When dealing with humans, be aware that some see their world through a heightened sense of compassion while others through a heightened sense of rightness. Never let these two come together. Rather pit them against each other. This is both easy and amusing.
For those on the compassion side, surround them with those who are truly in need. Use the media to flood their minds with stories of disasters, pain, and suffering. And make them aware of the real problems of people they know and love. The greatest weakness of the compassionate is their emotions. Use this to our advantage.
For those on the side of righteousness, surround them with decent, hard working folk. Let them hear stories of people who have risen out of poverty and overcome great adversity by their own determination and ability. Their greatest weakness is their strong sense of independence. Use this against them.
Now pitting them against each other is most entertaining. Let them see only the best of their own kind and the worst of the other. Let the compassionate see the single mother who works two jobs to support her special needs child without insurance. Let the righteous see the strong and successful man who lives modestly and serves much. Do not let the compassionate know of this man, but rather keep them aware of the arrogant and greedy who neglect the poor and make insensitive remarks. Blind the righteous to the hard-working single mother, but open their eyes to the scam artists and lazy people with outstretched hands. Never, never, never let them see the corruption in their own camp or the good in the other.
There will be some who realize what we are doing. They will figure out our strategies and try to warn others. Head them off by giving them a sense of pride about their clever insight. Make them feel superior for not falling for our schemes. Better yet, suggest to them that all the others are too far gone and will not listen to their reason anyway. Do this, and we will create a third category and divide them further.
The key to our success is preventing all of them from joining forces. I shutter to think of a world where the truly compassionate and authentically righteous join forces. I tremble at the good they would accomplish if they stopped going after each other and started working together. But alas, I am encouraged by the state of things. It appears we have nothing to fear. For now that the ball is rolling, the momentum of their fear and distrust will keep it going.
- Kozum-Al (passing time on planet Earth while awaiting the return of the Klyvians)