by Lucas Dare, October 14th 2016
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.” ~John F. Kennedy
The Science of Destroying Whistleblowers
“I come from the belly of the beast. I was a interviewer, interrogator, I was a counter intelligence agent. I was a polygraph examiner. I was an internal investigator, and on and on and on. So I know this system and I know it well, and then I experienced it personally. Why don’t people come out in these secret programs that they know are illegal and unconstitutional? Why don’t they come out and blow the whistle and tell people what’s going on?” ~Kevin Shipp
1.) Binding Secrecy Agreements
2.) The Intelligence Community and the State Secrets Privilege
“There is a massive, mammoth, complex secret mechanism in the U.S. Government, it’s called theintelligence community. It is so powerful that not even the Congress or the Senate can control it. Matter of fact, it controls them. It does whatever it wants. They have these Senate investigations, and they’ll come and they say, ‘sorry Senator, we can’t tell you what we’re doing because you don’t have the agency clearance.’ And that’s where it’s shut down.” ~Kevin Shipp
“The state secrets privilege (SSP) is a common law privilege that allows the head of an executive department to REFUSE to produce evidence in a court case on the grounds that the evidence is secret information that would harm national security or foreign relation interests if disclosed.” [Source]
3.) Direct Personal Intimidation and Harassment
4.) Psychological Re-Education
“What they’ll do is they’ll say, ‘we can see that you’re very stressed out by all of this, and we want to help you, so, we’re going to refer you to the office of medical services so you can undergo some psychological counseling to help you sleep at night and make you better and get rid of your anxiety, so, we’re going to set up an appointment for you to meet with a psychologist.’Now, where do you suppose that goes? The interview’s over, the document is falsified, ’employee is paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, and disgruntled.’ That goes in the file, so if it ever does get to the Congress or Senate or court, they pull it out and say, ‘well look, he or she went under an evaluation and they’re basically unstable, end of story, shut the case down.’” ~Kevin Shipp
5.) Internal Investigation by the Offices of Inspectors General
“They will destroy you. They’ll destroy your career, your finances, destroy your family. They’ll take you all the way down as far as they can.” ~Kevin Shipp
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