1-3 Section/Chapter BIBLIOGRAPHIES COURSE #1 – Deconstruction

On This Page:

  • Futuristguy’s Field Guides “Do Good Plus Do No Harm” Overview Card
  • Course 1 Overview Card
  • Introduction and Notes
  • Course 1 ~ Links to Visual Bibliographies

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Introduction and Notes

See the sub-pages beneath this header page for the bibliography of books, media, and other links for Course #1 on Deconstruction. Bibliographies for each Chapter are posted underneath their respective Sections. The bibliographies for Course #2 will be added after the Field Guides for Course #1 have been published.

Course #1 — Deconstruction — consists of Sections #01 through #10.

  • Field Guide #1: Classification — Sections #01 through #05 / Chapters 01 through 16.
  • Field Guide #2: Detoxification — Sections #06 through #10 / Chapters 17 through 32.

Course #2 — (Re)Construction — consists of Sections #11 through #20.

  • Field Guide #3: Transformation — Sections #11 through #15 / Chapters 33 through 52.
  • Field Guide #4: Engagement — Sections #16 through #20 / Chapters 53 through 72.


You’ll find the details of a given case study, plus various questions and/or study exercises for it, in the corresponding Field Guide chapter. The visual bibliographies and multiple media resource links I provide are to make your additional research a bit easier, so you can focus on thinking about the case itself rather than on finding more materials.

Also, in some cases I’ve chosen books that aren’t the most recent available, but that cover well enough the basics on a particular topic. Often, having the most advanced or most current edition doesn’t necessarily enhance the study, when the goal is to grasp the big picture. This is one key reason for why I tend to choose non-fiction books aimed at middle-school students: They cover the most important points, in accessible language, often enhanced by photos, charts, and infographics.

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Course 1 ~ Links to Visual Bibliographies

Course 1: Deconstruction

Field Guide #1: Classification ~

Figuring Out Toxic Systems

Section #1 – Orienteering to the Opal Design Systems

  1. What is “Do Good Plus Do No Harm” All About?

Section #2 – Basics of Organic and Organizational Systems

  1. What are Systems and Systemic Abuse?
  2. How Do Systems Get Energized and De-Energized?
  3. What Goes Wrong When All the System Parts are Present, But Disconnected?

Section #3 – Basics of Systemic Abuse

  1. Why Don’t All Abusive Systems Look the Same?
  2. How Do Abusive Systems Get Going and Maintain Momentum?
  3. Why Could We Consider Systemic Abuse as Being “Parasitic”?
  4. Who Plays What Roles in a Fully Developed System That Benefits the Few and Takes Advantage of the Many?

Section #4 – Key Identifiers for Malignant Leaders and Their Toxic Systems

  1. What Historical Research Defines and Describes Such Systems?
  2. What are Essential Indicators for Discerning Whether People in the Public Eye are Qualified, Unqualified, or Disqualified?
  3. What are Essential Indicators for Discerning Whether Organizational Systems are Trustworthy/Robust or Toxic/Sick?
  4. What Elements Form an “Industrial Complex,” and How Do They Fit Together for Ever-Increasing Systems of Social Control?

Section #5 – Analyzing Abusive Systems; Assessing and Addressing Responsibility / Accountability

  1. What Kinds of Evidence are There, and How Do They Relate with Identifying Evasion of Accountability?
  2. Why is Discernment Key to Counteracting Evil, and How Do We Do “Discernment in Stereo”?
  3. How Do Responsibility and Accountability Fit Together in One Framework?
  4. What Does it Take to Make Things Right, at Both the Individual and Institutional Levels?

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Course 1: Deconstruction

Field Guide #2: Detoxification ~

Dealing with a Sick Past and Present

Section #6 – Authoritarians Who Steal Our Stories

  1. How Do People Develop into Malignant Leaders, and Then is it Even Possible for Them To Change?
  2. How Do Utopian “Social Experiments” Turn into Dystopias with Psychological Terrorism?
  3. What are Personal, Social, and Organizational Consequences When Someone “Steals Our Story” with Their Destructive Symbiosis?
  4. What are Typical Tactics That Overpowering People Use to Draw People In and Keep Them There?

Section #7 – Destructive Impacts of Trauma and Terror

  1. What are Some of the Deepest, Darkest Personal Impacts of Trauma and Terror?
  2. What are the Essential Personal, Social, and Cultural Freedoms that Get Repressed When There is Abuse of Power?
  3. What Does It Look Like When the Three Core Freedoms are Repressed – and When People Resist the Repression?

Section #8 – Abuse Survivors Find Resilience and Recovery

  1. How Do Victims of Abuse Reverse Course and Redeem the Evil They have Experienced?
  2. How Do Survivors Endure the Dark and Keep Reaching Toward the Dawn?
  3. How Do Survivors Develop Resilience and Engage in Resistance?

Section #9 – Advocates and Activists Resist Evil, Amplify Redemptive Movement

  1. How Do We Create a Personal Advocacy Network to Come Alongside Survivors, and What Roles Can They Play?
  2. What Can We Do to Counteract Systemic Abuse Through Social Activism?
  3. What Can We Do to Crack Through the Industrial Complex that Keeps Systemic Abuse Going?

Section #10 – Remediation for Sick Organizations

  1. When it Comes to Remediation, Who Needs to “Make Things Right”?
  2. How Do We Deal with the People Issues When an Abusive System is Exposed?
  3. How Do We Deal with the Structural/Organizational Issues When an Abusive System is Exposed?

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