Whitemail is the use of fear, obligation, and guilt to control another person. It’s a rare strain of emotional blackmail found in adults over forty years of age. The self is like a pimping blackmailing chauffeur who gets you from here to there on word lines. Always remember this. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else. If you were meant to be controlled, you would have come with a remote.

Blackmailed by sweet-smelling roses. I stopped to smell roses once. A bee flew out of the flower and up my nose. It stung me in the nasal vestibule causing a severe allergic reaction and six days of a swollen septum. Now whenever I see roses, I keep walking. Narcissists often pause their abuse with intermittent periods of seeming kindness and warmth. This causes you to become trauma-bonded to them, constantly trying to make them happy. Then when they became abusive again, you may believe you deserve it.

Blackmail is one of the great past-times of family life. All children blackmail their parents with their innocence. The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana. While you’re stabbing my back, would it hurt you to also kiss my behind? If you’re going to be two faced at least make one of them pretty. Sometimes giving someone a second chance is like giving them an extra bullet for their gun because they missed you the first time.

Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love. True friends are the ones that have nice things to say about you behind your back. A true friend is someone who thinks you’re a good egg, even though they know you’re slightly cracked. Too many people take advantage of the trust they are given. Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride. If these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.

Whitemail is more effective than bribery. No banks should become so big that they can blackmail the government. In the same vein, Government by blackmail is incompatible with Democracy. Rights are something made up by the government to make you feel like you’re buying something with your taxes. Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery. Love is a wonderful thing, my dear, but it leaves you wide open for blackmail.

Gratitude is a debt that usually goes on accumulating like blackmail. The more you pay, the more is demanded. Let’s pray that the human race never escapes to spread its iniquity elsewhere. Whatever happens, know this for sure, whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you. Being nice to people gets you nowhere. Being arrogant gets you nowhere.

Blackmail, now that’s a thing that will get you everywhere.

©️ Gottfried. All rights reserved


346 thoughts on “Whitemail

          1. take your hopes, put them entirely inside an ancient wineskin, close it with cork and lacquer wax. gives everything to “good” luck and hopes that “good” is not just the surname 😎

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      1. I know you don’t like links so I will describe another path: if in my “search” you enter the words “della creazione dei bisogni” (translated: of the creation of needs) you will have the article dedicated to the hostile word, that of the dead letter and the one dedicated to the “verba volant”. A hypothetical Study Center invents needs and proposes paid solutions 😲 (ok, I didn’t earn a euro🙄)

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        1. Actually, i wanted to indicate by that comment that as soon as i learn Italian i will start reading her blog because i’m curious. Now, i’m having trouble understanding the replies tbh. 😂 Even the second one? How? Invite me for wedding? Whose? 👀? Gottfried, you gotta explain this to me.

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      1. That’s the one thing different about me and most of the wordpress readers i’ve met till date- I almost as willing to criticize a writing as i am to praise it regardless of what effect it has on my reputation because i always want to help those i read, get better. But you never gave me a chance to criticize. And only Khabib is that kind. 😂

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  1. “Narcissists often pause their abuse with intermittent periods of seeming kindness and warmth. This causes you to become trauma-bonded to them, constantly trying to make them happy.”
    AAARGH!!!! Just what I went through, you’ve nailed it with this form of abuse, it’s abhorrent 🤯

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