The Real Nature of Attacks

Being attacked is an almost inevitable accompaniment to being a good leader. Such attacks can stem from the efforts of the oppressive society to overcome any threat of resistance to the oppression. Attacks can arise from the inertia of past activities by the society in an irrational direction. Attacks can also be begun as part of a confused, ineffective attempt by the attacker to draw attention to himself or herself and to “extort” some help from the leader, with the leader being forced to act as counselor. . . . 

Everyone should be reminded that the issue is not any weakness or failing of the leader (the proper way to deal with any such issue is in a session with the leader or in a discussion with the leader’s co-leaders) . . . that this is simply an excuse to mask the real nature of the attack.

Harvey Jackins

From pages 134 and 135 of The List

(Present Time 189, October 2017)

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