Dean Gotcher


Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words:  and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  But the Comforter; which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  (John 14:23-27)  Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth?  I tell you, Nay; but rather division:  (Luke 12:51)

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation:  but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  (John 16:33)  And the way of peace have they not known:  There is no fear of God before their eyes.  (Romans 3:17-18)  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:  for it is not subject to the law of God, either indeed can be.  (Romans 8:6-7)

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:  (Romans 5:1)  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.  (Colossians 1:20-21)

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.  For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.  Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.  And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake.  And be at peace among yourselves.

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.  See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.  Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.  In every thing give thanks:  for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  Quench not the Spirit.  Despise not prophesyings.  Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.  Abstain from all appearance of evil.  And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  (1 Thessalonians 5:1-23)

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.  But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.  (2 Timothy 2:22-26)  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons out ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?  Nevertheless, we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.  (2 Peter 3:10-14)

John to the seven churches which are in Asia:  Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come.  (Revelation 1:4)

Gordon Allport


Three verses in the Bible come to mind when I read the methods being used to change society today.  "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." (James 1:8) "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;" (Eph. 4:14) "And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinion?  If the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.  And the people answered him not a word." (1 Kings 18:21)

The condition described in these verses is the condition socio-psychologists call "cognitive dissonance."  This condition of cognitive dissonance is an essential part of Outcome Based Education, Total Quality Management, School-to-Work, and brainwashing.  So as not to alarm the American public of their research with and use of brainwashing on society, socio-psychologists use other words such as "mental hygiene."

Regarding Lewin's use of this method for social change, several words need to be explained (decoded).  Lewin's "play behavior" represents feelings, spontaneity, impulse, "I ought to be able to . . .," antithesis, affections, etc.  Benjamin Bloom builds on Lewin's definition of play behavior in his Affective Domain Taxonomy.  "Barrier behavior" represents knowledge, facts, truths, thesis, rules and standards, right and wrong set by higher authority, i.e. "can not, must not, will not, thou shalt not," cognition, etc., which restrain play behavior.  Bloom's Cognitive Domain Taxonomy was developed with Lewin's "barrier behavior" in mind.

Neither Bloom or Lewin support the traditional definition of cognition.  They make cognition development dependent upon the affective domain (play behavior).  In this way Bloom, for example, can conclude that "truth and knowledge are only relative and that there are no hard and fast truths which exist for all time and all places." (p. 32)

According to Lewin and Bloom, where the cognitive and affective (knowing and feelings) connect or overlap social change can be induced.  For instance we may say we believe such and such (cognitive), yet feel like doing something different (affective).  When we act (psycho-motor) on our feelings (a) which are different than our beliefs (c) we manifest what is called belief-action dichotomy.  When someone points out or we notice the difference between what we say we believe and how we behave, a state of disorganization results.  According to these men, this condition must be developed before change can take place.

Cognitive Dissonance

Lewin defines this state of disequilibrium (the existence of two conflicting controlling heads within the organism) as one being "governed by two strong goals."  The conflicting goals being identified with the past (our belief) and the present (our feelings).  This produces weakening of the hierarchy of the cognitive or knowing position one has with his belief resulting in a loss of "hierarchical organization."  Simply put the person is in a state of "cognitive dissonance" since he has temporarily lost contact with his former source of authority as he participates in an environment which does not allow a traditional structure of authority to develop.  With the loss of former position and identity, frustration sets in.

Frustration develops when "the cognitive-motor system loses to some degree its character of a good medium," when cognitive instability occurs (when one's "I know" becomes "I'm not sure"), or when the structure of cognitive authority (the former authority structure) is missing.  This condition, when sustained, produces regression.  In this way, facilitators (change agent) are able to seduce, deceive, and manipulate anyone caught in their web (the environment of facilitated meetings).  All across America and around the world change, through brainwashing, is taking place for the sake of social harmony and peace, for civic-social cosmic "health."

