Home > Evil, Human nature?, Uncategorized > The Silent Partner and the Silent Majority

The Silent Partner and the Silent Majority


PatternRuleBa400

The Silent Partner is any relative who stands by silently while you are victimized, or who takes the abuser’s side against the victim. She, or he, can be the other parent, who abdicates from parental responsibility to protect the children, or worse; sacrifices their well-being in order to make her/his own life easier.

PatternRuleBa300

In most cases of family abuse, there usually isn’t only one single Silent Partner. Several, if not many, family members collude with, protect, cooperate with the abuser, and participate in scapegoating, pressuring, ostracizing, or trying to silence the victim. I will refer to these evil participants in our abuse as the Silent Majority, although that term requires a bit of clarification. In many instances they are far from silent. Although they might be silent about the actual abuse inflicted upon us, they can be quite vehement in insisting that the victim is wrong for not continuing to accept it.

PatternRuleBa300

While encouraging an abuser to operate freely in their midst, they will not be silent when it comes to criticizing the victim. They will look the other way when the victim is being mistreated, never validating her or defending her, and then attack her when she defends herself. The one that they gossip about, smear to others, judge, and condemn will invariably be the victim rather than the abuser. In their sick, evil, twisted minds, it is the long-suffering victim who is the family “trouble-maker”, never the abuser himself. They don’t ever believe there’s anything wrong with him. They don’t see a problem with his behavior. Why? It’s simple. Birds of a feather stick together.

PatternRuleBa300

The Silent Partner and The Silent Majority don’t bat an eye at betraying an innocent family member and serving her up on a silver platter to be sacrificed to vicious, lifelong abuse. They specialize in re-victimizing the victim. Although not as open and obvious about it as the Alpha Dog abuser, they are every bit as guilty as he is. Either with their silence, or when speaking up against the wrong person, they allow and encourage the abuse to continue. They are partners with the abuser. They are abusers, too, and we need to recognize them.

PatternRuleBa400

Related articles

 

 

Advertisements
  1. No comments yet.
  1. June 9, 2013 at 17:18

Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: