Akumanimani: “Is it really some kind of cosmic thought crime for me to even voice the view that such entities do not deserve love or respect as independent beings?”
Tom: The MBT model does not require pacifism in the face of violence being done to you. You, if all other less extreme solutions fail, may defend yourself and others who fall under your protection with whatever force is required to solve the problem. The MBT model does not require you to like or associate with or help everyone you meet within PMR. It does not require you to love and respect every PMR individual’s intent or actions (what they think, feel, and do). Given the proper PMR circumstances, you are free to defeat, disassociate from, discourage, dislike, and not respect those who are overrunning your free will, forcing you to do/accept what is substantially damaging to the consciousness evolution of the system, yourself, or others. However you may not simply overrun the free will of other PMR beings because you believe them to be in error or “not doing it right” or making poor decisions.
Loving, respecting and having compassion for all sentient beings is applied to IUOCs because we are all part of the same One consciousness struggling with our evolutionary mandate to become love. In this system, at the big picture level, negative intent driving de-evolution of IUOCs is always self-correcting or self-limiting and sometimes self-eliminating if there is no better evolutionary option. Thus, love and compassion are always appropriate at the big picture level of IUOCs. In the big picture, no one needs to destroy or eliminate these losers in the game of consciousness evolution; they eventually eliminate themselves from participation in our PMR, or if all redemption potential is lost, from participation in any virtual reality – i.e., they exist no more as sentient beings with free will – anywhere, at any time.
Generally, love and compassion flows down from the big picture to the majority of individuals trying to improve the quality of their consciousness in PMR even if they are struggling mightily and not being very successful – as long as their FWAU is here in good faith trying to grow positively. However, at the local PMR level during a single experience packet, negative intent driving de-evolution is not always self correcting, or self-limiting in material ways, or self-eliminating. Some PMR individuals are just plain nasty and hurtful to everyone all the time and see no reason to change that attitude. Though we may love, respect, and have compassion for the big picture potential of these people (assuming that there is some of that left or they wouldn’t be here), we do not have to like them, trust them, hang out with them, or love and respect what they think and do while they are here in PMR. If you find you cannot help such a person become more positive, then avoid them, get away from them, don’t deal with them. If they attack you in a way you cannot avoid, you may defend yourself with the minimum amount of force that resolves the issue.
Below is a simple little parable. It was not meant to be about you specifically, so do not take offense that it does not portray you accurately -- its intent was not to portray you at all. I do not presume to know enough to write about your intents, and motivations, but rather I hoped to provide a useful juxtaposition of concepts, attitudes and limitations of vision that you may or may not be able to find helpful. The analogy is only rough, so you will have to make any connections that might be useful to you on your own – I imply nothing. For the correct perspective pretend that the narrator is at the big picture level, perhaps AUM himself :-)
I am reminded of a moth I encountered flitting around the flame of a candle. I asked the moth "Why do you fly about the candle like that? The moth said, "I am curious about fire and I believe that I can help fix that poor candle's predicament by letting the air from my wings cool the flame.
I cautioned the moth about how easy it is to let curiosity slowly slide into obsession and that puffs of cool fresh air were more likely to fan the flame than cool it. The moth replied "Yes, yes, of course .....", as it circled the flame a little closer.
The little moths eyes suddenly brightened with epiphany as it called out to me, "I see now that this flame represents nothing but destruction. It is evil....look at it...it destroys everything it touches--there is nothing good in it". "Be careful", I said, "I think it might be best if you left that flame alone". "Perhaps", said the moth without listening to my warning and with a focused intensity beyond that of curiosity, "if I fly closer, the wind from my wings just might snuff it out".
Knowing that there was nothing else that could be said or done, I sat back in my chair to watch opportunities and lessons play out within this evolutionary dance.
I silently mouthed a little prayer for the moth as good circled evil with a plan, and evil laid its trap.