Eleven different articles on this web site contain the word "decency." As used here and by me, this word refers to an attitude of fairness, respect, and compassion -- a willingness to do, in any given situation, what seems right. This must needs involve a refusal to take advantage of the weaknesses and burdens of others, to forego the cheap shot. This quality of character, displayed all too rarely in today's world, is essential to the survival of civilization in any acceptable form.
PC Format, a publication about computers, used to contain a section named "Weird World." Page 157 in the February, 2002 issue (Number 132) featured an article by Ian Harris about me and this web site, based, apparently, on perusal of the site just prior to its 2002 updating. This vicious piece demonstrates how very rare the quality of decency has become.
Many have attempted to impugn my sanity over the years. Their attacks are generally long on attitude and short on insight, displaying a faulty grasp of psychology and precious little knowledge of late-20th Century history. Mr. Harris's mindless rant is no exception.
Sometimes, as in this instance, there is out-and-out disinformation -- a deliberate and libelous attempt to misrepresent my ideas or my personal reality and present my experiences in a false light.
In response to this deliberate disinformation, and for the record, I must state the following:
At no time have I ever claimed to have an implant.
Nowhere in this site or in my Delphi Forum have I ever expressed any opinion of "weathermen" (the Weather Underground?) or the Bilderberg Group.
I have never seen a "black helicopter."
"Marks of Torture" does not blame my deep venous thrombosis on the CIA's "beaming evil vibes" into my mind. The page speaks for itself.
"Take Back Your Lies, Denmark!" demonstrates that the Danish Government ventured beyond mere heartlessness into the realm of malicious mendacity, to which Mr. Harris is obviously no stranger. Documentation proves that a sovereign government lied about an individual who had come to its shores seeking refuge from documented persecution. Shouldn't somebody be asking why?
I have never described my Congressman (currently Senator) Robert Menendez, D-NJ as "sinister." I merely note that he grew up in the city in which I lived for the first half of my life, went to school with my niece's husband, and knows my sister by her first name, yet he will not answer any letter from me that deals with my personal circumstance. "A Nation in Denial," which now includes links to document scans, shows that this is part of a long-established and well-documented pattern.
An organized campaign of psychiatric discreditation that goes back to 1984 is a prominent and predictable feature of this pattern. My former employers twice subjected me to psychiatric interviews, neither of which resulted in a judgment of "mental unfitness." I was never able, however, to obtain access to the records pertaining to these referrals, nor would anyone explain exactly why the referrals were made (see the Maurice D. Halifi section of "Fantasy Interrogation" and the Dr. James Nettleton section that follows it).
As explained in "Additional Comments Regarding Dutch Court Decision," the persecution I have experienced results from the confluence of two sources: my having demonstrated against American death-squad policies in El Salvador and my having blown the whistle on corrupt connections between my employers and brutal police who had tortured marijuana suspects with stun-guns. Mr. Harris, in this instance, gives me more credit than I deserve. Though I don't hesitate to express suspicions about the experimentation occurring in my agency, I didn't actually "catch on" to it until rather late in the game.
In Mr. Harris's estimation, I am not merely paranoid, I am a "Paranoid Android!" In science fiction, androids are robots. Does Mr. Harris deny my humanity, or did he mean "cyborg," a term that refers to a being who is part human and part machine? Is this another manifestation of that "implant" presumption? Mr. Harris should check his facts. I emphasize once again that I've never claimed to have an implant.
Does Mr. Harris seriously believe that the most powerful country on earth will neglect to develop means whereby to disrupt an enemy's computers? Could he -- could anybody -- be so naive? Mr. David Schriner demonstrated several years ago that he could crash computers with a homemade device. John St. Clair Akwei, in his 1992 lawsuit against the US National Security Agency, stated:
"The NSA's EMF equipment can tune in RF emissions from personal computer circuit boards (while filtering out emissions from monitors and power supplies). The RF emission from PC circuit boards contains digital information in the PC. Coded RF waves from the NSA's equipment can resonate PC circuits and change data in the PC's. Thus the NSA can gain wireless modem-style entry into any computer in the country for surveillance or anti-terrorist electronic warfare."
It was true then, it had been true for years before that, and it is true now.
Criticism and comment like Mr. Harris's creation invariably lampoon the aspects of my experience that some would consider bizarre while conveniently neglecting to note the crystal-clear issues with which I deal and which, to the best of my knowledge, nobody else will touch.
These issues include the atrocious record of UN committees in dealing with individual complaints, the inexcusable stonewalling with respect to my own complaints, the sinister implications (yes, I'll use that word here) of "understandings" that the US Government attached to the definition of torture, the reasoned argument presented in my "Additional Comments Regarding Dutch Court Decision," the inherent absurdity of European "safe country" asylum policies, and the human rights crimes committed by European governments against myself and thousands of others, for which no remedy is available.
Those who presume to psychoanalyze me generally expect me, in turn, to psychoanalyze the perpetrators. I am supposed to explain why they have expended so much time, effort, and largesse in a frantic attempt to discredit and "neutralize" me. I am expected to read their minds and discern their motives.
That expectation is essentially unfair. Trying to address it is an open invitation to those who would consider me just another "conspiracy theorist." I will say only that everything reported here really happened, and that I am trapped against my will in a nation that, from the frivolous impeachment of former President Clinton to the insane "war on drugs" to the obscenely draconian "war against terrorism," has shown itself grossly profligate, completely obsessed, irrational, and out of control.
Yes, my past is indeed sad. In fact it goes beyond sad to tragic. It includes real, documentable and corroborable deprivation of life, liberty, and property without due process of law, consistent denial of the equal protection of law, consistent denial of effective advocacy, consistent mindless ridicule, contempt, and discrimination. There is neither reason nor excuse for anybody to jeer at my present pain, lampoon my loss, or attempt through slander and innuendo to distance me even farther from the justice and relief that I crave.
My personal opinion, Mr. Harris, is that your perspective is seriously out of focus. I therefore invite you to go focus yourself.
Please Make the UN Do Its Job!
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