[This was a draft of an essay I wrote in 1999. After ``putting it in the drawer'' for two years I have pulled it back out and decided to make it public as Part II of this series. I have made a few minor modifications. Not only do I still agree with it, I also do not think I can improve on it much right now except for some final editing. By Allen Barker, April 29, 2001.]
This essay is a compilation of thoughts on methods to resist governmentally and societally supported mind control torture, repression, and exploitation. It is part II of a series of three, and deals only with social and political issues. Part I, ``Motives for Mind Control,'' describes some of the motives for mind control and why it continues. Part III of the series, ``Mental Firewalls'' deals with the techniques and methods that survivors of this torture have developed to resist having their very mentation tampered with, their bodies and lives violated, and their minds turned into battlefields.
Part II: Resisting the Mind Control State
The purpose of this essay is not to try to convince anyone of what is truly going on, but rather to analyze the situation and consider what can be done about it (after you know well enough what is going on and are willing to act as if you know it). I have talked to a good number of mind control victims over the past few years, and many ask me what we can do about the situation. That has been a difficult question. There are many possible actions to take, but ineffective actions only waste time. It is a complicated and disgusting situation in the U.S. with regard to mind control abuses, and it does no good to pretend otherwise or mince words. This essay is perhaps part of an answer, such as it is, to those questions.
A Brief Description of Mind Control TortureFirst, I should explain what I mean by mind control. Some so-called ``rebuttals'' of explanations of mind control harassment and technology focus on narrow semantic interpretations of the term, for example by setting up the straw man that any mind control technology must be able to completely control someone's mind. I am using the term in the more general sense that is now the common usage. By mind control I am referring to covert attempts to influence the thoughts and behavior of human beings against their will (or without their knowledge), particularly when surveillance of an individual is used as an integral part of such influencing. I am especially dealing with situations where individuals are singled out for campaigns of influencing and harassment using advanced technology. I am not referring to such things as everyday TV commercials trying to convince you that you need the latest shampoo -- unless the commercials are being used in a way deeper than this surface level such as with the inclusion of subliminals and triggers. (For more details and descriptions, see for example the Mind Control: Technology, Techniques, and Politics web site at http://www.datafilter.com/mc .)
The technology is rooted in surveillance devices, such as audio and video bugs, through-the-wall and remote sensing devices, and biosensors both remote and implanted. This provides the feedback for the influencing, as well as any ``entertainment'' value for voyeur/sadists and intellectual property theft for thieves. Coupled with the surveillance is some sort of ``effector'' or feedback path for influencing an individual. This may be as simple as spreading rumors and gossip based on the surveillance. It may include acting out ``street theater'' to the individual, letting them know they are under surveillance and putting them in bizarre situations to see what they do or to cause trauma and disorientation. This may even include spreading the information for use by ``assets'' in the newspaper, television, radio, and advertising businesses and on the internet. In some individuals hypnosis may have been used to condition certain reactions and behavior to be triggered by later cues. The use of technology ranges from using harassing phone calls coupled with surveillance-based feedback to provide aversive stimuli in a person's home, to abusing the media and the internet as a means for harassment, to the use of pulsed microwave beams to cause pain, anxiety, or heart palpitations, to the use of brain implants to record and affect the brain directly, to...
Thus there are several categories of mind control operations, for example covert druggings, hypnosis and trauma conditioning, one-shot EM-type brain blasting, short-term mind fucks, and ongoing feedback control setups for long-term torture and exploitation of victims, to mention a few. What they have in common is the attack against the mind of the victim, as well as the deniable and denied nature of the attack. The exact means being used in any particular case are beside the point here. These techniques do not just violate one or two of what everyone knows are fundamental human rights: In one fell swoop they violate almost every fundamental human right a person has.
Standing Up and ResistingI am sure that most if not all of the strategies I will discuss in this essay have occurred to people involved in the area of mind control for any length of time. I hope this essay will prove useful by collecting these various ideas together and providing a big-picture overview of some possibilities. I have tried to cover the whole range of possible actions, including violent action. I know the torturers and their apologists may take this as some sort of propaganda coup, and that these state-sponsored terrorists may go around shouting ``terrorist,'' but the list would not be complete if I did not include those possibilities. Thinking about all the possible reactions can yield insights into seemingly unrelated matters.
Some people's response to ideas for action is to criticize the person putting forth the ideas. Remarks like, ``what have you done,'' ``why didn't you do this or that,'' and ``what is your hidden agenda'' are to be expected, indirectly if not directly. I am confident enough about my efforts over the past years to expose and stop these human rights violations to not let that bother me -- whether or not someone else might agree with my approaches. Developing a thick skin against smears and dirty tricks is necessary in American politics in general these days, and especially when trying to expose horrible atrocities carried out by well-funded and secretive groups. Everyone has his or her own skills, abilities, and situation, and knows if he or she is making his or her best effort in the circumstances.
I am coming out and saying a lot here, and I have given it a lot of consideration. Some people might argue that incremental progress is the way to present things, to preserve some notion of ``credibility.'' To me, preserving ``credibility'' means to point out what I know is the case after I know quite well it is the case. There have been denials every step of the way, even of technology that definitely exists like microwave voice projection and implanted tracking devices. Does that not impugn the ``credibility'' of the deniers, or the professional liars who are known to have tortured American citizens for decades? Why should anyone think that such programs of torture ever stopped? They have not.
The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. I present this essay in the same spirit. If people are afraid to say that they are being tortured in the U.S. then the torturers will be free to keep on torturing. As the song goes, ``it starts when you're always afraid.''
I have already been subjected to torture-level extrajudicial surveillance and harassment by ``my fellow Americans,'' inside my own home and mind, for the past four [now six] years. This has sharpened my awareness in some ways, and I have seen quite directly how this stinking society and culture operate. So I know something about how these pathetic, juvenile and barbaric rapists work -- though it is difficult to imagine and it would make you feel sorry for them if it weren't for their many victims. So yes, I will write it. I will stake my credibility, career, family, and life on it because I know damn well it is true and there is no real alternative but slavery.
(Why didn't the colonists ``prove'' in a corrupt and controlled court that the soldiers of King George III oppressed the citizens of the colonies?)
The Actual SituationThis is a very brief rundown of the current situation in the United States today. Similar situations exist in other ``advanced'' countries, but my focus in this essay is on the U.S. (Though other countries have adopted or will adopt the American model of repression.) The situation has been described at length in other essays and books by various authors, so this is just a summary.
