Posted On: Saturday - November 7th 2020 9:02PM MST
In Topics:   Political Correctness  Race/Genetics  Big-Biz Stupidity
It was time the other day to get started on some recurrent learning for my job, done on-line, of course. That was the case for this stuff even way before the Kung Flu. OK, it is mostly stuff that I do need to review, and I take it seriously.
About the only thing I usually don't like about this deal is the 3rd-party "learning" software itself, which can get buggy sometimes. I can't always count on not having to start a 10-minute lesson over, just occasionally. Secondly, at the beginning and end of a these units software takes you through 5 clicks, as in "click here", now "click here", wait for an arrow, "wait 5 second" click it, "tap anywhere on the screen". Hey, you're a computer program, dammit! If you know what you need me to do, then YOU fucking do it! I thought computers were good for that repetitive stuff... I dunno...
I will stop the rant about the Artificial Stupidity to get to the different point of this post. The first "learning" unit I got to this time was a new one. It was some corporate mumbo-jumbo (wish I could remember the name, but it's thankfully not on my virtual to-do list anymore!) about workplace threats and that. I'm not really in their world on corporate crap, and once I started the unit up, I realized I am REALLY not in their world at all.
See, every one of the bad guys in this lesson on how to see bad deeds done (dirt cheap) in the workplace was a white guy. It wasn't just the one obligatory police-sketch-artist drawing of mustached mean-ass looking possibly white guy. There's plausible deniability there, as, well, he could be partly black, hard to tell, and maybe even one of those immigrant mass murderers - do Moslems wear hoodies? (Maybe they do up in Dearbornistan - gets damn chilly up there.) No, but there were color photos of white guys, ONLY, who I'm pretty sure work at the company and had their mean faces and gestures on and up for the lesson. First, I hope they are hourly employees and made a few bucks at it, but secondly, I thought we were a diverse workplace environment, dammit! I keep hearing and reading that. There was absolutely no diversity in this 45-minute lesson. This was not my diverse attacker. This was not my beautiful workplace. It's these same old pale males again. Same as it ever was!
Keep in mind as you read this that it wasn't as though I was paying great attention to this lesson in "run, hide, or fight". Haha, the one fight" slide (do we still call them "slides"?) I saw had a lady with her laptop raised over her head. I mean she was ready to fight. That was no modern thin-ass, chicklet-keyboard style unit. I mean, it could have been a 17 lb. Lenovo 610S, so watch the hell out, workplace violence perpetrators! That thing is bulletproof. I don't know what happened as the sound wouldn't work for the last 2/3 of the lesson.
No, but the thing is, I know bullshit when I load it up, and even before I saw all the bogus white security-alarm-commercial white men, I was ready to blow this thing off best I could. I was in luck with 2 things. This particular long lesson (45 minutes, as I wrote above) did not have slides that require the user to click "CONTINUE" buttons. I'd have been screwed, as I needed to take a dump and subsequently a shower. After that, it was time for breakfast while perusing Steve Sailer post comments. Also, it didn't have a long test at the end, or I'd have had to make 5 or 10 runs at it.
I got out of the shower, and the damn tablet screen was dark. What a waste of 20 minutes of my life that I'll never get back! (Maybe if I get attacked later and beat all hell out of the guy with this tablet, I'll be more than even, though ...) I had the sound way, way down so I could barely tell if it cut off, meaning I'm supposed to to something, and I guess it got sick of waiting for me to shave.
After starting it over, I kept the tablet close so I could monitor it and touch the screen once in a while to keep learning while I read Sailer comments on another device and ate my fruit and a few carbs. That's when I occasionally noticed the plethora of white male attackers and the other stupidity. I'm very glad it didn't ask me any hard questions, involving race, immigrant mass murder syndrome (True or False), and the like. I actually aced the thing, all 3 of the random questions that, luckily, didn't time out on me.
It was very nice, BTW, to get back to the regular lessons on actual physical semi-technical stuff that I really do need to know. What a relief!
I really don't appreciate being blatantly lied to, whether I get paid for it or not. There probably are some young and naive people who really go for the narrative that was contained in that long presentation. The corporate people put it out to cover their asses, but corporations are places of great virtual signaling now too. I noted on this unit that there was some mass murder incident at a Waffle House. (The sound was either way down or not working, so I just saw some brief wording.) Yes, you can find white guys doing these deeds and cherry pick those incidents. I suppose in the Waffle House attack, some people really did get scattered, smothered, and covered. There were no lies of commission, just lies of omission. Any kind of black, Hispanic, or immigrant mass murder event was just not to be mentioned.
I'll let VDare cover the Immigrant Mass Murder Syndrome more comprehensively than we have*, but how about that Fed-Ex flight 705 attack 26 years ago? Is the cockpit of a DC-10 not a workplace? I'd heard of that incident for 20 years before I found out that it was a disgruntled black pilot (he'd lied about his flight time so was in trouble) that tried to kill the pilots and flight engineer with hammers and a spear gun and crash the bird. He almost did too. However, after one big struggle involving severe aircraft maneuvers all 3 of the flight crewmembers survived but were hurt so seriously they could never fly commercially again.
There was no mention of Fed-Ex Flight 705 in this unit. I would have really liked to learn something from that. Alas, #StoryTooBlack
* It was in Canada, not America, but the reader may want to enjoy our post Immigrants doing the Cannibalization that Americans JUST WON'T DO.