by Anniel 7/19/17
A member of our family has suffered great physical and psychic harm from a very unprofessional lying professional. At the present time I am forbidden to discuss the particulars of this harm. I can only say that the tentacles of lies this person told caused pain and blame to many innocents along the way and ruptured trust between family and friends.
For several weeks now we and many others have been trying to cope and decide how best to help one another. Every decision seemed to make matters worse. We even argued over whether the liar was evil or insane, or both.
False news and false accusations happened daily. If I could have been where the protagonist was I think I would have pulled his nose hairs all out and maybe tightened his tie really tight. Instead I did the worst possible thing and called some friends to tell them our tale of woe and about some of the people I was angry with because I thought they were causing the problem. So I wound up with a need to repent for my intemperance and ask forgiveness for spreading the falsehoods that I had believed and told about innocent people, when I should never have doubted their fidelity. Our telephones were ringing off the hook for most of two days.
Suddenly, about three days ago, the logjam broke somewhat and we began learning the truth about what was going on. For those three days we have learned of actions being taken for our family by people who are in positions to help or have friends in high places who are also taking action on our behalf. The liar involved does not yet know what is about to descend upon him and he has no way out of facing his own guilt. Too many people in positions of authority over him now know of his duplicity.
I almost feel sorry for him, but I may be the only one who does. I do not think he has the inner resources to deal with exposure, and I do not know if he can be humbled enough to apologize to us all, particularly the one he decided to harm in the first place. My only worry now is if he decides to take some form of revenge and commit further harm. He will be losing a lot but I think he will still refuse to accept blame.
Bear kept telling me that I shouldn’t jump to conclusions, and sleep on things before I let my wrath loose. I should have listened to his wisdom and cooled my jets. He and I are now able to return to our life without too much worry, but I, in particular have learned valuable lessons about both the evil of a few people and and of the great kindness and goodness of many other people.
And I have promised Bear, once again, that from now on I will pay more attention when he speaks.