Identifying Police State Infiltration in Civilian Organizations

Traits and Strategies of Infiltrators from the Totalitarian State which can be Used to Detect Them in you Life and Organization

This is dedicated to Barrett Brown, Mark Passio, Natalie Wynn, and many others, who based upon their recent life stories, are being infiltrated using the tactics and strategies I am going to describe in detail. So if you can get this through to them in some way, I would appreciate it. Also, for all of the innocents being born into this dystopian phantasm without any informational capacity to defend themselves, other than this document.

Key Concept: You do not have to be important, rich or the leader of anything to experience police state infiltration, nor can the leadership or most effective members of your group expect to do their thing if their friends do not help them in identifying infiltrators. The totalitarian statism(s) we are clearly facing sees things in the very long term and seeks to identify “threats” to their psychotic wargames and market projects far in advance, perhaps even before you are born. As our future is our lives, not theirs, we have every right to protect ourselves.

Note: I went to the mat to learn these things the hard way by having many, many friends and acquantances over the course of my life who I gave the “benefit of the doubt”, which they used to ruin my life in many, many, painful ways. This has ticked me off greatly and I am in no forgiving mood about it. I have absolutely no moral hangup about outing all of these sick, sociopathic games they play against the public who has every natural right to assemble and associate freely without any of this crap. And should they protest that this hinders their ability to go after the “bad guys”, they should have long ago decided not to use anti-mafia tactics against peaceful civilians, and they should have arrested Epstein in 1990 to demonstrate such. But they did not, so here we are. If anything here upsets you, maybe you are the one that needs to rethink your life.

Part 1 – Traits of Infiltrating Agents and Questions to Ask Yourself When Meeting New People

Part 2 – 10 Tactics to Expect In a Conversation with an Infiltrating Agent About Infiltrating Agents

Part 3 – Checklist

Part 1/3

In trying to communicate my experiences with zersetzung and state repression in the USA, I have encountered the same obstacles with nearly everyone I speak with on the subject.

Activists of all kinds seem to think that undercover agents are only interested in people who are truly extreme, it could never be them in their company, ecovillage, or neighborhood.

I am here to tell you that this is not the case, that something I call Anti-movement policing exists. That the totalitarian state does not organize its repression tactics based upon immediate threats, the only way that I can explain my numerous experiences with repression and undercover agents in my life is that they are concerned also with far future threats. And perhaps any capable person rising to power and upsetting whatever dystopian future plans they have for the civilian population of humanity.

In my old way of thinking, I figured that you would have to have 10+ people involved with an attempt at changing the world before you would be ‘on their radar’ or whatever list. This is not the case. I have never threatened anything violent or espoused revolution, or tried to start a cult, but they have followed me my entire life. I was only able to put this together in hindsight, so consider this my grand Fuck You to them, as well as my gift to all of humanity in their struggle for liberty.

The totalitarian state does not, if we were to use football or basketball terms, play a zone defense. It plays a man on man defense, and has the manpower and finances to do so. If you are so unlucky as this writer, whether or not you are seeking some leadership role is irrelevant, if you are capable of ever being a leader or effective participant in a civilian movement for civilian goals in conflict with the interests of the state and/or corporate power(which gradually become one and the same) you will recieve the kind of attention in this article.

What kind of attention will differ from situation to situation and person to person, I only know what it is like to be a poor, isolated, aspiring comedian, musician and writer, but should you have real financial and social resources, the specifics of their approach would be far different, maybe in ways that I cannot even fathom, in the same way all of this will sound bizarre to almost everyone.

But the goals will be the same, to take your life from a place where you have power, to one where you do not. From one where you have friends, to one where you do not. From having a job and income, to one where you do not. To one where you can enjoy life on an ecological farm community, to one where you must return to the grind of wage slavery.

A totalitarian system must have all power, that is the name of the game. This is what I did not understand. I once thought there were ‘fringes’ where one might experience freedom. But now I know, every restaurant, corporation, community of every kind, from the League of Women Voters to a camp of hobos is ‘on the radar’ of the state simply because there exists in these places and minds, power outside of the control mechanisms, the potential for…….something.

