The absorption of science and real economy productivity into sociological priorities is often at best only partially understood by the sector that actually generates the nation’s wealth.
A further problem is that the productive sector simply does not understand this government’s own necessity to put its boutique policies ahead of the wealth generating ones.
There are three code terms, seemingly innocuous, which if not understood in their current interpretation can derail the most sincere, not to say, practical piece of wealth generation.
For example were the productive sector to be interrogated about its view and plans on Te Reo then delegates would understand that they were being asked about their capabilities or otherwise in regard to the usage and tuition of the Maori language.
There are three phrases though that have been re-encrypted since they first appeared during the premiership of Helen Clark and are far more dangerous to inexperienced recipients than ever they were during this era.
The three phrases in order of danger in the ears of the un-indoctrinated are:-
- Social equity
Social equity refers exclusively to females. Therefore social equity means, in effect now, what is your policy toward equal rights and equal pay for women?
In the Clark era it had a much narrower Glass Ceiling meaning in that it merely referred to the ratio of female employment opportunities vis-à-vis the ones for male employment.
Diversity is the second most volatile piece of encoding in general politico-bureaucratic use. The reason is that it now exclusively refers to various stages and types of gender fluidity.
During the Clark era it encompassed a much wider definition such as fair play and opportunities for the physically handicapped, and others who, through no fault of their own had cause to believe that they might be pushed aside.
Multiculturalism now simply refers to those claiming Polynesian or Melanesian heritage.
In the Clark era it referred to people from a variety of ancestries and not necessarily tribally-based.
But it has now assumed a much narrower definition centred on perceived privilege or lack of it