The United States is, for all practical purposes, a military/intelligence police state. This reality is hidden behind a facade of representative government and media psyops and lies. The evil empire had an evil twin. Citizens can be selected at random for horrible experimentation and abuse. Those who seriously challenge the corrupt system face covert harassment and abuse. Collaborators, apologists, and profiteers. Our elected representatives have no real power at all over the military/intelligence complex in the United States. They are generally bought and paid for by groups interested only in making ever more money, in any way possible.
There still are many decent people in the United States. At least that is what little faith I have left in America. The stated principles of this country still stand strong, even as they are ignored. That might be some slight hope for the country, but I hate this country now. I hate the United States. Read this paragraph again from the beginning. I hate the phony culture of lies and exploitation. I hate its stinking loudmouth hypocrite ``rulers'' and their goon squad torturers. I hate its ongoing atrocities and its phony veneer of ``civilization'' pasted over its blatant barbarity. The fourth reich is alive and well in North America, Americanized with lawyers, PR men, marketing, and advertising. The death camps are kept well-hidden as they continue operating for decades, as slaves are taunted with lies of freedom, free enterprise, and a ``strong economy.''
Great masses of people are not knowingly touched by this repressive system because they do not need to be: They are kept ``blissfully ignorant'' (or pretend it out of expedience). They think they are living in the phony nation the propaganda advertises, and are compliant subjects for their hidden and self-determined overlords. This might be called government from underneath a rock. The persecutions and exploitations are just as vile, if not more vile, because they are hidden. The entire culture suffers, but no one seems to notice the absence of real dissent or fresh ideas or leaders coming from outside the corrupt two-party system. It is like Disneyland, where everything is a facade. The difference is that in Disneyland everyone knows it is a facade, and people are not being tortured back behind the facades
American marketers might even portray this new feudal and repressive state as some sort of advance. For greedy fascists without consciences and who can manage to stay on the exploiting side rather than becoming one of the exploited it might be a real ``paradise.'' I hope historians for centuries hence will see the current American leadership as the Vichy government it is, collaborating with and profiteering from crimes against humanity. These leaders are either real fools or they know damn well what is going on in their repressive nation. Look at them on TV. They want to condition you to feel some phony nationalism and well-being at their slick lies; condition yourself instead to feel revulsion and disgust at propaganda reels. That box in your living room lies constantly, and to personify it further, it is one of the biggest and most culpable collaborators in American atrocities. Always another lie, always blaming a victim, always spinning this way and that, always an excuse or rationalization. Keep your mental distance from this mind poison and see it for the controlling tool it is (as well as for what it could be and could have been).
Let us assume a counterfactual for a moment and suppose that the U.S. government is not involved, that it is ``only'' private groups or foreign governments attacking and exploiting American citizens. In that case the U.S. government is still guilty and complicitous. They have kept the technology secret, have helped in the repression and discrediting of victims, and have done essentially nothing to stop the abuse. They have failed in the most basic functions of government. These are serious, serious crimes we are talking about here: literally torture and enslavement. (Should, say, Russian or Chinese government agents be free to mind control torture American citizens here in the U.S.? Should organized crime groups? Should industrial espionage agents or ``friendly'' intelligence services? Obviously not.)
It really is that bad: evolved torture techniques, a neutron bomb that destroys the person from within while society can ignore it. Understand, this is known stuff and much is admitted by the government; but still no actions are taken. While the government has only admitted a grain of sand in the desert of its atrocities, what we know is bad enough. And still nothing happens and the politicians go on grandstanding, pretending nothing is wrong, and stuffing their pockets. If someone came into your home and did this to you or your family directly you would be completely justified in shooting them dead -- and any jury in the country would agree with you. But when government agents do the same things, its Nazi pigs are protected and the victims are further smeared. If there is any use for ``Old Sparky'' it is to fry these torturing, treasonous, Nazi pigs.
The Community Against Mind ControlThe community against mind control is a varied one. There are researchers who have uncovered mind control abuses (and then encountered the mind control coverups), there are victims and their families and friends, and there are other citizens who have heard and seen what is going on, recognized its truth, and acted on it. There are a few organizations set up to resist mind control, and several researchers and activists who have worked on the issue and with victims for many years. I will not name them here to avoid leaving anyone out. Fortunately or unfortunately, there is no real unified leadership fighting mind control in the United States, not to disparage anyone's work in the area.
First of all, being an outspoken critic of American mind control atrocities is not helpful to one's career, finances, or health. Things may get better as the atrocities gradually come more and more to light, but harassment and surveillance are to be expected. People working against mind control, especially when they are victims themselves, must deal with the fact that they are being watched and their every move (and even thought) is being analyzed. The criminal factions can move to thwart or counter any move even before it happens. Remember, these are atrocities committed against men, women, and children for years on end, committed by vicious and amoral people with powerful connections and funding sources. They will threaten, blackmail, harass, and murder to conceal their crimes. The lie of American freedom serves them well as cover for their fascist tactics, but also makes them especially fear exposure for what they are and what they have done against their own people.
Mind control victims themselves can be somewhat difficult to work with, and for good reason. They have survived and are still coping with almost unimaginable torture experiences and the associated psychological and physical trauma (these would be called torture sequelae, but the torture generally has not stopped and is ongoing). They have been betrayed in the worst way imaginable by their own people. They have been exploited and been put through experiences meant to demean them. They have been slandered, blackmailed, and threatened. They have had their minds repeatedly violated and often their bodies as well. They have seen provocateurs disrupting anything that looks like it might achieve something and know all too well about infiltration. They have watched their society and seen how pervasive this modern-day system of torture and exploitation is in the United States. They tend not to be financially well-off, for obvious reasons. They have often had such incredible and hard-to-believe experiences on an ongoing basis that they do not even mention the most outrageous ones, knowing they will face ridicule enough for describing their other experiences.
There are victims of various sorts of mind control experiments and operations, from childhood induced trauma and conditioning, to hypnosis abuses, to electromagnetic harassment, to covert drugging, to implanted devices, to street theater to... In short, any sort of mind control technology and technique the government has wanted to test it has tested on its unconsenting citizens. Thus there are many different experiences, or clusters, of mind control victims. The people themselves have varied backgrounds and have as an unfortunate commonality that for whatever reason they were singled out and tortured. There are some victims who have suffered brain damage and severe psychological problems as a result of their torture. There also are truly mentally ill people, true kooks, and provocateurs impersonating both to help discredit the real victims. Many victims have a history of some connection to the military or to an intelligence agency, which is sad but not surprising, and thus face realistic suspicions that they are agents or plants. Altogether these factors point to why mind control victims are reluctant to trust anyone, much less someone claiming to be or touted as their leader. Thus there is currently a sort of leaderless resistance to mind control, which I hope can be more effective than it currently is.
