""DO NOT TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS UNLESS COMPLETELY NECESSARY!
|—The Targeted Individuals United Association advises on the situation.[Note 1] |
" (TI) is an umbrella term coined by troubled unfortunates and paranoid cranks
who insist that they are all, individually, on the receiving end of a massive covert harassment conspiracy of highly
malignant intent. As is to be expected (because paranoid delusions respect no borders), TIs are found around the world—from North America and Western Europe
The vast majority of TIs consider themselves to be victims of inchoate, ongoing and relentless "touchless torture" plots. The nature of these alleged "attacks" varies among TIs but generally involves some combination of asinine drama
flummery and/or improbable, coordinated malicious actions. This all includes: microwaves
(basically a variety of hypothetical electronic 
), secret mind control
actively enforced "gangstalking",
"remote sexual abuse",
surgical insertion of alien implants[Note 2]
and even reptilian
Predictably, TIs identify the usual suspects as their belligerents, ranging from various governments and NGOs to large corporations. Unsurprisingly, most TIs deny
that anyone in the movement suffers from mental illness, and many emphatically insist that psychiatric
care or medication are actually the vehicles
for the malevolent plot(s) directed against them.
Misidentifying oneself as a TI is, thankfully, a rare occurrence, due to the highly unusual, esoteric diagnostic criteria, for:
""The most visible and common TI-symptom, especially in the first stages when the attacks are uncontrolable [sic] and the body has not coped with them yet, are the red eyes.
|—The Targeted Individuals United Association |
But it doesn't stop with blood shot eyes
from getting wasted
when "they" target you:
""Fibromyalgia, anyone? Cancer? Autism? Rheumatoid Arthritis? Osteo Arthritis? Migraines? MS? Incontinence? Infertility? Strokes? Heart Attacks? Pulmonary dysfunction? Bronchitis? Sudden onset of any disease? Recurring colds and flu? Narcolepsy or insomnia? All this and more, brought to you in Silence by Electronic Warfare weapons, and by covert operatives working quietly in your neighborhood.
|—Self-diagnosed TI "Ramola D" |
Whatever the illness, from the annoying to the life-threatening, the initiated understand that health problem are almost always the result of the dastardly cabal's promiscuously aiming electronic weapons at them. Clearly, many diseases could be eradicated — oh if only everyone rose up against the nefarious machinations.
Examining the TI narrative
""I believe I've been under surveillance 24/7 for the last seven years, and I do recieve these—at times—painful shocks to my body, they're like the- they shocked me in the testicles, enough to make me flinch!
|—Phil Marie, targeted individual and host of Wake Up America |
Despite frenzied efforts from the TI movement to be taken seriously via the appearance of scientific pursuit
and weaving in actual
reasonable concerns (regarding the NSA and related issues vis-a-vis other government and corporate surveillance), the TI take on all of this is just tossed in as part of the word salad
that is the crank TI narrative.
As with any movement not using established empirical methods for determining its fact base, the narrative given by different sub-groups and indeed various individual adherents often differ on fundamental points (as every TI is able, and even encouraged, to apply their
particular viewpoint on the overarching context). Regardless, TI narratives generally share the same fatal points which utterly fail at describing purported (non)events convincingly, or even plausibly.
The below analyzed text is taken from typical summary of the TI experience from the Targeted Individuals United Association
|Targeted Individuals United Association || ||RationalWiki response |
|Psychiatrists have an easy ride with T.I.s || ||No health professional has an even remotely "easy ride" when dealing with any patient who is under the delusion that they are actively "being targeted" in some malignant way. |
The sheer amount of varying diagnostic criteria that the typical TI might have makes deciding the individual place of said TI in the paranoid-schizoid-delusional spectrum hard to nail down, especially as the symptoms of psychotic disorders can fluctuate in intensity and duration over time, and in response to external stimuli. Similar to the manner in which a person with bipolar disorder can shift from manic to depressive states, a person with a psychotic disorder can alternate between lucid, clear thinking states and paranoid, delusional states of varying intensity. These different states may persist over long periods, or may cycle rapidly. This, along with the comorbidity of other psychiatric disorders common to the TI population, can make diagnosis and treatment very difficult.
