Joseph Stalin, perhaps apocryphally, said, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.” For the past five years I’ve been teaching psychology alongside Calculus and Organic Gardening, and so the psychological aspect of Hum work has been a focus of mine alongside the science. I’ve known mildly paranoid to profoundly paranoid individuals, and they tend to be the most interesting people I’ve met in my life. They build theories backward from the conclusion; that is, they start with a received truth, such as, “Everybody is out to sabotage me at work”. Then, often subconsciously, they figure out what type of data would support such a conclusion. When such data is encountered among the stream of data in daily life, its importance is amplified and is paramount, and this strengthens the conclusion of conspiracy, which then keeps an even sharper eye out for any other data that might support the starting assumption.
Most of the time their theories are incorrect, and they change the subject when massive volumes of counter-evidence are provided. But, sometimes they are correct, and the reason I think evolution gave some people these tendencies is because humanity needs a few people on the fringes who can spot plots and dangers better than the rest of us. But they give far too many false-positives, and therefore we apply psychiatric labels like “paranoid” or “persecutory”. I think perhaps they have a hyperactive imagination regarding what might be threatening in the environment.
But then what about people who do not have paranoid tendencies and also report persecution? There are many examples in recent history, such as during COINTELPRO, where individuals and groups have been directly targeted by government forces. So when people write to me claiming that they are the target of government mind control and electronic harassment, I try to keep that in mind. Deepening the intrigue, more than one person has suggested that my website is nothing but a front for government powers and their crimes. Well, how lazy indeed; my public writing on political matters is easy enough to find. I have scrupulously kept that material out of my scientific work, because it is completely irrelevant to the topic.
This is a scientific project. For the record, I think that governments’ infrastructure is indeed responsible for the Hum, but I also think that either they do not know, or do not care. For those who are new to the Hum community, I’ve written on this and multiple other topics elsewhere in this blog.
Also for the record, I think that the notion of “Targeted Individuals”, that is, the idea that the American or other governments are using electronic means to specifically control or torment individuals using microwaves or satellite technology, is utter nonsense and without any reasonable proof. It’s nonsense not because of the notion of targeting, but it’s nonsense because the “science” presented is outlandish, and false on its face.