The way I see it there are three types of people,
- the bully
- the protector
- those that clearly see both but choose to act like it doesn’t exist
There are punches from fists and there are words and actions thrown like daggers. Who are you? Which one is your group? There is a spectrum within all groups. Within the first two groups you find those acting to the measure of power they have, power being the catalyst for performance. The third group has those who believe they are powerless, and those who are too afraid, the risk is too great and they only desire to protect self. They live a life of pretend because the truth is too much to be acknowledged and the acknowledgment of it exposes their self as enablers of the harm around them.
Abuse is never a right. Abuse is prohibited. Abuse is never a test of character. It is already a test of character failed by the one doing the abusing.
These types of people, psychopaths, sociopaths, they are the most dangerous of all within the bully category. They are without conscience. They cannot be stopped. They must always have a target. They must always gang up on others. They must always be attempting to psychologically damage others. This is out of a great lack within and a type of insecurity that depraves the soul. Some of these types never advance to serial killer status, yet they do. They have a list of victims that they’ve mercilessly destroyed though they are still living. They are so lacking in a love and acceptance of self that they feel gratified in reducing others. Gaslighting, twisting, manipulating, aggressive, passive aggressive, the abuse takes many shades. They perform to the measure of power they have. If the power to murder is there, it will be acted upon. This is one reason why government attracts these kinds of people. There is a lust for power and the ability to act within it to the destruction, abuse, and harm of others and get away with it.
Whether it is small roles within a local government, or large rolls within State or Federal, these people must be kept in check and held accountable for their actions. Laws and definitions are not for freedom. They are for those who cannot comprehend it. They are for those who lack the ability to govern their self and must be put in check for the protection and rights of all.
Human Rights are never subject to the whims of the corrupt.
No one who places political agenda above National Security and the safety of the American people is fit for office, title, or uniform. It is without excuse and is indefensible. And no one in any lesser role, even the least of them, is fit for a “supervisor” position if they are unable to supervise their self and hold their self accountable professionally seeking the highest good of all beneath them and the highest good of the team and mission they are stewarding. Seniority has its perks, and rightly so, as it is intended to be a type of “something” that is earned as a reward of hard work and diligence. But abuse and harassment is never a perk of seniority and proves the person behaving that way is incapable of stewarding any power over others.
Perfection is never an attribute of leadership. It is never a characteristic of any individual. But leadership must be comprised of those who are resolute in holding their self accountable and with the ability to hold those beneath them in check. Leadership can never turn a blind eye to an abusive person running amuck within the team. Abuse is never a right. It is prohibited. It is never a perk of seniority and neither is misconduct. When innocent mistakes are made there is accountability in transparency that effects change and models new behavior. When willful and intentional abuse runs its course through seven years, and over a year in my workplace, it is something entirely different. Willful and intentional abuse is not “mistakes”. It is willful and intentional. A supervisor position implies one who can and will supervise all beneath to quickly resolve and dissolve issues, guiding the team to one purpose, uplifting all to the success of the team and individually. It can never be one who is the source of the poor behavior that their position is intended to resolve. To keep watch over (someone) in the interest of their or others’ security, is the definition of supervise —to observe and direct. A supervisor is driven by the success of the individual and the team. Seeing to the success of my team, I have seen to the success of my self.
NO ONE who CANNOT supervise their self is qualified to supervise anyone else.
I believe all people can stand before God without judgement of soul and receive His unconditional love. But I also believe that in standing there in His light, one will be pruned. I am inclined to believe that it is impossible for these kinds of people to change. Yet, all things are possible with God.
“The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” They were even more astonished and said to Him, “Then who can be saved?” Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”Mark 10
Significant and tangible consequences are due for willful and intentional harm to effect change and to establish justice. It is the only language some speak. Grace is nothing more than a vice to keep them unaccountable and continuing on in the malign behavior. Those who want to enter the eye of a needle must reduce their self to a person that has emptied their self to the point of the cross. Those who want to face their self must step into an arena and face the lion of truth. It is a wrestle with the Lord. He will consume you. Nevertheless, He uses secular consequences for the pruning and to stop those who refuse to wrestle self, but want to mercilessly harass, abuse, harm, murder others –they will be met with a day of reckoning that is without mercy that mercy might be had by all. We must understand that there is a balance between mercy and justice. There must be both, for without one or the other, there is neither.
His justice is just. If we choose, we can take the consequences of life and allow them to shape us into our greatest expression of self. They become a thing that is worked like clay into “good’. We become something different. So the pain, the breaking, becomes our making.
Those who are willful and intentional in their prolonged malign behavior must be met with the fullest extent of the law. They cannot stop themselves, and therefore must be stopped.
Those who are abusive in spirit are unfit to steward the lives of others.