process is a sequence of formal transformations; an equilibrial
system, illustrated by the balance of a scale. The unconscious
tips the scale toward resolution, transforming passivity to activity,
antagonism to cooperation, and alienation to mutual respect.
conflict resolution process is the unit of moral order. It mandates
deliberate conflict resolution as the transformation of passivity
to activity, of antagonism to cooperation, and of alienation to
repect. The universal laws of morality, coincide with the Ten
|The process is a sequence
of energetic transformations, like the pendulum oscillation. It
abides by the laws of physics, but unlike the pendulum, the process
upgrades order; it increases negative entropy.
illustrates the assertiveness syndrome. Jacob, the favored son
of a powerful mother, is assertive. He extracts blessings from
his father and wrestles with God. Becoming empowered as Israel,
he is respectful of his discriminated brother Hesau, and a fair
judge for his wives and sons. The Passover Seder's querying sons
illustrate the four relational modalities; those of the wise,
wicked, simple, and the quiet alternatives. The Judaic values
reinforce the desirability of assertiveness and respect.
illustrates the dominance syndrome. Mohammed espoused dominance,
the relational choice attributed to Ishmael. Ishmael was the first
born son of Abraham and Hagar. Hagar and Ishmael were banished
to the desert. Feeling unjustly deprived, Ishmael and Mohammed
feel jusitified in dominating their rivals. This relational choice
is experienced by their opponents as dominant antagonistic.
illustrates the subordinacy syndrome. Jesus, the son of an unwed
mother, espoused cooperation, non-violence, asexuality, and self-sacrifice.
It is the relational choice of surrender and hope.