Scam, kidnap by South African police

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Rules for humans and organizations and countries SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2013 v7n1 p0506

I love rules because they tell me what to do, how to behave.

In the small institute I direct, Medical Writing Institute, students and faculty are bounded by rules. We teach the rules that guide document writing, and the rules that guide getting jobs and contracts, and the rules that guide setting up companies.

I travel a lot. I have since my brothers and I were plucked out of Clayton Street Infants School in Manchester and put on a boat across the Irish Sea, landing in Belfast in plenty of time to gaze up at the heavens at Sputnik, the first human-manufactured object in space. Oh my! The stars exist so we can dream. So we can know that the impossible is possible. What a lesson to have learned at 6.

I am often asked where I would live if I could live anywhere. My  answer: in the house that has been my base 30 years this week. In New Jersey, midway between New York City and Washington DC. Close to Philadelphia International airport.

Across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Across the river from where the Declaration of Independence was made; across the river from where the American Constitution was written during a long hot summer gathering of the American intelligentsia.

The American Constitution lays down rules to live by. Highly workable, which is an impossible accomplishment considering racial and sexual apartheid was in full force when it was written, and continued for more than a century afterwards.

I live in a country with rules of law, rules of behavior, rules of accountability.

These rules translate into my having 4 children who are healthy, responsible adults, into the lights being on and into the absolute truth that anyone of strong physical and mental health with skills, drive and the ability to work, can do so.

Either by finding an employer and following the rules of employment, or starting a business and setting up its own set of rules. How many immigrant women from Africa and the Caribbean have I seen do this successfully. I am a member of an organization in Brooklyn, CACCI, which celebrates Caribbean achievements and works for prosperity in the Caribbean community daily. CACCI does what it says it does, follows the rules it set for itself 28 years ago.

Occasionally, often, rules are unworkable and countries and organizations fail.

I have been part of organizations where the rules strangle any movement, any attempt to do good.

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I am currently in an organization which had user-friendly bylaws, which were inexplicably replaced 5 years ago, adding an additional executive group and additional officers with duplicate duties. The organization's officers have tripped over each other, resulting in polite backing away so that it has stopped being an advocacy group, and turned into a group that spends its time complaining about any initiative by its members. It is now a women's supper club.

Changing the rules in countries or organizations can be good for its citizens or members. This happens when the original rules are invalidated by a dramatic change in understanding of the rights, and limits, of each individual.

Apr 27, 1994 was the first election in South Africa when adults of all races and both sexes were permitted to vote and is widely understood to be the date when racial apartheid ended in South Africa and South Africa started in a path to economic prosperity.

On that day, I was watching the lines to vote on television in my house as I was preparing for the birth of my 4th child, my only daughter. And this was in the middle of those dreadful weeks when we were hearing about the genocide in Rwanda that was turning the rivers red.

Nineteen years later, my daughter is happier and healthier and doing better than I had any right to expect; South Africa has a constitution they are justly proud of; Rwanda shook off its official language (French) and its terrible past with Claudine speaking on behalf of Rwandan orphans to everyone who will listen who passes through New York, and I know that I live in the best part of the best country in the world.

Because we have rules. And we have activists in New York like Councilmember Jumaane D Williams and District Leader Rodneyse Bichotte and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke and Congressman Hakim Jeffries. In Philadelphia we have Dr Alethea Hankins and Anne Gemmell. In South Jersey we have Eric Kipnis. In North Carolina we have the Rev William Barber.

So many good citizens doing everything they can to make sure the rules are followed, or changed if they do not work for all of us.
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