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Addiction Exploitation

A.     Physical Addictions

(Note:  Physical addictions were discussed at some length during the treatment of the Slippery Slope strategy.  Therefore our discussion here will be short.)  Physical addictions have their roots in the biological nature of the human vermin.  Essentially, what occurs is that the body adapts to a particular level of chemical stimulation.  When the body is thus adapted, the absence of that stimulation goes from being mere lack of pleasure to outright discomfort.  Since the humans seek to decrease discomfort and increase pleasure, they will go to great lengths to regain the prior level of stimulation.

Despite there being some difficulty in springing the trap, it is certainly not impossible and there are myriad proven strategies for obtaining this end.  Most often a slippery slope strategy is used in which the human begins at low levels of stimulation and is slowly worked up to a self-destructive state.  It is also possible to use social pressures to prod the beast down the track you desire.

B.      Mental Addictions

In contrast to physical addictions, mental addictions are rooted in the mind.  Desire is the name of the game.  The key is to thoroughly implant the desire in their mind and then tease it and not allow it to stop pestering them.  Think of it as an irritating itch.  Eventually they will not be able to help themselves and go straight after whatever it is that their desire is fixed on.  You see, in order to be successful, the desire must become an all-consuming desire.   The splendid thing about mental addictions is that they are very flexible and can be used to hook a human on to any of a variety of things.  If you can’t entice them with pleasure or prod them with discomfort, then sell it to them on the grounds of popularity or some other kind of gain.

C.      On the Issue of Control

Regardless of whether the addiction that you are working on is physical or mental (or both) in nature, your efforts should be focused on implanting the idea that the human has no control whatsoever in its addiction.  We may be well aware of the degree to which they do or don’t exercise what they call free will, but remember that the Enemy has stacked the deck in His favor and can quickly pull out an ace.  Therefore, take the utmost care in pursuing the goal of getting the human to give up completely.  The danger here is that when they give up, they may give up trying to deal with life on their own and enter into a despicable state of submission to the Enemy (sometimes called abandonment in the Enemy’s camp).  When they rely on the Enemy, you will find that your attacks are suddenly being directed at the Enemy.  This is why that state of submission, despite its apparent weakness, is astoundingly resilient.  You may as well march the vile little creature to right to the Enemy’s doorstep. Needless to say, they must not lean on Him in any way.

If properly executed, breaking their sense of control places the human in a position very advantageous to us.  Essentially, the humans lay themselves at the mercy of the addiction which, as we know, will not change and will not let them go.  The next stage after giving up control is utter despair.  When they lose control, their hope often goes with it.  When they lose that hope, any attempt by others to aid them will be seen as arrogant and ill-informed.  Thus, they will reject all help and be all the more securely bound for hell.

Don’t get it in your head that the only way to approach this task is by way of direct assault.  As is the case in much of our business these days, there are other, more subtle, ways of accomplishing this end.  For example, you may use the fear of losing control to get them to give up control.  Some humans, you see, have a chronic fear of not being in control of every aspect of their lives.  Obviously such cases cling to the idea that they are in control like pitch to fur.  You can use this very trait to accomplish your goal.  The trick is to get them to buy into the lie that they (on their own) can stop the addiction any time they wish.  This bit of rationalization gives them some false comfort while not altering their behavior because they think that they have a handle on things.

In the meantime, you have placed enough doubt in the back of their mind concerning their ability to stop that they come to fear that they are unable to do so.  The end result is that they become content to be swept along by their addiction because a.) they have a false sense of control to rationalize their position and b.) they don’t want to try swimming against the current because failing at it would confirm that they are out of control.  Can you see the brilliance of it?  One need only offer the proper bribe and instill a little fear and you have the little beast well in hand.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.


Advent 4 – The Gift 2

Scripture:  Ephesians 2:8-9

The gifts that we give to one another at Christmas sometimes have tiny strings attached to them; expectations to receive something of similar value in return, such as a gift or good will.  Perhaps we seek to use gifts not as expressions of our love, but as replacements for our love.  We use them as a way of getting around the time and emotional investments which are necessary to any relationship.  If the gift of Christ is God giving us Himself, how could we ever hope to measure up to this gift?  What could we possibly offer in return?  Paul’s letter to the Ephesians speaks to this very question:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Our salvation through Christ is a gift in the purest sense.  There is absolutely nothing that we have done to be deserving of it.  As a matter of fact, based only on our works, we deserved punishment rather than salvation.  Our sinful nature carried all of our thoughts and deeds away as captives to serve it.  Fortunately, the gift of God does not depend on us or what we do to earn it.  It is a gift that is freely given with no strings attached.

