Malice

MALICE-2

There are times when the hatred, the vitriol and the malice can no longer be contained. They must be unleashed. Most often, this occurs as a consequence of the ignition of fury which arises as a response to the wounding which happens because we have been criticised. The ignited fury may, with those of us with greater control thresholds, be kept under control, especially if we are mindful of the impact it may have upon the facade. Sometimes, we cannot exert that control and heated or cold fury erupts from us, seeking to provoke a reaction from you and others which will draw fuel and in turn address the wound so the fury in time abates.

Then there are the times when there is a need to spread hurt, cause pain, to shock and to lash out.

It is not an uncontrolled and haphazard spewing forth of hatred, a dervish that lashes out at all around him or her, drawing looks of horror, hurt and annoyance. Such a frenzied response is one associated with the loss of control which occurs through the ignition of fury. This is a calculated exercise in drawing negative fuel for the purposes of letting this awful and treacherous world and its traitorous minions know that there is a blazing hatred at our core, a permanent state of malicious and venomous antipathy for everybody around us. We have no interest in donning a mask of charm or magnetism. There is no desire to present a facade on such occasions. Our seething, savage malcontent must emerge and be branded on all those who are unfortunate enough to cross our path.

It may start at any point in the day. It may be that on wakening we feel it there, the corrosive taint of malice which has to be allowed to surface. We may, in less experienced times, have thought that the provision of positive fuel would cause this sensation to lessen and to vanish, but it does not. For some reason, some deep and dark reason, only negative fuel will suffice. I have experienced this on several occasions. I now recognise it. It is the desire to destroy, to hurt, to maim and I know that until such time as I have drunk deep of the negative fuel that flows from such actions, I will not be able to stop and cause this sensation to vanish. I can feel it inside of me – it is not fury, but rather a visceral and powerful hatred for everything and everyone. A bilious sensation sat in my core and I must obey it. It is allied to the ever present hunger for fuel, but only negative will do. It is as if some ancient wrong can only ever be reconciled through the application of repeated wrongs, as if that historic crime has to be repeated and replicated in the here and now and in so doing, by giving it such an exposure and airing, release is achieved.

Something wicked from way back when must be allowed to manifest now.

And so the day is one of vicious behaviours. The morning greeting from the neighbour is met with an instruction to him to “get fucked” or to invite him to keep an eye on that “whore of his wife and her afternoon visitors”. His shocked response is seen from peripheral vision, the first drops of negative fuel trickling my way as I march to my vehicle  and enter it. The cocooning effect of the magnificent car does nothing to remove the malice. On the drive to the office, those talking on the radio are routinely lambasted for the idiocy – they cannot hear me but it does not matter – they must still be told. The window is lowered and a pair of young women walking along the road are shouted at, the single insult of “sluts” trailing after me as I drive past. The cyclist is pilloried for being a “latex clad wanker”, the person waiting at the zebra crossing jumps back as I fail to yield to them and give them the finger as I sail by.

Sat in idling traffic I endeavour to catch the eye of the driver behind or in front and goad them with hand gestures.

“Come on, come on, get out,” I hiss to myself, hoping they will emerge from their vehicle and challenge me. Just do it, give me the provocation I am looking for and I can unleash yet more of this malice which is surging through me. Today they perhaps see what glints in my darkened eyes and do no more than retaliate with their own gestures before the traffic moves on and we become separated.

The barista in the cafe asks for my order and my name in that ridiculous manner of theirs. All I want is tea, not some imported affectation of a grand ho cho or some ridiculous coffee which is whipped, flavoured, syrup and sprinkled. I give the name “Farquhar” and say it in a tone which tells him that if he dares, if he fucking dares to ask me how to spell that name I will seize several of these over-priced muffins in the display and force them into his spluttering mouth one by one. He does not ask and his cake choking is avoided.

Of course when the beverage arrives, I see “Farkwar” daubed in the hand-writing of a five year old on the side. I lift the cup and speak,

“Excuse me,” I say coolly. The barista turns and looks at me. Already hesitation is gripping him.

“Yes?” he asks.

