When I was in the public service, I spoke to a man who had had the misfortune to work at DFAT. He had attained a certain APS rank and was looking to advance further. One man higher in the organisation took him aside and said to him:
>we all went to the same schools
>our parents went to the same schools
>we all know each other and all do the same things
>you will never be a part of this club
>this is how it is going to be
I look between the old guard of the "elites", and the new guard of the "elites", and the "counter" guard of the "elites", and I see no difference between them. They are all of the very same group, the same schools, the same ideology, no matter what the wrapping, and they will never, ever, not in one thousand years, willingly let any of us, no matter how talented, have a seat at their table.
I say, fuck that shit.
>And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
>And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
>But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.