When I see one of the people who colluded with Liar Principal Sh----T----y., I deal with it by ignoring them. I walk right past as if they didn't exist.
I have already admitted to hating them. I have tried not to fuel it by refusing to acknowledge their existence. I have maintained rigid mind control, and have excised all thoughts about them. That means that I have had to avoid the topic of education altogether. I have also avoided this blog. I haven't returned calls or emails from people I knew in the Rubber Room--the only colleagues that ever call me. It was necessary because of the intense feelings of hatred and anger I felt every time I thought about what had been done to me. I had suffered since the early 2000's when Principal Sh----T----y took over. During that time, my feelings were totally shut down. I actually marveled at how calmly I took it all. Then all of a sudden, about a year ago, I was flooded with intense anger. I didn't welcome it, but it was there anyway.
Then, not long ago, I crossed paths with one of the Slave Brains that helped Principal Sh----T---y. and as usual I turned my head the other way and walked right on past. But this time was different. I didn't feel anger. I didn't feel hatred. It was a great relief for me. Those are burdensome feelings, and it takes a great deal of effort to suppress and/or sublimate them.
I hesitated to hope that I was over it all. Had I just shut down again? But no. Somehow, I am no longer attached to that part of my life. I tried to find an image that would illustrate what had happened to me by Googling the word "Unattached" and I found this picture of a sculpture of a huge screw and wing nut. It was perfect. It took years to screw me and years to unscrew me.
People are still back there screwing each other, but this wing nut is free to fly and will stay that way.