They say that those in absolute power – engorged in fame and all the bullshit that comes with it – are there because their eccentric personalities are housed within the “dark triad” of narcissism, psychopathy, and motherfuckin’ machiavellianism.
Grandiosity, pride, egotism, remorselessness, and manipulation – they wear these like wrenches and screwdrivers to a tool belt, readily available in the moments where they need a quick way to regain the lead.
And they do this without ever getting a fingertip dirty, ya’dig?
The dirt is for the people that fall under their command – the ones that are most vulnerable to the dark triad. They’ll hold both arms out with a smile on their face and wait like a trained mutt to get their next list of objectives – willingly having their weaknesses exploited in the process, because they dangle something they want in front of their faces.
Sometimes it’s money… and sometimes it’s other things, ya’dig?
There’s a suction to it all, man. We look towards that power as some sort of great influence that could only better our lives – and it’s this that keeps us bought in, and oblivious to the manipulation that’s happening right under our nose.
And we’ll recognize it, for sure. If you’re like Zero, or me, you’ll start to see things for what they are, and 99% of yourself will do everything it can to escape. It’s that 1% though – the motivation behind our original dedication, the actual reason why we decided that it was best to follow the footsteps of what we thought was an influence, that encapsulates us.
You’re a fucking piece of shit, Simon.
It ain’t about being witty, right? If you have even the slightest bit of respect for someone that has done some unbelievably shitty things, you’ll play it out as carefully and subtly as possible.
Not for you, Simon. You’re just a piece of shit.
The peak of the triad has penetrated you in a way that I ain’t about to imagine, and you’ve grown absolutely balls-deep crazy with power.
It has such an intense hold on you that it must be impossible for you to reflect on the damage that you’ve caused. I’m sure that you just keep moving along, like the king of shit that you think you are.
But sometimes, the rich and powerful manipulators reach the edge of the cliff, where there isn’t any room to run. And that’s when they realize how alone they really are.
That’s when they see the fucking bridges they’ve burned behind them, smoldering in the wind.
Are you ready for when Zero tucks those papers in his backpocket and then makes you eat your own dick, Simon?
And do you think I’m just here to be your next puppet?
I know all about manipulation, ya’dig? It courses through my veins right now, and do I fucking know why? Hell no – I’ve never been more confused in my entire life. And you know what? It’s the likes of you –
The great, the powerful, the venomous –
That has me in the hole I’m in.
But it’s time to dig out of this motherfucker, Simon –
And you’re the first one my shovel is going into, baby.