SOMETIMES I WISH — sort of — that the word perversion didn’t carry so many negative connotations. For a second or two.

But then I shake myself awake and go: Naaaa.

The Buckley had a saying about that. Any institution not explictly turned to [conservative | libertarian] purposes will eventually be turned to [liberal | progressive | collectivist] purposes.

This is the definition of perversion: the turning of a thing to a purpose other than that for which it was designed.

That needs revision.

Is it a perversion or creative re-purposing to use a screwdriver as a can opener?

Is it a perversion or a creative husbanding of scarce resources to hold together a machine with baling wire, chewing gum, and/or duct tape — if the proper part is not available or is unaffordable?

And you can add your own examples.

But somewhere along the line of that continuum, you cross the line from creativity to perversion. Using the aerospace agency as an outreach facility to stone-age tumblefucks almost definitively illustrates the latter term.

We need desperately to get large numbers of humans living off-earth. That whole don’t-put-all-your-eggs-in-one-basket thing. But there are pathologies, such as collectivism and Islam, that we really do not want to export. Lest the rest of the universe look at us askance and quarantine our whole species.

How do you know they haven’t already?

Point, Dolly. Touché.

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