2011-11-30 12:01 pm (UTC)
Action This Day.
(laugh) I hope that "Give Up" sign in your icon is not prophetic.
it's funny because it's true.
I love the "rusting padlock" picture even though it's only actually on a tiny local news site -- it's a classic "closed factory" strike picture. Except obviously the strike's onyl been going on for an hour -- that's some fast rusting.
I deliberately avoided the news for the sake of my blood pressure yesterday, but the one tiny clip I saw whilst changing channels was of a padlocked gate! OK, it wasn't rusty, but still...
This is brilliant. And deeply depressing.
Please may I repost this?
Seen/done it on FB now. :-)
Good grief- it's going viral. I've just seen this reposted by someone who isn't on Steer's friends list...
(excellent post by the way...)
I just linked it into a rather detailed and remarkably civilised debate on Ms Blondlass's FB, it's a top bit of work. About to ask Steer if he minds me friending here.
I do not mind in the slightest (good to hear of civilised debate on the issue).
2011-11-30 01:11 pm (UTC)
Excellent guide.... and one more thing....
Not striking but in dispute = play down importance and relevance of contribution of the workforce involved to general well-being. Phrases like "back office" will come in handy here. (e.g - airline stewards are just glorified waitresses and waiters)
Striking = stress importance and relevance of the work that's NOT now being done, and characterise as "holding to ransom" or "blackmail" (e.g - "thousands of ordinary hard working ordinary people can't fly to their second homes in Tuscany... oh noes!").
On no account draw attention to the disparity.
2011-11-30 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Excellent guide.... and one more thing....
Ah yes -- if people are "in dispute" then obviously they can't have a serious grievance or they would be on strike. If people are striking then they should have tried negotiating first. These are very good points.
2011-12-01 10:48 am (UTC)
Re: Excellent guide.... and one more thing....
Ha. Yes, this.
Also in 3:
(c)Pictures of small children on marches or picket lines holding placards with Trades Union logos and slogans on may illustrate the levels to which the unions sink to exploit and indoctrinate the young.
Yes, those sick people bringing up their children with their own values -- it's brainwashing.
when those children could be in school learning to become capitalists and not download
That is a very well written, and scarily accurate article. Mind if I friend you?
Not in the slightest... I'm afraid I do not post here very much though.
Saw this on FB and decided to potter on over and applaud you! :)
Thanks Liz. Glad you liked it.
I hope you don't mind but I saw this linked on FB and came to have a look. Noticing you gave permission for someone else to re-post I have taken the liberty of linking to it from my fb too. One word from you and it will be gone again though :)
Absolutely happy for everyone and anyone to repost. The more the merrier. Glad you enjoyed reading it!
Loved it. It makes the point I tried to make to someone a couple of months ago. You have captured it much better than I did though :) Bravo sir! :D
That is very kind. Thank you.
2011-11-30 09:02 pm (UTC)
Ha, loved it, so true, David Cameron is using as many of those tricks as possible to make us look like greedy, parasitic members of society when all we are asking for is a fair deal. Like to see him running a school or working on the ward, he's never done a proper days work in his life!
It's sad how willing people are to be fooled by it.
Thank you for making the point about support for the strike vs. support for the winner in the general elections. Every time a strike is threatened in my department they trot out that old "not supported" thing, and every time I make this point.
It's just insanely hard to get a high proportion of people to vote for anything, no matter how important. Not to mention the fact that union has a hard time getting an up to date list of its members addresses -- because really, if you move address, they're probably not top of your list to tell (a fact which some employers have previously used as an excuse to claim strikes were illegal in recent history).
2011-12-01 09:37 am (UTC)
Accurate, brilliant and all the more the depressing because of it.
It sit directly behind a Tory Councillor at work, he recently lost his seat but he's still an top-class gobshite. He was recently attempting to perpetuate the sort of nonsense above and we mentioned something similar "Perhaps we should apply your proposed rules on voter turnout to the elections". He went incredibly red and, for once, shut the feck up.
Oh that story has so much brightened my day and I thank you for it.