No one knows what that might be or who is running the radar station and making the judgement decisions, it could be an artificial intelligence ordering the entire police state apparatus around on operations not even the agents involved understand.

The totalitarian state gradually resembles scenes from the movie ‘The Cube’, where the guards and prisoners are both having a bad time, and where on the grand scale neither class of oppressed or oppressor has any choice in what they are doing or why.

If this does anything but convince you that any totalitarian system is evil, anti-human and representative of everything awful on planet Earth, maybe you are one of the sociopaths it rewards to do its dirty work, or maybe you think you might some day stand at the apex of all this power.

But should you be in neither category, you are only a non-member of my movement against totalitarianism because the nature of the totalitarian system has masked from you the true sides of the conflict, and only now that you see this can you join me in the revolution for true human freedom over rule by the tiniest minority of psychopaths and their well-rewarded lapdogs.

And if you weren’t yet sure of which side you would choose, in this two tiered system with the air gap between the ruler and slave class spanning astronomical distances, know that the ones at the top often if not always have or develop the depraved taste for the suffering of the innocent.

So if you are with them, give up any thought that you are the good guys in any sense of the word outside of the sick delusions of well-paid propagandists.

That said, here is the best collection of their tactics and strategies I can put together based on the last two decades of them ruining my life and holding their almost invisible boot on my neck.

I will run through all of the tactics that I know, which will comprise a checklist you can go through when you meet new people.

Remember, their primary weapon, their main strategy, is that you believe you have rights and that you are not important enough to warrant attention, and that you give the benefit of the doubt to strangers, and are trying to have an open culture. They abuse this to ruin your life and everything you are doing, so unless you do not want to succeed in your goals, you have to flip this way of thinking. In some cases, however, it may be the difference between life and death, happiness and long-term misery.

Remember also, there are different levels of agents, and their goals vary from information gathering to murdering you. They may be from the government, they may be from a military, they may be from a cult, they may be from a private security firm, who knows and to some extent who cares, but you will not achieve any of your goals unless you can exclude them from your activities skillfully and without falling further into their trap.

One more thing, never ever feel bad about measures you take for your own security in the face of agents, they are there to hurt your feelings and they are making very, very good money, to which they will return once they are finished causing you problems while pretending to be your friend.

They have ruined my life, brought me immense misery, taken my loves, taken my friends, blacklisted me, blocked my attempt to exist in every context I have tried to live, and I know of no better way to describe pernicious evil, and to the extent you are loyal to a state that does these types of things to civilians in the name of state security, you are complicit, and can expect that karmic burden to follow you, wherever you go. I advise you to take this seriously, but it is your life, and soul, if you are into that sort of thing.


Pretexting – When they are repressing a poor person, they will come to you as another poor person. Whey they are repressing a wealthy person, they will come to you as another wealthy person. They will know your psychological profile, they will know ahead of time what you want in life and they will, for a time, pretend to be that thing. Anyone who seems like ‘just the perfect fit’ for what you are trying to do should be suspected. They will work for you, with you, give you free stuff, have sex with you, join your group, come to the first meeting, or converssely be looking for a roommate or member just like you. It is extremely difficult to look gift horses in the mouth or to say things like ‘if it is too good to be true, it probably is’, especially in this age of positive/magical thinking, but this is the only way to protect yourself.

Checklist Question – Is there anything about this new acquantance or opportunity that is like beneficial lightning striking right where you wish it would strike?

Nonsensical and/or Thin Backstory – The most difficult thing an infiltrating agent can do is have a believable backstory. Every lie they tell they have to wear for the rest of their life around you, so they want to tell as few lies as possible. So their backstory will be just a sketch of a true backstory, and it will frequently be nonsensical if held up to any scrutiny. Family, jobs, and motivations will be thin or nonexistent. Social class and economic status will be a confused jumble and in general inquiry into details will be ‘hand-waved’ away or receive prickly responses. A video editor who lives in costa rica, a locksmith from Portland, or a graduate student from Wales. A boyfriend and girlfriend may sit down at two different couches, and/or in general fail to demonstrate real affection and intimacy.

