From the Hartwell Archives: Letter to the Editor
By Mr. Diehard
I received the letter below, written to Bart Cop, in response to my recent article, Political Persecution in America: The Case of Irene Adrian.
The link for the article on my website was posted on Bart Cop, where my pieces are frequently published. Since the author of the letter declines to tell us his name, I'll just call him Mr. Diehard.
Please see my reply, which follows Mr. Diehard's commentary.
----- Original Message -----
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Barbara Hartwell
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 10:32 AM
Subject: Paranoid Schizophrenia
Bart, my man, just because they really are out to get us doesn't mean that there aren't some actual nutcases out there who ought to be in a nice padded cell.
"Irene" and "Barbara" are mentally ill. Delusional. Assuming they exist at all. The web site reads like the whiny fantasies of a dorky alienated 13-year-old. "Electromagnetic weapons" powerful enough to affect the human body or brain would disable every phone, computer, TV, VCR, and clock for half a mile around.
Government agents do not operate by the "carload." They each have their own car.
A dose of anaesthetic powerful enough to keep you from waking up screaming when someone applied a stunner to you, especially one with enough current to leave a burn, would have you in the hospital for most of a day, vomiting and unable to stand up. And it would kill the dog.
Hypnosis requires your active cooperation. Most people can't even BE hypnotized, not even by someone they trust. Ask anyone who has tried a "stop smoking, lose weight" session.
I've woken up with cuts and bruises and not known how they got there plenty of times. I've also woken up washing the dishes. (I have yet to wake up mowing the lawn.) Sleep-walking is caused by a number of things, including stress, alcohol, and snoring (repeated lack of oxygen to the brain).
Dean Koontz's horror novels (from which this piece was taken, pretty much sentence by sentence) are no more real that Stephen King's. (For example, there are no laser satellites in orbit that can be aimed at your house. The power requirements are too massive. The best a laser sat can do is scramble another spysat's computers.) If the CIA wanted to persecute you, you would get a polite form letter from the bank informing you that your house had been confiscated for failure to pay blah blah blah. If they wanted you dead, you would be dead. Professionals do not torture dogs. Only psychopaths, usually kids and low-level government clerks, engage in harassment games. Even the small-town cops aren't THAT inept.
In other words, guys, we have plenty of real shit to worry about, like a coward bully drunk sitting on the red button. We don't have to make shit like this up, and we don't need to waste our time on it. Our priority is getting the unelected moron and his crime family out of power while there's still a planet to live on.
Barbara Hartwell Replies to Letter to the Editor:
by Mr. Diehard
Mr. Diehard attempts to impugn my sanity as well as that of my sister, Irene Adrian . His opening argument is that surely, we must be "nutcases..... who ought to be in a nice padded cell". He then advances his primary thesis of mental illness by attempting to refute our testimony regarding the various harassment tactics used by the perpetrators.
His premise appears to be that only a 'paranoid, delusional nutcase' could possibly make up such stories about the type of persecution my sister and many others have been subjected to.
Mr. Diehard then accuses me of plagiarizing Dean Koontz's horror novels. I've never read anything by Dean Koontz. But I challenge Mr. Diehard to show me the "sentence by sentence" comparison from which he claims my work was taken. Why didn't he cite the pages and paragraphs of the specific novels he makes reference to?
Mr. Diehard seems to have a penchant for absolute and categorical statements, presuming to inform us that HE knows the ins and outs of government intelligence operations: How they are run. What the operatives ALWAYS do and what they would NEVER do. Who is, and who is not, 'professional'.
It is clear that Mr. Diehard is either:
1) woefully ignorant and presumptuous; a loudmouthed know-it-all who just likes to hear himself talk or else.....
2) He has an agenda.
As far as I can tell, these are the only two possible explanations for his ludicrous assessment of the situation outlined in my article.
But let's give Mr. Diehard the benefit of the doubt. Maybe there's no agenda. For the sake of argument, let's assume that he is operating out of ignorance. Judging by his pedantic, holier-than-thou manner, stating his personal opinions as if they were absolute facts and unassailable conclusions, of the set-in-concrete variety, Mr. Diehard claims to have a tremendous body of knowledge in the areas of:
- Advanced technology, including electromagnetic devices; psychotronic weaponry and satellite systems.
- Psychology , psychiatry and hypnosis.
- The operational tactics of CIA and their minions, assets and contract agents.
- Methodology of Psychological Operations used in political persecution of targeted individuals.
Wow, what a guy!....the consummate Renaissance Man.
But let's get real: If Mr. Diehard is truly as ignorant as his uninformed conjectures and unfounded assumptions make him out to be, then I would suggest that he could remedy that unfortunate situation by educating himself and doing some serious research into the various areas in which he apparently strives to make us believe he is an expert.
If, on the other hand, he is an individual with an agenda, I would suggest that he needs to develop quite a bit more polish if he wants to wield any real influence in his attempts to discredit legitimate survivors of government mind control and black operations.
But, come to think of it, there is a third possibility, which could be a handy explanation for Mr. Diehard's rich fantasy life....
Mr. Diehard informs us that he has a habit of sleepwalking. In his vast medical expertise, Mr. Diehard informs us that lack of oxygen to the brain may be responsible for this condition.
Maybe....just maybe, Mr. Diehard wrote his commentary while he was walking in his sleep.....lack of oxygen to his brain could certainly explain it all.
Yeah, that one works for me.
June 11, 2002