Mind Mapping - the NEWS (slowly - work in process)

Friday, March 6, 2015

What I Know About Multiplicity Today – Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – Day 62, esp. Billy Milligan & Leonardo DiCaprio "A Crowded Room"

Friday, March 6, 2015

We've been busy with some work with the Billy Milligan story. News has come out in the last week of Leonardo DiCaprio playing Milligan’s part in a movie first scripted by James Cameron.  For those of us who don’t know these things, Cameron was the guy who did the Terminator movies, as well as Titanic and Avatar. During our normal Multiple NEWS work over the course of the last four days, there were 55 entries and 27 of them belonged to the DiCaprio movie buzz.  We did some research, asked some questions, and got good feedback from our group, “Plural Activism.” We hope to encompass some of their thoughts in our writing process through an outline that follows this commentary.  I'm thrilled that people have responded already in very good conversational form, and also in the process, we were able to get the original script read, and we have ordered a couple books. They are the original “The Minds of Billy Milligan,” which we'd read too long ago, and one book representing fairly new work on DID and the legal system called, “Dissociative Identity Disorder in the Courtroom:  A Guide to Forensic Testimony.”  

Basically, Billy Milligan was someone in the 70's that not only committed the felonies of theft and kidnapping, but he also committed the rapes of three female students at Ohio State. He was arrested on October 27, 1977.  Milligan was presented into the legal system and became the first Multiple – held as insane for crimes his "alters" committed. In fact, others within his system acknowledged committing the crimes. He went through a short hospitalization at the Athens Mental Health Center which was a state facility.  The facility seemed to help him learn to communicate with his many selves.  Billy was eventually thought to merge into one person they named, “Teacher.”  After a relatively short time, Athens decided that Billy was sane enough to be back in society.  That decision led to an uproar of people concerned that he was still dangerous to the community.  Billy then re-entered the justice system where they decided he was still insane.  The term "insane" is a legal term, not a medical one.  He was this time taken to a much worse Ohio State institution called Lima.  In total, he spent 13 years locked in Ohio mental institutions. Billy regressed at the second institution, and then eventually, he was released when they closed down the facility.  Closing down of facilities was something happening at that time all over the country due to lack of funding, overcrowding, understaffed, poor care, and newer medication that could be distributed in masse. 

Although we are just starting this research, we know that Billy Milligan had some future legal troubles and he eventually needed assistance in taking care of him/them, but he was involved in two books being written and a substantial amount of artwork which he sold to earn his living.  Part of his problem was that the institutions that had held him for so long came back and wanted approximately $450,000 to compensate for their “care of him,” Billy then had to fight legally for survival money after reimbursements were taken.  He was in general, a recluse turning away from the public, but in 2014, he had started a blog representing pictures and conversation on his drawings.  The standing blog seemed to show that he was becoming more public, but he died of cancer December 12, 2014 at the age of 59 while in the care of a nursing home.   

One of our Plural Activists by the house name Astraea had an interview with Billy late in 1996.  In general, Billy sounded pessimistic with what was happening with Multiplicity at large.  He seemed to be relatively productive working with people in Japan on a second book, he was asked for interviews, and he had been consistently working on his drawings.  He was disillusioned by the number of people being interviewed on TV as he perceived them to be giving false representation of being Multiple, and he believed that doctors/psychiatrists had a hand in the development of Multiples for financial gain.  He was getting sued by the Department of Mental Health over publishing rights and monies they thought he owed even though their treatment of Milligan appears horrific.  Billy Milligan wanted to educate people on the peril of institutions, and he felt he was being “squashed” by them in return for his public outrage.  He wanted a resistance movement to stand up for "the humanity needed in caring for real people" and having the “freak show” of institutions stopped because of the psychological damage it had caused themselves and others. 

As part of being an activist, we feel some need to safeguard a better impression of Multiplicity than is going to come out before, during and after the movie “A Crowded Room.” We think many people will believe “the key should have been thrown away” on Billy Milligan, and we believe the entire situation will bring a new wave of public thoughts asking the question  even more demandingly as, "Is Multiplicity even real?" Or, "Is it just a lack of taking responsibility." 
But, we feel - The HOT STORY in online news this last week, especially through Google Alerts, has been Leonardo DiCaprio playing Billy Milligan (Multiple) in a movie thus far called, "A Crowded Room."  We will subsequently be posting our commentary in our NEWS DID/MPD blog as "What I know about Multiplicity Today - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - Day 62.  This work includes the above commentary and the outline written below.  This commentary work is authored Ann Garvey:Aynetal3, but the outline is her synthesizing correspondences between members of the Yahoo Group, "Plural Activism."  The contributing members of this particular outline were the members Jazz:Oure Gaiya, Anja Na, Jay:Astraea, and ourselves.   

