Overt versus Covert

It has been said that how to tell suppression from help, destructiveness from constructiveness, bad intentions from good intentions, is the most important knowledge there is. Why? Because if you can’t, suppression infiltrates everywhere, in every good thing, and someday there is no more civilisation, just hell. The basis on which to build every other thing is no more there. So, how to tell one thing from the other? And why is it difficult to do?

It has been restated and emphasised in many ways: “Look, don’t think.” “Look, don’t listen.” “Ye shall know them by their fruits.”

Why do you have to look at their actual products, to judge by sheer results – and by products and results alone?

First, of course, is because life is based on results achieved. But there’s another, perhaps less obvious reason.

A suppressive aims at destroying others; trying to destroy by openly attacking in plain sight is the difficult way to go about it, because you can fight back what you detect. Trying to destroy covertly is the easier way, because you won’t fight what you don’t realize it’s there.

That’s why suppressives are so constantly busy building up a false world around you, while striving to look innocently uninvolved: they are covering what they are actually doing; so you are subject to a continuous pressure to convince you that what is false is true and what is true is false, and what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right.