The Dragonspeak Dialogue Part III – The Group Dynamic
"nd I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon" (Revelation 13:11).
Our last installment of the Dragonspeak Dialogue addressed certain of the historical aspects of the process of the Dialectic, and how the global Socialists of the early 20th century believed the system of the Dialogue to Consensus (aka Dragonspeak, or the Dialectic) could transform the world, by modifying people's thinking processes. The European intellectuals associated with those who sought to engineer a world utopia through the process, had already universally rejected the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the best method with which to rebuild a just and good world.
Indeed, the behavioral scientists had long relegated religion to what Marx called "the opiate of the masses" (all the way back in 1843), so the social engineers believed that man himself was tasked with creating a just order, and the Dialectic process – that which we have dubbed Dragonspeak – was the universal formula with which to accomplish their goal (see parts I and II of the present work for details).
Meanwhile, Christianity posits that there is a Spiritual dimension to all things which is unknown to those who reject the LORD:
"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" (I Corinthians 2:14).
The Dialectic process is most effective when applied to a group – thus invoking the "group dynamic" which early Dialectic practitioners discovered was the most effective way to transitionindividuals away from a fixed, or Didactic point of view. For instance, influential psychologist Kurt Lewin, writing on the impact of group-think in education, tells us the following:
"It is usually easier to change individuals formed into a group than to change any one of them separately…the individual accepts the new system of values and beliefs by accepting belongingness to the group" (Kurt Lewin citation in Human Relations in Curriculum Change, 1951).
The classroom environment in education is obviously related to the concept of group psychology, and this explains why the globalist agenda is invariably hostile to home schooling, for the acquisition of knowledge via the agency of a parent negates the social conditioning inherent in the group dynamic. It's not just Christian homeschooling the world is against, it's homeschooling per se. This is because the globalist mindset, which sees all things as relative, with no absolutes such as God, Country, and Family, has intentionally and systematically sought to reshape the world through the process ofDragonspeak, and when the group dynamic is absent, the child's worldview is still being molded from within the Patriarchal paradigm.
Obviously, this has now moved well past the educational arena, and the group-think worldview now permeates every imaginable organizational construct, from government to business, health to finance, and even religion. Indeed, it's difficult to find any sector of society which has not been transformed through involvement in group psychology. We now see an endless parade of venues wherein groups are formed which allow opinions and/or measured input from its members. Indeed, the Internet alone has so many facilitated "chat" rooms, forums, and affinity driven groups that it would be impossible just to list them.
The group-think driven push towards "political correctness" is so widespread that it's almost laughable to listen to a Miss America pageant contestant blather on about her desire to contribute to "world peace" – even as we're being prodded toThink Globally, and Act Locally in response to bumper stickers everywhere. By the time we reached the 1990's, the world was ready for Hillary Clinton's book It Takes A Village – in which Wikipedia tells us
"…Clinton presents here a vision for the children of America. She focuses on the impact individuals and groups outside the family have, for better or worse, on a child's well-being, and advocates a society which meets all of a child's needs."
The concept found in It Takes A Village is the group dynamic on steroids, as it seeks to circumvent the Family/Patriarchal model altogether, by advocating government is required to effectively meet the "needs" of the world's children. Conversely, it is self evident the New Testament authoritatively teaches us that salvation only occurs when the LORD of glory is Spiritually present within, and this only occurs in individual hearts.
Back to the globalist worldview, there are many "spiritual" people in our world, but the vast majority of them manifest a complete lack of understanding of the true nature of all things in the Triuniverse. For instance, fast forward 128 years from the Marxist statement concerning religion as an opiate (blasphemously comparing the Gospel to a compulsive drug habit), and you arrive at the identical sentiment in John Lennon's infamous "imagine there's no heaven…and the world will be as one" popular song lyric.
The point is, Lennon was a very "spiritual," artistic man – but his discernment was non-existent for it was not the Holy Spiritwhich was manifested in his creative output. Indeed, those who are truly aware of the supernatural dimension in world culture know that Lucifer in the Sky with Diamonds is a very real entity, who periodically provides a spiritual signature to her work in vessels like Lennon.
