Readers of these essays who are uncomfortable with a significant sample of the essays here at - - - are encouraged to seek to understand and describe why they are not comfortable. Is the discomfort due to? 1. Inaccurate-Descriptions? 2. Unfair and/or Misleading Descriptions? 3. Failures to give due credit to honorable leaders? 4. Unfair criticisms of great and honorable leaders? 5. Excessive departures from long honored scholarly traditions and practices? 6. Failures to honor quantitative analyses and statistical methods? 7. Failures to honor traditional religious teachings, doctrines and interpretations? 8. Failures to honor traditional patriotic activities, rituals and procedures? 9. Failures to honor major scientific and technocratic achievements? 10. Excessive attention given to taboo topics and issues? The more specific the criticisms are of specific texts, the more helpfully they can contribute to informed public discussions of the issues which are the focus of these essays. The more diverse are the participants in the discussions; the more that we can all learn through open and honest dialogues about the foci of essays such as these. Open-and-Honest-Dialogues are not about winning and/or losing! They are all about helping each other to understand each other's perspectives, points-of-view, assumptions, attitudes, ideals, values, goals, etc. How can we most helpfully Mitigate our own Alienative-Conflicts? Who can Most-Graciously help us to Mitigate Our-Own-Alieinative-Conflicts? What can WE Most-Graciously do to help each other to Mitigate Our-Own-Alienative-Conflicts? What is at stake for all members of the crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny-Space-Ship-Earth? ============================================================================================= In the absence of any clear focus in expressions of discomfort about unidentified actual specific texts - - - there are risks that there will be violations of vulnerable people's constitutional rights to engage in open and honest dialogues about threats to our Personal- and-Communal Integrative-Processes and Present-Integrities - - - on the part of Domineering- Bullies. Take note of how people do-focus, or do-not-focus, their criticisms! Much can be learned in that way!