Mind control victims are very much like prisoners of war who have been tortured. The difference is that they generally do not know why they have been tortured, they do not have their own army or support system, and they have been tortured by citizens of their own country. That, and the torture is generally ongoing and has not stopped. Rather than any sort of sympathy or respect for having ``served their country'' by being selected for exploitation and torture for the sake of what is billed as ``national security'' or ``freedom,'' these veterans of mind control abuse are subjected to ridicule and abuse. The psychological torture, and often the physical torture, is ongoing.
The torture victims are supposed to second guess the reason for their torture. Why were they selected? What is so special about them? Their being selected for torture might even be portrayed as some sort of flattering attention that needs a special explanation, lest they be accused of having delusions of grandeur.
State and Societal Methods to Continue and Conceal Ongoing Mind Control OperationsThe primary method used to conceal and continue ongoing mind control operations is secrecy. The weapons used are highly classified, and those who abuse them to summarily torture American citizens benefit from a conspiracy -- as defined in the dictionary -- to conceal their crimes. Secrecy is the American passion; it is the way the United States institutes fascist repression against its citizens while pretending to be a democracy respecting human rights. Secrecy has only grown more entrenched in the U.S. since some of the mind control abuses against citizens were exposed in the 1970s.
The psychiatric and psychological communities are also used as tools in the repression and torture of American citizens. Sometimes wittingly, sometimes unwittingly, mental health workers aid in and help cover up mind control operations in the United States. First, these communities aid in the repression by advertising mental illnesses and their symptoms while ignoring technological means for inflicting the same symptoms. They ignore the reality of government harassment campaigns and nonconsensual experimentation on the public. This lays the groundwork for mind control victims to be labeled as mentally ill and dismissed, or for some half-educated person to think they are helping by suggesting the victim ``get psychiatric help.'' Deniability is one of the first principles of covert action, and inflicting torture which mimics the symptoms of mental illness is not especially novel. The deniability is preserved by publicizing mental illnesses while denying mind control technology and harassment techniques.
Secondly, the mental health community aids in repression by directly diagnosing and even institutionalizing against their will people who claim to be mind control victims. This is nothing short of the former Soviet system of using psychiatry to discredit and silence dissidents and others, though with a typical American spin involving layers of lies and secrecy. There truly are mentally ill people, and their illnesses are unfortunately used as cover lies for torture. This is just another sad reflection on a profession sworn to ``do no harm.'' Aside from a few trusted practitioners, the mental health community and system should be considered collaborators in American repression, at least until their diagnostic manuals have entries for electronic and other mind control, nonconsensual experimentation, and trauma and torture sequelae due to harassment campaigns like those the U.S. government has carried out for years against its own people. The psychiatric community is used to enforce belief in the socially demanded delusion that the U.S. government does not engage in extrajudicial torture and harassment of its own citizens (and the delusion that the psychiatric community does not have years of mind control blood on its hands).
Next, there is the American press. These liars participate in coverups of all sorts of intelligence community atrocities, while at the same time preaching about freedom of the press and their mythical watchdog roles. A recent canonical example is provided by the mainstream papers' attempts at discrediting and smearing the few journalists who dared to report CIA knowledge of Contra drug trafficking -- even though it was already known from Senate hearings years earlier. [In an interesting two-birds scenario, at the same time this cocaine was being imported the zero-tolerance just-say-no campaign was going full force, and our prisons were being filled to world-record levels with inner city users and sellers of some of this same cocaine.] Even when the CIA finally admitted as much in its own reports, the press would not report it accurately, let alone apologize to the actual reporters they had smeared. This is what the dictionary and the law define as a conspiracy. Most media outlets in the U.S. are de facto propaganda outlets for the government, especially for the intelligence agencies. The shameful refusal of the press to cover human radiation experiments by the government for almost a decade after the information was released by a Congressional committee is another canonical example, perhaps even closer to the case of mind control torture.
Not only will the press not openly report ongoing mind control abuses and torture, many in the press act as apologists for it and even as participants in the torture. Many mind control victims have become very familiar with the way that symbols and codewords are used to both let the victims know they are under surveillance and to attempt to smear and discredit them. This coded and between-the-lines speech is apparently standard issue in the intelligence and diplomatic communities, while ordinary citizens tend to scoff at the notion of basic ``English 101''-type symbolism being used by journalists and spies. Deniability is the principle. Have your cake and deny it too.
The techniques for deniable smears include making the smears either be so specific or so general that they can be denied -- and these deniable smears can be distributed across the entire media spectrum like other concerted propaganda campaigns. An example of the specific sense would be what the victim ate last night or what the victim's spouse said during sex (intended to harass and goad). The general smear could be general stories about things the victim has recently done or been interested in. These are deniable, though the victim knows, and is supposed to know, but cannot say or do much for fear of being called insane. This is combined with symbolic and between-the-lines ``stories'' dealing with the victim in a deniable way, smears by juxtaposition, soundalike phrases, and the whole bag of psyop tricks and ways to communicate (or in this case harass) between the lines. [When you start to pick up the messages between the lines, be aware that there are often more lies between the lines than on them.] Some of these smears are so stupid that you would laugh in the torturer's face if the smear did not reveal human rights violations against the victim or you did not know the absolutely vicious intent the torturer had.
The press techniques used mirror some of those reported to have been used by the CIA in manipulating South and Central American populations via psychological operations carried out through the media. It is no surprise at all that these techniques would have been brought back and diffused into the U.S. covert political reality. Who is watching the spies and national security complex in the current political climate? The American press consists of some of the most arrogant, manipulative, thin-skinned, and provincial people imaginable, always rationalizing away their own criminal complicity in crimes against humanity. The few exceptions know who they are.
To discredit mind control victims, the media will play them up as schizophrenic kooks. Acts of physical and psychological terror by the government are ignored, while those speaking out against such terror are ridiculed. The United States is so transparent in its propaganda it is amazing anyone is gullible enough to believe it, except that it is so pervasive. Many Americans fall for the lies and misinformation because they have been so inundated with propaganda and lies for all of their lives that they cling to their adult Santa Clauses and refuse to confront differing facts.
In a larger sense, the press engages in what Jeff Cohen has called propaganda from the center. I would modify that by saying that the press and the government engage in both propaganda and terrorism from the phony center. The phony center is the place where the system works. It is the place where no human rights violations happen within the U.S., and where everything runs smoothly so businesses and corporations can go on making money. It is not Republican or Democratic. It is the status quo minus all the unfortunate and ugly realities and events that might cause ripples. Crime and crime coverage fit right into the phony center, though, because this gives the system some bad guys to chase and catch, showing how the system works and even polices itself. State crimes are almost never mentioned, and white-collar crimes are not mentioned often. It is mostly crimes by people who are in what might be called the lower classes, except that in the phony center there is no such thing as class in America. Crime coverage also serves very effectively to scare the public, so they will willingly accede to authority and, increasingly of late, surrender more of their liberties. (There are also the high-profile ``entertainment crimes'' which can displace real news for months.) Terrorism from the center is any act of terrorism that tends to reinforce the impression of the phony center. It can serve to discredit ``extremists'' as well as to terrorize dissidents who might threaten the power of the elites. This terrorism might include public acts to be misreported on the news or cointelpro actions secretly carried out against people and groups.
In the service of the phony center, the press also utilizes a ``triangulation strategy'' to soften and minimize the most egregious atrocities taking place in the country. If there were a chance that people might learn of the secret government literally holding people as electronic slaves in distributed concentration camps created from the victim's own homes and minds, the CIA would be portrayed as fighting the slave trade overseas. See, I cannot argue with fighting slavery overseas. It is a good thing, assuming it is real and not just more PR propaganda. But now it has purposely distracted from the domestic abuses. The general rule is to triangulate by emphasizing something similar to the domestic problem except that it is not quite so bad or is committed by bad criminals the government is chasing or by foreign groups or governments. It masks the most serious abuses (people can only concentrate on so many things). Someone not familiar with the idea of masking by triangulation might even think someone in the press was trying to help but, gosh, here at least is a watered-down something.
Triangulation here is similar to the ``limited hang-out'' strategy so often used by intelligence agencies when they fear worse exposures of their crimes. That is, they admit a few abuses that are bad but hardly the worst abuses or the bulk of the abuses, play up those admissions for a time, and then declare that ``it's time to move on.'' Amazingly enough, after a few years they often begin denying and hiding the few admissions they actually made and we have what Robert Parry has called lost history (though most of the actual history was never revealed anyway).
Finally, in denying and covering up mind control crimes there are witting ``assets'' and collaborators in all parts of society. To say it is Stasi-like is not going too far. Some are profiting directly from this exploitation and enslavement, while others profit indirectly or hope to not become another victim by collaborating. Too many Americans are just plain cruel and barbaric. There are ``assets,'' apologists, and collaborators in the advertising and entertainment businesses, in academia, in science and engineering, anywhere you might look. Some are likely just following the cues of the unspoken dialogue and symbolism, while others are directly connected. Some may be mind control victims themselves, aware of it or not. This is a real, live conspiracy of the sort that Americans love to ridicule others for pointing out. I do not put anything past people who would participate in systematic torture, including manufacturing news ``events'' for distracting, discrediting, and as a launching point for their desired spin.
Consider that the Church report only scratched the surface of the abuses then, and that things got worse through the 80s and 90s, and you may get some inkling of the true situation.
Methods of Protest and ResistanceThis is a listing of various possible methods to protest and resist the crime against humanity that mind control torture really is. They are listed very roughly in order of increasing severity and confrontation. They are not mutually exclusive, of course, and several or many could and should be employed at once. I would urge people not to act in rage, especially on some of the more extreme actions. Acting in rage may result in your being manipulated by others. Any actions should be undertaken with premeditated thought and understanding of the implications. On the more extreme actions there is no rush (unless you feel like it, with your true free mind). Be prepared from the start for the long term, and keep your eyes on the prize, so to speak.
Contacting law enforcement, like the FBI. This is typically the first thing someone does when a violent crime has been committed. (It may take a mind control victim some time to realize what is going on, and that such vicious mind manipulations are in fact being directed against him or her in a concerted manner. That is, it may take some time to realize that it can and does ``happen here'' even though we do not see such crimes openly reported in the paper or on the evening news.) In the case of mind control and electromagnetic harassment crimes this option has proved to be of no value whatsoever. I do not know of one case where this resulted in any investigation or anything other than polite dismissal, at the very best. Some mind control victims are afraid to contact the authorities. This may be because they fear further abuse or fear that any investigation will turn against them when back channels are utilized by their torturers. Psyops typically employ such threats, including blackmail threats based on anything observed over years of torture/surveillance, physical threats against loved ones, and purposely instilled distrust of anyone who might be able to help.
There is also good reason to believe that the FBI is in fact directly involved as the harasser in many cases. Historically, the FBI has made both a study and a practice of targeting and harassing American citizens. The FBI without a doubt knows about the sort of electronic weaponry that many victims say has been used to harass and torture them. They have held classified conferences where they discuss such weapons and plan for sharing this technology with other law enforcement agencies -- yet they still deny that the technology exists. These would be called secret police tactics in most other nations, but the perception management of the American citizenry requires that such descriptions not become commonly used here.
Legal actions. When the authorities are no help, many people turn to the judicial system for relief. First, one has to find a lawyer willing to take the case. This can be difficult in itself, as many lawyers either refuse to believe the victims or else want nothing to do with challenging the secret government. Even lawyers willing to take the cases may lack the specific expertise needed in national security law. Assuming a lawyer has been found, there remains the problem of gathering evidence for use in court -- evidence of a crime that has been tailored over the years precisely not to leave such evidence. Surveillance and harassment will be used to attempt to thwart any effective actions of the victim, he or she will not be able to act in private, and certainly will not be allowed private counsel with lawyer-client privilege. Finally, assuming a lawyer has been found and a case put together there remains the problem that the courts are heavily stacked in favor of secret government agencies.
At some point, if any progress is being made at all, there will be a claim of national security and the government will move for dismissal. If the victim is lucky enough to get to this stage the trial will be dragged out for years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars -- all while the torture goes on and the victim's whole life is derailed and devoted to regaining his or her fundamental human rights. (This process in practice reveals what a farce the American participation in international treaties like those against torture and slavery is, since the U.S. claims that its current laws, Constitution, and courts provide implementation of these protections for its citizens.)
A common misconception is that there is no law against what the mind control torturers are doing, that it is somehow ``legal.'' While it would be helpful and useful to have new laws on the books to more specifically protect the mind control victims and make people aware of such crimes, there are plenty of laws currently on the books that could be used to stop the torture and punish the torturers. In American law it a matter of if there is a will there is a way. (This is illustrated in the selective prosecutions and in the ignoring of the clear crimes of the powerful that happens all the time in American ``justice.'') While this trend that mocks the rule of law usually works against justice, if we can generate the political will we may be able to get some justice.
