Attorney George E. Babcock was an outspoken Rhode Island lawyer who stood up to the ‘too big to fail’ banks by filing hundreds of cases into the Federal Court system on behalf of homeowners in RI & MA. In addition, he was a regularly featured guest on the Buddy Cianci talk show, with his own advocacy radio show called “The Law Dogs”, and was also named as one of “12 Who Made a Difference in RI in 2012”.
George Babcock: 12 Who Made a Difference in RI in 2012
However, unlike others, when George tragically died there was no mention of his life accomplishments, nor was his ‘sudden’ death reported in the press, but he did not leave in total silence without speaking out one last time in his message that he posted online….
Revenge campaigns can be called many names, from “Covert Harassment“, “Targeted Individuals” (TIs), “Organized Bullying/Stalking”, “Gang Stalking”, “State-Sponsored Terrorism”, or what our President and others refer to as “The Deep State”, whatever one calls it – one thing’s for sure, it can completely destroy a person’s life leaving no evidence to incriminate the perpetrators while every aspect of life is potentially under attack, from employment and relationships to health and survival, with the intention to destroy the targeted individual psychologically, socially and financially.
“There are many websites now devoted to the topic of Organized Stalking. This phenomenon is not yet recognized by the mainstream media, the legal community, or mental health professionals. Some small talk shows such as The grassy Knoll, The Power Hour, The Investigative Journal, & a few others, have covered this topic in detail. Some true investigative reporters are subjected to this type of harassment, ridicule, or job loss (or death) when they try to expose similar phenomenon. Some of them are afraid of becoming targets. Many targets & reputable authors have concluded that this is state-sponsored terrorism“. – The Hidden Evil: What It Is
Most targets seem to be whistle-blowers, political activists and outspoken, or as George put it – “the voice of change”. However, it is suspected that all you have to do is be at the wrong place at the wrong time, or piss off the wrong person to be on the list, which is why Targeted Individuals find little to no help out of fear from those who could help becoming targets themselves. Therefore, these taboo-truths need to be exposed before any more lives are lost.
The source of the following information is found on a Facebook page dedicated to Targeted Individuals, to which I’m giving credit: the name of the page is Raising-Awareness-of-Targeted-Individuals, @ https://raisingawarenessoftargetedindividuals.blogspot.com.au
Raising Awareness of Targeted Individuals
This is a subject that isn’t often talked about or addressed, mainly because it’s not commonly known about because it has been suppressed, nor are the reasons why an individual and often civilian person can be targeted. It goes without saying some will dismiss it as conspiracy to suppress it or out of sheer disbelief, but for those who have been through this/going through this and are living with it alone due to a lack of understanding or knowledge about it from others – it is all too real.
Targeted Individuals – Symptoms and Effects of Harassment
The harassment affects people on many different levels. Just like the types and symptoms of harassment, the effects are wide ranging and varying. Harassed individuals may experience some to all of these effects and they may encounter them from minor to extreme degrees. It’s important to understand the range of symptoms that harassment can cause.
The harassment makes you feel angry. You feel justified anger about being treated in such inhumane way. You may feel rage for the situation that you are in. Prisoners in unfair conditions often experience the same anger. Thoughts of revenge or violence against your harassers is not uncommon. A desire to make them feel what you are feeling, to let them know the pain and suffering you are experiencing is normal.
The first stage of the harassment is shock and then denial. You absolutely do not believe that you are being singled out for such behavior, or that the situation is happening to you. You also do not believe that so many people could be so heartless, and to fail to understand what you are going through. It is complete denial, not because you want to deny the situation is happening, but because you can’t believe that it’s happening to you. Before the harassment you may have been a fully in control person, who was cared for and respected. You can not believe that people would treat you in such inhumane and degrading way. You can’t believe it’s happening because you should know how to handle the situation, you should know how to take care of yourself. Some victims of harassment blame themselves for the harassment, or think if they just do this or that differently, it will stop and go away. The harassment makes you feel powerless, it makes you feel that the control of your circumstances and your surroundings have been taken away from you. Some victims blame themselves for not confronting the harassers. Where rape is a physical assault on your person, harassment is a psychological and emotional assault. Many rape victims can not believe what is happening, and many harassment victims can not believe what is happening either.
The harassment makes you feel degraded. Victims of harassment often feel demeaned, debased, devalued, degraded, humiliated and embarrassed. The harassment is all about bringing you to your knees, not necessarily on the physical but on the emotional level. Most harassers know what they are doing. They are out to take away who you are, they want to rape and violate you on an emotional and psychological level. They want to make you feel weak and vulnerable, which starts by degrading you. Harassers will tell lies, make up rumors, defame your character, try to make you seem crazy, unstable or even incompetent to do your job. Putting you into degrading situations, saying embarrassing things to you, or doing humiliating things to you. This is the first step in breaking you down. Soldiers of war camps also use such methods on captives.
When you are being harassed it causes you to wonder why you have been singled out for the harassment. Harassed persons often feel that they should be able to handle the situation or find a suitable solution for the harassment. When an harassed individual realizes that the situation is spiraling out of control or that their normal coping mechanisms are not suitable for the situation, it can cause a great deal of doubt. Being harassed does not only cause you to doubt yourself, but it can cause you to doubt those around you. The people that you once thought were your friends, family, or the people who normally support you, you may find they are not who you thought they were. The institutions that were there to protect you and keep you safe fail you, even the legal system might be called into doubt if your case (considering that you’ve actually filed a lawsuit which most TIs don’t) is not processed in a timely manner. The harassment can cause you to doubt and disbelieve everything you once thought you knew, including yourself.
