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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 1347!!!

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UPDATED NEW QUOTE BY ULDIS SPROGIS 923!!!

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THE TRUTH ABOUT EPISODE*

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Episode: n. a subset(s) of a group(s) of events

An episode is really a relatively small sample of all the things which can happen in your life or the lives of others.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BIGOT+

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Bigot: n. a human who is devoted to intense biases and prejudices based mostly on generalizations about (a human(s) and/or a group(s)) and/or a nation(s)

A bigot hates certain ethnic groups, nations as a whole, and humans such as homosexuals and maybe even all women or all men.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT GOVERNMENT*

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Government: n. controlling a political (territory and/or possession(s)) and/or group(s)

You can inaccurately say that you govern rather than just control your own behavior or your offspring behavior. Government usually controls to some extent a group(s) of humans, has control over certain possessions, and has jurisdiction over a bounded territory(s). Most governments have enforced rules and regulations or laws which apply to a territory(s) and its inhabitants.

The major complaints about government are that it is too bureaucratic or inefficient, has too many unjust laws, is corrupt, and is unresponsive to the true needs of the governed.

Government’s true purpose is to protect its citizens from external aggression, criminals, and environmental pollution. It is also increasingly apparent that it must provide a safety net for the destitute and also unemployed in a job poor environment and provide emergency medical care for those who can’t afford the medical insurance.

Maintaining the infrastructure such as roads, bridges, water, and electricity are important but even more important is protecting wilderness areas for future generations as a safety net of healthy plants and animals when irresponsible use of technology has polluted the food supply to the point where it is no longer healthy for human consumption.

An immoral government with immoral citizens is the biggest threat and a large potential threat of chaos in the foreseeable future. A secular moral code should really be taught all impressionable young minds in school so that they grow up to be law abiding citizens interested in promoting a just moral government. Trying to govern citizens without a moral backbone is mission impossible and it should be no surprise that almost a quarter of the US population is struggling with “mental illness” and leading dysfunctional social lives with offspring being the primary victims of family breakdowns.

Except in emergency situations-don’t destroy biodiversity, don’t lie, don’t be inefficient, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery if married, and don’t murder. Religion traditionally ensured a moral citizenry to some extent and their replacement psychologists and psychiatrists are doing a terrible job trying to teach moral behavior to the secular citizenry with relativistic situation ethics where almost any behavior can be justified and is accepted.

The only true hope of reducing corruption in government is a moral citizenry and until we create a moral society again there is a serious possibility that a tyrannical government will take over to stop a future descent into anarchy. Just democracies are only possible with peaceful moral exchanges between its citizens and once the exchanges are no longer moral a peaceful just democracy is no longer possible.

The growing welfare class and gradual destruction of the middle class means that there must be a radical change in the welfare system or the remaining working class will become the slaves of the welfare class leading to inevitable bankruptcy. My book CHANGES IN WELFARE LAWS and JUSTICE outline the future legal changes which will have to be made to ensure the continuation of a just vital democracy. Constitutional changes are also necessary in the long duration and I have written about those too if you are interested.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT HOLACRACY*

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Holacracy: n. system of organizational governance where authority and/or a decision(s) is distributed in selforganizing teams and/or groups rather than a standardized leadership hierarchy but the system is still hierarchical in nature

Excluding micromanaging bosses from an organization seems foolhardy unless rules are established for how to deal with indecisiveness or circumstances where there are two or more alternatives and no one in the group seems to know which the better alternative is. A boss would usually take responsibility for making such a decisive decision but who in a group is the responsible one when decisions are deadlocked?

One possible solution is to elect by popular consensus a deadlock breaker who may have seniority or more experience with similar projects from the group or team itself. Responsibility may be rotated depending on the success or failure of the previous deadlock breaker and a new temporary ultimate decision maker can be once again elected voluntarily by a majority consensus of the team or group.

Within the team or group flexibility is possible and the one with the most successful experience on the assigned task, seniority, or persuasive speech may be the one chosen to break deadlocks where a majority consensus is not always possible.

Zappos is trying a complex holacracy system and I hope that they achieve their goal of better managing the business with such a leadership approach but I doubt it will work because it is too complex and anarchic.

It is organized into a primary authority Anchor circle or group connected to many super circles or groups which in turn are connected to sub circles or groups. The structure seems logical enough because it is based on the set and subset logical structure. The partner or the lead link are in fact team or group leaders with a subset of core circle members with more power than non core circle members. There are further representatives such as the facilitator mainly in charge of elections, a rep link, secretary, and a process auditor.

All of this is terribly confusing and there is no firm standard for hiring or firing personnel. Another major flaw in the system is that there is no clear proposal for satisfying customer needs and wants upon which the whole organization depends financially.

A further flaw is what if two or more super circles need the assistance of the same sub circle or group? Does each super circle form its own sub circle group or do they wind up sharing the services of the sub circle group? And who is in charge of determining who gets priority help from the sub circle group or groups?

