Working for a huge corporation means that the employee often is subjected to employment restructures. Many companies have gone through this stage in order to survive financially. Top management and CEO’s of leading corporations often believe they are forced to have an employment restructure in order to save the corporation at hand. To them, and to many of their share-holders the company is like a baby who needs adults to make sacrifices for them in order for the baby to continue to exist in the world. In a sense this element of a business restructure is a Natural Selection element in our dog eat dog world.
One of the world biggest companies have recently created a restructure which has been labeled “Generation X.” This work restructure entailed the corporation to hit the internal hierarchical structure on the proverbial head hence shattering their skeleton model of a very basic hierarchical organization structure into creating many more complex and a condensed version of the skeleton model structure. The simplicity singular component became a complex set of components. This is an example of upside down Minimalist art – namely having a minimalistskeleton model basic organizational structure replaced by a multitude and a much more complex designed structure.
This restructure mimics Totalitarianism and Despot ruling; but at the same time disguises herself under the cloak of decentralization. It is not a fair decentralization because the power all rests at the top with the lead authority. Virtually zero power rests in the hands of the decentralized, rendering employees affected by this change-over:
[a] stripped of the autonomy in their departments
[b] being completely controlled by authorities.
Date: August 3rd, 2017. Location: University of Victoria Campus – I am an autodidact not a UVic student nor UVic faculty member. I am autonomous.
Last night I dreamt of a rectangle natural gas fire table with a fire flame coming out of it. This dream has significance to me because it represents my life and my abilities. This little fire in a self contained unit, which is domestic and small in size is what I can handle and take care of well versus a huge British Columbia wild fire which is almost 100% out of control due to environmental, natural and ecological factors. This fire in my dream is a controlled fire which is calm and warm versus terrifying. This dream made me feel safe and comfortable within my self and my understanding of my life and capabilities. It is a dream representing personal knowledge and self understanding. A very insightful dream to me. I am very happy I had it and feel safe because of my dream.
A Stop Gap is a method that is used to prevent something from happening. It starts as a short-term situation and it can then lead to a longer term situation. The idea of a Stop Gap is to prevent something unwanted to occur. It is often used in business communications.
(Photograph of Vincent van Gogh, with one ear cut off)
This morning from 900 am to 11 am I had a nightmare after twisting and turning all night last night. In my nightmare I was a passenger on a large jetliner. I was seated about half way down from the front of the aircraft with a window seat. I looked out of the window and could see all kinds of other aircraft crashing into the ground and going on fire. Each side of the aircraft had a set of little oval shaped airliner windows and on each side I could see multiple airliners crashing into the ground and turning into flames caused by the crash. I told the other passengers on the aircraft, “there is something wrong with the pilot flying this aircraft, we are all about to die. Look outside the window and see all the other planes crashing and burning.” None of the other passengers reacted and in fact they stayed seated in their seats and were in a complete denial of the fact that our aircraft had descended to just above ground-level and the left wing of the aircraft was scraping the side of a building and creating sparks of flames from the impact. All the passengers, except me was non-reactive to this emergency. It seemed like I was the only one aware of the potential fatal impact our aircraft was about to have and all the other passengers were sitting in their seats not reacting and in a comatose state.
I then found myself looking for the black box. I went into the belly of the aircraft well under the passengers and I found a black square unit. All of a sudden there was another female adult helping me; and a very large muscular man of African American heritage walked closer and closer to me and the other lady. I remember feeling unsure if this man was going to help or harm us. He ended up helping us by jumping down into the black square unit and he started to fish out wet childrens’ clothes and throwing them on the platform me and the unknown female were standing on. Then somehow, I was in the black square unit and I started to pull the cover off of the ground-floor and there was the fast moving ground underneath me. The velocity of the aircraft was way too fast to be able to jump out of the aircraft and live.
