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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.} ========================================================== %SIEGE PARANOIA FEAR MENTALITY CONTENTIOUS EVIL GOD+000906 %CONFLICT RESOLUTION DOMINATION SYSTEM GENOCIDE WAR+000906 %SIN ALIENATION ESTRANGEMENT DOUBLE BINDS HOPELESS+000906 %FORTRESS BATTLEMENTS MOAT WALLS CRACKED EGG EGO 000906 It is dangerous to encourage any group of people to adopt or slip into a siege mentality where paranoia on the part of some leaders becomes normative for all members of an organized group. The community as a whole is under threat when any significant sub-community perceives itself to be under siege due to: 1. Mental illness on the part of key leaders --- which is not graciously recognized and treated in appropriate ways. 2. The evolution within any significant sub- community --- of a cosmological/mythological system within which the significant sub-community's meaning, significance, and reason-to-be pertain to unresolved conflict between it and the larger community. 3. The presence within the larger community of significant efforts to eliminate the powers and/or presence of the significant sub-community; i.e., efforts to achieve a genocide. 4. The absence within the larger community of respect, tolerance, and love towards the members/culture of the significant sub-community. 5. The presence within the larger community of domineering people who focus upon and/or victimize members of the significant sub-community. A siege mentality is engendered when any group adopts the attitude/belief that some ideal, value, principle, idea, attitude, belief, group, or manner of self expression must be eliminated, repressed, suppressed or kept-out-of-consciousness. The adoption of such an attitude/belief by any group often engenders a siege mentality in opposition --- leading to ultimate confrontations and conflicts. A siege mentality evolves when there are fears of extinction, liquidation, and or annihilation. People rarely behave prudently, wisely or temperately when siege mentalities echo back and forth --- and behaviors are dominated by individual and corporate forms of mental illnesses such as paranoia, mania and depression. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================