Sunday, September 16, 2012

Psychological Violence

A friend and fellow victim of organized stalking from the Houston area has provided me with the link to a very important video:

This video gives excellent examples of what my friend Medawar calls "psychological violence", where people are forced or coerced in various ways (often by being told outright lies as illustrated here) to believe things they would not ordinarily believe.

Psychological violence is one of the basic tools organized stalkers and organized stalking groups use to get people to participate in acts of stalking and harassment being perpetrated against innocent victims. (Other commonly-used methods for getting people to commit acts of organized stalking include overt threats, financial pressure, and peer pressure.) The video linked above shows very nicely how easily psychological violence can be done, particularly when perpetrators flash official-looking badges and/or i.d.s. And all too often, these badges and i.d.s are the real thing, because lawn enforcement officers and other officials are commonly involved in organized stalking.

Another famous example of psychological violence is the well-known experiment in which test subjects were instructed by persons they believed were in positions of authority to administer what they believed were painful and potentially lethal electric shocks to others. Most of the subjects did this without much hesitation.

I realize that it's not possible to persuade true stalkers to change, because they are mentally ill and get thrills out of committing acts of psychological violence, but I hope others will take the time to check out the above video carefully and thoughtfully, so that if you are approached by someone you believe to be in a position of authority at some time in the future and that person tries to get you to do something you ordinarily would not, you will know to be aware that the person may be attempting to commit acts of psychological violence against you. It's critical that people make the effort to question things and situations that make them feel uncomfortable instead of blindly accepting them, thereby potentially allowing all sorts of evil to be committed.

When I have time, I'll look up the link to Medawar's piece on psychological violence and post the link here. I'll also try to find and post the link to the experiment I mentioned above.


Medawar said...

This may be the one the author means:

or it could this much older one:

Both are worth a read in this context.

And the final link shows a former cabinet colleague of Anthony Charles Lyton Blair, the pathological liar to cap them, finally finding and speaking his own mind once again. Several of Blair's former ministers have said that they realize that certain policies were completely wrong, but they found themselves unable to recognize that fact when discussing the issues in cabinet meetings with Blair.

Mr Blunket expresses a number of thoughts here that he'd never have been allowed to have when he was under Blair's thumb. And just look at the barrage of unjustified hate in the comments afterwards!


Great reference for federal case for virtual stalking and defamation.