Letter writing, direct contact with legislators. In a functioning representative government, citizens should be able to contact their representatives when the usual system has failed them. Mind control victims can indeed contact their representatives, but to little effect. Some representatives simply ignore or throw away letters from mind control victims. Others may make a few inquiries that get nowhere and then give up. The political facts are that most representatives have almost no power when it comes to investigating abuses of the intelligence apparatus (though they do not want to let on that they are powerless in that regard). Some representatives have been co-opted into the intelligence community and actually run interference for the agencies rather than representing their constituents who are undergoing torture. This is terribly expedient for them, since they know they cannot be held accountable for actions they take in secret. (Some representatives may just be naive and fall for the slide shows of lies that spies like to give to representatives in secret sessions, knowing that no one has the chance to counter their misinformation.) Nonetheless, one can hope that there are some decent people left in government who recognize what is happening. Phone calls and paper letters to legislators tend to be more effective than email.
Our nation is wealthy and we are continually assured that the economy is good. The cold war supposedly ended. If the American political system cannot deal with the nation's continuing atrocities under these conditions, when can it?
Direct political activity. Voting is only a part of the direct political activities that can be undertaken. The problem is the lack of candidates and politicians willing to deal with these issues. Even a few politicians with real spines, not worried about their own reelection but about doing what is right, could start to make a difference. For now, working at the primary and grass-roots level may be more effective than waiting until the standard Democrat and Republican are selected and presented as a choice. Third parties can bring new issues to the table. If we can figure out who in the government is secretly anti-human rights we can work to ensure that those people are not reelected, since they have no place in public government -- and if they are themselves responsible for torture they belong in prison. The barrier here is the abuse of secrecy in government to keep the public from knowing. If we could get a few roll-call votes on important human rights issues those could be used as a voting guide -- but always watch out for phony legislation designed only to give the illusion of human rights support. The important part of the voting is not just your single vote but to campaign tirelessly yourself and with others against modern-day Nazis hiding anywhere in government.
Appeals to human rights organizations. Mind control victims have appealed to human rights organizations for years, trying to get them to focus their attention on domestic, covert human rights abuses. For years they have been rebuffed or ignored. Human rights organizations, many based in the U.S., freely point their fingers at human rights abuses overseas while ignoring domestic human rights abuses and victims. Recently, though, there has been some progress made in getting a few organizations to begin to address these abuses. It is only a small step so far, but at least it is something. As far as I know no organizations have dealt directly with the issues of mind control victims (even those acknowledged by the government). The World Organization Against Torture, USA, did recently discuss human experimentation without consent in its report on American compliance with the Convention Against Torture. Continued appeals to other groups to follow this lead and to deal directly with mind control issues may be productive. Remember, though, that the setting up of phony front organizations, groups, and ``charities'' is a long practiced way to co-opt, control, and neutralize opposition.
Appeals to the press. The American press has already been discussed at length in this essay. Nonetheless, there are still a few decent people in the press acting as real journalists who may have the ability to get the truth out. People should also support those decent journalists if the propagandist media turns on them, and remember who the propagandists are. Support press organizations who tell the hard but important truths.
Appeals to churches, religious organizations and other groups who might be sympathetic. You can appeal to your minister, priest, rabbi, roshi, etc., and the congregation, sangha, or whatever the congregants are called, in the name of whatever God or spirit or force or practice the religion worships or advocates. Most religions at least give lip service to human rights. It might help. You cannot have freedom of religion without the freedom of thought, and some religious people have the sense to understand this.
Some victims can also be helped, at least helped to cope with the torture, by practicing whatever faith they still follow or believe. It is important to always know that this has nothing to do with the Nazi pigs playing at God and trying to steal away human dignity and free will.
I have thought for some time that mind control survivors might benefit from contact with Holocaust survivors, if only to hear how they have coped for so many years with the knowledge that their fellow human beings and countrymen tried to exterminate them. How this lasting scar affected their families and views (after their torture ordeal was actually over). I would hope they at least see that these are Auchwitz-level atrocities, being committed for decade after decade here in the U.S. But not everyone you think ought to understand something will, and we are all embedded in a lying propaganda society.
Teaching and educating the public. One thing mind control victims can do is to try to teach and educate the public about the sorts of abuses that have taken place in the past, as well as those which are ongoing. The media and standard educational systems barely touch on these abuses. Much of the technology involved in some of the abuse is actively denied, even that which is definitely known to exist. There is no corresponding lack of education regarding mental illnesses, which tend to be used to dismiss and ridicule claims of mind control abuse. Possible methods are leaflets and flyers, web sites, mailing lists, bumper stickers (``Visualize Domestic State-Sponsored Terrorists in Prison''), and so forth, as well as just broaching this forbidden topic in polite company. Trying to inform and work with scientists, engineers, psychiatrists, historians, decent military people, real journalists, etc., could be helpful.
Teach the young, if no one else, that their elders and societal leaders -- and in some cases their own parents -- are stinking hypocrite liars who are in league with Nazi-style criminals and torturers. Teach them what ``adulthood'' really means in a sick society based on lies. This is the case just from known and acknowledged facts, though one has to dig a bit to find them out in our information-controlled society. Think about when and how, in the process of growing up, some people ``put on the swastika armband'' -- and how it can be prevented.
Do not back away from mental illness just because it has been used as a cover lie for experimentation and abuse. This Soviet-style repression is a reflection on American society and not on the unfortunate people repressed in that manner. The truly mentally ill have it bad enough without their government and society using their illnesses as a cover for torture and repression. Not to mention the psychological scars inflicted by torture on its victims.
If nothing else, record what has happened and what is happening for the sake of history. Ethical standards were not ``different back then,'' when back then is now (a favorite excuse of apologists). Make it so that years from now any historian looking back will have to evaluate the lies and speeches of the current politicians taking into account the vicious atrocities they are complicit in. People so small as to support slavery and exploitation, implicitly or explicitly, in the twenty-first century -- not the 1850s. ``Never again'' as an empty slogan (or referring to historical Nazi conditions that are never likely to happen again exactly) is worse than nothing, especially if it helps in dismissing current atrocities that can ``never again happen'' but really are happening. Or if it gives a misleading and false sense that someone might care and take some action when new atrocities arise.
Researching mind control technologies and techniques. Gathering any and all evidence and information on mind control harassment and technology is a very positive thing, and I encourage it wholeheartedly. One should not, though, mistake this for some preliminary step that must be ``completed'' before any other action can be taken. The main problem now is a political one, not a technical one to show that the covert harassment and devices exist. That it exists is clear to anyone who has really looked into the situation. Those with a vested interest in denial will deny forever if they have the chance.
Art. Various artistic media can be used to help people understand, feel, and act. It can also help victims heal somewhat from the ongoing abuse. But government propagandists can form rock bands, paint paintings, etc., too. Perhaps more importantly, the propagandists can help market any artists who are willing to sell their souls to torturers for some fame and money -- or whose messages unwittingly happen to fit in with the propagandists' current campaign.
