This is a quote from the book "The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies" by Cryptome.org
...ctivist for his competency or knowledge or value to the movement. On a more subtle level, the agent will simulate affects and mannerisms of the activist which promotes identification via mirrori
ng and feelings of "twinship". It is not unheard of for activists, enamored by the perceived helpfulness and competence of a good agent, to find themselves considering ethical violatio
ns and perhaps, even illegal behavior, in the service of their agent/handler.
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The activist's "felt quality of perfection" [self-concept] is enhanced, and a strong empathic...