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1. What appears to be right, proper and just - - - depends upon the wealth-and-power-perspectives of those viewing the
situation at hand, and upon the issues of Systemic-Distributive-Justice that are present; even if not seen.
2. What generates alienation and/or reconciliation - - - can best be judged by how the people who are involved relate to
each other - - - due to how wealth-power-and-influence are concentrated and/or distributed-graciously among all of the
members of the whole crew of God's Astronomically Tiny Space-Ship-Earth - - - which is Essentially Totally Isolated
from all Extra-Terrestrial Material-Resources which are being exhausted within Astronomically Tiny Space-Ship-Earth.
There are differences in the two situations! They can most helpfully be considered in Open-and-Honest-Dialogue which
includes all members of the Crew of Space-Ship-Earth.
Any Crew-Members who are Clinging to Trying-to-WIN their Favorite-Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception, are gambling
that they can advantageously land on the top of the final TRASH-HEAP - - - and they are bound to lose!
The Long-Term-Communal-Good FOR-ALL will be UNDERMINED by each of the following kinds of realities:
Secrecy Pretensions Domination Violence Coercion Dishonesty
Arrogance Self-Righteousness Coveting Hoarding Clutching Oppression
Repression Depression Attacks Terrors Prejudices Segregation
Excommunication Exclusivity Luxuries Domination Mobbing Wars
Insensitivity Despair Hopelessness Confusion Absolutes Submissiveness
People playing to WIN Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception.
People working to concentrate Wealth and Powers and/or Benefiting from such concentrations of Wealth and Powers.
People being busy in Frantic-Ways that keep them from recognizing the Big-Pictures in current Global-Changes.
People being Preoccupied with having far More-than-Enough - - - regardless of the consequences to other people.
People not taking time to develop a Relaxed-Gracious-Spirit - - - in the Manner of Shalom's Ways-of-LOVE.
People being Preoccupied with ACTION; to the exclusion of any Gracious-Spirit-or-Presence-with-Sympathy-and-Empathy.
People being insensitive/indifferent to the Spirit-of-Every-Action.
Here "Spirit" points to the following aspects of those people who Engage-in-Action:
a. Attitudes toward other people.
b. Assumptions which are taken for granted without examination or thought.
c. Beliefs about being-together in ways which lead to Alienations and Alienative-Conflicts and their Augmentations.
d. The patterns-of-ways in which people focus/concentrate their attention, concerns, priorities and passions.
e. What important ideals and values play No-Role in their lives.
f. What alienative-ideals-and-values play Major-Dominant-Roles in their lives.
g. How well-integrated their: ideals, values, principles, virtues, hopes and aspirations are with the Global-Picture.
h. How Authentic and Sustainable their Life-Styles are - - - within God's Astronomically-Tiny Space-Ship-Earth.
Here "Spirit" is NOT pointing to any reality which exists apart-from, independent-of and/or superior-to the people whom
we know in our lives as people of: ACTION, MEDITATION, DIALOGUE, ANALYSIS, AND OF HEALTHY-REFLEXIVE-RELATIONSHIPS.