2020 September

Hard to write this one…

Watched the LION of the DESERT again and I’ve been feeling empathy? at least compassion to people for the past 20 years as a long drawn out coming to grips with oppression.

When the white fragility thing came to light it’s deeply concerning because—John help us find what the bible says—taking it farther than white…

It’s a part of a naturally nurtured system far beyond race—which making it about race—to genetics then…?

There is oppression in many forms, it’s hardly race-based at the core, it’s much more values founded which is emergent from motives which are genetic.

But like the Planck quote reminds us, once assumptions and beliefs form a mindset in a surround of values and principles then strategic direction is “confined” to that bounded rationale.

There is no question that people are oppressed and much of this stems from naturally-nurtured cause and effect so choosing to focus on race is a very bad choice.

On the other hand, pretending there isn’t oppression is an equally bad choice as well.

This presents an amazingly wicked problem whose symptoms are now emerging around the world to start a paradigm shift, if we are both fortunate and unfortunate:(

Who will be the most vulnerable in a paradigm shift of such a magnitude?

Of course the answer goes without saying and those are the oppressed themselves!

For things to be really different a white privileged focus is hardly a place to begin even if it has partial truth and we know it does.

However I suggest to you that the transition from where we are now to where this makes more sense doesn’t follow any of the current paths available, or plausible.

This makes the problem fold into itself making each recursion more costly to…the most vulnerable:(


2020 September

GT-Y: Intervention

As I think through a lot of the ideas
And try to look at application—remember if GTY holds true to SGD theory—which I have not fully made a commitment to—this system emerging (note: GTY is and has been present in individuals for…a long time, so to speak)…

Will be an express self system.

For all practical purposes this appears to be happening as we see individual activity right now emerging sans a metasystem which is linked through this emergence; yet.

The subject is intervention and my thought that a lot of these constructs like intervention, sensemaking even, performance, well-being will all start to look different in 2nd tier.


Knowing when and where and how much to intervene with who will look different at each values core.

If GTY is an express self system, the matrix would show it to be: to get later.

This does agree with the A’N’ Graves description but less so with integral—although I would concede that “integration, like intervention has that set of elements that will look a lot different across basins.

This “idea” is what makes 2nd Tier look a LOT different conceptually And does Give a lot of explanatory power to what’s happening now as the dominant system is: sacrifice of self to get now!


2020 September

Privilege Through Values?

I’m comfortable with these splinters in my mind;)


Well that’s for another day;)

Privilege is based on fitness, every dominant value system thus far have evoked privilege on the fit…regardless of anything else.

If you want a deeper level…trust and it’s quagmire.

If you want deeper…expectation.

Privilege is the outcome of expectation, at its roots.

The thing that keeps coming up for me is that our education system since the 60s…and 70s (Carter) has changed America…but with “power comes great responsibility” — uncle Ben to spiderman.

White privileged is just one of a 1000 or more privileges that extend from expectations.

Each core values atttactor has its own privilege:

AN-BEIGE – Survival
BO-PURPLE – Kinship
CPRED – Power
DQ-BLUE – Avoidance
ER-ORANGE – Achievement
FS-GREEN – Affiliation

Since there are so few, focusing on that middle group seems important and of course affords privilege.

There is no more widespread privilege than nepotism!

Why are there no riots?

It’s going on since man had woman and a baby!

This white privileged thing is completely blown out of proportion when u look at the 1000s of privileged grant min by min—all formed from expectation…and related to trust.

Is their white privileged? Of course, is it anymore important than the other 999?

Is there black privilege, of course!

And so on and so on.

You start playing a game that has at its core race…you’re playing a race game!

It will harm those it’s most likely designed to help and it is.

Fitness is not taught anymore, no boy in the 60s took home economics or typing…I did.

Of course there were no courses on white fragility.

Any selection criteria carries with it privilege to those who are most “expectantly” fit.

It’s pretty clear if you want to rewrite history that blacks were the first slave owners…it wasn’t a white idea…

as long as anyone invents a way forward, there are going to be rights abuses.

Which puts me back at the drawing board…

Because unless we want to just create another emergenics solution like “white fragility” which creates more problems than it solves for someone wanting to milk it for riches not humanity, then GT-Y has to motivate us to look beyond now.