One might ask, “What about all of those rules and commandments?  Aren’t Christians supposed to obey God?  Isn’t that an exchange:  you obey God so that He will save you from hell?”  That would be true we were able reach God’s standard of holiness through our own efforts.  However, that argument goes at the process backwards.  Instead of us earning our way into God’s love by following His commandments and example in Christ, God loves us and forms us into the image of Christ.  Our role is to accept the gift that He gives us and cooperate with the forming process.  As we are shaped by God, we keep His commands as a result of the change that has taken place within us.  In other words, we do not make ourselves worthy of God.  God does that for us.  The apostle Paul writes the following on the matter:

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.  And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.  For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” -2 Corinthians 3:17-18

As Christians, we are born of God and not of human means.  The apostle John writes the following of Christ:

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:  who were born not of blood, nor the will of the flesh, nor the will of man, but of God.” –John 1:12-13

In Christ’s work on the cross, we are given the free gift of becoming children of God, born of God.  Christ opens up the way for us and thus He says to the disciples:

“…I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” –John 14:6

This mighty work of God, in which He reaches down to lift us up to Himself, reaches fulfillment in Christ whose birth we now celebrate.  Christ’s birth signals the beginning of a new birth for us:

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things become new.” -2 Corinthians 5:17

When God gives us Christ, gives us Himself, He gives us more than a get out of hell free card.  He gives us new life here and now.  This is the new life that we are born into as we are transformed into the image of Christ.  We are delivered from God’s wrath in hell, but we are also delivered from the state of living death that we are in as long as we are slaves to sin.  The salvation of God comes in the form of the child born and laid in a manger in Bethlehem so many years ago.

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.  And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign to you:  you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!’”

 -Luke 2:8-14

The question, now, is how will you respond to God this Christmas?

Romance and Sexuality -4- Homosexuality

This is a topic of particular interest to us as of late.  We have made great advances in the past decades and, in the interest of maintaining that momentum, the following section is devoted to the topic of homosexuality.  Homosexuality has been a contentious issue for many years.  This is amusing in and of itself because the Enemy’s position is made quite clear in His propaganda.  It may appear simple to spirits such as you or us, but when the human pestilence is added to the mix, things become complicated at an astronomical rate.  The particular difference that we want to focus on is that the humans have certain biological components which make them unlike any purely spiritual entity.  Originally, these biological components served to bring the whole being closer to the Enemy and aid in their mindless worship of Him.  Fortunately, Our Father Below succeeded in planting a virus in the system, namely what the Enemy’s camp refers to as “the sinful nature”.

A good way to grasp this is to imagine the sinful nature as a tumor that has grown and taken over their spiritual and physical substance even while they are still in the womb.  As a result, the difference between the two has become clouded.  We have often convinced them that it is their actual physical being that is the source of their sinful impulses rather than the “sinful nature”.  Interestingly enough, with only a little prodding on our part, the flesh creatures have taken this platform a step further and made it an excuse for their failings since it’s something that “can’t be helped”.  With this thought pattern securely in place, humans are now quite easily swayed by their physical impulses.

As great of an accomplishment as this is, it is merely a set up.  The real barb is in the subsequent use of words and the manipulation of their minds.  In the case of homosexuality, we have been able to distort and change the meanings of words such as “disposition”.  Without a doubt, the word “disposition” has been a most useful tool in advancing our agenda.  Disposition denotes a tendency to behave, feel, or think a particular way.  With a few of our modifications, it has become an excuse for a behavior and a pseudo-justification for sin.  What we have been able to do is present disposition as negating all choice in the matter.  That is to say, if they are pressured by their “natural disposition” (sin masquerading as natural disposition), there is nothing they can do but go along with the disposition, to make the sinful nature a part of their identity.  This particular approach can be applied to any number of sins besides homosexuality.  Take wrath as an example:  people often simply give up and say things like “I just have a short temper” and stop considering the possibility of change once their own efforts have failed.  At that point, they must not be allowed to turn to the Enemy and begin to let Him produce change in them over time.

