reply to post by Carreau
Sorry, best and brightest meaning that you don't want stupid idiots who have a tendency for arson working on your super secret death machines of
You want people that are GOOD MEN (the "best",) who won't stab you in the back.
And you want people that are bright, because they need to be alert and clever enough to realize they're working on a bloody SUBMARINE and even if
they're only scrubbing the walls, a single espionage agent could get everyone killed.
As to the celebrated artist thing... most painters that I know (industrial or otherwise,) are actually decent artists in their own right as well.
Besides, just look at modern art, a pile of doo doo counts as having "artistic merit" nowadays. I'll admit that I was stretching on that one.
Basically, I don't think that peoples careers or job is a good measure of how much potential they have. Your wording seemed to imply that industrial
painters aren't known for their intellect, and I don't agree with that.
Nothing to do with me repeating the military line of "blahblahblah" my statement was purely in regards to sabotage/espionage and
If you don't think the work crew for painting deserves scrutiny for a sub, you must know something I don't. I could see how who paints a fence
wouldn't matter, but the interior of a submarine is different. That is a very sensitive location.
You could have someone paint a fire accelerant throughout the whole damn place and then you'd be in deep #.
Or you could have someone plant a tracking device which would give away drop zones and other sensitive information.
Do those guys "need" to be the best and brightest?
You could be a quadriplegic pole dancer for all I care.
edit on 8-8-2013 by teachtaire because: srsly.