Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Nanny Bans Photos
In Nanny's world we are all equal.
However, owing to Nanny's dislike of what she perceives to be "unfair" advantages (eg sex, age, looks, race, religion, class, education etc), Nanny tries to skew the rules in order to ensure that some are more equal than others.
Rather Orwellian wouldn't you say?
This habit of Nanny's, to try to distort (sorry "level") the playing field, ignores a fundamental principle of genetic and social evolution; namely, we are all different and gifted with our own specific sets of good/bad attributes which affect the way that we interact with others and how others perceive us.
That's life, get over it!
Anyhoo, Nanny takes her rule bending to some extraordinarily silly lengths at times; I wonder if she ever stops to think how ridiculous she appears?
No, of course she doesn't.
However, I digress, one recent example of Nanny's obsession with the unattainable goal of "equality" was aptly demonstrated by her lackeys in the University and College Union (UCU).
UCU recently held an election, for the UCU general secretary, members of its board of trustees and special committees. However, the officials of UCU became worried that voters may be influenced by a candidate's looks (for good or bad).
Can you guess what happened next?
Yes, that's right, UCU banned the 100 candidates from including their photos with the official details of their policies etc.
Kate Heasman, UCU equality officer (why do we need jobs such as this?), said:
"Photos are a distraction and we should
not be basing decisions on how people look."
Herein lies the problem, Nanny doesn't get that there is a world of difference between what we "should do" and the real world where what we "actually do" rules.
Needless to say some members believe that this policy is utter bollocks.
Fawzi Ibrahim, a lecturer at the College of North London, said that UCU is "out of touch with reality".
Much like the Neo Cons in the US, Nanny lives in a make believe world where her view of the world and her rules dominate; conveniently ignoring the actuality of human interaction (for good or bad).