It’s hard to say that you failed because you do the right thing. The right thing are things that lead to successful outcome.
Say someone put gun on your head. Say you know that you can kill him because you have a secret pen gun on your wallet. Yet you didn’t kill that robber. You can’t say you get robbed because you did the right thing. Not killing the robber is the wrong thing.
The same way if your country is unfair, you always have choice. You can leave the country, or you can join the corrupt ranks of the tyrant cronies. Either case you have a choice. We can explain to the mass that too much deviation from meritocratic free market rules is just going to mess us up.
We can tolerate some deviation. However, to a certain extend, once it goes to far, we should consider simply leaving to a more just country or simply take advantage of all the injustice the bad rules do.
Evil are often a necessary counter against another evil. Fairness are simply the right balance between those evil. We humans are the smartest species on this planet. There is nothing smarter beside us, except probably God that most likely will not interfere.
No body can fuck us up unless we first fuck our self up. – Sun Tzu (not exact quotation)
Perhaps the irony of all these greedy selfishness is that quite often the world become a better place not due to morale, but due to greedy selfish capitalistic bastards.
The most productive way to pursue wealth is through capitalism. Now all capitalists in the world will want ALL countries to be richer because the more countries are richer, the more choice all capitalists have.
When that work, wouldn’t that be a victory for freedom and capitalism over all others.
Remember, concentrate on what we want and what we can do and we’ll end up achieving much more.
Maintain perception, or quite often, illusion of fairness, especially when you’re not.
Maintain beliefs favorable to you especially when it’s wrong.
Increase sells, especially if your offers are worthless.
Blame some other guy, especially when they’re innocent.
Getting rid competitors, especially when their offers are better.
Defend your self in the court of public opinion, especially when you’re evil.
Look very smart, especially when the question is way out of your knowledge space.
To look strong when you’re weak.
To look oppressed when you are oppressing others.
So no God is not death. Religion will be here for a very long time.
To think that religion is wrong is understandable. Say I am a perfectly rational being. Seeing all these benefits I too would “pretend” to be religious. Machiavelli would agree. Some people don’t like pretending so they believe their own non sense. Doesn’t seem like a bad strategy.
Of course, when religions are separate than politic, people would realize that they can no longer push people around just by believing crazy stuffs. The cost of believing crazy idea start outweighing the benefit and religions then go out of Denmark.
Good is Evil. Not only being good is a strategic error, it can also be a moral error to for that means sacrificing ones’ self for the sake of other more evil people.
It’s toward our benefit to promote fairness and justice. However, once that doesn’t work out, it’s irrational and unrealistic, to expect anyone, including our self, from behaving well.