Today, the Stasi is an evil memory of a failed regime, but Patriots must stay vigilant. Many politicians have Stasi tendencies.
The Berlin wall stood for 28 years, and when it was taken down, the East German security apparatus came down with it. Every dictatorship has their secret police, and the Ministry for State Security (German Ministerium Fur Staatssicherheit) or “Stasi” for short was the secret police of East Germany.
The number-two man at the Stasi was Spymaster Markus Wolf aka “Mischa.” Wolf’s career spanned 34 years of death and misery. After the reunification, Wolf was able to avoid prosecution multiple times and even secured a job with the fledgling Department of Homeland Security in 2003. Markus was known as “The Man Without a Face” due to his elusiveness.
The Stasi used weapons of all types to keep the masses in line. With its network of official and unofficial collaborators (spies), the Stasi controlled political opponents and dissidents with psychological operations that involved “Zersetzung,” which literally translates to “Decomposition.” Some of the techniques Stasi agents used were: conduct espionage, create rumors about the targets at their workplaces, poison the targets’ food enough to cause illness, and enter the targets’ apartment to simply move items around causing the targets to think they were losing their minds.
By: Friedrich Seiltgen