( ) interact dynamically with the ( ) and with ( ). In each case, there is the potential for both positive-beneficial and negative-harmful influences.
Conformity or Mendacity
CL3P ↔ CL2B
Channel is Conformity: should conform to both the letter and the spirit of the law. Laws should also recognize that need to be self-reliant and require a private life with pursuit of their own personal ., being so independent of social needs, are a prime focus for the in society. The proper operation of this
Flagrant misrule and law-breaking does occur, but devious circumvention of the laws, especially those related to money and re-election, is far more common.devise complex arrangements that may barely observe the letter and certainly not the spirit of the law. When asked about such irregularities, denials and rebuttals are common—the style is: «never explain, never admit, and always accuse your exposer of ulterior motives».
It is hard to capture in a single term the complex mix of dishonesty, deception, subterfuge, distraction, distortion, fabrication and semi-persuasive half-truths that characterize many politicians. Mendacity will have to suffice.
Pressure or Discredit
CL3P ↔ CL1B
’ ( ) is bound up tightly with the ( ). For politicians that primarily means their political party.
Pressure characterizes this Channel at the best of times. Politicians experience pressures from their party to toe the line or else be de-selected next time around. In turn, politicians put pressure on their groups to provide backing, to canvas votes, and to raise funds.
Other powerful, but non-political groups, also try to latch on to theof . By providing favours or financial contributions to campaigns, they expect the person to use their position to help them in some way when in office. The effect here is similar to bribery.
When things go wrong: an Discredit on himself, and sometimes on the party. found to bring improper Pressure to bear may also suffer reputational damage.brings
Constraint or Sociopathy
CL3S ↔ CL2B
Constraint.of ( ) require submission to the ( ), which usually puts constraints on how functions are to be discharged, and on what may and may not be done. Conversely some of the , e.g. for national security or to protect trading interests, may constrain the operation or application of the in particular cases. So the channel is named:
However, Governmenthave been known to pass laws or executive orders that very directly serve their own . The higher the , the more likely. Thaksin acted in this way repeatedly when Prime Minister in Thailand. US Presidents and their close officials commit crimes regularly. They then involve officials further in defending what they have done. If, occasionally, a prosecution succeeds, there is normally a rapid pardon by the next President.
It is difficult to know how to label this anti-social activity: it is probably not correct to call it criminality, but given the arrogant disregard of legalities, the abuse of privilege, the betrayal of trust, and damage to people individually &/or en masse, perhaps Sociopathy captures the spirit.
Attention or Neglect
CL3S ↔ CL1B
The brute power structure of society operating atmust and will shape how are interpreted and applied. must pay close and constant Attention to the significant in society, their strengths, their struggles and their aspirations. in the various groups, for their part, must also pay careful attention to the work of , to any newly created governmental bodies and regulatory roles, and to competitor groups and their .
Iflose their focus, then decisions are likely to result that create anger in one or more . It is then only a matter of time—often a very short time—before this anger is converted into action to demonstrate that the interests of the group should not be taken lightly. Such demonstrations of power are socially disruptive and aim to humiliate the people involved, and possibly the whole government.
The reverse influence also holds: Neglect.who fail to attend to acting in the course of their duty will become disadvantaged at some point. The dysfunction here is
Originally posted: July 2009; Last updated: 2 June 2014