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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.} ========================================================== %DOMINATION MILITARISTIC ECONOMIC LINGUISTIC SEXUAL 030505 %RELIGIOUS RITUALISTIC CULTURAL POLITICAL INTELLECT 030505 %SYSTEM ANALYSIS BIASED QUESTIONS REVERENCE DEVILS 030505 %EVIDENCE EXPERIENCES EXISTENTIAL DESIRES HOPES GOD 030505 %COLLUSIONS ADDICTIONS WORSHIP IDOLATRY PRIVACY SIN 030505 There are many realms of domination: militaristic, economic, linguistic, religious, ritualistic, cultural, sexual, political, intellectual, life-style, etc. In the intellectual realm domineering people often try to take control over: 1. What transcendent realities may be reverenced, 2. What questions may be asked, 3. What questions may be answered, 4. What alternatives may be considered, 5. What evidence may be considered, 6. What authorities may be considered, 7. What rainbows may be viewed with awe, 8. What experiences may be acknowledged, 9. What desires may be talked about, 10. What dishonesty may be exposed, 11. What lacks in integrity may be exposed, 12. What collusions and addictions are good, 13. What traditions should be worshipped, 14. What leaders should be worshipped, 15. What intimacies may be respected. . . When domineering people control intellectual thought in the ways suggested above --- people are in no position to think clearly, learn from their experiences, or make wise and prudent decisions. People are often coerced into answering only those questions which can be answered with "yes" or "no"; and then coerced to give the "right" answer to each of those very biased questions --- or else! Police states try to control even what happens within private intimate relationships --- so the victims of subjugation have no place to hide. There victims are in effect told that they cannot demonstrate any kind of personal or communal integrity --- for all forms of personal and communal integrity are threats to "The Domination System". (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================