3fl9sLD9L4WF1RQL4nqPyXmubESw&index=73&t=0s

Gang Stalker Tried and Convicted https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JcM3Nef1BIQ#dialog

CIA agents claim they were targeted by a ‘microwave weapon’ in Australia https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/cia-agents-claim-they-were-targeted-by-a-microwave-weapon-in-australia/vi-BB1agS2q?ocid=st2

Vice: The Nightmare World of Gang Stalking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LPS7E-0tuA (media link suggests that shape-shifting reptilian aliens are taking on human form. This is not what is happening to me and I’m not sure if this is what’s behind gang stalking, but I might have meet one of them once but I have no definitive proof he was actually a shape-shifting reptilian alien. This could just be a metaphor for evil.)

Voice of God Weapon, Synthetic Telepathy, Cybernetic Hive Minds MK Ultra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5ftmamL2Pw

ACLU: Invasion of the Data Snatchers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnuH-yO0BJE&list=PLo85q3fl9sLD9L4WF1RQL4nqPyXmubESw&index=58&t=0s

High-tech stalking: How abusers target victims with spyware and apps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuBv6CgHH6s

Gang Stalking, Electronic Harassment — How the System Works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plrHU4VKbRM&list=PLo85q3fl9sLD9L4WF1RQI4nqPyXmubESw&index=108&t=0s

Targeted Individual Experiments with Frequency Weapons Implants Mind Control V2K Shielding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ryej-ue6Vs

Vice: Meet the Targeted Individual Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62s3FinAoC0&t=533c

KCRA TV News Reports Organized Stalking of City Manager https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvI5l5K70TY

Victim of Suspected Health Attacks on US Diplomats Speaks Out | TODAY https://you.be/pOdXVye-4X0

“60 Minutes” speaks with a survivor of a mysterious health attack in China https://youtu.be/8XqGssH3GkE

How Hackers Can Use Your Own Security Cameras to Spy on You https://youtu.be/-P0rSnt2HSU

Targeted Individuals Monarch Project 2 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=15Ve5dwf5dA (poor quality video)

Links Between Human Trafficking and Gang Stalking https://youtu.be/xXKu08hmitM

The Baton Rouge Gunman and ‘Targeting Individuals’ — The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/us/gavin-long-baton-rouge-targeted-individuals.html

“Havana Syndrome” sufferers push for inquiry into possible microwave-based attack | The World https://youtu.be/MuP94SEuiVw

Is an invisible weapon targeting U.S. diplomats? https://youtu.be/YBdFM8AuHk8

How an Alleged Sonic Attack Shaped U.S. Policy on Cuba | Times Documentaries https://youtu.be/RUUqd8myXBU

Microwave weapon that ‘targeted CIA agents’ is real, expert says https://amp.9news.com.au/article/8f74e64c-1b02-4dfb-9fa9-98c7682d0652?app=applenews&_twitter_impression=true

9/16/2020 — Former Dept. of Defense Secretary Mark Esper CONFIRMS Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) in space. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U0RfYQuCL_M

CBS — Is an Invisible Weapon Targeting U.S. Diplomats https://www.cbsnews.com/news/is-an-invisible-weapon-targeting-u-s-diplomats-60-minutes/

NBC — Victim of Suspected Health Attacks on US Diplomats Speaks Out | TODAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOdXVye-4X0

EPOCH TIMES — In China Thousands Exposed to Mind Control Technology Seek Answers https://www.theepochtimes.com/in-china-thousands-exposed-to-mind-control-technology-seek-answers_3086015.html

The New Yorker — How a CIA Coverup Targeted a Whistle Blower https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/11/09/how-a-cia-coverup-targeted-a-whistle-blower

The New Yorker — How a CIA Coverup Targeted a Whistle Blower https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/11/09/how-a-cia-coverup-targeted-a-whistle-blower

WRITTEN BY Karen Barna

Mother, Daughter, Student, Graduate, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis, Criminology, Sexual Deviance, Social Justice&Law

Bondage and Discipline and The Making of New Markets for Commercial Consumer Fetishism in the Era of E-Stim

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E-stim and the electronic sex toy box. How does the era of e-stim play into the electronically targeted individual? Please click on the link Electrastim | Electro Sex | Lovehoney

For Krafft-Ebing, women are indirectly to blame for male sadism. He blamed women’s diffidence, shyness, and timidity which he believed provokes male aggression. He believed this fact was due to the inherent “natural ordering of gender” and the “natural ordering” found within its sex roles, that is, the differences between the male and female subjects. The natural design of these two human creatures created women as “modestly, coy, and subservient”, while men would enjoy “boastful, extroverted, dominant victories”. Here I question if this is not due to the fact that man, like an animal, can sniff out “weakness” and “opportunity” in another, thereby identifying avenues to exert his dominant male prowess both in the bedroom and in business? Could this be a form of an evolutionary clairsentience that promotes man’s long-term survival as a “pack animal” in matters of dominant leadership and resources?

“The task for medical sexology was to police a double boundary: between the “normal” culture of male aggression and the “abnormal” culture of sadomasochism and between “normal” female masochism and “abnormal” male masochism. The first contradiction between “natural” heterosexuality and the “unnatural perversions” was primarily managed by projecting the “perversions” onto the invented zone of race. Sexologists like Krafft-Ebing demonized sadomasochism as the psychopathology of the atavistic individual, as blood-flaw and stigma of the flesh. Sadomasochism, like other fetishisms, was figured as a regression backward in time to the “prehistory” of racial “degeneration,” existing ominously in the heart of the imperial metropolis — the degeneration of the race writ as an individual pathology of the soul.

Thus, for Krafft-Ebing, decent doses of male aggression are a fait accompli of nature. Genuine sadism, however, exists in “civilized man” only to a “weak and rather rudimentary degree.” While sadism is a natural trait of “primitive” peoples, atavistic traces of sadism in “civilized man” stem, not from the environment or social accident, but are awakened from a primordial past: “Sadism must . . . be counted among the primitive anomalies of the sexual life. It is a disturbance (a deviation) in the evolution of psychosexual processes sprouting from the soil of psychical degeneration (McClintock, 1993).”

Unbridled sadism in contrast with consensual and commercial sadomasochism reveals a difference in nature. Commercial sadomasochism is therefore considered less biologically flawed or viewed as less externalizing or internalizing the psycho-pathologies of human nature. In its presentation, it is viewed as a historical subculture that emerged in Europe alongside the imperial Enlightenment. Far from being a primordial manifestation of racial “degeneracy,” sadomasochism is a subculture organized primarily around the symbolic exercise of social risk. Indeed, the outrage of sadomasochism is precisely its hostility toward ideas involving “nature being the custodian of social power.” Sadomasochism refuses to read power as fate or destiny. And since sadomasochism is the theatrical exercise of social contradiction, it is self-consciously against nature, not in the sense that it violates natural law, but in the sense that it denies the existence of natural law in the first place. Sadomasochism performs social power as both contingent and constitutive, as sanctioned neither by fate nor by God, but by the social convention and invention, that can change and re-order relationships.

