Past Forward: Get the Key to Your Future


                                Make money with Google Ads... just like me!

Rules #5c: "From I to We": Bad Communication Karma

If you want to avoid bad communication:

Obfuscation: Sum of semantics, sophistry, and spin doctoring used in deceptive communication.

Semantics: Intentional use of misleading wording.
Sophistry: Intentional misinterpretation of the past.
Spin-Doctoring: Intentional undeserved favorable slant on a negative event or situation.

Obfuscation

"Somehow it seems to be quite respectable to do things in organizations that you would never do in private life. I have had people insult me to my face in front of colleagues. I have had my feelings rammed down my throat on the pretext that it would do me good. I have been required to do things which I did not agree with because the organization wished it... In my worst moments I have thought organizations were places designed to be run by sadists and staffed by masochists." (Charles Handy "Reflections on Work")

Obfuscation: when an individual intentionally revises the past in order to save their skin in the present.

* Real Life: I used to work where the common wisdom was "it's best to check your heart, your brains, and your integrity at the door" because that is what it took to succeed there. Sadly that proved to be true but I did pretty well by refusing to engage in the "obfuscation" that was their corporate way of life.

* Semantics: Semantics - intentionally using misleading wording of a past event to cover up what really happened - was a common tactic used to shift and fix the blame on someone else. At my old work, I was viewed as a contrarian for admitting when I made mistakes instead of wasting energy on semantics. The problem with semantics is that they are - what the "reasonable man" of court fame - would call lies because no amount of bending the facts can make it the truth.

* Sophistry: Sophistry - intentionally misinterpreting past events to make them suit a particular agenda - was another favorite tactic which never fooled anyone. For example, on a 100 point scale, the management team at my old work scored 37 points from their employees. This was interpreted as a favorable result because other companies' management scored lower. Of course, in any school system, this would be a failing grade and this sophistry fooled no one.

* Spin-Doctoring: Spin Doctoring - intentionally presenting "bad" past events in an undeserved favorable light - was the final tactic which fooled no one. For example, after the Battle of Fredericksburg, Lincoln referred to the slaughter of his soldiers as an "accident" an "error". Yet his men knew the "accident" was Lincoln's ill-advised armchair strategy and the "error" was his men following it on blind faith. This spin doctoring remains one of history's cruelest obfuscations.

Obfuscation only creates "bad" karma… so avoid it whenever possible.

Semantics

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." (William "Bill" Clinton)

Semantics: intentionally using misleading wording of a past event to cover up what really happened.

* Semantics=Lies: The problem with Semantics is that they are - what the reasonable man of court fame - would call lies because no amount of bending the facts - by careful choice of words - can make it the truth.

* Word Selection: Those who routinely engage in semantics usually seek to spread such confusion to manipulate others into supporting an agenda they are unclear about. The most well known example of Semantics comes from politicians who campaign using the words "Tax Reform!"

For those wanting greater government funding, the words "Tax Reform" would mean that taxes would increase to pay for the specific programs, grants, or assistance they were seeking.
For those seeking relief from government sky-high taxes, the words "Tax Reform" would mean that taxes would decrease.
* Connotation: The most famous example of Semantics is contained in the quote above from former American President, William Clinton. He was using the "connotation" form of Semantics to explain away his former testimony which was widely seen for the lie that it truly was. As Clinton claimed, the meaning of his words depended on the interpretation of the word "is": no one was fooled.

* Misleading: There is only one reason to use Semantics that is to mislead others. For plain speaking people speak clearly with the intention of hiding nothing and revealing everything. So, if you are confused about the words others use to explain things to you, then you can rest assured they are engaging in Semantics.

* Semantics Defense: The best defense against Semantics is to confront those who would use their words against you. The truth is that "if it cannot be explained simply, it simply cannot be explained!" Those with nothing to hide will hide nothing. They will drop the Semantics and explain what they mean in clear and plain terms.

Semantics only creates "bad" karma… so avoid it whenever possible.

Sophistry

"Commit the books of lies to the flames because they can only contain sophistry and illusion." (David Hume)

Sophistry: intentionally misinterpreting past events to make them suit a particular agenda.

* Sophistry=Lies: The problem with Sophistry is that they are - what the reasonable man of court fame - would call lies because no amount of bending the facts - by careful interpretation of events - can make it the truth.

* Revisionist History: The most destructive form of Sophistry happens in families all the time when the painful past is "revised" to explain it away. For example, "Dad was not a nasty drunk, he was just really stressed" or "Mom did not abandon her kids, it was all the boyfriend's fault". Denying the reality of Dad's alcoholism or of Mom's abandonment only makes it that much harder for their children to recover from the effects of their parent's actions/inactions.

