Elizabeth Smart was interviewed on NPR yesterday. When she was 14, Elizabeth was kidnapped from her home and enslaved and tortured for 9 months before being reunited with her family. The thoughts/feelings Smart had during her horrific experience are very similar to what TI’s experience. She describes being made to feel like “nothing”, stripped of all self worth and having everything she knew and loved ripped away from her. Her whole life was turned upside down. Reduced to a shell of herself, she was forced into “survival mode” on a daily basis.
TI’s experience the exact same thing via a “virtual kidnapping” that takes place in their own home/ community/ workplace/ family/social circle. With the help of technology, TI’s are unwittingly scrutinized, judged, and exploited 24/7 for years, only to have their life go up in an inferno of destruction when they finally discover they are a target. TI’s are dissected and then stripped of every last shred of dignity; made to question and doubt every thing and every person they know, including loved ones. All of the same abuses and mind control tactics Smart endured are experienced by TI’s within their own homes and communities, including sexual abuse.
Smart was rescued in San Diego, the city in which I reside. Law enforcement is so corrupt here it’s astounding they helped crack this case. I can’t help wondering if the same network of gang stalkers who abuse me were involved in helping her two captors traffick her around. I’m sure her captors knew about this network. May they rot in hell.
Smart was united with her family and has started a foundation to help missing/trafficked children. Most TI’s and trafficking victims will never be so lucky as to be reunited with their families or feel safe again. But I am happy for her, she is a survivor and this was not just due to luck.