How many of you really know what the chain of command is, be it in the military or a factory manufacturing battery operated dildo’s? Most of us, I dare say, including myself know it, simply as a the neck bone is connected to the hip bone. The hip bone’s connected to the tight bone. The tight bone’s connected to the knee bone that sort of thing. It’s a chain, hardly rocket science, right?
In a military context, the chain of command is the line of authority and responsibility along which orders are passed. Don’t bother yourself with the details, it roughly the same thing. For example, a common soldier who has difficulty carrying out an order is likely to be disciplined for not observing the chain of command if he skips the officer who is in direct command of him and directly appeals to a higher-ranked officer in his chain of command.
The world should in theory hum along quite happily, but what if the chain of command breaks down? What if the system doesn’t work? What if our world spins out of control? Do we break the chain of command? Read the rest of this entry »