Fundamentum autem est iustitia fides
id es dictorum conventorumque constantia et veritas
Cicero, De Officiis I,7.23
Sometimes surfing the internet and Facebook pages (instead of water skiing) is fun – just in between some jumps into the pool situated, of course, according to my privileged status in a leafy suburb. That must be said in order that the usual suspects/monkeys/whatever know that I am evil.
At Useful Gen I found the following, interesting, enlightening, and inspiriting short text advising you on “when you are dealing with an evil person”.
With all due respect to their copyright, and of course naming them expressly as a source and applauding them for their interesting thoughts, I may quote them in extenso but giving also my – as usual – mild-mannered comments as to why those indications fit to some(?)/many(?)/all(?) politicians.
Every person has their own definition of evil, however true evil is something that is often hard to recognize. Good people always try to find something good in others too and it is very hard for them to notice when someone is using them and only wants to harm them. If you are not sure about the signs that show someone is evil, keep reading so that you will be able to recognize them easier.
Good advice. ‘Evil’ often approaches you nicely. The devil is a charming person; 30 years ago even he would have said ‘man’.
1. Denying reality: These people will often deny the truth no matter how obvious it is. Their truth is the complete opposite of the reality and it is an interpretation of their twisted ideals.
Yes, they tend to live in a bubble populated by themselves, journalists, political ‘experts’ , yes-men, brown-nosers, and other assorted underlings. And the citizens are the people ‘outside’.
2. Twisting facts: They are able to twist any fact that is not in coordination with their manipulative reality and their goals. They will try very hard to take things out of context and merge them with other such things in order to create alternative facts that are in their favour.
We know: there is no inflation, the budget is balanced, protesting farmers are racists and don’t dare to read certain books. Keep to the keepers!
3. Withholding information: If there is something that can compromise their goals and ideals, they will keep this a secret. They believe that withholding information is not lying, however if their silence harms others, it is just the same as if they were lying. Not only this, they will also make you feel guilty for not trusting them.
The pension system is stable and payments secured … for the next two days.
4. Misleading people: They have a way of misleading you and make you feel incompetent, attacked, vulnerable, hated or afraid. Their choice of words is very well thought because they tend to create emotions such as the ones we already mentioned.
It’s all the fault of apartheid, the White Monopoly Capital, Donald Trump – and critics are just enemies of rapid transformation.
5. Lying constantly: Lying is the way evil people express themselves. They always add juicy information to whatever they are talking about. Lying to people makes them feel pleasure and if you catch them lying they will lie even more to cover them up.
No further comment necessary.
6. Remorselessness: They will never feel sorry for hurting people or destroying relationships or something meaningful to other people. If they notice something good in you they will treat you like garbage and exaggerate your weaknesses. They enjoy seeing other people suffer.
Sure, with ease. As Angela Merkl said, she does not mind if she is responsible for the asylum chaos. Now these people are just here. Live with that, citizen. Live with crime, rape, murder…
7. Avoiding responsibility: These people have no morals. If they know they are about to be blamed about something they did they will redirect it before it reaches them. They never apologize for their mistakes no matter how much they harmed someone.
Of course it’s the fault of former governments, Imperialism, Capitalism, Colonialism – all kind of -ism, except, of course, Socialism. Venezuela is run down just because the Yankees are so bloody bad!
8. Manipulating: They are masters of manipulation which have a plan for every situation. If they want to make you feel stupid, they will do it and in the end you will feel incompetent for the things you did even if you do them well.
Just look at election campaigns.
9. Fair-weather friends: They will be your friends when you are happy and successful and once you reach a hard period in your life they will disappear. They are never supportive and will always use you to gain something from you.
They use your vote, your tax monies, your work…
10. Stealing your time: They know when you are on a deadline or very busy and they will do whatever it takes to make you lose track of time. They hate seeing you succeed or become better than them. They will appear at the worst possible time in order to mess up your plans and they will fake remorse when you get in trouble.
Don’t they do it with all kind of projects: the budgets, tax rises, unnecessary laws and bills, and so on?
11. Leading double lives: You will never truly get to know these people. They often lead double lives sometimes even more and they have a different story for each of them. You will never get a clear picture of their personality because no one really knows them well.
Do as we sanctimonious p.c. knights say, and not as we actually do. Support feminism and all kind of progressive causes and molest as many chicks as possible in your private life.
12. Control freaks: They like having complete control over the situation even it if means being possessive. They look at other people as their pawns and losing control over them means losing their toys. This can become very obvious when they lose control and they can’t hide their feelings. Everyone can possess one or two of these characteristics, however if you recognized more of them in one person, it is probably time to remove them from your life. Try to pay more attention to how this person interacts with you and you will have no trouble determining whether you are dealing with an evil person. Surround yourself with good and happy people even if they have flaws. Having flaws makes you human and if someone appears perfect, there is probably something they are hiding something.
Therefore the plethora of laws, rules, regulations and petty minded bureaucracies executing them.
But why it is so that we despise politicians but vote for them, despise a system but adhere to it, despise a party but follow it? It is not – I repeat not – an iron law that politicians must be inherently corrupt, evil, stealing, plundering whatever. Politicians (and this is the sad truth) often just mirror the general attitude of men being less and less proud citizens conscious of their rights but also – very importantly – of their duties, but just receivers of benefits who allow themselves to be corrupted by election promises.
This is the second thing I learned at the army: you are not treated as you deserve but as you allow others to treat you. If we allow politicians to treat us in an evil way we should change our approach, habits and behaviour.
When was the last time a citizen confronted a politician promising a lot of dough with the question: “From your pocket or from tax payers’ monies?”.
Bad cheques always return to the subscriber. And the fish always rot from the head. We, the citizens are – at least theoretically – the head as the sovereign. Stop complaining, start behaving. Start to show and demonstrate and exercise courage as, for example, Thuli Madonsela did.