Sunday, April 10, 2022

 

"Power is defined as a possibility to influence others."*

 

There are those who are not satisfied with the possibility of influencing others, but want total rule over and enslave people in abusive power and control.   


"The vulnerabilities of the victim are exploited…


Isolation, gaslighting, mind games, lying, disinformation, propaganda, destabilisation, brainwashing and divide and rule are other strategies that are often used. 


The victim may be plied with alcohol or drugs or deprived of sleep to help disorient them.


In everyday situations people use a variety of power tactics to push or prompt other people into particular actions. 


Some of these tactics include bullying, collaboration, complaining, criticizing, demanding, disengaging, evading, manipulating, negotiating, and supplicating."*


All for power which is "not innate, and can be granted to others"* or power that can be transferred to others, as in transfer of power after each voting cycle.  


Because power is not innate, when someone tries to possess it, it becomes more like an obsession.  


To feel powerful is just that, a feeling.  


To feel in control is just that, a feeling.  


Whether you are truly powerful, well that depends.  


Whether you are truly in control, well that depends.  


It depends upon the sphere of influence.   


Feeling all powerful is the same as being all powerful; that honor belongs to the Lord.


Feeling in total control is the same as being in total control of everything, especially all aspects of oneself.  


It might surprise the abuse of power manipulators that manipulation does not change the truth.  


And manipulations do not drive innovations and economies, find cures for disease or have anything to do with wisdom and salvation.  


The problem with tripping on power is that it tends to overinflate one's influence in a very temporal world.




*https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_(social_and_political)


  “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”        ...