On the left is Mark Kennedy, an undercover police officer; that is until a group known as the NPOIU (National Public Order Intelligence Unit) became interested in him and invited him to an interview. Mark says he had no idea the group existed- most people don’t. On the right is the identity he assumed for 7 years, not even contacting his family. The man on the right was known as Mark Stone, the vegan who was an activist against the Iraq war, environmental destruction, and other crimes against humanity. All of this was a lie. Mark’s role was to gather intelligence about activist groups and report it to the government. Kennedy even went as far as to date an activist and deceive her which later led to his torment of wanting to confess the truth. His confession can be viewed at below.
Be careful who you trust. Those in power are masters of deception and will go to great lengths to keep their power. That includes disinformation agents; people who attempt to spread lies and discredit the truth. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover disinformation agents at work on popular social media networks. That’s why it’s important to question everything, do objective research, and cross reference your sources no matter where you get your information from.
It is quite easy for a shadow government disinformation agent to spin a rich disinformation tale and then craft several different versions of the tale with new “facts” to support the story in each one. These tales are usually a good mix of real, verifiable facts and cleverly designed lies, so that people who check the facts and find them true then tend to believe the lies mixed in.
The disinformation agent has only to feed these differing versions of his tale to several of the many conspiracy oriented websites out there and voila! It’s all over the Internet, but not on any what I would call reliable websites. I have no doubt they actually have fun doing this. These same disinformation agents will often even use pseudonyms to join in on the discussions generated by their “news” so that they can manipulate the direction that comments take.
If we are to learn anything here it is to be careful who you trust and no matter who your source is always follow up with your own objective independent research. Even the information posted to this website should be critically analyzed and subjected to cross referencing. The trouble lies that some of the deepest truths and information is hard to find multiple reliable sources, in these situations it is best to trust your heart and relate all knowledge to the experience you have acquired in your life. As activists, we often want to see the best in people, but it is important not to let this love blind us from the true nature of the people we surround ourselves with.
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.” -Buddha