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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.} ========================================================== %TECHNOCRATIC SYSTEMIC DISHONESTY VALUE IMPORTANCE 890424 Technocrats participate in a systemic dishonesty which conceals the non-objective affirmations which they make about the relative importance of techniques, personal relationships, habits of mind/heart, ideals and values. Technocrats pretend to deal with only technical matters; i.e., only questions which can be resolved by technical considerations. Technocrats avoid dialogue regarding the relative importance and meaning of their techniques, personal relationships, habits of mind/hear, ideals and values. The values, ideals and priorities of technocrats are revealed more by what they avoid, than by what they focus their attention upon. There is nothing inherently evil about those things upon which technocrats focus their attention. Evil pertains to alienation. What is evil is the exclusivity of the focus of technocrats' attention; the fact that they systemically and dishonestly exclude certain kinds of personal relationships, habits of mind/hear, ideals and values from the range of their attention. The evil resides in their alienation from much which is essential to meaningful living. Technocrats are systemically addicted to certain techniques, and are not willing to be honest about the nature of their addiction. In the absence of honesty about their systematically narrow focus of specialization, they cannot perceive the consequences of their habits of mind/heart. As objective systems analysts, they cannot objectively analyze their role in the human systems which they dominate in alienative ways. They are systematically dishonest about their role in their reflexive relationships, because they pretend to be engaged exclusively in objective relationships. When technocrats are invited to be professors in liberal arts colleges they seduce their students to become technocrats and help to set the stage for their students to become teachers in the public schools where they will in turn seduce their students into technocracy. Thus the addictive society perpetuates itself by the power which is handed to technocrats in the educational system. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================