Anti Open Source Psyops / "Mind Tweakers"? (they'll never believe we're really aliens dept)
Happy un-halloween. The truth is out there -- apt-get into it, local
shadow repositories potentially excepted.
There _are_ organized groups of individuals who are actively attempting
to dismantle or disrupt LUG's, and to discourage Linux advocates. They
may attempt to discourage LUG's from formally organizing like Debian
has. They might say that you have to be mind-crazy if you believe any
of this message! They may claim that I am insane for sending it! It
will undoubtedly be flamed and "debunked" by "reputable linux
advocates"! Be wary of "wolves in sheeps clothing", misdirection, and
"red herrings". If you don't have anything productive to add, then
don't say anything at all.
They might try to make you quit using or supporting Free Software, OSS,
and Debian GNU. They might use sneaky, subtle, and insinuating psyops
tactics, mental / psychic / emotional harrassment. They might try to
make you smoke, drink (in the Red Hat district perhaps? Isn't that a
smoking spy with a secret NDA?), use too much caffeine, not exercise.
They might try to ruin your reputation in any way they can. They might
harrass you and try to prevent you from getting your work done. They
might cause you to waste your time with petty squabbling, a barrage of
insults and put-downs, immature insecure one-upmanship head games,
"you're such a loser" "do things my way" _badmouthing_, _bully-talk_,
emotional tweaking, political manurviring, psycho-social posturing /
posing and chest thumping. Whether it "pays the bills" is a big issue
with some of these annoying pocket slappers.
They might look for any way to _try_ and stop you from working on or
using OSS; to prove you are a danger to their way of life...
"Just think how big of a threat to them we must be in their eyes, to
inspire these jealous displays of rivalrous politicing!" -- Anon Muse
They may edit what you really say to make it seem as though you said the
opposite, and they might get away with it, if there is nobody to stop
them or call them out on it. Some will be ready with the snide
put-downs and shut-ups, and others with the bureaucratic pigeon-hole
pocket slapping paper-mill coal-plant gas-$tation shuffle.
Think about it. You might be next! They will try to make you believe
that what is said in this message cannot be reality. You may think this
is a joke eMail, but it is not. It resembles reality in some regard --
you must admit it.
That's a target on your back.
Just because they've classified you as paranoid doesn't mean they're not
really out to get you.
There are "head hunters" and there are head hunters.
Word of the day: Opportunistic Silentism