The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
--Amendment IV of the U.S. Constitution
Among the many, many, crimes being perpetrated by various agencies of the government is the unlawful domestic spying directed at designated targets, whom the perps deem to be "persons of interest."
Gone are the days of constitutional protections, such as "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects..."
Gone is "the reasonable expectation of privacy", the opinion issued by the Supreme Court in reference to Amendment IV.
Certainly, we have the RIGHT to such protections. The unalienable right. Trouble is, the government is flagrantly disobeying the Constitution.
Although privacy violations have now become commonplace among the general populace, the rule rather than the exception, I have been a target of unlawful domestic spying for decades, long before the advent of the unconstitutional Patriot Acts and Homeland Security, which represent institutionalized (yet unconstitutional) invasions of privacy under the completely false pretext of "National Security".
I find it tragic that so many people are just sitting back and allowing Big Government to violate privacy with impunity; allowing every area of their lives to be monitored and manipulated. Anyone who uses a social security number; files a "federal income tax" form; takes a drug test when making an application for employment, or submits to other abusive and intrusive practices/policies of government or corporate bureaucracies; cooperates with a census taker; allows their luggage/person to be searched at an airport (just to name a few of the most common instances) is enabling the system of the BEAST.
Most will simply "go along to get along", clueless as to the consequences of their ignorance and apathy. What they don't realize is that the more information the BEAST gathers about an individual, the more an individual willingly submits to the system, the more control it can gain over that individual's life.
The BEAST is not humane, but is demonic. It is lawless and relentless. It is a behemoth machine without conscience. It has no built in checks and balances, no mercy. The voracious BEAST will devour all who cross its path, chew them up, grind their bones to dust, and spit out the remains. Next victim!
This is not the life of a Free man or woman, not the life of the Sovereign Child of God, certainly not the life God intended for His children!
I've heard many people complain loud and long about invasions of privacy, but they won't actually stand up against these violations of their rights. It's all talk, no action. Sadly, this attitude of not walking the talk is typical of most of the people I have ever known. Even worse, most in the general populace do not even seem to find privacy violations to be a serious concern.
They'll say, Oh, but I have nothing to hide, so I don't mind them knowing my business. Would they change their minds if they understood that EVERY piece of information the tyrants gather will be used against them, one way or another? That the ONLY agenda of the BEAST system is COMPLETE CONTROL?
What's more, most people don't realize what these increasingly pervasive privacy violations portend. In actuality, the plot to wipe out privacy has absolutely NOTHING to do with National Security or identifying "terrorists" (either foreign or domestic). In fact, this plot was hatched long, long ago by the movers and shakers of the Global Elite and is now in the final stages of the lockdown.
By expunging the privacy of the INDIVIDUAL, the criminals pave the way for their globalist agenda: A Communist, One World, Totalitarian Government, the abomination of the New World Order.
And what about the REAL I.D.(IOT) card? The I.D.IOT card will allow the tyrants to own you, lock, stock and barrel. Only an idiot would accept this most flagrant of all invasions of privacy. Only an idiot would be so blind as not to see that once your privacy is gone, you are nothing but a slave. But then, that is their overarching agenda: to enslave every person on earth. The plot for global enslavement comes in increments. Next will come the actual Mark of the Beast, a chip in the hand.
God-given (natural), inherent, unalienable rights, protected and guaranteed under the Constitution. These rights are determined by the actual supremacy and sovereignty of the INDIVIDUAL. Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution (Bill of Rights) are specifically meant to protect these rights of the individual against any and all abuses by the government. And these abuses are escalating so fast that the only hope of stopping them is for each INDIVIDUAL to REMOVE himself/herself from the BEAST system. If you can't stop the system, then at least make sure the system won't stop you.
BOYCOTT the BEAST system. Refuse to be a part of it. BOYCOTT the REAL I.D.IOT card. BOYCOTT the North American Union. Do you really want to have the sovereignty of your country forever destroyed? Do you want more invasions of Mexican drug dealers, murderers and rapists? Do you want to be subsumed into a socialist government like that of Canada? Do you want your country irrevocably destroyed? The BEAST does, count on it!
BOYCOTT everything and everyone who threatens your LIBERTY, your SOVEREIGNTY and your PRIVACY. Expunge them from your personal universe. Amen and amen.
This report covers not only the general issue of the Right to Privacy; and the pathological mindset (as evidenced in the "herd mentality") which is responsible for invasions of privacy and the complete lack of respect for the privacy and personal boundaries of individuals; it also includes some of the specific invasions of privacy which have been perpetrated against me personally. I document these for the public record.
UNCONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT SPYING
In late summer/early autumn of 2007, I was having serious trouble with my dial-up Internet connection. When I called the technical support people at my server for help, they did some tests and informed me that there was "another party" breaking into and using my private phone lines. No surprise there, this particular invasion of privacy has been happening to me for decades. But as is my standard policy, I called the phone company anyway, to make a report and file a formal complaint.
The bought-and-paid-for liars at the phone company were of no help at all. They at first claimed that they would be sending out a repair person to "check the lines", but though I waited at home for hours on the designated date, nobody ever showed up. Nobody even showed the basic courtesy to call. When I called back to find out why they failed to send the repair person, as promised, I was told, oh so casually, that there was "no problem" with my phone lines. But there certainly IS a problem, I told them, and I demand to know exactly what it is. What's more, it needs to be fixed. The intrusions on my phone lines need to be identified and stopped.
I explained that it had already been determined that there was a "third party" breaking into my lines. In other words, a phone tap. The phone company robots then told me they "could not" tell me, even if such a tap existed.
I'd heard the same nonsense many times (in many different locations) in years past when I reported problems on my lines which I knew were caused by government criminals bugging my phones. I knew because I'd had the lines checked in each case by a private investigator/surveillance expert with the proper equipment. But the phone companies (like so many other corporate behemoths) answer only to the criminals in government, NOT to the paying customers, and so have gag orders placed on them regarding phone taps. They are "not authorized" to tell the truth to a customer even if they know that there is indeed, a tap on the line.
I told the phone company representatives: Listen up! I am PAYING for this phone service. It is your responsibility and obligation to provide the services a customer is paying for. Which includes a PRIVATE phone line with no interference from outside parties.
I did not order a "party-line" service. I do not want interference on my lines. I am being prevented from conducting my personal and professional business, because the parties breaking into my line are stopping me from using my computer.