– Economic Effects
The harassment has serious economic effects including: losing or quitting your job, demotion, quitting school (which has future economic consequences), absenteeism, payment of legal fees or medical or consulting fees. It can affect your credit if your job loss causes you to fall behind on your bill payments or on your mortgage. Loss of credit can cause future difficulties as your record can take years to clear.
If you think that any of your actions contributed to the harassment you might feel deep guilt at having brought the circumstances on yourself. You might blame yourself and think “if only I had not..”, if only I had reacted this way..”. Feeling guilty and blaming yourself only gives the harassers power. The harassers have the responsibility to cease and desist the moment you make it clear the words, behaviors or actions are making you uncomfortable, or they are unwelcome. Blaming yourself and feeling guilty will only go so far, then you have to move on.
Depending on the form of harassment you are experiencing the situation can leave you feeling isolated. You may not feel comfortable talking to family and friends. If the harassment is happening at school or at work, you may wish to keep the situation minimalised by not sharing what is going on. If you are the only person experiencing the harassment, you might feel that no one will really understand what you are going through or believe you. You might have lost your ability to trust others early on based on their reactions.
– Loss of Trust
The harassment undermines the ability to trust others, and even trust themselves. This inability to trust then has current and future repercussions. Trust is lost when a harassed individual fails to receive support, affirmation, justice or even help to get the harassment stopped. Loss of trust can be geared towards individuals in the situation, the institutions themselves or even the society at large.
– Validation of Experience
The harassment also undermines the ability to trust indeed so many aspects of being harassed are similar to being victimized or raped. This makes it hard to trust people again in the same way. This can lead to victims becoming further victims by internalizing the experience, and isolating themselves from legitimate sources of support. There are three validation needs. You need to be believed, understood, and have the experience validated. You want someone to confirm that yes, the situation you experienced was that bad, and that it did have a deep effect on you. When you are physically raped people can understand your pain and suffering, but when you are harassed they play down or undervalue the experience and the effects it had on you. Individuals have a tendency to see it as over-reacting, or not really that bad. They want you to just let go and just get past it, but you can’t, and you don’t want to, because it was that bad. You want the severity of the experience to be validated for what it was. TIs live in fear of many things, but the main things seem to be the fear of not being believed or fully understood. You just don’t think you will be able to find the right words to articulate how the experience made you feel. The last thing you want to do is share this experience that’s impacted your life, with someone who undervalues or does not understand what you have been through. You don’t want to see that lack of understanding in their eyes, or hear the devaluing of your experience in their words. You want to share your story, and you long to tell your tale. You however want a safe effective format where you will be believed. You have a deep emotional need to be understood. You need someone to understand that it really was that degrading and horrible. That it tore you apart and almost destroyed you. You need validation and understanding, it is what’s at the heart of this experience.
– Physical Symptoms
The harassment can and often causes a wide range of physical symptoms. It can cause stomach ailments, headaches, insomnia, lethargy, nausea, constant nervousness, poor appetite, over eating, weight loss, weight gain and other physical symptoms.
– Psychological Symptoms
The main area that the harassment affects is our psyche, and because of this there are several psychological symptoms that go along with being harassed. Short term memory and loss of concentration. Decreased work school or work performance. Anti-social behaviors, anger or violent actions that are outside of your normal realm before the harassment began. Thoughts of suicide and extreme depression, uncontrolled crying, hyper-vigilance, hyper-awareness, hyper-sensitivity, irritable, short tempered, swearing and cursing more than normally accustomed to. Loss of sex drive, extreme thoughts or rage, loss of interest in usual pastimes. Stressed, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, feeling angry. Psychologically and emotionally raped.
– Societal Effects
The harassment can make you a social outcast. If you do nothing about the harassment those around you might sympathize, but they will in time learn to ignore it and treat it as a common day to day occurrence. If you take action against the harassers, school, government or place of employment, you might find that you are ostracized, retaliated against in many unfair ways. Socially you might not be invited out to group or social activities, you might be shunned during daily school or work place events. People who associate with you will be singled out with peer pressure to stop the association. People around you will tell the most demeaning and degrading lies about you. You might find that your family and friends think you are over acting and fail to offer support at any level. They may even be the very ones who turn against you, if they become affected by the harassment through your job loss or dropping out of school, etc. They may be angry at having to help you out.
– Spiritual Crisis
While being harassed you might find that you experience a spiritual crisis. You get really angry spiritually (note that spirituality does not necessarily correlate to the supernatural) and start to feel dead inside. You don’t feel in touch with your spirit. There is a disconnection that goes along with being harassed. You might find that spiritually you stop or cease to do things you normally would do to touch base with your higher self, or a higher external spiritual source if you are a theist.
– Substance Abuse
To numb the pain of dealing with harassment some people do turn to drugs, alcohol or medication. This is one more thing victims then have to deal with as part of their recovery process.
– Tuning Out
The harassment can be emotionally, physically, spiritually and psychologically very taxing. To handle the pain and degradation our coping methods kick in, and we start to tune out the harassment. We however do not just tune out the harassment, we often tune out our school work, work, projects and work that we should be doing gets neglected. Social events that we should be attending start to be missed. Things that you had an interest in before, start to be less desirable. You just start to shut down and tune out the things that you once loved.
IMAGINE SABOTAGE OF REPUTATION, FAMILY LIFE DESTROYED, WORK PERFORMANCE AFFECTED, AND LIVELIHOOD LOST.
SOME HAVE COMMITTED SUICIDE – BUT WHO’S COUNTING…
Gloria Garvin – Fed Up in RI