The Sly Ones (Toxic Individuals)
You know I write about many aspects of health ignored by others, who seem to stick to easily Googled topics, like vitamin levels, diet, pollutants and GMO foods. They probably don’t know much outside those few parameters. But there is a LOT more to health than that!
I’m going to focus on people that we may meet or who are already in our lives that are very toxic: I call this tribe “The Sly Ones”. These individuals are among the biggest health hazard I know: they threaten all of society, not just you and me.
You’ll find them on my Emotional Ladder between hostility and fear. That’s the key to their make up: wanting to attack but being too frightened to be open about it. Hence, sneaky or sly…
For this review I’m going to refer a lot to the writings of my friend Jon Whale, who many of you will know I featured a great deal in Virtual Medicine (chapter 9). He tells it well.
The people I’m referring to are a real hazard to naïve, innocent and trusting people like you and me. Their real motivation would make you sick, if you could peer into their soul.
However it is pointless to call them “evil”, since that explains nothing and does not provide any clarification.
But you will find these toxic individuals as terrorists, so-called warlords, dictators and in power-crazed juntas. They make up the ranks of organized criminals, murderers, pedophiles, rapists, muggers, bullies and the like. They are the norm among gang leaders, business syndicates (Monsanto!), fraudsters, spammers, identity thieves and confidence tricksters.
They are the majority among peddlers of stolen property, forgers, fake designer goods and “wealth management” specialists (managing your wealth into THEIR pockets).
How to Spot the Sly Ones
In fact, The Sly Ones infiltrate all walks of life: government, councils, politics, corporations, banking, insurance, the legal profession and educational institutions. And let’s not forget religions, including cults and orthodox religions, which are there to usurp the freedom of your soul and tell you who to pledge it to (gaining lots of power and wealth to themselves in the process).
The trouble is they are hard to spot; that’s why I call them sly. Only by observing them over time and from a higher place on the Emotional Ladder, can we identify them, as their game plan unfolds.
Outwardly, he or she will appear calm, pleasant and reasonable, with a constant, practiced smile and a nervous laugh.
They seem to be “sympathetic” but invariably start by politely asking personal questions about you, your work, your family and your relationships, your sex life, your health, your politics or your religion. They are gathering ammunition.
Being cruel cowards, they are nevertheless jealous and can be extremely dangerous.
They are afraid of anger and avoid direct confrontation at all costs but will go behind your back to work their mischief.
They think they are specialists in manipulation, directly or indirectly, via 3rd parties.
They engage in gossip readily. They will hide the good about a person but will expand or misrepresent the bad that we all occasionally fall into.
They manipulate situations for their own advantage, without regard to others’ prosperity, health or happiness.
The Sly Ones have no single target but will do it whenever, wherever and with whomever the opportunity arises.
Yet when confronted, they become indignant and righteous—or they change the subject to move away from the point of confrontation. They will do or say anything to avoid exposure and never stop short of outrageous, defamatory lies… which impugn others.
They are always rewriting history or changing the truth about past events, to suit their current position.
Privately, they are degraded and slothful. In public they can present themselves by appearing so nice, charming and helpful. I call this the “ever-so-sweet little old lady” syndrome, since many a malicious poisoner is in that category!
The Drama Triangle
For those of you who know a little of Transactional Analysis (TA), individuals of this ilk employ the “drama triangle” of victim, persecutor and rescuer. But they are in fact themselves, covert persecutors.
For the objectives that they are too lazy or too fearful to undertake themselves, they covertly manipulate individuals lower on the Emotional Ladder, to assist them with their hidden, hostile activities. They do this by acting the role of the righteous, wounded victim, enrolling their minions to do their bidding.
In TA terms, they appeal to the sympathetic rescuer script to save them from a person or group they cleverly portray as persecutor.
Their targets are any individuals, families, groups, companies or nations they perceive as more prosperous or more successful than themselves.
They want everything both ways, coveting, adopting, stealing or destroying what others have earned or created, while portraying their target victim as someone vile.
They attempt to bring individuals, families, groups, corporations and nations down to chronic appeasement, chronic sadness and chronic apathy, so they may be more easily controlled and manipulated. They would like everyone on the planet down at this level, so they can feel important and powerful.
Frequently they will open with a compliment, designed to disarm the listener and then proceed to introvert that person downwards, by criticizing him or her, making snide comments, implying guilt, inadequacy, worthlessness or ruin.
If you are the type who will not oblige by dropping down the scale to groveling appeasement or sympathy, but you fight back, beware! They will bad mouth you as a nasty person.
Characteristically, they have little time for children, unless they can use them as an opening or an excuse to start manipulating somebody towards their strategy of downwards emotional control.
Their ambition is to covertly cause ruin, discredit achievements and break up thriving relationships. Property repossessions, recession, depression, divorce, poverty and bankruptcy can result.
At this they can be very successful. Then, when their victims drop into ruin, it allows them to play the role of caring rescuer, so others can see them as the helpful hero, when in actual fact they manufactured the problem.
At this level, they are subconsciously fearful of their own limitations. They need to feel powerful and secure in their sexuality, so they can suppress others, especially females, down into sympathy, appeasement and apathy. Down there, the partner is easily manipulated.
This motivational assessment holds, incidentally, for homosexuals of both genders and how they too try to control their lovers.
Individuals in this band, occupying influential or powerful positions can instigate acts of terrorism and war.
Basically, you cannot trust anyone at this level with your health, your money, your reputation, your safety, your husband, your wife, your children, your business, your country, the biosphere or this planet. That’s how dangerous these people are.
Note, these are not “dead” people. But the attributes of passion and expression are overt and unprincipled, moreover not moderated by wisdom, intuition and compassion. Their intention or determination is weak and this is the reason for the slyness and sloth. But do not doubt their vehemence or you’ll get badly hurt. Vehemence is twisted passion.
People at this level are widespread, common and have infiltrated all walks of life. You need to keep them at bay.
The best answer, as always, is detox! Get rid of them, as you would mercury or GMO foods! Where it’s too difficulty (parents and family, say) then you need to minimize your contact as fully as possible.
Who needs them?
These sly ones can give you stress and heartache. You don’t need that in your life.
You can find a way to deal with them through knowledge and control. When you know how to deal with these sly ones – their challenges and manipulations become something you can easily prevent and melt away. Click here to get the full story on how you can deal with these situations in my book “Healing Your Life.”