The goal of all this word laundering is to take a sin and present it in such a way as to appear not to be sin.  Think back to the work of Our Father Below in the garden:  eating the forbidden fruit was presented neither as a sin nor as a great and noble act, but only as what any reasonable person would do.  Likewise, when we present homosexuality as being a disposition devoid of choice, we suggest that it is only reasonable to assume that if they have the disposition to do something, that something can’t possibly be sinful since “they don’t have a choice”.  Therefore, homosexuality in and of itself can’t possibly be a sin.  What about the specific references made to it in the Enemy’s propaganda?  What about them indeed!  The humans have already covered that with some help from us because of their distaste for feeling guilty.  When presented with such a challenge, they are willing to accept anything but what the Enemy is telling them.  All we need to do is throw in a few words to distort the context and they will gleefully take the lie and run with it.  In this way, we have been able to deceive entire churches.

There are also ways to utilize those who will not buy into the lie presented above.  As with all of our work, it is typically much easier to undermine them where they sit rather than forcibly move them to a different opinion.  In the case of the person who recognizes homosexuality as a sin, we want to use that position to erode their connection to the Enemy by using self-righteousness to set up a barricade against the Enemy’s work.  You see, any exposure that the flesh creatures get to the Enemy is not good for us. Even exposure to the Church, as far as it is a reflection of the Enemy, is not good.  Fortunately for us, churches are actually built out of the filthy little hybrids and we are therefore able to manipulate and corrupt them.  Yes, it is possible to bend a church so that it no longer reflects the Enemy but merely human views.  That is precisely our tact in the situation at hand.

The Enemy’s game has been this business that He calls reconciliation.  Intelligence indicates that what He means when He says “reconciliation” is a perverse offshoot of the concept of l—.  For reasons we cannot yet decipher, He goes to the filthy little creatures and brings them back to Him after all of Our Father Below’s hard work to separate them.  Now think, if a church is allowed to reflect the Enemy, what does that mean will happen?  The church will take in those who have turned away from the Enemy and be used by Him to aid in undoing all of our hard work.  The next question that needs to be answered is how we are to keep the church from carrying out this nauseating act?  We must distort the church so that it is a distortion of the Enemy.  Make them think that they cannot allow such an “abomination” as a homosexual into their church (encourage the human to think of it as his church instead of His Church and be liberal in the use of dehumanizing labels).  Give them the idea that if they do let a person into the church who is struggling with homosexuality, their church will be corrupted by him/her rather than the church being used for the Enemy’s reconciliation work.  Succeed in planting these ideas in the human’s mind, and he will do all the work of keeping certain people from the Enemy for you.  This is an especially amusing situation because those who the Enemy wants to use to reach out to others are now chasing them away from Him.  What’s more, those who the church is chasing away are in the same sinful state that every church member has found him or herself in at one time or another.

Stepping back from the situation, we can see that the human whose sinful nature has produced homosexual tendencies has been placed in a marvelous position for us.  With the distorted church breathing out hatred and hellfire at them, the only option in which they can find acceptance of themselves is by accepting the sinful nature’s leading.  The greatness of this maneuver lies in that it exploits the human need for love and belonging in order to force them to withhold all or at least part of themselves from the Enemy, giving us a secure foothold.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.

Advent 3 – The Gift 1

Scripture:  Romans 5:6-8

While stockings and lights tend to grab our attention this time of year, there is no other aspect of Christmas that dominates more of our time than the gifts which populate the base of the Christmas tree.  We spend a great deal of time and worry searching for that perfect gift.  The one that will properly express our feelings, earn us the praise we desire, or allow us to keep up with the other givers we’ll be competing with.

