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Culture of Industry Failure: Where Failure Is Profitable

Updated on August 29, 2011

What is a Culture of Industry Failure?


A culture of industry failure is a process where a given industry profits, expands, promotes and exists from failures and shortcomings that are within general society. The motifs of the failures don’t matter. The failures can be genuine, perceived or even manipulated by the industry itself. Regardless, the industry could only survive if it deliberately fails in its objectives. The industry is often parasitic in nature, having to leech onto its host in order to feed itself, but at the same time must delicately balance its in take so to not kill the host.

There are many industries in the continental United States that I would classify as industries that actively promote failure. Let's take a look at the top five major industries:

5. Finance

The survival and necessity of financial industries depend on economic upswings and downswings. If the economy where to see nothing but gradual improvement at the rate of inflation, the financiers would have no way of making money and thus would be out of the job. Financiers make money through speculative means by buying low and selling high. So in order to succeed, ironically enough, they must first be allowed to fail. If the economy is bear and shows steady growth for a prolonged period of time, history shows that many financiers will go out of their way to artificially create and manipulate an economic crisis. This is required so their generation of current financiers will have buying opportunities, in which they hope to one day turn into a profit. The danger with this "creative destruction" is that in some cases’ financiers can overcompensate the downturn, essentially killing the host and then killing themselves by inadvertently creating an economic bubble.

Although such an industrial process comes across as the spawn of Satan, understand that finance is a benevolent giant compared to the next four industries I'm about to introduce. At the very least with finance, they're required to have a net worth of success. The bottom swing must always be less harsh than the upper swing in order to turn a profit. In addition, unlike generations before you, thanks to technological means such as the Internet, you too can play this game to help protect yourself.

Regardless, parasitical finance will always have a devastating impact for those who are victims of bad timing by simply being born in the wrong years. If you emerge into adulthood exactly at the time elite financiers decide to manipulate a major economic downturn, you'll more than likely have a standard of living much lower than that of the previous generation.

4. Mental Health "Industry"

More accurate terms would be to call the industry "The Centre of Eugenics." This industry thrives and survives off coming up with as many creative diagnoses as possible for the entire human population. Suffice to say, anyone who deviates slightly from a prescribed corporate norm is possibly subjugated to the wrath of this industry. The industry actively sees man and his emotions as a flawed creation, and seeks to endlessly point out our numerous deficiencies in what is essentially our natural biological order. Rather than ask how to help mankind, the mental health industry asks "what is wrong with mankind?" Research, resources and dollars are being constantly churned into the industry with the very goal of discovering more and more perceived flaws in humanity. In the world of the mental health industry, failure is actively sought out, promoted, and in some cases, accepted and cherished.

The socialized medicine industry functions deliberately in such a fashion that only enough funding/support to maintain the patient is required, rather than actually helping the said person. By maintaining the patient and not actually taking measures to solve the issue at hand, the industry stands to profit by keeping the individual in perpetual check. The industry even goes out of its way to lock out family and friends from the means of support, convincing and arguing that only the mental health industry is qualified for treating the emotional well being of a human.

Of course, like all parasitical industries in nature, mental health can overcompensate. Our growing suicide rate amongst our youth is a testament to that very fact

3. The Military-Industrial Complex

Profitability for the military-industrial complex thrives off of failure. Ask yourself why has the United States, despite its vast firepower, has lost so many wars since WWII? As much as we would like to think it's for "feeling good" political reasons, the true cause is money. There is very little money to be made in winning a war soundly, and there is nothing but losses in getting defeated swiftly.

How the military industrial complex makes money is through long and drawn out wars. A war of attrition costs more in military resources than a swift campaign. Losing a war of attrition is preferable than winning a war of attrition. The military-industrial complex loves to hear news of America losing a long war. Why? Because if you lose a long drawn out war, not only do you line your pockets for several years, but you can convince the government you need yet additional funding. Whereas if you had won the war, the government may conclude the military doesn't need additional funding.

Of course, going to war is always risky, and I don't need to explain how a miscalculated military venture by the military-industrial complex can lead to a complete annexation of the host.

2. Big Pharmaceutical

An industry that would cease to exist all together if we actually took the time and money to research cures for various diseases. Without a doubt, big pharmaceutical companies are the definition of industries that thrive off our misery.

Pharmaceutical companies work in close collusion with all of the previous industries I have mentioned. They work in close collusion with the mental health industry as this allows pharmaceutical companies to create more and more drugs for more and more illnesses that are manufactured. They work in close contact with the military-industrial complex as a means for procuring the raw materials to create drugs.

