As I write this, 3/1/2017, a Google search returns nearly 5 million results for the search term gang stalking:
And, there are some 1.5 million blogs specifically about “gang stalking blog,” which does not include the search term for organized stalking, cause stalking, multi stalking, or other forms of gang stalking blogs:
The numbers above are just a peek in the cupboard and a glimpse into the scope of these operations. It is not in dispute that the numbers of claims are growing, nor is it in dispute that there are narratives and counter-narratives involved. What seems to be in dispute by the few academics who have studied this social control mechanism is whether or not it is organic mental illness, or a counter-narrative that implicates the Martha Mitchell effect, where people who reveal corruption and abuse are labeled as crazy, or diagnosed as schizophrenics.
When one studies information, misinformation and disinformation as well as state functions of population control, a general rule is that theoretically valuable social interests are protected by product and idea placement in the interests of the state. In the case above, notice the placement of the article widely discredited by actual TI’s-the New York Times article by Mike McPhate, which cites an internet poll by Dr. Lorraine Sheridan as evidence that gang stalking claims are a ‘mental illness.’
Interestingly, this link is not the actual NYT link, but rather that the link is from Motherboard, which caters to intellectuals and geeks, rather than the status quo.
This in and of itself is noteworthy, because the issue of claims of gang stalking by ‘official sources’ including Sheridan, are that it is on the increase-meaning that if such claims are indicative of mental illness, much of which has organic biological causes-then why the uptick in claims? This can only be explained by the fact that the cause is NOT organic-that it is in fact a reaction formation to a social condition, a set of particular and articulable stresses and circumstances, or some other explanation.
But what is NOT in doubt, is that there is a huge influence operation afoot running counter-narrative as regards these claims.
Lastly, actual academic research is hard t find on this topic, most likely because like many social issues related to oppression and policing, there simply isn’t any money available in academia to study the issue, as academia is largely subsidized by special interests and the state itself.
Here are the three academic’s I have found who address this topic, and all of them share the trait of downplaying or minimizing it, and diagnosing it as a mental illness. It is important to note as well that the CIA and others funded mind control and torture research through academic institutions similarly situated.
The studies I have found, are all from within the liberal-progressive mindset, and two out of three are women with what could be called feminist approaches to psychology, and the implied marriage these have to police institutions, both of which are themselves heavily infused with aspects of cults. The third that I cite is Dr. Michael Wood, who I wrote about here.
The other two studies:
2) One of the most pernicious attempts I have seen online to discredit the narrative of targeted individuals is that of Elizabeth Dietrich, who believes that the best way to deal with the “mentally ill” who are isolated due to gang stalking, is to cut them off from communication with each other, which is itself a form of punitive psychology.
This is not insignificant, as then, the claims of TI’s and claims of isolation by institutional elements are validated in the gang stalking narrative. Dietrich’s thesis ironically proves my thesis, and the thesis of any who make the claim they are TI’s.
Publication Date 2015
Online social networks-Psychological aspects, Cyberstalking-Psychological aspects, Delusions, Interpersonal relations, Theoretical, Emergent internet trends, Social contagion, Emergent norm theory, Relational theory, Delusional disorder
This study examines emerging concerns about small online social communities that purport to support their members, but which in actuality exacerbate mental health issues. Here, the author focuses on one such community that has gone unstudied: The Gang Stalking community. Here, individuals who seem to suffer from Delusional Disorder come together and discuss their experiences of being stalked by a multitude of people in concert with the sole aim of creating terror in their lives.