Few situations present a more clear picture of institutional sociopaths who are actually somewhere on the scale between narcissistic bullies and full blown psychopaths than that of OGS and targeted individuals. And certainly, the current psychology is just not up with the times, as we face the most intrusive, privacy raping, mind melding force that ever existed: the internet and the Panopticon it has created.
Trauma bonded survivors “can come to find that it can be almost impossible to relate to anyone, even family or old friends, except superficially. There is a biological craving for intensity that no normal relationship will satisfy. This provides a feeling of being totally alone, and totally empty”
Not only do TI’s fit the profile of intelligence agency assets that are easily exploited, but they also fit many criterion for victims of common bullying.
So, my reader might find it interesting that in propaganda operations, the numbers DO indicate certain things to readers who understand the ‘coded’ nature of propaganda, and speech itself. Have a look here, at the use of the number 13 in propaganda, and then, here below for the use of the number 12. I recommend that the reader read the entire post in order to connect my thesis with military grade trauma creation through propaganda, but here below, I have simply focused on the authors number “three”
3) The Big Lie: Spinning a lie so outrageous that others are at a loss where to even begin to refute it.
Narcissists are convinced that whatever they say in the moment is 100 percent true just because they are saying it. Lying often comes naturally. They know that the bigger the lie, the more it may overwhelm others’ critical faculties.
Example: A narcissist when confronted with a credit-card bill evidence of an extra-marital affair: “I’ve never been to that hotel in my life. That hotel is notorious for making up fake check-in records and then blackmailing innocent people like me. There was a big article online about that a while back. You probably saw it. I might even have an email from the hotel trying to blackmail me in my inbox right now. I will fight this slander all the way to the Supreme Court. They will be sorry they ever made up this lie about me.”
And, many in the OGS dialectic complain of narcissistic abuse, which any researcher will readily find to be true based on the many online blogs about this topic; and others seem to relish their positions hidden away on the internet backbone, which gives the psychopath ideal cover to sadistically persecute those whom they target.
Then, in order to comprehend the psychological aspects of it, it is helpful to know with certainty that psychology is, for the most part, not a “hard science,” but is instead, a centuries long attempt at mind control, through labeling theory an especially, through Public Relations, hence the term “pop-psychology.” In other words, psychology is the literal outward manifestation of “the lie that repeats itself so often it becomes a truth,” despite it being a lie in the first place.
And, much like today’s current ideological basis for neverending war, we see that those who bomb others first are “hero’s” and those who suggest better alternatives are “loser’s and badguys.”
So lets filter the dialectic through these two “mental illnesses,” those of narcissism, meeting victims of OGS, through first examining how trite and inaccurate most diagnoses can be, and how the ‘diagnoses’ are little more than labels that indicate conformity or resistance to it, or that indicate ‘ideal personalities’ versus ‘personalities that cannot be easily realized, and then idealized by the observer.”
Look! Even YOU can spot a narcissist! (and based in current propaganda, an male th i no easily conformable to the biological clocks o 20-30 something fertile myrtles is likely to end up being discussed on some internet chat forum by one of these as one of those ‘bad men.’ How dare he find his own life/time/biological impulses more important than my own!)
Now, let’s look at the profile of many TI’s that I personally have encountered, but also, which is evident from reading their blogs online: many TI’s are classic victims of trauma, and then, trauma bonding through narcissistic abuse, aka OGS.
We see time and time again that those who are drawn/coerced/manipulated/blackmailed/pushed/other into the OGS dialectic online have indicated trauma-there are literally too many examples to point at, ranging from drug addicts swept into OGS by LEO’s, or people who have been black bag jobbed by any of the numerous security contractors that derive funding fro the DHS, to prostitutes who have been pushed by hidden forces into online discourse; to whistle blowers whose careers ended when they “did the RIGHT thing.”[the reader can use my search feature to find examples, or just Google it.]
Most sites on bullying document this trauma connection, but here is a bit about trauma bonding from the link directly above- and it cannot be missed that isolation is a factor:
Bonding is a biological and emotional process that makes people more important to each other over time. Unlike love, trust, or attraction, bonding is not something that can be lost. It is cumulative and only gets greater, never smaller. Bonding grows with spending time together, living together, eating together, making love together, having children together, and being together during stress or difficulty. Bad times bond people as strongly as good times, perhaps more so.
Bonding is in part why it is harder to leave an abusive relationship the longer it continues. Bonding makes it hard to enforce boundaries, because it is much harder to keep away from people to whom we have bonded. In leaving a long relationship, it is not always useful to judge the correctness of the decision by how hard it is, because it will always be hard.
Moreover, experiencing together extreme situations and extreme feelings tends to bond people in a special way.. Trauma bonding, a term developed by Patrick Carnes, is the misuse of fear, excitement, sexual feelings, and sexual physiology to entangle another person. Many primary aggressors tend toward extreme behavior and risk taking, and trauma bonding is a factor in their relationships.
Strangely, growing up in an unsafe home makes later unsafe situations have more holding power. This has a biological basis beyond any cognitive learning. It is trauma in one’s history that makes for trauma bonding. Because trauma (and developmental trauma or early relational trauma is epidemic) cause numbing around many aspects of intimacy, traumatized people often respond positively to a dangerous person or situation because it makes them feel. It is neither rational nor irrational. If survivors can come to see that part of the attraction is, while very unwanted, a natural process, they may be able to understand those feelings and manage the situation more intentionally.
An excellent book on the effects of trauma (and repair) is The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk MD
Intense relationships also tend to hijack all of a survivor’s relating capacity. It is like a state of being burnt out. First, while it is very easy to become attached to a very chaotic and inconsistent person, it is simply not possible to form a consistent internal object representation (feeling memory) about them. When separated from the intense partner, the urge to make contact is usually intense because it is a stable feeling memory (or internal object) that makes separation from an important other person tolerable in any circumstance.
Second. the survivor can come to find that it can be almost impossible to relate to anyone, even family or old friends, except superficially. There is a biological craving for intensity that no normal relationship will satisfy. This provides a feeling of being totally alone, and totally empty.