Gang Stalking in History
The components that have gone into making up gang stalking have been around for many decades if not hundreds of years. You will find many aspects of this harassment have been used quite successfully in other time periods, and controlled states.
What Gang Stalking does is it takes the successful aspects of those programs and it uses them, plus a couple of new ones to harass and torture individuals to the point of a nervous breakdown, institutionalization, suicide, devastation and ruin. The following are just a few of the components of previous programs used by others that have helped to make up Gang Stalking.
Red Squads are police intelligence units that specialize in infiltrating, harassing, and gathering intelligence on political and social groups. Dating as far back as the Haymarket Riot in 1886, Red Squads became common in larger cities such as Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles during the First Red Scare of the 1920s. They were set up as specialized units of city police departments, as a weapon against labor unions, communists, anarchists, and other dissidents. In New York, former City Police Commissioner Patrick Murphy traced their origin there to an “Italian Squad” formed in 1904 to monitor a group of Italian immigrants under suspicion. However, it is their association with fighting communism which provides the basis for the name “Red Squad.” They became more commonplace in the 1930s, often conceived of as a countermeasure to Communist organizers who were charged with executing a policy of dual unionism – namely, building a revolutionary movement in parallel with membership in above-ground labor organizations. Similar units were established in Canada in this period, although only the Toronto police used the name.
Throughout the Cold War, these guardians of political compliance spied on and harassed law-abiding activists who veered too far left of the political center. Dedicated civil rights advocates and others fought back and won on local, state, and federal fronts. But their success was often short-lived. New technologies; new laws; and increased interaction among international, federal, military, state, and local law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and private corporations are threatening not only to put Red Squads back in business nationwide, but to increase the scope of their power to pry, to harm, and to imprison.
Although community policing has not been as successful in curbing street crime as its proponents might have hoped, it has been a public relations success and enjoys the support of many well- intentioned liberals. But heirs to the Red Squads have found it an excellent mechanism as well. Savvy law enforcement types realized that under the community policing rubric, cops, community groups, local companies, private foundations, citizen informants, and federal agencies could form alliances without causing public outcry. Riding on fears from the trumped-up missing children campaign of the 1980s to the anti-drug hysteria of the 1990s community policing has been the public face of under-the-radar efforts to create an impenetrable web of surveillance and enforcement.
Police departments recruited both professional and civilian informers. The numbers are unknown, but may well have reached five figures. By the late 1960s there were over two thousand professional and amateur spies in Chicago alone. For regular police officers, undercover work was a rapid route to advancement. Some civilians enlisted for patriotic reasons, others were police groupies who hoped that working with the red squad might get them a job with the force. In Philadelphia policemen’s wives became “pin money” spies. The activities of these informers varied. Some took on single assignments; others, like Chicago veteran Sheli Lulkin, who infiltrated eighty-eight separate organizations, made it a career.
All of these police activities–overt and concealed–were clearly designed to destroy the targeted organizations. In some cities, notably Philadelphia, which experienced a virtual reign of police terror under Frank Rizzo in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the harassment blossomed into a full-scale physical attack on all dissent. Elsewhere, the use of violence was a bit more discriminating: it targeted the Black Panthers. And it was successful. Though Donner does not try to assess the extent to which this repression contributed to the decline of the radical left in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the scope of red squad activism, as well as the self-defeating paranoia that it understandably encouraged within the left, could not but have made a massive contribution to the demise of the movement.
The term Gaslighting refers to the subtle art of trying to drive your enemies crazy. It done through various subtle psychological attacks over time, that wear down the victim and destroy their perception of their environment and things around them.
It is based on a 1944 movie in which a man tries to use subtle methods to drive his wife crazy.
The term was again used to describe some tactics used by the Manson family. Sometimes when they would break into homes they would just move the furniture about and leave everything else undisturbed.
There is also a 1994 book called. Gaslighting how to drive your enemies crazy. It’s written by Victor Santoro.
In the book he gives various methods on how to drive your enemies crazy. Below are just a few of the suggestions that he makes.
Some of the tactics covered include:
Collecting information on your target
Preparing for a gaslighting attack
Creating tension, anxiety and sleeplessness
Messing with your target’s car, telephone and mail
Gaslighting at your target’s workplace and home
Turning neighbors and co-workers against the target
Covering your tracks
Stasi East German Police
This was an agency set up after the end of the second world war in East Germany. After WWII Germany was divided into the East and the West. The Western half being democratic and the Eastern half being a communist state. It was set up for many reasons, but the primary reason seems to have been for keeping an eye on dissidents, and citizens of the state. At it’s peek the Stasi East German secret police had 300,000 paid spies on it’s pay roll. This was about 1 for every 63 German citizens. This figure does not include occasional informants, when they are tallied into the figure the number per citizen increases significantly.