Lewin wrote that "change in organization can be derived from the overlapping between play and barrier behavior.  To be governed by two strong goals is equivalent to the existence of two conflicting controlling heads within the organism.  This should lead to a decrease in degree of hierarchical organization.  Also, a certain disorganization should result from the fact that the cognitive-motor system loses to some degree its character of a good medium because of these conflicting heads.  It ceases to be in a state of near equilibrium; the forces under the control of one head have to counteract the forces of the other before they are effective." (Barker, Dembo, & Lewin, "frustration and regression: an experiment with young children" found in Child Behavior and Development, p. 457.)

When one realizes how pervasive this practice is, a state of numbness can set in.  Our silence though will only allow the process to continue.  The answer is to not answer the questions and to get rid of the questionnaire/questioner.  This is hard to do since parents, bosses, and legislators have already abdicated their positions of authority.

"Whoever defines terms for you controls your life." We are not a democracy (pervasive government).  We are a Constitutional Republic (limited government), a concept which might label one a patriot extremist today.  We therefore need to limit government and reduce taxes.  We need to get Robert's Rules of Order out, read it, learn it, and use it as intended.  We need to stop breaking off into facilitated groups (soviets) to get delphied into socialist outcomes with socio-psychologists at the helm-defining who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.  We need to force clear definitions of words before signing anything.  Otherwise facilitators will continue to use ambiguity and "cognitive dissonance" to process us and our children into their New World Order, their One World Government.  First we need to Repent of our sins!  (Acts 2:38)


Citizens become an enemy of the State whenever government comes unto the influence (GUI) and control of socio-psychologists.  When former Gov. Bill Clinton facilitated America 2000 back in the late 80's and participating governors returned to their states to likewise shape and control public policy through the use of facilitated task forces meetings, our Constitutional Republic form of government was replaced with a Soviet form of government.

Whenever socio-psychologists, in collusion with departments of Health, Education, Welfare, Labor, Environment, etc., are given a position of authority over public policy, citizens automatically lose control over their lives.  Laws which are developed, promoted, implemented, and enforced by government that is influenced and controlled by socio-psychologists are laws which take away, rather than protect, the rights of the citizens.  When socialist programs such as Outcome Based Education and School-To-Work come into states via facilitated governors' task force meetings, via emergency clauses, and via media persecution of any who resist (governors and legislators included), citizens' control over education, police, military, jobs, government, etc., is usurped.  Citizen's rights, protected by the Constitution and guaranteed by a limited government, no longer exist.  Government under the influence of socio-psychologists is an all inclusive government, a socialist government.

When the citizens, in an effort to remove risk from life, allow government all inclusive control over their lives to protect their property, their children, their jobs, their health, etc., government will protect their property, their children, their job, their health, etc., from them when it decides the citizen has become a risk to society.  A risk-free society is a socialist society.  When A Nation at Risk was published in the 80's no one paid attention to the fact that socio-psychologists wrote it.  We should have realized that we were a nation at risk because of "them."

When "a diverse group of people, dialogue to consensus, over a social issue or crises, in a facilitated meeting," socializing of the participants takes place.  Karl Marx's Feurbach Thesis #11 sums up this process.  "The philosophers have come up with many different views of the world, the objective however, is change."

 Some of the organizations, secular and religious, that have been seduced or were intentionally built on this process are Outcome Based Education.  Total Quality Management, School-To-Work, Liberation Theology, the cell group movement, the Billy Graham Association, Promise Keepers, Focus on the Family, many Christian Colleges, Universities, Seminaries, and Churches.

 All facilitate accountability to "the group."  All are dialectic.  It is not necessarily what these institutions are saying and doing that reveals their involvement, it is what they are not saying and doing.  Be discerning.

Entertainment limits thinking and allows feelings to take us for a ride.  Experimentation justifies the removal of restraining barriers which inhibit spontaneity and impulse.  America has entertained itself into moral numbness (amorality) and experimented itself into moral bankruptcy (immorality).

Gordon Allport

Gordon Allport's book, The Nature of Prejudice, used by Benjamin Bloom to support his Taxonomies, bears witness to the socialist agenda contemporary education is based on.  Some statements from Allport's book follow.

"Prejudice tends to be a personality trait."  "We note that this form of the California Ethnocentrism Scale [Theodor Adorno. The Authoritarian Personality] has four subscales, 1.  Jews, 2. Negroes, 3. Other minorities, and 4. Patriotism."