Commercial sadomasochism insists on exhibiting the “primitive” (“slave,” “baby”, “woman”) as submissive characters in a theatrical stage production. On the sadomasochism theatre stage, we observe the “primitive irrational” as a dramatic script, in a “communion of performances” that is at the heart of Western reasoning sexual deviance. The paraphernalia of sadomasochism has traditionally been boots, whips, chains, uniforms, etc. which are the paraphernalia of state power and public punishment converted into private pleasures. Sadomasochism visibly stages irrational ecstasy and the alienation of the body at the center of the theatre stage against the backdrop of a theme of hierarchy and power and the differences found in the various positions of that hierarchical power. Thus, its Western reason reveals sadomasochism’s imperial logic and domina by refusing its fate as “without power.” Sadomasochism manipulates the signs of power in order to refuse nature’s legitimate rule over the form of male biological power and the male phallus.

Feminists demonize heterosexual sadomasochism as the sanctioned exercise of male tyranny. The historical line of patriarchy parades a long history of abuses attempting to freeze power and to always make one side passive and the other side dominant. Patriarchy is, therefore, the originator of masochistic and sadistic positions. Even lesbian sadomasochism is considered by feminists a form of “self-abasement on all levels that renders wimmin unable to execute truly feminist goals. In the theories of Louise Kaplan describing lesbian homosexuality in her book “Female Perversions” she uses the term “Pinocchios” to suggest the lesbian women have not been taught in the right way of her true feminist and so, “are not real women.” That is to say, in the true and natural sense of her feminine role as heterosexual counterpart to man. The term suggests “these women are not real women” but are instead props like the marionette puppet who was in search of becoming a “real boy”, in the toy workshop of Geppetto. While I understand this perception, I do not believe that all lesbians “were not real girls” or “are not real women” for that matter. I have found many gay women contribute a lot to our world, some holding advance degrees and professional titles may be more real than some heterosexual women who “know” their positions in the hierarchy of male patriarchy. I once revealed my experiences with homosexuality and homosexual fantasy to a psychiatrist, a woman, who, possessing an advanced degree in medicine, shared Louise Kaplan’s belief. I asked her why was I having these homosexual fantasies and feelings and she said, “I believe what you are asking me has something to do with being a ‘Pinocchio’” (e.g., not a real girl/real woman). She went no further than that one sentence and then left the room. I didn’t understand her response at first, and it was only later that I came to a conclusion regarding its interpretation after reading Louise Kaplan’s “Female Perversions.” However, there is a psychoanalytic theory that suggests all girls are born bisexual and that most choose a heterosexual path (Holmes, 2008).

Of course, analyzing the practice of sadomasochism as a form of sexual slavery in lesbian relationships one can see its disguise as “sexually forcing a woman against her will.” Likewise, men who pay women money to engage in sexual play of sadomasochism and take the dominant position are paying to indulge their sadistic fantasies of sexual abuse towards women. Yet the testimony of dominatrixes reveals precisely the opposite. By far the most common service paid for by men in heterosexual sexual sadomasochism in bondage and discipline is in the position of the submissive. In fact, in most bondage and discipline in heterosexual sadomasochism, the men pay to be the “slaves”, not the women. For me, this reveals subtle, unaddressed issue regarding female sadism and female aggression and perhaps may reveal a truth when it comes to the electronic tethering of targeted individual, which has been interpreted as a “passive form of aggression”, and its connection to the statistics and trends in patterns of aggression. It is women who have to navigate the “lost phallus” in their “denial of power” and it is the women who seek out positions as dominants wielding their sexual power to subjugate men.

With regard to the electronic tethering of the human body and the human mind, I have come to a conclusion that while these electronic devices were most likely designed by men, they will undoubtedly serve women who seek avenues to play out, on a theatrical stage, the unconscious, unanalyzed fantasies of mastery and control over others, playing into recovering her lost phallus, and this play may include both men and women. In the words of one dominatrix, heterosexual bondage and discipline in sexual sadomasochism are far from being the vicious unleashing of male dominance, sadomasochism is typically the other way around. There exists only a “few” dominant men who want to indulge their sadistic fantasies of “beating” women. That in fact, it is women who want to indulge their fantasies of being phallically dominant. Of course, we could come to a conclusion that most men are probably “proper gentlemen who know how to behave and treat women” but the fact of the matter is there may be far more men willing to beat women during sex play than the evidence suggests. They just lack the financial backing to pay for and receive its entertainment. Surprisingly, it has been reported that top-level business executives and churchmen are the main solicitors for the position of “slave” in bondage and discipline in sadomasochistic sex play. They come to be punished, humiliated, frightened, and tormented to the limits of their endurance.

Sex and Electricity, Yep, it’s a thing!

In the practice of extreme pornography, the use of bondage and discipline in sexual acts of sadomasochism is a common theme. In some extreme pornography female actors as well as male actors may consent to be mildly electrocuted through the use of electric stimulation through the use of “e-stim sex toys.” Where once we witnessed the paraphernalia of sadomasochism in bondage and discipline as being traditionally boots, whips, chains, uniforms, etc. as the paraphernalia of state power and public punishments conversion into private sexual pleasures. We are now witnessing in the era of 21st-century technology a combining of the commercial consumer fetish of BDSM with the latest in e-technology (electronics, wireless electronic devices) in forms of bondage and discipline and sexual sadomasochism and its conversion onto a theatrical stage, albeit confined to the deranged mind, a hidden and clandestine use of power and dominance hidden behind a theatrical curtain. The use of electronic devices that deliver e-stim in the subjugation of powerless victims by powerful dominant.

Electroejaculation! Are you interested in knowing what it is?

Electroejaculation is a procedure used to obtain semen samples from sexually mature male mammals. The procedure is used for breeding programs and research purposes in various species, as well as in the treatment of ejaculatory dysfunction in human males. This procedure is used frequently with large mammals, particularly bulls and some domestic animals, as well as humans who have certain types of anejaculation. This is the pathological inability of a male to ejaculate despite obtaining an erection. Electroejaculation has also been used for cryo conservation of animal genetic resources where one would collect semen and keep it stored in low temperatures with the intent of conserving genetic material and future revival.

In humans, electroejaculation is usually carried out under a general anesthetic. An electric probe is inserted into the rectum adjacent to the prostate gland. The probe delivers an AC voltage, usually 12–24 volts sine wave at a frequency of 60 Hz, with a current limited to usually 500 mA, although some devices can generate currents of up to 1 A. The probe is activated for 1–2 seconds, referred to as a stimulus cycle. Ejaculation usually occurs after 2–3 stimulus cycles. Care must be taken when using currents greater than 500 mA, as tissue burns may result due to the heating of the probe. The stimulus voltage stimulates nearby nerves, resulting in contraction of the pelvic muscles and ejaculation.