Then I awoke from my nightmare. (Images: Generation X)
Victoria City is a city of extremes. Mostly the culture is ‘high Victorian’, which means that it is of British Colonial heritage. The first official judge in Victoria City, according to local documentation was Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie (9 May 1819 – 11 June 1894). The Law Library at the University of Victoria, BC Canada, used to have a statue of Justice Begbie, about 7 years ago. Then something happened to the statue, which disappeared one night into thin air. This mysterious disappearance of the statue led to the resolve of the conflict between Victoria City Colonialism and one of the Indigenous tribes. Justice Begbie is known to have hung an Indigenous chief. This act of hanging the chief of a tribe, is like Nelson Mandela’s father who was a counselor to kings in South Africa, and who was virtually stripped of all his power within his village and within his tribe caused by the Apartheid Republic of South African regime. Many Indigenous individuals, and through some course work through the UVic Law Degree, draw a parallel with Apartheid South Africa and the current Canadian government. This is a subject which I will exit, because my Dutch heritage omits me from having an opinion on colonialism. Instead, I like to venture into historic accounts and learn what historians and academics had to say on the subject. I also like to explore history to find answers to our current day society. In Victoria city – the biggest divide, is in the lack of innovation and the underdevelopment of laws. Our city of Victoria is only 150 years old, that is when the city got inaugurated; and to me, that means my birth country is still in an infancy stage. The laws to protect humans are inadequate, and it is not the fault of the country to have inadequate laws. Western Europe took more than 2000 years to develop their law systems, so it is impossible for Canada to have caught up on their sophicated laws in 1/20 the amount of time. Canada is a unique country and unique laws. It will take at least another 1500 years to reach a mature stage of law creation, modification and implementation. Until that time, there will be cowboys who profit off the economical system of free entreprise and there will be citizens who suffer the consequences of the free enterprise Neo Liberal system in which so far (in 2017) is ingrained in many British Columbian’s psyches. As of July 18th, Victoria City will have a new Premier, Mr. John Horgan of the BC NDP however, in my opinion, it is going to take more then hypnotism to try to get the capitalist Neo Liberalism wolves to transform into socialist welfare state sheep.
I was born in the St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal Quebec Canada. A Roman Catholic Hospital. I am Roman Catholic. An unconventional Roman Catholic, but Roman Catholic just the same.
When the British Columbia elections were underway I voted for the party that would be kind to the poor people in my city of Victoria.
Last Thursday, June 29th, 2017 – the BC Liberals received a no-confidence vote from the BC NDP / BC Green party, something that had not happened in the last 65 years of Canadian politics. This single act of the no-confidence vote (also know as the non-confidence vote) is what I find baffling.
Why is it that that BC Liberals, the BC Greens and the BC NDP could not work together – when the leader of the BC Liberal party, Christy Clark announced the previous Thursday in the Throne Speech that she had
 listened to the needs of the BC citizens and
 was going to re-adjust her platform to include 2.3 billion dollars in a plan to help to reduce poverty – which all three parties wanted.
To me, the alternative to a 2 party BC government (BC NDP and BC Greens) is a three party government BC government or rather a Coalition BC Government which combines the skill sets and expertise of all three (3) parties to create the best plan for all the BC Citizens.
Seeing I was born in Montreal, I am calling this idea the Montreal Code: which means a three (3) party Coalition BC Government for the best interest of all the BC provinces citizens.
I am a British Columbia citizen and I live in Fernwood, a community inside Victoria City. My opinion is coming from my own view point. I live in a country where freedom to express, is allowed and not punished. I voted for BC NDP in May 2017.
Last week, I visited the Legislative Buildings at 1230 pm. My aim was to watch the predicted fall of the BC Liberals to the BC NDP / BC Green Party. While I was in the building for 1 hour – until they closed the doors to the room in which the unfolding of events would take place – I felt a strong emotion in the halls of the Legislative Buildings. There was a feeling that something was wrong. After I left the Legislative Buildings I drove to the University of Victoria to visit their library to read my own book that I brought with me from home. I thought about the Legislative Buildings. Then at around 5 pm I watched CBC saying that Christy Clark, Leader of the BC Liberals had just lost to a no-confidence vote. She was now on her way to the Government House in the Rockland area in Victoria City. I watched Christy Clark, BC Liberal, climb the hill to the Government House where she was scheduled to meet with the Lieutenant Governor (LG). The LG was then going to make a decision of either a re-election for BC citizens or appoint Mr. John Horgan, the leader of the BC NDP. She ended up choosing the latter of the two. Mr. John Horgan became the new BC Provincial Premier.
There are two details in this unfolding of BC political events which bother me, as a BC Citizen, and a city dweller in Victoria who watched these events closely in order to understand:
 Could it have been possible that Christy Clark was discriminated against in a form of a psychological biased? Namely, in a recent Times Colonist newspaper article about the delivered Throne Speech, Christy Clark BC Liberal reported saying that she had listened to the BC people and is prepared to change for the benefit of the people but the BC NDP / BC Greens did not believe her
 Would it have not been a better BC political maneuver if a new election was held instead of having a Lieutenant Governor – a very high political authority in British Columbia decide? Would it not have been more democratic to have the BC voters decide on whom they wanted in power?
Perhaps a more fair way of breaking the virtual political BC Elections May 9th tie betwen the parties, would have been what they do in soccer, namely with some form of  sudden death or otherwise a  a lottery system. That would have eliminated the perception of Christy Clark being tormented into the form of a character assassination (in my humble opinion) during the 4 days of BC Legislative debate which took place between the Throne Speech and the No-confidence vote. And it would have eliminated the authority official, the Lieutenant Governor from being forced to make an executive decision on something that was really a matter of choice for the citizens of British Columbia and the citizens of British Columbia alone.
Protect BC democracy. Bring matters to the people.