Opportunism is the conscious policy and practice of taking selfish advantage of circumstances. Although human opportunism often has a strong negative (pejorative) moral connotation (in contrast to e.g. biological opportunism, used as a neutral scientific description), it may also be defined more neutrally as putting self-interest before other interests when there is an opportunity to do so, or flexibly adapting to changing circumstances to maximize self-interest (though usually in a way that negates some principle previously followed). Opportunism is sometimes also defined as the ability to capitalize on the mistakes of others: to utilize opportunities created by the errors, weaknesses or distractions of opponents to one's own advantage.
Somewhat confusingly, opportunism is sometimes also redefined by businessmen simply as the theory of discovering and pursuing opportunities. These businessmen are motivated by their dislike for the idea that there could ever be anything wrong with capitalizing on opportunities. According to this redefinition, "opportunism" is a euphemism for "entrepreneurship".
Taking a realistic or practical approach to a problem can involve "weak" forms of opportunism. For the sake of doing something that will work, or that successfully solves the problem, a previously agreed principle is knowingly compromised or disregarded - with the justification that alternative actions would, overall, have a worse effect.
In choosing or seizing opportunities, human opportunism is most likely to occur where:
- People can make the most gains for themselves at the least cost to themselves.
- Relevant internal or external controls on their behaviour are absent.
- People are pressured to choose and act.
Human opportunism should not be confused with "seeking opportunities" as such, or "making use of opportunities when they arise". Opportunism refers rather to a specific way of responding to opportunities, which involves the element of self-interestedness plus disregard for relevant (ethical) principles, or for intended or previously agreed goals, or for the shared concerns of a group.
What this means is that "ALL" those within the Perpetrator Community, from the Architectural Structure that Designed, Implemented, Sanctioned, Covered Up, Deployed, and Executed TARGETING.
Be they State Agencies
Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), National Security, Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies - Recruitment and Training Personnel - at the Local, State, Federal, and Private (Civilian) Corporate Security Agencies -
Research and Development, Weapons Manufacturers, Cyber and Electronic Warfare Capabilities, Anti Personnel Crowd Control Weapons in the form of Direct Energy - Your Private Security TEAM THEMIS types who deploy and execute Smear Campaigns, Oppositional Research
To DUEL, TRI, AND QUAD PURPOSE Research, Development and Fully Operational Capabilities - - whereby the Militarized Offensive Capabilities will literally hide behind the Benign Purposes, i.e. Medical, Science/Technology, & Commercial/Google Glass, Bone Conduction Headsets, Advertising, and Gaming.
Academia - who makes Billions in Grants be they Federal to Private FUNDING - in developing these Weaponized Technologies, not to mention Illegal Teaching and Training, and Experimenting - all hidden under the Umbrella of Academia and Medical -
Civilian Recruited Perpetrator's i.e. Sleeper Cell Recruits i.e. Assets for the State
Who actively participate based upon the S.M.I.C.E.asset recruitment principles that ALL spy agencies utilize.
S = SEX - "honeypots" to lure, use, trap, compromise, set up for later blackmail - etc.
M = MONEY = Bribes, Something of Value that the Perp can use or wants for personal gain -a job, cheap rent, a loan on a car, tickets to some sports or entertainment event, but always Promise of Material and Personal Gain.
I = IDEOLOGY = Cause Driven, Narrative Driven Fundamentalism - Greater Good, Just Cause, to help Science, Technology, Medicine, to Advance these Fields -
C = COERCION = Blackmail, Threats, Intimidation,
E = EGO = Anti-social personalities i.e. Narcissists, Psychopaths, Sociopaths, Machiavellian, Histrionics, and/or Sadists - these type of Individual's Feed Off the Sheer enjoyment, control, power, and brutality of what is being done to the Target -
ALL OF THEM - PURE and CONCENTRATED OPPORTUNISTS -
NONE OF THEM HAVE AN OUNCE OF INTEGRITY, ETHICS, or MORALS -
and ALL OF THEM ARE LIKE PARASITICAL FEEDERS and PREDATORS' - TAKING WHAT THEY CAN FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL and/or SELFISH GAIN - at the LITERAL EXPENSE of the TARGETED VICTIM'S -