In the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo”, a young woman who was sodomized anally by her rapist returns to the scene of the crime and uses an electrified cattle prod to sadistically assault the man as a form of “payback” for the wrongs committed by him.

Now, introducing new electrified sex toys and e-stim. Yes, this is just what it sounds like, sex toys that shock the skin and genitals on actual people’s bodies. Electrostimulation or e-stim via sex toys are having somewhat of a moment today. Adding an e-stim toy to certain erogenous zones can heighten sensitivity and deepen pleasurable feelings. “It gets right into those deep nerves and muscles.”

E-stim toys are toys that deliver controlled electric shock acutely, slightly sharp sparks to wherever the toy is placed on the body. They are not supposed to hurt, but rather stimulate. In the area of wireless hand-held devices, I wonder “can these e-toys be biologically implanted and controlled through remote, wireless devices? Perhaps even by a “rogue” operator? Is this what the phenomenon known as the electronically targeted individual is all about? Control of the human body, and the human mind, via remote wireless signals to stimulate/sedate (e.g., torture) a human victim?

Some men enjoy having their testicles tantalized with simulation (e.g., licking, tickling, sucking) and now the latest trend in sex toys are electronic devices that deliver, to the gonads, nipples, inner thigh, anal regions, a mild form of electrocution in the form of electronic stimulation (e-stim). Much like the cattle prods, farmers use to shock the backside of their heifers in order to direct and move them into the area they wish the livestock to be. For beginners, one source recommends the “Doc Johnson Stinger Wand.” It is also called the “Stinger Electro-Play Wand” and it retails for about $39.99 at www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/ if you’re interested in providing your “love honey” some extra stimulation. This product is recommended for beginners because it is user friendly and provides a starting point for people interested in e-stim toys. It resembles a cattle prod used by farmers except it is made of red and black plastic instead of metal.

E-stim toys aren’t just limited to external play either. There are some toys on the market that are meant to be inserted or worn and can cause muscle contractions to those specific areas (think nipples, vagina, anus).

I have been studying psychology and psychoanalysis, in particular, the internalizing and externalizing of psychopathologies. Externalizing pathologies that give rise to deviant desires, in particular bondage and discipline and sexual sadomasochism. Most recently we have witnessed the development of phenomenon called the Targeted Individual (TIs) and the electronically Targeted Individual (eTIs). Reviewing the psychoanalytic literature of primal scene fantasies based on Freudian theory, theories in matricide, and the development of commercial consumer BDSM fetish, it shouldn’t be that difficult to see how the phenomenon of the TI and the eTI are connected to the primal scene and is a by-product of hi-tech commercial consumer fetishism in combination with the commercial consumer BDSM fetish.

Source References:

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.

Mcclintock, A. (1993). Maid to Order: Commercial Fetishism and Gender Power. Social Text, p. 87–116. Published by Duke University Press.

Kaplan, Louise J. (1987). Female Perversions: The Temptations of Emma Bovary. New York. Doubleday. Translation Copy 1991 by Louise J. Kaplan.

Holmes, Lucy. (2008). The Internal Triangle: New Theories of Female Development. New York. Jason Aronson.

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/

Electroejaculation. Wikipedia.org. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroejaculation. Accessed online February 12, 2021.

LoveHoney.com “The Sexual Happiness People” Online Retailer of Sex Toys, Clothing, and Supplies. Of particular interest is their “bondage” section the “electro-medical-fetish.” Accessed February 12, 2021.

https://www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/pain-sensation-play/p/doc-johnson-the-stinger-electro-play-wand/a38583g71097.html

https://www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/electro-sex-toys/p/electrastim-em140-sensavox-power-unit-dual-channel-electrosex-kit/a13006g13042.html

https://www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/electro-sex-toys/p/electrastim-em60-m-flick-electrosex-stimulator-multipack-set/a26592g41294.html

Friedersdorf, Connor. (2013). “The Ethics of Extreme Porn: Is Some Sex Wrong Even Among Consenting Adults?” The Atlantic. May 16, 2013. Accessed February 21, 2021. https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/05/the-ethics-of-extreme-porn-is-some-sex-wrong-even-among-consenting-adults/275898/

Other sources to consider not cited in the paper:

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.

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.

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

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

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

Sanders, Laura. (2021). Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity? Sciencenews.org. Published online February 11, 2021. Accessed February 11, 2021. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/technology-brain-activity-read-change-thoughts-privacy-ethics?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest-newsletter-v2&utm_source=Latest_Headlines&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest_Headlines

Gilbert, Ben. (2021). Elon Musk says Neuralink implanted a chip in a monkey’s brain, and now he can play video games using his mind. Business Insider. MSN.com. Published online February 1, 2021. Accessed February 11, 2021. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/elon-musk-s-neuralink-implanted-a-chip-into-a-monkey-s-brain-and-now-he-can-play-video-games-using-his-mind/ar-BB1di71k

Elizalde, Elizabeth. (2021). Elon Musk says Neuralink could start implanting chips in human brains ‘later this year’. NYPost.com. Published online February 3, 2021. Accessed February 12, 2021. https://nypost.com/2021/02/03/elon-musk-neuralink-could-start-implanting-brain-chips-later-this-year/

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

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

Intimate Partner Violence: How Spanking Affects Externalizing Parenting Outcomes and the Externalizing Behaviors of the Child and Its Connection to Electronic Assaults and Electronic Torture in Everyday Civilian Life in the Public at Large

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With regard to the study of parenting behaviors and their central role in influencing children’s behaviors and thereby the development of negative outcome in children’s behaviors, such as criminal offending, substance misuse, psychiatric disorders, and violence perpetration, there can be an association made between the act of visually witnessing violence and the act of personally experiencing the violence first hand through targeted electronic assaults against the body. However, the symptoms associated with intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic violence (DV) should be the same types of symptoms observed as the side effects for those being electronically targeted with electronic assaults. Symptoms such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance misuse, other psychiatric disorders, and criminal offending.

In one research study, the effects of intimate partner violence (as seen in the act of spanking) and how it affects and undermines the relationship between the mother and the children. In the aftermath of violence, practitioners worked with both the mother and children as a means of intervention in supporting and strengthening the mother-child relationship.

In another area of research, the aspect of intimate partner violence plays a role when “surrogate parents” (intervening family members such as siblings who act in place for the parents) have the established existence of dark personality traits because of a personality disorders which further complicate and compounds the intimate partner violence (IPV). These are factors that contribute to the promotion of long-term side effects because these “surrogate parents” show obvious signs of not respect the rights of the mother and seek to sabotage and undermine her psychiatric treatment and healthy development. This is my truth. Using a form of electronic targeting, I was abused in my home with electromagnetic frequency vibration/stimulation that forcefully removed me from the home by some unknown assailant.

