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|The Externalization of the Hierarchy - Section III - Forces behind the Evolutionary Process|
|The Forces of Evil sought for those leaders and groups who are
the materialistic correspondence to the spiritual leaders and those who seek to guide
humanity along right lines. They took possession (and I use this word with deliberation)
of the evil men who led the Axis Powers - Hitler, Tojo, Goebbels, Ribbentrop, Himmler and
- to a much lesser degree - Mussolini, Hess, Goering and others. They completely
overpowered the minds of these men, already distorted with ambition and sadistic
inclinations. Who, you ask, do I mean by "they"? I mean those intelligent evil,
unloving, hateful Individualities who are to the world of selfish and material focus what
the Hierarchy of Masters, working under the Christ, are to struggling human aspirants. The
power of these evil forces is enormous, for they recognize no restrictions or ordinary
decent, human limitations; they work through violence, coercion, cruelty, hate, terror and
lies; they aim to subjugate the human consciousness through the complete control of men's
minds, through the withholding of good and the promulgation of evil. They stimulate the
brains of men through the extent of their evil and magical knowledge; I mean this
literally and physically. The Great White Lodge, working under the inspiration of the
Christ and of Shamballa, functions necessarily under certain spiritual restrictions.
Coercion is not permitted; the minds of men must be and are left free; the stimulation of
the souls of men is permitted, because it results in the stimulation of the
expression of love and of understanding, leading to right human relations. These spiritual
restrictions greatly slow down the progress of the Forces of Light; it should interest you
to remember that the length of the war was partly dependent upon the inability of the
Armies of the Lord to commit the crimes for which the Axis Powers have been responsible.
The physical activities of the Forces of Light do recognize certain limitations, and of
this the Forces of Evil take constant advantage. The bombing of massed populations was
started by Hitler and could have been ended by him immediately if he so chose. 
There is another aspect of this matter to which I would like to call your attention. These restrictions which the Forces of Light recognize have also an undesirable effect where the unintelligent and well-meaning are concerned, and where those who are emotionally polarized interpret the Law of Love. The United Nations, working for human liberation and freedom (and therefore working under the Law of Love, rightly understood) is prevented from following the lines of indiscriminate cruelty which characterized the German and Japanese techniques: torture, starvation, lying propaganda, misuse of prisoners, the dissemination of a terror campaign. These are not permitted by the rules of the Brothers of Humanity. From a purely physical angle, this can be interpreted as putting the "Armies of the Lord" at a disadvantage. It is this right attitude on the part of the Forces of Light which has an undesirable effect upon the appeasers and pacifists of the world. These would, for humanitarian reasons and from love of the forms through which humanity functions, bring the war to an immediate end.
In their well-meaning blindness they would sacrifice the future of humanity and the lives of millions of people at a later date for a temporary cessation of hostilities. I would emphasize to you that the Forces of Evil must be defeated now; the evil leaders must be wrenched from their high place, and the complete defeat and annihilation of those responsible for launching this horror on humanity is an absolute necessity and bounden duty, if security, well-being and a new order of happier living is to be the lot of coming generations. A temporary ending of the war would only give time for the Forces of Evil to reorganize, and the future war would be infinitely worse than this one. This the intelligent humanitarian is saying, and this is the opinion of the Hierarchy. The Hierarchy stands firmly on the side of those who demand a war to a finish, and the reasons are the ultimate saving of millions of lives and the preservation of certain basic spiritual values.
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