There are various level of indirection in
engineering; we can force materials into shapes
which can be used to apply superior force to
superior materials and so on down to the final
products, which defy hand-tooling techniques and
Then along came Social Engineering.
The reasoning went,"We can 'change' people to
make them 'better'."
The reasoning was specious.
The reasoning hid a multiplicity of evils.
The reasoning contained no real reasoning.
These are the ethics of the situation.
See the next post on why whacking people over the
head will fail...