In the aftermath of this experience, in which I was forced to stay at my twin siblings’ residence since I had no other housing, I underwent outpatient therapy. I somehow came in contact with trace amounts of cocaine while staying there, and of which I tested positive for as this was part of the treatment program. I was not using at this time and I can support this statement by the fact I had cut all previous associations with my former drug suppliers following a sexual assault. I also had no income or money, and I was being treated on a daily “outpatient” basis for trauma and addiction. I believe the drug was introduced into my toothpaste or on my toothbrush. This was a most Machiavellian move as it served to undermine me and complicate my treatment program. This is the smoke and mirrors of a deception aimed at harming a person through deception. It has become clear to me that I am dealing with a sadistic narcissist.

In the paper I’m going to cite, Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Parenting and Children’s Externalizing Behaviors: Transactional Processes Over Time published in Violence Against Women on January 1, 2021, I’m going to make a comparison between the act of physically spanking with the hand and the act of physically spanking with an electronic tether, inducing an electromagnetic field in the head to cause cognitive disturbances. This fact has been reflected in my writing which sometimes is full of mistakes in both grammar and spelling. These electronic assaults have most recently been dished out in the form of punishments. This happened to me when I refused to hand over my COVID19 relief check last month, I was tortured via a biological implant in my head that delivered an electromagnetic field/signal that turned on and gave an uncomfortable sensation associated with this EMF field. Since I have past experience with trauma and addiction, I am no stranger to overnight stays in the psychiatric ward of my local hospital and, as you know, the mentally ill make up a portion of people who have been used in unethical, inhumane medical experiments. Pregnant mothers and their children make up a vulnerable group of people who are sometimes targeted especially if these new mothers are unmarried. See the Vanderbilt Nutrition Study.

In all areas of research, diagnostic tools are used to assess the efficacy of the newly developing technologies, drugs, and research. Adverse side-effects can be assessed in various ways, for example by visual observations like weight gain or loss and evaluating self-care, declining health can be supported through lab test reports. But when this happens over a relatively short period of time, the long-term effects of aging can be ruled out. Long term aging is something that naturally occurs over time but declining health that happens rapidly can be the result of physical abuse as observed in intimate partner violence (IPV) or disciplining through an electromagnetic tether.

“Both spanking and poor parent-child relationships (lacking in warmth, communication, and support) have been found to be associated with externalizing behaviors among children (Gershoff et al., 2018; Pinquart, 2017).”

This is because spanking both dehumanizes the child and can subvert the child’s worth to a level that is on par with animals. Horses get “spanked” when their riders want to “ride” and spanking offers the child no avenue for thinking critically about his or her past or present behavior. Spanking only allows the child to feel humiliated and experience the hate and frustration of the parent who has lost control in the moment and may actually be experiencing a psychotic break from reality. Although the child may make the association that whatever behavior he or she displayed was obviously unwanted, it does not provide the child a structure of loving acceptance through carefully crafted verbal communication and sensitive speech (e.g., language). Speaking the language of violence through spanking does not offer logical reasons for the parent/s disapproval of the child’s behavior. It also lacks acknowledging the very real fact that we all sometimes fail or fall short as human beings but this doesn’t mean we aren’t loved. It means we may need to change our behavior to better fit within the parameters of society. Spanking’s unspoken verbal communication (e.g., language) is violence and hate. It’s a full-on castrating rejection of the child by casting him or her down to a level that is subhuman/animal and primal. This primal association is in regard to the display of sadism that spanking offers the child and this is the primary reason why spanking may affect negative parenting outcomes and the externalizing behaviors of the child. Children are not animals or livestock. They shouldn’t be treated like one.

The paper certainly has its limitations and drawbacks. But it is also important to note that this study’s data was drawn from the longitudinal research of the effects of welfare reform on low-income households in San AntonioChicago, and Boston (Winston et al., 1999). Approximately 2,400 low-income families at or below 200% of the Federal poverty line were randomly sampled with racial and income stratifications from low-income neighborhoods. This study is useful because the aim of the study is relevant to the outcomes of parenting and children’s behaviors, and helps fill a gap in the research literature that lacks longitudinal studies in violence against women (Campbell, 2011). In addition, the Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study (TCSoffers longitudinal data that gives us an opportunity to examine temporal effects.

Out of the large data sample, 965 children and their mothers who had completed the TCS study and included the children who resided with their mothers throughout all the phases of the research study. Most of the mothers identified as being Hispanic (57%) and had a mean age of 36.98 years (SE = 0.34). Most mothers indicated being single (59%) and reported their educational level as having a high school diploma/GED or less (56%). The focal children were mostly female (55%) with a mean age of 12.09 years. As a side note, 16 of the mothers possessed only an education up to the 8th grade. In 21st century America!!!!

The paper investigated the (1) effects of IPV on two parenting outcomes (maternal spanking and parent-child relationship) and the externalizing behaviors of children, and (2) it examined transactional associations between parenting and children behaviors. The paper hypothesized that IPV will affect parenting outcomes and children’s externalizing behaviors, both of which will go on to affect each other in a transactional manner over time. This is to say, reciprocal reinforcement had been observed. I like to think of this “reciprocal reinforcement” as meaning “the act of spanking as a form of violence may be reinforced as a problem-solving solution by the child in his or her externalizing behaviors.” But I cannot stress enough that various levels of sadism can be expressed in the act of “spanking.” I would like to know how these “spankings were carried out?

For me, the important information discovered in this study was the negative side-effects of externalizing behaviors in children exposed to intimate partner violence during their childhood and transactional processes were triggered where subsequent children’s behaviors and parental responses influence each other reciprocally over time. This study indicates that in understanding the effects of IPV on mothers’ parenting, we have to account for how older children as active individuals can influence parenting. This study shows how parents respond to their children’s behaviors will further impact their children’s behaviors setting off a reinforcing process.

How does this information connect with regard to the phenomenon of the electronically targeted individual? The effects of IPV and spanking’s affect on externalizing children’s behavior and the phenomenon of the electronically targeted individual suffering electronic assaults and torture, in my opinion, is part of the manifestation of everyday sadism (sadistic personality traits) within the non-incarcerated adult populationsadults who maintain subverting beliefs about others (such as found in rape myths and how children should be disciplined), and the proclivity of the human race to dehumanize groups based on differences in general.

THE RESEARCHERS OF THE STUDY ON INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE USED “THE OFFICE OF HUMAN RESEARCH ETHICS” TO EVALUATE WHETHER OR NOT THIS RESEARCH STUDY WAS MORALLY AND ETHICALLY CARRIED OUT!!!!