Checklist Question – Does the last 5 years of their life show a believable arc?

Mystery Finances – You will never see or hear how they actually earn money, except if that is part of the convincer.

Checklist Question – Do you know how they make money?

Non-generating – Agents are not there to be a part of your movement, write a book, or come up with any new ideas. Not only that, but anyone who might take a job as this kind of agent is not at home reading Marx and Bakunin, and so in any activist circle they know in these conversations they cannot keep up. So they do not talk about these things, and take passive roles in conversations about the motivation and justifications for decisions and action. This should stand out in any situation where to be in this location at this time takes some degree of sacrifice. People sacrifice for strong beliefs, absent strong beliefs they must be there for some other reason. For this reason also, infiltrating agents sent your way may simply be unable to speak the language(by choice of whoever sent them), or pretend not to understand, or simply pretend to be too dumb to understand, evoking a pity response, and their escape from the situation. Anyone who has nothing to say about the politics of their home country and refuses to take sides on any issue, for example, should raise suspicion. A person in a movement or community should be able to justify, at length, why they are there.

Checklist Question – Have they, or can they, demonstrate understanding of the theory behind why you are in this movement?

Non-movement Related Interests – Long term infiltration agents are faced with filling up a lot of time without talking about their background or beliefs underlying their participation. So they fill their time with just about anything else that is not in any way constructive or uplifting, exercise, cooking, drawing, or stamp collecting, anything that is not constructive to the agenda of the group they are there to infiltrate and subvert.

Checklist Question – Do their interests and hobbies align with their stated beliefs or do they seem like they are just killing time?

Anti-security Culture – Infiltating agents will mock, subvert, reject any attempt at actual security and in every case argue to weaken security or act in such a way that security is undermined. In every case, agents will pretend that infiltration programs such as Cointelpro do not exist, and will rapidly change the subject or exit the situation. I have seen this on numerous, numerous occasions.

Checklist Question – Do they respect and see the need for security culture, and contribute to the safety of the group, or do they undermine it intentionally or by ‘accident’?

Checklist Question – Do they have their own security based upon their own activism and knowledge of technology, or is this topic for them non-existent?

Elemental Divisiveness – The elements of a persona are carefully calculated to be as divisive and obtrusive as possible to the group being infiltrated. A space of intellectuals will be infiltrated by people who cannot speak the language. An open non-racist culture will be infiltrated by all manner of divergent people, to drive away fellow citizens who may share their common ethnicity. A culture trying to protect their ethnic heritage will be infiltrated by someone who is an extreme racist, to drive away fellow citizens who may share their common ethnicity. A group of young men will be infiltrated by single mothers and small children. A group of musicians may be infiltrated by deaf people. At the Ferguson protests for Black Lives Matter, entire busloads of white people were brought in, which effectively ended the protest. Anarchists are infiltrated by anarcho-capitalists, the Linux community was infiltrated by non-programmers who wanted only to talk about the politeness of emails. etc. etc. There is no pattern to this except the pattern that will break up and undermine your pattern, especially in ways that are simply difficult to address without argument or rudeness. And in the event you ask a disruptive person to just stay out of the way, expect to see the next tactic. This tactic is the equivalent of throwing a wet blanket or dead weight onto your efforts in a way that appears normal and natural.

Checklist Question – Do they have traits that increase the overall difficulty of growing your movement or are there aspects of their person that are inherently divisive aned difficult to the community or group?

Extreme Passive Agression – Who do you think you are, how dare you ask me not to participate. I see how you are, you hate -insert characteristic- people that is why you are censoring me, you monsters! As soon as the disruptive behavior is addressed, the disruption expands into more divisive chaos.

Checklist Question – Is the person aware and apologetic for their disruption, or do they respond to fair requests and inquiries with indignation and acrimony?

