The accusation of these vices functions to diminish the stature of a person.
This is a way of stopping or blocking a narrative unfolding.
Shifters can be linked to thresholds:
For the purpose of reinvigorating ARC we decided to meet. The aim was remediation of the current state of ARC. The occasion was increasing dispersal of members and the question was how to face that. As usual the agenda shifted as we went along and the second part of the remediation came at the end, rather than beginning with that, i.e. the question of the form the remediation would take.
The minor vices have been floating around for some time, because it is a poisonous aspect of life, and we took the anthropological road of taking that which is not worthy of serious thought and bringing it into focus as a topic, so as to free ourselves to the degree possible.
Having established a topic,we began a free floating discussion proliferating terms and categories, validating that much could and was said about this; initially we thought we would diagram these thoughts, which now seems premature, hence freeing us to explore what convergence is possible.
We originally cast this as a problem of discordancy, ethical breakdown, and turned it into one of indeterminacy and are trying to turn this into more determinate elements and to provide a mise-en-form so as to make available both objects of thought and equipment.
One of the main blockages has been insularity: Todd Meyers joined us and catalyzed our discussions, which is both singular and a test showing that this is freeing and opening, creating links and ramifications.
So we plunged into the minor vices, the machinery that makes them ramify, and a freeing relation to the dispersal.