Source References (as they pertain to the impact of intimate partner violence and children’s externalizing behaviors and the phenomenon now known as the Electronically Targeted Individual (TIs) suffering Electronic Assaults and Electronic Torture:

1945–1947: Vanderbilt “Nutrition Study” Exposed 820 pregnant women to radioactive iron — Alliance for Human Research Protection (ahrp.org)

Chung, G., Jensen, T., Parisi, A., Macy, R., & Lanier, P. (2021). Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Parenting and Children’s Externalizing Behaviors: Transactional Processes Over Time. Violence Against Women, OnlineFirst, 1

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

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

Feldmann, T., & Johnson, P. (1992). The Selfobject Function of Weapons: A Self Psychology Examination. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 20(4), 561–576.

Haslam, N. (2006). Dehumanization: An Integrative Review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10(3), 252–264.

Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S. (2014). Dehumanization and Infrahumanization. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 399–423.

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

Other source references to consider with regard to Dark Triad personality traits and Everyday Sadism:

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.

Kohlberg, L. (1964) Development of moral character and moral ideology. In M. Hoffman & L. W. Hoffman (Eds.), Review of child development research (pp. 381–432). New York. Sage.

Lind, G. (1985). The theory of moral-cognitive judgment: A socio-psychological assessment. In G. Lind, H.A. Hartmann, & R. Wakenhut (Eds.), Moral development and the social environment. Studies in the philosophy and psychology of moral judgment and education (pp. 21–53). Chicago, IL. Precedent.

Lind, G. (2002). Ist Moral lehrbar? Ergebnisse der modernen moralpsychologischen Forschung [Can morality be taught? Research findings from modern moral psychology] Berlin, Germany: Logos.

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

Chabrol, H., van Leeuwen, N., Rodgers, R., & Sejourne, N. (2009). Contributions of psychopathic, narcissistic, Machiavellian, and sadistic personality traits to juvenile delinquency. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 734–739. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.06.020

Buckels, E.E., Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). Behavioral confirmation of everyday sadism. Psychological Science, 24, 2201–2209. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797613490749

Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2010). Different provocations trigger aggression in narcissists and psychopaths. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 12–18. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550609347591

Book, A., Visser, B.A., Blais, J., Hosker-Field, A., Methot-Jones, T., Gauthier, N.Y., . . . D’Agata, M.T. (2016). Unpacking more “evil”: What is at the core of the Dark Tetrad? Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 269–272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.11.009

Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2014). Introducing the Short Dark Triad (SD3): A brief measure of dark personality traits. Assessment, 21, 28–41. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191113514105

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

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

Is Social Media Man’s New Religion? Living in the Era of Invisible 21st Century Technology

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Despite Jonathan Haidt’s (social psychologist) research on how cultures vary greatly in the way they size up what moral conduct is and how society should regulate behavior, the battle between the sexes has raged throughout history and proof can be found in the Old Testament:

“She lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.” (Ezekiel 23:20 NIV)

As far as I’m concerned, the above-referenced quote is nothing more than one man’s unanalyzed unconscious fear of “smallness” and inadequacy regarding the sexual power housed underneath his religious robes! These fears have gone on to create some of the grandest delusions the world has ever seen, entire wars and genocides carried out because of them.

The same religious text that gave us the above “pearl of wisdom” gave man the following guidance:

“No one whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off shall be admitted to the assembly of the LORD. (Deuteronomy 23:1 NRSV)

This makes sense since women were considered second class citizens and, completely lacking in testicles and a penis, they were excluded from roles of power: “I permit no woman to teach or have authority over men; she is to keep silent.” (Timothy 2:11)

As for women who found themselves pregnant, it was decided that if she gives birth to a son she is considered “unclean” for a lesser duration of time than if she gives birth to a daughter: “In case a woman conceives seed and does bear a male, she must be unclean seven days; as in the days of impurity when she is menstruating, she will be unclean . . . Now if she should bear a female, she must then be unclean fourteen days, as during her menstruation . . . “ (Leviticus 12:1–5)

A person’s status was dependent on his upbringing, being born out of wedlock forbids you and your descendants from entering churches: “A bitched shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 23:2)

Oddly, Jesus was born a “bitched soul” yet he rose to such a level of power as to be seated at the right hand of God himself.

Let’s not forget to mention torture and cruelty descriptions: “You will be pledged to be married to a woman, but another will take her and rape her. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not even begin to enjoy its fruit. Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your asses will be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, but you will have no savior. Your sons and daughters given to another people and your eyes looking on and yearning for them always — but your hands will be without power. Jehovah will strike you with a malignant boil upon both knees and both legs, from which you will not be able to be healed, from the sole of your foot to the crown of your head.” (Deuteronomy 28:30–32,35)

And of course, there were rules on how women must cover themselves and dress to pray: “…but every woman that prays or prophesies with her head uncovered shames her head, for it is one and the same as if she were a [woman] with a shaved head. For if a woman does not cover herself, let her also be shorn; but if it is disgraceful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.” (1 Corinthians 11:5–6)

There were laws governing war crimes and genocide: “And now kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has had intercourse with a man by laying with a male. And preserve alive for yourselves all the little ones among the women who have not known the act of laying with a male.”(Numbers 31:17–18)

I have not included the biblical references discussing bizarre ways to kill your children, how and when to sell your daughter into slavery, and how and when to stone them to death.

Religion was the ancient’s form of “social control” and through its high-profile representatives, a form of ancient “social media” that directly influenced populations. Religious men attempted to promote themselves through distinguished rituals in feigning a possessed form of power from God. As a social “media” platform, we can read between the lines of various religious texts and discover the presence, to a wide degree, envy, greed, and narcissism! And finally, thanks to the work of Sigmund Freud, don’t you know, “God” has been posthumously diagnosed as suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD).

In a paper by Taylor and Strutton entitled “Does Facebook usage lead to conspicuous consumption? The role of envy, narcissism, and self-promotion” (2016) stated:

“While humans have formed social ties since the beginning of time, online social networks are fundamentally different in several ways. First, an online social network can be significantly larger; a typical offline social network has approximately 125 connections compared to a median of 300 ‘friends’ for teen-age users of Facebook, the largest social networking site. Second, social media users have fewer cues by which to form impressions of others in their networks, so they must use the limited heuristics that are available, resulting in skewed perceptions. Third, and perhaps most importantly, profiles are carefully managed by users to highlight positive attributes and present a more idealized self” (Taylor & Strutton, 2016).

Are Authorities Now Using Wireless Technology as a Form of Social Control through Biological Implants that Deliver Stimulus through Clandestine Radio Wave (Wi-Fi) Technology as a Form of Technologically-Facilitated Violence?

