KEYS **** Every human individual and institution is imperfect; i.e., is unable to fulfill its present ideals, values, principles, virtues and goals PERFECTLY. It is futile to pretend otherwise, in any Collusive-Game of Mutual- Self-Deception - - - no matter how well any such game is played and kept hidden as it is being WON! Our personal and communal ideals, values, principles and virtues are evolving toward higher levels of coherence, integrity and sustainability. Our dilemmas are signs of those evolutionary efforts to become more fully integrated, sustainable, adaptable and able to deal with global-and-cosmic environmental changes - - - which we cannot fully-control, now or ever. It is futile to pretend otherwise, in any collusive games of mutual self deception - - - no matter how well any such game is played and kept hidden - - - in fulfillment of the Hidden-Rules of the Futile-Game that has no real integrity that can be described safely. In every effort to do-well what we as a community are trying to do, there will be people who are trying to focus upon the Policing of the-Current Traditional-Set-of-Standards for getting Our-Assigned-Tasks done- well; and there will be "different" people who will be concerned Primarily with Evolving-Even-More-Helpful and Integrative: Guide-Lines, Roles, Models, Ideals, Values, Principles and Virtues - - - articulated in the comparatively more Helpfully-Integrative-and-Coherent - - - Alternative - - - Sustainable-Ways-of-Shalom. Those of us who are engaged in the former traditional kinds of Police-Efforts, are bound to be troubled-and- inconvenienced-by the "different" people's honesty about the imperfections in the current-articulations of our present GOOD-and-PROFITABLE: standards, ideals, values, principles, virtues, goods and services! The "different" people may even be perceived as TRAITORS, EVIL-PEOPLE and/or as AGENTS-OF-THE-DEVIL! It is futile to Try-to-Be-Superior to them by Evolving-Exclusively-SUPERIOR: standards, ideals, values, principles and virtues - - - articulated in what we regard as "Superior" ways for OUR-OWN-Superior-Motives in keeping with OUR-OWN-Superior: Ideals, Values, Principles, Hopes, PROFITS, and Aspirations - - - for Superior-Forms- of-Success with Sweeter-Fruits-For-US as Superior-PROFITABLE-People. It is essential that we allow, tolerate and encourage honest "different-people" who have chosen to perform the latter kinds of service; to focus upon carrying out their responsibilities in ways which demonstrate: Graceful, Authentic, and Healthy Mitigations-of-Our-Own-Alienative-Conflicts - - - Conflicts which threaten our Civility and Civilizations - - - here inside of God's Astronomically-Tiny-Space-Ship-Earth. None of us are yet perfect! Beware of the trap of thinking that we are already Superior-To-Others who are "different". Our Most-Enthusiastic-Domineering-Bullies are likely to view True-Lovers (who have chosen to be concerned primarily with helping US to Mitigate-Our-Own-Alienative-Conflicts) - - - as TRAITOROUS AGENTS OF THE DEVIL! and as traitors of Long-Honored-Traditional-AND-PROFITABLE: Life-Styles, Ideals, Values, Principles and Virtues. Such harsh views are clear evidence that Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters are Pervasive in Maintaining our Complicity with Systemic-Distributive-Injustice in the distribution of the fruits of people's: Creativity, Work, Hospitality, Generosity, Collaborations, Cooperation, and Open-and-Honest-Dialogues. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It will be Destructive to attempt to force True-Lovers and/or Mitigators-of-Reflexive-Alienative-Conflicts - - - to be COMPLICIT in Alienative-Feed-Back-Loops to Initiate-and-Augment New-and-More-Extreme Alienative-
Conflicts which are Honored-by-Domineering-Bullies and by Mobbing-Mobsters - - - because of how PROFITABLE- such-Alienative-Conflicts are FOR-THEM - - - while undermining: Civility, Harmony, Open-and-Honest-Dialogues, Cooperation, LOVE, Collaborations, and Coordinations of Shalom's Foundations of Civility and Civilization! It will be Destructive to attempt to force True-Lovers to participate in trying to: Win, Settle, Arbitrate, Resolve, Negotiate or Announce-Meaningful-Judgements or make Authoritative-Statements-About: Alienative- Conflicts and/or Patterns-of-Present-Alienations and/or how they should be: viewed, judged, addressed or ultimately-settled. Each of the above kinds of Alienative-Attempts will Prejudice-the-Gracious-Efforts of True-Lovers to do what they can do best; and or divert their efforts from doing what they can do best. Such Alienative-Attempts merit no respect, honor, support or tolerance within the Crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny-and-Isolated Space-Ship-Earth. We need to Be-Aware of such Transcendent-Truths, and Beware-of-Believing