I've just asked my wife her opinion about what I should write in this post. Despite being overcome by sleep, she has valiantly volunteered some suggestions: strikes, her beautiful hair, mince and dumplings and annoying phone calls. All of which are wonderful, though not normally the sort of things I write about. But change is good right? After all, if I've withered on about anything it's the importance of fully emerging yourself in an experience, fully... Dammit!
So strikes. Well it's clear to me that these are completely unacceptable. It is a classic example of small groups of people seeking to dictate to the rest of society. I mean we all have to work and that means doing things we don't like, so why do people think they are different? Just because your working conditions are threatened, your organisation is fundamentally changed, or your ability to do your job is diminished, why does that give you the right to impinge on the rights of other people who have to go about their business as usual? It's not as if a strike will change the assumptions of society, or help publicise a debate which is criminally ignored by the rest of us, as it doesn't affect us; hardly!
Who in their right mind believes we could possibly be affected by taking an outmoded communications system into private ownership - it's not like the right to post a letter is a human right! I mean nobody writes a letter anymore - so who cares how much a stamp costs! I for one am delighted by the idea of a group of private citizens and corporations having control over the postal infrastructure by which the old, the poor and the isolated are kept connected to the rest of society. After all, as we are only as strong as our weakest links, it's best we cut them off completely.
As for education, surely it only matters that we can clear children out of the way for the day, so we can get on with our own jobs - and that we can say how well the little darlings are doing by some clear method of distinguishing the best from the worst by levels, or marks or colours or something - I don't care what, I just need to know my Tommy is blue, whilst Sherri is green, and that blue is better! I don't mind at what - so long as its core, and will lead to a job. Oh, and they should be top of those league table things - I mean the best are always at the top aren't they, it's not exactly rocket science is it!?
Phew! Oh yes, her hair is beautiful, mince and dumplings is brill, and phone calls are often annoying; not all assumptions need to be challenged, but some really do.
Think that about covers it.