This-essay is a9905071.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %UNILATERAL DEMANDS UNBALANCED COERCIVE VIOLENT SIN+990507 %MUTUAL CONSTRUCT CREATIVE INTEGRATIVE COOPERATION+990507 %EVIL ALIENATION ESTRANGEMENT ANGER RESENTMENT FAIL+990507 %MORALITY ETHICS PRINCIPLES LEGALISTIC CONDEMNATION+990507 %CONTROL ADDICTION CODEPENDENCE CRIME LAWLESSNESS+990507 %DISHONEST COLLUSIONS GAMES SELF DECEPTION POSSIBLE 990507 People who are preoccupied with issues of control make unilateral demands upon other people --- rather than seek ways of working together in cooperative ways. Balanced consideration of all people's rights is not high on such people's list of priorities. Their exclusive considerations are high on their list of priorities. The needs, desires, hopes, and aspirations of "different" people are sacrificed in the service of their own. Estrangement and alienation from "different" people is regarded as normal, not as signs of evil/sinful relationships which cry for reconciliation, healing, and transcendence. Making demands entails explicit or implicit threats of coercion and perhaps of violence. Making demands undermines some people's security; i.e., undermines their freedom to be safely vulnerable in open and honest dialogue. Making demands thus engenders alienation and estrangement of those who make demands --- from those who are the victims of the demands made. The powerful become estranged from the poor, the week, the and oppressed who are not often in positions of power where demands can be made and enforced. Self-righteous people who are arrogant make demands when they think that they are superior to those upon whom they place heavy burdens. They do not seek to share and lift burdens. They do not seek to share their food, water, shelter and clothing. They do not seek to promote reconciliation, healing and mutual understanding. They are willing to crucify peacemakers who they perceive as threats to their power to make and enforce demands. They are willing to make deals with other people who are preoccupied with issues of control --- in efforts to increase their own power until it is superior and absolute; until they feel that they have achieved security regarded as the freedom from all forms of vulnerability. They are so insecure that they cannot tolerate any form of vulnerability; and so are defensive, offensive, arrogant and rude in how they make demands upon the powerless, the weak, the hungry, the thirsty and sick women and children. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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