“Are you some kind of epsilon semi-moron.” I say. Although it should be a question, it sounds more like a statement as I point at the scrawl on the cup. He says nothing, unsure of what to say and what I will do.

“Is that wrong? I’m sorry,” he offers.

I hold his gaze, my dark glare boring into him as I contemplate setting alight his extensive beard. He looks away at the floor within a couple of seconds. I know everybody else in this store is looking at me. Good.

I shake my head.

“You should have tried harder at school you fucking quarter wit,” I announce and turn, shoving past those behind me. There are no protests.

And so it goes. The receptionist is told she looks slovenly when I enter the office. The office junior is snarled at to get out of the way. I find fault with everything that those working for me do. I draw tears from one annihilated associate as I subject him to a five minute tirade as to the inadequacies of his report, banishing him from my room as if exiling him from my kingdom. He is the third person who has entered my office and been subjected to my malice and it is not even mid-morning.

My secretary pokes her head around the door.

“Is everything okay?” she asks.

I pause and look up from my computer and apply the charm of the smile.

“Absolutely great. Could not be better. First class. Tip top. Superb.” I confirm as I reel off a range of synonyms for all being well. Most will be branded with my malice today but not her. She is a loyal Lieutenant and this time she is exempt, besides, what better way to really mess with the heads of those beneath me is to have my secretary say,

“He was fine with me,” if they come crawling back trying to ascertain what is wrong.

E-mails receive curt replies. Those who telephone are subjected to a savage dissection of their proposal which leaves them speechless. Instructions are barked, injunctions issued and idiots torn apart. The malice remains, powering the nasty and unpleasant behaviours but never surging out of control. It is as if this malice recognises that it does some good to put some stick about, to let people know that they have to earn my grace and favour, that they ought to be on their toes, alert and mindful that their elevated position can be removed in an instant. Few ever challenge, most retreat horrified, alarmed and hurt. Those that do fight back but they are then subjected to fiercer malice as they are intimidated until they break away, muttering and still hurling insults. It matters not, it is all negative fuel.

In another place this malice would have manifested through the application of physical violence. The punches and kicks traded with those stroppy waxwork faces as part of the understanding that this is what happens in such an arena. In another place again, this malice would surface through the cruelty and humiliation of the one supposedly closest to me in the most intimate of settings. In yet another place, this malice would appear as the event wrecking ball, leaving nothing standing.

But today it happens in this place and this means that verbal abuse, insults, savage tongue, baleful glare and acidic responses are the appropriate ways in which the malice makes itself felt and draws of the negative fuel.

Some who are the recipients are strangers and our paths will not cross again. Others may regard me warily until the usual charm appears and they are put at ease. Most know better than to make it appear on another day through the ignition of fury. Occasionally there are those who will take it further. A demand for an apology, a raised grievance through formal channels and even a complaint to the authorities. In those rare instances the matter is dealt with through the restoration of persuasion and magnetism. A reward is offered to avoid the issue, charm negates the challenge or even a supposedly heart-felt apology is provided. They are, after all, just words and of course the relief, pleasure and gratitude espoused by the other person is all positive fuel, welcomed on the alternative occasion. There is not one who has been on the receiving end of the malice who cannot be brought back into line once again. All people have a price.

When this malice appears in this form, the entrenched and ancient right exercising its need to be aired, after a day of caustic comments, vicious volleys and sarcastic smiles, with the negative fuel swallowed up, I return and there is a beneficiary of all this vitriol. Having allowed the malice to be known, to let it stretch its legs and flex its muscles, it retreats, for now and as I arrive at your house or return to ours, you receive the positive side of this contrast for once. Even if you, as primary source, are being devalued, you will be given a sudden respite and the resurrection of the golden period. Your surprise and delight at its return brings forth the positive fuel in significant quantities and it washes over me, replacing the now receded malice. Your positive fuel is now required and thus the devaluation is halted as you are seen as a sanctuary of delight compared to those who have annoyed, irritated and crossed me during the day. It may not last long, but for today at least, the malice was given vent and now you benefit from its sustained application.

Even when I am malicious, I am good.

19 thoughts on “Malice

  1. Twisted Heart says:

    “It is as if some ancient wrong can only ever be reconciled through the application of repeated wrongs, as if that historic crime has to be repeated and replicated in the here and now and in so doing, by giving it such an exposure and airing, release is achieved.”