More importantly, I have the RIGHT TO PRIVACY; the right to conduct my personal and professional business free of spying, surveillance, snooping, interference on my private lines, and what not.
Naturally, the problem was never resolved. Just as none of the other problems of similar nature were ever resolved. During this time, the bastards had also stepped up the sabotage of my e-mail, preventing me from sending e-mail to certain persons. I finally decided to (for the most part) stop using e-mail, as well as the phone. It was the only way I could think of to protect my privacy, at least as regards direct e-mail/telephone communications.
But the irony of all this unlawful surveillance is this: I never discuss truly "sensitive" information on the phone, or by e-mail. This has been my policy for many years. If it can't be discussed face-to-face (with ambient noise in the background to block listening devices from picking up the conversation) then it is not under discussion, at least not by me.
Over the years, the spooks have wasted much of their time and resources eavesdropping, only to hear me talking about my cats, or to them (I love you, more than the expanding universe!...Lord have mercy! but you need a new flea collar....I know you don't like that brand of cat food, but I can't afford anything better right now, so eat it or you'll be limited to dry rations....My life purpose is serve you!...I worship and adore you.....Let's give these bastards some intelligence they can USE: the rendevous point will be the feeding bowls at 17:00 hrs.)
As far as I am concerned, I value my privacy second only to my liberty. In fact, my privacy is an integral part of my liberty. To be FREE from any and all unwanted attention by snoops and busybodies, to be FREE from all invasions and intrusions! And I will do whatever is necessary to protect myself against any and all invasions of my privacy by spies, snoops and busybodies of any stripe, government or otherwise.
No doubt, I am a Privacy Extremist. Because privacy is so very important to me, I have always taken measures to protect myself from all forms of invasion, intrusion and interference, in every area of my life.
1) Unlisted, private phone numbers. Always.
2) Unlisted, private street address, not available in any public records. Always.
3) PRIVATE PROPERTY: NO TRESPASSING & NO SOLICITING signs on my property. Always.
4) I never answer a knock at my door unless I am expecting an invited visitor or service person. Never. If the intruder persists, I simply speak through the closed door and say: You see that NO TRESPASSING SIGN? See that NO SOLICITING sign? Leave the property. NOW. If that doesn't get rid of the intruder, I simply call the police.
5) Since 9-11 I have refused to fly on any commercial airlines, on principle. NOBODY is going to search my luggage or interrogate me with intrusive personal questions. NOBODY is going to conduct a search of my person. NOBODY is going to confiscate any of my personal possessions. I boycott the airlines, and now even the trains, as they demand to see your "papers" (a driver's license or other photo I.D.) simply to buy a train ticket. I have the right to travel anonymously and unmolested within my own country. It is nobody's business who I am or where I am going. If I do decide to travel, I find a way by which I am spared the harassment and intrusions of the tyrants and their minions.
6) When the census-takers come knocking, I do not open the door. I tell them (again, through the closed door) that they are trespassing on private property; that I do not talk to census takers; that they have no legitimate business with me; that I do not answer their questions, nor will I be engaging them in any discussion or argument. "This conversation is terminated. Leave my property. Now". And I say no more.
Usually, they try to force their will on me by aggression and empty threats about "the law" --which does not exist. They have no jurisdiction whatsoever over me, a Sovereign Child of God. Frustrated and foiled, usually after shouting their empty threats, they leave their intrusive paperwork outside the door. I use the census form for kindling in my fireplace.
7) I do not have a public e-mail address. Not published on my website, nor anywhere else. My e-mail addresses are all PRIVATE. I have no interest in communicating with the general public, the readers of my website, or curiosity seekers who may have read my reports (or the writings of others, about me, by either legitimate writers or disinformers) on the Internet or in hardcopy publications.
BARBARA HARTWELL VS. CIA: THE ONE AND ONLY LEGITIMATE WEBSITE OF BARBARA HARTWELL
Setting the record straight. AGAIN
I don't know how many times I have to announce this, because people just don't seem to get it.
All material published on my website, Barbara Hartwell vs. CIA, is FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.
I am an independent investigator, intelligence analyst, journalist. The key word here is "independent". My website contains archives of my writings, as well as various other items. The issues addressed are those which are important to me personally. I don't operate on any time schedule or deadlines. I am not concerned with keeping my website "updated", as it was designed to house archives, not as a "news" site; and it is only one component among my professional endeavors.
I am not a "reporter" nor am I employed by nor affiliated with any groups, publications, organizations or collectives. (And for the edification of all the dupes of the disinfo crowd, as tiresome as it gets to repeat: No, I do not work for CIA, nor am being "mind-controlled" by them.)
I work alone. I am not a team player and I answer to no one but God Almighty. I publish what I want, when I want, and for my own purposes. My website is free, I have nothing to sell, and the readers may make of any and all material published on my website what they will.
Unlike many other journalists (independent or otherwise) I am not seeking contacts, "networking", professional associations or friendships with people who may be addressing similar issues. I do not join "chat groups", nor engage in public discussions of my work. My own writings are predominantly focussed on exposing government crimes, corruption and coverups --primarily the ones I (and/or friends, family, associates, colleagues) have been victimized by; and/or targeted by; and/or witnessed; and/or gleaned from my own investigations and research.
This certainly includes naming names of criminals, con artists, scamsters, liars, traitors, some of whom work directly (or officially) for the government; and some of whom are dupes, stooges, shills, useful idiots doing the dirty work for government agents and operatives. I do this work in the pursuit of justice, not just for myself and those close to me, but also on principle, because I believe in Liberty and Justice for All.
I have never received any direct financial compensation in connection with my reports published on the Internet. The only money I have ever received is in the form of donations from the public, from those who wish to support my work. As for those donations: I have stated many times that I will only accept donations which are given in the spirit of "Christian charity" or "love gifts" --to use at my sole discretion, no questions asked, no strings attached. If people can't accept those terms, then I don't want their money. Donating money to me does not give anyone the right to invade my privacy or meddle in my personal or professional business!
So, all that being said (and I have stated it repeatedly, over a period of years, on every website I have ever had), I am at a loss to understand why so many people mistakenly think that there is open season on my time and resources (both of which are scant); or mistakenly believe that I am "obligated" to answer their questions (some of which are of a personal nature and extremely intrusive); furnish them with information and/or documentation about various topics, individuals, etc.
