We as individuals and/or as groups of individuals --- lack-health-and-integrity to the extent that we give (or tolerate) excessive, unbalanced and/or extreme: attention to any-one-of or few-of the following or similar foci for attention; i.e., if we IDOLize or worship any one-reality or-few-realities in the exclusive-ways-of-IDOLatry.

An example of such Alienative-IDOLatry is the Playing-of-Collusive-Games-of- Mutual-Self-Deception --- by any group of Domineering-Bullies and/or Gang-of- Mobbing-Mobsters --- even if there is no-conscious-intent!

CONSIDER and be in Open-and-Honest Public-Dialogue-About When- Awareness-of any of the following is being Represses/Suppressed by the Winning/Losing of Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception by Any-Gang of Domineering Bullies and/or Mobbing-Mobsters.

1. Alienative Conflicts, 2. Distributive-Injustice, 3. Winning/Losing of Collusive-Games of Mutual-Self-Deception, 4. Concentrations of Alienative-Excessive-Wealth, 5. Concentrations of Alienative-Excessive-Powers, 6. Political: Corruption, Dichotomies, Negativity and Polarizations, 7. The Creation and Maintenance of Military-Industrial-Complexes, 8. Destructive-Exponential-Growth in Any-Continuing Human Activities, 9. Destructive Patterns of Terror and Terrorism, 10. Destructive Patterns of Arrogance-and-Self-Righteousness, 11. Failures to Confirm People's Descriptions of their Experiences, 12. Failures to Confirm People's Descriptions of their Perspectives, 13. Failures to Confirm People's Descriptions of their Basic-Needs, 14. Failures to Confirm such-efforts and to Enjoy-Mutual-Confirmations, 15. Systemic-Group-Failures to deal Honestly with Alienative Conflicts, 16. Systemic-Group-Failures to work to Mitigate Alienative-Conflicts, 17. Systemic-Group-Failures to work to Mitigate Destructive-Alienations, 18. Systemic-Group-Failures to Engage-in-Public Open-and-Honest-Dialogues, 19. Systemic-Group-Insensitivity to Private-Suffering, 20. Systemic-Group-Insensitivity to Private-Poverty, Hopelessness and Despair.

All members of the Crew-of-God's-Tiny-Space-Ship-Earth need to keep clearly in mind that An-IDOL can be any One-or-Few-Isolated: a. Ideals, Values, Principles, Virtues or Goals; b. Laws, Commandments, Demands, Ideologies or Taboos; c. Hopes, Expectations, Leaders, Institutions, States, Nations; d. Professions, Doctrines, Organizations, Paradigms, Traditions, etc.

Personal-and-Communal Integration-Processes and Integrations --- can be created and endure --- only to the extent that people Appreciate- and-Support Open-and-Honest Public-Dialogues about all of the above realities; and about the Alienative-Conflicts associated with any existence of such Open-and-Honest Public-Dialogues.

The essays in were written, published and made readily accessible --- to encourage and facilitate such Open and Honest Public- Dialogues. Cooperation, honesty, patience, creativity and Being-Together in the Diverse-Ways-of-Shalom --- are all essential --- along with many other mutually-supportive good realities listed above and/or implied by many people's considerations of the above.

(c) 2009 by Paul A. Smith in Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy)