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Monday, March 09, 2009

Large Groups of Humans

Deliver Us From Evil,, is a disturbing documentary that depicts an organization that cannot fail. The Catholic church was organized to promote the christian religion and to perhaps improve the morals of society. What it has become is a highly immoral group of men who do horrible things and protect each other from prosecution. They continue to sell their product, christianity and morality, but they've been outed. For those who choose to open their eyes to reality, the Catholic church is truly a criminal organization.

Something happens to large organizations after they reach a certain level. Banks aren't allowed to fail. Corporations are protected. Think of them as groups of people who got together and started making rules, setting up legal protections and hiring people to advance the cause. Eventually, they reach a certain level. Success. They can't fail. At this point a certain type of person begins to emerge as management material. That person understands that the group must not fail. When enough of these types surround a corporation they begin to protect the organization from any harmful reality. If your church is employing pedophiles who are raping the children of the congregation, you must protect the church from the negative press. When your corporation is losing money, you get creative with the accounting.

Which, of course, brings me to the merger of Merck and Sherring Plough. Their products are meant to make our lives better through chemistry and biology. But they were already big. The problem was that they were not succeeding at making new drugs. They know all about the FDA and fill finish production lines. They are good at many things, but not at creative science. So they merge. They know how to merge. It involves paperwork and meetings. There will be plenty of paperwork and meetings surrounding the merger.

Where will the new improved drugs come from? When large companies fail to develop their pipeline they go to the smaller companies. They must then make decisions that involve millions of company dollars. Decision making becomes more and more beaurocratic. Distancing oneself from accountability while remaining close enough to claim a piece of possible success is an artform. Not a science. The new protectors of Merck/Sherring will have to be very careful yet find replacements for the billion dollar drugs that will be losing patent protection. What will they do? With 90 thousand employees they have plenty of humans working on their cause. What will they do?