God, through Christ, not only gives us the greatest gift, but also shows us how to give in a “more excellent” way:

“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone might dare to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” –Romans 5:6-8

Christ’s coming to earth is, among other things, an expression of God’s love for us.  God’s love is not dependent upon us; it is unconditional love.  We may ask, “What does this love look like?  What does this love really mean?”  Jonathan Edwards, in his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, makes a profound statement about the love of God in the midst of hellfire and brimstone:

“So that thus it is, that natural men are held in the hand of God over the pit of hell; they have deserved the fiery pit, and are already sentenced to it; and God is dreadfully provoked, His anger is as great towards them as to those that are actually suffering the executions of the fierceness of His wrath in hell, and they have done nothing in the least to appease or abate that anger, neither is God in the least bound by any promise to hold ‘em up one moment; the devil is waiting for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold of them and swallow them up; the fire pent up in their own hearts is struggling to break out; and they have no interest in any Mediator, there is no means within reach that can be any security to them.  In short they have no refuge, nothing to take hold of; all that preserves them every moment is the mere arbitrary will, and uncovenanted, unobliged forbearance of an incensed God.”

Edwards makes it abundantly clear that while we were still purely sinners, still enemies of God, it was only God who kept us from destruction in hell at any given moment.  Why?  Why would such a terrifyingly angry God hold back from unleashing His wrath?  The answer is God’s great love for us.  It is because God loves us that He did not destroy us and instead offers us salvation.

It is the love of God which holds the wrath of God at bay until the appointed time.

Consider also that it was in our state of sinfulness that God, rather than justly punishing us, gave us Himself in Christ.  That is how much God loves us and how we know that God loves us more than we can ever comprehend in this life.  God shows us that gifts are not tokens to be repaid later; they are expressions of our love.  Just like a kiss between lovers or time spent with friends, you cannot put a value on them.

The greatest gift that we can give to others is to give them God.  We do this by reflecting Him in our lives.  In Christ, God gave us Himself; we give God to others by reflecting His image to them and sharing His love with them.

Practical Questions

  1. Why do you give gifts at Christmas?
  2. Have you ever thought of God as able to be angry and still love us more than we know?  Why or why not?
  3. What are some specific ways that you can give God to others?

Romance and Sexuality -3- Relationships

The previous section was the image-based attack.  The relation-based attack focuses on interactions between the two genders.  We already have their heads swimming with images and standards of what an attractive man or woman should be.  Our next move is to muddy the waters concerning what kind of man or woman they should date/mate with.  Their reasons for choosing a mate with particular characteristics vary from “that’s what they deserve” to getting affirmation of their own manhood or womanhood.  Note the common denominator of their reasons for choosing:  the focus of the relationship is on the self.  That is the brimstone standard for infernal relationships.  A tempter can manage with a relationship focused on the other, but it creates a sort of selflessness as a byproduct that can give the Enemy a foothold.  The one thing that we absolutely don’t want is for the relationship to be centered on the Enemy.

Selfishness is a vital component of a relationship because it is the foundation on which you can build any number of dysfunctions.  The other part of the couple becomes an objectified source of gratification.  This dynamic is more visible in some relationships than others, and we will further clarify it by examining two relationship types:

“Say My Name” Relationships – This kind of relationship is something of a tempter classic.  The human goal is to use the other person to bolster one’s status as a man or a woman.  This relationship is one they use to convince themselves that they are successful as a man or woman.  We can thank our propagandists for setting the stage for this kind of relationship by convincing the flesh creatures that a man or woman is only complete if they have the “right” member of the opposite sex by their side.  We are also able to graft into their minds the concept of the trophy wife or husband.  Our infernal standards of what is or isn’t desirable are most effectively deployed in this type of relationship.

Consider the stereotypical dynamic of a cheerleading captain dating the star quarterback of the football team:  whether you look at it from the perspective of the male or the female, the relationship centers squarely upon status.  Can you see how each uses the other as a mark of success as a man or a woman?  Notice how one human is using the other as a means to an end rather than being an end in and of him or herself.  This depersonalization is exactly what we want to see in a relationship.

Now imagine if this kind of relationship were broken, what might the effects on the flesh creature be?  The relationship was their way of knowing that they are a successful man or woman; if that is taken away, so is part of their security.  This newfound insecurity can, and should, be exploited to the fullest extent.  One way to go about this is to bring them so far down that they question whether they really are what a man or woman should be.  Care needs to be taken not to leave the Enemy any room to exercise His influence here to answer their question.  The humans must take our answer or not find one at all.  The other option is to play off of the unpleasantness of their insecurity and get them to rush into another relationship just like the last.

