There is a proven way to execute dishonest actions without using self-deception.
As mentioned before in this blog, self-deception is one way in which dishonest people deceive others without appearing to be deceptive. A deceptive person who has deluded themselves, can never exhibit the tell tale signs of a deceiver. Whereas a person who has deceived himself.may be capable of pulling it off. The best cults teach people how to deceive themselves through various means before then can go forth and deceive others.
However there is another way to deceive others without self-deception. It is through the use of “obedience without understanding”. A pretext for “obedience without understanding” is created in organizations, because it is considered unacceptable to question the interests of the superiors.
Without the knowledge about the interests of the superiors, their minions act in ways which appear systematic and conspiratorial to the observer of the organization.
The elites and the management aim to harvest enthusiasm.
The micro-manager believes it has to control all aspects of production, and therefore restricts self-management, and the creative spirit. This type of manager demands disobedience and obedience at the same time.
The macro-manager, is more hands-off and do not demand disobedience and obedience at the same time.
The better a manager becomes, the more hands-off he/she becomes.
Until we reach the elites. The elites manage entire civilizations. But the good elites know they are not in control of the flow of the culture, and can only capitalize on social movements, catastrophes and conflicts. The bad elites think they can affect the flow, and try to create the environments beneficial for them, but they end up experiencing unintended blow-backs.
Liars often deceive themselves so as to be more convincing to the people they lie to.
The victims of liars are driven by certain unstated premises, for example, the idea that nobody will want to harm themselves.
So a liar who has deceived himself will seem truthful, because his victims cannot find reasons for why the liar would attempt to hurt his own self by denying reality.
The phrase so as to I used above has to be interpreted loosely. Often conspiracies and deviousness can be pursued without conscious intentions. There is something within us which can drive us to act in ways to help us get what we truly want without knowing.
In Luke 4:9-11 the devil talks about Psalm 91:11-12 which promises that no harm will come to Jesus no matter what he does:
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
But in John 19:18, it is written that father god did not guard Jesus in all his ways. John 19:18 says Jesus was crucified.
Tinder’s VP of marketing is suing a male CMO for sending her angry text messages during their breakup from a romantic relationship. The CMO was suspended and will probably have to leave the company.
What bothers me is that the VP is also suing the CMO for sexual harassment, when in fact I see nothing sexual in the text messages. And I don’t think words can sexually harass anyone. Words and thoughts are protected by the right to free speech and expression. The idea of victimless crimes like offensive remarks against a woman, are just as absurd as blasphemy against a religious figure. We don’t punish people for blasphemy, so how can we turn around punish people for blasphemy against a woman?
I have learned from this and other stories, that hiring women is probably a bad idea. Sure one might get sued for it. But it is better to be sued for bad hiring practices than to be wrongfully accused of sexually harassing women.