Make No Mistake: SJW Demands for Diversity Are Driven by Racism and Fear
Yes, I’m still exercised about “diversity” and the demands for “diversity” (of external characteristics, never, ever of thought) in everything from science to advertising.
I’m obsessing about it because this is bad crazy, the sort of crazy that can destroy civilization and all we’ve built up.
To the extent "diversity" is important, it's a diversity of ideas and points of view, not of incidentals like orientation, or color, or sex. Do those influence opinion? Less than you think when the subject is science or economics or other indisputable facts.
Talents, or even the desire or the ability to do a job aren’t evenly distributed, you see. No one gets the “standard packet” of talents at birth. And there are things even the best of us can’t do.
I’m not the best of us, but I do have a modicum of talent with language and with telling stories, both the real ones and the imaginary ones. However, if you tried to make me fulfill even a more or less average job that demanded coordination or fine motor control, you’d probably think I was impaired.
Truth is I am impaired, part of it being the result of having been born very prematurely. The other part is probably hereditary. But whatever the reason I was once the despair of gym teachers who thought I should be in basketball (for my generation in Portugal I’m freakishly tall) but couldn’t teach me to dribble a ball. And they tried. Oh, boy, they tried.
The diversity crowd assumes that all humans are widgets with precisely the same interests, abilities and desires, and so if your company/department/organization doesn’t have precisely the same proportions as the population at large, this is prima facie evidence of discrimination.
This is crazy. Bad crazy. And the implementation of it will put people in jobs they can’t do, even if they try really hard, or worse, put people in jobs they can sort of do but not do well enough to keep civilization going.
I don’t know what the margin is on civilization or Western civilization at least. I don’t know what tolerance we have for jobs “done really badly” before the wheels come off.
We’ve seen in my field (and others) that the SJWs take over and destroy the organization. What was a thriving business becomes a hollow shell; products that used to sell stop selling; systems that used to work stop working.
But the fields I know intimately are almost by definition subjective. I can tell you that someone is a bad novelist. I can’t tell you that he is objectively a bad novelist. (One of the funniest things was when an SJW said something like, “I’ve never read them, but I know that Sarah Hoyt and John Ringo are objectively bad writers. Run-on sentences and comma splices all over the place.” This showed the person confused good writing with good grammar. For fiction writing, this is not even close. Good writing is that which takes you along for a ride and makes you live things you didn’t experience. Grammar? That’s the job of the copyeditors, and irrelevant in most cases.) I can tell you about the technical errors made, but those can and often are overcome by a strong narrative voice. I can tell you I don’t like their books, but that’s about it.