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AN APPEAL TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

AN APPEAL TO THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AGENTS
by r. andrew stokes

Growing up in the sixties, I watched many of the spy programs on television which made the life of a spy so appealing. It was daring, it was dashing, and sexually appealing. It was enough, coupled with plenty of cop shows, to nudge my ambitions toward law enforcement. As recently as 1996 I still considered a career in private investigation. I decided I did not want to make other people’s problems my own. I also cannot lead a spiritual life while simultaneously supporting the mere symptoms of those forces working against humanity.

I have had the honor of knowing people from the intelligence community, and in law enforcement. Theirs’ is a unique set of ideals, humor, and thought process. I am also keenly aware that alcoholism runs rampant in the intelligence community, due to the trappedness many of them feel. Once you’ve taken the bait, and entered FBI or CIA, there is no getting out. You know too much, and when stuck with this reality, alcohol seems to help one escape.