My friend and I discussed our problems with the Blackguard. I fear the Blackguard, if unchecked, can become our infernal wind. I do not want to feed that. Rather than discuss him further I am posting brief notes on the ideas we developed here.
Problems we can solve as individuals: dealing with someone who wants to decide who one is and what one does and thinks, and then intervene in that to modify it; dealing with someone who wants access to one’s energy and time, and who tries to manipulate one by stirring up pain from the past.
Problem we would like solved at the level of the unit: being, once again, in a situation where business cannot be done and progress cannot be made because there is a war on or someone is making war. It would be discouraging and tiring to allow this.