My approach to addressing the phenomenon of electronically targeted individuals utilized various social media platforms; WordPressMediumTwitterFacebook, and Quora. I have also provided over these platforms examples in abnormal psychology, sexual deviance, and personality disorders drawn from the books of various psychoanalysts with references to some of the latest research journal publications. I am proposing that this phenomenon may actually belong to a primitive group of people the likes of which stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Last year, during one week, one of my blogs received 466 visitors. During the course of that year (2020) my blog received over 13K visitors. I am going to assume this means that people are interested in answers belonging to questions found in the field of abnormal psychology and psychoanalysis.

Most recently a journal article entitled “The Relationship Between the Dark Triad, and the Moral Judgement Level, and the Students’ Disciplinary Choices” shed light on the prevalence of Dark Triad traits among those with business degrees. That is to say, people who have occupations that require a business degree are more likely to suffer from Machiavellianismnarcissism, and psychopathy. This can be supported by the Department of Justice’s high statistics on white-collar crime and grand theft. In addition, this may be a factor that plays into the phenomenon of electronically targeted individuals suffering electronic assaults and torture. Since businesses create new products and manufacture new technologies all the time, and these new products and new technologies must be purchased by consumers there exists a business interest with regard to consumer consumption and marketing of these new products and new technologies. Wireless technologies that attack and torture human beings appeal to certain personality types like those with antisocial personality disorder or in people who suffer the Dark Triad personality traits. Questions arise as to “Who has the purchasing power to buy into these new advancing tools?” as well as “How are new consumes being targeted with regard to future sales in advertising, marketing, and healthcare?” These questions bring up other interesting questions. Questions like, “Is electronic targeting utilizing biological implants the result of local state and policing municipalities of social control?” “Or is this form of targeting the result of a post 9/11 democracy and its war on terrorism?” “Or is it the result of a democracy promoting its own form of National Socialism (free healthcare) that’s harvesting within its borders free human test fodder for experimentation?”

The paper that analyzed the effects of social media on its users said:

“Facebook users have demonstrated higher levels of envy and lower life satisfaction. They also frequently perceive others as being happier and having better lives. Furthermore, Facebook interaction may increase communication overload and reduce self-esteem. Building on these findings, this study proposes that Facebook users persistently compare themselves to other users. These comparisons, in turn, create both positive feelings (i.e. narcissism) and negative feelings (i.e. envy). This amalgam of feelings may ultimately elevate users’ desires to promote themselves through conspicuous online consumption of positional goods (Taylor & Strutton, 2016).”

For those of you who may not understand the term conspicuous consumption, it is the spending of money on the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display the economic power of the income or of the accumulated wealth of the buyer. To the conspicuous consumer, such as public display of discretionary economic power is a means of either attaining or maintaining a given social status. The sociologist and economist Thorstein Veblen coined the term “conspicuous consumption,” and was a pioneer of the institutional economics movement. Veblen’s theory also produced the term invidious consumption, the ostentatious consumption of goods to provoke the envy of the people, and conspicuous compassion, the deliberate use of charitable donations of money to enhance the social prestige of the donor with a display of superior socio-economic status.

With regard to the United States government, they carry out their own form of conspicuous consumption although it is usually in the form of military acquisitions in the area of the latest fighter jets and military tanks and equipment designed to display the nation’s strength and power.

Are these newly created electronically targeted individuals suffering electronic assaults and torture part of the modern day’s version of the envies that are inspired as a result of one person’s individual envy of another’s online “conspicuous consumption” or is this a new “security tool” being utilized in the 21st century of advancing invisible technology revolving around clandestine means of social control? What’s interesting about “invisible history” is it contains countless examples of unethical, inhumane, experiments that have been carried out on groups within its population, sometimes in secret and sometimes not so secret, even before Hitler decided to exterminate the Jews and perform bizarre, painful, unethical, inhumane medical tests on them.

Reference Source:

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.

Taylor, D., & Strutton, D. (2016). Does Facebook usage lead to conspicuous consumption? The role of envy, narcissism, and self-promotion. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 10(3), 231–248.

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

Feldmann, T., & Johnson, P. (1992). The Selfobject Function of Weapons: A Self Psychology Examination. Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 20(4), 561-576.

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

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

How Was Domestic Violence Viewed Prior To The Women’s Rights Movement?

The nymph with the broken back statue depicted in art during the late 19th century resembles closely this statue of a pantheon God stealing away the woman.

PROTECTING VULNERABLE POPULATIONS OF WOMEN IN THE AGE OF 21st CENTURY ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY

It is my understanding that the Woman’s Rights Movement is a progressive movement that is still in play, just like the Civil Rights Movement is still in play with the latest “Black Lives Matter” campaign following the killing of George FloydThe Women’s Rights Movement initially began in 1848, when women organizing themselves for: the right to vote (1920), sought the right to control pregnancy (1914–1973), and the right to abortion is something some women in some states are still trying to obtain for themselves, in addition to the right for fair wages and equal pay.

Women were primarily seen as “property” like black slaves. I am not aware there were really any “laws” governing acts of domestic violence, that is to say, laws that governed acts of violence men committed against their wives, short of murder. But even in cases of murder, if the man was a prominent individual within society, he might be protected by his “friendly associations, influences, and reputation.” During the late 19th century, in the developing war of science and philosophy against the shortcomings of women, many ordinary housewives as well were falling victim to a form of domestic violence, ambush zealously advocated by some of the period’s leading medical authorities. This new medical science offered a practice called “Therapeutic Rape” in which men believed this form of “aggressive discipline,” which was nothing short of sexual assault, could “tame” and subdue a woman who would not listen to her husband. In response to declining birthrates among the middle classes, the very backbone of developing civilization, these authorities called upon husbands everywhere to assert their masculinity behind the drawn curtains of their dignified homes, and to do so by force if necessary. For the newly popular theories of human evolution held that in women signs of evolutionary progress were accompanied by a diminished sexual drive: “The sexual instinct in the civilized woman is, I believe, tending to atrophy,” declared Harry Campbell, a prominent London pathologist, in his book Differences in the Nervous Organization of Man and Woman (1891). The nymph with the broken back depicted in statue relief during the late nineteenth-century was the most graphic casualty of the concept of therapeutic rape. These statues depicted scantly clothed women, breasts exposed, white sheet crossed over her lap no doubt the bed sheet, her hands in a defensive posture, thrown above her head trying to escape. The image of JonBenet Ramsey comes to mind, the child beauty queen found in her basement bound and strangled with her hands tied above her head. Men were expected to take control of their wives and wives were expected to obey their husbands as “children” subdue to their parents. Since men were the ones who earned income, they went out to work while women were expected to assume their roles as non-wage earners, providing a service in the care of their husbands and children, attending to their needs, health, and well-being. If the domestic violence was brutal enough to leave marks and scars, the woman, if she was lucky, might be awarded a divorce. But where was she go? If she was lucky enough, she’d have some friends who would take her in and help her establish some mode of independence, but most women stayed with their abusive husbands, a problematic that still resonates into modern-day as well, though perhaps not as prevalent as many avenues have opened for women’s independence.

