Thursday, November 22, 2018

Lifeboat revisted

All societies are based on rules to protect pregnant women and young children. All else is surplusage, excrescence, adornment, luxury, or folly which can - and must - be dumped in emergency to preserve this prime function. As racial (and species) survival is the only universal morality, no other basic is possible. Attempts to formulate a "perfect society" on any foundation other than "Women and children first!" is not only witless, it is automatically genocidal.  -Robert A. Heinlein

Affiliations circled with black ellipses. A-Pile, high in green. A-Pile, low in blue. B-Pile in orange. C-Pile in pink. Primary reason for A-Pile high and C-Pile are listed.
A-Pile, highest joined with fat, green line. Cuts across all affiliations.
It is only complicated if you make it complicated. Women and children get in unless they are highly toxic.

We use a lot of different ways to describe "authority issues". That can mask the true issue, an inability to accept legitimate authority.

The Navigator is a novel by Morris West that is easy to read and this issue is central to the story.

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