Originally posted by doobydoll
A law like this would be the 'foot-in-the-door' they need to start firing workers for ANY reason, even if those reasons don't affect their ability to
do the job they are hired to do.
Well, yeah. But I think the bigger issue is why they're doing it. I mean, a business wants to keep it's resources and a good employee is just another
resource. As long as they can control their employees, they want to keep them.
So the reason for this (as usual) is control. They don't really want to fire you. They just want to run your life. And disturbingly, it appears to be
an alliance between business and government for their mutual interests (leaving out the wishes of the individual).
The government wants to control you and the business wants to save money.
The only way to beat this is to quit working for people who are this domineering over the lives of their employees and stop doing business with them.
But you won't make a very big dent if you're the only one doing it. Unfortunately, it has to be a movement before it would have any real effect. And
that's hard. You would be mostly trying to convince individualists to join a mass cause. Which goes against their very nature.
Hardcore collectivists are good at this stuff because they have long-established channels for disseminating information and most of them have been
involved in the cause of the destruction of the individual all their lives.
I believe it should be law that there be absolutely NO extra financial benefit or perks for people who choose to go into politics. They should
get just basic wage and a fixed expenses allowance. And if/when their decisions begin to adversely affect the livelihoods or standard of living of the
citizens, then THEIR OWN standard of living and livelihood should be the first to suffer BEFORE that of taxpayers. They should be the first victims of
their bad decisions.
Unfortunately, this won't work. No matter what measures are put in place, they will always find a way around it. It is only a matter of rerouting.
And many of these people are strategic thinkers (or they can find some to help them). They have far more to gain by sitting around finding ways to
defeat anti-corruption measures than they do by playing nice. And because they're on this playing field every single day in the thick of it, they will
not be easily distracted by other things the way citizens who try to play watchdogs are.
You would have to be very bright, very resourceful and you would have to eat sleep and breathe politics to be an effective citizen watchdog. And then
comes the fact that many people who pay attention to politics do so at their own leisure. You wouldn't want to appoint them or elect them because as
soon as you do, the corruption knows exactly where to find the watchdog.
edit on 26-1-2013 by BrianFlanders because: (no reason