Right around this time, as the woman’s movement began to gain momentum (the late 1800s), women began to be depicted in art and literature as “primal beasts” which makes one suspect if this was not due to the tensions and anxieties of the movement. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) is a very carefully constructed cautionary tale directed to men of the modern temper, warning them not to yield to the bloodlust of the feminist, she who bears the degenerative stamp of the “new woman” and to take every precaution in protecting himself by securing the purity of his bloodline. All this outpouring of angst resulting from “a battle between the sexes.” Prior to the women’s rights movement, gender roles had pretty much remained the same as they did in Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, in my opinion.

Similar to the ancient women of Athens in the 5th century BC, “the glory of women was to have no glory.” Human history is a history of wars and political decisions, acts of domination and power in which women, historically speaking, rarely found themselves playing any part unless it was through a clandestine act of seduction. If a woman was attractive enough and rose to a position of power, she could use her sexuality, just like men used their position of political power, to attempt a coup. The only power women had over men, was her provocative sexual allure. Even Cleopatra used her sexual allure to entrap Caesar into marriage and a political arrangement that was designed to serve her continued rule and protect her beloved Egypt. In ancient Greek literature, Herodotus, the ancient Greek historian, recorded only women who were barbarians or the wives of tyrants, or who died violent deaths; or he made a woman’s death an excuse for mentioning as an unusual funeral rite. They were never depicted in ancient Greek literature as holding any office, position of status, or influence over politics other than wife and mother. Thus, their glory was to have no glory. We could recount the tale of Hatshepsut, the mother regent who kinged herself Pharoah, and the ensuing destruction after her reign ended with all images, statues, and written text speaking her name were removed from the Egyptian archives.

Women have historically been held down, cast into roles of mythical evil. In Rosemary Balsam’s book, Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis, she writes:

“….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.’

If we were to analyze the nymph with the broken back depicted in statue relief during the late 19th century, would not its image convey to us those exact same sentiments of punishments handed down to the disobedient woman who refused to remain in silent subjection and play her role as the virtuous wife and mother?

References:

Bram Dijkstra. (1986) Idols of Perversity; Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture. New York. Oxford University Press.

Nicole Loraux. (1992) Tragic Ways of Killing A Woman. Cambridge, Mass: London: Harvard University Press.

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

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

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

The Subject and Power: Subjugation in the era of 21st century Android and drone technology

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Updated: January 28, 2021 06:46 AM EST

Tags: Technology-Facilitated Violence, Subjection, Subjugation, Coercive Control, Social Injustice, Social Inequality, Power, Domination, Social Control, Oppression, Silence, Denial,Cyber Crime, Cyber Misbehavior, Electronic Torture, Electronic Harassment, Electronic Targeting, Targeted Individuals, Electromagnetic Frequency, Radio Waves

To gain an appreciation on how the “Subject and Power” operate (a nod to Michael Foucault), particularly within the realm of the global social order you have to first begin to ask yourself how marginalized groups have been utilized, in particular, those deemed less valuable or “worthless” or those feared like the homosexual or the “psychopath” by those in positions of control and power, and by “those in positions of control and power”, I mean people like; doctors, lawyers, politicians, those in administrative judicial positions, teachers, the military, etc. And by marginalized groups; I mean female black slaves, black male sharecroppers and their families, women, the disabled, children, the mentally ill, the Jews during the Holocaust, those found in the lower class subdivisions. First, the government exploits young men and women from disadvantaged upbringings by offering them positions in the military. Why? Because of the “untamed sexual instincts of the lower classes” that cause “incompetent mating and/or pairing” with a “larger number of offspring” within those subdivisions of class. You’ll never see a military recruitment office on the grounds of Harvard or Yale Universities. Why? In a comment that has been rescinded, university administrators have said, “There is no need for a recruitment office on the grounds of our campus.” This is because with a Harvard or Yale degree a young man or woman doesn’t have to sell themselves into the hands of the Devil, risking life and limb to earn income and provide for their families. Hearing this comment from Harvard’s school administrator, at least for me, drew a stark defined line in the sand between the “haves” and “haves not”. Those that rule and those that do not.

Money is the God that rules the global social order whether you realize it or not. In particular, capitalistic markets have always strived to drive competition, innovation, and invention in order to create new market economies that strengthen the American economy. Big pharma is one of those markets. Technology is another. Medicine’s dependency on technology is growing at an ever-alarming rate and test subjects, sometimes scarce, historically were found among the human fodder of the lower classes. Human beings are seen as commodities, but not just by misogynistic men and criminal sex traffickers. They are seen as commodities by both the federal government with their military soldiers and by those in experimental research programs who experiment on human test subjects. This is a historical fact. It is in man’s nature to be over-controlling, narcissistic, and sadistic. Historically speaking, women have suffered at the hands of powerful men, and in their socially defined roles, they have suffered immense pain and terrible consequences for any perceived deviations from what was expected of them. Nicole Loraux was a French historian of classical Athens. She wrote,

“Deaths represented on the stage, great suffering, wounds: events of tragedy, a spectacle. As one considers the examples given by Aristotle to support his definition of tragic pathos as “action causing destruction or suffering,” how can one possibly doubt that in the Athenian theater death was meant to be seen? Thanatoi en toi phaneroi: death agonies in public, a murder in front of everybody . . . As I reread Aristotle’s sentence, I am puzzled, and I realize that I should warn the reader that in these pages it is the listener to tragedy who will take precedence over the spectator, because everything comes to us through words. Everything happens in words, and this is particularly true of death (Loraux, 1991).”

Psychology and psychoanalysis have turned to ancient Greek classical literature to understand and interpret, from a psychological perspective, the tropes and themes of tragedy. Tropes and themes that sometimes involve War and Death. The human psyche represents a similar theatre stage. In every individual’s life, the characters are cast alongside one another and each character delivers their role. As the storylines unfold, characters that are not too unfamiliar to the ones cast in Shakespearian drama, comedy, and tragedy interact with the subject and they play out their history.

Philosophy and Reading Silence

In Loraux’s words, “…it is the listener to tragedy who will take precedence over the spectator, because everything comes to us through words.” This is, for the most part, true. However, I would substitute “words” for “language” because not all stories are told through the explicit written word, some stories come to us through the language of silence and denial. That is, in the absence of what can be directly spoken. That is, in the absence of vision. In the philosophy of silence, Jean-François Lyotard wrote:

“Language” has no exterior because it is not in space. But it can say space. It can say the body. It can say the body “says” something, that silence speaks (Lyotard, 1984; Lyotard, 1988).”

