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Re: meritocracy is in fact the problem (Reply)

12.05.2012 03:54 am (UTC)

Re: meritocracy is in fact the problem

Posted by [identity profile] https://me.yahoo.com/a/NgO6flxx0ZboB7dfDM12BDmiGuHRv47U#a7c01
Except in this 'meritocracy', Linus is in the top tier, so /of course/ he and his statements deserve reverence.

perhaps i can express this better another way. there is no meritocracy. meritocracy is something we strive to achieve but never reach, much like any number of other ideals.

we fail and sometimes those failures are ugly, but the fault doesn't lie in our ideals, it lies within ourselves. the ugliness you've seen unfold would still find a way to unfold without meritocracy, people would simply find some other way to justify it.
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