Formal lobbying. These days in Washington it takes money and connected lobbyists to get anything done. If the money became available to a person or group involved in resisting mind control abuses it might be worth hiring a professional lobbying firm. That firm would have the connections to at least get the message heard in the corridors of power that American citizens are being tortured and perhaps we should stop it. I do not see such large sums of money materializing anytime soon, and mainly this is a cynical and true comment on the U.S. government up for sale. (Slaves forced to buy their own freedom?)
Publicity stunts. Sometimes it can take outrageous stunts to get media attention. News is entertainment, after all, and sometimes entertainment and ratings can be productively leveraged against the prerogative of protecting the national security establishment. (Perhaps I should say phony national security establishment, since ``national security'' is only a buzzword that has long been rendered meaningless and divorced from anything of the sort. Like ``sources and methods'' it is a magical incantation that means ``I am not telling you anything, and watch out if you push it.'')
Greenpeace used to use publicity stunts to excellent effect. One can hang huge signs, for example. Vietnam war protesters used to claim that squirt guns full of water actually had LSD in them, or they would ``levitate'' the Pentagon. How about spamming millions of people to alert them to human rights abuses, rather than try to sell them the usual ripoff? A problem with this approach in resisting mind control fascism is that it might play into claims that it was just some nutty schizophrenic acting up: ``We can laugh at it and get some ratings points, but we all know that it is just some poor deluded mentally ill person.''
Something like a hunger strike is hardly a ``stunt,'' but it can bring attention to the matter and make clear what a life or death situation it is. In the callous culture of the U.S. today a hunger strike tends not to have much effect on the public at large, and will even bring on ridicule. It does inform the hunger striker's family, friends, and acquaintances, in a very painful way (that sometimes is necessary). Unfortunately, a mind control victim has to consider that he or she might not even be allowed the freedom to starve to death: claims of mental illness might be used to forcibly stop the hunger striker at some point as well as to discredit the powerful protest. (This might even be done by a ``well-meaning,'' ill-informed, or complicitous family member, supposedly for the victim's ``own good.'')
Appealing to world opinion and international organizations. Organizations like the World Court can be petitioned for redress against the United States. The U.S. ignores international law, of course, unless it suits American interests, so any progress here would be strong but largely symbolic. The U.S. also manipulates international organizations in myriad ways and with lots of money. One can also appeal to foreign governments, but they are not likely to respond openly for fear of the U.S. or because they have an interest in the continuation of the mind control abuses and secrecy. Appealing directly to citizens of other countries may be helpful, because their media may be freer to report on American abuses and they may be freer to speak out and take actions to help the mind control victims.
Calls for boycotts. Boycotts could be called against any companies known to be involved in producing mind control equipment or in covering up the ongoing atrocities. This might include weapons producers, newspapers, psychological organizations, etc. Beyond this, there could be a general call for people around the world to avoid buying American products and traveling to the United States. Tourists could be asked not to indirectly support the current repressive regime in the U.S., and warned that they might take home more than just memories in their heads. As with all boycotts, if they are successful some innocent people will be penalized. Some economic hardship hardly compares to the suffering of the victims of the criminal American government, and segments of American society that profit directly or indirectly from this ongoing crime and repression that they ignore. (Perhaps I should not say that, since in the United States profits trump all suffering, torture, and exploitation.) To be successful, of course, a boycott needs to be well-advertised and have a number of people willing to keep promoting it.
Street protests. Taking to the streets with signs and chants is a classic means of protest. Citizens who pass by wonder what is going on, and can be given literature. A large demonstration may get some notice in the local press. This could be an effective method for drawing more attention to the problem. It does take some organization to put together a demonstration, and investigation of local laws for conducting demonstrations. A fair number of people need to be in the same geographic area or willing to travel there. The government has also in the past few decades studied and refined techniques to disrupt and discredit street protests, and developed a whole new generation of crowd-control weapons.
Building demonstration weapons. One technique to get beyond the denials that mind control technology exists is to build demonstration weapons. If someone were to build a microwave voice projection weapon and publicly demonstrate it, it might get some publicity and might make people aware of the very real threat that such weapons pose. This still might not get through to hard-headed types with no imagination or empathy who cannot understand -- or pretend not to understand -- the extreme violation of having one's mind tampered with even when inside one's home, potentially at any time of the day or night. That is, the horror of not being able to trust your own thoughts, of being aversively conditioned by nonconsensual behavior modification inside your home, and of knowing that your tormentors are purposely inflicting psychological damage on you. All this taking place in a society that pretends it is not happening, where the economy is good so everything must be all right, and where the rhetoric all drips with mention of freedom, liberty, and human rights.
On the positive side, it would not take especially advanced technology to demonstrate to people the basic capacity to turn someone's home into a personal concentration camp. Basic electronic surveillance coupled with an aversive stimulus generator like a targetable microwave beam able to interfere with heart rhythms would suffice. One could throw in devices based on the microwave hearing principle for good measure.
On the negative side is the money and expertise required. Most victims, like most citizens, are not technically trained and even those who are may lack the specific training to design and construct such specialized devices. Testing would also be necessary, and unlike the government's methods I do not think randomly selected people should be used as guinea pigs. As a matter of safety I might suggest testing a microwave voice projection device on dogs who were trained to obey spoken commands. If they would perform their tricks with no other cues than the microwave induced commands played from an audio tape it could reasonably be assumed that they heard the command (or at least perceived the microwave stimulation if correct responses to the microwave signals are reinforced).
An added benefit of this animal testing, or of stating an intention to do such testing, is that it would generate outrage. Americans can be totally indifferent when human beings are being systematically tortured for years on end, but let them hear that you might fry a dog's brain and they would suddenly be outraged and appalled. [We are human beings interacting in a human society; that is why human rights are so important. For example, if animal rights activists were to begin to make serious progress in their cause, and were then seen as a threat rather than as a useful but harmless distraction for people who might otherwise seriously challenge the state, they would soon find their human rights to speak, associate, and organize to be in grave peril.] Practically speaking the frequencies for dog skulls may differ from those of humans. And of course these weapons have already been tested for years both on animals and humans by their developers.
Another negative to demonstration weapons is that even after all the demonstrations the public may still be indifferent. The usual naysayers would say that now you have demonstrated this one method, but that it still does not explain effect X or Y that a given victim has experienced. Or else they would say that now all you have to do is shield against microwaves or measure them to get tangible proof. But microwaves used in this fashion are only one small (and perhaps long obsolete) part of the arsenal of electromagnetic and acoustic weapons that can be used in mind control operations. It is a losing proposition for a few poorly funded citizens to attempt to re-engineer all the results of literally decades of research on which billions of dollars have been directly or indirectly spent. Building demonstration weapons might further the proliferation of these denied weapons, but they are out there already.