TIs' descriptions of mental health professionals tend to depict them as "emotionally predatory" in providing their expert opinion on these diagnostic issues, issues residing at the core of their professional scope of practice.
|The uncanny claims and weird explanations to a so-called "normal" or "stable" human being may obviously seem abnormally strange or weird but the joke in this is; ALL Psychiatrists know of or have some extensive knowledge regarding 'targeted individuals'. || ||TI's themselves, then, do not contest the weirdness and implausibility of their world view. They simply ride their bizarre conviction of what is going instead of seeking professional treatment. The TI narrative also stands as a firm reminder that mental illness is not an indictment of the proponent's intelligence (unlike creationism); in fact the more fantasy prone spectra of mental illness are powerfully correlated with intelligence—and, indeed, with the popular conception of "genius". This also helps explain the sometimes quite sophisticated weave of absolute crank nonsense produced by TIs in their effort to vocalize what is often a condition of mental illness. It is, of course, correct that all psychiatrists know of, or have some extensive knowledge regarding TI. You cannot attend even a weekend long seminar in psychiatry without at least touching upon the spectra of psychotic and delusional conditions that the TI movement is a product of. |
|We know this as initially The 'Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' was created by Nazi Behavioral Scientists with the hopes of covering up the tests and the unwitting scientific experiments/studies to be conducted on human beings (now still conducted by the likes of Psychiatrists and Neural-Scientists)! || ||The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders was not created by "NaziBehavioral Scientists". As it says right on the cover, it was created by the American Psychiatric Association, and it first came out in 1952. It is a little-known fact that America fought against the Nazis in World War II and that they were defeated in 1945. So unless all their psychiatrists fled to America and infiltrated the top ranks of the APA's committees, this is blatantly impossible. |
|MK Ultra Program; The roots of modern Mind Kontrol (New Phoenix Program, Project MEDUSA or Monark etc.) as we know it; straying from Nazi Germany camps during the second World War, now migrated all the way into the heart of the west i.e.; America's C.I.A, (often pronounced See-er), NSA and British Intelligence M.I.#5-6, SIS with their (HAARP) energy weapons developments. || ||Pseudohistory in full Gish gallop. Also, spelling "mind control" with a "K" is an unsophisticated attempt to make the TI mishmash of overstated tropes seem more serious and scary. |
|Experiments which are believed to have been originally started by the Communist Russia's KGB and other third World communist governments during the Cold War (Black Op factions of today) to control and slow-kill opposition covertly. Psychiatry was created to disguise these Mind Control programs, their Statistical manual alone has over 4 or 5 versions each time increasing the symptoms and diagnosis for illnesses such as; Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar, depression etc. || ||Absolute historical revisionist garbage. Psychiatry was not founded in response to mind control programs, Soviet or otherwise. The phrase "control and slow-kill opposition covertly" is incomprehensible, never mind in this given context of supposed "Black Op factions". Additionally, the expression "third world" makes no sense here, as the term explicitly refers to neutral and non-aligned nations (which are often less-developed than the West), not to communist nations—during the Cold War. |
|Theoretically this is labelling us ALL as mentally ill people, this ensures that ANYONE, (Target or not) can become a Victim; discredited and made a test guinea-pig for ease of Mind-control and drug experimentation'; there-upon they can introduce and forcibly implement the usage and consumption of 'so-called' Anti-depressants and 'Anti-Psychotic' type medications (which are merely submissive hallucinogenics containing harsh chemicals and mild LSDs—which i might add, have very damaging effects on our bodies and mind!). || ||"Harsh chemicals and mild LSDs". |
|DO NOT TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS UNLESS COMPLETELY NECESSARY! || ||The TI movement in a nutshell. And its danger to those of fragile mental or physical health is obvious. Also, real doctors don't write exclusively in allcaps, kids. |
|Instead I suggest people take natural herbs and healthier alternatives i.e. St. Johns Worts, Ginseng, Green tea, Ginko biloboa [sic], Vitamins, Minerals and Amino-Acid supplements etc. These can be far more beneficial to the health of the anatomy and can adequately re-balance the mind of ANY humans or even animal regardless how extreme their supposed illness (should they have a genuine mental illness). || ||This is not how anything works. A standard appeal to nature. |
|I also recommend people refrain from watching to much Television and Media propaganda or basing themselves amidst the company of negative peoples and troubling situations, also try to avoid recreational drugs and overdosing on alcohol consumption. Drugs and Alcohol can trigger imbalances in the brain and create an en-masse of unnatural emotions that can likely leave you feeling depressed, vulnerable, lethargic and/or easily manipulated and insecure. || ||Well ok, the establishment media is pretty much garbage. Nevertheless, in the TI context avoiding all news services and sensible, science-based articles on psychiatry and mental illness would not seem like an especially good idea here. |
|This Psychotronic Satellite harassment and constant influx of frequencies passing through all of our bodies daily can potentially strip the body of natural hormonal chemicals and substances needed for healthier living or can suppress the immune system to induce illness, so re-balancing is compulsory! || ||The crank term "psychotronic" is lifted from the pseudoscience field of parapsychology. Subscription to this term, as presented and meant by TIs, is regarded by experts as being symptomatic of literal delusion. |
Kernel of reality feeding them
, a 1988 documentary film about the Targeted Individual phenomenon.
