Futuristguy’s Field Guides — Essentials Tutorial #3

Introducing Tutorial Essentials #3:

There are many forms of abuse, harassment, and violence in our world. These incidents and ongoing patterns take place in multiple kinds of settings, with perpetrators using many kinds of techniques to exercise power over other people.

With so many tactics under consideration, how do we come up with a system that is manageable? How do we categorize them in meaningful ways – yet so the methods and models are not oversimplified such that they can no longer help interpret the largest and most complex situations that arise?

My tutorial for Essentials #3 is the non-technical version that shares some of the process I used, and the building blocks for the analysis models I’ll share in tutorials for Essentials #4 through #7. (And after that, perhaps I’ll post a more technical version of the process I used to create the scaled-down edition in Essentials #3.)

Tentative Tutorials in Series 1:

  • Essentials #1 Three core individual freedoms, drawn from global sources.
  • Essentials #2 The road to institutionalization via reversing of our freedoms.
  • Essentials #3 Categorizing many specific manipulation techniques into a “Taxonomy of Toxic Tactics.”
  • Essentials #4 Increasingly restrictive individual conditioning.
  • Essentials #5 Increasingly restrictive institutional control.
  • Essentials #6 What this looks like in a “totalist psychology” social control by ideological conformity, including four variations on total control organizations/societies.
  • Essentials #7 A series of increasingly large organizational forms that lead from an organizational “Pyramid of Abuse” to a “Totalist Machine.”

UPDATE June 04, 2018. I have changed my plans and instead of the 10-slide series, see this post on my Futuristguy’s Field Guides blog: Field Guide “Essentials” — A Series of Three-Frame Tutorials. This “Essentials” post has a series of three-frame tutorials, or “Threetorials,” as I have sometimes called them. In the 10 Threetorials posted, the first slide usually gives a definition of the concept framework, or a summary quote about it. The second slide usually gives some kind of visual image, chart, or graphic, plus a few details. (Note my Fotolia licensing information at the bottom of such slides.) The third slide expands on some of the most important points in the first two slides. Material from the longer/10-slide versions will be incorporated in the Field Guides.

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Essentials #3 Review-Preview

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