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Evil mentioned 611 times in the Bible…..cross out evil and write in…government !
The corporation…..merchants imitation of government…..
We tend to think of “conformity” and “rebellion” as opposite forms of behavior. Yet rebellion and conformity, in their usual form, are actually two sides of the same syndrome. Both are responses to pressure which keep the victim reacting to, and therefore “conforming” to, the pressure source. There is a third way of dealing with pressure that involves neither rebellion nor conformity, which allows a person to fully develop his innate potential, without outside interference.
In a sense, it can be said that rebels, criminals, and the insane are specially bred to provide a horror show that distracts the rest of guilty society from the real horrors of its own condition. There is relief and reassurance in the spectacle of others who are worse off than ourselves. We are fortunate and good by comparison, and as we make them worse still by our cruel and hypocritical “help” and punishment, we use them to reinforce our own rebellious, false sense of worth.
Gunny G: Ever get the feeling the “elite” establishment disrespects/has no loyalty to the common American, etc…??? ~ It’s an OLD story…
Gunny G: Ever get the feeling the “elite” establishment disrespects/has no loyalty to the common man, etc…??? ~ It’s an OLD story…and apparently has permeated all aspects of our society.
The old timers have long since been weeded out of the ranks of government, busines, industry, etc…..leaving only the new breed of “yes-men,” etc.
Rick Santorum ^
Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:49:39 PM by Indy Pendance
I took this quiz, and I was 92% in favor of Rick Santorum for president, which surprised me. It’s a short, twenty question quiz.
My question, we’re going through all the candidates, will we give Santorum his day in the sun?
Preface: I am using the word “evil” in its secular sense in this essay, as in a horrible, destructive act … religion is beyond the scope of this essay.
When someone fails to stand up to a heinous act, that leads to a whole chain of events.
It Enables More Destructive Acts
Initially, by failing to stand up to the bad act, we are enabling the person who committed it to do bigger and worse things in the future.
Army psychiatrist and Christian philosopher M. Scott Peck wrote extensively on evil in People of the Lie (since Peck was a psychiatrist and an empirical researcher, his investigation of the dynamics of those who commit heinous acts and the subsequent attempts to cover them up is very interesting, even for atheists who will disregard all religious overtones). As Peck wrote:
It is necessary that we first draw the distinction between evil and ordinary sin. It is not their sins per se that characterize evil people…The central defect of the evil is not the sin but the refusal to acknowledge it.
And a longer passage:
We lie only when we are attempting to cover up something we know to be illicit. Some rudimentary form of conscience must precede the act of lying. There is no need to hide unless we first feel that something needs to be hidden. We come now to a sort of paradox. Evil people feel themselves to be perfect. At the same time, however, they have an unacknowledged sense of their own evil nature. Indeed, it is this very sense from which they are frantically trying to flee. The essential component of evil is not the absence of a sense of sin or imperfection but the unwillingness to tolerate that sense. At once and the same time, the evil are aware of their evil and desperately trying to avoid the awareness. Rather than blissfully lacking a sense of morality like the psychopath, they are continually engaged in sweeping the evidence of their evil under the rug of their own consciousness (or attempting to redefine their evil as good). The problem is not a defect of conscience, but the effort to deny the conscience its due. We become evil by attempting to hide from ourselves. The wickedness of the evil is not committed directly, but indirectly as a part of this cover-up process. Evil originates not in the absence of guilt but in the effort to escape it. Since they will do almost anything to avoid the particular pain that comes from self-examination, under ordinary circumstances, the evil are the last people who would ever come to psychotherapy. The evil hate the light – the light of goodness that shows them up, the light of scrutiny that exposes them, the light of the truth that penetrates their deception.
So when people fail to stand up to the heinous acts of a bad person, they are empowering that person’s cover up, the very core of their propensity to do further bad acts in the future….CONTINUES…
NEW SAYING, NEW MOVEMENT: OBAMA, SHUT UP!
30 September 2010 | Mene Mene Tekel UpharsinPosted on Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:10:17 PM by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Let’s start a new saying and a new movement tonight, 30 September 2010. Just say to everyone you can that your message for Obama is:
Shut Up!We don’t want to hear another word out of you, your wife or your daughters ever again.
We don’t care about another word you have to say ever again.
Just shut up. Do not pass Go and do not collect $200 or billion dollars.
Without profanity, Just Shut Up Obama!
Every time you open your mouth, you make the problem worse.Obama,