Romancing the Babes – One of the key resources of any movement is the beautiful women involved, who will be attacked in ways that others would never see or notice, similar to the struggles potential leadership elements will face. Infiltrating agents are frequently poly and have a distant other relationship to which they must return, and alpha types will be pre-selected to infiltrate the group and seduce the most attractive women. They will have all of the money and no problems, they will be tall and frequently in very good shape. They may try to start a yoga class or invite you to fancy places. If you have a beautiful girlfriend, they will find a way to be with your girlfriend while you are out of town and will know your inadequacies and start arguments about how you care too much and why nihilism is cool and nothing matters anyway, etc. Once the woman dumps her boyfriend and is alone with this guy, he will impregnate her, become abusive, and disappear. Women will also infiltrate to get with attractive men, but they will have another boyfriend somewhere and only have interest in NMRA(non movement related activity), ask a lot of nosy questions(that a sharp mind will realize must have been suggested to them by a third party…) and of course reject any security culture as sheer insanity that they have to put up with while rolling their eyes. Functional couples are one of the primary targets if not The Primary Target of infiltration, as strong relationships generate the positive energy and symobiotic harmonism that movements need to grow. It does not matter to the police that they are demolishing the very building blocks of their society, the military, corporations and frequently traitorous foreign powers only gain power from the atomization of the citizenry, they only see you are prey or food anyway. At this point, when you realize this happened to you, it is no longer possible to perceive your nation’s police and military as protecting you, at all, and totalitariasm ‘gets real’, as you were sleeping with it in your bed.

Checklist Question – Has this person demonstrated romantic interest in key people in your group or community? If so, are they poly? Did they bring harmony or discord over the long term? Are they really there for you when you need them?

Potential Ex-Military – The pool of state infiltration agents is either active or former military agents, while the pool of informants and privatesec agents includes nearly every age and type of person. Someone who is approximately 25 who has a sketchy backstory and who you would prefer not to fight in hand to hand combat, fits this profile.

Checklist Question – Could this person have concievably been in the military between the ages of 18-22? Alternately, is this the type of person that
would do anything for $1000 pay out?

Information Gathering – Infiltration is not a one-person task and there are phases, ranging from simple information gathering to outright murder. One informant may reveal the important relationships in your group or community, while another shows up later to exploit the fracture points that were previously discovered. You are dealing with the state and a giant pyramid of institutional, weaponized power, they have the resources to take their time and strike at your weak point, at the exactly right moment. And when the dust settles and all of your goals are in shambles, you will be sitting there alone, and it will seem to you and everyone else like it was all your fault. (until you read this)

Checklist Question – How much information does this person gather through what they are doing? (If they are in your house, you should assume all of it)

Sophisticate Manipulation – Agents know who you will go to for help, and who could help, and they will only perform actions that will be difficult to explain to others, that will always somehow slide just within the scope of plausibly deniable, simply odd behavior. One of my roommates asked for money to join the rental association that protects the rights of parties to rental agreements, then once he started acting insane and I went to avail myself of their services, I found out he had not ever actually signed up. Had he not done I would have joined the association myself and they would have been able to help me, and bring attention to what he was doing, but instead he gave me the money back and it was too late at that point for anyone to help. Frequently the details of an arrangement will change just after you commit to the arrangement, and when you dispute this, it will become such a mess no one else will even listen to it, or worse, it will be easy to paint you as overreacting or being unreasonable to anyone who was not there at the time. Chiselling on deals, pushing boundaries, undermining your stated limits, using your attempt to protect yourself as cause to shame you in the eyes of others, these are all textbook operations for people who have gone through agent training, which is really just a course on how to be a degenerate asshole in a way that makes the target look like a degenerate asshole, while isolating said target from any potential friendship or assistance. In conjunction with multiple agents, I believe this sort of operation has resulted in many, many suicides. Remember, information gatherers will be your perfect friend, so absence of manipulation is no sure indicator about a person. Frequently, however, in the pretexting phase they are your perfect friend, and once their foot is in the door, things go downhill.

Checklist Question – Has this person ever done anything that made you feel like you were being manipulated into a situation or into doing something you would rather not do.

