This is where I will be frank. Forgive me for sounding crazy.
Some people are just bad.
They are not just confused, misled, or poor victims of abuse and crooked government that should be given compassion, etc.
These are not people who made stupid, even terrible mistakes in life.
These are people who prey on the innocent, who prey on kindness, who study what “good” and “kind” and “trustworthy” look like, talk like, act like, in order to manipulate the system after they’ve manipulated their victims into a mangled pile of their selves.
These people are evil, bad to the marrow of their bones, and until we recognize that such individuals truly exist, we will not be able to properly protect the good, the normal, the innocent who become victims to such entities.
I used to be where some of you are right now – bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, love-for-all-and-all-for-love. I would believe in the best of everyone, that the potential is there to be awakened, that there just needs to be kindness and generosity and goodness poured into them, and they would be touched and healed, and evolve.
While this is true for most, this is an absolute lie—a dangerous one—to prescribe across the board.
Our (oxymoron ahead) “justice system” has been played by such individuals because people mean well but don’t know well enough: that not all men are created equal, that “a fair trial” needs far more discretion and knowledge on the participants than the court has any control or interest in ensuring, and that the lax of demand for true justice spreads repercussions into our society like a crack on glass, fanning out into splintering shards.
The problem is that good people play by the rules and the not-so-good play by the feigning of playing by the rules, so they see and predict every move, and intercept and destroy, cheating all the way.
There is a reason why the shady like to do business in the dark: concealment is the best way to ambush, and ambush is an effective strategy to take over what is not freely given. As long as people don’t know, or insist to not know, they foster successful victimization by these types.
Shine the light – know wtf we’re dealing with in this world. That’s the first step to solving the problem.
(More to come on this when I start sharing my story. Stay tuned.)
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