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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Making a Difference, Fulcrum Point

On Thursday, June 27, 2002, at 02:54 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:    (01)

> Last evening I was in the break room of a small company and one of the
> people there, a young man, suddenly announced to the people he was 
> sitting
> with that he would be flying to Israel in two days.  I'd met him before 
> and
> I asked how long he would be there and what was the occasion.  He told 
> me 15
> days and that it was a peace mission that he and a group of people were
> going on.    (02)

Palestine-Israel.    (03)

1. Okay, re making a difference, here's a heuristic for that specific 
situation, and a bead game move related to bootstrapping in general:    (04)

Think "Palestine-Israel" rather than "Israel". _Say_ "Palestine-Israel" 
rather than just Israel or just Palestine.    (05)

What does this accomplish?
It starts to re-balance half a century of one-sided thinking, made up of 
lots of little moments, by lots of people (amplified of course by the 
mass-aging media). It nudges one out of a box one may not realize is 
there.    (06)

2. General heuristic:
a) There are certain things sheer knowledge of which affects their 
b) Identify such points.
c) Propagate their practice.    (07)

3. What is this practice?
a) Rest loose your mind - neither hold it nor permit it to wander.
b) Note the fulcrum points, where reality/perception self-shift.
c) Share those points.    (08)

4. Big question:
Are 2c) and 3c) essentially neutral? Ie, do they really have anything to 
do with wisdom?    (09)

5. Does this help improve improvement? Ie, does the practice of noting 
points where reality/perception is malleable help identify effective 
action points, where, first, knowledge (what Bucky Fuller called 
"metaphysical initiative") makes a difference, and subsequent action in 
that knowledge propagates that difference? Or is this a neutral 
amplifier, which can "improve" good or bad?    (010)

Returning to "Palestine-Israel", I think that's a good meme to 
introduce. Do a global search/replace in all your thinking. Spread those 
two linked words.    (011)

> We have more than enough technology.  Really.  The
> fundamental questions are not about more-better technology.    (012)

"like the brain behind the gun (should be!)", as Bruce Cockburn sings in 
"Wondering Where The Lions Are":    (013)

     Young men marching, helmets shining in the sun,
     Polished as precise like the brain behind the gun
     (Should be!) they got me thinking about eternity
     Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me    (014)

Cheers, and all the best,
(and good luck re 3a  :-)
Mark    (015)