Slimy Lateral Power Grab – Infiltrating agents have no true respect for your boundaries, privacy and space, they are, after all, there to ruin your life and everything you are trying to do, and probably put you in prison if they can. As such, once within your zone of trust, expect them to grab at everything they possibly can. Go where they are not invited, touch things they have no business touching, ask questions they have no business asking, demand privileges they have no business having. Sadly, once they are inside, expect them to bring all their agent friends in and at that point they will vouch for each other and share all their acquired access with people who are essentially strangers. Any attempt at security culture or holding them back will be mocked and otherwise discouraged until you are yourself pushed out of your own community by the people who are there to destroy it, or operate it for the interests of the state, which is to destroy other people and preserve the power of the state. As stated above, for people in most movements, who believe they have the freedom of speech and right to assembly without interference, which is to say basic civil rights, they abuse and take full advantage of activists’ belief that they are doing nothing wrong, to attack them with tools and weapons of war, camouflaged by the civilian attire and if needs be dread-locks of agents of the totalitarian state.

Checklist Question – Has the person in question been grabby and forward with expectations for privilege and power? Do they seek out key positions? Do they want to know passwords and other secrets? Are they antagonistic to your security measures or do they respect them?

See No State Repression, Hear No State Repression – Any activist who has no story to tell about encounters with the police, or whose story is shallow, or a one time bad experience, either has no idea what they are doing, and are not part of any movement against the totalitarian state, or are themselves the totalitarian state.

Checklist Question – Does the person in question have any experiences being repressed, or being tear gassed, or being surveilled?

Unavailable for Long Stretches – The best I can tell, agents have something like a 4 day on, 3 day off, calendar with their personas. In other cases it may be a 4 month on, 3 month off, calendar. In other cases it may be a 1 year on, and then bye forever calendar. But they are not standup people, they are not there for the long haul, they get while the getting is good and then they hightail it out of there, onto the next assignment after a cush vacation, no doubt. If you were the head honcho of a bunch of agents pretending to be civilians, an agent that has been somewhere for a long time has decreasing returns, he has to start doing something productive or people will ask questions. The agent running the open mic at the local arts bar only has the one convincing slam poem, he is not an actual poet, he is playing one on TV. On the other hand, an agent returning from vacation and assigned to a new target or set of targets is a valuable resource. This follows that an infiltrating agent has an ‘sell by’ date. This follows that after you met an agent and they moved on, you will almost never hear from them again. There are exceptions to this for high value targets like the computer security industry and attractive women.

Checklist Question – Is this person available on a daily basis or do they answer their correspondences late? Do they go to distant places where they are not available for long stretches of time? Does the person in your past who you are wondering about have no way to contact them and not respond when you call or write? Have any people you thought should or would be your good friend simply fallen off the map?

Responds to Suspicion with Attack on your Sanity – The only times I have attempted to bring up with a suspected agent why I am having difficulty trusting them they have accused me of being insane and threatened to contact my family to tell them I was insane. Cointelpro and state surveillance does not exist to them, there is no true case where they acknowledge this is real. There is only fantasy theory and outright insanity, and their defensive response will be aggressive, scary and otherwise out of character for what you would ever expect from the person you thought you knew.

Checklist Question – When confronted about untrustworthy and insecure behavior, do they respond respectfully with concern about your feelings, or do they attack you with hurtful, illogical accusations and threaten your family?

Conflict Generation – The end result of nearly all infiltration is the generation of conflict for no good reason. Many conflicts have good reason and are based in very real and deep differences between different kinds of people. The conflicts generated by agents however all could have been avoided, are not necessary, and are either blown out of proportion or catalyzed by the agents own often plausibly deniable actions. If you are bending over backwards to make something work and someone else is not lifting a finger, and shows no respect even for your efforts, you should be suspicious. Further, agents will almost always reject mediation, as that would place them under further scrutiny, restrict their behavior, and make a record of what they have done and are planning to do. Also, it gives the mediator ‘power’ and only their boss, the mafia state, is allowed to have power.

Checklist Question – How much conflict does this person generate? Are they really trying to resolve the conflict? Are they willing to submit the issue to mediation, or are they just a manipulator or bully?

Part 2

10 Tactics to Expect in a Conversation with an Infiltrating Agent about Infiltrating Agents

Frequently Infiltrating Agents move in clusters within larger groups and support each others’ efforts in embracing, extending and extinguishing those groups. In the event you happen to bring up the suspicious aspects of one agent to another, or the suspicious actions and/or sketchy background of an Infiltrating Agent themselves, these are the types of responses you can expect to receive.

