From cradle to grave: the East German Stasi stalked babies-and spy novel author John Le Carre

From Mikhail Bulgakov in Russia, hounded by Stalin’s agents for writing the “Gospel for Stalin” aka “the Master and Margherita;” to Ernest Hemingway aka “Papa” in Cuba- to the “Lost Generations” F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota and Paris, followed by intelligence agents of several organizations and institutions; to John Le Carre, of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” fame, intelligence agencies, and communitarian scum as well as the other and frequently competing side/s of fascist/antifa/communist/capitalists work together in the unified purpose of stalking writers.

In this sense, the current attack on free speech, journalists, and  online communicators indicates that writers themselves are “targeted individuals” today much as they were….forever. And it is not surprising the Gloria Naylor, who claimed she was being gang stalked, was also a targeted individual. [ here is a link to the Naylor story on a blog by an actual TI from Chicago, who claims police and other “mysterious stalkers” have tried to frame into a child homicide from 1992]

And Le Carre especially, had a dossier with the East German Stasi that included drawings of his home office, and a description of his safe, and his own father had a dossier in their horde of data that was squeezed out of the willing stoolies of that era. So, we see a pattern in the current and chronic spy apparatus called the NSA-Israel data theft pipeline.

Across the country, people were on the lookout for divergent viewpoints, which were then branded as dangerous to the state. Often to one’s own advantage.

-John Le Carre in 2016 on NPR

While most people have a “fake friend” or two, in a world that has slipped from a democracy to a world that encourages “community policing,” aka snitch culture; and that world augmented with 24/7 social media monitoring, routine and wholesale internet search term and full scale email interception by agencies ranging from the local police to the NSA-Israel data theft pipeline- nearly everyone has a 40% roster of fake friends that work in the military, trolling online speech, but particularly, trolling alternative media and dissenters and activists.

So, to a targeted individual, everyone is a fake friend, or can easily become one after the slander campaigns begin, and worse, these kinds of fake friends carry penalties ranging from psychological and social damage, to imprisonment, and even death.

The Intercept routinely carries stories of how the FBI and any of the various agencies use “profiles” to  target speakers, then, story to create terrorists and other criminals through enticements and inducements, and coercive behavior of all kinds, but the main tool they use is “human frailty, gullibility, and a desire to be liked.”

Related: The Intercept covers the story of “the Unlikely Jihadi,” Harlem Suarez.

Perhaps the best known intelligence stalking of a writer these days is the case of “Papa” Hemingway who fought fascists in Spain, and drank himself to suicide in Cuba (note to researchers of GS: seeing any patterns yet with the suicide thingy?)

In the case of F. Scott Fitzgerald, we see a fairly common, and now routine hounding of a man throughout Minnesota and beyond by left wing European Jews, and intelligence agencies alike, using him as free labour, aka “HUMINT”, and tracking his connections in the era of “Alcohol Prohibition.”

In the case of Mikhail Bulgakov, who was then a famous orchestra conductor and operatic composer, being tailed and harassed by the Stalinist secret services, he notoriously burned his manuscript”The Master and Margherita” several times, as it chronicled the crucifixion of Yeshua through the eyes of coded narratological literary technique, combined with myth. Not surprisingly, it was published 30 years later because the NKVD had preserved a copy!

SO, the case of the intelligence and counter-intelligence staling of John Le Carre, the author of one of the west’s most famous paeans to spying, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,unsurprisingly includes the fact that his father was stalked too.

From “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross:

Novelist John Le Carré Reflects On His Own ‘Legacy’ Of Spying

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Le Carré’s latest book, A Legacy of Spies, revisits some of the characters from his earlier novels, including his most famous protagonist, George Smiley. It follows a protégé of Smiley’s, Peter Guillam, as he re-examines some of his actions from when he was a Cold War spy, including his role in the deaths of another agent and a recruit.