As Graves indicated that GT-Y might be an express rather than sacrifice system to get later (my conjecture) we are looking at a different set of motivations.


2020 September


“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

A thought, observation, way of looking at the list below…

AN-BEIGE – Survival
BO-PURPLE – Kinship
CP-RED – Power
DQ-BLUE – Avoidance
ER-ORANGE – Achievement
FS-GREEN – Affiliation


One stage’s end, is the next one’s means. At BEIGE, the end is survival. For PURPLE, the end is kinship, the means is survival.  And so on through the list.  It’s an interesting exercise.

If the means of YELLOW is affiliation, what’s the end?  I think you’ve proposed contribution?  Affiliation as a means to contribution.  That could be seen as grouping in a manner that’s contributory to the larger whole.  Or something.

Food for thought.


Mike’s response:

Yes, I’ll plug that in;)

The thing is you have to be clear on what system of emergence you’re using because it works for SGD but not VD, as all the systems are present in each of us…around 40320 permutations with 8…but if you use density and frequency even with 3 states x 8 = 24! u end up with probability numbers that are off the charts… and can explain their being such small differences in large numbers although that quite possibly only 18! Active

A person is a composite of the system while having up to maybe 3 core systems reaching some dominance across domains…

Who was that trans personal psychology guy? Parent, Child…Adult type of system..?




2020 September Uncategorized

Michael Forest Reinoehl, Suspect in Portland Shooting, Is Killed by Officers – The New York Times

Sorry, couldn’t resist but look at the language…

“ An antifa supporter suspected in the killing of a right-wing activist in Portland, Ore., died when agents moved to arrest him, officials said.“

A “supporter was killed after killing a right-wing activist.”

While we don’t know the whole story, it doesn’t appear to have happened the way it’s been portrayed…

Anyone who is a TRUMP supporter or wears a MAGA hat, stands for the national anthem and says under god is NOW, a right-wing activist…

These people really know what they are doing but you have to wonder if they know what it’s going cause.

Intuitively the future I never wanted has manifest…how does this get better with widespread adoption of either or both of these beliefs?


2020 September

Something happening here…

For what it’s worth…

Song always rings in my mind.


The storm I’m in

quite a din

Clinging to myself

Grabbing for the shelf

Of memories, of thoughts

guess they’ve been bought?

Hard won,

hard earned

Now spurned

What to do, wtf

Makes me think

I’m no longer…

A duck


There’s something happening here
What it is ain’t exactly clear
There’s a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

I think it’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound
Everybody look what’s going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you’re always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away…

I was listening to THE DAUGHTER it triggered Shame and embarrassment (particularly triggered outcomes of CP-RED)

White fragility—a whole other thing—is sweeping the nation’s bureaucracy…where as a white person, I have Colombian and Chinese genes back 14-17 generations…

What does that make me?

Those parts of myself that are both oppressed and the oppressor-Nietzsche would game that I supposed—I’m not sure which is the “super” part of me!

Reflecting on my thoughts and feelings and writing them is easier said than done.

So the point?

Of writing…

There is no question that we are conjuring 2nd tier and emerging manifestations of what progression looks, feels and tastes like…

Working the past couple of years on those 1st and 2nd memes and trying to understand them we have entered an age of the “discounting Of fact-based truths…”

I tried to find the actual quote, when I find it I’ll post it…


FS-GREEN is now generating the problems that 1st can’t solve, and…

This brings with it extreme danger to social order, civility and the fraying fabric of society that we have known.

The only thing I can say is that it will be different going forward—in large part—because we don’t have to potential to deal with the VUCA tbat is expanding at a far greater rate than our capacity.

Imagine the broad array of responses that have the potential to change the landscape we thought we knew.

If there are 2nd tier solutions some of them contain as much danger as they do safety.

Sometimes people light fires because they can’t see the forest for the trees—others watching resemble the largest response to fear-threat-embarrassment—nimby (not in my back yard)…

I go back to the EDGE OF TOMORROW quote:




PS: while graves never mentioned it, he must have known that trying to drive a square peg into a round hole was going to do significant mental damage to a large number of people…

While everything mentally disordering is accelerating now, you haven’t seen anything yet.