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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hyding in Plain Sight

Unfortunately, it's never this simple!
Predators are drawn to particular positions and
places of authority where they are granted power
and influence over vulnerable and impressionable
minds. Where the idea of a system ordained by god
itself (how's that for some first class humility for
ya?!?) tells you to put your faith and trust in these
other sick folks in order to get your 'one and only' shot
at becoming clean and sober! What a racket!

The chance for a sociopathic drunkard to get their
fingers slid up into the mind of a hurting young
person, confused and ready to graft onto someone
who proclaims to hold answers and even--my word!--
salvation? It's a very seductive situation....and very
much orchestrated as such.

And oh, for the narcissistic personality becoming
intoxicated on having power over someone else in
their hands! A whole new addiction emerges.

There are plenty of places this occurs; Boy scouts,
youth sports, church youth group and Sunday
School classes, and most especially the religious-
based groups, such as A.A. and N.A.

They can use not only their position but also their
self-professed 'connection' to the Almighty Super
Power to falsely legitimize themselves and build up
unearned, disingenuous respect.

Representing a fictitiously holy place, thing, being,
and concept is a Free Pass for Emotional Vampires.
And setting people up and taking advantage of them
is an even better high than the old drug and alcohol
halcyon days.