TI hysteria is buttressed by the existence, past and present, of some actually nefarious or dubious programs and weapons or weapons research. Their written laments are replete with references to MKULTRA
, and various government and corporate weapons programs (along with more benign military programs
unrelated to surveillance, such as HAARP
). The paranoia was further fed by Edward Snowden
's revelations about the global surveillance undertaken by the NSA
and its counterparts in allied countries, although some TI's dismiss Snowden as a "false flag" or "limited hangout" operation given that none of his revealed NSA documents point to the targeting of individuals for touchless torture, gangstalking, and all that jazz.
Concern—even alarm—about the NSA's global surveillance apparatus and its impact on civil liberties is an entirely rational position. So is outrage over COINTELPRO, and activism to avoid repeat performances from the FBI and other Big Brother agencies. But, to understate, the TI movement is not characterized by such rational interests and justified fears.
As revealed by the Snowden leaks in 2013, only small fraction of Internet users are actually placed under surveillance,
although the productivity of doing so is questionable.
For your boring Joe, their NSA's database entry is flushed every two or thirty days (because it's a waste of resources); however, if an individual is under suspicion, then the collected data is held indefinitely. Anyone found searching up Tails or Tor
is added to a list indefinitely to be placed under surveillance. This falls under the assumption that these people have something to hide
Of the many Snowden NSA revelations, none got TIs more excited than Glenn Greenwald
's reporting on the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group, or JTRIG. This (reprehensible and actually alarming) program undertaken by the British version of the NSA, and in partnership with them, involves;
Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable. To see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: "false flag operations" (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting "negative information" on various forums.
Especially resonating with TI's, and fueling their paranoia, is that:
Under the title "Online Covert Action", the document details a variety of means to engage in "influence and info ops" as well as "disruption and computer net attack," while dissecting how human beings can be manipulated using "leaders," "trust," "obedience" and "compliance"... The documents lay out theories of how humans interact with one another, particularly online, and then attempt to identify ways to influence the outcomes—or "game" it...
This all "confirms" what "they" are doing to the poor TIs. JTRIG explains why they do not know whom to trust even among themselves, because, you see, "many" TI web sites and individuals are actually disinformation peddlers planted by "them":
Anyone who has spent any time searching online for information about the kind of domestic counterintelligence operations (and vigilante operations by corrupt cops and former cops) described in this website, has seen a lot of disinformation – even if it was not recognized as such. The vast majority of websites purporting to be efforts to expose "organized stalking," "gang stalking," "targeted individuals," etc., are in fact, government websites intended to give the impression that all claims about such stalking are delusional.
As a result of this intense interest in JTRIG, TIs began to deeply infest Greenwald's comments section, certain they had found a receptive home. Typical of their prodigious ranting were such gems as:
The torturers have pumped my legs and arms so full of nanodevices where the legs and the feet have now become grossly bloated. They then remotely mobilize the devices to simulate large crawling insects. Excite nerve endings, at will. The right eye, the entire left face, entire left side of head, left eyebrow, all eject clouds of high velocity, highly vibrational nanocrystal fibres into the air from deep within. The pain and discomfort are unspeakable. Nanodevices are vibrating in cervical lymph nodes at will. And nerve pain endings are excited all night.
