The average functioning individual does not have a lot to be logically paranoid about. Sure, there's the occasional whisper that you overhear and think is about yourself. There's also the fear that someone is following you. Then there is gang stalking.
This is the ultimate form of paranoia that turns out to be a well-founded suspicion and mistrust. Gang stalking is when a group of people decide to target an individual and attempt to control aspects of that individual’s life and monitor them 24/7. Generally, this is done without the person actually knowing about this organized stalking group, but if a person does find out, the results and helplessness can be devastating.
According to gangstalkingworld.com, “gang stalking is experienced as a covert psychological, emotional and physical attack, that is capable of immobilizing and destroying a target over time.”
Sound sick yet? It gets worse. Targets are chosen for many reasons, including dissenting opinions in politics and the workplace. The overall goal is to break the targets down, from making them just look crazy for suspecting gang stalking to isolating them to ruining their reputation and credibility to forcing them to commit suicide.
People might participate in gang stalking without knowing these horrible consequences. They might gang stalk to be accepted into a group or be forced into gang stalking.
The way the Web site, www.gangstalkingworld.com, talks about gang stalking, it seems to be more of a government issue, and organized by government bodies, in European countries like Germany and Russia. The closest thing to happen in the U.S., according to the Web site, would be certain scenarios and events like McCarthyism.
It’s hard to believe that gang stalking could ever be fully successful in turning all friends and family against an individual. However, if gang stalking were ever successful, it's a horrible way to break a person down.
There are books about gang stalking and related subjects. One, for example, is, “Mobbing: Emotional Abuse in the American Workplace,” by Noa Davenport, Ruth Schwartz and Gail Elliott.
The book Web site describes mobbing as:
1) “Emotional abuse in the workplace.”
2) "Ganging up" by co-workers, subordinates or superiors, to force someone out of the workplace through rumor, innuendo, intimidation, humiliation, discrediting, and isolation.”
3) “Malicious, nonsexual, nonracial, general harassment.”
Of course, there are harassment and bullying laws, but the covert sense of gang stalking and mobbing would make it harder for an individual to prove they are being bullied or harassed. It would probably be hard to find solid evidence, unless the individual carried around a recorder secretly or had video cameras implanted in places where he or she commonly frequents.
Gangstalkingworld.com, noted that members of the gangs or groups tend to use certain signals, like hand signals, so that could possibly be tracked.
However, it seems mobbing is slightly different than gang stalking, since gang stalking happens out in the community and not just in the workplace. It’s probably up for debate as to the specific definition, including which acts and environments are considered in gang stalking.
Another book, called “Bridging the Gap,” by GmB Bailey, talks about gang stalking that is used to “destroy and discredit those declared enemy by the state.”
There also seem to be many blogs on gang stalking, especially victims of this psychological crime, and a few are listed under my sources. This suggests that maybe it is more of a problem than it appears.
Overall, gang stalking is a very complex concept, and there seems to be a need for more research on the topic. Perhaps most people have no idea that gang stalking exists, and most people aren’t affected by it.
Just knowing about gang stalking might make people more aware of circumstances where it might be happening. Also, it could explain some weird occurrences. However, I would suggest not blaming everything on possible gang stalking or workplace mobbing. Usually unpleasant situations have a more reasonable explanation, since it doesn’t seem like gang stalking happens everywhere (it is a complex effort). Workplace mobbing seems to be more logical, and people might do it unknowingly.
There are other related topics and concepts, like workplace mobbing, buzzsaw and gaslighting, that also deal with psychological control and goals of ruining an individual. In my next article, I will be focusing more on gaslighting.