Wednesday, 22 June 2011

it is so basic...

beware of cuts in training and education!

Want an example, read this: eight faulty wheels lost since 2009:

I find this unbelievable, dreadful, and incredible offensive; not only because our children might sit in one of those buses or you, or her, him, could be hit by the occasional wheel meeting your windscreen the odd moment. No!

Being part of this society in 2011 anno domini one would think that we have done and are doing enough to avoid such idiotic, simple, yet possibly mortal mistakes to where they become almost declared extinct; what about schooling, training, educating, warning, combined with some brains, some basic thinking? Yes, we did start in caves, but then we made tools that helped us on to where in the end (?) we flew to the moon and challenge nature and even life from all kind of angles.

It seems, now, with post-peak-manhood we seem to be producing stupidity, apathy and lethargy and the ever so efficient I-am-not responsible-crab; we seem to protect our children and in fact everybody to the very edge where the right of self-determination is dissolved by what is called Health and Safety but ends up in a flood of regulations that per se strangle real responsibility in what one is and one does, one wants and one gets.

Now, what did we get here? A "... faulty wheels warning"? It should rather be called "Beware of idiots". Idiots, because not the wheels were faulty! Idiots, because they very obviously did not know what they were doing and what is really frightening probably still have no clue of how to work, use or take advantage of common tools such like wheel-spiders, torque spanners, modern impact wrenches, and whatever is needed to fix a wheel to a bus. Any vehicle! Do we have to start from scratch again?

So, MBPs, MSP, etc. pp.! There are better things to cut or cut back on; it is definitely not education, schooling, training. The call for responsibility for what one is and what one does should also be preserved; I doubt this new "Curriculum for Excellence" is the way forward, but that is another blog some time later.

No, sorry, I am not offensive; it is me who is offended by this level of stupidity and cretinism. It does not help when you have to read in the same article:
And in the audit process there appeared to be a genuine attempt to find out what had gone wrong rather than cover up.

Hello!? Cover up? In the end this is sold to us as a success story. In 2011! In the UK! By man? Help!

Carpe diem!


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