“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968


Thursday, 31 January 2013

All change down the nick.

       
Social mobility is just another name for social climbing. There is nothing wonderful, or even particularly interesting. about ex trolley dollies shoe-horning their daughters into the Royal Family and it's a well known fact of working life that the senior manager who has come up from the shop floor is probably a bigger bastard than the chinless wonder given a leg up by their dad's mates - a bigger bastard and far less prone to having the wool pulled over their eyes as well. For all of this we reserve a grudging respect for the boss who at least understands what the job is about. The Business School educated suit with no knowledge of anything but the black art of "management" and the esoteric skills of writing, and claiming to make sense of, jargon laden "reports" has taken over almost every area of working life. For a long time the police have been able to resist the development of an "officer class" and every senior manager had come up through the ranks. Now it seems all that is to go. From now on it's all going to be "fast track", "graduate entrance", "officer material", Masters Of Business Administration who know nothing of the doctored notes and the short jab under the floating ribs. Top foreign cops (Mexican, Georgian?) being slotted into senior posts with no knowledge of Freemasonry at all. Who'd have thought it?

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