Safety Racism

  It seems that the moment one invokes the word ‘safety’ all ethical considerations become unimportant. We see evidence of this with comments that Islanders are less safe, and less intelligent for safety! . How do people get away with this??? Of course safety is the industry of eugenics! (https://safetyrisk.net/safety-eugenics-and-the-engineering-of-risk-aversion/). Once the sacred word ‘safety’ …

The Allure of Submission

  This is the title of a good piece by McManus in Quillette (4.9.19). The perspective of McManus comes from Social Psychology and the Frankfurt School. The risk and safety world ought to be concerned about the allure of submission because compliance and submission are not always healthy for organisations and workplaces. The seduction of …

No Ethic of Hope in Zero

No Ethic of Hope in Zero The denial of fallibility in the language of zero offers no hope for fallible human beings. Hope is much more than a concept of wishing, naïve optimism nor some unrealistic sense of desire. Hope is always about the unknown future and therefore should be understood as messianically, prophetically, transcendently …

Another brick in the wall

Another brick in the wall An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern Tony Benn 1 Almost all education has a political motive, which promotes national, religious or social group interests at the expense of its detractors. It determines the subjects taught, the knowledge provided or suppressed and the customs and conventions students …

Zero Vision but Purchase Insurance

Zero Vision but Purchase Insurance One of the realities of maturity in fallibility is understanding finiteness, vulnerability and risk. The profession of infallibility is a sign of a mental health problem. It’s because we don’t talk non-sense to ourselves that we purchase insurance. It’s because we know human life is random and not in our …