Evil is Blind to Itself
No tyrant, dictator, serial killer, gang leader, corrupt pharma exec or cult leader thinks to themselves: “I am evil.”
They all believe that what they are doing is right and justified. It is their warped view of themselves that then creates a warped view of the world-and the people in it. It is their own internal fear that kicks it all off.
This fear, which usually stems from unaddressed trauma, becomes an unquenchable fire that rages within them which must be appeased at all costs. As the fear increases, so does the desire to express it and eliminate it. They become it’s prisoner and seek to recruit and imprison you along with them in their self made hell. Some even set out to turn the entire world into an expression of their own inner graveyard.
They will never take responsibility themselves for their own dark deeds, so they will always project that outwardly and punish everyone else instead. (For example, what are medieval dungeons, torture chambers, or more modern concentration camps really but physical manifestations of this internal prison?)
From there their fear gets projected onto others who then become the object of their hate.
We hate what we fear.
The next stage is the lie. These types must lie to themselves to justify their twisted worldview and their subsequent ‘delusions of grandeur.’ It’s all fake because they themselves have become fake through the process of self deception. This is why they despise the truth.
Acts of evil and inhumanity become justifiable in their sickened minds. They begin to hate the real and authentic because it reminds them of their error. This is also why they despise freedom. Freedom discourages the master/slave dynamic that these types need for their delusions to survive.
They begin to lie to themselves to cover up this internal error to the point where they actually believe their own lie. They begin to lie to others to keep the cover story going. It’s a vicious cycle. This is why no criminal or mass murderer will ever admit they have done evil, even when damning evidence is presented to the world. They don’t see it that way because they don’t see reality at all anymore.
So before any criminal conspiracy happens in the real world, it happens first inside each conspirator. This is why they all deny that conspiracy/evil exists and mock those who expose them. It’s part of their own internal cover story and their whole enterprise at that stage relies on you believing the exact same lies they tell themselves.
Once you begin to see this dynamic at work, you will never un-see it.
- David Whitehead
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956