Brain Drain – Geeks and Freaks: Ultimate Revenge

Go Lean Commentary

Let’s talk about ostracism …

the act of being ostracized
exclusion, by general consent, from social acceptance, privileges, friendship, etc.

It’s no fun!

… especially for the recipient.

So many times, the victims face extreme resentful and uneasiness, hatred even …

The annals of American society is littered with tragedies of those who have been bullied or ostracized and have responded with violence, gun violence, school shooting, mass shootings, etc.

Just yesterday, a 51-year old gunman walked into his job in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; he killed 5 co-workers and then turn the gun on himself. – New York Times  🙁

Be afraid; be very afraid of the dire consequence of ostracism. But not all cases of ostracism is life-or-death, many times, it is just resentment and alienation – think Middle School clichés.

There is a social group that tends to be victimized the worst, at that level: Nerds, “Geeks and Freaks”.

So many times, the people that are the most accomplished academically, are characterized more as Nerds, “Geeks and Freaks”. Yet, these are the ones best suited for accomplishment and excellence.

The stone the builder rejected has become the cornerstone. – The Bible Matthew 21:42

Many times, the Nerds, “Geeks and Freaks” are anxious to grow-up and “go out” from their homeland, just as a payback for the years of ostracism and bullying – the ultimate “Revenge of the Nerds”. This scenario exacerbates the Brain Drain in the area. This is true, despite any yearning to family, homeland or culture – these ones just want to go. Once they leave, “Pandora’s Box” is opened and the repercussions and consequences are dire: things get worse, before it gets worst.

This disposition is 100% Push. (Considering the Brain Drain’s Push-Pull dynamics; where Push refers to the search for refuge and Pull refers to the lure of a different location). The actuality of this bad happenstance violates the mandate of this song:

I believe that children are the future, teach them well and let them lead the way. – Song: The Greatest Love –

We have had 60 years of futility with our best-and-brightest leaving us, abandoning the Caribbean homeland. The “jury is in”:

This is bad; bad for the people and bad for the homeland. Our best-and-brightest can easily assimilate to another culture – in a foreign land – but the resultant effect of our Brain Drain is less skilled workers; less entrepreneurs; less law-abiding citizens; less capable public servants. We would lose our best and leave the communities with the rest; thusly creating even more of a crisis.

Let’s do better … we already have to contend with the “Pull” – there is little we can do, outside of truth in messaging to convey that life for the Caribbean’s Black-and-Brown in the Diaspora is actually limited to Less Than”. We do not need to further exacerbate our “Pull” imperilment with additional “Push” factors.

We must do the heavy-lifting to retain our people; we must protect the vulnerable, the weak and the innocent. We must be On Guard against bullying and other juvenile persecutions.

This was the quest of the 2013 book Go Lean … Caribbean, a roadmap for the introduction of the Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU). It is designed to elevate the economic, security and governing engines of the 30 member-states of the Caribbean region. It focuses on the needs of all the 42 million people in the homeland, working to dissuade additional emigration. It identified the additional mitigation we have to implement to abate the Push of bullying. Consider these excerpts:

Page 24Security Principles – Anti-Bullying and Mitigation
The CU security pact must defend against regional threats, including domestic terrorism. This includes gangs and their junior counterparts, bullies. The community must accept that young ones will go astray, so Juvenile Justice programs should be centered on the goal to rehabilitate them into good citizens, before it’s too late. So community messaging (life-coaching and school-mentoring programs) must be part of the campaign for anti-bullying and mitigations.

Page 2710 Ways to Foster Genius
Anti-Bullying Campaign – “Revenge of the Nerds”
As is usually the case with young children, genius abilities usually stand-out from peer groups and can therefore render one child to ridicule from others. At times, this behavior leads to extreme bullying. The series of movies “Revenge of the Nerds” have become classic in depicting the adolescent struggles of this reality; (some researchers credit the first movie – 1984 – for a drop in US girls pursuing technical careers) [18]. The CU classifies “bullying” as domestic terrorism; while no adult-style interdiction is intended, the community ethos of “saying NO to bullies”, goes far in fostering future innovators.