The outline includes thoughts on Leonardo DiCaprio's role, "What is the Billy Story," and then notes on the script, "A Crowded Room," filming of the movie, potential contact with Leonardo DiCaprio or his staff, our representation as healthy Multiples, positive press on the group, negative press on Multiplicity, Issue #1 - Legal/Court/State Institution - justice/In-justice, and Issue #2 - General Public "individual and group externals" perception of Multiplicity.  There quite honestly haven't been any bad responses to the conversations - all contribute to the whole.  Please excuse the artistic license we utilized in trying to place thoughts of ourselves and others in context.  The outline is as follows: 

 Thanks for ALL emotional and written thought contributions! 

Personal note - Jay, 

We weren't sure in which context to place this note - And yes, we don't understand "biopic": 

"By the way, continuing with whoever it was who sent our earlier post, it was Ron Howard and the people he worked with who did "A Beautiful Mind" like it was "The Matrix" with their cinematic choices, made-up incidents and characters, then claimed they "never set out to do a biopic".  http://movies.about.com/library/weekly/aa121501b.htm 
Here, of course, we need to emphasize that a biopic is exactly what we want. The last thing we need is another "Identity."" Jay 

I hope that this outline although - HUGE is readable, and perhaps as Jazz says, we can [from here] make a to-do list and divvy it up?  What are the next series of thoughts that will help to "clean-up" the list if interested make it more clearly defined, and what questions can be answered or thought through more succinctly and more accurately along with fact-checking.  Or are there other avenues to progress our involvement? 

And yes, we also note Jazz' willingness to go "public" - Patience Grasshopper! Lots to think through 

