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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %COLLUSIONS RESPECTABILITY 870207 Colluders commonly are associated with many of the signs of respectability: power, wealth, nice clothing, nice housing, scholarship, intellectual sophistication, religious rituals, scientific evidence, etc. Their games of mutual self deception can easily be played with all the signs of respectability. Such signs are but tools to be used in mutual self deception; the more respectability the signs point to, the more effective they are as tools of self deception. Collusions even make use of integrity as a sign of respectability. Each collusion works to present signs of its own integrity, emphasizing signs of respectability to conceal the sign of its inherent lack of integrity. The internal consistencies, the internal coherence of a collusion are its signs of integrity. Pointing with pride to such coherence suggests integrity---if the pointing distracts attention away from the signs of disintegration which occur because of the exclusivity of the collusion. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================