Posted On: Tuesday - October 25th 2022 7:11PM MST
In Topics:   US Feral Government  The Future  Race/Genetics
Continued from Part 1.
Part 1 described how the good intentions from lots of people without a real understanding of the differences between the races got this Affirmative Action process going over a half century ago. I'd say most of the American population not living in the deep South had to be pretty naive during that era. Others knew what was what but were outvoted and disparaged with nasty names.
At the end of that post, Peak Stupidity asked "Who knew that Affirmative Action would metastasize to peoples who weren't even IN America in 1967?" During this same time period - the mid 1960s - the same bastards behind AA and other Civil Rites implemented a program to encourage the massive immigration invasion we started feeling a couple of, arguably three, decades later . Back in 1965, not too many Americans of any ideology could have foreseen how this would change the country.
For some reason, which we will mention later in the post, many groups of these newcomers became beneficiaries of Affirmative Action along with the black Americans who did have ancestors subject to slavery. Again, though it's not the subject of this post, Peak Stupidity doesn't fall one bit for these sob stories and for the punishment of the innocent great-great-great-grandsons for the sins (of a very few of) the great-great-great-grandfathers. You want to talk reparations? Fine, that's another story - you may want to pore over the Peak Stupidity Reparations Plan at your leisure.
To digress slightly here, let me mention two otherwise very good pundits who are for AA, but only for these DOAS - Descendants Of American Slaves. Both Ann Coulter and Steve Sailer think this way. I understand that their point is about the numbers. When you add in all the new groups, even without including half the population, the women, more than half the population nowadays would be on the receiving end of the AA racial spoils system. These two pundits figure that's too many, and everyone but American legacy blacks has no claim ... you know ... against the pay and careers of the average White guy who never did them any harm. These two pundits are suckers for holding this opinion - perhaps "surrender monkeys" would be a better term. It's nothing but appeasement. Wrong is wrong, period.
Oh, but it's just the disadvantaged groups that are allowed to screw us out of pay and jobs, they tell us. Hey, not my problem, but I do note that it's almost every group that gets to claim being "under-represented". Chinese people may not get an advantage in hiring where they already predominate. However, if it's a career in which a the Chinese are not good at or even into, say, sports announcing, they can go bitch to the Feds and, "Holy Cow! He's outta there!" In the meantime, as a White guy, good luck getting the Feds to help you avoid job discrimination a the Chinese buffet restaurant.
One gets the feeling after a while that this Affirmative Action for (almost) everyone is not an effort to remedy the harm done to people in the past - as stupid as that idea is anyway. No, I've been getting the feeling that it's simply about screwing over the White man and nothing more.
My point with that digression, though, is to note that the sheer numbers of AA beneficiaries is much higher than it would have been with just the black population subject to it. By its definition, mandating the use of race or ethnicity as a factor in hiring, means AA has been increasing the employment of the unqualified. That's what this post is really about. Finally, we're getting to the point of this series.
The numbers still allowed AA to be tolerable for society as a whole in the 1970s and '80s. The White male population in the critical parts of the workforce was still a big majority. Those in the less critical jobs would suffer in trying to keep the AA hires up to speed or at least keep them from doing too much damage to the product or service. Others at the high end could keep above the fray and get the hard work done, as the big shots in management could tell the world how this diversity was the strength of the company, and "see, Feral Gov't, we're playing ball. Now, quid pro quo, Clarice."
Though White men were being hurt continually at the lower levels, back in the '60s and '70s American engineers, computer types, technicians, mechanics, pilots, etc. were almost all White men*. It worked. Society worked.
The numbers of people hired based on skin color, face-dotage, lip size, what-have-you, and not based on merit, is huge now. There are no longer enough of the competent to cover for the incompetent. Peak Stupidity mentioned this factor in our observations of the service at hotels nowadays in the 2nd post of our series Hotel Haiti - - On Competence.
55 years, almost 3 generations, has America very far along on this Affirmative Action experiment. At this point, it's not just the getting screwed over and having to live as 2nd-class employees for White men that is a result. The numbers of the incompetent for the job are big now. The incompetent have been mandated to be employed in all industries and in all jobs within them.
The picture at the top is of a collapsed pedestrian bridge on the campus of Florida International University in Miami. The bridge, touted to be a great example of female and minority engineering, collapsed due to a mistake in the design as it was erected in '18. Six people were killed.
OK, is that cherry picking of one incident? We read of occasional structural failures here and there every few years. However, if this society is not to see increasing numbers of failures of engineering like this, an overwhelming number of competent people must remain employed in the technical fields. Yet, they are being kept out or driven out by the wokeness, part of which is basically AA on steroids.
Will there be more of this sort of thing? Did the well-intentioned supporters of AA in the 1960s ever foresee it would go this far? Being scared to ride on a n airliner or cross a bridge is one thing, but there is a more general bad result that we have harvested from the half-century of Affirmative Action. It's all types of jobs being done by a big contingent of the incompetent. Getting things done is more difficult, and things are just getting shoddier.
It's harder to get worthwhile help at Lowes or Auto Zone. It's harder to get a plumber or carpenter who knows what he's doing. It's hard to get a vehicle fixed right, hell, fixed period. Don't even worry about your order being right at the fast-food joint. Just be glad if the cashier remembers you're there. (Better off not going in, of course.) Bank tellers are slow as molasses. Roads are torn up. Signs on the road are ass-backwards**
I'd thought recently that the shoddiness I see was solely due to the long-lasting effects of the Kung Flu PanicFest on small business. I'm not sure though. We seem to be going more and more toward the 3rd-World in ways I can see almost weekly. It's some bitter fruit off some trees that I sure as hell did not plant.
* By the 1980s, there were already quite a few foreigners, especially Orientals, who got into the technical fields. They were still hired based on merit though, from my recollection, as America was getting the smartest of the bunch. That's not the case anymore.
** Before the bend it said "right lane closed", but it was the left lane that was closed. That's what I saw just today.