Every daily living aspect in ones life involves selections from Options–which people call making a Choice, and which I called Alternatives as a boy. “Option’s” complex etymology is defined today as the power or liberty of selection among many or choosing from choices; the right, the opportunity, or the actual freedom of choice; the privilege of choosing; and the power or liberty of selection. But as used here, Options are workable possible answers–like different colored marbles for contest use–offered for choice during decision-making or problem-solving or creating. Since all Options are not equal, they can be classified into the degrees of Viable (capable of life) as opposed to the degrees of Non-Viable. In one deciding what is important to pursue, Step I is to determine if ones options are viable regarding each of ones chances for success and to what degree. An option is viable if it is available to one and within ones capabilities to reach. Non-viable optionsare unavailable to one, no matter what one does. The same applies to what is beyond ones desire to reach; what is not real; is gender or age incompatible; or physically or mentally cannot happen. Borderline options are at the limit of ones reach. Flawed Options in content or application–whether coming from oneself and/or from others—are assessed in various ways. Failure to consider all the options usually keeps one from getting on the "Truth-Track" or will get one off it. The most terrible example of this occurred to Enslaved Africans. Their Certainty about Knowing the Spiritual Force called Sekhem existed by provable observations of: (1) the totality of harmonious interrelated large and small patterns present within all of Nature; (2) Nature’s Reality which—despite being composed of multiple variables, each on different Planes of activity in the Seeable and Unseeable realms of the Cosmos–possesses Continuity (Unity running through Multiplicity), and maintains Integrity. But since the slavers could not control Certainty Knowledge minds, they “beat the spirits” out of the Enslaved and then brainwashed them until the Enslaved could not see things as they really are. No longer, after that, did Black People have the option of seeing themselves as part of Nature. This shattering of the Cosmic Wholism philosophy of African Tradition brought about separating them from their Spiritual God, from their Living-Dead Ancestors, from each other, and from oneself, causing “Selfhood Splintering.” Selfhood Splintering means one part of ones Selfhood becomes Self-Absorbed (viewing everything within ones world in relationship to oneself)and the other follows dictates of External World influences.
The slavers substituted their Supernatural ‘white” God image for Sekhem and gave him anthropomorphic (i.e. an Egoism creation of God in the slavers’ own image) features. Examples included attributing to this “Individualist” God such human characteristics as body, mind, spirit, power, sensitivity (e.g. a "jealous God," vengeful), and perception. Rules were for the Enslaved to “SEEM” to “Know” the White God as equating to their God, Sekhem. To this end, the Bible the slavers wrote, included much out of the Ancient African Bible—the one of African Tradition used by all as Principles for Right Life Living. To institute Mind Control, the slavers and their White Supremacist descendants have always generated conflicting and confusing definitions to explain life-shaping, life-changing, or other significant meanings. This forced Victims to have to come to them for explanations. Those explanations, from the Supernatural, were made to SEEM legitimate by big words–undefinable or Mind Controlled defined in various ways (e.g. Vitalism)—a mask for convincing arguments. Such was introduced to me as a freshman at the University of Michigan.
To buy into this meant Black People’s religion, how to live, or what happens at Death could only be based upon Belief and Faith pertaining to what the Supernaturals say it is. There are no other options. Another trick Non-Rational and Superficial thinkers play with options is that when asked a question, these Deceivers will take off on a completely off-the-point course and continue talking incessantly so as to avoid hearing the retort of this not being about what was asked. Politicians typically respond this way to questions asked. A third is Deceivers not wanting to be confronted with options calling for them to deal with what amounts to contrary evidence. So, they refuse to see an obvious truth, ignore the question, or present so many options as to discourage others from asking further question. Hence, they are “never wrong” and thus avoid being shown up as looking dumb. jabaileymd.com