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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.} ========================================================== %COLLUSIVE REPRESSION LIBERATING LANGUAGE ATTITUDE 880822 When we do not have words and concepts adequate to point with clarity to the differences between experiences which are integrative, and other experiences which are disintegrative, it is difficult to defend ourselves against the accusations of participants in collusive taboos. Those differences may appear small and inconsequential in the absence of adequate words and concepts with which to point to the differences; then we may be effectively accused of behaving in disintegrative ways, when in fact we have been behaving in integrative ways. Addictive collusions find it to their advantage to prevent the creative development of adequate words and phrase with which to point to the subtle distinctions between integrative and disintegrative behavior and experiences. Confusions serve the purposes of addictive collusions. Confused people are easier to control than are people who are not confused. Participants in addictive collusions believe it is important to control the attitudes, conceptions, thoughts, behavior, experiences, language, and concepts of those near and dear to them. The ability to control is regarded as a sign of acceptability, a means to high self esteem. Participants in addictive collusions are in need of more self esteem; and control of others is a perceived means to more self esteem. The conception and articulation of new languages, words, and concepts which enable people to point clearly to their new experiences is integrative behavior; but may be experienced as disintegrative behavior by those who maintain addictive collusions. To them such conceptions and articulations point to the disintegration of their addictive collusion, and they feel threatened by that disintegration, and so regard the behavior as disintegrative. They cannot see that the disintegration of their addictive collusion would open the way to true integrity for them as individuals, and for their community as a coherent whole. The pseudo integrity of an addictive collusion stands in the way of both personal and communal integrity. The pseudo integrity of any system of thought, attitudes, concepts, and behaviors which undermines either personal or communal integrity is a false integrity. Such disintegrative integrity is not what it pretends to be. Such repressive systems lack integrity in their "whole being". By being whole and coherent in their perverse way they undermine the integrity of persons as individuals and as members of their communities. Such false integrity does not merit respect. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================