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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.} ========================================================== %DOMINATIONS SYSTEMS HIDE MANIPULATIONS POWERS SIN+010104 %REPRESSIONS DOUBLE BIND INSIGHTS NATURE COMPLEXITY+010104 %DICHOTOMIES WEB FABRIC META IDEALS VALUE PRINCIPLE 010104 One of the many ways in which Domination Systems hide how they manipulate power --- is by repressing insights into the nature of the complexity of the web of inter- relationships among human: ideals, values, attitudes, hopes, aspirations, fears, principles, etc. For example: 1. By reducing all issues to either/or, right/wrong, good/evil, proper/improper, required/forbidden, etc. 2. By insisting that each truth be presented in one and only one way --- in isolation from many other complementary truths; i.e., eliminate redundancies. 3. By insisting that each isolated truth be presented in one and only one language and context; rather than in diverse languages and contexts which reveal many possible perspectives on the full fabric of complementary truths' inter-relationships. 4. By focusing only upon written/verbal languages which scribes can dominate; excluding from consideration body-language, facial-expressions, eye-contacts, gestures, dance, symbolic actions, art, music, song, jazz, symphonies, rituals, etc. 5. By focusing only upon limited sets of contexts; rather than upon all kinds of contexts defined in terms of: science, politics, religion, business, technology, faith, hopes, fears, integrity, conflict, coercion, love, war, cooperation, sexuality, etc. 6. By limiting favorable public attention to formal publications and procedures which supporters of the Domination System can control; and by denigrating insights and communications which are limited to small groups of people within informal communities and procedures. 7. By limiting favorable public attention to quantitative considerations and descriptions which are expressed in mathematical languages; and by denigrating insights which are embedded in and communicated through anecdotes, examples, stories, myths, novels, pictures, movies, dramas, etc. 8. By limiting favorable public attention to traditional forms of scholarly/scientific research and publications; and by denigrating insights which evolve through meditation, prayer, and spiritual rituals. 9. By prescribing: exclusivity, coercion, deception, dishonesty, intolerance, rejections and excommunications --- as required manipulative tools in "teaching" non- conformists the "lessons" that they "need" to "learn." People who do not follow such prescriptions faithfully are labeled as "non-conformists" and are taught the "lessons" that they "need" to "learn" through alienative means. If we do not recognize how supporters of Domination Systems protect their means of control; we have little chance of recognizing, naming, describing and talking about and subverting Domination Systems, and how they undermine diverse and complimentary forms of personal and communal integrity. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================