The ubiquity of spies and intelligence operations

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The ubiquity of spies and intelligence operations

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People have a notion that spies are merely something like James Bond: a serious and suspicious character that basically gives off the gruff cynicism of a police officer and the charisma of a horny teenager.

However, in my experience, people who are sent to gather intelligence in a place are often very able to blend in. They can blend in from every angle of a group. They can come in as the needy, the shy, the overt, the brusque, the charming, the active, the demure, the clueless, the awkward and so on. They often probably have experience with the group they are sent to spy on because they have that natural experience and because they are keenly aware (from the best most natural experience of expertise) of how the majority of others seem to perceive them. Ideally, like magicians, they even notice things about themselves that almost nobody else does.

The common factor is some proclivity to set aside a data set of any kind in secret, and to benefit from it in some way. In this way, we could all be considered "spies" for our belief system or our world view. Yet, let's be more specific with intelligence operations, then. It is about a data set that is specifically not meant to be publicized. With our world view and our data collection related to something like "gossip", we sometimes thrive on being able to share and commune over the data. We like to find confidants and many of us wouldn't mind becoming well known for our data.

Yet a "spy" must be comfortable rebuking and rejecting this proclivity. They should be, from the standpoint of the interest group, someone who can resist the temptation to even subconsciously reveal the information. Like a poker player, their data set gains value with their ability to not only hide but also mislead and cover tracks, to drop false hints and (most ideally of all) seem less conspicuous than the other players.

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Re: The ubiquity of spies and intelligence operations

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From this perspective, let us examine some cases where the majority of the population perceives a powerful and/or high profile figure in a particular way, while the possibility (and even, I can argue, likelihood) is that the perception is taken advantage of, on purpose, with the goal of spying and/or spreading the cover up of the spy organizations.

Astronauts
Perception
Heroic figures that risk their very lives to explore the edges of human environment for humanity's future.

Possible Reality?
Actors and spies that risk only a minor amount of public ridicule while mostly selling their soul to an imperial genocidal government that needs to keep up appearances of the reliability of its narrative and policy. They train in pools and harnesses to simulate the expression of "outer space explorer" and "scientist" while they do not actually rise above the Karman line. Their recorded escapades are edited in Hollywood-style editing environments, just like a movie, and they are broadcasted in both live and non-live video in coordination with elaborate fireworks shows. Some of their expertise is real, in the sense that they are trained on the basics of the physics used to explain impossible feats. They also avoid piercing questions and get by on their lies in public life, taking the accolades and social capital as partial payment.

Magicians
Perception
Liars that occasionally achieve an impressive sleight of hand in order to entertain in the public eye.

Possible Reality?
Even more deceptive liars than we expect who, when behaving properly with corporations, are press ganged, bribed or pseudo-scandalized into training spies or even working in secret, to the extent that nobody in the public is aware of their skills. Their tricks and skills are not totally public, because they want to be kept (or are kept) as a private resource for spy organizations. With magicians of this particular skill level, their public life as magician is a front to disguise their use to intelligence agencies.

News Anchors
Perception
Truth tellers that research stories to benefit the public or, at worst, skew stories to raise ratings.

Possible Reality?
Naturally convincing people who are trained to be even more convincing in order to "sell to" (convince) their audiences that the stories matter, are fact-based, are important in our lives, and give us information that pertains to survival through and navigation of citizenship in an imperial genocidal government.

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Re: The ubiquity of spies and intelligence operations

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As an example of the above, let us take Uri Geller's statements (on Coast to Coast AM of March 27, 2020 for one citation of this) that when the CIA was studying him, he was approached by "Astronaut" Ed Mitchell.

Uri Geller is known for being studied very carefully by the world powers because, as he has said, although he lives in Israel the CIA was worried that he had some connection to secret Russian programs that would produce more people like him: psychics with telekinetic and telepathic powers.

In this case, we might say that Uri Geller doesn't contradict our case, and leaves room for us to expose the truth of all three of the above public roles: Astronaut, Magician and News Anchor. Ostensibly, "Astronaut" Mitchell is chosen to talk with Geller because Mitchell is a reliable hero of American empire, as well as a believer in UFOs, which Mitchell claims to have seen aboard a NASA craft in space (some aspect of which might be a lie and some of which might be true). Mitchell may in fact have seen UFOs or seen government controlled aircraft that resembles UFOs. Mitchell may not be able to tell the truth about the "space exploration" lie told with rockets that cannot breach the Karman line nor traverse the deadliest radiation of space. However, he may be able to walk the fine line of telling the truths of "alien existence" and "advanced technology existence" and therefore hold over the government something that is technically true and doesn't contradict the NDA. It is also safe for Mitchell to speak of UFOs but not too specifically about what makes them work better than rockets. This way, the government and its news organizations can feel appeased in their role of calling Mitchell "kooky", which gives Mitchell more latitude to speak and bide time for disclosure.

According to Uri's story, in the 1970s, when at the height of his egotist desire for fame and fortune, he was transported to the USA to meet with all the military people who wanted to experiment with him and check him out. He even met Wernher von Braun, the Nazi father of the dubious NASA rocket programs. Uri himself may actually have the powers he claims due to the UFO encounter he experienced as a child, in which a big glowing ball told him he would receive these seemingly magic powers. However, since spies are also magicians sometimes (or know them or are trained by them), the government wanted to know if he was faking. If he was faking, they would be intrigued by his ability to lie and perhaps even convince Uri to come to their side and to their aid. They would also want to make sure he was not going to use it for evil, especially if it was real. They would want to know if he was a good person. They would also send "another" spy (thinking Uri could be a spy) that would not be seen as such a threat. Due to Uri's good nature and public presence giving him the ability to expose someone too spooky and threatening, they would want to pick someone that Uri would not feel is too overtly evil. So, I speculate, they chose Mitchell, whose reputation relies on the positive assumptions of the public, and who, like Uri, may be put into a difficult position of knowing something that he cannot fully talk about.

Furthermore, because of the ability for News Anchors to read whatever is given to them that doesn't stray too far from the government narrative, they could present Uri as questionable but entertaining, as if he were just a magician; they could de-emphasize any questions about Mitchell and re-emphasize his "national hero" role; and they could certainly depict themselves as neutral as usual.

Another, possibly more unfortunate possibility, is that he is indeed a magician in the sense that he just uses tricks to lie. Mitchell is just another lying astronaut who towed the line of government lies. And in that case, the company Uri keeps (of CIA, NSA, MOSSAD, NASA and so on) would be consistent with our postulation that he is yet another mouthpiece for official stories. I am not prepared to make that assumption, however, since I do think his paranormal story is fairly plausible.

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