TDPerk wrote:"It does not mean his work was not good, as I know some of it was very good. It still does not make him a Professional."
Yes it does.
A trade union acting as a cat's paw for the state, or the state acting as a cat's paw for it, is a contemptible conspiracy against the public.
My argument is based in standards. Mike does not meet those established standards, which all exist for good reason, not some tinfoil hat internet conspiracy garbage about 'the man keeping good folks down'. I can see that your emotional bias against community governance is clouding your ability to see the real issue: establishment and adherence to standards.
Your argument is one normally based in a lack of understanding on the why side of good governance for a community. Mike, while he certainly could have been, is not a real engineer. And, his inability to reconcile his personal differences regarding informed contribution to a community, verses having it his own way, are what has kept him limited in his success and contributions. This is an unfortunate loss of talent for the greater good, however his inner anger at not being taken seriously has overwhelmed his judgement over the years regarding 'giving in a little to gain a lot'. Some further explanation for his behaviours can be possibly found when viewed from Gregorc AS/CR perspectives. He would appear to be a blend of both. While a potentially powerful combination, it is also dangerously self-destructive, especially on anti-social behaviour lines.