[cryptome] Re: Manhattan spook on catching traitors

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:23:34 +0000

Ooops! I forgot to ask. How does one catch a secret agent at a meeting... VIQ this one... :-).

On 26/11/2015 09:08, Doug wrote:

Oh! Michael,
I went to lots and lots of meetings over the years...on all sorts of
subjects... And for all sorts of reasons...I went dressed up as a communist,
socialist, liberal, conservative, social democrat, trade unionist, actor,
player, poet and in so many other guises that I can't remember them all.
Sometimes I even switched roles during a performance and became a raging
environmentalist, or a compliant and grovelling subject...ever so 'umble to
m'lord; even worse, changed or forgot my lines altogether half way through;
though my best role was as a plain loonie; in that position I felt that I
performed at my best because I was at my most sincere. Once, I even went to
Cinderella's Ball dressed as a transvestite... A most janusian and existential
experience, to all gathered there, if I may say so.

Now how would you, armed with such truthful, concise and congealed
information supplied by such an independent and reliable open source as my
goodself on the Cryptome mailing list, to which you subscribe...categorise or
classify me in that great mind of yours? How would you, in an assumed role as
an amateur spy, report my chis to an imaginary superior? This is purely in the
interests of an academic exercise in your and our intellectual development, of
course...😉😉...say no more...😇😇😇.

On Nov 26, 2015 01:55, Michael Best <themikebest@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"Anybody know the half life of an FBI file? It's longer than any of our natural

Always thought Cryptome was just based in Manhattan, not supplying dialogue for
the show about the project ;)

On Nov 25, 2015, at 8:48 PM, Michael Best <themikebest@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

"You know, there were times I envied the spies. They never worked alone.
Rendezvouses, meetings, signals, betrayals... one big, happy family. Wanna hear a joke?
How do you catch a Communist? Hold a meeting. Not a joke, actually, a real tactic. The
FBI... a bunch of amateurs... but even they know how to read a hotel registry or a
passenger manifest. The best blacklists are the ones the traitors sign all by

The writers were practically channeling JYA.

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