When I was younger I used to read the history books about Jews being transported in cattle wagons to the camps and from there to the gas chambers. It horrified me and I could never understand why they would all simply walk quietly and resigned to their doom. It made no sense and has puzzled me for decades.
Lately though I am starting to understand why. They didn’t believe that anyone could be so evil and they believed that the government would not go so far. Looking around it is plain to see we would do the same thing now. We are so conditioned to believing despite evidence to the contrary that the state is benign and looking for social justice. So they simply do their bit, pay taxes and not make waves and everything will be fine.
The British people are now sheep. They are scared of their own shadows, trapped in their homes by more predatory humans and government edicts which close down many avenues of outside activity. Of course it’s not like our government has started down the path by banning weapons, ooops, or imprisoning people without due process, oops, or it is clamping down on freedom, oops, again. OK then, looks like we are in trouble. Even so none of us want to put our heads above the parapet because our police are now shooting. We are now legally disarmed and powerless against a powerful state while thinking that state is working in our best interests. Even though every day they prove they are not. We think we have a benign government when in fact everything it does shows it is far from that. We are in trouble.
We are now a nation of whingey whiney wimps willing to do anything our masters tell us to do. So with that in mind I’m looking at suggesting that we all start doing the one thing that we still do well. Whine like teenagers.
I keep being told that whining, or more properly, complaining does nothing. That isn’t true. It is just because the impact is not on the people we are complaining about but instead is fed back on us. It is time which equates to cost. If done on a large enough scale it will make a difference. How you ask?
Well simply put when you have a grievance, no matter what, you write a letter of complaint. It takes you five minutes. Write it out and don’t put a phone number or an email on it. Drop it in to the offices rather than post it and it will only cost you a little time.
When it is received ait has to be opened and recorded. A number goes up on a complaint board somewhere and a process is started. Someone has to read it, investigate and then formulate a reply which has to be typed and sent to you. It all takes time and more importantly human resource. It means that if enough do it then they won’t have the time to do anything else.
When you get your reply, it’ll be a while, and then formulate a reply. If it rejects your complaint then say you are unhappy with this response and you want to have it escalated. This time someone more senior will have to look at it, question the original responder and perhaps others before formulating another response which will need to be sent to you. If they agree with your complaint then write back and ask what they are doing to make sure it doesn’t happen again and, if applicable, how they are disciplining any individuals involved.
Keep doing this until you reach the logical conclusion of each complaint and remember that a complaint must be handled in a certain amount of days. If they take too long that is another complaint.
The best bit is that it doesn’t even have to be anything they do wrong. Complain about new rules that are put in place. The fact you feel you are being persecuted by staff, you were not treated politely on the phone. Whine, whine, whine and keep the wheels turning with unproductive work. It’ll speed up the end as they have to hire people to deal with this.
A technique suitable for today’s Brit. Whining. It’s not as good as what the Libyans just did but it suits our temperment.