Not only do the pharmaceutical drugs do nothing to cure any diseases, but often the drugs cause adverse side effects. The side effects are so drastic, that the drug should be classified as a complete failure and removed from the shelves, instead the side effects allow doctors to prescribe even more drugs to counter the side effects. Eventually, a person can have dozens of drugs to counter string after string of side effects, yet even more money for the pharmaceutical companies, all made possible by a chain of failure after failure.

Much like the industries before, big pharmaceutical isn't a stranger to miscalculation. Many people have died as a result to these toxic drugs.

Big pharmaceuticals’ allegiance with mental health and the military is tame compared to her greatest ally of all. This industry, which I will feature next, is the epitome of failure. This industry is the "top head" if you will of the five headed chimera. This industry is what "glues it all together" and makes the other four industries possible. And just what that industry is may surprise you . . .


1. Education

From the moment you step foot in a classroom, you need to understand that the goal of a general education is to make a person hopelessly average at best. This is how the system works: We need workers. Often we need more workers than employers. School is designed to make you a worker. Deliberately, the goal of school is to slot you under a few "chosen people," who in all honesty, receive a different lesson plan than you do. The education system seeks satisfaction in mediocrity, and rewards both students and teachers for falling within that carefully confined box.

Once you reach post secondary level, the culture of failure peaks. The colleges make more and more money when you fail, spending more time taking classes, than when you succeed. If you can't find a job after graduating college because the system hasn't prepared you adequately for the workplace, you may go back to school getting a master's degree, yet more money for the colleges. The colleges do their best to circumvent democracy and fool people into believing they need college in order to succeed. The colleges are meticulous to target people such as politicians and employers to ensure that this perception becomes a reality. By creating a gateway cast system, where every person is required to go to college in order to secure a job, the colleges stand to make more money through divides and conquer. The cast system is deliberately created so half the populace can be slotted into a permanent underclass, constantly chasing the college dream, going in and out of college without the realization that the game is rigged against them. This creates yet another steady revenue stream for the colleges. The government insures the colleges that it will pay anything to see this mission through. College is a special business that doesn't have to worry over finance, whether or not loans can be repaid, nor the value or costs of its products. There is nothing in the natural forces of economics to stop colleges from charging a million-dollar tuition in the near future.

Education is a close ally of all the industries I mentioned above. Education is the "Lord of the Rings" if you will, that closely binds them. Big pharmaceutical and mental health love how education classifies and categorizes people as losers. Big pharmaceutical and mental health then gather up such disenfranchised people. People love to hear how a disease of some sort is hurting them rather than a flaw in the system. This helps keep the divide and conquer system intact. This also helps absolve the education system of all responsibility. Colleges love when the finance system creates artificial booms and busts. During a boom, colleges can advertise how people can get 100K salaries out of school pursuing such and such college degrees. During busts, they can advertise how college makes a "great refuge" against the faltering economy. This is yet more money for the colleges. Finally, colleges can always make use of G.I. bill funding when soldiers return home all but to find out they're segregated against, and even feared, because they didn't go to college and fought in combat. This is yet more money for the colleges. The burdening costs of higher education, and using the military as a means to alleviate such costs, presents an unofficial draft rate for the military to use young people to fight their wars.

The education industry knows that the greatest profit comes from creating a cult. And a cult that you can never achieve or succeed is the greatest profit of all. People are literally shelling out hundreds of thousands for college, without a second thought, because they believe it will bring them closer to God. College/education is an industry that is formulated chasing a failed dream. This is the gravest failure of all.

Education is the most efficient parasite of all. This parasite tactfully only feeds upon your mind, leaving your body perfectly intact. Eventually, as your mind gets slowly devoured away in a stupor, you may no longer even possess the intellect to know what is wrong. The parasite will feed upon you until the end of your natural life. The parasite even has the ability to contagiously pass onto your kids, feeding upon your family until the end of times.

-Donovan D. Westhaver


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    • Timothy Donnelly profile image

      Timothy Donnelly 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      To add a line of humour to your Mental Health point, the TV sitcom Fraser had a joke about having rich patients that "never got better" ...

      - But the Education thing is one that I must argue about somewhat ... Nobody anywhere can have the same full "learning" experience by just reading books and stuff and talking to people (online or wherever). The grouping of minds in a venue of omni-directional pursuit is the best by far means of spurring intellect; brainstorming in a sometimes competitve atmosphere brings out the best, and if lead expertly by the instructor, can forge bright new ideas and can indellibly ingrain other, already proven ones. The piece of paper stating that one has graduated is then less valuable than the experience itself, or any incurred financial debt. A University or College education is well worth the price, IMO.

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      Timothy Donnelly 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      What about the Insurance Industry? Everybody "needs" insurance, don't they? Not that there's anything wrong with that. Actually, all five of your points involve a type of insurance "pitch".

      Interesting article. People best think things through before they break out the cheque book.


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