And this is true. We can understand the language of silence through metaphor and symbolism. In Philosophy and the Maternal Body: Reading silence, Michelle Boulous Walker discusses the philosophical problems with Louis Althusser writings, she quotes Monique Plaza, Ideology Against Women:

“. . .[Althusser] defends his social position as a man, which totally blinds him to the sex-class antagonisms and oppression in which he participates. This is far more a crime of theory against women than it is a crime of revisionism. The murder of a woman is within the continuum of the discursive negation of women. It is, perhaps the Althusserians would say, an ideology in action. In fact, I agree: ideology against women is not just a matter of words; it is also a matter of death (Walker, 1998, p.39).”

In reading with the eye, in the absence of what is not spoken, because non-vision is a form of vision and is inside vision, Althusser states, “to understand this necessary and paradoxical identity of non-vision and vision with vision itself . . . [in order] to make us see what the . . . text itself says while not saying it, does not say while saying it (Althusser, 1979) . . . This field organizes the possibilities of the text, as a field of vision and in so doing creates in this same gesture the field of non-vision or impossibility, the silences, and exclusions. What the problematic refuses becomes the repressed, unconscious of the text (Walker, 1998, p. 35).”

Poetics and metaphor

Part of the purpose for the study of psychoanalysis and of the study of history is to come to an understanding of various historical phenomena that have contributed to human pain and suffering. With the development of 21st-century technology, we observe the phenomena known as the Targeted Individual suffering from electromagnetic assaults and torture, that event is placed inside a field of non-vision, we need to read the text with the eye of non-vision instead of with the explicit word of vision because this phenomenon comes to use inside the field of the non-spoken word; the invisible. The approach to the analysis of electromagnetic assaults requires us to utilize the pivotal space within philosophy, constantly shifting our gaze from what is periodically visible and invisible, between what is explicitly said and what is symbolically rendered and unspoken. “Now this is not to say that it serves the same purpose as it does in Plato’s text [cave allegory] but rather that its presence signifies a tension in each, the point at which the text “divulges the undivulged event (Walker, 1998, p. 35)”

Speaking the Silence of the Undivulged Event

In a journal article entitled Subclinical Sadism and the Dark Triad published in the Journal of Individual Differences, researchers analyzed the prevalence of “everyday sadism” among a population of Canadian college students. Everyday sadism is also defined as “subclinical sadism,” which has been linked to the Dark Triad. Sadism refers to the dispositional tendency to engage in cruel, demeaning, or antagonistic behaviors for pleasure or subjugation (Plouffe, Saklofske, & Smith, 2017). Sadistic individuals take pleasure in causing or witnessing acts of cruelty, in which the suffering of others in itself is rewarding (Baumeister & Campbell, 1999; Plouffe et al., 2017). “Charbrol et al. (2009) observed that sadistic traits present in both the normal population as well as in clinical and criminal groups, suggesting that sadism is a dimensional personality trait that lies on a continuum.” In their study, sadism and psychopathy independently predicted delinquent and antisocial behaviors in adolescent boys, and the authors suggested that the underlying aggressive and impulsive tendencies of the high-sadism individual explain its stronger link with delinquency. They subsequently proposed that the “Dark Triad” should be expanded to include sadism and renamed the “Dark Tetrad.” As such, the objective of this study was to investigate the dimensionality of the Dark Tetrad and evaluate whether sadism is a unique, yet conceptually related construct of the Dark Triad traits.

The primary purpose of the research study was to investigate how sadism correlates with relevant personality constructs and distinguish sadism from other “dark” constructs and examine its relationships with broader personality traits. Construct validity for subclinical sadism was supported through negative correlations with agreeableness, honesty-humility, emotionality, and conscientiousness, which was consistent with other research findings (Johnson, Plouffe, & Saklofske, 2019).

Since subclinical sadism is a personality trait that exists on a continuum within the population, the researchers of the Dark Triad sadism study proposed that the “Dark Triad” be changed to the “Dark Tetrad.” This change would encompass three new facets that weren’t previously included in the Dark Triad: verbal sadismphysical sadism, and vicarious sadism. Verbal sadism involves humiliating and mocking others. Whereas physical sadism involves sadism addresses the desire for subjugation and enjoyment of hurting others, and vicarious sadism taps an indirect form of sadism where pleasure is obtained through observing or fantasizing about violence. While sadism, psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism are all positively associated with aggression, their situational determinants are different. Specifically, those high in sadism engage in violence for sheer enjoyment (Buckels et al., 2013), whereas psychopathic individuals are aggressive for instrumental purposes or when physical provocation takes place (Jones & Paulhus, 2010). Those high in narcissism are aggressive in reaction to ego threats (Jones & Paulhus, 2010), and individuals high in Machiavellianism are more cautious and are less likely to be aggressive unless it benefits them considerably (Jones & Neria, 2015; Jones & Paulhus, 2011). Correlations between the Dark Triad and sadism are often reported as small to moderate for narcissism and moderate to large for Machiavellianism and psychopath (e.g., Book et al., 2016; Buckels et al., 2013; Chabrol et al., 2009; Pajevic, Vukosavljevic-Gvozden, Stevanovic & Neuman, 2018; Plouffe et al., 2017).

Since the majority of sociopaths, psychopaths, narcissists, those in possession of personality disorders like Machiavellianism are not found primarily in jails and prisons and reside within the public sphere of civilian everyday life, the paper Subclinical Sadism and the Dark Triad is worthy of consideration with regard to the development of the 21st-century phenomena of Targeted Individuals suffering from electromagnetic assaults and torture. Using this information to support the prevalence of everyday sadism within the general population (e.g. subclinical sadism) and the use of wireless remote clandestine technologies that target and manipulate human objects, we can draw a conclusion with regard to its tropic of discourse. That is to say, it’s “figure of speech.” A trope presupposes an accepted version of reality for its operation. According to Hayden White’s remark in Tropics of Discoursetrope comes to us through the word tropus, which in Classical Latin meant “metaphor” or “figure of speech.” And with regard to the development of the 21st-century phenomena known as the Targeted Individual we come back to Althusser’s problematic. That is the self-serving entitlement of a male’s social position through subjugation, abuse, and oppression. Of which we have historically witnessed as a “figure of speech” time and time again especially as it applies to music theory of “mood” and “measure”.

The 21st-century phenomena of Targeted Individuals suffering electromagnetic assaults and torture belong to a network of hidden operators working in the service of some male’s self-entitled social position, or more clearly, in the service of dominant masculinity to utilize power through abusive clandestine subjugation and oppression. That is, it comes to us through the masculine social position of power and dominance traditionally witnessed in patriarchy, and to which American’s recently witnessed as the white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups that stormed the U.S. Capitol building.

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WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

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