[CL_USF] How to Spot a Political Spy/Infiltrator (fwd)
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 02:55:07 -0000
From: political.spycatcher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [CL_USF] How to Spot a Political Spy/Infiltrator
FBI and Police Informers and Spy/Infiltrators will infest any
political group or party to prevent any real movement for justice or
eco-peace from developing in this country.
One way to neutralize a potential activist is to get them to be in a
group that does all the wrong things. Why?
1) The message doesn't get out.
2) A lot of time is wasted
3) The activist is frustrated and discouraged
4) Nothing good is accomplished.
Agents come in small, medium or large. They can be of any ethnic
background. They can be male or female.
The actual size of the group or movement being infiltrated is
irrelevant. It is the potential the movement has for becoming large
which brings on the spies and saboteurs.
This page lists tactics agents use to slow things down, foul things
up, destroy the movement and keep tabs on activists.
It is the agent's job to keep the activist from quitting such a
group, thus keeping him/her under control.
In some situations, to get control, the agent will tell the activist:
"You're dividing the movement."
[Here, I have added the psychological reasons as to WHY this
maneuver works to control people]
This invites guilty feelings. Many people can be controlled by
guilt. The agents begin relationships with activists behind a well-
developed mask of "dedication to the cause." Because of their often
declared dedication, (and actions designed to prove this), when they
criticize the activist, he or she - being truly dedicated to the
movement - becomes convinced that somehow, any issues are THEIR
fault. This is because a truly dedicated person tends to believe
that everyone has a conscience and that nobody would dissimulate and
lie like that "on purpose." It's amazing how far agents can go in
manipulating an activist because the activist will constantly make
excuses for the agent who regularly declares their dedication to the
cause. Even if they do, occasionally, suspect the agent, they will
pull the wool over their own eyes by rationalizing: "they did that
unconsciously... they didn't really mean it... I can help them by
being forgiving and accepting " and so on and so forth.
The agent will tell the activist:
"You're a leader!"
This is designed to enhance the activist's self-esteem. His or her
narcissistic admiration of his/her own activist/altruistic
intentions increase as he or she identifies with and consciously
admires the altruistic declarations of the agent which are
deliberately set up to mirror those of the activist.
This is "malignant pseudoidentification." It is the process by which
the agent consciously imitates or simulates a certain behavior to
foster the activist's identification with him/her, thus increasing
the activist's vulnerability to exploitation. The agent will
simulate the more subtle self-concepts of the activist.
Activists and those who have altruistic self-concepts are most
vulnerable to malignant pseudoidentification especially during work
with the agent when the interaction includes matter relating to
their competency, autonomy, or knowledge.
The goal of the agent is to increase the activist's general empathy
for the agent through pseudo-identification with the activist's self-
The most common example of this is the agent who will compliment the
activist for his competency or knowledge or value to the movement.
On a more subtle level, the agent will simulate affects and
mannerisms of the activist which promotes identification via
mirroring and feelings of "twinship". It is not unheard of for
activists, enamored by the perceived helpfulness and competence of a
good agent, to find themselves considering ethical violations and
perhaps, even illegal behavior, in the service of their
The activist's "felt quality of perfection" [self-concept] is
enhanced, and a strong empathic bond is developed with the agent
through his/her imitation and simulation of the victim's own
narcissistic investments. [self-concepts] That is, if the activist
knows, deep inside, their own dedication to the cause, they will
project that onto the agent who is "mirroring" them.
The activist will be deluded into thinking that the agent shares
this feeling of identification and bonding. In an activist/social
movement setting, the adversarial roles that activists naturally
play vis a vis the establishment/government, fosters ongoing
processes of intrapsychic splitting so that "twinship alliances"
between activist and agent may render whole sectors or reality
testing unavailable to the activist. They literally "lose touch with
Activists who deny their own narcissistic investments [do not have a
good idea of their own self-concepts and that they ARE concepts] and
consciously perceive themselves (accurately, as it were) to
be "helpers" endowed with a special amount of altruism are
exceedingly vulnerable to the affective (emotional) simulation of
the accomplished agent.