“Identity” Relationships – This variety of relationship is a mutation of the “Say My Name” relationship.  The difference between the two is that the identity relationship is aimed at securing the answer to the fundamental question of “Am I a man/woman?”  The “say my name” relationship was a question of degree (i.e. “how successful of a man or woman am I?”)  The identity relationship centers on the question of being in the category at all.  In this case, again, we can see the human-as-a-means dynamic at work.  The human goal in this relationship is to know that they are a “real” man or a “real” woman.  This sort of pathetic wretch cannot be sure if he or she is what they are supposed to be unless they have a member of the opposite sex in a “romantic” relationship with them.

The great irony of this type of relationship is that what they are seeking cannot be found in the place they are looking.  Our espionage indicates that current opinion in the Enemy’s camp is that only the Enemy can confirm what it means to be a “real” man or woman and if the human meets the criteria.  Such an answer is expected, given that everything there seems to revolve around Him.  That is just another reason why Our Father Below was moved to rebellion.  After all, who could put up with such narcissism besides those sycophant seraphim?  Needless to say, there is no cause to worry that they might actually find what they are looking for as long as they are looking to the opposite gender for the answer.  That is simply not information they have to give.

Breaking a relationship of this kind provides us with some absolutely delightful possibilities.  When a human with this kind of relationship loses it, they are effectively being told that they are not really a man or a woman.  Once again, we are presented with two options of how to deal with their insecurity and confusion.  First, there is the option of using their emotions to push them back into a similar relationship.  The second option is one that promises greater accomplishment.  In the “say my name” type of relationship, we had the option to bring them to this “identity” stage in which they require a member of the opposite sex in order to know if they are a man or woman.  In this case, however, we are starting with the human wondering if he or she is a real man or woman.  We can use the same operation as before and, this time, break them on a fundamental level.  We are not talking about merely confusing their identity. We are talking about a blow to their spirit that will forever be a point of reckoning for them.

It is now standard procedure for us to lay the groundwork for this maneuver during childhood via deprivation of the instruction or confirmation of masculinity or femininity.  Thus, we have already primed them for the kind of blows we can deal by severing particular relationships.  If these are properly dealt at the right times, a competent tempter can stir up bitterness and self-hate that will take years to settle down (if ever) and severely compromise the wretch’s ability to have romantic relationships.  The reason why this status is so prized in fiendish circles is that the inner workings of the flesh creatures are interconnected.  Cripple one and the rest will suffer.  Thus, a shutdown of the human’s ability to have romantic relationships will have a global effect on all of their other relationships.

However, this operation doesn’t come without risk.  You must know by now that the Enemy does in fact call some of the wretches to life as a bachelor or bachelorette.  Always be certain that you are moving them away from the Enemy so that your hubris doesn’t lead you into ignorantly going along with His plans.  Those foolish enough to do so deserve their punishment.

Those are the two best examples of the other-as-object-of-gratification dynamics in relationships.  For the purposes of this text, we will limit the discussion of relationships to these two.  The important thing for you to take away from this section is the idea that in any relationship, not just the romantic variety, you are to lead the human to focus on him or herself. Do not allow the Enemy to become the center of any of the flesh creature’s relationships.  Should you allow that to happen, you will find that all of your best attacks will only yield temporary emotional results.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.

Advent 2 – The Brightest Display

Scripture:  Philippians 2:5-11

One of the most beautiful sights around Christmas time is the night lit up by the multitude of colorful lights adorning houses, trees, bushes, and anything else they can be hung on.  Perhaps the character most closely associated with these luminous displays is “that guy”:  the one who risks life and limb scurrying up and down ladders; who flirts with imminent electric demise as he tries to plug all of his strings of lights into not so many outlets; all in the name of having the brightest (and sometimes gaudiest) display in the neighborhood.  Competition can be fierce as each homeowner tries to outshine their peers and garner the most praise and attention for their decorations.

