Writing and the Government Don’t Leave It to the Experts
I’m not against experts, but experts can be wrong and some of the experts I have dealt with refuse to admit they have ever been wrong. It’s bad for business when an expert admits he made a mistake.
One day as a kid my dad bought me a comic book. That was a big thing. Unlike many authors, there were not many books in my childhood home. There was no local library and the books that I got were read to death.
It was a Legion of Superhero comic book, in the 1960s this was set in the Superboy universe. I don’t know if superman has a childhood now a days. Since he’s been promoted to godhood would he have a childhood? They rewrote his story line in the movies.
Superboy would travel to the future to pal around with a group of young superheroes. In this future the world government is run by a robot brain and scientist. Something that was a hold over from the 1940s and 50s. The brain (what we would call a computer) was fooled by the villains to outlaw the young superheroes. Makes since, the superheroes have super powers and could kill people. The parents, of the super heroes, were law abiding, so no using your powers, no dressing up in costumes and no getting together, it’s the law.
Side note, the young superheroes had an amulet that they used as a cell phone to talk to each other since they could not get together. Cheap plot device, but it was suppose to be advanced technology that no one else had. Who in the 1960s would believe that 50 years later everyone would have a pocket phone.
The US government is on the verge of the same thing, handing the running of the government to experts. Politicians seek experts for guidance. Those experts work for lobbyist and big companies, which is a conflict of interest.
So the rich and powerful people just have to buy experts instead of politicians. That leaves the ordinary people being governed without a voice.
Another big problem with computers, scientist or experts running the government, experts are not always right. Long Term Capital hired the best in the world, including Nobel prize winners, and it went broke. Expert told the California that a new style of teaching reading would save the state tons of money. The experts would not admit they were wrong, it had to be the teachers, until they were over ruled when for several years the state tied for last place in national reading scores.
From what I read on the net, the experts at Disney corp have messed up Star Wars for long time fans of the movies and universe. They are not making the money they projected. After three movies they have not changed, the experts refuse to admit they were wrong. The experts at Disney broke the mythos of Star Wars to attract new viewer. They alienated the long time fans. I’m waiting for a reboot of the Star Wars series with a new better look Luke, that what the people making Marvel movies would do.
Will the new US government depend on experts that will break the myth of the United States to attach the younger population (voters)? Is the old way that has worked for over 200 years going to be thrown out? If they make a mistake will they admit it. I don’t think they will ever admit they were wrong. The real world doesn’t work like many experts believe.
Stay strong, write on, and hang on for a wild ride.