Joanna Geary, journalist at the Post, has started blogging and not as part of the Post’s official excursion into the medium. The CiB hook is she often writes about media and creative industries for the paper and her third post should be of interest.
The conversation pattern is as follows:
Person A is pouring their heart and soul into project/business/event B. Person A is being supported in this endevour by one or more of the bodies in the city that are responsible for delivering funding/support.
However, during this process person A discovers something they believe is a flaw in the system. It may be something political, or something about the way the thing is structured that means itâ€™s making it difficult to achieve goal B.
Now, person A wants to do something about removing that barrier, but knows that confronting the organisation directly will, in all likelihood, not only jeopardise funding/help from that organisation but potentially blacklist them with the others as well. This is because, in this city, there seems to be a dislike of those that speak out in opposition to the way things are run and an unspoken code that these bodies will ALWAYS publicly support each other (even if if privately they have difficulties working together).
So, as is always the case, person A keeps quiet, doesnâ€™t criticise and they compromise and jump the hoops that the funders/enablers want them to. Or, alternatively, B sinks without a trace.