By: Patrick Bergy
Victim of the Swamp is an autobiographical account of Patrick Bergy’s decade inside what has become known as the “Deep State.” It's an amazing true story of his run for office in 2004, enlistment at the age of 40 in the United States Army, and as a private military contractor. Mr. Bergy was contracted as a subject matter expert to develop pioneering applications in social media psychological warfare for the Department of Defense. Basically, he pioneered social network “fake news” for the U.S. Department of Defense when social media was in its infancy.
You get a first hand, inside look at the "Tip of the Spear" of the DC Swamp at the highest levels, and the corruption between the U.S. government, military and the military industrial complex. A portion of each book sold will go towards veteran based non-profit organizations!
Patrick Bergy is an IT security specialist, former candidate for Supervisor of Elections, and PFC in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge from the military, he deployed around the world working as a military contractor providing IT support for the Department of Defense. One of Patrick’s most notable projects was in pioneering social media psychological warfare, also know as Interactive Internet Activities, or IIA, for the Department of Defense in 2008. This was at a time when social networks and smart phones were just taking off. Patrick understood the potential threat such capabilities posed for the very core of U.S. democracy, election integrity. He believed it was already being used by hostile foreign governments. Patrick has been speaking out since 2014, when he recognized its use in the Michael Brown incident which sparked riots in cities throughout the U.S. He has continued trying to get his message to the public to this day, even predicting the social media influence by hostile foreign governments in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, but his warnings were seemingly ignored. He published his first book, ‘Victim of the Swamp, how the “Deep State” Destroyed the 40 Year Old Private’ in September, 2017.
EARLY YEARS - Patrick Bergy was born in 1965, and raised on a small farm in Alto, Michigan. His Father, Bruce Bergy, managed a grain mill that had been in their family for over 75 years. Patrick had two older sisters, Lori and Linda. His mother, Ruth, remarried following his parent’s divorce at a very early age, and has remained largely disassociated from his life since his teens. Patrick married his first wife at the age of 30, and has four children from the marriage whom he loves very much. His daughters, Mia, and Sarah, and twin sons, Bruce and James. He was divorced in 2010 following several years of deployments overseas, and his personal struggle with combat related PTSD. He acknowledges things in his life got a little crazy after the divorce from his first wife, was married briefly to his Russian wife, Zhanna, shortly after that, and remains separated from his third wife from Thailand, Khwanchanok, now going on two years. He now has a dog!