I’ve been seeing a lot lately about a phenomenon called gang-stalking (sometimes referred to as “community terrorism”). Gang-stalking means one person is targeted by Dark Triad people (psychopaths, sociopaths and malignant narcissists and their flying monkeys, most who don’t even personally know you) for nefarious reasons that are never specified but who want you to know you are being watched. The stalkers seem to have an uncanny, almost supernatural way of infiltrating and ruining every area of your life, even when logic would dictate some situations simply wouldn’t be possible (such as pre-emptively knowing exactly where you will be 24/7 in order to harass you). The goal is to drive you (the “Targeted Individual,” or “TI”) insane or to suicide–or have you incarcerated in a prison or mental institution–or even killed. Here are two articles about it. You can Google “gang-stalking” and find hundreds more.
Here’s a well written, sometimes humorous, but VERY long, article by an individual who may have been gang-stalked (or maybe not), but at least has the ability to use critical thinking, something that seems to be in short supply in these post- 9/11 days where everyone, from the benign looking cashier at the grocery store to your kid’s teacher, becomes a potential terrorist:
I don’t know whether to believe it or not. Of course it’s a fact that high spectrum malignant narcissists and psychopaths/sociopaths can and do recruit flying monkeys to destroy your reputation and your life. I’ve seen it happen to others and I’ve experienced it. But where does their power over you end? I don’t see how it’s possible, for example, to be treated rudely in stores or given bad or dishonest service by complete strangers or how your abuser(s) would have managed to influence them ahead of time. How would it be possible to be “black-listed” for every job you apply for if you don’t have a criminal record (unless they are somehow able to create a fake criminal background for you)? How could they cause random people on the street to give each other knowing looks whenever you pass by, or shout abusive things at you? How could your abuser cause you to get the “evil eye” from strangers sitting across you on a bus or deliberately have people move into the apartment over yours who blast their music and fight all night with the sole intention to cause you to suffer sleep deprivation and drive you slowly insane?
Some people suggest a demonic, supernatural influence. They say this exists because the world is being taken over by evil and is under Satan’s dominion. Although I’m a Christian, I can’t accept this. I’m a skeptic by nature. Not because I don’t want to believe it and am in denial, but because I think there are better, more scientific and reasonable explanations for the seeming increase of horrible human behavior. Actually I don’t think things are any worse than they ever were. I think there are just more people on the planet and there’s the Internet and mass media and the mass panic that always ensues following a breaking news story that gives rise to all sorts of conspiracy theories.
Things were actually far worse a hundred years ago than they are now. Abuse of all kinds wasn’t publicized and called out the way it is now. Neither was bullying. Back then, if you were abused (or bullied), that was just your lot in life and you were just supposed to suck it up because that was your birthright as a child, a woman, or a person of color. What we call abuse today was considered normal. What we would throw a parent in prison for today was just “discipline” back then, and a parent had the right to treat a child however they saw fit, even beating them daily or sending them to beg on the streets. Or sending them to work 12 hours a day in a factory, as child-labor laws didn’t exist. No one tried to protect you from bullies either. There were no laws against harassment, sexual or otherwise. In the old days, if you were bullied you’d be told to “fight back” or “stop being a sissy” if you were a boy. If sexually abused, you just didn’t talk about it because “nice” people didn’t talk about those things. If you did try to call out someone for harassing you (and you were a woman) you’d be blamed for dressing “provocatively” or something. It seems like there’s more bad news today because there’s just more news. Good news doesn’t sell so you don’t hear about it as often as bad news. I also think where there’s overpopulation, problems develop, and there are definitely too many people in the world. Things like cyber-bullying and identity theft didn’t exist because (duh!) there was no Internet to make those things possible. But things like slavery and public hangings did exist and no one batted an eyelash.
I don’t know about gang-stalking. It smacks of conspiracy theory to me, but I could be wrong. I do know that evil people can and do recruit flying monkeys and can and do target certain individuals. It happens in dysfunctional families all the time. Scapegoating is not a myth, it’s a fact. But the whole idea of them having so much power that EVERY sphere of your existence is influenced, that where no matter what you do or where you go or who you turn to, trouble will follow you and there is no escape and you are just screwed? I don’t know about that.
What are your opinions about gang-stalking? Do you believe it or think it’s an overblown conspiracy theory, like the belief that Illuminati is taking over everything? * If you know you’ve been gang-stalked, I’m not trying to say you’re just being paranoid. I’m not saying it doesn’t exist, but I am highly skeptical.
* I’ve come to the conclusion that all the convincing Illuminati symbolism going on in music videos, films and TV is actually a tease intended to play off our paranoia. These industries see people freaking out about “Illuminati symbolism” and play on that, creating more of it on purpose just to get attention (and hence sell more product).
ETA: It occurred to me that since most alleged incidents of gang-stalking appeared following the passing of the Patriot Act, which gave anyone permission to spy on and report anyone else if they suspected them of being “un-American” (this could means having left wing politics, being of Middle Eastern descent, being atheist, or just being “different” in some way), that gang-stalking could be a result of this. I hear police departments refuse to get involved and have been instructed to ignore claims of gang-stalking. Maybe some sociopathic or antisocial people abuse this “right” and report anyone who they dislike as being involved in “un-American” activities, and government funds are used to harass the target in order to silence them. I do realize how conspiracy-theory-ish this sounds, but it’s a possibility.