I have found that this applies not only to some of the people who have donated money, but much more often to those who have not. In either case, I am not a "public resource", I am just one person pursuing the work that God has given me to do.(Note: There were also many good people who did make donations, without intrusive overtures and without expecting a thing in return. God bless them!)
I regularly receive mail at my P.O. box, appeals for help from people describing their experiences (often in great detail) with government harassment and/or mind control; imploring me to talk with them by phone; investigate and/or work their legal cases (including thick files full of documents) pro bono, and this has continued for well over a decade.
Although I am a trained investigator (I refuse to become a licensed "private investigator", since the state issues the license and P.I.s in my state are under the jurisdiction of the police), and intelligence analyst, I am NOT a licensed attorney, nor have ever claimed or implied such a thing. In fact, I have stated repeatedly in public announcements on my website:
1) I am NOT an attorney.
2) I am not available for personal or professional consultations (by e-mail, phone or in person) even in the areas of my expertise (and practicing law is not among them.)
3) Please do not send me personal testimony about problems with the government, such as being targeted for harassment, surveillance, mind control, etc.
4) I do not run an organization; I have no staff, no financial or operational resources and I have no free time available for anything beyond my own work.
5) My Legal Defense and Research Trust is a PRIVATE, common law trust, through which I conduct my own personal and professional business. It is not a law firm, not an organization, not "registered" in any government system or bureaucracy.
As I have also stated, time and again:
The focus of my work (including my website), first and foremost, is about DEFENDING INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY.
If the information published on my website is useful, educational, informative or otherwise helpful, then I'm glad for that. But that is all I have to offer. If you need legal help, if you need further information, corroboration of information or anything else, then you need to do your own research and/or or seek out the organizations and/or individuals who offer these services (pro bono or otherwise), those who have the time and resources to deal with your concerns.
As for donations, I accept them from any and all sincere people, as long as it is understood that making a donation does not "buy" the donor the right to intrude on my privacy, or make any claims upon my time or resources. Since I am disabled and financially destitute, and since I have no reliable source of support whatsoever (financial or otherwise) donations are always welcomed with tremendous appreciation and gratitude.
SCAVENGERS & INTRUDERS
If scavengers and intruders happen to get hold of any of my private e-mail addresses (and they are all private) and use them to send unsolicited and/or commercial and/or harassing e-mail, I issue one warning that further unwanted e-mails will be deemed harassment. If they disregard the warning, I report them to the appropriate law enforcement so that their harassment is on record. Same goes for harassing phone calls of any kind, including from so-called "telemarketers", who often use robotic recorded messages to harass people. When I have reported these corporate privacy violators to the police, who issue a warning to cease and desist, they stop the harassment immediately. It's all that simple.
I never open unsolicited e-mail, either from known criminals or from unknown persons/e-mail addresses. Upon receipt of any unsolicited e-mail by an unauthorized sender, I simply block the address (but save it for evidence) and/or report it as abuse and SPAM. (Yes, I know, that is useless, as the ISPs don't give a damn. But at least it has been put on the record and serves to block the offending e-mail addresses.) I do not ever open these messages, so it follows that I do not read the harassing e-mails (or any other type of e-mails from unknown addresses/parties.) The cyber-stalkers are wasting their time if they think I will be reading (or responding to) any of their trash.
VIOLATORS OF THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Unfortunately, the invaders of privacy are legion and not limited to government bureaucrats and operatives, nor aggressive corporations. Some are minions of the government, G-man/spook wannabes. Others are just garden variety busybodies who have simply not learned to MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS or to respect the privacy or personal boundaries of others. And I have ZERO TOLERANCE for such persons; for any person who disregards my clearly stated directives regarding showing respect for my privacy and personal boundaries.
I have drawn my line in the sand: at the borders of my private property; at the door step of my home; and within a stone's throw of my person. Cross the line and there will be consequences. Always.
As a Sovereign Child of God, I have the Right to Privacy. I have the right to protect and defend my person (as a living spirit, and the flesh-and-blood body I inhabit); my private property; and my "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness" against all aggressors, invaders and intruders. My home is my sanctuary and my cloister, a place where God's Love and Justice Rules. And I will defend it fiercely, against all aggressors, until the day God sends the chariot to take me home.
As for my private life, it is just that-- PRIVATE. What information I choose to make public (which may include certain personal information, at my discretion and for my own purposes) is up to me --and only me. Contrary to the misguided beliefs of numerous fools, my private life is not an open book, just because I have a public website.
Though, in the above statements, I am speaking strictly for myself, anyone who truly understands these concepts (and has suffered from so many of such unconscionable intrusions) will agree with me. On the other hand, many more do not understand. Some, lacking any scruples, simply do not care. It is the increasing invasions of privacy by these disrespectful and/or unscrupulous individuals which made it necessary for me to write this report.
Again, it bears repeating: The right to privacy is just one of the God-given (natural), inherent, unalienable rights, also protected and guaranteed under the Constitution. Rights are bestowed by God, NOT by any government. The government has no right to take away what God has given. Yet it is amazing how many people just don't "get it". Either they don't get it, or worse, they don't give a damn.
Those who don't give a damn are invariably the aggressors, the psychopaths, the intruders, the invaders, the globalists, totalitarians, communists, Marxists, fascists, etc. To hell with them all.
Now, there is one particular gaggle of government operatives, stooges and provocateurs (who answer directly to government criminals) who have targeted Barbara Hartwell for criminal harassment and persecution for well over a decade. Invasions of privacy are a particularly nefarious component of this harassment campaign.
These criminals, working in collusion, as part of a criminal conspiracy (which includes racketeering) have invaded my privacy by the following malicious acts:
1) Publishing PRIVATE, UNLISTED e-mail addresses and phone numbers for the malicious purpose of soliciting additional privacy violations/harassment by like-minded criminals.
2) Publishing a PRIVATE, UNLISTED street address for the malicious purpose of soliciting additional privacy violations, criminal harassment and stalking by like-minded criminals.
3) Harassing phone calls, including DEATH THREATS, to PRIVATE UNLISTED phone numbers.
4) Stalking on foot or in vehicles at or near a private residence.
5) Soliciting criminal harassment/stalking/invasions of privacy. This is a crime in and of itself.
Once again, I find it necessary to get some of the names of these criminals on record, in the public spotlight, even though I have exposed them numerous times over a period of many years. Better to be redundant in the cause of justice than to allow them to continue to harm others with impunity. Forewarned is forearmed.
