Evil and selfishness are synonymous

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What is Evil?

Simply put, It is anti-life, life turning against itself, life “spell”-ed backwards.

In the traumatized soul (and to the extent we are not fully awake, we are all in a state of trauma, the trauma of not being one with ourselves), both Freud and Jung recognized that there is a factor within the psyche which, once it gains a certain momentum and seeming autonomy, continually keeps neurotic, unproductive suffering alive.

There is an aggressive anti-wholeness agency within us, as if “made” out of our disowned, unexpressed, in-turned and inverted aggression twisted back upon ourselves, which actively cultivates and breeds dissociation within the psyche. The fluid, ever-flowing, self-reflective/reflexive process of the continually-evolving psyche en/unfolding itself over time becomes suspended, rigidified and frozen, stuck in time, in a seemingly never-ending and self-generating feedback loop.

This inertial, entropic and thanatic factor seems to be actively resistant to and set against us recovering, discovering and attaining our intrinsic wholeness. Jung refers to this dis-integrative factor as a “morbid” fragment of the personality which inspires a “will to be ill.” It is as if there is an unconscious counterforce to the faculty of the will, a “shadow of the will,” so to speak, that prohibits the synthesis of the fragments of our experience into the meaningful constructs and perceptions that make up a healthy, wholesome and coherent psyche.

No truth, no empathy, no interest for genuine contact – empty souls in search of fulfillment

This quote is not mine, but it feels as if it was my experiences depicted.

“…Bad people come to us as sweetness and light, charming, intelligent, confident, and often successful.  But, they are chameleons who will say whatever is necessary in order to get what they want and do what they may.  No truth.  No empathy.  No soul.  Shape-shifting through life they reinvent themselves to suit their audience so as to be everything to everyone.

Inside, they are soulless.  Alone.  Scared.  Afraid of being found out and exposed as a fraud.  Their fragile self-image hides behind a facade of confidence, humor, and “I’m above it all.”  Hence, they appear arrogant, haughty, and cannot bear scorn or reproach.”

 

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A conspicuous fact

Evil is running away from evil.

A painful truth

They do not even know that they are doing anything evil, just because everybody does so, and no one is thinking or feeling shame when they do it.

Sweden and its royal cowardice

Nothing is neutral in life. Neutrality is a synonym for cowardice.

Every person you encounter takes you somewhere – either up or down. Remaining in the same spot, is “down”, as life is both entropy and growth.

It is pure cowardice not to choose side. Not choosing is Limbo – that is, neither good nor bad. Not wanting to choose side is evil. Not daring to take a position, is not daring to live.

Limbo is mendacity. Passive evil. Many do no harm, their sin is not daring to live. They are neither dead nor alive. Living like a zombie, refusing to take position, allows evil to thrive. The house is on fire, while we are busy with our stupid sand dreams.

Our innocuous chimeras can be our end.

The dead are not responsible

It is forgivable to be a genuine ignorant. The problem arises when you are not an ignorant but refuse to see, know and accept obvious facts. This is the case with most people.

Many are not evil, but they become evil when they refuse to live, to know, to reflect. Evil is delf-deceit, evil is to indulge in the delusion of Good, without confronting immediate reality.

To be alive means a great responsibility.

Responsibility comes from the word “respond”, so only a vivid person can hear and respond. Only the vivid can take responsibility.