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Punishments usually fail to produce Net-Long-Term Gracious-and-Honorable Results - - - whenever the pattern of punishments: 1. Are legislated by: Domineering Bullies and/or by Mobbing-Mobsters of any kind whatever. 2. Are adjudicated by: Domineering Bullies and/or by Mobbing-Mobsters of any kind whatever. 3. Are administered by: Domineering Bullies and/or by Mobbing-Mobsters of any kind whatever. 4. Are imposed by: In-Power Coalitions of Wealthy-and-Powerful-People upon: poor, weak, thirsty, sick, younger, hungry, uneducated, injured, disadvantaged and/or confused people. 5. Involve: violence, coercion, repressions, threats, and related violations of Internationally-Formulated Basic-Human-Rights. 6. Generate: more alienation and alienative-conflicts - - - than they Mitigate in the Gracious-Ways-of-Shalom. 7. Are parts of: habitual traditions, rituals and/or liturgies that are insensitive to and indifferent regarding the patterns of Alienation Created and/or Augmented by those habitual traditions, rituals and/or liturgies. 8. Demonstrate the ABSENCE of: Empathy Sympathy Generosity Hospitality Humility Modesty Thoughtfulness Patience Tolerance Balance Mutuality Cooperation Kindness Creativity Integrity Authenticity Listening Dialogues 9. Are guided by: the Demands of Military-Industrial-Congressional-Corporate-Complexes: That are attempting to generate Invulnerability for themselves - - - in the Exclusive/Alienative Ways-of-Greed - - - in Isolation-from-their-Victims. 10. Are Motivated-and-Guided by: people who claim to be Superior-People with Superior-Rights-and-Privileges to use Superior-Power/Wealth. 11. Are Imposed by: winners-of-Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BEWARE In the ABSENCE of coherent-well-integrated-conceptual-frame-works for Recognizing: (1) WHOM We-Can-Most-Safely-Trust - - - and (2) WHAT Ideologies, Affirmations, Habits, Traditions, Life-Styles, Assumptions, Attitudes, Moods, Values, Principles, Virtues, Grounds-for-Hope - - - - - ARE TRAGICALLY NOT-SUSTAINABLE IN-THE LONG-TERM - - - - - (3) AND we will be likely to Punish-Ourselves-and-Each-Other In ways that lead US Tragically Toward-the-Collapse of God's-Global-Civilization within God's Astronomically Tiny-and-Isolated Blue-Spherical Space-Ship-Earth Traveling with One-Average-Star Upon-Which The Whole-Crew of Space-Ship-Earth is Utterly-Dependent for ESSENTIAL-GLOBAL-WARMING Within God's UNIMAGINABLY: VAST COLD VOID LACED-WITH sub-atomic COSMIC-RAY-BULLETS traveling every - which - way - at - speeds - close - to the ultimate speed of light-particles <===> gamma-rays OFTEN WITH SUFFICIENT-PENETRATION-POWERS TO PASS STRAIGHT-THROUGH DENSE-THICK SPACE-SHIP-WALLS and through human bodies. Venturing FAR-IN-IGNORANCE of such realities - - - - IS NOT PRUDENT! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THINK GRACIOUSLY-TOGETHER in SHALOM'S WAYS! Be-Together within Shalom's Sanctuaries DISCERNING Through-Open-and-Honest-Dialogues - - - What-IS and What-is-NOT ESSENTIAL-TO-CIVILITY AND TO ANY LONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE-CIVILIZATION!