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If you want to repress the bad things you're capable of, things we are all capable of, then when they do burst through into consciousness they will be ugly.
Murderers and looters during a riot were probabaly good people before that.

But they denied within themsleves the principles for ending life and taking whats not theirs:

But thse things can be great things of we see them in our potential and allow ourselves to imagine their damage.


That shadowy part is the archetype Warrior. The warrior can murder to protect his family from burglars.
That warrior thief can steal from the corrupt rich to give to the poor.


When we acknowledge that there exists within us a part that is socially unacceptable, that's the first step to gaining control of how that archetype can manifest. We can domesticate it, make it work for us.

Or we can repress it, ignore, then let it run wild out of our control when it sees an opportunity. Everything you ever say you hate in others, is the exact thing you're repressing in yourself right now.

Jung said : let the darkness in you become conscious. Evil stems from what man doesn't understand in himself.
 

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If you want to repress the bad things you're capable of, things we are all capable of, then when they do burst through into consciousness they will be ugly.
Murderers and looters during a riot were probabaly good people before that.

But they denied within themsleves the principles for ending life and taking whats not theirs:

But thse things can be great things of we see them in our potential and allow ourselves to imagine their damage.


That shadowy part is the archetype Warrior. The warrior can murder to protect his family from burglars.
That warrior thief can steal from the corrupt rich to give to the poor.


When we acknowledge that there exists within us a part that is socially unacceptable, that's the first step to gaining control of how that archetype can manifest. We can domesticate it, make it work for us.

Or we can repress it, ignore, then let it run wild out of our control when it sees an opportunity. Everything you ever say you hate in others, is the exact thing you're repressing in yourself right now.

Jung said : let the darkness in you become conscious. Evil stems from what man doesn't understand in himself.
I agree 100%

Great post, brother.

I don't know about classifying these actions/behaviors as good/evil per se, but inside many of us lurks that primal survivor that is our ancient heritage.

200,000 years of being human. Only the last few hundred years of that would bear any resemblance to the socio-political standards by which we judge ourselves today.

And somehow we can look back at all that pre-modern existence and say that it is backward, wrong, and unworthy of acknowledgement as part of who we are as a species.
 

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Right those primal archetypes helped our survival as a species. They did all the hard work and now we are going to turn our backs on those archetypes for being brtual and backwards and pretend they're not a part of our base nature.
 

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Imperialism- the Spanish cut off the noses, ears, and burned people alive of native americans. They threw newborn into lakes and held the mom back from rescuing it. They made them carry the spanairds' supplies like donkies through the woods, being unable to hold the supplies and their babies, they left their babies on the side of the road. The carried the supplies until they collapsed from starvation and dehydration, then beheaded to get out of the chain that was around their neck attached to the rest of the slaves.
This is the true story of the destruction of the Indies.

THIS IS THE EVIL INSIDE US ALL. If you have never done this, you have never been in the situation where circumstances were in line to cause you to act this way. THIS EVIL IS CAPABLE IN OUR LEADERS AND IN OURSELVES. It is part of the human psyche.



When we accept that a part f us is that evil, we will never have nightmares ever again, because we looked in the face of our shadow, and we told it we are going to domesticate it and turn its energy into something useful. This is individuation.
 
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