do you know what a meritocracy is?
government by merit
you know, the best person for the job, on merit
[simply put, there's a bit more to it]
so the best doctors & nurses would run the health system
the best teachers & headmasters would run the education system
& so on
we need to do a bit of apologising to some kids, tell them they've been betrayed by an education system that wanted a product, not a thinker, not a creator
here's my option for the education system
five one hour parts
meritocracy has ten "aims"
much like the communist manifesto which had ten "planks"
I'm not quite agreeing on everything that meritocracy advocates
I face life in my mid 40's knowing I'll never have kids. after 11 years of child abuse I know there's no woman waiting for me, I accept that, so I'd like my sister's child or my cousin to get the house, it's not big, it's not worth much, just a 2 up 2 down, but it would be nice to know that they'd always have somewhere to lay their heads, I know what it's like to be homeless [4 times] I know what it's like to live in doss houses & scummy shitholes, I wouldn't want them to think that no one in their family couldn't give a shit about them, I wouldn't want that for anyone
I believe in something I call social responsibility, it's what my grandparents fought for
oh & you're going to love the link to the website at the end
it's a doozy! very illuminating ;]
in saying that everything I've been learning recently, from Carlin & Sheldrake to changing the banking system & ruling elite [& everything inbetween] was covered on a single page
although I often forget that I could be the most gullible person on the planet, so don't take my word for anything