viernes, 9 de julio de 2021

A COMPLEXE MATTER. THE SNAKE CHARMER I

 

A COMPLEXE MATTER

   ​If we want to guarantee the proper running of any organisation there must be a set of rules nobody is allowed to break. An organisational chart is an abstract structure that shows the relationships and relative ranks of its parts and levels. Each degree is used to indicate differences in authority and responsability on decision making. The system must then move towards efficiency and in order to get it workers’ teamwork skills, training, and engagement are essential. On the other hand, the system itself must watch over the psychical and physical well-being of all its members.


Working in North America: What is mobbing? - 24 abr 2021

What is mobbing? This is a recent term that is used to refer to bullying in the workplace. Issues of bullying and other types of harassment at work are taken very seriously in North America. If you are working or plan to work in North America, you need to learn about these issues. You need to know if this is happening to you, and you need to know how to make sure you’re not participating in the mobbing of others. Watch this short video to learn about this important topic. 

   ​The responsable body ought to carry on thoroughful and deep research whenever a misdeed or bullying is detected, and it must as well bring a prosecution and provide compensations for the victimes. If the system fails on doing so, the culprit may keep on their misbehaviour up to the point of even causing irreparable damage on some of the staff and make the company shake. The real problem arises when those responseble for their fellow colleagues, due to either negligence, incompetence, obscure secrets not allowed to see the light, complicity with the agressor, or fear of people on the former’s side... turn their heads aside, hide evidence, play down the seriousness of the facts and, in brief, just let it be with no sanction whatsoever. A good friend of mine has sent me some words regarding this matter.


COUCH-POTATO’S PARALOGISMS

   Nobody doubts that the problems within Molina’s City Council Sport Department came with her. After all this time, there have been many attenps to explain this troublesome situation; neither all the attemps have been well-meaning, nor well-grounded. The thing is that on these deeply distressing times a team of so-called experts make the most basic common sense fume. Their maxims are supposed to come out of irrefutable reasoning. But insted these are the anaemic offspring of ineptitude or even bad faith. Their conclusions seem to be rational, but they are indeed far from being so, turning into mere insults.

​Let’s revise some of them:

1. “The whole thing isn’t but the actions of a ruthless and scheming manipulator”. This is the first rule of their mad logic. According to this nonsensical reasoning if A shouts, insults, slanders, harasses, intimidates and humilates B, it’s all C’s fault. ¡How right was the Spanish writer Unamuno when saying “there is no good fool”

2. “Just human behaviour”. If in estating that our brilliant social researchers want to mean that the facts are performed by human beings and not by gastropoda, we ought to agree with their idle discovery. However, if they are talking of harmless disagreements between pals, everyday quarrels on the neighbourhood street... they miss their point. Shounting, insulting, slander, harassment, intimidation, humilation, pester, discrimination... fall withing the rule of law and are not mere social rudeness.

3. "Boys will be boys". Two irremediable lame arguments support this candid opinion. The first reason is of cognitive nature: provided that only those who know how a unicorn looks like can recognise a unicorn; the same way, only those who know and have soaked themselves with the workers’ rights spirit can tell whether these rights are being violated. The second reason links with development and personal maturing: only children play war on war rubble. Only someone rather childish can make a fairytale out of a someone else’s precarious situation when his / her dignity is in risk.

4. "There is no problem". Unfortunately the stubborn facts aren’t easy to cast away by sociological conjuring tricks. This is why an insane stale under army-strick directions will never become a legally well-regulated workplace no matter how long the nefarious incantation "there is no problem" is repeated.

5. "They are all just a bunch of lazybones", "X is an excellent person". There will come the day when the gentlemen who speak tautologies and give judgement as Olympian gods without feeling the need of substantiating and justifying their allegations, will have to provide their estatements with incontrovertible facts. May then the so-assured and hieratic safety fade away.

6. "It’s envy what moves them." Surprising at is may seem, people unable to decipher the most obvious facts in front of their very eyes brag about their familiarity with the hidden and innermost depths of the human soul.

7. "It's an extremely complex matter". This is thought-provoking and awakes an enlightening a suspicion: I've seen people agil as wildcats, self-confidence and fanatical determination running throughout the so abstruse mazes of the macroeconomics, State organisation, international law, the structure of matter and even the origin of life, get paralysed and hesitate, as fulminated by that fateful look of the Gorgona, when dealing with the most down-to-earth and nearby affairs of their neighbours. They may need the revealing advent of the Luciferian slogan, they may not recognise the familiar face of their canonical enemy, or they may use their Platonic spirit only for the archeotypical golden hights of great morals. But let’s stop now arising retorical questions about these otherwise amply clear people.

   Despite of such clever deception, the facts, the stubborn and forgotten facts, don’t stop their silent course, leaving their inevitable trail of pain, humiliation, hopelessness, anger and frustration.

   Time will pass, new ideas will be added up to past follies, new studies and researches will corroborate what the first research already claimed, never-seen-before pseudo-solutions will be ofered, more innocent people will be taken to court, ardent panegyrics will be delivered on the culprits, and day after day the already weak hope of beholding any good change in this labour scene   towards what it should really be: a space of equality, justice and freedom dyes a bit.


