Force Field Analysis:

Dean Gotcher

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world." 1 John 2:16

"Positive forces" are those forces which draws the person to the world, i.e., "the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life," i.e., the child's carnal nature, i.e., those forces that all men have in common, i.e., that makes all men "equal." "Negative forces" are those forces, i.e., the father's/"Father's" authority that restraints human nature, that divides mankind against one another based upon established commands, rules, facts, and truth that conflict with the child's "lust" for the carnal pleasures of the 'moment' that the world stimulates. Preaching, teaching, and discussing established commands, rules, facts, and truth maintains the father's/Father's authority in deciding right from wrong behavior, requiring all to humble, deny, die to, control, discipline their "self" in order to do right and not wrong according to the father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth, preventing 'change.' Dialogue on the other hand 'liberates' the child from the father's/Father's authority, initiating and sustaining 'change.' The conflict in "self" takes place between discussion and dialogue, with equilibrium, i.e., homeostasis taking place in the child's mind when dialogue (the child's carnal desires of the ''moment,' i.e., "lust") does not transcend discussion (doing right and not wrong according to established commands, rules, facts, and truth), creating a guilty conscience for doing (or in this case thinking about doing) wrong, disobeying, sinning, cutting off dialogue. By 'creating' an environment of dialogue, where threat of the father's/Father's authority is absent, the child, in mind is 'liberated' to express his "self," i.e., his carnal desires of the 'moment,' finding common identity with other children experiencing the same 'liberty.' "Negative force fields," i.e., having to accept and obey established commands, rules, facts, and truth, fearing judgment, condemnation, rejection, etc., for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning is overcome in a "positive environment," where threat of judgment, condemnation, rejection, i.e., the father's/Father's authority is negated, negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning in the process. Identifying the force fields in the classroom, properly mapping them, i.e., their strengths and weakness in the children allows the facilitator of 'change' the advantage of 'changing' the children's way of thinking (paradigm) without using force (which would initiate and sustaining the father's/Father's authority system, i.e., the "negative force field" in the classroom, preventing 'change'). Initiating and sustaining an environment of dialogue in the classroom 'liberates' the "positive force field" in the children, 'liberating' them to 'liberate' their "self" from the "negative force field" in their "self" (without being forced), negating the father's/Father's authority system in the child, negating the guilty conscience for doing wrong, disobeying, sinning (which it engenders) in the process.

Force Field Analysis used by facilitators of 'change' to distinguish between or "taxonomize" the different ways of thinking or paradigms within the "the group," "mapping the room" along a spectrum of 'change,' from one end of the spectrum being the people who promote a "negative" force field of restraint (restraining forces, preventing 'change'), making all issues subject to the father's/Father's authority system, refusing to go against their conscience, i.e., refusing to 'compromise' their position insisting that everyone do what is right and not wrong, i.e., obey instead of disobey their father's/Father's established commands, rules, facts, and truth, thus using the language of authority ("I know," "You are wrong," "You can not do that," "Thou shalt not," "Because I, my parents, the teacher, the boss, ... and/or God said so") which inhibits or prevents 'change,' to the other end of the spectrum being people who promote a "positive" force field of desire (driving forces, desiring 'change'), making all issues subject to "human nature," i.e., where the loving of pleasure (including the pleasure which comes from the approval of "the group" approving of your approving of its love of pleasure) and the hate of pain (including the pain which comes from "the group" disapproving of you attempting to restrain, inhibit, or prevent it from having the pleasure it desires in the 'moment,' including the pleasure of your approval of its pleasure) is the 'drive' and the 'purpose' of life, participating in and promoting 'compromise,' thus using the language of relationship ("How do you feel?" and "What do you think?") that encourages (initiates and sustains) 'change.'  The way you communicate with others, i.e., the words you use, your tone of voice, as well as you body language, when under pressure, directly reveals which field of force you adhere to.

The facilitator of 'change' is able to initiate and sustain 'change' by 'changing' the environment, i.e., by 'changing' the way people deal with the issues of the 'moment,' i.e., moving them away from their use of the "negative" force field, i.e., away from preaching and teaching doing right and not wrong, which is "negative" (in "feelings"), dividing people from one another, moving them to the use of their "positive" force field, i.e., to dialoguing their opinions to a consensus, i.e., augmenting pleasure and attenuating pain, which is "positive" and not "negative" (in "feelings")—which includes augmenting the pleasure which comes from the approval of others and attenuating the pain which comes from being rejected by them (for reproving, correcting, rebuking them, i.e., for making them "feel" bad, i.e., for creating a "guilty conscience" in them for doing wrong)—which unites people with one another. When you make pleasure and the augmentation of it (a "positive" force field) the agenda (the 'drive' and 'purpose') of life then you must hate anyone who restrains pleasure (despising or hating those who insist upon you always doing things right and not wrong, i.e., judging, punishing, or condemning you when you do things wrong, despising or hating those who promote a "negative" force field), turning love (as God the Heavenly Father chastens those he loves, condemning, i.e., judging and casting out those who reject His authority) into a hate crime, 'justifying' hate against the restrainer, with any actions taken to negate him as being right (making the loving, encouraging, and promoting of socialism, deviancy, unrighteousness, and abomination right), as his actions of restraint are now considered as being wrong (making any judging, condemning, or intolerance toward socialism, deviancy, unrighteousness, and abomination wrong, i.e., a hate crime).  It is not so much that you personally take action against those who refuse to take part in the 'change' process, it is that whatever happens to them (their pain of rejection, isolation, etc.) no longer enters your mind, i.e., no longer is a concern of yours.

