Meet Dr. Michael Wood, who writes thoughtful academic analyses about conspiracy theories. In a sea of conspiracy theorists and government disinformation agents, Dr. Wood is a rare, and respectable opinion as regards the “what is” of organized gang stalking. But he is incorrect in relegating it to the realm of mental illness, as much of the actual research demonstrates that organized stalking occurs and is under-reported, but also, because law enforcement collaborates with other institutions to perpetrate it, it remains hidden (here, here, here, here, and here).
Dr Michael Wood, Lecturer in Psychology
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The University of Winchester
Winchester SO22 4NR
Like Dr. Lorraine Sheridan, who has been widely discredited in the online community of targeted individuals, Dr. Wood seems to suffer from bouts of academia, and spells of full spectrum propaganda absorption but once you get past that, he seems to be one of the few rational minds out there who has addressed this topic of research, and he is clearly NOT one of the many CIA, NSA or other alphabet affiliated misinformation specialists with a “Dr.” before their name such as Dr. Robert Duncan, et al, who are as much informative as they are dangerous in the dialectic of gang stalking, as they are actively involved with mind control.
From Dr. Wood’s blog (which analyzes conspiracy theories from the perspective of a psychology lecturer).
If you’ve spent enough time on the Internet (or read the New York Times yesterday), you might have come across the phenomenon of gang stalking – the alleged stalking of particular individuals by organized groups. It might seem like gang stalking is a sort of conspiracy theory, and that we can maybe understand it in the same way that we think about things like the 9/11 Truth Movement and beliefs in UFO coverups. I’m not sure about this. There are some pretty major psychological differences between the two. It’s probably not helpful to conflate run-of-the-mill conspiracy theories, which are not considered to be an indicator of psychopathology, with gang stalking, which is widely considered to be the product of delusional thinking.
….follow the link to learn more.
Dr. Wood is a rare breath of fresh air in the smog that most gang stalking blogs are, and he has a solid background to interpret the data. However, as I stated above, he is also an academic with limited world experience, and as a psychologist, he is clinically trained to avoid the schizophrenic narrative, and the pitfalls of personal narratives, which I have always found to be one of the most interesting failings of psychology, because as much as it is expedient to put people into categories and boxes with labels, schizophrenia is one of the most mis-diagnosed of all mental illnesses.
Then, there is the Martha Mitchell effect, whereby people who describe real life experiences to psychiatrists get diagnosed as nutters, when in fact, they are often whistle blowers, and others with counter-narratives that challenge the powerful. Martha Mitchell famously told her shrink that the Nixon White House was corrupt, then, she was mis-diagnosed, and some have speculated that she was a victim of punitive psychology.
In the case of Dr. Wood’s analyses, he falls short as most of these pundits and bloggers do, because he simply does not appear to have had a life outside of academia long enough to get a glimpse of the real world.
And most interestingly, his work linked above, came out around the same time as the United States government and the British liberals were attacking “fake news,” and decrying all of the conspiracy theories that harmed their pet causes- “All men are rapists-but Bill Clinton is NOT a RAPIST!; while promulgating conspiracy theories of their own ( It was the RUSSIANS! They raped all dese’ emails and dese elections!).
There was a huge push in June of 2016 to discredit those who were experiencing an increase in political gang stalking, sponsored by neocon liberals and academics. In his work he cites one of the most widely discredited narratives ever written about organized gang stalking: the Mike McPhate hit piece that cites Dr. Lorraine Sheridan, a psychological specialist whose work indicates that she sees male sexuality as deviant, and the article which carries one of the most pathetic propaganda poster children for gang stalking ever-Timothy Trespas.
All in all, it’s hard to tell if Dr. Woods politics have clouded his vision, or if his academic training has clouded his ability to discern propaganda from real cases of real people who have been staked and abused. And I am not saying his politics are anything radical or even that I can define, but I can say with certainty that academia leans left, and also has the selective blinders of the AIPAC and other Israel forever war lobbies clouding their vision.
But my best guess is that his approach is the wrong one-for now, and Martha Mitchell is in full effect, and like it or not, academia is a huge cult.And certainly, academia is immune to the concept of “do no harm,” as pertains to propaganda.
On a bright note, he is quite well published, and his opinions appear open to dialogue. I suggest you follow the link above and read more.