Monday, September 27, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity II

This is the second motivational poster to help those of you that support Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity march on Oct 30.

If you prefer that disagreements are handled using your indoor voice.

If you think facts are helpful things to have BEFORE taking action.

If you think costumes are better for Halloween than Political Rallies.

Then this rally is for you.

The above motivational poster is for you.

Only two generations ago it wasn’t uncommon in industrial towns to see several armless men walking around the streets. That’s because there were few regulations on worker safety. So industrial accidents were commonplace and a few workers every year would lose an arm to the machinery. Companies would take out insurance on this and it was considered part of the cost of doing business.

Three generations ago those workers wouldn’t even be insured by the companies as working in a factory was considered an assumed risk and the worker was considered at fault for any industrial accidents.

Before the civil war the only recourse to unsafe work practices was if you were Irish you could contact the Molly Maguires and if a supervisor continually tried to have workers go into unsafe work conditions, the Mollies would kill that supervisor.

Most sane people agree that having safety engineers devise ways of reducing accidents so that workers can keep their limbs is a better business practice than having to kill your supervisor if the conditions are too unsafe.

Like always the rebuttal for this will be posted on Thursday in my “Keep Fear Alive” post.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of Invasive Thoughts

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