Eventually, all of these tragic, pitiable people had to be banned[Note 4]
because they were taking over the discussions in nearly every NSA related article. This, of course, simply convinced them that Snowden, and
his chosen journalist, Greenwald, are both "false flags" actually operating for "them".
Are they all lunatics?
If these grave and mysterious symptoms appear, cease taking all medication and start reading David Icke
Not necessarily all TIs—though probably many—clearly suffer from mental illness in a clinical sense. A former national security reporter for the Washington Post
, Sharon Weinberger, has provided in-depth coverage of the TI phenomenon.
As she noted in an interview about her work:
Human experience is not clear-cut, and phantom pains, voices, and feelings of being watched or followed are all a part of this experience. Many, many people will experience fleeting auditory hallucinations in their lives. Who hasn't had the feeling of "being watched?"
I think that what we are seeing is a continuum of human experience that ranges from the common to uncommon: Common might be: "I think my neighbor is watching me"; to what some regard as kooky but not psychotic: "I was kidnapped by aliens"; and finally to what many regard as psychotic ("The government is controlling my mind")
Maybe we shouldn't be so quick to judge what's "psychotic." I do think dismissing everyone who believes in mind control as schizophrenic is a mistake-not because I believe they are victims of mind control-but because I feel that's too simplistic.
Weinberger points out that not all TI's report the more extreme symptoms, and auditory hallucinations may have neurological causes that are not yet well understood. It can be hard to know where eccentricity ends and clinical mental illness begins. The voices, the sense of being watched, of being physically molested, have been reported throughout human history and ascribed to the causative agents popularly feared at the time, e.g., demons, aliens, and now government weapons and surveillance. Perhaps many TIs are trying to make sense of genuine experiences in the terms their culture makes available to them.
Some TIs are successful professionals, and many have decent marriages and other relationships. The renowned African-American writer Gloria Naylor[Note 5]
published a memoir in 2005 setting forth what she describes as being targeted by the U.S. government for surveillance, harassment and "mind control."
She did see a psychiatrist and consider that she could be having psychotic episodes, but anti-psychotic medication did not stop the voices or the sense that she was being watched and stalked.
Certainly TI symptoms can do serious damage to people's lives. Weinberger interviewed a young medical doctor, anesthesiologist Ed Moore, who discontinued practicing medicine, and his initially supportive wife eventually filed for divorce. Moore was hospitalized with depression and auditory hallucinations, but no treatment—including medication—alleviated his sensation of being harassed with "electronic voices." He eventually took comfort in the support he believes he found at online TI message boards, but states he is skeptical of "wacky claims" from some of his fellow targets.
Views of mental health professionals
Already in 2008, psychologists and psychiatrists were concerned about the burgeoning TI phenomenon. The Internet's midwifing TIs into communities was something new in the field and needed examination.
Dr. Ralph Hoffman, a psychiatry professor at Yale who studies delusions, said a growing number of his research subjects have told him of visiting mind-control sites, and finding in them confirmation of their own experiences. "The views of these belief systems are like a shark that has to be constantly fed," Dr. Hoffman said. "If you don't feed the delusion, sooner or later it will die out or diminish on its own accord. The key thing is that it needs to be repetitively reinforced." That is what the Web sites do, he said.
The problem that presents, though, is that when enough people share a delusion, medical science has said it ceases to be one. Psychologist Vaughan Bell has researched the effect of the Internet on mental illness and has concluded that TI sites are "likely psychotic." However:
The extent of the community, Dr. Bell said, poses a paradox to the traditional way delusion is defined under the diagnostic guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, which says that if a belief is held by a person's "culture or subculture," it is not a delusion.
But even if the TI sites are
psychotic, is that so bad? Bell isn't sure. "Things like social support, all of these positive social aspects are very good for people's mental illness," he said. "I wouldn't say it's entirely and completely positive, but it can be positive." Dr. Ken Duckworth, the medical director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, observes: "This is a very complex little corner. Some people may find it's healing, but these are really hard questions. The Internet isn't a cause of mental illness, it's a complicating new variable."
Myron May, Targeted Individual
Little doubt exists that Myron May was mentally ill before he was shot dead by Florida police in November of 2014. In the course of a gun-toting rampage at the Florida State University library, May shot and wounded three before law enforcement ended both him and his shooting spree (an occasion where law enforcement's shooting an African-American male wasn't especially controversial).