1.         Leonardo DiCaprio (LD) playing Billy Milligan (BM) in "A Crowded Room" (ACR) 
a.         Does LD care about Billy Milligan? 
b.         Does LD care about Multiples? 
c.          Is LD motivated by a sincere challenge of being a Multiple (becoming like 24 people?), Or as negatively stated by the press, is this a motivation to "to win an Oscar?" 
d.         Is the news similar to the Oscar buzz that was made when Halle Berry played her Multiple role as Frankie and Alice? 
e.         With a name as big as LD, the movie has a better chance of surviving and being properly financed. 
f.          Is he going to make the character of Billy Milligan a hero or a heel?  
g.         Are the rumors true of LD wanting the role of BM for the last twenty years, why? 
h.         Would LD benefit from character-building/study meetings with higher quantities or quality thinking of healthy Multiples?  Online/Off-line? Written, phone, email, or in-person? 
i.          How does the effect of him being trained/coached by Billy Milligan play out as the character being a "classic Multiple?" 
j.          Is he good enough an actor to present accurately and convincingly? And to make a great impact on the public? 
k.         Can he be guided to give better interviews and feedback to the public through healthy Multiple coaching and fact checking? 
l.          Is he, or the combination of him and all of us, capable of carrying on "The Great Conversation" that may be represented by this story?" 
m.        Does LD know how much Multiples might value his opportunity to make a terrifically insightful impactful story/movie?   
n.         Do we get kudos for being Multiple too? 
o.         Can we support him without trying to convey he or the show is wrong, but rather, that we would like to trust, believe, and as well, contribute to the work?  
p.         Can we convey to him that many Multiples think standing up, are fast at adapting, and that we DON'T have all the answers, but we're interested, active as a group, and would like to enlighten and interact with ACR too 
q.         We do applaud his audacity - its incredible work ahead as we each seek better definition and transparency. 
2.         What is Billy's story? 
a.         What is Billy's legacy? 
b.         Is the glass half full or half empty? 
c.          He was real like us and also should be valued for having had a sense of purpose and dignity, as should his victims. 
d.         Billy has a genuinely appealing story, even in its negative depth, that could interest others, through general humanity and curiousness/unusualness 
e.         Did Billy's "mixed-up" times spoil his life? 
f.          Can it be seen that Billy's story is unique and individual to him and does not replicate or become representative of "a normal Multiple" (the rest of us who stay within the law). 
g.         Was he a product of his time?  The product of society's time? 
h.         Billy was featured in two books written by now deceased, Daniel Keys, "The Minds of Billy Milligan" and "The Milligan Wars." 
i.          Can this be an opportunity in the public forum to converse and dialogue about common and unique perceptions of crime by a Multiple? 
j.          What did Dr. David Caul's statement represent as Billy being a "functional unit?" and how that affected others? 
k.         Billy was not an ordered, functional, peaceful Multiple during the course of time that the ACR script is written; he was having a rough time controlling his selves as a unit, and he also knew himself as being disordered. 
l.          Billy did not commit murder, he did commit nine counts of felony theft, kidnapping, and rape. 
m.        It's been stated that Billy's 19 year old lesbian person Adalana committed the rapes victimizing three women because Adalana lacked affection and intimacy, and that Ragen, Billy's protector person, committed the burglaries - both of these people admitted to their crimes 
n.         It's been stated, though not excused, that a few of BM's burglaries were "Robin Hood" attempts to help others who couldn't afford what they needed. 
o.         Why did Billy hold on to his belief that he as a "whole" Multiple was being less then the sum of the parts?" 
p.         What does it mean to have a "criminal mindset?" 
q.         Billy appears to have first been held in a "better" Ohio State Institution called, Athens, he seems to have first learned to handle being 24 different people, though the stay was shorter and they had thought him ready to rejoin society. 
r.          In the second Ohio State Institution called Lima, he seems to have spent about a decade and he regressed greatly. 
s.          Why is it important to us as society to believe or hold the illusion that Billy really wasn't hurt at Lima because he was able to withdraw? Just like he dissociated as a child?  Was this optimal? 
t.          Lima, at the end, was closed due to terrible management, cost, poor care, etc. and Billy was freed, though it is unclear how his "afterward" issues were addressed; 
                      i.            of violence, 
                     ii.            street drugs, 
                    iii.            inability to hold a job, 
                    iv.            difficulties in communicating selves and feelings with others - with the exception of art, 
                     v.            having a personal and professional support system, 
                    vi.            use of beneficial medications. 
u.         It appears that the Ohio State Mental Health system continued traumatizing Billy after his stay there by attacking him/attaching themselves to his income, which had to be very demanding, and psychologically an unsound practice in that Billy was already being forced at a baseline level to fight for his survival with extremely difficult burdens and responsibilities. 
v.         Society seemed to be very unforgiving in its "care" of Billy as to his sanity, while in and then later out of the institution which may or may not have pushed him to becoming more pessimistic and paranoid.  These states were very real to him and begs the question of what it means to be "cured." 
w.        At this point, we do not know the cost of being institutionalized, but that the experience weighed heavily on Billy and most likely MOST people who did and unfortunately did not survive. 
