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Democratica - a lifestyle synthesis. Part 2. Haruna Darbo. MJoTA 2013 v7n2 p0813

Our capacity for innovation in conflict & its resolution


Let us put aside for the moment a review of the intractable morphology of our conflicts. Not because that is not a tempting and exhilarating exercise but because it often becomes too academic for value.

At any given moment, there are hundreds if not thousands or millions of processes that occur inside of us, some violent, and others non-violent.

If we consider the non-violent processes as the resolution of the violent conflicts, we would not be too far off the mark because either extreme of state is a progressive departure from our natural equilibrium.

Feeding, waste-removal, sneezing, coughing, yawning, spasms, sweating, yelling, and even our movements, are all activities we undertake, some "voluntarily" and others involuntarily, to coral or temper our extremes.

There is not much life as we know it beyond the extremes and the life that does exist in that region forms part of a network of equilibrium fields.

Left to our own and natural devices, we are equally likely to remain within the field of our own equilibrium point (equilibrium field) or to slide into the equilibrium field of another animal, plant, or matter.

The violent nature of some of our conflicts generally marks the transition between equilibrium fields. The force within our unique equilibrium fields is centrifugal and it is what constitutes our proprietary innovation.

I discuss this biophysical idea a bit more in my book DEMOCRATICA - A Lifestyle synthesis.

For purposes of this conversation, suffice it to say that we are constantly mired in equilibrium-seeking or balance-seeking activity, in anger, joy, conflict, monastic reflection, or in festival.

Perhaps this is what informs Cicero's notions for the Rule of Law that I shared earlier.

Son of Gambia, Haruna Darbo is the assistant coordinator - The Ghana Humanity for Peace Half Marathon (Asomdwee Binnyiri)

Our capacity for innovation helps us to nurture that centrifugal force which is necessary to keep our extremes within the region of resolution or remediation.

When we come together in community with our fellows and in our profuse diversity, we manufacture law to maintain cohesion (centrifugal force) between us for longer and longer periods. It is true that even with our best cohesive efforts, other equally suasive and decoupling forces threaten to keep us in the region of our extremes.

Said differently, the cohesive forces of our fellows, our animal cousins, and plant friends, are simultaneously vying for equilibrium, and left to our own individual and unique designs we will constantly be mired in competitive tussle for proprietary balance. This is the source of our communal conflicts.

Those conflicts are not so much of our affirmative manufacture as they are a natural evolution of events in which we seek similar or the same state of being. When neglected, they escalate into more violent conflict as we transition between states of being or consciousness if you like.

Law may start out as a scheme by one of us to gain advantage over our fellow in the pursuit of proprietary equilibria, but over time, and when we invest the requisite time and energy in servicing our laws, they will do wonders for us to tame these and those of our extremes and other intractable conflict.