29 March 2010
Creating a social work industry narrative
The hysteria which the social work industry displayed over at the Guardian on Thursday was something rather special, and it was the blogs which caused it all: clearly new media's day in Britain has finally dawned. However, causing grief for these parasites is one thing, but putting a stop to their insolence is quite another. We have obviously reached the first stage, but how do we get to the second?
What we need to do is write the concluding chapter of this political narrative. We have a full cast of characters, headed by the heroic parents fighting to save their families against the knuckle-dragging troglodytes who wish to rule over them. Then we have councillors who seem keener to work in tandem with the social work maggots than represent the people who elect them, and a system of family courts where anything seems to go and most of it in secret. Faced with such riches the question must be, where to begin?
Your friendly old Exile suggests that we keep it simple. The next election will be fought out between the middle class employed in the private sector who can be expected to vote Tory and their Nu-Labour voting cousins who work in the public arena. The former's taxes help pay for the latter to live in clover. Thus 52 percent of the economy is now generated by the public sector, up from 36 percent a decade ago. All that has to be paid for by people whose labour is productive of some finished good, and that in an economy where manufacturing has declined by half to just over 10 percent of output since 1997. Put bluntly, cuts have to be made in the public sector.
So the narrative should state that we do not object in principle to councils having a small group of well educated social workers who can give advice to people, but look what happened to these heroic, well-balanced families when the bloated, semi-educated polyocracy that makes up today's social work industry gets in on the act - and all at your expense to boot! Would it not be better for society at large if these people were just disposed of, especially in this time of economic crisis when sacrifices are needed across the board?
Like all good narratives this one is easy to articulate, simple to follow, and it ties in with other existing narratives that are already being presented. For instance David Cameron has gone on record as saying that teachers in future should be recruited from the ranks of people who have decent degrees from decent universities: so why should the social worker industry still be allowed to recruit dross from the old polys?
The beautiful thing about blogging is that we don't all need to sing from the same hymnal to make our presence felt. What we do need to do is reach the sort of conclusion outlined in this posting, hopefully from as many different political perspectives as possible. Let the social work industry worry about defending itself against attacks from the left, right or centre. Our aim must be to keep the narrative flowing, keep telling the story, and bring as many people onside as possible to our final aim which is the doing over of these two-legged cockroaches once and for all.