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Old 08-02-2004, 02:27 PM   #6
Jim Saba
Dojo: Mushin Dojo
Location: Deland Florida
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 15
Re: Poll: How important are organizations in aikido? (reply saba )

I understand the need for some organization. If nothing else but to be a piratical solution to day to day happenings. However , any organization is only as good as the people who control it. If the people who control it misuse it, then it really doesn't , matter about rest.

Unfortunately , it seems that any organization that gross over time becomes more and more bureaucratized, and that seems to serve the ruling elite more than the general populous. This generally leads to huge disproportionately that does not have to be legitimate to exist.

There are plenty of examples of this in human history. People seem to be very willing to give up power to others quite readily it seems.

We tend to put certain people on pedestals it seems. It's human nature.

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