The Roles Facilitators of 'Change' ('Change' Agents) Play to Seduce, Deceive, and Manipulate You To 'Change' The Way You Think And Act.
Source: Kenneth Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change.
Roles people play, who are present in the meeting, who are pre-programed (who are "farther along" in the process of 'change' than you) through their participation on prior meetings, to draw you into participation in the process of 'change,' to seek "group approval" (affirmation) in determining right from wrong based upon "feelings," i.e., everyone's desire for pleasure and hate of restraint, i.e. to negate the individual roles of sovereignty which are a byproduct of the father's/Father's authority. These are all behaviors which promote group cooperation, based upon common "self interest."
Encourager Praises, agrees with and accepts Harmonizer Mediates differences Compromisers Offers compromise as an example Gate-keeper and expediter Keeps communication open-facilitator Standard setter or ego ideal Expresses standards for the group Follower Spells out suggestions OBSERVER Keeps records of group process-body language
Roles people play, who are present in the meeting, who are pre-programed (who are "father along" in the process of 'change' than you) through their participation on prior meetings, to draw you into participation in the process of 'change,' to seek "group approval" (affirmation) in determining the right way to work together in solving problems, based upon "feelings," i.e., everyone's desire for pleasure and hate of restraint, i.e. to negate the individual roles of sovereignty which are a byproduct of the father's/Father's authority.
|Initiator-contributor||Suggests or proposes|
|Information seeker||Asks for clarification of information and facts|
|Opinion seeker||Asks for clarification values|
|Information giver||Offers "authoritative" facts|
|Opinion Giver||States belief or opinion|
|Elaborator||Spells out suggestions|
|Coordinator||Shows or clarifies relationships|
|Evaluator-critic||Subjects the group's accomplishments to some standard|
|Procedural technician||Expedites group movement|
|RECORDER||Writes down the "group memory"|
These above roles are being used in the classroom today (Common Core, which is based upon "Bloom's Taxonomies") to 'change' the way the next generation think and act, negating the idea of sovereignty in their minds (individualism), programing them in how to negate the rolls of those that follow below, i.e. the roles of sovereignty.
Roles people, present in the meeting, who are not "far enough along" in the process of 'change,' who are still subject to a Father's authority, having been chastened for doing wrong, i.e. still retaining a "guilty conscience" for doing wrong, i.e. for disobedience to the Father's will, who therefore inhibit and block the process of 'change,' believing in and working to maintain a world of sovereignty, under God. All these roles are labeled in derogative terms to encourage the person to abdication his "top-down," "right-wrong," "old" world order way of thinking and acting, i.e. to embrace a more "reasonable" (enlightened) way of thinking and acting.
THE "INDIVIDUAL" ROLE
|Aggressor||Disapproves of others' views|
|Blocker||Negativistic and resistant, disagreeing and opposing|
|Recognition-seeker||Calls attention to himself|
|Self-confessor||Expresses personal, non-group "feelings," "ideology"|
|Help-seeker||Calls forth "sympathy" from others, expects the "luke-warm" to come to their assistance.|
|Special interest-pleaser||Speaks for others (small businessmen, grass roots, housewives, etc.)|
"The ideas of the Enlightenment taught man that he could trust his own reason as a guide to establishing valid ethical norms and that he could rely on himself, needing neither revelation [the Word of God] nor that authority of the church [the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] in order to know good and evil." (Stephen Eric Bronner, Of Critical Theory and its Theorists) Abraham Maslow wrote: "The more enlightened [sensual, thinking through its feelings] the religious institutions get, that is to say, the more liberal [dialectical, tolerant of deviancy, of abomination] they get, the greater will be the advantage for an enterprise run in an enlightened way." "Enlightened economics must assume as a prerequisite synergic institutions set up in such a way that what benefits one benefits all." "Enlightenment management and humanistic supervision can be a brotherhood situation." (Abraham Maslow, Maslow on Management) Theodor Adorno wrote: "The Christian religion has been deeply affected by the process of Enlightenment and the conquest of the scientific spirit [humanism, the dialoguing of men's opinions to a consensus, establishing good and evil, right and wrong upon man's "feelings," "thoughts," and "actions" of the 'moment' instead upon prior established commands, rules, facts, and truth]." (Theodor Adorno, The Authoritarian Personality)
"And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God." Luke 16:5
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