This-essay is a9905121.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 ========================================================== %MAKE MORE VULNERABLE UNDERMINE SECURITY BULLY EVIL+990512 %TERRORIST SINNER COERCIVE ARROGANT SELF-RIGHTEOUS+990512 %VIOLENCE PRESSURE FORCE DEMAND PUNISH THREATEN+990512 %FREEDOM SAFELY OPEN HONEST INTIMACY FRIENDSHIPS 990512 We have no generally used word to refer to the process of making a person more vulnerable than they already are; e.g. to deny them their right to: 1. Legal counsel, 2. Remain silent when falsely accused, 3. Exercise freedoms of press, speech, petition, and peaceable assembly, 4. Chose their own friends, 5. Know what their rights are, 6. Expose the misdeeds of their critics, 7. Access to information which should be public, 8. Equal pay for equal work performed, 9. Defend themselves when accused of wrong doing, 10. Many other prerequisites to overall integrity. The process of making a person more vulnerable than they already are --- need not involve any direct threat, coercion, manipulation, abuse, or violence. The process may merely lay the foundations for future threats, coercion, manipulations, abuse, and violations of a person's personal and communal integrity. Because we have no generally used word to refer to the process of making a person more vulnerable than they already are --- we tend not to recognize how evil and disintegrative such processes are. Bullies are allowed to push around weak, sick, and poor children and women who need assistance. Rich people are allowed to make themselves richer by abusing people who are poor in political power and material possessions. Dishonest political leaders are allowed to accumulate increasing amounts of power. Militarists are allowed to get nations involved in destructive violent conflicts which undermine both person and communal integrity. We need to increase our ability to discern how it is that the soil is prepared for the sowing of the seeds of future conflicts and violence --- by making people more vulnerable than they already are. Bullies vulnerate other people who cannot defend themselves. "vulnerate" (1) To make a person more vulnerable than they already are; e.g., by depriving them of rights which they should be free to enjoy. (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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