The Stasi were able to spy on a country of 16 million people by using just 300,000 spies and paid informants. The tactics the Stasi used involved.
Bugging and video taping citizens, dissidents and spies.
Following some 24/7.
Creating profiles on citizens.
They even used radio active chemicals and X-ray machines to make dissidents glow in the dark, so they could follow them better. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/01/04/wstas04.xml
Getting their friends, family, spouses and close acquaintances to spy on them. This included husbands on wives, mothers on sons, brothers on sisters, close friends spied and turned each other.
It created a constant environment of mistrust and anxiety, because people never knew who they could trust. They always knew that at any social gathering or event, there would be a Stasi spy.
The Stasi even spied on the future catholic pope. Years before he ever became pope. Their profiling system was so accurate they were able to predict that he would be appointed to a future position two full years before it happened.
According to the report, Ratzinger was so closely followed that the Stasi was able to predict his being named prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith _ the post he held before being named pope _ two years before it happened in 1981.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall the American CIA agency were able to obtain the code names of many of the Stasi spies that worked for the former East German Government and recently they appointed the former head of the Stasi Secret police Marcus Wolf to help with homeland security, and they also hired a former head of the KGB, General Yevgeni Primakov as a consultant for homeland security. The United States wanted to have 1 million spies working for them to keep an eye on their citizens.
The lives of others
In this 2006 movie set in the former East Germany, an innocent playwrite is targeted by the Stasi because an official has an interest in his girlfriend. The Stasi are asked to spy on him and to try to find out any dirt that they can on him. At the start of the movie the playwrite is a supporter of the state, but throughout the movie and after the loss of one of his friends who has been blacklisted by the state, he turns against the state, and writes statistics on the states suicide rates.
The Stasi agent who is asked to spy on this couple grows increasingly more caught up in the lives of this innocent pair, and goes to lenghts to protect them, as he realises the truth behind this covert investigation, into the lives of others.
Joe Mccarthy was a United States senator who decided in the 1950 to go on a campaign against communist forces and influences that might be penatrating the U.S.
In his hunt for communist he ruined several people with good character and implicated many others who had nothing to do with communism. During his time in office, many intellectuals and artist actually left the U.S. to go and live in Europe.
For his witch hunt for communist in the States he had full corporation of the media, churches, teachers, unions, etc. Many good democratic leaders lost their jobs and thousands of others during his campaign against communism. There were many wrong things happened during the years of the McCarthy era including:
Charlie Chaplin the famous comedian being deported from the United States.
Many artists were not given permission to travel. Similar to the no fly list of this time period.
Many people were blacklisted and unable to find jobs.
Trials were set up for those suspected and accused of being communists.
Lawyers, Judges, and Juries who sided with the defendants were threatened and harassed. If they refused to hand down guilty verdicts their jobs were threatened.
Communists were arrested, some charged with plotting to overthrow the government by force and violence, all charges were false, but the hysteria at the time kept the hunt in full gear.
The FBI used illegal practices in its pursuit of information on Communists, including burglaries, opening mail and illegal wiretaps. J. Edgar Hover lead the FBI during this time period.
During trials informants and false witness could always be produced against the defendants.
The American program set up in the 50’s under J. Edgar Hover. This program was set after he could not go as far as he wanted with his witch hunt for communist. It was set up to investigate and disrupt dissident programs. It was also famous for targeting leaders of those programs. One famous leader this program targeted was Martin Luther King. The leader of the civil rights movement. Under the direction of J. Edgar Hover, they did everything in their power to bring him and his movement to the ground. http://www.icdc.com/~paulwolf/cointelpro/churchfinalreportIIIb.htm
Some of the methods that this program employed on activists and dissidents included:
Disruption of their movement via infiltration of snitches and informants.
Rumour and slander campaigns.
Planting of false media stories with collaborating media companies.
Portraying real dissidents as snitches or informants
False evidence and perjured statements by police to make dissidents look like criminals.
24/7 Surveillance and harassment campaigns.
Use of force against dissidents and their property including, but not limited to, break-ins, vandalism, assaults.
Official terrorism on dissidents, including assassinations.
Mail disruption and tampering.
Psychological Warfare on targets of this program.
Gang Stalking has many other similarities to how Blacks were treated by the KKK in the American South and how Jews were treated by Hitler’s Brown coats before and during WWII.
Gang Stalking is pretty new in it’s present form, but the methods and techniques used are historic, just like the human nature that allows these things to happen and the human will that is finally able to conquer and stop these things from happeing.
Gang Stalking just like all those other events in history can be changed, but it needs awareness and human opposition to make that a reality. Please do not stand idly by and let this happen once again.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)