Nearly all the world's political and religious systems atempt to convince their supporters that there is or would be less human waste under their rule than any other. The rhetoric of salvation, of saving this person or that country makes the point plain enough. Further, they attempt to mask the fact of waste, which is of course abundantly present on every hand in the natural world, and all its component parts, including the human world. This attempt routinely fails, so intense is the human conviction of loss, of waste, so it has proved necessary for all such systems to contain a category of the "Lost", into which believers can project all others. Hence Hell. This realistic touch makes the grand fictions of mankind more plausible, and is perhaps the only reason that they have any enduring power at all.