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  • Dual prisons. The privileged have a nicer prison but it’s a prison none-the-less.
  • “The society we live in needs addictions, its very essence fosters addictions. It fosters addictions because the best-adjusted person in the society is the person who is not dead and not alive, just numb, a zombie.If you are dead, you can’t work. When you are truly alive, you are constantly saying no to the many processes of society: the racism… Thus it is in the interest of the society to promote behaviors and things that take the edge off” pg 59
  •  This is the fifth of the four myths - that is, it's the overriding myth that includes them all. It's the idea of being always right, of being in control of and responsible for everything, of having or being able to have total power.

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  • 1. UNITY
    Jacqueline Urick
    UNITY: Dismantling the System of Separation
  • 2. Would you Agree That Our Society…
    thrives on crisis?
    has some things that feel very wrong, no compelling reason to fix?
    is obsessed with perfectionism?
    must be in control?
    demands that we be totally rational human beings?
    believes in all-or-nothing, winner take all?
    6/18/2011
    2
  • 3. 6/18/2011
    3
    Free Will
    A Person
  • 4. Pressures
    Other People
    Free Will
    Culture
    A Person
    Pressures
    Religion / Beliefs
    Economy
    6/18/2011
    4
  • 5. The Heart of the Process
    Levels of Superiority
    Myths about the positive characteristics of the dominant
    System of Separation
    Reasons why Separation is OK
    Myths about the negative characteristics of the dominated
    Legitimizes
    It is OK to do bad things to “bad people” since they are not fully human
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  • 6. Legitimizes
    It is OK to do bad things to “bad people” since they are not fully human
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    The Heart of the Process
  • 7. How the Process Effects a Person
    Free Will
    Other People
    Culture
    A Person
    The Process
    Pressures
    Religion / Beliefs
    Economy
    6/18/2011
    7
  • 8. Motherland
    Colonists
    Colonized
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  • 9. Motherland
    Provides awesome resources
    Colonists
    Colonized
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  • 10. Motherland
    Provides awesome resources
    Colonists
    Creates
    System of Separation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Removes power & resources
    Colonized
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  • 11. Motherland
    Provides awesome resources
    Colonists
    Creates
    System of Separation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Privileges
    Supports
    Supports
    Removes power & resources
    Colonized
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  • 12. Motherland
    Provides awesome resources
    Colonists
    Creates
    Provides resources
    System of Separation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Privileges
    Supports
    Supports
    Removes power & resources
    Allows
    Supports
    Colonized
    Cheap Labor
    Few Opportunities
    6/18/2011
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  • 13. Motherland
    Provides awesome resources
    Colonists
    Creates
    Provides resources
    System of Separation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Privileges
    Supports
    Supports
    Removes power & resources
    Allows
    Supports
    Colonized
    Cheap Labor
    Few Opportunities
    Feeds
    Poverty
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  • 14. Motherland
    Provides awesome resources
    Colonists
    Creates
    Provides resources
    System of Separation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Privileges
    Supports
    Supports
    Removes power & resources
    Allows
    Supports
    Colonized
    Cheap Labor
    Few Opportunities
    Feeds
    Removes hope, health & resources
    Poverty
    6/18/2011
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  • 15. Motherland
    Provides awesome resources
    Colonists
    Creates
    Provides resources
    System of Separation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Privileges
    Supports
    Supports
    Removes power & resources
    Allows
    Supports
    Dehumanizes
    Begins to believe myths
    Colonized
    Cheap Labor
    Few Opportunities
    Feeds
    Removes hope, health & resources
    Poverty
    6/18/2011
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  • 16. Motherland
    Provides awesome resources
    Legitimizes their actions
    Colonists
    Creates
    Provides resources
    System of Separation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Privileges
    Supports
    Supports
    Removes power & resources
    Allows
    Supports
    Dehumanizes
    Begins to believe myths
    Colonized
    Cheap Labor
    Few Opportunities
    Feeds
    Removes hope, health & resources
    The Colonizer’s culture is elevated
    The Colonized Devalues their culture
    Poverty
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  • 18. The Rich culture is elevated
    Wealth
    Provides awesome resources
    Legitimizes their actions
    Rich
    Creates
    Provides resources
    System ofSeparation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Privileges
    Supports
    Supports
    Removes power & resources
    Allows
    Supports
    Dehumanizes
    Begins to believe myths
    Poor
    Cheap Labor
    Few Opportunities
    Feeds
    Removes hope, health & resources
    Poverty
    The Poor begin to value only the culture of the Rich
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  • 20. Wealth/ Property
    Provides awesome resources
    The Male culture & history is elevated
    Legitimizes their actions
    Men
    Creates
    Provides resources
    System ofSeparation
    Creates
    One-sided Laws
    Privileges
    Supports
    Supports
    Removes power & resources
    Allows
    Supports
    Dehumanizes
    Begins to believe myths
    Women
    Cheap Labor
    Few Opportunities
    Feeds
    Removes hope, health & resources
    Poverty
    The Female Devalues their culture & history
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  • 21. 6/18/2011
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  • 22. How the Process Effects a Person
    Other People
    Free Will
    Culture
    A Person
    The Process
    Pressures
    Religion / Beliefs
    Economy
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  • 23. 6/18/2011
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    Which Side Is Which, Really?
  • 24. 6/18/2011
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    How Did We Get Here?
  • 25. 6/18/2011
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    Society is an Addict
  • 26. 6/18/2011
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    Addiction (defined)
    An addiction is any substance or process that has taken over our lives and over which we are powerless.
    • Anne Wilson Schaef
    The Addictive Organization, 1990
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    Have you ever wondered why zombies are so popular?
  • 28. 6/18/2011
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    The Four Myths of Addictive System
    This system is the only thing that exists. 
    This system is innately superior. 
    This system knows and understands everything. 
    It is possible to be totally logical, rational, and objective. 
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    It is possible to be God as defined by the system.
  • 30. Addict Behavior Themes
    thrives on crisis
    has a feeling that something is very wrong
    is obsessed with perfectionism
    must control
    self-centeredness
    arrogance
    believes in all-or-nothing, winner take all
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  • 31. 6/18/2011
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    We are
  • 32. Codependent Behavior Themes
    Denial
    Repression
    Anger / Depression
    Self-blame / Low Self Worth
    Controlling Behaviors
    Lack of Trust
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    “The worst thing about being codependent is that the codependent wastes her/his life.
    The next worst thing about being codependent is we pass it on to our children, and in them, our symptoms are hugely magnified.”
    Author Unknown
    http://www.mnwelldir.org/docs/mental_health/codependency.htm
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