You know group dynamics is having its affect upon you when you do not reprove, correct, or rebuke someone when they are wrong or doing wrong because you fear losing relationship with them (including your children), i.e. you fear losing their approval, which includes being fearful of what others might say about you (or do to you), making relationship with them or their approval, as well as the approval of others more important, i.e., "more" 'right' than the truth, i.e., making anything which inhibits or is a barrier to relationship, including the truth, wrong, turning freedom of the conscience into freedom from the conscience.  Doing right and not wrong, according to one's convictions and belief, i.e., guaranteeing all individuals their right of conscience, i.e., their right to proclaim the truth, holding to their position in "the group" meeting, standing alone if need be without being deprived of (or fear of lose of) their life, liberty, and pursuit of conscience—what was the catalyst for the modern age is now being replaced with the approaching of pleasure, including the pleasure which comes with the approval of others, being right and the administration of pain, including the pain of missing out on pleasure or causing others to miss out on pleasure (in order to do what is right) being wrong—that is the catalyst for the post-modern age, 'creating' an age void of parental and Godly restraint, i.e., void of the "guilty conscience" for doing wrong, creating a new world order in which man perceives that he can sin with impunity since sin is no longer an issue of life and death, with life now being based upon pleasure and the augmentation of it in the "here-and-now" and death being based upon pain, the absence of pleasure in the "here-and-now," a state of pleasure somewhere else, or non-existence, because Hell, a place of eternal torment for sinning against God and God's means of salvation, i.e., faith in Christ Jesus alone, is no longer being (or allowed to be) preached and taught in the public arena for fear of hurting peoples "feelings" and causing division, judgmentalism, etc.,.  The word of God is to be spoke.  It is to be hidden in the heart so that out of the heart it is spoken in the public arena so that those who have ears to hear can hear and believe.  Group dynamics silences it, i.e., pressures you to set it aside (for the 'moment') in order to initiate and sustain "human relationship" in the public arena, as well as in the private area.  How the child responds in the public area (in "the group grade" classroom) affects how you will respond in the privet arena (when he gets home).

The Italian Transformational Marxist (see below), Antonio Gramsci wrote in his prison notebooks; "Truth is a moment in correct praxis."  In other words, truth is not external to man, dividing him from his own nature, repressing him, alienating him from himself, others and the world, but is man putting aside that which represses "human nature," i.e., negating that which alienates him from himself, others, and the world in order to become at-one-with himself, others, and the world in the 'moment' instead.  Truth is not to be found in right and wrong restraining nature (thesis) nor in nature without right and wrong (antithesis) but in right and wrong and nature becoming at-one-with one another in the 'moment' (synthesis), with the pleasure of others having pleasure being 'right' and the pain of missing out on pleasure (to do right) being 'wrong.'  The Transformational Marxist, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, "The philosopher Hegel said that truth is found in neither the thesis nor the antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis which reconciles the two."  (Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love; "A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart")  It is this "positive" field of force, i.e., our love of pleasure and our love of the approval of others approving of our love of pleasure (group dynamics) that makes us all common, i.e., of the world, from where we derive common-ism, i.e., a society of children in adult bodies insisting that everybody take care of their "felt" needs (their feelings of the 'moment') NOW, attacking anyone who they perceive is preventing their "felt" needs (their feelings) of the 'moment' from being met (from being satisfied).

The terms group dynamics, force field analysis, and unfreezing, moving or 'changing,' and refreezing (which are the key ingredients in brainwashing) originated with Kurt Lewin, a Transformational Marxist—Transformational Marxists are Marxists who merge Marx and Freud—who (coming to America from Germany in the early 30's) advancing the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, making it possible to bring Marxism into the classroom, and therefore into the home, the "community," the media, the workplace, the government (from the national government down to the local), and even into the church without encountering crippling resistance, thus being able to initiate and sustain the process of 'change.'  In regards to the word 'change' itself, Karl Marx wrote about it in his eleven thesis on Feuerbach (a materialist).  His final and most important thesis goes like this: "The philosophers have only interpreted the world in different ways; the objective is change itself."  (Karl Marx, Thesis on Feuerbach #11)  Have you heard the world 'change' recently?  Most America's are Marxist and do not know it or are unwilling to admit it.  In their ignorance, in their denial, or in their effort to remain "underground" (esoteric) they discredit anyone who explains what Marxism really is.  Are you a Marxist?

© Institution for Authority Research, Dean Gotcher 2015, 2018, 2020