Alienative-Conflicts may pertain to people opposing The-Mitigation-of-Alienative-Conflicts that are unjust; costing poor people far more than they cost rich people - - - in systemic-patterns of Distributive-Injustice - - - the pervasive focus of the original scriptures of most highly respected religious traditions. Domineering-Bullies may insist on persisting-in-getting-more-unfair-advantages over more-vulnerable-people (widows, orphans, the-sick, the-homeless, the-displaced-by-war, those-destroyed-by-recessions, those terrorized-by-war, those homeless because of wars, etc.) Thus Domineering-Bullies insist on their rights to Keep-Profitable-Alienative- Conflicts "in-place, alive" - - - by Preventing-the-Mitigation-of-Their-Own-Profitable- Alienative-Conflicts; which they OWN-AND-CONTROL! Such exceedingly profitable GREEDY CAPITALISTS have created MONSTROUS MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL- CONGRESSIONAL-COMPLEXES and MULTINATIONAL-ENTITIES that are more powerful than many nations. (Thus they are powerful enough to victimize whole nations; to their own GREEDY ADVANTAGE!) For our Communal-Integrity's-Sake - - - all members of the crew of God's Astronomically- Space-Ship-Earth need to Mitigate the Long-Term Over-All Costs of ALL of our own Alienative- Conflicts. For that to happen We-Must-TRANSCEND the Domination-of-Bullies who insist on Clinging-To-Their-Private-Personal-Rights to Minimize-their-own-Business-Costs - - - at the expense of More-Vulnerable-People being the victims of "externalized-corporations' costs". Keys-to-the-above TRANSCENDENCE will be our helping Domineering-Bullies to understand the real-advantages-to-them of Letting-Go-of-their-Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception --- about their Advantages in Presuming (dishonestly) To-Be-In-Control; Advantages that are exceedingly-unlikely-to-ge-realized! Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception are MOST-COSTLY WHEN-THEY-ARE-WON! The GAMES cannot ever be "won" with integrative-long-term-authentic over-all-advantages to the crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny-and-Isolated Space-Ship-Earth. Thus, there are no True-Authentic Over-All-Long-Term Net-Costs in Letting-Go of the Presumptions which motivate and guide the Presumptuous-Playing-to-WIN Collusive-Games-of (Mutual-Self-Deception = MSD). All Collusive-Games of MSD are Tragically-Futile in the long-term for the whole-crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny Space-Ship-Earth. ================================================================================================ Whenever Communities-Need-to-Make-Informed-Decisions about how best to Mitigate-Their-Own-Alienative- conflicts - - - the following kinds of people are very unlikely to be qualified to offer reliable advice, or to make reliable decisions. 1. Domineering-Bullies, 2. Mobbing-Mobsters, 3. Arrogant-People, 4. Self-Righteous-People, 5. Exceedingly-Wealthy-People, 6. Contentious-Participants-in-Conflicts, 7. People Preoccupied with Dichotomies-and-Polarizations, 8. People Addicted in any of the Many-forms-of-Addiction, 9. Codependent-Supporters of the Many-form-of-Addiction, 10. Narrowly Specialized "Experts" who are presumed to be "Superior-People." The above kinds of people are not likely to admit that their kinds of advice are probably not: reliable, robust, or long-term-sustainable. How, then, are we to recognize the kinds of people who are truly likely to offer advice which is reliable, robust and long-term-sustainable? 1. Look to people who engage in Less-Alienative-Patterns-of-Behaviors, than the behaviors that the above people engage in! 2. Be willing to engage in Open-and-Honest-Dialogues with many different kinds of people - - - to get the benefits of wide spectrums of differing perspectives - - - that are NOT overall: provincial, biased, prejudiced, egocentric, etc. 3. Be willing to admit when mistakes are made, to learn from each mistake made and to benefit publicly from the experience of making the mistake. 4. Be willing to re-examine assumptions made and examine hypotheses-which-have-not-yet-been-rigorously- tested in any careful and reliable ways - - - by honest people of integrity. 5. Be willing to acknowledge that things have not worked out as well as expected; and to explore many possible reasons for expectations not being fulfilled. We need to learn how to describe our ideologies, paradigms, motivations, decisions and actions - - - which augment-private-concentrations of wealth-and-powers in "private-corporations" that are treated as vulnerable "persons"; - - - at the cost of destroying and/or undermining augmentations of: COMMUNAL-Integration-Processes Personal-Integration-Processes COMMUNAL-Integrities-Present Personal-Integrities-Present While doing the above, we need to describe the: ideologies, motivations, and augmentations of ALIENATIONS which are present and growing; and be clear about the present contrasting ideologies, motivations, and efforts to "Mitigate-Our-Own-Alienative-Conflicts" - - - to sustain civility and civilization - - - in Shalom's Many-Gracious-Ways-of-Love - - - in keeping with High-Priority- Commandments of the Original-Scriptures of most of the World's-Most-Revered-Religious-Traditions - - - in the Ways-of-LOVE. Shalom! ========================================================================================================= It can also be helpful to Graciously-Describe what Essential-Elements of a Well-Integrated-Community ARE-ABSENT - - - and to take steps toward Augmenting-the-Presence - - - of what is CURRENTLY-ABSENT! It is often such an ABSENCE which leads to Tragic-Outcomes! It is unlikely that such augmentations will come about primarily through the AGENCY of: Commands/Demands Legislation-dominated-by-Regulations Domineering-Bullies Judicial-Procedures Self-Righteous-People It is more likely that such augmentations will come about through the AGENCY of: 1. True-Lovers who are free to be creative in healthy-integrative-ways-of-LOVE. 2. Grace in Patterns-of-Reconciliation. 3. Open-and-Honest-Dialogues within Gracious-Sanctuaries open to all willing participants. 4. Systems-Analyses which are both Reflexive-and-Objective. 5. Generosity-and-Hospitality in Systemic-Distributive-Justice-Maintained. 6. Committments to Maintain ---- Systemic-Distributive-Justice In-Gracious-Ways. 7. Letting-Go of Desires-for-Invulnerability. 8. Letting-Go of "Redemptive" forms of Domination, Control, Violence, Superiority, etc. 9. Letting-Go of "Redemptive" forms of Alienative-Technocratic-Tools. 10. Letting-Go of "Redemptive" forms of Technocratic-Specialists. 11. Letting-Go of "Redemptive" forms of Concentrations of Powers, Wealth, and Influence. 12. Letting-Go of "Visions" of forms of Personal-Superiority. 13. PRIORITY-VOTING-PROCEDURES that give many diverse peoples the opportunity to focus attention upon the Alienative-Costs of Dysfunctional Behaviors mentioned in these essays - - - and the Long-Term-Gracious Benefits of Fully-Functional-and-Sustainable-Behaviors that stand robustly in contrast to the Tragically-Dysfunctional-Behaviors of Domineering-Bullies, Mobbing-Mobsters and their Tragically-Dysfunction Life-Styles - - - which Reliably-Lead-to-Tragic-Outcomes for ALL members of the crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny-and-Isolated Space-Ship-Earth. WHAT-CLUSTERS of Coherently-Mutually-Supportive-Complementary: Ideals, Values, Principles, Virtues, etc. Most-Merit: Honor, Respect, Admiration and Support - - - Most-Widely across differing: Cultures, Geographies, Religions, Educational-Backgrounds, Economies, etc? PRIORITY-VOTING-PROCEDURES can help involve many people in generating wide-based consensuses on this question? The ways of tabulating data mentioned in the essay b0911244.htm may also be helpful in this regard, by helping identify clusters of people who have similar-perspectives, which however, differ from each other.