“You can’t believe it,” said Martha Mitchell of the bizarre events of the Watergate years. “I can’t believe what’s happened to me.” I had to smile when I watched the David Frost interview clip on the BBC website and listened to those statements (“Martha Mitchell speaks out about Nixon, Watergate,” on the BBC website, http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-18436516/martha-mitchell-speaks-out-about-nixon-watergate). I have made similar statements numerous times these last years as a victim of a real estate mobbing—truly, an organized crime—at the hands of speculators and a corrupt neighborhood watch in northeast Seattle.
The incredible events that unfolded as speculators moved in around my rental home in northeast Seattle and began their attempt to harass me out of it have been beyond imagination. Making sense of the what, how and why of mobbing has required a significant amount of observation, research, and thoughtfulness.