The Newtown Pentacle

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

After capturing images of a super saturated sunset in Long Island City, one converted the camera back into its handheld mode and began scuttling towards the train at Hunters Point Avenue. Along the way, something caught my eye at the bridge house for the Borden Avenue Bridge.

There’s graffiti everywhere, but most of the extant paintings are “tags” left behind by “punks.” Every now and then, it’s something different.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

This particular monologue seemed to written in either chalk or grease pencil, and asked several pointed questions. This messaging stood out, and was intriguing.

I did a bit of looking around in response to the curious screed, which led to an internet rabbit hole.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There’s a small population of people out there who claim that they are being stalked by organized groups, and believe that the group has some sort of connection to shadowy intelligence world entities. Sometimes these groups are governmental, or part of a “globalist cabal,” or they’re connected to some corrupted local branch of law enforcement.

There’s more than one subreddit for “gangstalkingand it’s a “thing.” I watched a couple of videos offered by psychologists who have studied and attempted to treat what they described as a paranoid delusion, and the Docs reported problems with getting these patients to accept help because “the shrink is in on it, and working with the persecutors.” Gang Stalking is described by these medical professionals as a paranoid delusion which is built on top of other psychological pathologies. The bit about “the light” can refer to two things in this world view – one is the weaponry used by the cabal to torture the victim of the gang stalking (said “light” has a variety of effects, from burning the skin to triggering programmed behaviors to somehow surveilling the subject), to the “light of god” as offered by lay priests leading suspect storefront church organizations that offer protection and comfort to the “targeted.”

Disturbingly, several mass shooters (notably the fellow who shot up a Navy Base in Virginia a few years ago) have left behind manifestos that discussed gang stalking as being part of why they did why they did. Most of the people who describe themselves as being “targeted” seem to have a host of other intractable problems – drug addiction, homelessness, mental illnesses. Like I said, “Internet Rabbit Hole.”

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Spotted a cool car as well, while changing the subject.

A late model Ford F-150 pickup.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Looking north, along Dutch Kills, from the Borden Avenue Bridge towards the Hunters Point Avenue Bridge with the 106 feet over the water Long Island Expressway’s Queens Midtown Expressway Truss framing the shot.

My trick left foot was starting to sing it’s song again, so I started limping towards the train station and a ride back to Astoria.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

More tomorrow – at this, your Newtown Pentacle.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

September 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

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  1. Nearly all formerly illegal drugs seem to trigger schizophrenia, alcoholism
    triggers Korzakov dementia, steroids cause mania and depression, football
    injuries lead to dementia. They were born with good brains but destroyed
    them, maybe they do need negative social credits to donate organs.

    Louis Merris

    September 30, 2022 at 2:03 pm

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