Regarding the mindset of these criminals, here is an excerpt from a report by my good friend and professional colleague, ex-FBI agent Geral Sosbee:
"Barbara, you are the Best that this country has to offer and, as we have seen, the fbi and the cia make sure to send against you the very worst human beings that this country can produce; I truly believe that these individuals who are assaulting you represent the very lowest form of human intellect that has ever lived on the face of the earth. Their names should be forever remembered as such."
--Ex-FBI Agent Geral Sosbee on Miscreants and Cowards
(Thank you, Geral, from the bottom of my heart.)
The criminal harassment and invasions of privacy have not stopped, not by a long shot. These perps are still out there, still on the loose. Still harassing, stalking; still publishing PRIVATE information; still libeling and slandering for the purpose of destroying the lives of anyone deemed a threat to their criminal government masters. Being abject cowards, these perps fear truth. Truth is their worst enemy; therefore, anyone who exposes the truth about their deceptions, malfeasance, scams, crimes or cover-ups becomes a target of their limitless malice.
TODD BRENDAN FAHEY: OUTRAGEOUS INVASIONS OF PRIVACY, CRIMINAL HARASSMENT & STALKING SINCE 2004
Among the most aggressive and malicious of these criminals is one Todd Brendan Fahey, a psychopath who has, since July 2004, perpetrated a relentless campaign of criminal harassment; stalking (including cyber-stalking); outrageous libel and slander; identity theft, forgery, plagiarism, and soliciting invasions of privacy, criminal harassment and stalking against Barbara Hartwell. These criminal offenses have continued, unabated, to the date of this writing, August, 2008.
Because of the severe damages (including financial losses, trauma and extreme emotional distress) to me, my family and colleagues, which have accrued over the last four (4) years I will gladly take this opportunity to expose Todd Fahey (once again) as the primary example of malice, aggression, psychosis, and the criminal mindset which totally disregards morality, honor, honesty and righteousness in any form. For Todd Fahey, PRIVACY and PERSONAL BOUNDARIES are totally alien concepts, given his complete moral and spiritual bankruptcy.
The main focus of this report is invasions of privacy, but for those interested in a more extensive background on this criminal psychopath, see the reports exposing Todd Brendan Fahey, previously published on this website. In particular:
Retrospective on a Man of Dishonor: Why I Am NOT a Todd Brendan Fahey Fan
The Three Stooges Strike Again! Adachi, White, Fahey
Beginning in July, 2004, Todd Fahey embarked on his rampage of privacy invasions by stalking at my home (removed by police on July 6, 2004); followed by publishing my PRIVATE e-mail address (long since defunct); PRIVATE, UNLISTED phone number (long since changed) and my PRIVATE, UNLISTED street address in many locations all over the World Wide Web, with the malicious purpose of soliciting further stalking and harassment by like-minded criminals and whack jobs.
As part of the criminal conspiracy described above, Fahey, with intent of malice, entered into collusion with others (including government-sponsored criminals) for the purposes of harassing, stalking, threatening, libeling and slandering Barbara Hartwell.
[One of these criminals, Tim White (whom Fahey sought out in 2004, as a co-conspirator against Barbara Hartwell) had targeted me in August, 2001, starting with a bogus death threat (I have evidence of this threat in writing, in my files, which, along with other documents, will be published, at my discretion.) which he falsely claimed had been made by an innocent person, a man whom White's criminal government overlords also wanted to neutralize. White escalated to criminal harassment and making his own death threats against Barbara Hartwell and others, at the behest of his government overlords, with whom he made a deal to get out of jail, where he was serving time in Colorado on a drug-trafficking conviction.
Tim White is a career criminal, sexual pervert (including a collector of child pornography), transvestite and a stool pigeon/snitch who does the dirty work for Ted Gunderson, John DeCamp and others. Both Gunderson and DeCamp have publicly acknowledged him as an associate; have enlisted his "help" in threatening/harassing Barbara Hartwell and others; and have furnished him with a carefully-crafted body of disinformation related to crimes and coverups, primarily connected to sexual abuse of children, child pornography and prostitution rings.
Tim White has boasted numerous times that Gunderson and DeCamp are his "personal friends" and even that DeCamp is his "attorney".
White has been used as a stooge and town crier, not only to distribute false information designed to maintain cover-ups; but also to spread libelous/slanderous falsehoods and disinfo/black propaganda targeting Barbara Hartwell and others, including constitutional activist, Rick Stanley and ex-FBI agent Geral Sosbee.
Another government stooge, Ken Adachi, has been publishing libelous disinformation from Tim White, on his website, Educate-Yourself, to my knowledge, since 2002. Adachi launched his own massive libel campaign against Barbara Hartwell early in 2001, publishing outrageous lies concocted by himself and others, primarily serving as as a flunky and PR shill for Ted Gunderson. In 2004, Adachi gleefully added Todd Fahey's libelous smears against Barbara Hartwell to his "news headlines". Adachi has dedicated a special section of his website to libeling Barbara Hartwell, which he has titled: "Barbara Hartwell, CEO of Liars, Inc."
Fahey's outrageously libelous writings targeting Barbara Hartwell have been posted on numerous websites, message boards and Yahoo! groups over a period of more than 4 years. I could not begin to name every site, as they number in the hundreds. And in all this time, I've only read but a few of the ravings of this loathsome freakazoid. Why subject myself to the further stress of reading his outrageous lies about Barbara Hartwell, some of which include pornographic filth dredged up from the cesspool of his debased psyche?
Fahey's pathological obsession with destroying my professional and personal reputation is glaringly obvious to any and all discerning persons. Even though I have simply ignored most of the trash spewed out by Fahey, he keeps at it with no end in sight. Who would dedicate so much time and energy, day after day, week after week, month after month, for FOUR YEARS, but for an obsession?
As for those of Fahey's ilk, consumed with spite and moral rot, I have no doubt the Almighty will judge them accordingly. All I can do is expose these lowlifes for the public record, stand in my own defense, set the record straight, report the criminal offenses to law enforcement, and issue public warnings. The rest is up to God.
Each time I have come across a piece of trash concocted by this psychotic slug, Todd Fahey, and also posted by his fellow criminals and sleazy cohorts (including Tim White and Ken Adachi) I have noticed (as have others) that he always invades privacy by posting my PRIVATE street address.
