The Real Story of Zero

The Real Story of Zero

imageWe learned a great deal about zero harm this week.

We always have known that tier one organizations don’t really care about harm despite their love of zero ideology and all the spruiking of zero language. However, we did learn this week just how much these zero harm organizations love to harm. This is because they really do love zero – zero tax – see CANBERRA TIMES.

Of course, not taking responsibility for paying one’s fair share of tax has profound effects on the budget deficit in Australia. For every dollar we take out of the health and community care system people die (http://www.acoss.org.au/images/uploads/Funding_uncertainty_factsheet_Dec14.pdf ). For every dollar we take out of the Foreign Aid budget , tens of thousands die.

Talk of zero harm for paper cuts and petty risk is the stuff of Safety (https://safetyrisk.net/safety-in-the-silly-season/). (We need that Heinrich pyramid more than a cross in a Cathedral). If you speak against zero harm in a zero harm organization you will get sacked. The religion must not be criticized (https://safetyrisk.net/no-evidence-for-the-religion-of-zero/) because any form of critical thinking doesn’t belong in Safety – you must believe. What Safety wants is one big ‘happy clappy’ club where everyone just falls in line and drinks the Cool Aid. Don’t deconstruct or point out profound contradictions, keep agnostic. Maintain belief in the propaganda (https://safetyrisk.net/zero-vision-as-propaganda/).

Of course, those of us who don’t spruik the nonsense language of zero harm but do actually pay tax, probably save more lives than 20 zero harm organizations put together.

Dr Rob Long

Dr Rob Long

Expert in Social Psychology, Principal & Trainer at Human Dymensions
Dr Rob Long

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PhD., MEd., MOH., BEd., BTh., Dip T., Dip Min., Cert IV TAA, MRMIA Rob is the founder of Human Dymensions and has extensive experience, qualifications and expertise across a range of sectors including government, education, corporate, industry and community sectors over 30 years. Rob has worked at all levels of the education and training sector including serving on various post graduate executive, post graduate supervision, post graduate course design and implementation programs.

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