* Illogical Arguments: Another destructive aspect of Sophistry are "mind twisting" arguments. For example, (a true story) a father cleans out his son's bank account. The father tells the son he will pay him back… by the son working for him. So, instead of the son getting his money back, the father exploits his son by having him work in his business… for free. Talk about an exploitative, illogical argument! This is Sophistry at its absolute worst!

* Deceptive: There is only one reason to use Semantics that is to deceive others. Honest people never try to revise the past: they report it accurately. Honest people have no use for "illogical, mind twisting" arguments. Honest people recognize that lying is a "Commandment-level" sin that only ever creates "bad" karma.

* Sophistry Defense: The best defense against Sophistry is to confront those who would lie to you on their lies. When someone lies to you about the past, call them on it and remind them of the facts about what really happened. When someone hands you a load of garbage, call them on it and point out their illogic (use the word specious!). Refuse to support them in their Sophistry and just walk away from them until they choose to become more truthful with you.

Sophistry only creates "bad" karma… so avoid it whenever possible.

Spin Doctoring

"The truth is usually just an excuse for a lack of imagination." ("Garak" from "Deep Space Nine")

Spin Doctoring: intentionally presenting "bad" past events in an undeserved favorable light.

* Spin Doctoring=Lies: The problem with Spin Doctoring is that they are - what the reasonable man of court fame - would call lies because no amount of bending the facts - by presentation of events - can make it the truth.

* Public Relations: The most successful example of Spin Doctoring came from the years of "smoke and mirrors" public relations put out by Enron, the largest bankruptcy in American history. Although Enron had been sliding into financial failure for many years, skillful public relations kept everyone (except their top executives) fooled for many years. Only when the truth could no longer be hidden was it finally revealed: all due to masterful Spin Doctoring.

* Message Massage: How Enron pulled off their deceptive Spin Doctoring was by massaging all the messages they put out. Their main trick was to convince everyone that how Enron made money was by an extremely complicated "black box" that all but a few (who were highly educated) were too stupid to understand. Enron met every question with a long, winded answer designed to present the deteriorating company in the best possible (and totally false) light.

* Confusing: There is only one reason to use Semantics that is to confuse others into believing the lies presented are (somehow) the truth. Many times, rather than admit that they are confused, people will just agree so as not to appear stupid. Yet when you are confused, it is because another wishes to confuse you.

* Spin Doctoring Defense: The best defense against Spin Doctoring is to admit that their presentation is not clear and is, in fact, confusing. Ask questions until the Spin Doctor has clarified their ideas. If they try and make you feel stupid, remind them it is their job to make their presentation clear. Many times, when you push back on the Spin Doctor this will confuse and fluster them… and you just may squeeze some truth right out of their web of lies.

Spin Doctoring only creates "bad" karma… so avoid it whenever possible.

Credits: from channeled information.


 

KEYS:

HOME
& Search

Site MAP

Mega Index
of Keywords

Ezine Index

Past Life
Resources

Higher Self
Resources

All About Us

F-R-E-E:

F-R-E-E
e--Zine

F-R-E-E
e--Book

F-R-E-E
e--Course

SERVICES:

Phone
Session

Recorded
Readings

Email
Readings

Remote
Releasement

Past Life
PROFILE

Soulmate
PROFILE

Service
Information

BOOKS:

Cure Diabetes
Naturally

Cure Stress
Naturally

Cure Depression
Naturally

Lose Weight
Naturally

ChakraEnergy
Healing Guide

Secrets of
Soulmate Love

Create Luck
& Money

eBook Affiliate
Mktg Toolbox

TOOLS:

Our Healing
Catalog

Our Order
Form

Karma-Brain
Healing Tool

CONTACT:

Contact Us

Email Us

Instant Info

GuestBook

Thanks for...
Donations

 

Google
    

"Rules of the House: Answers to Life's Questions"
is available in an ebook (PDF) for a $12 (US) donation
to www.healpastlives.com (Past Forward).
Click here
or on the image of the ebook to download it instantly.

Home | Instant Info | Past Life Profile | Catalog | Email

Terms of Service   Earnings-Income Statements   Health-Medical Statements   Our Services
Copyrights-Trademarks Notice   Privacy Notice   Anti-Spam Policy   FTC Compliance Notice
DMCA Compliance Notice    Social Media Disclosure   Report Abuse

Web Site Hosted by Net Atlantic

by New Age Web Marketing

Copyright © 2000-2017, Ellen A Mogensen, Past & Now Forward Holistic Counseling,
532 Old Marlton Pike, Fun Life 248, Marlton, NJ 08053 (856) 988-0197
Past Forward(TM) & Now Forward(TM) are trademarks of The Fun Life Company.
All rights reserved.
http://www.healpastlives.com heal past lives, karma, reincarnation