Usually, the criminal stalker Fahey places the PRIVATE street address right at the top of the post ("Barbara Hartwell, who lives at XXXX....") So, this is the first thing the reader sees, even in listings for my name in a search engine. Fahey and his loathsome cohorts, especially Ken Adachi and Tim White, have spent tremendous amounts of time and energy writing up their bogus "reports" and loading the search engines with their outrageous lies about Barbara Hartwell.
Fahey also lifts reports from my website, and CHANGES the content, FORGING text I did not write; and/or selectively removing content. He has also repeatedly engaged in IDENTITY THEFT, by putting my name, Barbara Hartwell, as the "poster" of certain pieces on various websites, when in fact I had ONLY posted my reports on my own website. Another form of identity theft has been repeatedly perpetrated by Fahey by FORGING reports and articles (as well as e-mails) NOT written by me, which he posts, falsely citing Barbara Hartwell as the "author".
Often, when exploiting my reports for his malicious purposes, he REMOVES my postal mailing address from the header (the ONLY public address I have, and that of my Legal Defense and Research Trust), replacing it with my PRIVATE street address, making it look AS IF that were the address given by me in my reports. This is not just invasion of privacy. This is FORGERY and it is a crime.
Just one example, among many: Fahey posted a report titled, Death By Government: Part 2 (November 2007) on a site called Liberty Forum. Fahey changed the title (forgery); changed the address (forgery) and posted it in the "humor" section of the site (malice, misdirection); and also FORGED MY NAME as the "poster". Naturally, in his usual deceitful manner, he posted my report using one of his many, many screen names, which the spiteful little coward hides behind to do his dirty work.
Todd Fahey has also has been obsessively posting an item titled: "Whereabouts of Barbara Hartwell?" on many message boards. And as usual, hiding behind various idiotic screen names, including: spookyermomma AT Yahoo dot com. He queries the readers as to my whereabouts, asks if anyone has "heard from" Barbara Hartwell and asks, Does she still live at XXXXX? Once again, publishing my private street address. The scumbag from hell strikes again.
Last time he carpet-bombed the Internet with a post about the "whereabouts" of Barbara Hartwell, he claimed to "know" that I had lost my home in Maine, due to "non-payment"; had "moved to Brownsville, Texas" and was "sharing an apartment with one Geral Sosbee." Of course, as is always the case with Fahey, this was a complete fabrication and Fahey's lies were refuted not only by me but also by Geral Sosbee himself.
THE DAMAGES CONTINUE: TRESPASSING & GRAND LARCENY
The damages to me, as a direct result of Fahey's invasions of privacy, have been extensive and severe. And he hasn't stopped at simply PUBLISHING my private street address. No, the little maggot has evidently gone so far as to enlist some local yokel lowlifes to "stake out" my home.
One day, while conducting a search on an unrelated matter, I happened upon a post made by Todd Fahey (under the screen name, "obvious") on a site called Freedom Underground. The title of the post was: "Anyone wanna see pictures of Barbara Hartwell's house?" He claimed that "a friend of a friend" had taken photos of my house, and Fahey offered to send them to any interested parties who requested them, by e-mail.
Now, I can't imagine why anyone would be interested in a picture of my house, except Fahey himself, since I doubt anyone shares his rabid obsession with Barbara Hartwell. However, the so-called "friend of a friend" (or perhaps several of these lowlifes) apparently did more than skulk around near (or trespass on) my property taking pictures.
Because I have had four (4) separate incidents of theft from my property since Fahey and others(including, but not limited to, Ken Adachi, Tim White, Robert Sterling) have been publishing my PRIVATE street address on the Internet.
Before the inception of Fahey's campaign to destroy my life (including the privacy violations) I never had any problems on my private property. No stalkers (except Fahey himself.) Nothing was ever stolen.
I live in a small town, a seaside community in a quiet neighborhood, where there is very little crime.
I live in a small town, a seaside community in a quiet neighborhood, where there is very little crime.
But, ever since this malicious lunatic has been soliciting crimes against me, I have reported to the police the following crimes of theft, over a period of the past four (4) years: Three bicycles (two mountain bikes and a racing bike) and one large stone lawn statue.
These items were not inside the house, but outside on my front porch, and in my yard and garden. Since I haven't been able to afford a shed to protect my possessions from thieves, I had no choice but to leave them outside.
All of these items are worth a total value of over $3,500 and that is just the estimated monetary value. The value to me personally is another matter. In fact, two of the bikes were not owned by me, but by a friend, kept on my property for his use when visiting. As for the statue, it had been a gift to me many years ago, a religious icon made of stone, and is irreplaceable. Of course, I could not afford to insure my property, being financially destitute.
None of these thefts took place while I was at home. Each one happened while I was out or away for an extended period of time. Each incident of trespassing and theft was reported to the police. In addition, I have met with police detectives (including one detective who investigated the drunk-and-disorderly, stalking, and threats of violence made by Fahey in July, 2004) several times over the past four years, and have given them a list of names of the various criminals who have engaged in stalking, threats (including death threats), invasions of privacy, soliciting crimes against Barbara Hartwell. I have also furnished them with evidence and hardcopy documents.
So, these lowlife criminals, Fahey's pals, his "friend(s) of a friend" might be interested to know that if I ever catch one of them trespassing on my property, I won't be dialing 911, at least not until AFTER I punch out their lights and cuff them myself. And, if they are really unlucky, one of my ex-military relatives might be visiting and decide to lend a hand. And who knows, if they make one aggressive move against someone's person while trespassing on my property, he might be likely (given his first-rate training in deadly force) to snap their necks like a twig. (In self defense, of course.)
WEBSITES VIOLATING PRIVACY IN COLLUSION WITH CRIMINAL STALKER TODD FAHEY
For the record, here are some websites who have been in collusion with Todd Fahey to invade my privacy; compromise my security; endanger my person and/or to libel, harass and stalk; and/or to solicit the crimes of stalking and harassment against Barbara Hartwell --by publishing a PRIVATE, UNLISTED street address.
--Educate-Yourself, owned by Ken Adachi. Adachi is in collusion with Todd Fahey and other criminals/disinformers, including Ted Gunderson, John DeCamp, Brenda Negri (aka "James Choron") Larry Lawson, Tim White. Adachi serves as the primary P.R. shill and lackey for Ex-FBI Senior SAC Ted Gunderson.
--Friends of Liberty, owned by Todd Brendan Fahey. A site which publishes lies, pornographic filth, filled with obscenity, paranoid fantasies, outrageous libel about Barbara Hartwell and others, and similar repellent garbage.
