If you listened to the Michael Berry Show last night you would have heard him talking to a caller, a woman, about the harassment she's experiencing from her neighbors in what she defined as an "association" of apartments. You may have believed her story, maybe you had doubts as to the facts, or maybe you tuned out altogether.
Well, I was one of those who didn't tune out, and I believed her. I believed her because I have had harassment by neighbors and know by my experience how it is done technologically, and why.
I like Michael Berry and listen to him often, and I'd like to say here that it was good of him to give the caller a "good listen to" as she described her ordeal. In fact, I wish more talk show hosts would listen to this kind of thing. Why? Simply because technology has allowed our neighbors to collectivize and - quite easily (as I explain below) - to abuse the privacy of another they do not like, especially in an "association" setting that often has websites where tenants communicate among themselves, and gossip most of all about other tenants. In such a living situation, you are either "IN" or "OUT" of the collective group that the technocrat mentality within these rental communities encourage and condone, an environment that I am pushing authorities to do something about (more on this below), which is why I blog.
He listened to her for practically the whole duration of the show. She called for help, after all. "Help me, Michael Berry," she pleaded, "help me." It is interesting she chose him to call. I thought about this as I listened to her. Could it be because Michael Berry is a libertarian and would NEVER care to spy on anyone? Could it be that anyone who listens to him knows this for a fact because his nature and beliefs, his maturity, makes his character just devoid of even the slightest desire to do that to anyone? What makes any person want to look in on the life of another EXCEPT a juvenile, self-righteous idiot, consumed with jealousy and a sense of inferiority who gets a rise out of frightening and controlling the outcome of someone else's life? Believe it or not, people, those who invade the lives of others - their countenances [souls] and the behaviors that arise out of such countenances - are desires condoned by the politics of destruction we've endured these past two decades and which most of us are fighting even when we don't know what we're fighting or how to fight it half the time. Am I making sense?
While some may have had doubts about some of the facts surrounding this woman's harassment by her neighbors (with the police doing nothing about it) - as she claimed - it's important to keep in mind that her story is not an isolated one. In fact, what she alleges is similar in many ways to testimonies of "Gang Stalked" individuals, many of whom allege similar harassment that we hear about on social media and the Web. But before you dismiss her account of facts, please consider what I have to say here. And while you do so, please use your imaginations compassionately to understand that those who harass others in this manner often pick - just for the thrill and the kicks - someone who is by nature either very private, or febrile in some subtle way, either in emotion or sensitivity level, or just someone they WANT to get to know either because they are pretty, handsome, popular or wealthy (or any individual who shuns the group) - which hurts their feelings. To put it more bluntly, these harassers target people who are not "groupies." They target people that do NOT care about being accepted in a "club," which - if you think about it - is really what the radical socialist democrats do not like either.
It saddens me immensely, and angers me as readers of this blog know, to hear such stories. That is because the ease with which barriers of privacy in our homes can be breached is all too real. The ability to hack into a neighbor's cable box, for example, is just so simple it is laughable to call those doing it "hackers," but that it is allowed by our local and federal governments is nothing to laugh about at all. That is because once a hacker gets control of the cable box, he gets hold of a lot more than your TV, believe me when I tell you.
My experience after suing the government and a corporation resulted in much more harassment than simply being disliked by neighbors, or as a tenant in an apartment complex, but by living through the assault I learned a lot about how easy it is to invade someone's home via your wifi, internet and TV. I also learned that the local police had known, or should have known, how easy it is to invade a home in this manner.
Most homeowners or renters with a "Triple Play" deal from a cable company understand that you cannot get a phone without an Internet-also purchase. I personally don't have either TV, Internet or a land-line in my home because 1) they're too expensive, and 2) the equipment allows - with ease - others living nearby easy access into your home. I learned by experience. When I did have the Triple Play deal in my apartment years ago, I discovered time and time again an email from my provider telling me I requested a password change when I had not. I learned through time - because I am not a geek - that my cable account and email account on-line was hacked and someone else sent a "Forgot Your Password"? request to my email address. Once he or she accessed my email, they then changed the password to my cable account on-line.
Once in my settings within the cable account, the hacker (or hackers) was able to access my wifi password, which, unbelievably, was equipped with a SHOW/HIDE button that anyone with access to the account could get hold of and read very easily. [When I questioned the cable company's security team about why such a feature is available when all one had to do was "reset" their wifi box if they forgot their password, the security team had no answer.] Thus, access to my wifi (which came free with the cable company deal) then allowed the hacker access to my TV controls (where they hijacked the TV settings - basically stealing them so they did not have to pay for cable themselves [here's a link to a picture of it that I took and used for the background of a closed Twitter account https://twitter.com/targeted222]) and my Internet service.
They then became so embedded into the administrative controls of my entire computer and changed its DNS Server, denying me control of everything. The technician I spoke to regarding the harassment - who confirmed the hack - asked me, "Why are they doing this to you"? and then told me that the individual or individuals doing this to me had to be less than 100 feet away (detecting, as he did, they were doing it "remotely") and through the computer's sharing features (accessing it through web portals) they basically destroyed my computer. Not only this, when I turned on settings I never knew existed, I could see every "projector" within the settings "turned on," thereby using what's called "neighborhood" sharing that I had turned off when I first purchased the equipment and allowing "viewing" access through WebCam into my apartment! Here's a picture of the "unknown groups" in my computer (says "Link-layer MultiCast Group")
Without going into every detail of this (it could be a book), let me just tell you I cannot begin to describe all the strange calls I received on my phone, the interference in my job search (due to the hacking of my email), and the non-stop noise that came from the cable box. Throughout my entire lawsuit I saw men parked outside my apartment sitting in cars all night long. (Once, one of them waved to me. When I dialed police, he pulled out suddenly, screeching at top speed out of the apartment complex. When the police answered my call I said to the officer, "How did he know I was calling you"? The officer asked me what I meant, and I said, "I saw this man for hours in front of my house doing nothing, he waved to me, but as soon as I dialed you he took off at top speed as though he were frightened about who I dialed. Is it a coincidence"? The officer responded, "I don't know.")
So, let me just say that the feeling of being watched and abused by others in a neighborhood, or in an "association-living" setting, whether one is in a lawsuit or not (during my lawsuit my neighbors and landlord - who used to be nice to be - stopped talking to me altogether) is very real, and I can therefore understand very easily why Michael Berry's caller - who said she lived in an "association" that had a website - is telling more truth than fiction when she speaks about harassment from her neighbors, whether facts could be verified or not. Why? It's a fact of life today it seems.
Most of all, I can also understand why she called Michael Berry, recognizing without saying or consciously admitting to herself perhaps that her reason for calling him was because she knew he was going to help her, she knew he was different than her neighbors, and she understood - at bottom - there is a bit of politics going on here with the police and her neighbors that reinforces the dislike she feels coming from them. Michael Berry is different and she knows it.
I'm glad she got to talk it out with Michael Berry is all I'm saying.