This-essay is a9912281.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 ========================================================== %DOMINATION SYSTEM TOOL TECHNOCRAT VAGUE WORLD VIEW+991228 %MYTHOLOGY CONFUSION SHIFTING HIDDEN PRAGMATIC EVIL+991228 %VALUES PRINCIPLES IDEALS SINS ALIENATION REJECTION+991228 %COLLUSION ADDICTION CODEPENDENT SERVANT OBEDIENCE 991228 Supporters of "The Domination System" make use of a variety of tools to maintain dominance as a Life-Style; e.g.,: 1. Pragmatically shifting back and forth between many vaguely defined "World Views" and "Myths" which can be used to justify various ideas, ideals, values, and principles --- to take advantage of the points of vulnerability of people who are: poor, weak, sick, elderly, childish, ignorant, prejudiced, etc. 2. Keeping their set of "World Views" and "Myths" in the background, confused, hidden, unarticulated, protected by collusions, etc. --- so that none of their dominant "World Views" or "Myths" can be discredited by being discussed openly and honestly in public. 3. Being exclusive as regards what "World Views" and "Myths" may be affirmed --- either overtly or covertly; so as to prevent any occasion occurring wherein thoughtful people might articulate and compare the dysfunctional "World Views" and "Myths" which can be used to support "The Domination System" --- over against those integrative ones which can be used to transcend, and subvert "The Domination System." 4. Directing people's attention towards provincial issues relating to human: conflicts, contention, disagreement, controls, discipline, and dichotomies --- and away from essential foundations for possible: peacemaking, conflict-resolution, cooperation, reconciliation, forgiveness, mutual understanding, healing, health, recovery, etc. "The Domination System" depends upon maintaining the "World Views" and "Myths" which lead people to believe that they are MERELY ECHOES of ETERNAL CONFLICTS in "Heaven" between "Gods" whose powers exceed those of mere humans in ways which are not imaginable to mere humans. "Heaven" may or may not be thought of as a literal physical realm parallel to the physical realm in which mere humans live. "Gods" may or may not be thought of in literal personal terms; e.g., with some kinds of bodies which can be brought together in various combinations and result in new and/or subsidiary "Gods". What is important to the maintenance of the "Domination System" is the maintenance of the following elements of belief among mere humans: 1. Humans are mere echoes of transcendent eternal conflicts among transcendent powers which humans cannot significantly influence. 2. In each conflict there must be losers --- in order to meet the needs of winners. 3. The people who are poor, weak, powerless, sick, dis-eased, confused, ignorant, disadvantaged, and vulnerable --- are pre-destined to pay for losing conflicts which will always be won by people who are rich, strong, powerful, healthy, at-ease, certain, informed and/or well-advantaged. 4. Conflicts will be temporarily "settled" by virtue of contestants' superior powers to: discipline, rule, dominate, coerce, violate, punish, enforce, etc. 5. No "battle" is final. The forces of "good" will only temporarily "put down" the forces of "evil". The losers will only fade into the metaphysical background --- always to rise again and maintain the conflicts which are essential to the survival of "The Domination System". 6. The people who are poor, weak, powerless, sick, dis-eased, confused, ignorant, disadvantaged, and vulnerable --- are in no essential way grounded in the creative powers of the cosmos; they are at best fodder and expendable. None of the "gods" care a bit about such victims of their eternal conflicts --- conflicts that are echoed eternally within "Space-Ship-Earth" moving around an average star in the expanding cold cosmic void. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty Download it! (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) "Search for Honesty and Integrity" ==========================================================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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