The Problem With Diversity

On The Takeaway (also NPR, it was a long drive) today some elitist “experts” were discussing a recent poll on diversity and affirmative action.  They made absolutely no sense.

For one, they were genuinely perplexed that although a majority of Americans are in favor of diversity on campus, 75% are not in favor of affirmative action, as if they were the same thing.  Their apparent assumption was that “diversity” meant exact proportional representation. One of them smugly put it down as “liking sausages, but not wanting to see how they are made.” They said that people who thought race was the deciding factor in affirmative action decisions were confused.

HELLO! If race isn’t the deciding factor, how is it affirmative action?  And if two equally academically qualified people are decided between by race, how is race not the deciding factor?  Idiots.

What these “experts” didn’t understand is that Americans expect their educational systems and workplaces to be meritocracies. That means they want people of all races to be considered on their merits.  Diversity plus meritocracy will never mean exact proportional representation. Apparently it means more Asians and fewer of everyone else… I’m fine with that.

One of the women went on to say that Americans value diversity because they know the best education occurs in diverse environments where students are exposed to people with “a variety of experiences and ideas.” LOL! As if today’s college classrooms weren’t echo chambers that forbid any ideas other than far Leftist dogmas to be uttered. It reminded me of a line from a movie: “We have both kinds of music, Country and Western.”


Fear Fans Hypocrisy

On the NPR program 1A this morning, one of the segments had Bob Woodward as a guest and he had some interesting things to say about his new book, Fear, and the Trump administration.

I trust that Woodward has gotten the story 95% right although I distrust anonymous sources, like anonymous accusations.  He has a long and reputable track record writing about nine presidents and he stresses that he corroborates information that makes it into the book (although presumably with more anonymous sources). I also thinks he plays up aspects of the book that will sell it. Thus only 95%.

What occurred to me, though, is that many of the Trump-deranged people praising Woodward and touting this book as gospel today are the same people who called him a “hack” a few short years ago for using anonymous sources to claim Hillary Clinton had an ugly side to her personality and headed up misogynistic efforts to discredit Bill’s “women” as “nuts and sluts.”

I am so glad to be off that carrousel…

In Case You Missed It – 09/15/18

In case you missed it this week…

  • Apparently, black people like Serena are off limits to cartoonists. Unless they are treated “specially.
  • Size does matter, and feminists like them small.  What happened to women can do anything men can do?
  • In a week when an “Anonymous Woman” comes forward with allegations about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, a Spiked! Online classic reminds us how, in the age of #MeToo, “Women are equal to men” apparently really means “Women are special.”

Have a great weekend!

Dianne Feinstein Must Go

This week the Bret Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings were rocked by the allegation that Kavanaugh had committed an attempted sexual assault in high school, more than 30 years ago.  This anonymous accusation was put forward by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, who is on the Judiciary Committee and apparently sat on this accusation since July. Kavanaugh and a high school friend who was also implicated both denied the charge and the FBI has declined to investigate.

The fact that she sprung it at the last minute is neither here nor there.  The fact that she sprung it at all reveals some very problematic aspects of “#MeToo” feminism and Feinstein herself, not to mention the desperation of Democrats to keep Kavanaugh off the Court.

A cornerstone of our justice system and a key human right is that the accused has rights. They have the right to know who their accuser is, to face their accuser in an appropriate venue and to cross-examine them. Those are key elements of anything that pretends to be “justice.” Dianne Feinstein, in the spirit of the #MeToo witch hunt, thinks it is okay to deny Judge Kavanaugh his human rights. After all, feminists like Feinstein apparently do not recognize that men have rights.

This puts her in some pretty questionable company historically. Anonymous accusations from a network of snitches was how the Stasi secret police in East Germany operated.  It is also how Stalin put his political enemies in the Gulag.  It is also the operating principle behind “#MeToo”—anonymous accusations and those past their sell-by date.  Often both, as in this case. And the basic violation of human rights? Well that is emblematic of every genocidal, or in this case gendercidal, hate group in history.

Why should anyone trust Feinstein’s judgement about who should be on our courts when her sense of justice is so obviously twisted?

Yeah, yeah she was a friend of Harvey Milk back in the day.  But what has she done for us lately? Stoked the hatred of men.  She is a toxic feminist and needs to go. The Senate should investigate her questionable ethics and expel her.

The Serena Williams Scam

{What better more timely topic to kick off a blog about the toxic state of identity politics and those who practice it?}

Women’s sports are great and great for women. They need to exist. I actually love watching Serena Williams and have admired her athleticism and grace and the fact that she speaks French when she wins at Roland Garos. It is easy to get swept up by it all.  But let’s not lose perspective on reality here…

There is no gender equality/“equity” in sports and never can be.  There is, however, a toxic and delusional form of female entitlement on full display if you look. It is a gold-digging scam that relies on the illusion of pervasive anti-female sexism and occasional dramas as distractions to hide what is really happening. Continue reading “The Serena Williams Scam”