Use what works for you.
What is the correct term to use to describe what is happening in the Targeted Individual community?
Some would tell you that the only term that you can use is organised stalking, and if you use the term gang stalking that is bad.
I have addressed this before, but I am going to take the time to address it again because it's important.
My primary feeling when doing activism is that you need to use the term that works for you. That's my first recommendation.
There are many people who have been through the former East Germany, many who see what's happening and use the term Stasi, or they refer constantly to East Germany and the situation there.
Other use the term Cointelpro to describe what's happening now, and what has been happening to them. It's like Cointelpro 2, so they use that term.
Some use the term organised stalking to describe what is happening, but this term in my opinion has never truly covered the full concept of what we are facing.
I have liked Community Mobbing because when I first tried to get members of the Stalking Community and the Mobbing community involved in helping us expose what was happening, the mobbing community understood right away, and were willing to help, the stalking community was not helpful at the time.
Snitching, this is a term I don't think many in the TI community identify with, but after doing the research, this is my finding, those who were promoting the stop snitching message, we more aware of the problem that was ongoing in society with Informants than many Targeted Individuals were. The stop snitching movement as you may or may not realise has been demonized by those who would like to see the informant system continue as it as.
Which brings me to the so called deliberate desire by some to remove the term Gang Stalking and replace it with terms that do not fully describe what has happened to the Targeted Individual community, but to also destroy all the progress that has been made over the last 3-4 years using that term.
As I have stated before when a terms gains popularity and you try to replace it with a different term, there is a process of almost starting from scratch, this means all the previous efforts are almost wiped and the process has to begin again.
You loose ground and that is not good for any movement. The bogus reasons given is that too often using the term Gang Stalking puts people in mind of criminal gangs, but over the last three years, most no pretty much every article written on this subject that people can find in a major newspaper uses the term Gang Stalking, here is a list.
Are you crazy or are you being Gang Stalked?
Also a target herself.
Shoestring Radio by Eleanor White herself. (exhibit B)
Welcome to show #35, recorded on July 14, 2006.
ROAD TO FREEDOM is a show by and about the targets of electronically assisted vigilante or citizen gang stalking or organized stalking throughout the world.
February 2006 Szymanski Investigative Journal GCN mp3 archive
Sueann Campbell is a retired electronic technician who has been targeted for many years. She began working as an activist to expose citizen gang stalking and electronic harassment in 2000.
(Greg Szymanski) investigative reporter, and the shows he has covered, from what I can tell, used the term Gang Stalking, consistently, and the people tuning into the shows, don't seem to have called him back with questions about street gangs.
Follow-up Article on Gang StalkingAllegation of gang stalking is again being investigatedPolice probe re-opened after This Week storyMay 19, 2006
City police have reopened an investigation into an allegation of gang stalking.
Sergeant Walter DiClemente says police received a complaint from a woman, sparking them to re-open the case.
Then we had the more recent articles in the New York Times, abc.com, and the Washington post.
The callers frequently refer to themselves as TIs, which is short for Targeted Individuals, and talk about V2K -- the official military abbreviation stands for "voice to skull" and denotes weapons that beam voices or sounds into the head. In their esoteric lexicon, "gang stalking" refers to the belief that they are being followed and harassed: by neighbors, strangers or colleagues who are agents for the government.
Type “mind control” or “gang stalking” into Google, and Web sites appear that describe cases of persecution, both psychological and physical, related with the same minute details — red and white cars following victims, vandalism of their homes, snickering by those around them.
Take the victims of gang stalking -- a subculture of people who think their friends and neighbors are all secret government spies ready to turn them over to the authorities. The movement has recently spawned gang stalking support groups, forums and advice Web sites.
The mainstream papers have picked up the term, and local papers, and other sources, but suddenly there is a need to remove the term, and all traces of progress that have been made by using the term. More effective than other means that could have been employed to slow progress, but still the same outcome.
It's more recently that I recall the full blown effort to eradicate the term Gang Stalking. It's been played with, changing the name, and this and that, but it's more recent surprisingly as progress was being made that the absolute need has come up to change the name.
I wonder since Gang Stalking is the term that has served the Targeted Individual community the best, if the real goal is to help the community and to not hinder it, and this really is about activism, why not do what has always been done, which is to present multiple terms? Why the sudden need to put effort into eradicating the progress that has been made with using the a term that has become familiar to facebook groups, alternative forums, mainstream forums, main stream newspapers, and mainstream audiences at large? Why would you limit yourself this way if the real goal is to help the community and not to hurt it?
I say use what works for you, and stop letting those who might not or who just don't have your best interest at heart, and the communities best interest at heart, tell you what to think, and use. I don't think too many people use vigilante stalking anymore, thank God, but if someone did use the term, I would know what they were talking about, and that is the point is that we get the info out to as many people as we can.
There is enough room in the world for the use of the term Gang Stalking, Community Mobbing, Snitches, Stasi, Cointelpro, Organized Stalking, Vigilante Stalking, and a few others. Use what will get the concept across to the audience that you are dealing with, use what will help the community, but do not go along with those who do not have the communities best interests at heart, and eliminate terms, ideas or concepts that have served the community very well over the last few years.
That's my take on what terms to use and to not use, use what works for you in getting the information across to your audience. Some terms will be better than others, but do not go along with witch hunts, and other efforts to destroy progress that has already been made.