Empathy is fostered in the activist through the expression of quite
visible affects. The presentation of tearfulness, sadness, longing,
fear, remorse, and guilt, may induce in the helper-oriented activist
a strong sense of compassion, while unconsciously enhancing the
activist's narcissistic investment in self as the embodiment of
The agent's expresssion of such simulated affects may be quite
compelling to the observer and difficult to distinguish from deep
It can usually be identified by two events, however:
First, the activist who has analyzed his/her own narcissistic roots
and is aware of his/her own potential for being "emotionally
hooked," will be able to remain cool and unaffected by such
emotional outpourings by the agent.
As a result of this unaffected, cool, attitude, the Second event
will occur: The agent will recompensate much too quickly following
such an affective expression leaving the activist with the
impression that "the play has ended, the curtain has fallen," and
the imposture, for the moment, has finished. The agent will then
move quickly to another activist/victim.
The fact is, the movement doesn't need leaders, it needs
MOVERS. "Follow the leader" is a waste of time.
A good agent will want to meet as often as possible. He or she will
talk a lot and say little. One can expect an onslaught of long,
Some agents take on a pushy, arrogant, or defensive manner:
1) To disrupt the agenda
2) To side-track the discussion
3) To interrupt repeatedly
4) To feign ignorance
5) To make an unfounded accusation against a person.
Calling someone a racist, for example. This tactic is used to
discredit a person in the eyes of all other group members.
Some saboteurs pretend to be activists. She or he will ....
1) Write encyclopedic flyers (in the present day, websites)
2) Print flyers in English only.
3) Have demonstrations in places where no one cares.
4) Solicit funding from rich people instead of grass roots support
5) Display banners with too many words that are confusing.
6) Confuse issues.
7) Make the wrong demands.
Compromise the goal.
9) Have endless discussions that waste everyone's time. The agent
may accompany the endless discussions with drinking, pot smoking or
other amusement to slow down the activist's work.
1) Want to establish "leaders" to set them up for a fall in order to
stop the movement.
2) Suggest doing foolish, illegal things to get the activists in
3) Encourage militancy.
4) Want to taunt the authorities.
5) Attempt to make the activist compromise their values.
6) Attempt to instigate violence. Activism ought to always be non-
7) Attempt to provoke revolt among people who are ill-prepared to
deal with the reaction of the authorities to such violence.
1) Want everyone to sign up and sign in and sign everything.
2) Ask a lot of questions (gathering data).
3) Want to know what events the activist is planning to attend.
4) Attempt to make the activist defend him or herself to identify
his or her beliefs, goals, and level of committment.
Legitimate activists do not subject people to hours of persuasive
dialog. Their actions, beliefs, and goals speak for themselves.
Groups that DO recruit are missionaries, military, and fake
political parties or movements set up by agents.
ALWAYS assume that you are under surveillance.
At this point, if you are NOT under surveillance, you are not a very
They use them.
Such tactics include slander, defamation, threats, getting close to
disaffected or minimally committed fellow activists to persuade them
(via psychological tactics described above) to turn against the
movement and give false testimony against their former compatriots.
They will plant illegal substances on the activist and set up an
they will plant false information and set up "exposure," they will
send incriminating letters [emails] in the name of the activist; and
more; they will do whatever society will allow.
This booklet in no way covers all the ways agents use to sabotage
the lives of sincere an dedicated activists.
If an agent is "exposed," he or she will be transferred or replaced.
COINTELPRO is still in operation today under a different code name.
It is no longer placed on paper where it can be discovered through
the freedom of information act.
The FBI counterintelligence program's stated purpose: To expose,
disrupt, misdirect, discredit, and otherwise neutralize individuals
who the FBI categorize as opposed to the National Interests.
"National Security" means the FBI's security from the people ever
finding out the vicious things it does in violation of people's