OBSERVATION

Any object, trivial or not, can be destroyed by process (‘bombing’), or can be controlled by a process (‘boots on the ground’), but procedure can destroy only a trivial object. (cf: Dostoyevsky’s remark about lopping off heads – the summary process of bombing corresponds to lopping off heads, whereas the laborious process of boots-on-the-ground corresponds to the development of ideas.)
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