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    sector morphed into failure by design and that morphed into planning to fail in the political arena under the aegis of the creative distructionists, who argue that, if something is going to fail anyway, it's preferable for the destruction to be controlled, rather than random. It's a variant of the philosophy behind a controlled demolition in which large structures are blown to collapse in place. It's an example of what happens in the real world being idealized and rendered virtual. It's particularly well suited to do-nothing Cons, who, given that the natural condition is one of change, need only obstruct to keep what they have and do nothing further.
    Failure by design keeps politicians in office to "try and try again." Failure is more rewarding, if the object is to persist or save, than success. Success is terminal where failure is on-going.
    The story of Jesus Christ is a good example. His torture and death are played out annually over many weeks; His resurrection hardly gets noticed.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Fri May 17, 2013 at 02:24:24 AM PDT

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