THE SNAKE CHARMER I (THE BLACK HAND)

   Joe Barlow got his knee injured during the shooting that robbing Salin Bank on Michigan Street, Indianapolis, with Malton brothers’ gang had ended in. Then, when Barlow had managed to get to the jeep gear thanks to C. Morton’s help, Patrick Malton could start the engine and escape the scene of the robbery towards their refuge on the outskirts of Toledo, north Ohio, Lucas County. 
    
    Once in their hideout, Joe’s wound keeps bleeding dangerously until Frank, the youngest and bloodthirstiest of the Malton brothers, applies a tourniquet to it. Meanwhile, Malcom Reuters finds out the loot they have obtained isn’t by far as worthy as they expected; this sparks an argument between the leaders of the gang, Patrick and Frank Malton, but there’s no point in arguing so they wait for Dr A. Orson. After an agitated wait, the doctor arrives, extracts the bullet from Barlow’s badly injured knee, dresses it tightly and gives him some pills.

     After a few days’ repose and with a brand-new limping leg, Barlow starts thinking of giving up the dangerous lifestyle he’s been in since he joined the Maltons, who, in return, had never treated him properly despite his blind loyalty to the gang. He eventually decides on going far, far away. Some relative once told him about Kashmir, an exotic region in India formerly known as a Paradise on Earth where he could have a fresh start away from his old masters and, especially, away from the constant threat of being hunted and put under the rule of that law he had oh so many times breached. Barlow sells all his properties, settles up with the Maltons, puts all his money together and finally asks the Maltons for a last favour: to obtain him the false documents he needs to get through the border checkpoints during his transcontinental way.

   Some weeks have passed by when Barlow eventually reaches New Delhi. He’s stopped in many cities all over the world and now there’s still a lengthy transit ahead to his final destination; so off he goes by train to the city of Srinagar, in the Kashmir Valley, capital of Jammu and Kashmir, the most northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Exhausted after his long journey, Barlow accommodates himself in a cheap city hotel: it’s not veryquality, but his room seems as big and comfortable as to provide him with some of the so-much-longed-for rest. Days pass and Barlow considers he has always been a virtuous flautist and, mostly because of his scarce job opportunities in Srinagar, he accepts the offer made to him by the owner of a rather tatty outskirts venue to perform as a snake charmer. Barlow gets on with it and in a brief timehe makes a name for himself and for the place he’s working for, becoming an attraction for tourists under the pleased gaze of his new boss, Wiswanathan Singh.

  In ACE headquarters in Los Angeles Francesco Corleone makes the last arrangements for a business trip to Shanghai to sign and close an important deal with a telecommunication company: the negotiations had been blocked for weeks and he thought it was time to finish the job all by himself. He takes off from Los Angeles International Airport on his private jet and after some hours he arrives at Shanghai Pudong International Airport;then he has a rest in the city’s most luxurious hotel, meets the TCS board of directors later, finishes the meeting before than scheduled with profitable advantages for both sides and at the end of the day, back in the hotel,reproaches his trade delegate, Emil Lawton, for her failure at the negotiations prior to his arrival. Ashamed by this and in order to please her disappointed boss, Lawton invites him to a week-end trip to Kashmir Valley not without skipping all the safety measures due to the potential risk in the region.




Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir, India 


     In their route one of the spots is the city of Srinagar, near their next stop, Dachigam National Park, most famous for being one of the rare places on earth where tigers, leopards and other exotic wild animals are free to roam. Wildlife spotting aside, it is the perfect place for one of the tycoon’s favourite sports: trekking. It’s Friday afternoon, and the trip to the national park is due on Saturday so Francesco invites his secretary, Lucy, for a stroll over the city; according to Lawton’s words, Srinagar offers the visitor a delicious local cuisine and Corleone doesn’t feel very much like having the dull international dishes his hotel serves. On their leisurely stroll, just before getting into a restaurant they fancy, Lucy notices the enthusiasm coming from a crowd of people gathering by the end of the road. They decided to have a look, come to crowd and discover an amazing sight: an elegant snake charmer makes a spectacular cobra rise from its basket and slither into the air defying gravity by the only tunes of his flute. After the show, the audience burst in ovation and Francesco, stunned by the charmer’s performance, waits for the people to leave and approaches the man without removing an eye from his secretary, who he discovered exchanging glances with the flautist. To Francesco’s bigger astonishment, the man tells him in perfect English to be Theo Schwann, an American expatriate living in India after more than ten years; fascinated, Francesco asks Theo to go with them for dinner and the new friend can’t but agree before such a distinguished, ardent fan.  




Dachigam National Park in Srinagar


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Ehsaas-e-Kashmir: a concert organised by German Embassy to raise funds for the Valley.

German Embassy of India on 23 September 2014 organised a concert for Kashmir named Ehsaas-e-Kashmir to show solidarity with the people of Kashmir and raise funds for rehabilitation and relief work of Kashmir’s who were affected by the floods.

The concert was organsied at the residence of German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner. The performers of the concert were Kashmiri musicians Bhajan Sopori and Abhay Sopori along with their team. The music presented had Sufi elements and was mixed with a bit of folk. Apart from this, the German Embassy had given 25 lakh rupees for basic healthcare in Kashmir in cooperation with German doctors, who are working in the region as a part of an NGO. The Embassy has also set up a special bank account for those who wish to donate.

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