Page 3610 Ways to Promote Happiness
Youth Programs
Youth suicides are not uncommon as societies increase up the economic ladder. Measures to monitor and mitigate for bullying and teen distress will allow the CU to “leave no child behind”. While no suicide is pleasant, the despair that results from a teen suicide wounds a community deeply, not only the immediate family, but also the extended family, school officials and other stakeholders.

Page 17910 Ways to Improve Gun Control
Public Relations / Anti-Bullying Campaign
The CU will implement a program similar to DARE (Drug-Alcohol-Resistance-Endeavors) in the US for drug, gang, violence anti-crime programs. The goal will be to minimize any lure young ones may see for dysfunctional gun behavior. Plus, Anti-Bullying campaigns will also be constant via media, internet, and life-coaching, school-mentoring programs.

Page 18110 Ways to Mitigate Terrorism
Consider Bullying as Junior Terrorism
The CU wants to “leave no child behind”. So bullying will be managed under a domestic terrorism and Juvenile Justice jurisdiction. The CU will conduct media campaigns for anti-bullying, life-coaching, and school-mentoring programs. The problem with teen distress is that violence can ensue from bullying perpetrators or in response to bullying.

Page 22010 Ways to Protect Human Rights
LGBT Toleration
It is no longer acceptable to deny natural rights or human rights to those with alternate sexual orientation. In fact, qualifications for current EU grants depend on compliance of this requirement, (not granting rights for same-sex  marriage), allowing this class to live free of discrimination, hazing, bullying and abuse. These rules are codified under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This provides a right to respect for one’s “private and family life, his home and his correspondence”. The CU federal oversight is mandatory as these clauses clash with pro-Christian values.

Despite the emphasis here on Bullying, this is actually a commentary on the Brain Drain. This is the continuation, entry 3-of-5, of this February Teaching Series from the Go Lean movement; this entry asserts that we cannot afford to lose our Nerds, “Geeks and Freaks”. These ones usually become the most accomplished from among their cohort (class or peer group). We “need all hands on deck”. Other Brain Drain considerations are presented in this series; see the full catalog here:

  1. Brain Drain – Where the Brains Are
  2. Brain Drain – Brain Gain: Yes we can!
  3. Brain Drain – Geeks and Freaks: Ultimate Revenge
  4. Brain Drain – ‘Tiger Moms’ – Is that so bad?
  5. Brain Drain – Live and Let Live – Introducing ‘Localism’

There has been a number of references here to the title “Revenge of the Nerds”. This was a literary work and film production with a valid “moral of the story”. Truly, this is “Life Imitating Art” and “Art Imitating Life” …

Do you remember the 1984 Comedy movie? See the Trailer here:

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Posted January 8, 2015 – In this hilarious satire on college life, a group of misfits led by Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards decides to start their own fraternity after being rejected by every house on campus. Chaos results, with a brains vs. brawn battle, as the football team jocks try to run the nerds off campus. But as the nerds carefully engineer their revenge, it begins to appear as if their day is at hand.

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Can you think of some famous or infamous Nerds who have gone on to success, whose very emergence has been a penultimate Revenge of the Nerds?

Think Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame …

Think Bill Gates of Microsoft fame …

Think Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame …

All of these “Original Nerds” have impacted society in shocking and disruptive ways (industries retreated, standards shifted, future projections altered and transformations forged). They have “gotten their revenge and have had the last laugh”. Consider this sample list of previous blog-commentaries highlighting these characters: Bezos: Amazon – ‘What I want to be when I grow up’ Bezos: Forging Change: Soft Power – Clean-up or ‘Adios Amazon’ Zuckerberg: Youth are only consuming media digitally, Duh!!! Bezos: Amazon Conquered the World in 20 Years Bezos: Big Tech’s Amazon – The Retailers’ Enemy Gates: Advocacy to ‘Tax the Robots’ to offset the Emergence of A.I. Zuckerberg: Philanthropy project makes First Investment: Newark Gates: Microsoft Pledges $75 million for Kids in Computer Science Gates: The World as 100 People – Showing the Gaps Zuckerberg: Facebook goes down, the world stands still Zuckerberg: Facebook plans to provide mobile payment services

