Friday, April 3, 2009

in-breeding problems in Michigan

There was a report on local news here that a study of wolves on Isle Royale, a large island well out in Lake Superior, indicates that many have developed bone deformities as a result of in-breeding.

Also in Michigan, there is an island in the Detroit area, where auto executives have been inbreeding for generations. They also have developed deformities, in their comprehension bones. They imagine for example that their high salaries -- which have been determined by other auto executives and industry boards -- are reflective of their usefulness to the corporations and to society. This is a very ugly deformity of judgment.

Some people are bemoaning the loss of Rick Wagoner as CEO of General Motors. Since neither he nor his board of directors had the wits to get him out of there of their own accord, the government forced him out. Now he can go somewhere and get treatment for his inbred deformities of mind and style. I think there is a genetic wrench they can use for that, called a "Good Wrench."

What should be the role of the government in chasing away bad CEOs? Well, I would prefer they behead them, but in the absence of that, having a government with the stones to drive them away -for the protection of the rest of us - seems perfectly acceptable.

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