When we contemplate the coming of Christ into the world, we find something different, something not so bright and attention-grabbing.  When Jesus was born, He was laid in a manger as opposed to a crib.  This lack of proper bedding is often seen as representing the humility in which Christ came.  However, the humility of Christ goes beyond the manger.  If we look at Philippians 2:5-8, we get a better view of what Christ’s humility is all about:

“Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of Himself.  He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of Himself that He had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what.  Not at all.  When the time came, He set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human!  Having become human, he stayed human.  It was an incredibly humbling process.  He didn’t claim any special privileges.  Instead, He lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.”

If we consider only the manger, we see only part of Christ’s humility.  We do not see just how far Christ lowered Himself for our sakes to honor God the Father.  We’re talking about setting aside His position in heaven with the rest of the Trinity.  He had every right not to come to earth and be surrounded by all the vileness of sin. What is especially striking is that, being perfect, He was least deserving to suffer and die for our sins.  Yet he did all of these things just the same.

We read the following in Philippians 2:9-11:

“Because of that obedience, God lifted Him high and honored Him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow down in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that He is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.”

Christ was exalted because of His humble obedience to the God, even to the point of the most disgraceful and humiliating death one could die at the time.  He honored God through this obedience that knew only God; not pride, nor privilege.  He put the honor of His position aside in order to serve and glorify God.

As we consider the birth of Christ, we are called to humble ourselves as He was humble.  This raises the question of how we are to do this.  Fortunately, Paul gives us some pointers a few verses prior to 5:8-11.  Paul writes:

”Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top.  Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.  Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage.  Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.”

Just like Christ set aside His own privileges and position, so we are to think of others before ourselves.  This isn’t to say that we devalue ourselves; Christ didn’t become any less God when He came down to earth.  What it means is that we don’t focus exclusively on our own benefits; instead we look for the ways, big or small, that we can help those around us.  We become servants to others as Christ demonstrated when He washed the disciples’ feet.

It is not my intention to say we shouldn’t have flashy Christmas displays.  They are great fun (even some of the gaudy ones).  What is of the great importance, though, is what is in our hearts.  If we are constantly thinking about ourselves and how we’re going to get ahead, we will certainly miss something greater.  We will fail to see and take part in the brightest, most brilliant and resplendent display there is:  the praising and glorifying of God with our whole selves alongside the rest of creation.

Practical questions:

  1. Why might we equate humility with devaluing ourselves rather than submission and obedience?
  2. What are some areas in your life where you are especially tempted set yourself before and above others?  Why?
  3. What are some specific ways that you can practice humility today/tomorrow?

Romance and Sexuality -2- The Infernal Lover

As a brief review of the media will reveal, our propagandists have been more than successful in selling our brand of romance and sexuality to the humans.  Our greatest achievement in this particular area is the creation of what call the “infernal lover”.  In brief, this construct is nothing more than what we have told the flesh creatures that they want.  There are numerous advantages to this approach.  On an individual level, it raises all kinds of image issues.  Everyone wants to be that person they saw on TV or in the magazine.  Whole industries and subcultures have been spawned from this phenomenon.  The inevitable result of their trying to be someone else is that they eventually forget who they are as an individual with individual talents, tastes, weaknesses, etc.  At that point, we have already achieved a minor victory in that they are no longer being what the Enemy created them to be but what we want them to be.  The misery of such a position is of the more delicious variety.  They may appear to be “living the high life” and may appear to be experiencing happiness, but rest assured that (if you’ve done your job correctly) those are only appearances.  The persona which they are showing to the world is nothing but a hollow shell; it is empty and comfortless inside.  The experience that they claim is “happiness” is anything but that.  “Happiness” is merely the word we’ve taught them to use to put a positive spin on things.

If you have any understanding, you can see where this is going:  we establish a standard of attractiveness that few, if any, of them can achieve and thereby throw the whole lot of them into the dirt.  Those that fit our image less than others are even more distraught with their appearances.  Those that fit our image more than others will still be desperate and insecure because they still won’t quite measure up to our standards.  Those that we use to set our standards will appear to have it made, but they will be so focused on maintaining that standard that they will have no room for any real happiness.  You would do well to note that this standard is not static, but can change to fit the tastes of the time.

(c) Noah Wilson. All Rights Reserved.