Best or diverse?
It was approx 1980 or very early 1981 that I first started to realize that government ruins almost everything. I was looking for a better job than evening fry cook at Carl’s Jr and Lockheed in Burbank was looking to fill 50 apprentice positions. My dad worked for Lockheed and found the time and place to take a test to determine if you had the basic knowledge and aptitude for one of these prized positions. I took the test and then had an interview. I then waited to see how I did and what the ranking was. I was excited to be called in for a second interview, but that feeling was short lived. I scored somewhere between 52 an 58 and if memory serves me well, I think it was 52. Now some of the applicants that scored better than I did secured jobs elsewhere which gave me hope that I would actually secure a position as an apprentice which could have meant a salary, in the early 80’s of $20 an hour which was good money back then. Imaging how deflated I was when informed that even though I scored well enough to be hired, that because of government regulation, I would not be hired. That’s right, I am a white male and the government regulation dictated that Lockheed had to hire a certain number of minorities because of government contracts. So Lockheed was forced by government regulation to hire people that did not test as well as others. Best or diverse?
I see many companies now that claim they are diverse. Even my current employer has created and staffed a department to publicize, train (brainwash) and enforce diversity. My employer as well as others, maybe because of fear, espouse diversity instead of best. This is not what Dr. Martin Luther King meant. He said to judge a man by the content of his character and not by the color of his skin. To put it another way, don’t judge a person by appearance, but by who that person is at their core. A company should hire the best person for the job, not someone that ‘looks’ good.
Let us set up a scenerio for you. Let’s say you need surgery. Do you want the ‘best’ doctor to perform the surgery or someone only chosen because they were ‘diverse’? (Kind of like asking Alan Alda to do surgery just because he played Dr Hawkeye Pierce in MASH). If you are in college or a university in a physics class, do you want the best physics instructor or someone who takes every moment to tell you that physics is prejudice because light is white? These same people say that milk is racist because it is white and coffee is racist because black people can’t afford it. Those statements are in themselves racist. To say that milk, that comes from cows as a white liquid as being racist, that is a moronic statement. To say that a hot beverage that is brewed from the coffee bean is racist because it is black or dark brown is a moronic statement. These statements prove that those that utter them are racist and looking for any excuse to spout their hatred.
I grew up in Los Angeles in the 60’s and 70’s. In my opinion, the KKK and the Black panthers are the same, organizations based on hate and destruction.
Now, we are inbroiled in another type of hatred based on seperation. Less than half of 1% of the population of America identify as something other than male or female. The number is actually .4%. That means that we are involved in this ‘diversity war’ because .4% of the population wants more attention than they deserve. And the current administration, the Biden administration is giving them the lions share of attention. Do you really think it is a good idea to give puberty blockers to children and allow them to decide that they are not the gender that they were born? Puberty is a confusing time. You are changing and nature is doing what it has done since the beginning of time.
Look at the members of President Bidens cabinet. Pete Buttigieg is a gay man. His spouse and him adopted a baby. He and his spouse used a government law to take a couple of months to bond with their new child. Not a problem. Pete is in charge of transportation in America. Look at the train derailment in Ohio and the many troubles with the aircraft transportation industry. With him staying at home, now there is a problem. Was he the ‘best’ person for the job or was he hired to fulfill some quota?
The White House press secretary is Karine Jean-Pierre born in Martinique. She is a black lesbian. So what? I could not care less. What I do care about is her ability to do her job. The White House press room is not the place to endorse a TV show just because the President likes it. Simon Ateba, a bonified reporter has been ignored by KJP for over 7 months and kept refusing this reporters serious questions because the administration is ill prepared to answer them. Was KJP the ‘best’ person for the job or was she hired to fulfill some quota?
Ask yourself this question, do you want the ‘best’ or do you want someone simply to fulfill some quota so you can get a pass and say you support inclusion. If you hire the best, you are, in fact, doing what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr espoused to long ago whereas by virtue signaling, you are by its very nature looking at image (color of skin) instead of ability. Best or diverse.