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AdHocSolver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:57 AM
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12. This is the corporate mentality running the country.
In corporate-think, people are merely "inputs", or "assets", or "resources", or "expenses". In the corporate world, you do whatever you can to cut expenses, since that increases profit, and then the executives can justify giving themselves more perks and bonuses.

The corporate mind is the same mind that invented the famous phrase over the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp: "Arbeit Macht Frei". This can be translated as "Work makes you free". So many people were worked to death in the camps, in addition to those who were outright murdered, that the disposal of so many dead bodies become a serious expense and logistics problem. That is when the corporate mind found the solution to be the building of the crematoria.

People should not be surprised at the military's treatment of its soldiers or its veterans. When they were still uninjured and healthy, they could contribute to the "bottom line" so they were considered inputs or resources to be at least minimally cared for. Once they were injured, they became expenses and liabilities and were to be treated accordingly.

If you understand and accept corporate-think, you will understand the logical correctness of the military's treatment of its soldiers.
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