The Roles Facilitators of 'Change' ('Change' Agents) Play to Seduce, Deceive, and Manipulate You To 'Change'


Dean Gotcher 

Source: Kenneth Benne, Human Relations in Curriculum Change.

Roles people,  present in the meeting, are pre-programed in (who are "farther along" in the process of 'change' than you), to draw you into participation in the process of 'change,' to seek "group approval" to determine right from wrong, i.e. to negate the individual roles of soverignty.


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, present in the meeting, are pre-programed in (who are "father along" in the process of 'change' than you), to draw you into participation in the process of 'change,' working with "the group" to negate right-wrong thinking and acting in others in solving problems (crisis), i.e. to negate the the individual roles of sovereignty in others in the meeting and beyond.


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
Orienteer Defines position
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) to 'change' the way the next generation think and act, negating the idea of sovereignty in their minds, 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, are pre-programed in (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 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 "old" world order way of thinking and acting, i.e. to embrace a more "reasonable" (enlightened) way of thinking and acting.


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"
Playboy Makes display
Dominator Asserts authority
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']." (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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