The Basis of Validity
It seems strange how self-righteous corrupters are. What makes them assume corruption is superior to constructivity? Of course, they don't consider corruption to be corruption; they assume constructivity is corruption.
The way they get that way is by aligning the universe upon themselves. They assume everyone must be like themselves; so everyone has the same problems as themselves. Since they cannot function constructively, no one else must either. Therefore, an alternative is needed and their corruptness is the alternative. Since it is the only realistic alternative in their minds, they are very self-righteous in promoting it.
Corrupters don't understand that a lot of us don't have that problem. It's not a problem in the genetic code; it's an unwillingness to acquire the objective reality necessary to function constructively. Some persons do; some persons don't.
Who then is to say that corruptness is not superior to constructivity? Corrupters firmly believe that it is. They fight over it. The two positions are not equivalents, though the conflicts are often portrayed as two equivalent alternatives. The invalidity of corruption and the validity of constructivity are definable.
Some philosophers make the mistake of drawing the bottom line in terms of the requirements for persisting as indicated by the term survival. Survival is a time based concept without definitive boundaries. Instead, validity needs to be defined in immediate and self-contained terms. The requirements can be framed in terms of self-contradiction. Persons who contradict themselves are inherently wrong.
All corruption is self-contradictory and can be defined in such terms. If, for example, the glory of physics is to be exploited as a religion, it cannot function as science when used as religion. What make physics glorious if it cannot do what it is supposed to be doing? Exploiters of science are dependent upon someone else giving science its exploitable characteristics, which is contradiction.
Constructivity is complex being dependent upon knowledge and rationality. Corrupters don't miss it by just a little ways. Therefore, their corruptness shows up rapidly in their standards. Complexities result in immediate contradictions where there are corruptions.
A large part of constructivity is in removing contradictions, so things work properly. Failing to meet the demands results in contradictions very early on.
Fakery replaces constructivity for corrupters. Fakery never meets demands, so it requires exploitation. Someone else has to solve the problems, while fakes create them.
Constructivity is basically the only justifiable purpose in life, as shown by the fact that corrupters and destroyers always pretend to be constructive. If they assume that constructivity is expected, then it must be the universally required purpose.
Why do corrupters have to convince us that they are constructive? Obviously, because they are not. But they know they are supposed to be; so they lie about it.
But this superficial problem is only the starting point of corruption. It's how criminality works. When it is an adaptation for incompetence, it becomes a cause. A cause builds and increases in complexity.
Power mongers must fight a war against constructivity, because it not only leaves them behind, it requires standards of rationality which expose their incompetence and corruptness. The nonvalidity shows up in the fact that they have to pretend otherwise.