Start with everyone not smart enough to brown nose. There will not be that many; but, those people have no sense of survival anyway.
Second, set up a bridge to a safe area for the right people to gather. The correct people must answer three random questions. Reference Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail. Exactly what is you favorite color anyway?
Joe sounds like a bureaucratic type of soul. You could find out what he means by people. We might not fit the standard definition. Of course, you run the risk of being treated like cockroaches. At best, we might gain enough time for us to depopulate on our own while his superiors decide how to handle the issue. Bureaucratic types loves it when things go away on their own. I know he has superiors. Anyone that loses a file has superiors. Superiors never admit losing files. That is the job of middle management.
I would have to side with the idea of randomness. Any criteria that you use will be inherently bias. If you select by age, it would be descriminating by age. There are old people that are more useful than young people, and vice versa. If you select by illness condition, there are sick people who have ideas and solutions in their head that can save humanity, etc.
For whatever criteria you select, there will be an argument against that criteria. Hence the only right choice is no criteria -- ie randomness.
I understand that randomness does not enhance Darwinism evolution, neither does it impair it. It is neutral. It will take out the good as well as the bad. It will keep the good as well as the bad as well.
I haven't given this great thought cos that is a lot of people to waste. I think we could start on Republican and Coservative supporters, Christian fundamentalists and rabid atheists. Gosh< it would be a hard job.
All telephone solicitor managers. That's right. Not the telephone solicitors; many are young and know not what they do. Just their bosses/managers. Well, then again... Also, any telephone solicitor who has been doing it for more than 5 years.
I'm late picking up this thread, but I love it, so have to comment! I really like Leroy's comment about getting rid of brown-nosers; agree there probably are, if not 6, several billion. Next, find me an older Fiat w/double-overhead cam or an older (smaller), Z -- both manual and I'm sure I can manage to eliminate one of us in the mtns if I try NOT to drive! I'd ask for a Lotus or Isuzu w/Lotus suspension, but I'd never pull it off--the car would let me!
Came back to this, and discovered my comment wouldn't make sense to anyone else; however, I like Alastar's comment (which I'd missed!) since I'm older, and would also point out that, As Far As I'm Concerned, Leroy, "bureaucratic souls" is a horrid oxymoron! Lol!!
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