In a fight, the person who gets the first blow in has a huge advantage. It often means they will win. But against an opponent who is expecting an attack, that is not so easy. It is very easy against an unsuspecting person.
So this has been the time honoured method of muggers, street robbers, rapists. The unsuspecting person is a walkover. Surprised by a sudden, unprovoked attack from someone they did not know was their enemy, often they will be to stunned to react at all.
The military term for it is – attack and absorb. Popularly used by criminals, fascists and political opportunists. There is endless speculation over how Targeted Individuals are chosen. I propose that innocence is a prime factor in the selection process. Have a look at your innocent Joe or Jill Bloggs, prior to being selected. They have never committed a crime, so there is no reason for police/law enforcement to be after them. In this they have a false sense of security. Because they are not criminals, they have no criminal associates. So there is no reason for criminals to be after them either. They are decent, ordinary people , not anti social, so by rights, putting everything together these are people with no enemies. Thay are not expecting to be attacked because they have never given anyone else a reason to attack them. So when they are attacked, they cannot make any sense out of what is happening. They experience odd events without there being a foundation which would provide an explanation for the events – that a criminal or an anti-social person would have.
When work colleagues follow you to the loo, or your landlord keeps walking into your flat without knocking, you are mystified by other people’s odd behaviour. But you are a tolerant person so you shrug it off. A drug taker would think – they are on to me. But you don’t take drugs, so it doesn’t occur to you. Your innocence makes you blind to what is happening. All you are left with are years of odd behaviour from other people, years of being subjected to other people’s anti-social behaviour, and no reason to suspect it has all been orchestrated with a programme of lies. And when you complain, ask questions, all you get are smiles and shrugs. Because the people you are talking to have all been told you are a criminal.