Note: The pattern to watch here is that all of these are social engineering “reflection” attacks designed to weaken you mentally and manipulate you into any other conversation than the one you want to have about your own safety and security. In this way, they will always want to be asking the questions and every question you ask them will feel like pulling teeth, or will become an unpleasant experience through one manipulation or another.

Note: Anyone doing any of these things is an evil person, as these are all forms of gaslighting, and gaslighting is a psychological tactic of war no citizen should expect from another. Anyone doing any of these things should elicit no pity or concern from you whatsoever, as this will only be used for your further abuse. This author does not personally understand how any human being could in good conscience do these things to another person without the foreknowledge that they are truly a dangerous criminal, but sadly they are far more often used against ideological opponents of the state than the criminal opponents of the state, as the later is very often integrated with other of the totalitarian state’s monstrous, indefensible, predatory control mechanisms.

  1. Infiltrating Agents do not believe Infiltrating Agents really exist, much like many religious people do not believe evolution exists. So the conversation will follow a similar pattern to trying to convince a churchlady that the Bible is not infallable, or that maybe God isn’t what she thinks he is. Infiltrating Agents are in a very similar way deeply against, pre-programmed not to see, willfully ignorant of any evidence supporting the existence of an Infiltrating Agent now, or ever, in a way that will make you furrow your brow, shake your head and in general become frustrated with the conversation.
  2. Anything that you mention to an Infiltrating Agent in regards to something that does not pass your “sniff test” or the Traits of Infiltrating Agents checklist, or that simply seems off, wrong, backwards, wierd, or absurd about potential agents and the situations they create, after #1 has been mentioned(that Infiltrating Agents are more impossible than cold fusion…), will be treated as your personal psychological problem that you need to discuss immediately with a therapist. You can in every other way be completely functional, healthy, and normal, but simply having this idea, that someone’s story doesn’t add up, is in the eyes of Infiltrating Agents cause to have you committed if you do not shut up about it right now.
  3. Suspicions about police will invoke tales of good things police have done. How one time a police person joined a group overtly and was a great person to work with, or how their cat was rescued from the roof, etc. etc. In this way the discussion of covert activity will be redirected, manipulated, into a conversation about overt activity.
  4. In the event you had experiences where covert agents have caused you a lot of trouble, stalking you on the way to work, sabatoging your life, breaking up your relationships, there will be no acknowledgement of this at all, it will be as if it did not happen to them. Meanwhile, other actual infiltrating agents in the vicinity will receive extreme pity for their obvious fabrications and tactical blunders.
  5. Any discussions of patterns or details of Infiltrating Agents will be redirected to generalities in such a way that no long term record of any pattern will be made. They will not help you keep track of this in any pattern or bring it up like they saw something, your concerns will never accumulate, analysis will not be constructed by them. They are trying to shut down this entire train of thought, so they will not give that train any steam, at all, so your steam will dissipate if you are weak-minded and easy to manipulate.
  6. Even if you have a 30 year career in security and have written entire books on the subject of establishing trust and detecting manipulative people, your background and life’s work will recieve no respect or acknowledgement, they will respond to your suspicions as if you are a child, while themselves stating the most naive platitudes on the subject, before other evasive tactics such as #2 and other responses on this list. Your experience and background are actually, in their stategy, the reason you are prone to psychological problems and need to seek help.
  7. When you propose even the barest security measures, this will be treated as inconvenient and uncool, and peer pressure will be applied to get you to accept the norm of listening devices in the room, phone cameras in your face, people you are suspicous of loitering in your presence, and whatever other obnoxious activities the Infiltrating Agents are up to.
  8. Weaponized Hypercriticality and Hippacrisy will be used against you and whatever you are doing in your life, while the actions of agents will be given carte blanche and no critical eye whatsoever. This may be the most obvious aspect, you are always under scrutiny, they never are, and as such this is a very good pattern to keep an eye on. Things that are outright absurd to you will seem normal to them, while the barest aspects of your life situation will be criticized, attacked, threatened, aspersions cast. It will feel like all of your scrutiny is being reflected back at you, and that is exactly what they are trained to do, keep you constantly focused on yourself and not the fake world they are building around you. Asking the simplest questions of agents’ background will, for example, make them defensive about their privacy, while they openly ponder your deepest psychological issues. The extensive time and expense you have made to contribute to a project will be ignored, while the barest slight against one of them will be exagerrated, etc. etc.
  9. Infiltrating Agents love “smart”(sic) phones and enjoy them everywhere at all times. Desiring to get away from them will itself be treated like a mental illness. All evidence, experience, technical discussion, and ideological discussion of privacy will be rejected out of hand as a non-topic.
  10. Infiltrating Agents are in essence anti-intellectual on the entire topic of Infiltrating Agents, their ignorance and lack of analysis is always more correct in their eyes than your experience and knowledge, no matter how extensive and hard-earned.

