At 06 Mar 1999 17:03:19 +0100, you wrote:
>> Lately I've been noticing the efficiency of the good cop - bad cop
>> model in several different contexts to the extent that I'm beginning
>> to think that it is necessary to implement this model in any
>> organization that is serious about excellence.
>> Has anybody else noticed this? What examples can you cite? Are a good God
>> and evil Satan mandated by natural law, or just good and evil, at least?
Although such a system is used in transcendant monotheism generally (Judaism, Christsanity, Islam, Zoroastrianism), there are also examples of dual systems where "good" and "bad" do not apply, i.e. Taoism (yin/yang), Vajrayana Buddhism (yab/yum), Wicca (God/Goddess) and the psychology of Carl Jung (anima/animus). It is interesting to note that when the division is not a "good cop/bad cop" one, it typically falls along (some version of) gender attribute lines.
Joe E. Dees
Poet, Pagan, Philosopher