Thus, there is a common denominator in spiritually sensitive mystics like Lennon (who repeatedly conducted what we might call a "magical mystery tour"), and hard-nosed atheists like Marx, in that they both extensively utilized the intellectual process wherein they believed the truth could be defined through consensus and, once again, the group dynamic is where all the transformation is taking place. Those who are unaware of the massive group of John Lennon fans who were stirred in their hearts through songs like "Imagine," are simply not paying attention.
The operative word is consensus, as in the Dialogue to Consensus. Note how the very word sensual is directly related to the consensus – invariably pointing us to the sensory input found in the natural man. This is fundamental to Dragonspeak, as the truth (the thesis) collides with the emotions (the antithesis, or the sensuous), and the resulting synthesis is the opinion which seeks to mingle the two perspectives. A primary example is in order.
In the Gospels, Jesus Christ informs us, in classic Didactic terms, that He is the exclusive avenue of salvation, both now and forever:
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).
This is an absolutely true statement, and it is a fact. However, when we first encounter such a narrow way, it seems to be both arbitrary and extremely exclusionary. Our emotions (readsenses) are immediately prodded into a reactionary mode. We start to worry about all those we love, who "just don't see it that way." We further reason that a full embrace of Christ would require us to sever ungodly relationships with persons, places, or things which are decidedly unrighteous.
And what about all those indigenous peoples who supposedly never heard of Him, or those "good" folks who were born into other traditions? The "one way" just seems so radical. The common denominator is every reaction is not only based onemotion, they are all relationship driven. This is, of course, the antithesis of Christ's doctrinal thesis.
Then, as we seek to process the conflicting phenomena of factsand feelings, our minds seek to facilitate between the two, and a synthetic philosophy begins to emerge. We mingle the two in order to create the synthesis of thesis versus antithesis, and thatsynthesis becomes the new thesis. In this way, we repeat the process, indefinitely. I've just described the Dialogue To Consensus, the so-called Hegelian Dialectic, the Diaprax,Dragonspeak, and a dozen of other terms which all refer to the same process.
The fact laden Scriptures bluntly inform us this is an attempt at serving two masters – facts and feelings, thesis and antithesis. Eventually, as the double-minded man continues hisDragonspeak Dialogue, he or she will invariably seek to diminish the facts, in order to sustain the relationships.
Back to the group dynamic, very few recognize the facilitated group environment so common to a plethora of self improvement or "support" groups, where individuals "share" their opinions in order to help sustain the group's collective worldview, is actually identical to any one of a thousand popular entertainment figure's global constituency – as all are functioning under the same Spiritual influence.
Still on the pop culture front, anyone who ever encountered the cult-like following associated with the musical group theGrateful Dead, perhaps wondered what it was that could transform so many disparate personalities into joining a body wherein they became known as a deadhead – a transformation so unique that such a person became identified with an insignia consisting of a skull and a lightning bolt. Clearly, such are more than simple "fans," as they obviously had a relationship with this band.
It is a rare religionist who has come to see that it is the same group dynamic involved in a Woodstock, or the Burning Manevent, as that seen in the followers of the vampire craze epitomized by the Twilight films. Arguably, the group think found in all of these is the same phenomena found in Mega Churches and TV Evangelist's ministries.
The majority of "believers" chafe at such a comparison, because they've missed the point entirely. The fact is, as we noted in our previous installments, the Dragonspeak Dialogue is that which seeks to facilitate between polarities in conflict (usually dubbed the thesis colliding with the antithesis), and the only "sensible" solution is the resulting synthesis – a place where the absolute truth is sacrificed on the altar of relationship. Thus, you can have an entire denomination built around false doctrine – but therelationship with the group is what holds the individual in its sway.
In the group dynamic, the techniques used to "facilitate" between opposing perspectives is a crucial part of the Dialectic process, and since this system is being widely utilized in an allegedly "Christian" environment (usually called the "church"), we find a striking similarity to the Revelational passage, wherein the image in question looks suspiciously like the church in our time:
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon" (Revelation 13:11).
-- James Lloyd
A further look at the mysterious Dialogue to Consensus is found in the book from the present author entitled DANCING WITH THE DRAGON.