• Dave McGuire

The Realities of Gang Stalking

The Clarksvillian

The belief in “gang stalking” often taints the conspiracy world. In most instances, the conclusions by these individuals are dismissed out of hand and rightly so. However, when you take a step back and investigate the details related to the subject of gang stalking, another thought may come to mind. That thought? That recently discovered beliefs of racism taking root in every corner of American life reveals many of the gang stalking patterns.

One avoidance to make the discussion smoother? We'll leave both political parties and industry wide academic fundraising out of the conversation.

Are there potential links between subversive racism and everyday life? Of course. Racism in society and the dialogue have been a much needed discussion within every social, ethnic, and economic class. In today's world, there's a discouragingly growing gap in trust from all sides. So how do we bridge trust gaps and fairly handle these recent "discoveries" of racist accusations in logos, gestures, secret words, relationships, or business affiliates?

Gang stalking is the belief individuals associated with groups are following a person, or groups, without a valid reason other than an intent on destroying a person’s life. A quick reference for gang-stalking can find a Google listing of "about 12,400,000 sites. If you have the time, run through the Google search yourself.

The gang-stalking theory surfaced when extremely large numbers of people, often with questionable medical conditions causing paranoid delusions, began finding one another on social media. They bonded over similar stories and began working to form common narratives to explain those daily experiences.

These stalking groups have allegedly been organized around a firm belief their members are victims of widespread conspiracies intending to harass thousands of normal citizens through an army oppressors. The goal of these oppressors, as described by gang-stalking website put it, is “to destroy every aspect of a targeted individual’s life.”

Mental health professionals define this narrative as being anchored among groups of people experiencing psychotic symptoms. Those symptoms, and the associated breaks from reality, are nothing new to society - except now these individuals have the resources of social media and an ability to organize and openly oppose medical explanations for their experiences.

Author Dr. Lorraine Sheridan wrote a groundbreaking study related to gang-stalking. The study explains how this community poses a unique danger from other groups who also hold troubling ideas with harmful solutions. Examples: anorexia and suicide.

An internet search for gang-stalking turns up page after page of results explaining these experiences as facts. Dr. Sheridan responds to these search results by saying, “what’s scary for me is there are no counter sites that try to convince targeted individuals they are delusional.”

You can browse for yourself to uncover the community of gang stalking victims. Facebook groups, online forums, blogs, YouTube channels, websites, Twitter and SubReddits will include thousands of people sharing a belief they’re being stalked. These individuals describe themselves as “targeted individuals” who are monitored, harassed, and stalked by governments and/or other covert organizations. These targeted individuals will confidently claim ordinary people are often highly organized operatives tasked with watching or harassing them in secretive ways. In these daily tasks, they will often appear as everyday people, including delivery men, neighbors, colleagues, roommates, and teachers. It’s common to find these organizations of stalkers operating outside of their groups or cells while committing these offenses without directly communicating with other members. The victims of these thoughts create scenarios of limitless boundaries and resources by their oppressors. These thoughts and beliefs enable explanations to explain all negative events in life - often excusing personal responsibility.

A 2014 study included two different groups of 128 people taking part in a gang stalking study. One group claimed there was a singular stalker while the other group claimed to be victims of gang stalking by groups.

"All cases of reported group-stalking were found likely to be delusional, compared with 3.9% of individually stalked cases… The group-stalked [group] scored more highly on depressive symptoms, post-traumatic symptomatology, and adverse impact on social and occupational functioning. Group-stalking appears to be delusional in basis…"

This study was an important resource to provide solid evidence of people believing in a gang or group stalking scenario are likely suffering delusions. While paranoid schizophrenia appears to be one of the most likely contributors to gang stalking delusions, other conditions and environments have the potential to affect the outcome as well. “It leads to people constantly being told their ideas are valid, and not having any counter-arguments made and that again can push people to really polarized ideas,” as stated by Katia Hildebrandt, a PhD candidate with the University of Regina’s Faculty of Education.

“They’re taking random, unrelated events and narrating them together in a stream that looks as though they’re being tracked or harassed."

An interesting and diverse collection of members within the gang-stalking community has appeared in the past few years. As these groups continue to grow, the unfortunately natural arrival of opportunists will surface as well. There is no conclusive evidence in this writing, but there are remarkably interesting correlations to review.

Whether it's the left looking to the right or the right looking to its left - individual accountability seems to slip further and further off the meeting table.

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