May had belonged to a Facebook group called "Targeted Individuals International." A week before he gunned down people at FSU May had left a voicemail for one of his fellow TIs, claiming, "I am currently being cooked in my chair. I devised a scheme where I was going to expose this once and for all and I really need you." He added: "I do not want to die in vain." An hour before the shooting he sent an email to this same TI, stating, "I've been getting hit with the direct energy weapon in my chest all evening. It hurts really bad right now."
Formerly a high-powered employment lawyer in Texas, May left a lucrative career representing management for a smaller firm on the side of labor—because he didn't want to help corporations.
Then he tried his hand at criminal defense as a public defender in New Mexico. A month before his shooting rampage, May had been a successful and respected associate trial attorney in the felony division of the Third Judicial District Attorney's Office in Las Cruces, NM.
May's former girlfriend from New Mexico—Danielle Nixon, a physician—said he'd recently had a mental health evaluation and she'd been concerned about his increasingly erratic behavior and eventually would only meet him in public places. Nixon said May had seen a therapist who was not alarmed: "My honest feeling is because Myron was a lawyer and he was high functioning, people overestimated him. They didn't think he was as sick as he was." In September of 2014, May checked himself into a mental health unit which released him only four days later.
Nixon continued to worry about May after breaking up with him, and when he showed up at her apartment she called police who reported: "Myron has recently developed a severe mental disorder. Myron believes that the police are after him and are bugging his phone and car, as well as placing cameras in his home and car." Additionally, May was sending packages to friends to "warn" them of the attackers who were after him. In early October 2014, May resigned from the prosecutor's office, to the surprise of his co-workers.
Later in October May made his way to Florida and a month later committed the FSU shooting which ended his own torment—with the "help" of local cops. Many TIs, however, regard May as a martyr, one who was "murdered, forced to defend the world from our tyrannical government."
The only actual "targeting" going on
The population identifying as "Targeted Individuals" is
actually being targeted—not by evil government or other
forces—but by enterprising hucksters and scam artists who exploit the fear and ignorance of these often unstable unfortunates.
There are various products purporting to protect TI's from remote mind control invasion, for example, the "QuWave Defender." For a mere $297, TIs can acquire a "personal defender" unit that will supposedly protect them from "Electronic harassment, mind control, V2K, psychic or HAARP
". Or, if they're willing to dip into the kids' tuition fund, TIs can obtain a "powerful briefcase defender" for the bargain price of $1150.
This amazing product has been sold on Amazon,
with an accompanying product description loaded with enough crank buzzwords to fill several pseudoscience bingo cards:
Protection for Targeted Individuals from Electronic Harassment and Psychotronic Attacks caused by ELF, HAARP, Implants, Microwaves, Psychic Attacks etc. [The QuWave Defender] produces a Scalar Field that interferes with external and internal negative harmful signals, and uses Solfeggio Waves to convert the electronic and psychic attacks to positive energy and strengthen the human bio-field....
We have combined our Scalar Wave Technology with Solfeggio Frequencies and developed a device which constantly beams the waves directly into your brain via a Scalar Bio-Field. This Scalar Wave Field has a unique property of being able to interfere with harmful rays, reduce the effect and functioning of implants and act as a barrier to psycho-electronic harmful signals. In addition, the Defender adds two other frequencies used to modulate the Scalar Field to produce additional positive benefits....
These two low frequencies are derived from the famous Solfeggio Frequencies and because they modulate the Scalar Field, they are able to penetrate the brain and offer suppression of extraneous negative effects and provide soothing relief. The Defender has helped many targeted individuals cope with their harassment to be able to live a happier life.
QuWave.com is only one of many scammers looking to make a fast buck from TI's. A "professional private investigative agency with the ability to find and then help you to eliminate Electronic Harassment" run by someone named Roger Tolces sells an "Electrostatic Active Shield System
" for around $1,000.
Ebay sellers are offering an "EMF shield for Targeted Individuals" that boast of being "100x powerful" for only $499.00 (But hey, free shipping).
And there are books galore promising protection for Targeted Individuals against Electronic Harassment.