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Old 7 May 2018, 11:01
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Yeah, any org not explicitly anti-shitlib inevitably gets subverted.

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Pournelle's Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people":

First, there will be those who are devoted to the goals of the organization. Examples are dedicated classroom teachers in an educational bureaucracy, many of the engineers and launch technicians and scientists at NASA, even some agricultural scientists and advisors in the former Soviet Union collective farming administration.

Secondly, there will be those dedicated to the organization itself. Examples are many of the administrators in the education system, many professors of education, many teachers union officials, much of the NASA headquarters staff, etc.

The Iron Law states that in every case the second group will gain and keep control of the organization. It will write the rules, and control promotions within the organization.
The prime purpose of all those BSA full time professionals is fund raising to cover their salary, not anything to do with scouting. It's that simple.

Also relevant:

https://www.amazon.com/SJWs-Always-L.../dp/9527065682

Also, the rules of scale come into effect. Once something becomes too large, it spirals out of control as "leadership" becomes insulated and protected from the membership. Look at any large corp or the USG for prime examples of this. S/F....Ken M
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