For a long time, I've wanted to do a post about why people participate in organized/gang stalking. I'm still researching and thinking about this subject and will probably end up tackling it numerous times as more information about organized stalking comes out and more research into it is done.
I've discussed elsewhere in this blog the general estimates that approximately one-third of the people who participate in the organized stalking of others are mentally ill perpetrators who enjoy persecuting innocent people, roughly another third are people who participate in stalking because they've been lied to or tricked into doing so, and a final third who participate out of fear of becoming victims of stalking themselves. However, in the small community of primarily German immigrants who are intensely clannish and close-knit and always know each others' business very well that I live in, the idea that a third of the people participating in anything at all that requires them to be clueless about what they're involved in is difficult to believe.
In our community, where the majority of citizens do appear to participate in organized stalking, a larger than normal number of the stalkers seem to enjoy the victimizing of others and do most definitely participate with full knowledge of what's actually going on. Most, if not all, of these perpetrators exhibit recognizable signs of psychopathic behavior to various degrees. (For more information on psychopathic traits and how to recognize them, I refer readers to excellent works on the subject by Dr. Hare up in Canada.) Because numerous researchers have noticed strong genetic connections with regard to psychopathic disorders, I believe the intermarriage that has been and continues to be so common in my community may well be breeding larger numbers of psychopaths than in normal populations (and probably more severe ones as well). These people are characterized by their lack of empathy for others, the way they enjoy conning and manipulating others, and many additional traits that are necessary for stalkers, so I suspect that stalking holds a special attraction for these people.
In addition, it's becoming increasingly apparent to those who study persons who enjoy stalking others that there is an extremely strong connection between stalking and homicide, with stalking being considered unrequited murder so that a gradual progression occurs between the two. Obviously, the people who do this are very mentally ill/psychopathic indeed.
While it's difficult to believe that a large portion of our local stalkers are participating due to having been lied to or tricked rather than knowing what's really going on, certainly some of those here who stalk do so because of having been fed false information. Organized stalking cannot exist on any major scale without many of the perpetrators having been lied to and/or manipulated by the psychopaths discussed above. My good friend Medawar, who has spent a lifetime studying organized stalking, has posted an in-depth discussion of how pathological liars actually drive organized stalking by committing what he terms "psychological violence", the forcible hijacking of what normal people think and believe by the use of deception. In an inbred community like ours, with higher than average numbers of psychopaths, the lying and manipulating of others is epidemic, even among lifelong close associates (many of whom are too close to see it?).
Finally, because there is so much serious and completely unchecked crime here due to the numerous and extremely high-level connections locals have (remember that the LBJ ranch and the Bush Museum of the Pacific War are located here, for example), it's clear that significant numbers of local people are participating in organized stalking out of fear of becoming targeted individuals themselves. In such a small community where everyone knows (or believes they know) everyone else's business, people are exposed on a daily basis to the suffering endured by local organized stalking victims and have intimate and detailed knowledge about what's being done to these victims, particularly with regard to illegal surveillance, serious financial crimes, and murder. A strong "keep your head down" mentality exists, and when this fails, reluctant participation is the logical next step for what is perceived (often rightly) as survival.
Notice that I'm staying completely secular in my discussion of why people stalk for now. However, as a committed Christian, I've also been curious about the spiritual aspects of stalking and am deeply concerned about the spiritual conditions of those who practice it. More on that later...
Finally, here is a link to a recent post by another good friend of mine in which someone who is involved in organized stalking at a very high level confesses a good deal of what they and their co-conspirators do. I'm asking readers to take the time to go to this article and read it carefully, because the revelations it contains are detailed and shocking to the unaware. Sadly, in my experience, they are also extremely accurate.
Update: For another take on the subject of why people participate in organized stalking, please see: