Wednesday, April 23, 2008

nothing to blog about

the toilets in the Whitley Detention Centre are either very well-maintained or they are spanking new.

The following paragraphs are extracted from here:

11. However, we should not encourage a culture where officials and Ministers resign whenever something goes wrong on their watch, regardless of whether or not they are actually to blame. That would be the easy way out. It may temporarily appease an angry public, but it will not fundamentally solve the problem.

The temporarily appeasement will feel so nice though. Can we get them to donate their bonuses instead? Haha, that won't be so bad either.

12. The basic issue is whether the person is culpable. If so, we must act against him, however senior his position. But if he is not at fault, then we must have the moral courage to state so, and support him. This way, everybody within the organisation can be confident that when something goes wrong, they will not be sacrificed for political expediency.

That's right. Witch-hunts -An investigation carried out ostensibly to uncover subversive activities but actually used to harass and undermine those with differing views. Mass hysteria, moral panics and mob-mentalities. When you've got this government supporting you, you will not be culpable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

so much discrepency, between different government agencies, between those in power and those at the bottom of the foodchain.