As far as getting attention, imagine the following scenario. Suppose someone built, or simply claimed to have built, a subliminal influencing device capable of subtly influencing a whole town full of people -- perhaps by generating some form of modulated ELF radiation. Suppose they then claimed that they were going to turn it on full blast on the day before a general election. That might at least get people thinking about the fragility of democracy (and with truly advanced technology the farce of democracy) when such weapons are shrouded in secrecy and used on the general population.
Leaving the country. I am sure that most people who have been victimized by state-sanctioned terror here in the United States have thought at some point about leaving the country. Others who know what really goes on here have probably thought about it too. There is some resistance to being driven out of one's homeland, especially when you only want your fundamental human rights. This is especially true in the United States where we enshrine the Bill of Rights while at the same time having secret torture squads to covertly trample it. Most people have family and friends in their country and region, if the torturers do not succeed in isolating the victim like they try to do.
One problem with leaving the country is where to go. Where does the long arm of U.S. covert action not reach? Where do satellites not pass overhead regularly? What country would the U.S. not carry out covert actions in, even if the local government were opposed to it? Going overseas might even make the harassment and surveillance legal under U.S. law (for what that is worth since those laws are either ignored or have been rendered impotent anyway). On the other hand, some places might provide more freedom to live, work, and think, and to continue working against the U.S. mind control tyranny from exile.
Currently, most countries would probably not grant official political asylum since it would be a slap in the face of a powerful and vengeful United States government. While other governments surely know of the technological advancements in mind control technology, they also participate in the denials of its existence. In some sense, there is a conspiracy of governments and intelligence agencies around the world against the ordinary citizens around the world. Some countries are as repressive in other ways as the United States is to its mind control victims, and so one would hesitate to leave one form of fascism for another -- depending on the level of torture being imposed. [Morons like to use this as some sort of excuse for American atrocities: ``See, we are not the absolute worst country in the world.'' Worst or not, Americans are the biggest hypocrites and rank right up there with the worst torturers.]
There is uncertainty about whether there is any place one can go to escape the torture and surveillance. There may be psyops aimed at keeping some victims from leaving the country, especially if they might obtain something like MRI evidence of what was done to them here or if their exploitation is considered especially valuable. There may also be psyops aimed at getting other people to leave the country if they are making too many waves here. In the ways of American society, one might be subjected to playground taunts for leaving, like you are ``running away from a fight,'' and so forth. Playground taunts mean nothing compared to having ones mind, life, and family constantly violated and I would not hold it against anyone if they took the next plane out. I may yet do the same.
Civil disobedience. Historically, civil disobedience has included actions like people chaining themselves to doorways, blocking traffic, and trespassing on government property to protest its policies. Other possible actions might include painting anti-mind control graffiti on walls, buildings and monuments. Civil disobedience might also include using the judicial system in ways to purposely slow it down and interfere with its normal operation, as a protest against its unwillingness to deal with government atrocities. I have wondered at times about the engineering feasibility of putting a cable around the neck of the Lincoln monument and pulling its head off with a pickup truck. (Not as a protest against Lincoln or emancipation but to tear down a symbol of stinking American hypocrisy.) You know how Goebbels will portray this.
Tax revolt. This is essentially a form of civil disobedience, to refuse to pay taxes to the illegitimate government that tortures and holds its own citizens as slaves. Having to pay the torturers' salaries is like adding insult to injury. Morally there is nothing wrong with a truly conscientious decision not to pay taxes to an illegitimate occupation government, but practically speaking this may not be the best way to resist. Setting people up for politically motivated audits is an old American trick, and if there is something there for auditors to catch it is that much more effective.
If the IRS agents cart you off to jail for tax evasion you will likely not get out the message you would have wanted to. Tax collectors, like law enforcement officers, would also still be necessary under a legitimate government. In a sense they are the pawns of the people really calling the shots (which is not to excuse knowing abuses by such officials). The people calling the shots would love to incite a proxy war between, say, police officers and demonstrators because they then have discredited the demonstrators, hardened the police citizens and other citizens against the cause of the demonstrators, and gained a platform for more militarization of law enforcement.
Economic sabotage. The ancient Egyptians would not free Moses' people until a host of plagues was called down on their kingdom. Human nature has not changed since then, and Americans have a long and sad history of clinging to blatantly exploitative practices at all costs -- while always pontificating about freedom. Some people might decide that if they are not allowed to receive equal benefits in a society then those who implicitly or explicitly benefit from their exploitation should not have the fruits of that exploitation. The idea of economic sabotage is to disrupt the economy and cost it money. Americans, at least those in charge, simply do not care about the cries of domestic torture victims. What they do care about is money. The idea then is to make their repression and torture cost them money. In some sense this is the same philosophy as in calling for boycotts, but more direct. This is the first of the ideas on the list that the American state-sponsored terrorists and propagandists would likely shout ``terrorist'' about.
To conduct such economic sabotage it first has to be clear to those in charge (and preferably to the public at large) what was done and why it was done. Let me describe an example where one or a few people can incur huge costs. It is only an example, of course. Suppose someone were able to obtain a quantity of toxic waste, for example several drums of PCBs. Suppose they then drove around a major city at night spreading those chemicals and then announced to a newspaper, to authorities, and on the internet what they had done it and why. Publicity is important here because otherwise the government could ignore it like it does so many other things. It could then take literally tens or hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up that toxic waste. The idea is to cost money, and not to harm people, so this particular plan would have to be tailored for that. As for environmentalists who might react with horror to this very suggestion, I feel about the same to them as I do toward animal rights activists who are horrified that a dog might be experimented on: There are human beings being subjected to systematic, long term torture. I'll take their outrage too, as preferable to their indifference to vicious ongoing atrocities. Environmental activists have been the target of enough cointelpro actions that they should be in a better position than many others to understand something about the daily torture inflicted on mind control victims.
Various economic sabotage methods have been perfected and practiced by covert organizations like the CIA for years. If nothing else, this is telling about how segments of the U.S. government think. One can obtain good insights into these methods by studying the methods the U.S. used to destroy the Cuban economy covertly (thus ``proving'' the Cuban government a failure). For example, introducing a crop pest into a major growing region can ultimately cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Much of the American infrastructure is vulnerable, from power stations to gas lines to water supplies.
Even though these are tried and true CIA methods, used on peasants and ordinary men, women, and children around the world to incite unrest against their governments, a drawback is that the American propaganda machine will portray these as terrorist acts rather than as acts of freedom fighters. If these acts so much as cause the hair on someone's head to get ruffled, the film crews will roll and the same media that would not touch years of systematic domestic torture will have a field day empathizing with and pointing out the ruffled hair inflicted by those horrible terrorists.