that we can Transcend-The-Limits that those Transcendent-Truths place upon what is Possible for us to Achieve-for-Our-Selves and/or For-Our-Friends - - - to the Exclusion of many other more vulnerable members of the Crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny-and- Isolated Space-Ship-Earth. In light of the above considerations - - - it is important that participants in Workshops-on-Mitigating-Our-Own Alienative-Conflicts - - - make concerted mutually-supported efforts to FOCUS-Work-Shop-Activities PRIMARILY-UPON: Making Inherently-Positive-Affirmations of what each person Authentically-Believe-is Graciously-and-Helpfully: True Complementary Supported-by-Evidence Well-Integrated Coherent Authentic Accurate Trust-Worthy Long-Term-Sustainable Reciprocally-Fair Well-Balanced Integrative Healing Reconciling Building-Sanctuaries Sustaining-Sanctuaries Desired Over-all-Helpful The above way of FOCUSING-PRIMARILY-UPON that which is pointed to just above - - - will naturally divert Our Attention-AWAY from the Alienative-Patterns-of-Behavior described in the early portions of this essay. Such Diversions-of-Attention are in the LONG-TERM-SUSTAINABLE, because they help us to stay out of futile-efforts to WIN Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception, which Under-Mine-Civility-Civilizations and All-of-Their-Essential- Foundations. To Transcend-and-Let-GO-of-Negativity - - - we must divert Our-Attention-AWAY from the Alienative- Patterns of Behaviors that were DESCRIBED in the early portions of this essay. It is not helpful to be preoccupied with them and/or with the technologies/technocrats/technocracies that such preoccupations-tragically- lead us toward and into - - - as Blind-Supporters of Simplistic-Ideologies that call for: Unbalanced-Extremism- and-Terrorism to be Successful in Fulfilling-Unilaterally-Chosen-Goals that are Idolatrous in Arrogantly Favorable-Perceptions of our: Superiority, Entitlements, Rights, and Just-Privileges - - - due to our forms of Superiority over others - - - who are Obviously-Inferior to US - - - because of our Superior-Births and/or actions. Here, there are bound to be Tensions, even if not Alienative-Conflicts-Between, CALLS for Humility-and-Modesty; in Contrast-to CALLS for Confidence in the Authenticity of the CALLS of True-Lovers to Mitigate-Our-Own-Alienative- Conflicts, so as to Augment the Essential-Foundations for: Civility and Sustainable-Life-Styles-and-Civilizations. It is troubling that authentic and integrative living is not-as-simple as simplistic-idealists often believe that life should be; or be-made-to-be. There are bound to be Tensions; whenever anybody brings out into the open; for Open-and-Honest-Dialogues - - - 01. The hidden foci of Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception; saying that what is Really-True - - - is False; and saying that what is Really-False - - - is True. 02. Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters' HIDDEN-Most-Basic: assumptions, self-evident-truths, Incoherent-Logic, Pretentions, Entitlements, Rights, etc. 03. Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters' HIDDEN: Profits, Externalized-Costs, Concentrations-of-Powers, Concentrations-of-Wealth, Entitlements, Alienative-Conflicts, Profitable-Conflicts, Illegal-Corporate- Coalitions-and-Cooperatives in Maximizing Corporate-Profits, Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complexes- and-Profits, etc. 04. Religious: Doctrines-Commandments-Demands-Rituals and Concentrations-of-Wealth-and-Powers that are Reliably: Alienative, Coercive, Repressive, Depressive, Suppressive and Dominant - - - in ways which are advantageous to the Religious-Leaders and Religious-Corporations that are Complicit in maintaining the Advantages-Thereof. 05. Technocrats-Myths about the Redemptive Powers of their Alienative-Technologies and Alienative-Conflicts with True-Lovers': Life-Styles, Ideals, Values, Principles, Virtues, and Sanctuaries - - for Victims of Systemic- Distributive-Injustice. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is truly difficult for Domineering-Bullies; who believe that they are Superior-People - - - who have Special- Rights-and-Powers - - - to be in a pleasant Appreciative/Thankful MOOD when they are being confronted with bits of experiential-evidence that their Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception are NOT Long-Term-Sustainable, Lack-Integrity, and they are Generating-Dangerous-Patterns-of-Alienation. Such people need Gracious-help to Perceive-Themselves, their Personal-Relationships, Tiny-Space-Ship-Earth and the Cosmos - - - in more honest-and-coherent-ways! They were probably not helped to-do-so as infants and as young children - - - do-to the adults around them having not been helped to-do-so as infants and as young children - - - etc. etc.