x.         Might Billy have survived better with quality, focused outpatient care? 
y.         What do we know of Billy managing to live successfully as a group? 
z.          How does Billy's story optimize our own life goals? 
aa.       Did he receive justice from: 
                      i.            the court/legal system, 
                     ii.            the state hospitals, 
                    iii.            doctors diagnosing him/advising the court. 
bb.       Does he necessarily then just die or fade into a background? And at which point - 
                      i.            after public outcry fades? 
                     ii.            when re-institutionalized like Jack Nicolson in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest?" 
                    iii.            after a random number of years? 
                    iv.            when he is "better?" 
                     v.            after he dies (December 12, 2014)? 
cc.        Is Billy's dying two months before DiCaprio signed-on to the movie "deal" a coincidence, or does it mean that Billy's product/brand means more to society with him dead rather than him being alive?  The building of a country's mythology?  If so, is this ethical? 
dd.       How did the legalities like cross-litigation change with Billy "out of the movie?" Will there be litigants attached to the movie?  Is it a reason that the film stops just as Billy gets to Lima? 
3.         How is "A Crowded Room" written by James Cameron or others being written? 
a.         Cameron's original script for ACR is located on the Internet. 
b.         What is its direction or message (vision/mission)? 
c.          Who will be some of the other major contributors? 
d.         Are the show's writers accessible? 
e.         Will they tell the story honestly, factually and tactfully, and avoid sensationalism? 
f.          How similar is the work going to be toward either of Billy's two books, spoken words, or represented by some of his paintings or will there be a lot of creative license? 
g.         Can someone access papers or tests by the now deceased Dr. Caul and Dr. Marjorie Toomim (who had the "mind-reading" biofeedback machine that showed different brainwaves between Billy's adults and children)? 
h.         Why did the movie's start/production take so long in "becoming" and will that affect its future? 
i.          Can anything made into a two-hour movie be interpreted as reality-based? 
j.          What is the affect going to be with Billy being presented primarily by his harsh childhood and lack of support? 
k.         How do we make the actors and production team understand that what they are doing affects the reality of so much more and so many more people than just the income and credit they are making by producing a film? 
l.          Will the movie give perspective/closure to Billy or his victims?  Or, either of their survivors/supporters? 
4.         Questions on filming 
a.         When and where will the movie be shot - near the end of 2015? 
b.         When is it expected to debut?  
c.          Can our message of "healthy Multiples" be worked into the "aftermath" conclusion of the movie? 
d.         Can we become a part of an advisory board or gain access to ongoing work? 
e.         How could time as a commodity work for us or against us? 
f.          Is this the kind of Production team that cares enough to listen or have they already concluded through enough independent research? 
g.         Will they use the advice of real Multiples who are healthy and live successfully as the result of effort?  
h.         Ideally, should we be looking for "Big shots" who can offer rational views with the ability to see that authentic decisions and improvements occur? 
i.          Will they choose to activate "experts" like Dr. Richard Kluft? 
j.          Will the show be like the representation of other films/shows like Sybil or United States of Tara?  Or, will it present as something unique and worthwhile?  
k.         How will the film avoid traditional Hollywood "movieification" and star glitter? 
l.          How would a positive, successful movie affect all who sees it, and then turn them too into being inspired and/or aspirational? 
5.         Contacting LD or his staff 
a.         Advocates for healthy Multiples. 
b.         Assuring LD speak as positive ambassador during the movie and/or through interviews. 
c.          How to get ahold or reach him (gain attention?) 
                      i.            do we try to contact LD in person, 
                     ii.            directly through writing his staff, 
                    iii.            writing about Multiplicity in general through articles and such, 
                    iv.            Penning formal letters or requests -  
1.         Keeping correspondence short and polite, 
2.         Using our good considerate, patient voices, 
3.         Being part of the solution and not part of the problem - Eldridge Cleaver. 
d.         Using simple forms of communication like emails, and especially social media such as Facebook and Twitter, or Google search engines that his crew might come across and convey back into the project. 
e.         Encourage LD's crew to contact Professional (content/context) and artistic people in Billy's life that he trusted and could convey an otherwise missed message. 
f.          Present (like with the press) as someone who can be taken seriously. 
g.         In going through professional channels, be especially considerate to the secretaries and assistants - people who are portals and who might accept brief messages or potentially helpful links. 
h.         Leonardo DiCaprio-owned production outfit: 
Appian Way 
9255 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 615 
West Hollywood, CA 90069 
Phone: 310-300-1390 
i.          Manager: 
Rick Yorn 
The Firm 
9465 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Fl. 
Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2605 
Phone: 310-860-8000 
j.          Publicist: 
Ken Sunshine 
Ken Sunshine Consultants, Inc. 
149 Fifth Ave., 7th Fl. 
New York, NY 10011 
Phone: 212-691-2800 
k.         Attorney: 
Steve Warren 
Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Sloane & Richman 
450 N. Roxbury Dr., 8th Fl. 
