An enemy can either oppress or bribe his opponent.
Oppression normally involves the use of violence or threat. Bribery normally involves the use of temptation.
Surely oppression drives the wise into madness, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
If neither oppression nor bribery works-- try the third trick by boosting the egoism of the opponent.
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Were you the abovementioned victim?