satori and I, still talkin”, circa 2007…
“I’ve taken out more than my share of perps,” I said. “But in a lot of the scenarios I can think of, I’m pretty sure I’d be struck, frozen in fear with the rest of the masses. I don’t have any judgment about that, it just is. Some people are cut out for acting in ways that are valiant, I guess you could say. And others not. I’m not.”
“I am,” she said.
“Yeah. I admire people like you who take action. And I pay a lot of attention to this and I think people like you pay a high price for their prowess.”
“What do you mean?”
“Well if you manage to defend yourself against a violent person… if you have an effective defense, you wind up getting dirtied by it.”
‘Well, take the woman who has the rapist come through her window. She pops his nut and he dies. Bam. He dies right there on top her. And the guy has probably raped other women. Odds are he has. Three other women? Four? Twelve? He’s probably been at this awhile. Probably started with his date rape and progressed and he’s just gotten away with it for as long as he has but not this time! This time he’s deader than dead and this woman did it. Wrong bed, babe.”
“Uh huh,” she said. “That’s right.”
“Well she’s not a hero, though. See, he’s dead and we don’t have the death penalty for rape! So now people wonder if this wasn’t just a little bit extreme. They start to sympathize with the perpetrator and you can see how she starts to get dirty.”
“Yeah, that’s true.”
“Yeah, but it gets worse. Just give it a couple weeks or a month or the rest of her life and it really goes dark on her. Let’s say there are two women and they live across the street from each other. They’re both the same age or whatever. They’re peers except one of them killed a rapist in her bed,” I said. “The other has nothing like that in her history. She’s just plain. So here comes a man and which woman do you think he is likely to want to date? The woman who has nothing like this in her past, or the woman who does?”
“Yes, she’s dirtied there. It’s like she’s standing in a pool of blood now and she has to wonder if she’d have been better off just accepting the rape like everyone else. Like normal women do. You can fight, but just don’t fight too well. Fight too well and you’ll become a scary person to be avoided just in case… because you’re a killer after all.”
“I can see how that would happen,” she said.
“Yeah, it does happen. And this is what happens to Scorpio in general, by the way. And the 8th house. I’ve been watching this my whole life and I don’t see there is any way to stop it from happening. It’s like a a phenomenon that is always going to happen, there is no way to affect the course of it. Anyone who is effective is going to suffer a backlash, period. So go ahead and defend yourself effectively but once you do, you’d better duck. One way or the other, you’ll wind up the pariah.”
Have you witnessed this phenomenon?