To simplify the Zappos structure you essentially need team leaders for each circle or group who determines who does what work and when and keeps communications open between circles or other groups with team leaders. The team leader may also make decisions about the budget of a given project with the assistance of an auditor specialist in charge of how much anything will cost. The team leader would also be in charge of hiring, promoting, and firing personnel based on performance on the task or tasks.

The only difference may be that the team leader may be replaced if he doesn’t do a good job by a consensus election of team members which determines who the next team leader will be either from inside the team or external to the team. Another handicap in consensus leadership is that the meetings are very time consuming and frankly boring to attend where seldom anything of great importance happens.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ORGANIZATIONS+

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Organization: n. trying to achieve a common goal(s) with a group(s) of humans

If you want to have a larger impact on society then join an organization of like minded individuals. There are professional, business, charitable, religious, educational, and political organizations which are trying to spread their viewpoints and are impacting society in the process.

The media is also impacting society by promoting certain points of view and  writers are involved in the process. There is a concentration of power in the hands of fewer and fewer media experts as newspapers, magazines, and radio is rapidly declining in popularity and a diversity of opinion on topics is what suffers in the process.

Yes, the diversity of opinion still exists on the internet but mass media is increasingly becoming homogenized and pushing basically the same propaganda to the gullible public and seldom coming up with real solutions to our political, economic, and educational problems.

The biggest problem is one of size or bigness of media, banks, business, unions, and government which functions very inefficiently with too many special interest laws which create great injustice in society and suppress the equal opportunity to thrive in society. Concentration of wealth in fewer and fewer hands or powerful organizations is what prevents just solutions to problems for those starting out fresh in life. Most of the good things in life have been claimed by special interests and they are determined to see to it that their privileged or monopoly status does not change.

Bigness corrupts morality and investigative reporting by the press which potentially can bring about accountability and reform is almost non existent in the mass media. Whistleblowers are ruthlessly suppressed and not protected and this creates considerable fear in those wishing to expose immorality to the general public.

Politicians have always been deceptive saying one thing and doing the exact opposite or in effect lying to the public. More and more political immorality is being tolerated and squeaky clean reputations are no longer demanded from them. Political campaigns are frequently examples of gutter politics designed to bring out hateful feelings about opponents and ad campaigns present outright lies to be consumed by the emotionally biased public.

The real problem is the moral decay of secular society which is being reflected in the moral decay of the leadership. It seems that fewer and fewer are outraged by lies and have come to accept them as a fact of modern day living.

The secular moral education and useful technological education necessary for the 21st century is not being taught to the vast majority of citizens and the result is that the future of the nation is in jeopardy. A nation comprised of mostly brainwashed, submissive, socially handicapped, poor humans is what I foresee as a plausible future.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ASSOCIATION***

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Association: n. interacting with a human(s) for a common goal(s)

Whom do you associate with? Are you associating with the right crowd or group of individuals or are you stuck in a rather dysfunctional group which is handicapping you in your life? The humans who you surround yourself with will frequently determine how much success you will have in your life. If you are associating with the proverbial losers then the prospects for your life are not that good.

Whatever your interests there is probably an association, club, or organization which is trying to promote what you like. Join the association and connect with like minded humans to your mutual benefit.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CUSTOMS***

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Custom: n. a similar habitual behavior(s) done by a group of two or more people but the group is frequently as large as an ethnic group or a nation

Customs are the common or similar habits of a group of humans which may be as small as a family or it can be as large as a nation or group of nations.

Celebrating the fourth of July may be a United States custom but there are still very many in the nation who do not celebrate it so that not all customs are practiced by every member of a relatively large group. The smaller the group, the more probable it is that more than a majority practice the custom.

Eating certain foods, dressing in national attire, singing folk songs, telling folk tales or stories, and practicing a certain religion used to make regional customs rather unique.

Today with so many having international exposure and the internet playing such a major role in transforming cultures, local and national customs are either dying out or being assimilated or transformed by humans worldwide.

The quest for newness may overwhelm humans who will be trying out new foods, new fashions, new songs, new movies, and new products. Commonly held customs will become so diverse that there will be little left of national identities all replaced to some extent by an international mass culture.

A global community sharing similar customs is still pretty far off into the future and some Muslims are violently resisting globalized mass culture.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT OSTRACISM

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Ostracism: n. excluding from a group which may just be no communication with a group

Ostracism is frequently a group excluding one or more humans from participating in the group. If you exclude a human from your life and want nothing to do with them or avoid them as much as possible then you are really making a personal decision to ostracize a human from your life.

Being a member of a group is important as a teenager and whether you fit in means that you believe what the group does and participate in things approved by the group. This cliquishness is an example of herd instinct and is one of the major reasons for prejudice and discrimination in this world against other ethnic, religious, and cultural groups and the humans coming from them.

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