Pernicious: Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way. Deadly; fatal; tending to cause death or serious injury; causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; a pernicious virus; a pernicious disease; destructive; pernicious rumors; a pernicious lie; archaic evil; wicked; hurtful; obsolete.
Synonyms: malign - noxious - baneful - harmful - pestilent – fatal.
Vindication: To clear someone of blame or suspicion. Showing or proving to be right, reasonable, honorable or justified. To clear of false accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof. To clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like: to vindicate someone's honor and restore dignity. To restore “wholeness” and unity, to feel relief and basic goodness born of cosmic connection - the very foundation of virtue.
The particular configuration of culture that forms society and subjectivity serves either to further social domination or the people’s desire for self-enhancement will compel them to seek "counter-hegemonic" forces of resistance and struggle. The model of a hegemonic society is a hierarchical and antagonistic set of social relations characterized by the oppression of subordinate class, gender, race, ethnic, and national strata. Violence, as Sartre, Fanon, and Marcuse, among others, have argued, can be either liberating and directed at forces of oppression, or reactionary and directed at the polis struggling against oppression and subversion.
Oppressive violence or power-over is a form of sadomasochistic fetishism based on the morally reprehensible "stealing of pleasure." Corruption is theft. Stealing is to take (the property of another) without right or permission, or freely-given consent; to take surreptitiously or to appropriate to oneself or beyond one's proper share; also to make oneself the focus of the show. Thus we see that power-over or the infringement of the sovereignty of another is none other than selfish primitivism and narcissistic infantilism, and must without question arise from conditioned brain damage or the suspended development of the violator’s brain itself. All of us have the potential to be HUman, but many don't make it for material society still rewards delinquency.
Pleasure is learned and is thus intimately bound up with power and knowledge and what the configuration of culture teaches us to enjoy or avoid. Cultural programming of privilege and power conditions our pleasure system into seeking certain socially-sanctioned pleasures and avoiding others. Pleasures are therefore often an automated response to certain conditions and should thus be interrogated as to whether they contribute to the production of a better life and society, or help trap us into forms of daily life that ultimately oppress and degrade us. Sociopaths, psychopaths, ecopaths and biopaths are mal-wired to extort energy and pleasure using dark or negative methods that hold back the course of evolution of life in the universe. Entire civilizations and entire species can fall into vortex of ever diminishing returns by going against the code of the lifeforce and natural law in this manner.
Natural law and the sense of right and wrong are indistinquishable from the molecular fabric of our being. Hence the saying…”I trust you with every fiber of my being.” We have a moral sense which is built into our brains, like our sexual instinct, desire for food, or our capacity for language…the basic grammar of our moral instinct is universal. We have been hard wired with a common sense of morality which is the same for all humans, so we cannot escape making moral judgments. Thus we commit sins against life when we double-cross, defraud, scam, bluff, cheat, deceive, delude, seduce, entice, hussle and exploit others, we ultimately subvert, deaden, debilitate and desensitize ourselves.
To set one's atomic form free from the magnetic dissonance of primate sadomasochism requires the courage to raise our energy and consciousness beyond the default automated patterns of delusion which hold in place this sick power mad civilization. Don't ever be afraid to put your foot down to preserve the integrity of your spiritual resonance. The fallout of the collapse of this biocidal, reductionist, materialist culture will call into account the true nature of the human character, in which the ultimate outcome is determined by the differential between "every man for himself" or the ability to create a post-materialist communal cultural ecology, with the substantial retooling of the skill base for a regenerative civilization.