--Vietnam Veterans on the Net, an apparently unmoderated Yahoo! group. This group is now defunct. But for all the years it was online, it was used by a number of criminals named here (including Todd Fahey, Tim White, Larry Lawson) as a venue for a smear campaign against Barbara Hartwell and other legitimate investigators, government whistleblowers and expositors of truth about government corruption.
--Freedom Underground, where Fahey and certain other like-minded cohorts frequently invade privacy and post libelous falsehoods about Barbara Hartwell.
--Friends of Barbara Hartwell, a Yahoo! group maliciously designed by Todd Fahey for the specific purposes of: publishing outrageous falsehoods about/libeling Barbara Hartwell; invasions of privacy against Barbara Hartwell; identity theft; criminal harassment, stalking, etc. Again, it is used by the same gaggle of criminals to post their disinfo trash.
--The Konformist, owned by Robert Sterling. A site to which Todd Fahey has been a frequent contributor, along with other misogynists, sleazebags (the site is filled with obscenities and photos of nearly naked women) and conspiracy-nut grandstanders.
--Larry Lawson News. Not a website, but a "newsletter" which Lawson distributes far and wide and in which he regularly libels quite a number of decent, legitimate people, all of whom oppose totalitarianism. Examples of Lawson targets: Rick Stanley, Geral Sosbee, John Perna, Barbara Hartwell.
--Rumor Mill News, owned by Rayelan Allen. A large commercial New Age/government disinfo site. Todd Fahey is one of the "news agents." Some of the idiots posting on this site (including Rayelan Allen) have libeled Barbara Hartwell and claim I am CIA.
--Breaking All The Rules, owned by a pseudo-intellectual poseur using the alias SARTRE, real name George F. Smith. Todd Fahey posts his trash on this site as a "columnist."
[Note, added February, 2010: "Xena Carpenter" is another such website which perpetrates monstrous invasions of privacy against targets; and where malicious liar Fahey writes libelous pseudo reports not credited to any author, but which are purportedly written by "Xena Carpenter", either an actual person (if so, another demonic liar and lowlife moron),an accomplice of Todd Fahey, Tim White et al; or just another alias used by criminals to harass, libel, invade privacy of targets, including Barbara Hartwell.
Another lowlife now in collusion with the criminals Fahey, White, Adachi et al to invade privacy of Barbara Hartwell and associates is James F. Marino, editor of a website called 9-11 The Mother of All Black Operations. Marino is a name-dropper and gate-crasher who promotes outrageous libel (his own ignorant nonsense and malicious lies, and the libelous falsehoods written by his criminal accomplices, whom he promotes for the purpose of doing maximum damage to Barbara Hartwell.]
I know there are many others, but I don't have time to track them all down. That, in itself, would require more time and energy than I'm able or willing to expend.
But mark my words, they will all be held accountable --by me-- for the violations against me and my family, friends/colleagues.
FAHEY'S KNOWN ASSOCIATES & LIKE-MINDED MISCREANTS
A list follows of some of Fahey's known associates, marked with an asterisk*. Also listed are like-minded malicious aggressors participating in the libel and slander campaign (including talk show hosts, owners of websites, involved in promoting the libel/slander and/or perpetrating privacy invasions) against Barbara Hartwell. Known current and former government operatives are identified as such.
As you read the names on this list (marked with an asterisk* for those known associates of Todd Brendan Fahey), consider this:
What kind of person would associate himself/herself in any way (including promoting him or his libelous smear pieces) or have any dealings with Todd Brendan Fahey --a psychopath; a criminal stalker; a forger; an identity thief; a porno-monger; a sexual pervert/predator (including targeting children); a misogynist; a blackmailer; a thief; a malicious pathological liar; a coward; a raging drunk/drug-abusing lunatic?
WHO would want anything to do with this utterly toxic, corrupt and deranged individual?
Birds of a feather, that's who! By their fruits shall you know them, and by their associates shall you be given a window into their moral character (or lack thereof.)
Make no mistake. These unscrupulous individuals (and many others like them) are, in large measure, the reason this country is going to hell in a handcart. They love to put ALL the blame on corrupt politicians and government agencies, whom they smugly claim to be "exposing". (That's a no-brainer and hardly worth noting.)
But it might behoove them to clean up the corruption in their own lives, as I have never seen one of them make an UNCOMPROMISING STAND FOR LIBERTY & JUSTICE. As for TRUTH, it is apparently of no consequence to them. They, in their arrogance and hubris, are just as much to blame for the demise of this country and in the end will be held accountable for the grievous harm they have done.
Yet most of them claim to be "Christians"; "patriots"; or "freedom fighters" (or all of same.) From my observations, none of them could fight their way out of a wet paper bag. Where is the the courage of the purported "convictions" which they loudly proclaim far and wide?
They're too busy with their poseur patriotism; bearing false witness, running their media smear campaigns (on radio and/or in print) against legitimate, sincere individuals; running cover-ups of their own deceptions, fraudulent operations and scams; as well as vying shamelessly for publicity and ego-gratification. And let's not forget bilking the hard-earned dollars (one way or another) of their target audience: SINCERE patriots, Christians and hard-core freedom fighters.
If you've been conned, duped or hoodwinked by one of these unscrupulous individuals, if you've been taken to the cleaners, it's time to take a closer look --a much closer look. But please, don't take it from me. Do your own research.
Timothy Patrick White*
Ted Gunderson* (Ex-FBI Senior SAC, ex-officio COINTELPRO, de facto COINTELPRO)
John DeCamp* (Former senator, Nebraska, Op Phoenix, CIA black ops)
George F. Smith* (aka SARTRE)
Eric John Phelps
Don Stacey (CIA)
Ronald Cerra (CIA)
Mary Ann Cerra (CIA)
Susan Ford (aka Brice Taylor)
Charles Bruce Stewart
Mark Phillips (CIA)
Mike Eggleston (aka SMOKESCREEN)
Daryl Sturgis aka Tim Hall (Former Army Special Forces, Op Phoenix under Gen. Singlaub CID, IRS--current government employment status unknown)
Mark Holstlaw (FBI, Anti-Terrorist Task Force, former NSA)
Daryl Bradford Smith
James F. Marino
INVASIONS OF PRIVACY & MEDDLING: GARDEN-VARIETY BUSYBODIES
For those of us truly concerned about protecting our God-given right to privacy, it's not just criminals and the government we have to be wary of. The issue of the Busybody comes immediately to mind. Because they're out there, and they want to know YOUR business. The Busybody could be just about anyone: the nosy, meddlesome neighbor, co-worker, professional colleague, even a friend or family member.