The novel mines the moral tension inherent in espionage — a tension le Carré himself remembers. “I felt I had to suppress my humanity,” he says of his time as a spy. “The lies straight into the face, the befriending, the false befriending. … I suppose I’ve been a lot of people in my 85 years, not all of them very nice people.”

He describes his path from spy to novelist as a “zig-zag journey,” but notes that, ultimately, fiction writing has helped him understand himself better.

“When you really have to put a character together piece-by-piece, what makes it work is a piece of yourself,” he says. “And until that happens, the character doesn’t really have a being at all. So the real joining in fiction writing is that sense of finding all the possibilities of your own character and awarding them in an organized way to the different characters of your creation.”

From Kindergarten to Old Age: A comparison of the inter-generational stalking of John LeCarre and his father-freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose in a nation that foregoes the rule of law

East German society and “snitch culture”from Der Spiegel:

No matter where one shared information, the state would put it to use. The East German reporting system kept track of the country’s citizens from kindergarten, throughout their working lives and even into retirement, via the Volkssolidarität (“People’s Solidarity”) organization, which focused on caring for the elderly. It was part of developing a “socialist personality.” Some began practicing denunciations in childhood, as part of the Young Pioneers, and then as teenagers as part of the FDJ. Files were even kept on schoolchildren: “Wears Western clothes,” “exhibits affinity for punk music,” “demonstrates pacifist attitudes.”

Mutual evaluation, judgment, criticism and self-critique were omnipresent. Across the country, people were on the lookout for divergent viewpoints, which were then branded as dangerous to the state. Often to one’s own advantage.

The losers of this system often didn’t know why their lives suddenly became derailed. After the fall of the Wall, many of them looked for clues in their Stasi files. They wanted to understand why, for example, they were not given a spot in university, why their professional careers suddenly hit a roadblock or why their travel permit was revoked at the last minute. And many were surprised when they found no information at the Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic (BStU), the agency that continues to administer East Germany’s Stasi files today.

Explanations, however, can be found in documents kept in the archives of political parties, factories and universities. There, one learns that skipping a Russian-language class, making an ill-considered comment at the student union or exhibiting a persistent lack of the “proletarian point of view” can all lead to ex-matriculation — which had profound consequences for a lifetime.

And now, back to the story of LeCarre’:

On growing up with a con man dad, and how his childhood prepared him to be a spy

My father was a compulsive liar and in and out of jail, and the people around him were tremendously colorful, amusing people. … I think my own alienation from my environment left me solitary and more reflective; more watchful of other people around me. I think survival, early survival, requires that you have a quick read of people — you can understand them quickly, relate to them quickly, you can scent them in an almost animal way, perhaps sooner, more quickly, than people who had a more settled childhood. So you understand people’s defenses better….

At the age of 5, my mother disappeared. And after that, it was living in the wake of this maverick fellow, who often was enchanting, for a long time. That was my world. … I spent a lot of time, if he left the house, going through his pockets and things, trying to figure out what was going on. We were displaced repeatedly by angry debtors. For quite long periods he was on the run. He was on the run in the United States even, wanted by the forces of the law.

He filled my head with a great lot of truthless material, which I found it necessary to check out as a child, with time. Yes, in that sense, these were the early makings of a spy. … His great passion, which he achieved, was to turn me into a seeming gentleman.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier-Arms Dealer? The interesting case of inter-generational organized stalking and international spying. Seeing any patterns yet?

Some might see the pattern that Jewish communism inserts itself into dialogues within the wider christian capitalist cultures by spying and infiltration, and targeting “influencers” from the hidden bastions of the intelligence communty, down to the lowly local level’s of “community policing.”

In the cases of of every one of the writers above, Jews were instrumental in the stalking and spying on writers, one way or another, as well as influencing them and their politics. Though Lavrentiy Beria-the head of Stalin’s secret police was Jewish, it is possible that it on his orders, or that it was he himself who saved Bulgakov’s manuscript. Or not.

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