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 
Phone: 310-271-8777 
Needs of taking a National approach as Healthy Multiples 
6.         Will we be able to represent ourselves as Healthy Multiples 
a.         Where do we start? 
b.         Ask the question, "Why should we gain/reach for personal or public attention?" And as individuals, as a group, or both? 
c.          What worthwhile stance are we taking on presenting issues? 
d.         What is the process of gathering talking points? 
e.         Will we be able to guide or sway a national audience attention toward a better, sounder understanding or comprehension of Multiples - especially, those Multiples hiding in fear of danger? 
f.          What does being a "we" really mean? 
g.         Have we all read Billy's book, the original script, or other books/resources that would support our collective knowledge bank? 
h.         Why is it important to consider Multiples as sane? 
i.          How does communication, conversation and dialogue help right social wrongs or inequities 
j.          How do we best right the wrong of social imbalances or assist others who are fighting against the odds?   
k.         Are we each responsible/accountable for others?  For our own people, or as external people in support of other externals?  Soup lines?  
l.          As a Multiple it is much easier to say, of course, Multiplicity is real - not so much for many singletons. 
m.        At which point does the Multiple find it "easier to understand at least enough to not be so frightened/shocked/confused" by themselves or their communities anymore? 
n.         Should some of us be responsible to teach/learn from others, is it an obligation, duty, and/or gift to assist others having actual problems?  How do we best share good and bad and everything in-between as hopeful? 
o.         Are we going to be accountable to contradict the majority of falsehoods, doubts, disbeliefs, rumors, rejections, oversimplifications, and jokes put "out there" especially by non-Multiples? 
p.         Can we assist in creating/developing a further "Multiple Story" that is more "upbeat?" 
q.         Who do we meet with or where do we go to help ourselves maintain selves and healthy boundaries during the "outside world" processes we seem to be moving toward? 
r.          Is it ok that we are just continuing to develop our own sense of us while exposed to others that want us "to know what's going on" and still come out so we're always "enabling ourselves in the process of taking care of ourselves" first and foremost? 
s.          How do all of us handle the essential problems of criminals? 
t.          Can we gain the support of not only Multiples, but as well singletons with experience or desire for experience? 
u.         Is just "being a Multiple" still an issue?  The issue? 
v.         Is there anything more simplistic as people needing/wanting to give support when others need support, especially when they are feeling frail and the former is feeling stronger and more able? Love thy neighbor? 
w.        Will the process of making or viewing the movie enable others to question healthy Multiplicity positively so they too can advocate, help or support others Multiple or not? 
x.         How do we best utilize the Davey and Goliath affect addressing Multiplicity with the public? 
y.         If there were compensation for our support, could we agree to funnel it all back into the cause of "Plural Activism." 
z.          How important is it to get healthy/normal singleton's to buy in/take ownership and take responsibility for issues that may seem initially just for Multiples?  How about abusers?   
aa.       What are the abusers' responsibilities after the affect? 
bb.       What are the roles of "the Press?" 
7.         Positives Press for the group 
a.         Opportunity to study Multiplicity (as knowledge) through the processes of - 
                      i.            seeing the film ACR come into fruition,  
                     ii.            watching it develop its new hold on what becomes its own "cultural hold/stance."  
b.         Taking part in a healthy and safe process of advocacy or support for those interested. 
c.          Taking an interest/commitment in debate/conversation in strength of Multiplicity. 
d.         Personal growth as individuals and the ability to be expressive. 
e.         How do we best support our leadership? And, the foot soldier ants? 
f.          Gaining an abundancy of new and positive ideas and comradery by working through group processes. 
g.         Gaining opportunities to develop and express a multitude of thoughts or series of positive thinking processes. 
h.         Is there accessible research being done on healthy Multiplicity? 
i.          Lessons in not devaluating our sense of self-esteem, sense of purpose, or feelings that we are bothering others. 
j.          Opportunities for Heroism through active participation in looking for and finding new insights. 
k.         Learning it is ok to be different or in contributing individual strengths. 
l.          Validating a "cause" by becoming free and active participants either in foreground or the background. 
m.        Should we start a collection of important links we will be utilizing to connect an online presence? 
n.         It’s a given that natural human nature can sparkle and shine including us in accepting new personal and professional roles? 
o.         Learning to understand more on internal systems of Multiplicity and on external "Outside Systems (legal/institutions)." 
p.         Pass on the message we aren't "gorillas eating babies" or as criminals and monsters - all in need of being controlled/dominated 
q.         How do healthy Multiples present themselves best to the Professional community while teaching them we can empower ourselves, though assistance is sometimes very nice. 
r.          Are all professional people the same? 
s.          Could knowledge of us lead to better communication and being perceived less threateningly? 
8.         Negative Press for Multiples 
a.         Is Multiplicity "really" real? 
b.         How does bad press affect "Healthy Multiples" or those trying to be healthy? 
c.          Aren't we all acting the "role of a Multiple" like actor Leonardo DiCaprio? 