In my experience, the garden-variety Busybody may sometimes be even more difficult to deal with than corporate or government invaders of privacy, at least in the cases where the person appears to "mean well"; and especially if the Busybody is a friend or relative, someone I care about. In some cases, maybe they are really just trying to help, but "help" of that kind, I don't want or need.
But be that as it may, the core issue is still the same: You have the right to protect your privacy and establish your personal boundaries. Only YOU can decide where those boundaries lie and who is overstepping them. And no one has the right to cross your line in the sand.
For me personally, it's all about RESPECT. Respect for the Inviolability of Personhood, and is certainly a matter of honor. I make no secret of the fact that I am a very private person. In fact, I am a recluse, and far more reclusive than anyone I know. I avoid, as best I can, any dealings with "society" and eschew worldly pursuits. I hate noise (including motorcycles, the blasting of loud stereos --what passes for music these days, blaring TV sets, etc.) and crowds. And I avoid loud, aggressive people like the plague.
I don't get involved in politics (I haven't voted in over thirty years); don't join groups, and do not embrace any form of political or religious orthodoxy. I have no worldly ambitions. These trappings of "civilized society" hold no benefits for me, nor enhance my life in any way. Because in every case, engaging in these pursuits necessitates regular dealings with groups of people, and worse, becoming embroiled in a shallow, decadent culture which is anathema to me.
On the other hand, I enjoy peace and quiet, solitude and (for the most part) I prefer the company of those of God's creatures who are other than human. I spend as much time as possible outdoors, especially in my favorite peaceful natural settings (just the way God made them!) near the ocean and in the mountains. I am in the world, but certainly not of it. The spiritual world is more real to me than the discord of the physical plane of existence, though, like anyone else incarnate on this earth, I obviously must deal with it.
Nevertheless, I deal with "the world" as little as possible. I would even say I am "antisocial" -- certainly not in the pathological sense-- but in the sense that I tend to avoid "socializing" and "society" whenever possible! Society is nothing more than a hot-bed of Busybodies.
All my associates, friends and family are well aware of my reclusive nature and my position on privacy, and they all know that I expect others to respect my privacy and personal boundaries, just as I respect theirs.
Unfortunately, there are those who simply do not listen, no matter how many times I make my position clear. True, I may be more concerned with privacy and defending my personal boundaries than most, but nonetheless, that is my prerogative. If others find me extreme in the position I have taken (and many have done, usually the Busybodies), so be it, but that is not my problem, nor will I allow others to make it my problem. I am not concerned with "what people think", as long as they don't try to impose their personal beliefs on me or interfere in my life.
When someone oversteps his/her bounds by showing a lack of respect for my personal boundaries, I confront the person and let him/her know that this behavior is inappropriate and unacceptable to me. Since I am plainspoken and blunt, I leave no room for doubt, but I do try to be polite and I do try to offer an explanation, in the hope that no misunderstandings will cloud the issue.
If the offending behavior persists, and the Busybody repeatedly disregards my wishes re privacy or personal boundaries, I usually have no choice but to break off the relationship, as painful as this may sometimes be. I have lost quite a few friends over this issue, and the reason was always the same: The Busybody persisted in the offensive behavior, completely disregarding my wishes about privacy, personal boundaries and confidentiality.
This has been most hurtful when I know the Busybody to be a basically decent and kind person, because many of them are. But unless (and until) they learn to treat others with a respect for the Inviolability of Personhood, I simply can't handle the stress and trouble they bring into my life.
ARCHETYPE OF THE BUSYBODY
For the purposes of this report, I believe it will be useful to provide a character sketch of what I call the Archetypal Busybody. Since the inherent nature of the Busybody is somewhat universal (they've been around for thousands of years, and are cited even in the Bible) I'm sure at least those discerning persons who have had dealings with the Archetypal Busybody (hereinafter referred to as AB) will recognize the character traits of the archetype.
This is not to say that ALL ABs share ALL the traits I will outline here. But I have found, in my observations over a period of many years, that more often than not, the AB will be defined, at least in a general sense, by certain penchants and proclivities; and by a pattern of behavior which is consistent with the archetype. But read on and decide for yourself.
[Note: I have used the feminine pronouns "she" and "her", simply because most of the ABs I have known are women. Not all, mind you, but most. I have my theory on that, but it is certainly not of the sexist, misogynist or male-supremacist mindset, and in any case is beyond the scope of this report.]
1) First and foremost, here is the core of the issue: The AB does not respect (nor sometimes even acknowledge) the personal boundaries of others. This, of course, includes the right to privacy. And from this stems the intrusive and aggressive behavior that causes endless trouble for others.
2) The AB is Nosy as hell. She believes everybody's business is her business. She will ask intrusive personal questions; snoop around a person's home/office; and like a vacuum cleaner, will generally try to suck in as much information as possible about friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. She'd just "love to be a fly on the wall."
3) The AB lacks discretion. She will often blurt out inappropriate comments and make personal observations which make others uncomfortable, or which others consider intrusive or insensitive, while overstepping her bounds. Thinking out loud, so to speak, and not thinking before she speaks, thus showing insufficient consideration for others.
4) This lack of discretion often makes the AB a gossip and "town crier". Not only does she believe that "Everybody's business is my business". Everybody's business is proclaimed far and wide, by burning up the phone lines; by hammering out e-mails, and whenever the opportunity presents itself, in person.
For the AB, Anybody's business is Everybody's business. She particularly likes cell phones, because the gossip can flow non-stop, while shopping, driving or rushing around from place to place on her numerous errands. She may also have a penchant for "conference calls" with at least three people on the line. The more the merrier! There is more often than not a sense of breathless melodrama when the AB reports the latest gossip. She enjoys being the center of attention, as in: You heard it here first!
5) The AB does not respect personal confidences. If you entrust the AB with personal/private information, even in the strictest of confidence, sooner or later, you will "hear through the grapevine" that your personal/professional business has been put "in the street", when the rumors (by this time usually twisted beyond recognition) start to fly.
