the collusion of pronouns

Sometimes the pronouns are mixed up to protect the innocent from exposure. To make it challenging to recognize who is who, or whom. There are many voices here, after all. Many different people wrting about many different people. Sometimes. Maybe. Memories collude with the present to create illusions only a few, if any, might recognize. Are you in here? Sometimes the abuser and victim are one and the same. Perhaps the abuser is innocent in intent, acting purely out of fear and not meaning any harm, in fact, harming herself or himself through action or inaction simply to avoid facing the fear that causes the action or inaction. Such is the way with passive abuse, with neglect of another, with neglect of self. It is a strange mental game, to be in collusion with one's self-destructive self.