A Psychology for the Peace Table
- Principle of Hierarchical Integration. One must work UP the
hierarchy in terms of solving the problems of terrorism, evil,
and the like. Black-white must become the beautiful gray. Focus on the BEST that human
to offer rather than on mere remedies for damaged minds. The
example here is, simply, that terrorism is not good design.
B-design involves creating the beautiful gray rather than destroying black
or white. Religion should involve transcendence, not insistence.
The solution that will work, in the end, is the beautiful
solution, not the ugly one. This is elegance. Etc.
- Focus on the B-realm and the B-values rather than the D-values. Focus on what's possible rather than what's broken.
- The exact definition of terrorism must be available to and understood by
everyone, because it might eventually define the lowest level of acceptable behavior as
a human being. Falling below this level, one is best seen as cripple
or a schlemiel--retarded rather than evil. He is inferior biologically in some fashion.
Is the terrorist to be considered evil, or simply retarted?
- Deprivation of Truth leads to paranoia. We all need facts. The
truth is good for us more than bad. Agencies that seek to keep us
too much in the dark throttle the flow of data to the growing tip of society--