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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.} ========================================================== %DYNAMIC DISCRIMINATE DICHOTOMY POLAR DIFFERENCE 930120 When injustice occurs through discrimination, capriciousness, or arbitrary decisions made on the basis of class identifications; class distinctions become the basis for calling some traits "good" and other traits "bad". The differences between "good" traits and "bad" traits become increasingly polarized. Each group of people becomes a pole in a dichotomy wherein members of each group seek to clarify through their judgments why they are "better" or less unjust than are the members of the other group. When dichotomies grow because of injustices based upon the existence of dichotomies, the growth often has a tendency to be exponential; because the rate of growth depends upon the extent of the previous growth. Exponential growth always brings about changes which ultimately undermine the possibility of future growth--- often with tragic transitions between the period of growth and the termination of the period of growth. The transition may be catastrophic when viewed with adequate perspective. We will do well to seek to recognize and describe patterns of growth in injustice; to see if they are motivated and driven by dichotomies, polarizations, differentiations, discriminations and the like---wherein the participants reflect upon their estrangement as grounds for viewing themselves as "better" than the "others" in the estrangement relationship. Alienation is never proper grounds for calling oneself better than those from whom one is alienated. It is virtually always more proper to regard alienation as an evil reality. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================