One predictable consequence would be for those feeding at the trough of government to write neat little proposals to obtain money to strengthen and defend the infrastructure -- with the implicit but always unspoken purpose of ``defending'' from possible attack by other Americans fighting against domestic U.S. state-sponsored torture.
Direct violent action. This option is often considered taboo to even mention, but years of American principles actually support the right of the people to resist tyrants who would enslave them. These principles mean something to me, if not to lying hypocrites who think the Constitution is just a big poster to put up behind themselves at a photo op. Sometimes it is a time for war, especially in self-defense against those who would enslave you and violate your home and family. People like to cite Martin Luther King, Jr. as an example of non-violence in practice. First of all, as much as I respect King, I suspect he might not have been nearly as successful as he was if there were not more extreme elements that the elites could consider him as a moderating influence to. Even so, the power elites attempted to replace him with their own puppets, they harassed him, they placed him under surveillance, they spread around embarrassing tapes of him to the press and to their friends attempting to discredit him, and then he was shot dead. The elites finally decided that the day of overt repression and exploitation had passed. So, rather than ending, such exploitation ``went black'' behind a wall of lies, secrecy, and propaganda.
As an example of direct violent action, suppose someone developed a demonstration weapon like a portable microwave beam weapon, and set out to use it against legislators, government officials, and journalists who were deemed to be collaborators or apologists for the torture of innocent American citizens. If nothing else these people would get a good idea of the sort of fascist torture they directly or indirectly support against other Americans.
Thinking along these lines you realize that the secret government already poses such a threat to these people, and that the secret government's weapons are more advanced and can be employed more subtly. This very threat, with or without the blackmail that spies are known for, may be enough to keep these collaborators in the fascist camp. A critical mass of cowards and expedient, greedy, amoral fascists. An aversive directed energy experience in the middle of the night might serve as a ``wake-up call.''
One problem with direct violent action is where and against whom to direct that action. A fortified base or command and control center involved in coordinating or conducting mind control operations, even if its location were known, is not likely to be very vulnerable to anything a regular citizen could muster against it. Any attack would be symbolic at best and quite likely result in the death of the attacker. (Then again, someone driven to suicide anyway by being harassed and tortured might reason that it is better to take one or two of the torturing Nazis with him or her rather than to die alone in misery.) Of course someone under constant surveillance anyway is not going to have the element of surprise.
Beyond these problems, though, there are active efforts by the torturers to conceal the guilty parties and to confuse and misdirect the victims. They would probably think it was really funny to goad someone into attacking a completely innocent person -- or better, a person who for some reason they wanted to see hurt. Suppose a mind control victim took a gun to a government building and shot some people he had determined were complicitous in some way with his torture. First, we all know how the press would play it: a lone nut schizophrenic went crazy and shot someone. His claims of being mind controlled would be held up as supporting that.
Now, the targeted people or organization might be the actual mind controllers, or the person might have been tricked by what is called a deception operation. Suppose the victims were not directly involved, but that they had plenty of collaborator, profiteer, apologist blood on their hands and were easier to get to than cowardly torturers hiding in a fortified bunker. Suppose the mind control victim were crying out from torture to send a message. Would the targeted organization or society at large get the actual message? They might, or they might get another message entirely. They might consider that the person was goaded and directed by the mind controllers into attacking them, and take this as an implicit threat by the mind controllers that they had better not cause any trouble because there are more Manchurians out there.
Besides the direct propaganda use, there would be a greater tendency for members of society to develop a fortress mentality and barricade themselves against the ``ordinary people.'' For example, after targeting a known pseudo-journalist propagandist and torturer, the resulting propaganda storm might be used to drive even the few decent journalists into high-security enclaves and further accelerate their separation from ordinary people that has been going on for some time.
Even assuming that the targeting of directly complicitous torturers could be done correctly, the use of direct violence might be counterproductive. A standard propaganda technique to distract from protest and resistance is to highlight (or create) instances of unpopular groups like racists engaging in similar resistance tactics. The usual propaganda war...
For all these reasons and more, violence is a last resort. When it is realistically the only way to possibly secure fundamental human rights within a tangible time period, though, it is a way that must be taken.
Summary and ConclusionsFirst, I will re-list all of the possible methods for protest and resistance given above. After having read the descriptions above it may be helpful to now see just the paragraph headers all together.
Believe me, I know the sorts of reactions that this essay may cause, both from people who know it is true and from the sorts of people who just cannot believe that their TV would actually deceive them and lie to them. Nonetheless, it must be said and actions must be taken. A current euphemism is that the government is developing non-lethal ``weapons of mass protection,'' but the reality is that these are weapons of mass enslavement. We either arbeit for our freedom or we arbeit for our slavemasters. This is not a short term thing, and all citizens need to be made aware that their remaining freedoms are at risk. No one is going to ``do it for us,'' but if we all do what we can and get others to join in we can change things together. A million small actions can bring about a large positive change; a million wrenches in the works can shut down a corrupt machine.
- Contacting law enforcement, like the FBI.
- Legal actions.
- Letter writing, direct contact with legislators.
- Direct political activity.
- Appeals to human rights organizations.
- Appeals to the press.
- Appeals to churches, religious organizations and other groups who might be sympathetic.
- Teaching and educating the public.
- Researching mind control technologies and techniques.
- Formal lobbying.
- Publicity stunts.
- Appealing to world opinion and international organizations.
- Calls for boycotts.
- Street protests.
- Building demonstration weapons.
- Leaving the country.
- Civil disobedience.
- Tax revolt.
- Economic sabotage.
- Direct violent action.
Everyone has their own special talents, opportunities, and situation, and can focus on what he or she can best do to start setting things right. It can help to form alliances, but beware of alliances that are meant to tear down or discredit real human rights movements such as those against mind control abuses. We cannot afford to tie our demands for basic human rights to anything trivial, though of course I would not put down people for working on other causes too. This is a long term problem which will require a commitment to keep pushing for freedom and justice, so people need to also live the their ``regular'' lives as best as they can at the same time. But focusing only on the equivalent of a highway beautification project in Nazi Germany is not truly a ``good cause.''
We need to try to form alliances with other groups working for fundamental human rights, or who recognize how such rights underlie our entire society. You cannot build any sort of civil, legitimate society without the foundation of human rights. Good people can disagree on many things, but fundamental human rights is not one of them.
It's the torture, stupid. The sorts of things that are being done to people in the U.S. cannot be tolerated in a civilized nation (or any nation). Phony American ``human rights,'' which are only propaganda campaigns for the U.S. to wage against its enemies while ignoring its own abuses, and any others it finds expedient to ignore, are one of the biggest obstacles to actual human rights in the world.