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A few things stick out as we close out 2014, and I need to write about them.  This is one of them, and it seem to be a big one:

Any organization, private or government, that cannot or will not take criticism, is doomed to fail.

Take North Korea.  It doesn't like Sony's The Interview movie.  I won't go into details, but I wouldn't be suprised if North Korea hired a group to strip Sony bare... which pissed off numerous other groups as well. It doesn't take much to piss off a band of bored hacking mercenaries, which is why North Korea's Internet connection is very intermittent.

The thing is, while the movie is a flop here, it's going gangbusters over in China... and North Korea. So much so that North Korea's government is going ape-BALSA-WOOD trying to block it from coming in.  North Korea's government is effectively making the movie, which is classed as a comedy, look more like a dramatized documentary.  That's not how you handle a movie like that.

I'm not sure how North Korea is going to survive in my time now.  The Korean War (currently at a stalemate) may be decided by the Internet for South Korea, without any country lifting a finger.


Date: 2015-01-25 08:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] furry fiesta sola (from
Hey there! Saw your livejournal link through your twitter account. Thought I'd leave a comment here to say that I agree with what you're saying. Criticism is absolutely necessary. Sometimes, though, the kind of criticism also counts.

Still, when it comes to smaller issues of criticism across individuals and smaller organizations, I'm a big believer that negativity is best dealt with with positivity. Instead of tearing people down, I believe in building others up. You get criticized, use the publicity to bring attention to people that need it.

Any issue, individual, or organization big enough will have haters that cannot be satisfied with any response, of course. It's best to ignore those. Matching their strategy rarely works out, it just gives fuel for moderates to turn against you.

Here's hoping North Korea comes tumbling down in our lifetimes, as well. Prost.


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