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Without Apparent Cause

How do I begin to decode stories?
By remembering what you already know.
At the second of your birth most of you were born into a single alpha and omega story.
You began the first day of your life to consume available resources and knowledge derived from that story.
Your exposures were confined within a single story.
As part of that story you were the center of your mother's universe.
You were totally dependant on your mother.
Your mother was dependent on her alpha and omega story.
As your universe expanded you continued to be part of the same alpha and omega story through your father, grandparents, siblings, and extended family.
Everyone showed you special loving attention.
When I was a few days old I was happily taken to St. George's Episcopal Church in Newburgh to be baptized as a Christian.
In my case protected and the center of attention of the Priest, family, and congregation.
The story and our place in it becomes the foundation of our existence.

Do you believe that most humans have this type of experience?
As we grow we begin to venture under the guidance of the family into the world.
We are exposed to the stories of other people and nature.
At this time we are learning at a very high rate.
As we start to have exposures to other children our position as the center of the world is challenged.
Others are bigger, smaller, have things that we do and do not have, and also believe themselves to be the center of the universe.
Some look, act, and do different things.
We immediately begin to be evaluated against others of our age.
Some one gets praised, a star, to be first in line, a better score, can run faster, and for the first time something is said that is unkind.
Our parents try to help us in any way they can.

If one alpha and omega story dominates how is a competing and opposing story put forth?
The big three creation and destruction stories in the USA after World War I were Protestant Christianity, Roman Catholic Christianity, and Judaism.
No amount of resources and strategy are spared to protect a story.
Censorship is a fact of life and always has been.
All stories censor everything.
Story thought police are always searching for competing imbedded stories.
Competing stories are continually attempting to expand their influence and power.
This is often done through stealth because to be identified means opposing resources will be mobilized.
Followers wealth, resources, devotion, and control is the goal of these stories.

How does one story replace another?
"The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite; after a long period of union, tends to divide. This has been so since antiquity." Romance of Three Kingdoms 600 AD.