Welcome to the land of double-binds, my name is flawedplan. No, things are not always what they seem, if you find that unsettling, I’m glad you’re here, it unsettles me too.
Double-binds, or paradoxical injunctions are crazy-making, they drive people insane. Whatever you call them, their use is ubiquitous, and always carry an implied but unstated threat that frightens one into submission. We can’t articulate what is unsettling, we just know there’s something wrong with the statement. And that’s a start.
More soon. For now, writhe safely, and please, don’t be so obedient.
See how it’s done? Easy as pi.