    Wow. So that feeling of hatred is just part of who you are. It’s an automatic response like sneezing or blinking. There’s nothing you can do about it besides try to control it. Wow. That’s a big eye opener for me. Thank you.

  2. Mona says:

    HG, if you are still proud of your malice. therapy will not work the way people want to believe. I had a little bit hope, it is gone with this comment. (Jan. 19. at 10.25)

  3. JR says:

    I would say I’m more of an empath but I do have some narcissistic traits as well. Inner rage is something I tend to carry with me a lot. More often than not it is directed inward at myself but occasionally I will take it out on others usually with verbal abuse(road rage) etc. I can relate to these characteristics discussed in this post. I guess we are all on a continuum between empath and narcissism? Thanks for writing.

  4. Ashar Malcah Bella says:

    Too Good to Be True …

  5. lisa says:

    HG, have the doctors explained to you about why they think your a narcissist ? I know you are also supposed to be a psychopath , I don’t know if that was an actually diagnosis ? I have seen several programs on brain scans of psychopaths and that their brains are different. However with a Narcissist I don’t think this is the case is it ? It seems to be thought they are made not born. What are your thoughts on this ? Have you learnt anything about this from the doctors ?
    I know it’s supposed to be due to spoiling or abuse but what has actually happened , what are your conclusions of the detachment or disassociation theory ?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Yes and yes.
      It is a combination of genetics and environment.
      What happened? it will be detailed in forthcoming works.

  6. Sarah says:

    Fear not, I have a very simple solution here…
    HG please be so kind as to put a call out to the more MALIGN of your bretheren….you see there is a need for them to curb their proclivity to court women named ALICE. It is destined for failure!

  7. shesaw says:

    HG, I have a neutral question (I realise it might sound offending but that is definitely not what I mean) : are you proud of your malice?

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Yes.

      1. lisk says:

        Do you live in a Town Called Malice?

        (Bet Paul Weller is a narcissist.)

      2. shesaw says:

        Thank you HG. I did think of that a lot. Where does your pride stem from?

        1. HG Tudor says:

          Just behind my left ear Shesaw.

          It stems from after metaphorically climbing a hill and thinking one has reached the top a certain someone has placed another hill there which has to be surmounted. Victoria Aut Morte.

          1. shesaw says:

            Haha, that’s a great location HG, very sensitive spot.

            So, interpreting what you wrote : Everyone (except the ones you are idealising) is a snake, and you have to be the best snake. That’s why you are proud of your level of malice (and the reason why you keep it off when you are idealising).
            Is that a fair interpretation?

          2. HG Tudor says:

            It is.

  8. Renarde says:

    “It is as if this malice recognises that it does some good to put some stick about”

    I think it probably does. Keep the minions in their places et al. Keep them ‘on their toes’, so to speak.

    Personally, the only ‘stick about’ I like is strictly reserved for the Elites. The rest simply cannot handle it. Or the repercussions.

  9. windstorm says:

    I can remember when my Pretzel was a young man and he would have these episodes. Then for many years I learned to tread carefully and stay under the radar when these moods would hit him. Now, though, when I see the signs that one is imminent, he will get quiet and go off on his own, not in solitude, but maybe shopping or just walking in public and he has learned how to control his malice.

    I know that this was written quite awhile ago, HG. I have great hope that you are learning how to control your malice as time passes and you better understand yourself.

    1. HG Tudor says:

      Thank you, The Inseminator.

      1. windstorm says:

        Ha, ha! You’re welcome, HG. Glad to see you’re still in a good mood. Hope you have a great weekend!

  10. Gallows Pole says:

    Masterful as always HG. Being a greater myself, I had a great time with a smoking hot lesser/mid-ranger (IPSS), who kept using verbal malice (not knowing I was a greater playing her like a fiddle) thinking she was provocating me (was her IPPS at the time). Was a great way for me to leverage this by pumping her up – both emotionally (her ego) and physically. :-))) Ensnaring the ensnarer, exploiting the exploiter, gaming the gamer, could you talk about this more?

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