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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.} ========================================================== Click on WELCOME for a quick tour of ========================================================== %DISCUSSION NATURE JUST WAR TAKE FOR GRANTED ASSUME 080627 %ATTITUDE ADVANCE CAUSE DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE ABUSE 080627 %AUGMENT VICE ALIENATION REJECTION EXCOMMUNICATION 080627 %MITIGATE VIRTUES TOLERANCE RECONCILIATION HONESTY 080627 %VIOLENCE CONTROLS UNILATERAL ATTACKS PREVENT WARS 080627 Many discussions regarding the nature of a Just-War have Taken-For-Granted; i.e., Assumed, that it is possible for a War to be Just; to advance the cause of Justice, Distributive-Justice, Gracious-Love, Personal-Integrity, Communal-Integrity, etc. Such discussions are in keeping with the attitudes, assumptions and agendas of Domineering-Bullies; who have contrasting agendas, if not actually conflicting agendas. Many studies and discussions of Conflict-MITIGATION- Procedures are confronted with the difficulties that attend to the diverse connotations of the words listed in the Fourth Edition of Roget's International Thesaurus in the back index under the two related words: "RESOLVE"; i.e, intention, RESOLUTION, analyze, decide, determine, end, endeavor, intend, outline, reconcile, solve, will. "RESOLUTION"; i.e., analysis, assay, conversion, courage, decay, determination, disintegration, end, endeavor, harmonization, intention, judgment, legislation, music division, perseverance, proposal, reconciliation, separation, solution, will, zeal. Different people have different senses of what might be the appropriate aspects of "Conflict-MITIGATION". This is certainly the case in the contrasting instances of Domineering-Bullies and True-Lovers thinking about "Conflict-MITIGATIONS" in keeping with their respective attitudes and assumptions. It may be helpful to focus upon "Conflict-MITIGATION" rather than upon "Conflict-RESOLUTION". Consider the diverse connotations of the words listed in the Fourth Edition of Roget's International Thesaurus in the back index under the two related words following here: "mitigate"; i.e., be changed, change, extenuate, moderate, qualify, reduce, relax, relieve, weaken. "mitigation"; i.e., change, decrease, extenuation, moderation, pity, weakening. "Conflict-MITIGATION" when compared to "Conflict- MITIGATION" seems to better suggest what True-Lovers often do to: moderate, reduce, decrease, relax, relieve, weaken or otherwise transcend: conflict, greed, violence, contentiousness, domination, exclusivity, etc. "Conflict-MITIGATION" suggests that you cannot use "X" to MITIGATE "X"; whereas at least by tradition it seems that the RESOLUTION of "X" may understandable entail the GOOD- use of "X" in the instance of GOOD: violence, coercion, arrogance, self-righteousness, power-concentrations, wealth-concentrations, coalitions, armies, guns, smart- bombs, etc. in a JUST-WAR. The above may be related to misleading assumptions about the nature of realities which can be helpfully described as being ESSENTIALLY-EVIL; e.g. ISOLATED: persons, strangers, foreigners, minorities, non-conformists, poor- people, weak-people, sick-people, etc. Perhaps the only realities which can be helpfully described as ESSENTIALLY- EVIL are DYSFUNCTIONAL-PERSONAL-RELATIONSHIPS with all of their ALIENATIVE-ASPECTS. We will do well to focus on how we can graciously MITIGATE our own DYSFUNCTIONAL-PERSONAL-RELATIONSHIPS which we can helpfully describe as ESSENTIALLY-EVIL realities. Be-Together in the Many-Gracious Ways of Shalom. (c) 2008 by Paul A. Smith in "Search for Honesty and Integrity" (On Being Yourself Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================