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The Dialogue guideline links below transfer to specific participant roles in
Towards a New Order of Meeting Participation
Note that the Transpose links below each transfer to the corresponding item in the Strategic Briefing for Satan
(which links back here).
Advantages: Highlights any implications of irresponsibility
on the part of "developers" or researchers -- and draws attention to longer-term
impacts and wider effects. Facilitates healthy social and environmental processes,
including their coexistence with some that may, if necessary, be seen as "outdated"
or "unproven". Reduces the possibility of undermining existing initiatives
with a track record of long-term sustainability, whilst avoiding premature
dependency on new and unproven processes. Dissociates the values of production
and reproduction and ensures understanding of their wider consequences. Counteracts
the marginalization of vulnerable initiatives, ensuring their coexistence
as part of the meme-pool of any emerging larger undertaking. [Transpose]
Advantages: Stresses that the peace that people seek is not
viable or sustainable as a simplistic absence of violence for which most appeals
are usually made. Directs attention to the challenges to understanding of
any peace "which passeth all understanding" as opposed to simplistic focus
on education for tolerance. It effectively calls for understanding of the
higher dimensionality of any meaningful peace and consensual agreement. This
is not an easy strategy since it challenges the identity and assumptions of
both parties and consequently evokes patterns of defensiveness and denial
through which you will be condemned and rejected. [Transpose]
Advantages: Inhibits simplistic understanding of values through
which polarization is reinforced. Counteracts value reductionism, highlighting
the role of values as strange attractors for psycho-social behaviour, whose
nature and function are beyond easy definition. [Transpose]
Advantages: Highlights the value of criticism in increasing
the robustness of any security system. Inhibits tendencies to condemn those
conveying insights that question the integrity of any enterprise. [Transpose]
Advantages: Avoids simplistic approaches to excellence that
lead to various forms of triumphalism, elitism and exclusion. Through diversifying
the nature of excellence, promotes self-esteem in the the largest number of
people. Ensures that the majority, without hope of certain advantages,
experience some sense of their special value to society. Encourages the efforts
amongst many ordinary people to evolve new forms of organization not dependent
on competition for leadership or excellence. [Transpose]
Advantages: Draws attention to the valuable complexity of
any systemic perspective, that interrelates the many possible partial perspectives,
making it easier to accept the importance of subtler links as yet "unproven".
This provides wider access to the degrees of freedom required by those needing
to maneuver across specialized boundaries, and increases the transparency
of such movement. [Transpose]
Advantages: Inhibits tokenistic approaches to justice and
facilitates identification of systemic patterns of miscarriage of justice.
Highlights higher forms of justice inadequately guaranteed by more simplistic
approaches to law and order. Encourages efforts to identify the subtleties
of justice and mercy. [Transpose]
Advantages: Develops insights and skills in working with both
poles of any polarity in order to enable people to transcend them through
sustainable new patterns of unforeseen behaviour and understanding.
Develops the capacity to respond to surprises emerging from blindspots, including
hostile initiatives disguised in friendly clothing. [Transpose]
Advantages : Focuses hopes and creative energy productively
to sustain people through periods of discouragement. Reinforces beliefs weakened
by the apparently insurmountable challenges of life. Increases expectations
and builds up a sense of meaning and fulfilment and efficacy. Usefully refreshes
the meaning of cultural symbols, opposing any tendency for them to degrade
into meaningless tokens. [Transpose]
Advantages: Highlights responsibility for sustaining initiatives over the medium- and longer-term, inhibiting tendencies to erode their effectiveness and render them toothless once attention is drawn to other priorities. Encourages development of subtler arrays of response, including strategic alternation and policy cycles, to engage dynamic challenges with the level of complexity they merit. [Transpose] [Dialogue guideline]
Advantages: Provides an integrated framework for the variety
of concerns, especially when new ways (song, music, etc) of articulating
the relationships between the identified concerns can be found to render the
subtleties of the relationships memorable. As such they then become instruments
to enhance social memory which can increase effectiveness of action
on their purported focus of concern. Failure to subscribe to such declarations
should then be seen as a creative challenge to their adequacy and to the forms
through which they are expressed. [Transpose]
Advantages: Sustains a sense of well-being and self-esteem amongst people endowed in different ways and over the entirety of their lives. Fruitfully confronts people with challenges to understanding concerning their place in the scheme of things and the nature of their relationship to those who may appear more favourable endowed. [Transpose] [Dialogue guideline]
The art for you is to do as little possible, providing opportunities for many different approaches to greater understanding as people explore and learn from the interplay of their own interests with those of their wider communities.
These strategies will create viable, and essentially undetectable, contexts from which you and the forces supporting you can act freely and with most effect. Each strategy benefits from both strengths and weaknesses in particular types of people who, through acting on their limited understanding, will be your allies in advancing your strategic intentions as they learn their own limitations.
It is essential that you support every effort to recognize the double nature of these strategies - and especially how their complementarity provides the key to understanding what you offer.
Consistent with your expressed requirement, these strategies will enable many people to experience the transcendent reality of your presence, although they will never be able to articulate their understanding with sufficient credibility to enable others to oppose them effectively.
The challenge is always to position you so that, in despair at the ineffectiveness of their actions, people will perceive you to be their saviour
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