Human Opinion About The Current Situation in The Promised Land


What's God Got To Do With It?

Robert Farmilo

First of all, here are some ground rules for changing the future. And also some rules to keep on with the thousands of years of slaughter.

These rules can be applied to the numerous horrors currently underway around the world.

Here is the first basic premise.

Influencing someone to take action or agree to a request can be done ethically and effectively through various methods. Here are three widely recognized approaches:

1. Persuasion through Mutual Benefit

One of the most effective methods is to present your request in a way that highlights the mutual benefits. If the person sees that there is something advantageous for them, they are more likely to be cooperative. This involves understanding their needs, desires, and motivations and framing your request to align with those factors.

2. Building Rapport and Trust

People are more inclined to comply with requests from someone they like and trust. Building a genuine rapport involves showing interest in the other person, listening actively, being empathetic, and maintaining a positive, respectful relationship. Over time, this creates a foundation of trust that can lead to more willingness to cooperate.

3. Reciprocity

This method relies on the principle that people feel obliged to return favors. If you do something for someone, they are likely to want to help you in return. This could involve helping them with a task, providing valuable information, or any other form of assistance. The key is to be the first to give and to ensure that what you give is personalized and meaningful to the other person.

These methods should always be applied with consideration for the other person's autonomy and well-being.

Manipulation or coercion are unethical and can damage relationships and reputations.

It's also important to be open to hearing "no" and to respect the other person's right to decline your request.

It's important to recognize that unethical and coercive methods to manipulate someone are not only morally wrong but can also be illegal. 

They can have serious consequences, including damaging relationships, reputational harm, and legal repercussions. 

Here are three examples of such methods:

1. Blackmail 
This involves threatening to reveal information about someone or something they care about unless they comply with your demands. It can cause significant psychological stress to the victim and is a criminal offense.

2. Gaslighting 
This is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a target individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or sanity. It's used to gain power over someone by making them feel unstable and reliant on the manipulator.

3. Exploitation of Authority or Power Dynamics 
This is when someone in a position of power over another individual demands actions or favors that are inappropriate or unethical. This can happen in workplaces, within families, or in any scenario where there is an imbalance of power. It can include threats of job loss, poor grades, or other negative consequences unless the demands are met.

Using any of these methods is fundamentally wrong and can lead to significant harm to all involved. 

If you're facing such situations or know someone who is, it's important to seek help from a professional or legal authority. Ethical influence is always the correct path and involves respect, consent, and mutual benefit.

  • Obviously, in the Game of Thrones, any method (fair or foul) is to be used as best you can to your advantage.
  • Obviously adversaries often ignore the rule of law, previous treaties, honor, wisdom and all that is good in the world.
  • Obviously, the weak most often bear the brunt of the ambitions of the powerful.
  • Obviously, it is often agreed as Chairman Mao Tse Tung once famously said: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
I am not suggesting that you become a communist. Rather that you grasp the basic concept of how those who want to have power and control view the importance of a realistic relationship with the tools of gaining, maintaining and controlling power.

To be clear, I am not personally a fan of the Chairman.

For the complete reference, I direct you to this link that contains the quote in all its relevant historical context.

Within the zeitgeist there is a famous quote from a character in a movie. The character's name is Shirley Valentine.
The continued killing in the Middle East spawned the illusion in the wider world that there would never be a realistic and lasting peace possible. It is the stuff of dreamers and airy-fairy peace-niks. Not the province of those practicing the real-politik.

It is very easy to take sides and blame the killers for killing. When each side kills the other, each side usually thinks they are justified in defending themselves. And usually one side thinks they must take vengance against the other side.

The hatred grows. The need to protect and defend becomes more and more important. But also the hostility towards the enemy increases. It is easier and easier to see the enemy as deserving annihilation.

It is no surprise that the cycle of killing carries on. The hatred becomes entrenched. The fear grows. More money needs to be spent on being prepared to defend. And to offend.

So there is less money to spend on much needed help for people. Less money to spend on solving problems.

The arms dealers grows richer. The martyrs to the cause are reverred. Glorified. And the scriptures are quoted. The devil has the people by the throat. 

It is easier and easier to recruit people to take vengance on the enemy. It gets easier and easier to consider complete extermination of the enemy. The solution to all our problems will be when the enemy is wiped from the face of the eath.

After all, this is our ancestoral land. Not them. They do not belong here. And so each side points at the other side and makes this claim.

But each side has their view of history. And who came first. And who did what to whom, and when, and how. The nuances of the story get bent to serve the one side or the other.

And so it goes --- on and on --- rinse in blood and blood. One day being attacked, the next day attacking.

Okay, here is the link to the complete dictation from God about the current situation in The Promised Land:

And now, let us hear from our sponsor.
In this case, it is from God.

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