The general response to Mr Rabbit’s boot camp suggestion has been as negative as the “man” who made it.
The current solution to subsidised unemployment - should the Clayton’s social support system SennaLink not manage to deter those in search of help – is the volunteer bullshit. This is complemented by government contracted advice from semi-literate fascists that we need help preparing CVs, and that anyone who really wants a job can find one.
No matter how good or bad Rabbit's idea might be, the current approach doesn’t build anyone up, it white ants them by denying their reality.
There are too many reality TV shows providing images and stories about spoilt brats [usually in the
who need a foot up the Khyber being sent to boot camps. They are based on the
same model as all those tired post-war movies of GIs having their self-esteem
shattered and their personality stripped away so they can then be moulded into
willing cannon fodder. U.S.
If this is Rabbit's version of a boot camp [and one assumes so as his idea of popular policy is necessarily negative] heaven help the tired and poor.
Perhaps the greatest problem with suggestions like this one is that they are presented as half-baked ideas without an ounce of detail.
Some youth might actually benefit from having their personality nourished and some self-esteem built up.
This might actually be achieved if the “camp” provides an environment where they are neither attacked personally by dysfunctional, incompetent parents/adult figures, nor given a whole heap of vacuous praise for totally insignificant pseudo-achievements.
Let’s get over our obsession with specialising people out of jobs, or replacing people with “more efficient” technology.
Replacing meter reader jobs with “smart meters”, for example, is only efficient if the definition of efficient is controlled by dickheads who don’t care about people - by dickheads who don't factor humans into their "bottom line".
Fair suck of the dingo’s donger,
let’s China tweet give the poor buggers something worthwhile to do, and the
guidance and tools they need to do it. Call it what you will, but don't put the boot in.