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The Vilification Industry and the Surveillance State

The Vilification Industry and the Surveillance State
In the 1950s McCarthyism destroyed innocent lives. Anyone could be accused of being anti-American and have their careers destroyed because of the Watch Lists. In the New Millennium, an innocent person can be placed on the myriad of new watch lists. You could be placed on a terrorist watch list, a sex offender watch list, DEA watch-list, etc. The Community Action groups are called in, which could be VIPS, InfraGard, Neighborhood Watch, Freedom Corps, Sororities, etc. to monitor your every move as well as harass you everywhere you go.

Being under surveillance and the slander that accompanies these lists, can wreak havoc with your career and your life as I have found out. If you apply for a job, the watch team will contact the prospective employer claiming you are under investigation for something, and you will not hear back. If the prospective employer does an Internet search of your name and finds a false Police Report or false Police Record they will not call back. If you go for an eye exam, go for a haircut, the snitch groups will call them up, thus you will be treated badly.

I found a false Police Record under my name on www.instantcheckmate.com. This website claims to have "Real Records," but is a con. I have no record and I am not a criminal, terrorist, pervert or whatever. I clicked on my name and at the top of the page that opened read: "CAUTION: This background report is very graphic. We do not censor our reports. We trust you to use this information responsibly. Please do not abuse this tool, or we could be forced to take it offline. The content of the report might shock you, so please prepare for the unexpected." I paid the $9.95 to see what I was being accused of this time. There was no record. I contacted the site and threatened litigation and they took the slander down the next day. I called City Hall Records and said I was finding things online about some sort of Police Record and they confirmed that they had nothing negative about me.

Award winning Author, Gloria Naylor writes about this type of vilification and organized bullying in her fictionalized memoir 1996. What begins with a simple dispute with a neighbor escalates into a DEA investigation and gullible citizens are manipulated into stalking and harassing Naylor everywhere she goes. She writes of how friends turned on her and were actually aiding the bullies. She also writes of how the National Security Agency, the NSA, was using experimental surveillance equipment on her. (This technology is too terrible to think about, yet it is a reality. Her well-researched proof of the existence of this technology is listed in the Addendum of the book.)

The Neo-conservative Rightwing put the seed for much of this into place in the late 1980s. However, when the G.W. Bush Administration came to power in 2001 and after 911, they pushed through The Patriot Act and unveiled their already active Freedom Corps (citizen snitch groups). John Ashcroft then popularized this use of ordinary citizens to be the "eyes and the ears," of the government.

The groups do more than just watch. When a person is targeted as anti-American (or whatever), the group may start a rumor campaign, which can be entirely manufactured. If the person looks white, they may tell all the people of color in the community, that the person is a White Supremacist. They may tell the ADL that the person is an Anti-Semite. They may tell the shops that the person is a thief or con artist. They may tell poor people that the person is a NIMBY and hates the homeless. The community watch group may also call in anonymous accusations to Law Enforcement claiming that the person is a criminal or crazy. They may tell Child Protective Services that the person is a known pedophile or sex offender. The bullies can accuse innocent people anonymously via the Internet or by a simple text to TIPS and then the self-righteous come out of the woodwork to stalk and punish.

The goal of the bullies is to isolate the target from any type of support. If everyone in the community hates him/her, then the Fascists have control. It is also a conditioning of the community: They unify a gullible community to hate the target and do the dirty work. This also has the bonus of chilling dissent within that community. Members of the community realize that if they do not go along with the bullies, they could become targeted as well.

The harassment directed at me may not be just politically motivated. It may also be racially/ethnically motivated by some of the primaries as my last name is Jewish and I am very likely part Roma. (The latter I was not aware of until 2000.) Unfortunately there are still hate groups in the U.S. that stalk and harass people of color, Jewish people, Roma people, LGBT, etc. In fact, recently, on Portland Indymedia, I found a list of Jewish last names that some Fascist had posted. Among these names were Spelling, Sperling and many more. It was a little shocking to see these names posted and for what, so other Fascists could hunt people with those names down? Globally Roma people are being tracked, horribly vilified, monitored and harassed by Fascists. That is overt discrimination.

What if, in the U.S., there is a more covert tracking and harassment of non-WASP people? There has certainly been a rise of shootings and false arrests of people of color throughout the U.S. recently and many are vilified by the mainstream news. Throughout history there have been instances when groups are turned against each other, manipulated by the wealthy elite. It's the old "divide and conquer," routine.

Remember that if you hear that a person is this or that: first, consider the source. Second, tell accused about the accusation and the accuser. Don't be manipulated by some Fascist on the Internet. Remember that anyone can be anyone online or over the phone. What these groups are doing is criminal and un-Constitutional. The Editor of The Progressive Magazine is calling what is currently happening in the United States, the New McCarthyism. I call it the rise of Fascism.

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There May Be Special Reasons For Systematic Harassment 17.Nov.2013 09:58

blues

Certainly narcissists and sociopaths victimize innocent people. Those seeking some dubious gain, such as personal or corporate financial protection or gain, would do that too. And government and political interests can seek to neutralize those who are on the verge of posing a significant threat to their agendas. But perhaps there exists a far more sinister motivation:

Suppose you are in need of a crew to carry out something like a deadly false-flag special operation. Typical special forces personnel would not be expected to reliably carry out orders that entailed, say, the cold-blooded murder of fellow citizens. For that, you would require operatives that happen to be profoundly sociopathic. But how would you find them?

That would be very easy. First identify individuals who are relatively politically neutral, and who are generally nice, decent citizens. Then task a large group of special forces personnel with tormenting them relentlessly, for no reason. The sociopaths among them would perform that task with no anxiety or regrets they would pass the test. They would be able to carry out illegal operations with no remorse, or desire to blow any whistles, since they simply wouldn't care. The majority of operatives who express anxiety and a desire to cease tormenting the innocent civilians would fail the test, and be re-deployed to other kinds of missions. They could be told that their victims were actually operatives themselves, working to weed out the sociopaths, or some such deceitful cover-up story.

This technique would produce a very useful army of sociopaths.

Interesting insights, Seana and blues 18.Nov.2013 12:44

Jody Paulson

I've no doubt this kind of organized harassment exists. I've had friends and relatives give me the cold shoulder inexplicably and later found out later that they were harassed by bill collectors looking for me (when I never gave any bill collector their address), girlfriends of "ex-boyfriends" looking for me, etc. ... I've also spent a lot of time hanging around some very politically active people and I've no doubt they are being harassed in the same way. People I didn't even know would come up to me and gossip maliciously about them, and I'm thinking, "why are you telling me this? Is that your job, going around trying to keep people from becoming friends and allies?" Divide and conquer. COINTELPRO starts with neutralizing one's enemies by keeping them isolated.