d.         Can we avoid being "down-spoken and victimized, "blind ostriches”?” 
e.         Will the movie be sensationalized? 
f.          Richard Ramirez "the Night Stalker murderer" was a Multiple serial killer, but his Multiplicity was later disproven, but he, fiction writers, and others have led people to presuppose it is normal for Multiples to be murderers? 
g.         Deepen feelings of rejection and abandonment causing more Multiples to hide and not get appropriate care, support, validation, or leave them with feelings of being unlovable. 
h.         In front of the press, will we turn on ourselves or each other due to fear or overexposure and lack of focus? Could we sabotage ourselves? 
i.          Will we lose decorum "as a giddy fan" in front of role models and "stars?" Will we be able to stop ourselves from idolatry?   
j.          Would there be a problem with singletons leaving the movie and feeling vulnerable of us/or susceptible/afraid of us as unseen people "hidden" in the crowd or within "our" "private communities" (or thinking incorrectly, we are more intelligent or creative than most and have all the answers and don't need the public)? Or the opposite, we are just "sick" and in need of their sympathy? 
k.         Some professional support people will continue to see the negative side of Multiplicity as non-functioning and suffering. 
l.          "DID is sometimes a narrow diagnosis based on the study of systems who struggle and/or end in conflict with human society." 
m.        "Backward psychology/psychiatry" affects all of us - how do you find positive in studying just the negative? 
9.         Issue #1 - Legal/Court/State Institution - justice/In-justice  
a.         Initial decision in the 70's that a Multiple can be innocent of crime if the crime was committed by "alters." 
b.         What is the legality for a person who is "more than one person?"  Is it different than from a singleton? 
c.          Is Multiplicity or people within the Multiple insane?  Should insanity be punished or rehabilitated, and how? 
                      i.            Taking advantage of the legal/societal system, 
                     ii.            Using Multiplicity as a convenient excuse for only that which feels good to us, 
                    iii.            Taking no responsibility for killing or other felonious crimes, 
d.         Are all criminals "insane" as their crimes are being committed, or is it a matter of diagnosis/evaluation by a psychiatrist or other people with moral compass' as in asking, "Did he know what he was doing was wrong?" Did he place his hand on the Bible?  Trust?  Hope? 
e.         When does a criminal cross the line where his inward thoughts lead to negative behaviors and actions, and he is no longer just the product or influence of perhaps a poor upraising, or an aggressive husband?  Free will? 
f.          What happens to the safety of a system if they are in chaos?  Is there protections from Mental health systems or professionals?  Society?  Can we find and then reach "safety" before causing damage to ourselves or others? 
g.         Can some Multiple systems hide criminals within themselves such as families often hide their family members?  Boundaries?  Preservation of a single unit? 
h.         What happens when Multiples really don't know the activities of others within themselves? Active memory blocks? 
i.          Does Maslow's hierarchy of needs effect poor criminal decision making such as "the case of personal survival?"  Or, is the criminal basis greed and revenge?  Or, perhaps cruelty and lack of empathy?  Or, even self-discipline? Is there actual mental disorder?  Does it stop and start for all individuals? 
j.          Are penal systems better at hiding criminals from society than solving issues and problems?  Is this a part of "the throwaway culture" we live in?  Does our penal system make people worse than when they started? 
k.         Is legality an issue of black and white, good and evil, or right and wrong? 
l.          Are legal punishments better at breaking emotional spirits of human beings rather than rehabilitation to again one day be alive in an appropriate forgiving community? 
m.        There is a book out in 2014 by Dr. Naira R. Matevosyan called, "Dissociative Identity Disorder in the Courtroom:  A Guide to Forensic Testimony."  Will this be a good guide?  Insightful?  
10.       Issue #2 - General Public "individual and group externals" perception of Multiplicity 
a.         Giant Steps? Baby Steps? 
b.         What systems of change will people need to render a valid or valuable judgment or interpretation of Multiplicity? 
c.          Are there values and/or downsides to "public opinion?" 
d.         What is the deepening effect of traditional prejudice, stereotyping and fear of those who are different?  Lack of tolerance? 
e.         No matter how careful and sensitive the movie people are, people are still going to feel fear and danger of Multiples because they don't know how we think. Is there a cure for this? 
f.          How possible is it that we are all, to some degree, Multiples?  Would it matter in our responses to one another?  Is it a matter of being covert or overt? 
g.         Are Multiples basically the same as Singletons?  Do we all still bleed red blood? 
h.         Could Multiples become further distraught and buried within themselves due to society’s rejection of Multiplicity? 
i.          It is very feasible people don't want to learn and understand, but rather they come for morbid sensationalism?  
j.          Sometimes it seems, people just want an “easy-out” black and white solution to what they consider societal problems that are in part due to authority, power, or structural imbalances such that occur in politics, business, religion, or war. 
k.         We can't get rid of all the bad thinking because it is so well-based in untruths and dichotomies not well thought out.  Can we help? 
l.          Are there things that are beneficial, useful to learn about people with Multiplicity? 
11.       What other Issues will arise? 

Ann Garvey:Aynetal3 authored this work, but the outline is her synthesizing correspondences between members of the Yahoo Group, "Plural Activism."  The contributing members of this particular outline were the members Jazz:Oure Gaiya, Anja Na, Jay:Astraea and ourselves