When the Titanic began to sink into the black Atlantic, the captain had limited control over who survived...reading the ship's manifest, we can identify four general categories of passengers: Rich, Poor, Caucasian, non-Caucasian...we know whose survival rate was the greatest.
However, today the passengers on the US ship-of-state are even more fragmented...in trying to categorize our 300+ millions, we can further sub-divide those four into: the 1% who hold most of the wealth, the educated who live in a socio-economic world of class and culture, the elite who have mastered the instruments of technology, the angry malcontents who attach their anger to everything from reform at home to jihad abroad.
Given this passenger list, who best to save for the further survival of the nation...like the captain of the 1912 Titanic, we can't save everyone...however, the difference is today's captains now have the capacity to actually pre-select...how? consider the many carefully unpublished methods available now 100 years later, such as genetic engineering, population control, public healthcare planning, not to mention the uncharted everyday hospital decisions at deathbeds.
No, you won't find any written user manuals for these.... but in our days of algorithms and supercomputers, what the mind of man [both good and not so good] can imagine, can also be achieved.
Cue Rod Serling....!
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