Infiltration Checklist

Checklist Question – Is there anything about this new acquantance or opportunity that is like beneficial lightning striking right where you wish it would strike?

Checklist Question – Does the last 5 years of their life show a believable arc?

Checklist Question – Do you know how they make money?

Checklist Question – Have they, or can they, demonstrate understanding of the theory behind why you are in this movement?

Checklist Question – Do their interests and hobbies align with their stated beliefs or do they seem like they are just killing time?

Checklist Question – Do they respect and see the need for security culture, and contribute to the safety of the group, or do they undermine it intentionally or by ‘accident’?

Checklist Question – Do they have their own security based upon their own activism and knowledge of technology, or is this topic for them non-existent?

Checklist Question – Do they have traits that increase the overall difficulty of growing your movement or are there aspects of their person that are inherently divisive aned difficult to the community or group?

Checklist Question – Is the person aware and apologetic for their disruption, or do they respond to fair requests and inquiries with indignation and acrimony?

Checklist Question – Has this person demonstrated romantic interest in key people in your group or community? If so, are they poly? Did they bring harmony or discord over the long term? Are they really there for you when you need them?

Checklist Question – Could this person have concievably been in the military between the ages of 18-22? Alternately, is this the type of person that
would do anything for $1000 pay out?

Checklist Question – How much information does this person gather through what they are doing? (If they are in your house, you should assume all of it)

Checklist Question – Has this person ever done anything that made you feel like you were being manipulated into a situation or into doing something you would rather not do.

Checklist Question – Has the person in question been grabby and forward with expectations for privilege and power? Do they seek out key positions? Do they want to know passwords and other secrets? Are they antagonistic to your security measures or do they respect them?

Checklist Question – Does the person in question have any experiences being repressed, or being tear gassed, or being surveilled?

Checklist Question – Is this person available on a daily basis or do they answer their correspondences late? Do they go to distant places where they are not available for long stretches of time? Does the person in your past who you are wondering about have no way to contact them and not respond when you call or write? Have any people you thought should or would be your good friend simply fallen off the map?

Checklist Question – When confronted about untrustworthy and insecure behavior, do they respond respectfully with concern about your feelings, or do they attack you with hurtful, illogical accusations and threaten your family?

Checklist Question – How much conflict does this person generate? Are they really trying to resolve the conflict? Are they willing to submit the issue to mediation, or are they just a manipulator or bully?

Checklist Question – Are all of their tales of using psychedelic drugs shallow, exagerated, negative or otherwise antagonistic towards the basic premise that psychedlics and spiritual practices are or can be serious, revered and of deeper value?

Checklist Question – Does it seem like when you ask any skeptical question about someone’s background or security procedures, they reflect the scrutiny back on you?

Score this on a scale of 20, maybe giving the questions you think personally are most important in the situation 2x or 3x weight. Any scores over 30% indicates someone you cannot, in my estimation, trust.

Know your friends, keep them close.

But, however, to the extent you are a civilian, I do not believe you should seek to “keep your enemies closer” as is sometimes said.

Betters stated is the quote from the Matrix, “If you see an agent, run.”

JMH 3-21-2020