"'Patriotism' as tested by these particular items obviously does not refer to loyalty to the American creed.  It has rather a flavor of ‘isolationism'"  "The California research found further, as we might now expect, a tendency for these ‘safety-islanders' [patriots] to be vigorously loyal to their churches, sororities, families, and other in-groups." "All who live outside the ethnocentric circle of safety are viewed with suspicion." "The same restrictiveness is seen in correlations between ethnocentrism and social and political ‘conservatism—pseudoconservative' or selective traditionalists.'"

"Tolerant children, it seems, are likely to come from homes with a permissive atmosphere."  "Early training is an important agent in slanting a child toward tolerance."  "Tolerance [is] the result of several forces pressing in the same direction.  The greater the number of forces that press in this one direction (temperament, family atmosphere, specific parental teaching, diversified experience, school and community influences), the more tolerant the developed personality will be." "Character-conditioned tolerance is set in a positive worldview."

 "Some tolerant people are fighters. . . they are intolerant of intolerance."  "Sometimes they form a group (e.g., Committee on Racial Equality) to test restaurants, hotels, and public conveyances, to see whether discrimination is practiced." "They make themselves into spies to study and eventually expose agitators and intolerant profascist organizations." "Whether the tolerant person is militant or pacifistic, he is very likely to be liberal in his political views."

"Prejudiced individuals are more often conservatives."  "The fact that liberalism and radicalism both correlate positively with ethnic tolerance places a strong weapon in the hands of bigots (who are likely to be political conservatives)."  "Tolerant people are more accurate in their judgments of personality." "Perhaps the best single phrase is that suggested by Else Frenkel-Brunswick, ‘tolerance for ambiguity.'"  "There is a tolerant pattern, not merely a tolerant attitude."  "A pattern is a synthesis or ‘total style.'"

"Self-love is compatible with love of others."  "This disposition grows naturally out of the early dependent relationship of mother and child, of earth and creature."  "Affiliation is the source of all happiness."  "Only when life is free from intolerable threats, can one be at ease with all sorts and conditions of men."

If you are up on the New Age, One World Government agenda all the above should sound familiar.  Gordon Allport worked with the UN in helping develop and promote UNESCO's globalist education program.  Bloom's Taxonomies encourage and sustain this world view.


In the book Towards A New World View:  Conversations at the Leading-Edge, (Russell E. DiCarlo, ed., Epic Pub., Erie, PA.  1996)  I came across the following chart "borrowed from Alvin Toffler's ("Future Shock") imagery of waves of social change."  According to DiCarlo, the first wave was agricultural, the second was industrial, the third was post-industrial, and the fourth is "a compelling new vision of the future of business. . . [when] motivation is derived not from profit but from service."  This chart reflects the Brookover chart found in the Diaprax article W Brookover  A Sociology of Education .

Fourth wave thinkers, according to DiCarlo, are people like Peter Senge, Stephen Covey, Michael Ray, and Marsha Sinetar.

                                                                2nd WAVE                      3rd WAVE             4th WAVE

Relationships                        See ourselves as separate           See ourselves as              See ourselves as one

                                                 and needing to compete.           connected and                  and choose to

                                                                                                        needing to cooperate       co-create


Authority                              Externalized; power seen           Begin to question            Manifest collaborative

                                                as outside oneself.                     authority and retain          systems where

                                                                                                      personal locus of            authority is fully

                                                                                                       authority, take                 internalized; power

                                                                                                        back power.                    seen as within the



Values                                  Rooted in materialism                Manifest growing           Focused on the

                                              and the supremacy                    concern for balance        integration of life

                                              of man                                         and sustainability.          and responsibility

                                                                                                                                             for the whole.


Mode of                                Stresses linear                            Incorporates                   Moves beyond

                                                thinking.                                      intuition &                      intuition to tap

                                                                                                     nonrational.                    full range of

                                                                                                                                               human abilities

                                                                                                                                               and processes.


Motivation                            Make money.                            Make money and           Leave valuable

                                                                                                    help solve                      legacy for the

                                                                                                   societal problems           future.

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