In addition, the Go Lean movement have frequently messaged on the perils of bullying and the resultant threat to the Brain Drain. Consider these previous Go Lean commentaries that have been published over the years – presented here in reverse chronological order: Unequal Justice: Bullying Magnified to Disrupt Commerce Reforming LGBT Policies – “Can’t we all just get along” Mitigating Home Violence Protecting the Vulnerable: The Kind of Society We Want Protecting Rural Women High Profile Sexual Harassment Accusers – Finally Believed? Managing the ‘Strong versus the Weak’ – Bullying in Schools Managing the ‘Strong versus the Weak’ – Model of Hammurabi

“Can’t we all just get along” – Rodney King, 1993

These must be more than just idle words; these must be the public safety mandate of society. This is reflected in the implied Social Contract that establishes modern society:

Citizens surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the authority of the State in exchange for protection of remaining natural and legal rights.

Once we fail in this delivery, the consequence is societal abandonment – the Brain Drain.

Let’s do better!

Everyone is hereby urged to lean-in to the empowerment here-in the Go Lean roadmap. This is how we can mitigate the  Brain Drain …and make our homeland a better place to live, work and play.  🙂

About the Book
The book Go Lean…Caribbean serves as a roadmap for the introduction and implementation of the technocratic Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU), for the elevation of Caribbean society – for all member-states. This CU/Go Lean roadmap has these 3 prime directives:

  • Optimization of the economic engines in order to grow the regional economy to $800 Billion & create 2.2 million new jobs.
  • Establishment of a security apparatus to ensure public safety and protect the resultant economic engines.
  • Improve Caribbean governance to support these engines, including a separation-of-powers between the member-states and CU federal agencies.

The Go Lean book provides 370-pages of turn-by-turn instructions on “how” to adopt new community ethos, plus the strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies to execute so as to reboot, reform and transform the societal engines of Caribbean society.

Download the free e-Book of Go Lean … Caribbean – now!

Who We Are
The movement behind the Go Lean book – a non-partisan, apolitical, religiously-neutral Community Development Foundation chartered for the purpose of empowering and re-booting economic engines – stresses that reforming and transforming the Caribbean societal engines must be a regional pursuit. This was an early motivation for the roadmap, as pronounced in the opening Declaration of Interdependence (Pages 12 – 13):

xi. Whereas all men are entitled to the benefits of good governance in a free society, “new guards” must be enacted to dissuade the emergence of incompetence, corruption, nepotism and cronyism at the peril of the people’s best interest. The Federation must guarantee the executions of a social contract between government and the governed.

xvi. Whereas security of our homeland is inextricably linked to prosperity of the homeland, the economic and security interest of the region needs to be aligned under the same governance. Since economic crimes … can imperil the functioning of the wheels of commerce for all the citizenry, the accedence of this Federation must equip the security apparatus with the tools and techniques for predictive and proactive interdictions.

xix. Whereas our legacy in recent times is one of societal abandonment, it is imperative that incentives and encouragement be put in place to first dissuade the human flight, and then entice and welcome the return of our Diaspora back to our shores. This repatriation should be effected with the appropriate guards so as not to imperil the lives and securities of the repatriated citizens or the communities they inhabit. The right of repatriation is to be extended to any natural born citizens despite any previous naturalization to foreign sovereignties.

xxi. Whereas the preparation of our labor force can foster opportunities and dictate economic progress for current and future generations, the Federation must ensure that educational and job training opportunities are fully optimized for all residents of all member-states, with no partiality towards any gender or ethnic group. The Federation must recognize and facilitate excellence in many different fields of endeavor, including sciences, languages, arts, music and sports. This responsibility should be executed without incurring the risks of further human flight, as has been the past history..

xxiv.  Whereas a free market economy can be induced and spurred for continuous progress, the Federation must install the controls to better manage aspects of the economy: jobs, inflation, savings rate, investments and other economic principles. Thereby attracting direct foreign investment because of the stability and vibrancy of our economy.

Sign the petition to lean-in for this roadmap for the Caribbean Union Trade Federation.

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