6) There is often a "consensus" mentality held by the AB. She will endlessly discuss her problems (as well as those of others) with every Tom, Dick and Harry who comes down the pike. She has trouble reaching conclusions (either by logic or intuition) or making decisions on her own, so she asks others, What should I do? --and then falsely assumes that others have the same problem, projecting her lack of mental and emotional clarity onto others.
She will drag in third parties where they are not wanted and don't belong and then solicit their opinions (often about YOUR business) all the while analyzing a situation to death, focusing more on the minutiae than the main issue. She will repeat the same comments over and over (usually meaningless platitudes) and will also co-mingle issues that are not connected in any way. Let's vote on it!, she will say, even if the issue is non-negotiable for another individual and/or invades another's personal boundaries.
The AB cannot simply "agree to disagree". She must instead waste time and energy trying to strong-arm others into a consensus position. We must ALL agree! It's enough to drive you nuts and would try the patience of a saint!
7) The AB (in case you haven't noticed by now) is a non-stop talker, a motor mouth. She wakes up talking, talks morning, noon and night, and is probably still talking when her head hits the pillow. Too, the talking is usually loud, which creates a discordant environment for those sensitive to noise or trying to concentrate on anything else. Much of the talk is gossip, but she is also given to mindless chatter and blathers on about anything and everything under the sun.
The AB seems to feel uncomfortable when NOT talking, and if no one is responding, will sometimes replace the talk with sound effects, such as humming or clucking, or by turning on a TV set --anything to break the silence.
In conversation, the AB constantly interrupts others when they are speaking; and often suddenly changes the subject, thus derailing you from any point you wanted to make. And although she loves to talk, she usually lacks the capacity to really listen to others, which is one reason you could tell the AB repeatedly that you've been a strict vegetarian for forty years, but she will still show up at your door with a pot of chicken soup. Eat it, it's good for you!
Another problem stemming from the AB's failure to listen is that she (not having heard you the first time, or the second, or even the hundredth) will repeat the same questions over and over. (So, tell me, are you a doctor? A lawyer? An Indian Chief?)
8) The AB is a meddler. She not only TALKS about the business of others, but also INTERFERES in the business of others. She engages in social engineering and replaces moral absolutes with situational ethics, whatever it takes to convince herself that she is "doing the right thing." She will appoint herself (without your permission and often without your knowledge) as an intermediary; a conduit; a spokesperson; a matchmaker. She will not only talk about the private business of others, but often presumes to speak FOR them, trying to "broker deals" with third parties, without your knowledge or consent.
When trouble invariably ensues, she'll say, Well, for heaven's sake, I was only trying to help!
9) The AB dishes out unsolicited advice to most everyone she knows (and even total strangers), on any subject you care to name, from finances to affairs of the heart; and even goes so far as to foist unsolicited amateur "medical" advice or amateur psychoanalysis on the hapless recipient. Yet most often, she has no professional expertise on whatever she is "advising" you about, and/or doesn't have a grasp of the basic facts of any situation, either because she hasn't bothered to listen; or because you have (wisely) chosen not to share with her more than a general overview of the issue.
But that doesn't stop the AB from trying to advise or interfere --she is a know-it-all, eager and willing with free advice for all and sundry. And she's pushy about it too. No matter how many times you say, No thank you, I know what I am doing and if I need advice I will consult the professional of my choice, she will continue to accost you and lay on the pressure with unwanted advice. She will hound you and wear you down until you say, Enough already! But it's only a suggestion, she will say. I have the right to make suggestions!
10) The AB often has a "Mommy complex." She flaps around like a mother hen, clucking over her "children" (who happen to be adults); advising; admonishing, attempting to "organize" every aspect of their lives and trying to manipulate all the people in her life through "smother love". It's because I care!, she will say tearfully, when confronted by someone who can't take anymore. The AB seems shocked when people have had enough and walk away. After all I did for you! she will weep. Then, she will complain about the "ingrate" to everyone who will lend an ear.
11) The AB engages is overly familiar behavior, even with strangers --anyone from the supermarket clerk, to the gas station attendant, to the waiter at a restaurant. She is a "touchy-feely" type who will invade the personal space of others with impunity, without even realizing that this is offensive to others. She may also be flirtatious. Again, the lack of respect --or even recognition-- for the personal boundaries of others.
12) The AB is prone to jump to conclusions and make assumptions on any number of subjects, including about other people's lives. This is an example of the old saying, A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. She doesn't seem to regard people as separate, unique individuals, but rather as part of some collective or group. She also tends to make blanket statements, such as, Well, that is just the way men/women/older people/rich people/fill-in-the-blank....are. The individual gets lost in the collective and is not seen for who he/she truly is.
13) The AB has a habit of frequently "checking in" by phone calls, asking for all the latest details of your life, and also telling you more than you ever wanted (or needed) to know about hers. If the AB can't reach you by phone or e-mail, or if you do not respond, the AB is likely to just show up at your door, even driving long distances in order to "check up" on you.
14) If the AB is confronted (and sooner or later, she usually is) and told that she really needs to mind her own business; that her meddling and snooping and pushy behavior are inappropriate and offensive; rather than apologize and acknowledge that she was in the wrong; that she has overstepped her bounds, she is likely to become angry at you and explode. She will then try to shift the blame for the situation she has created onto YOU, when all you did was tell her to stop interfering in your life, which you had every right to do.
But even if you clearly and bluntly explain that you will not be tolerating this behavior in future, and break off contact with the AB, the snooping and meddling won't stop. If you don't return her phone calls or respond to her e-mail, she will call or e-mail your closest friends and your relatives, trying to extract information about you. She will say she is "concerned" about you; worried that she has not heard from you; and will probably tell the third party that she "doesn't understand" how you could fail to see that she was the best friend you ever had!
And so it goes...I'll bet everyone reading this (with the probable exception of the ABs themselves) recognizes the behavior pattern. As I mentioned before, the Busybodies are often basically decent people, and "mean well". But meaning well just isn't enough.
Most seem to be approval-seekers and people-pleasers, which is always a losing proposition. Because when you care so much about what others think; when you concern yourself more with the business of others rather than with tending to your own affairs, your own life, your own Spiritual Integrity and Inviolability of Personhood, you don't end up pleasing anyone, least of all yourself. You don't gain the approval you seek from others, but lose it.
Respect the privacy and personal boundaries of others. Protect your own borders and leave others to protect theirs. Privacy is sacred, your God-given right. And it is the Final Frontier.
Barbara Hartwell Percival
Sovereign Child of God
August 29, 2008