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THE SECRECY OF EVIL

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SECRECY

“…Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy… censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, ‘This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,’ the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives.”  –Robert A. Heinlein

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I’ve been reading the website for the book titled, “Political Ponerology“.  It’s about time someone wrote a book about “evil” and the manifestations of psychopaths in politics and in society!  With very few exceptions down the ages, discussions in moral philosophy – the study of “right conduct” – have failed to systematically investigate the origin, nature, and course of EVIL in a manner free from supernatural imaginings.

Evil was often considered something to be endured rather than something that could be understood and eliminated by rational measures.  A “scientific” approach is called “ponerology”:   or, the study of evil, comes from the Greek word “poneros” = evil.

Historically, in human society, secrecy has been the universal tool of priests, politicians and bankers to control civilizations for personal power, control and possession.  For me, personally, I have a very  simple view of “good” and “evil”.  The lion and the zebra is a simple analogy:   What is good for the Lion is evil for the Zebra!

One is the Predator, the other is the Prey.  Predators and Parasites are everywhere in the “natural” environment.  The simple fact is that Predators and Parasites ARE what they ARE!  They cannot behave in any other way.  It’s what they Do, and how they Think, it’s how they Survive!  They cannot be changed unless they are removed from their natural environment and controlled, in a zoo or prison.

A common problem with “normal people” is that they expect the Predators and Parasites to NOT BE WHAT THEY ARE!  It’s a simple inability to see what is front of their faces.  The fact is that “Predators Kill Prey”.  So, if you don’t what to become Prey for a Predator or Parasite, there are two option:   1) kill the predator or  2) stay away from them!

However, we must first recognize a predator when we see them!  By nature the are sneaky, covert, stealthy.  They hide in secrecy… They live among us, everywhere, blending into our environment, into the routine of our daily lives.  They forbid us to LOOK at them!!!  Then, when you least expect it, they POUNCE and devour their “food”.  Their “food” is US!

It’s really not too hard to understand….  But we must be continually AWARE of predators and parasites…. they are hidden by secrecy.”  —  Lawrence R. Spencer.

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Learn more about “Political Ponerology”  at http://www.ponerology.com/

PANDORA: EVIL AND HOPE

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pandoraPainting by Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator

Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology The “box” was actually a large jar given to Pandora which contained all the evils of the world.  Today the phrase “to open Pandora’s box” means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences.  In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her. So he did, using water and earth. The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo gave her musical ability, and Hermes gave her speech.

Pandora was given a wedding gift of a beautiful jar, with instructions to not open it under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity (given to her by the gods), Pandora opened it and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped; except for one thing that lay at the bottom – the Spirit of Hope, named Elpis. Pandora, deeply saddened by what she had done, feared she would have to face Zeus’ wrath, since she had failed her duty. However, Zeus did not punish Pandora because he knew this would happen. So, what kind of an asshole is Zeus to allow Evil into the world?

EVIL EXISTS IN THE WORLD.  “HOPE” DOES NOT PUT IT “BACK IN THE BOX”.  THIS REQUIRES THE ABILITY TO SEE EVIL WHERE IT EXISTS.  THEN STRENGTH OF WILL, RUTHLESS DETERMINATION, AND FEARLESS COURAGE TO PUT IT “BACK IN THE BOX”.