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21 October 2021

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Scott O

"applicants for teaching positions at major universities and corporatist management positions must now submit an essay on DEI with their applications."
But not all universities and corps - right?
The fed govt will soon make sure if your company or institution doesn't play this stupid game you will not be eligible for fed contracts or fed student loans, etc.
We can't have the 'woke' entities being blown out by the folks that go with competence uber alles.
The only problem I have is trying to figure out what percentage of the ones that push this crap are evil vs the ones that are simply butt-stupid.

Don Bessee

Thanks for being such ass holes creepy grampa joe and comrade bernie -

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/i-m-comfortable-with-zero-in-tiff-with-bernie-sanders-joe-manchin-admits-he-doesn-t-want-a-deal/ar-AAPO5SA?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

;-)

scenes

"The only problem I have is trying to figure out what percentage of the ones that push this crap are evil vs the ones that are simply butt-stupid."

Dunno that anyone is 'evil', it's just that it's a very easy way to achieve rank, status, and filthy lucre. In any case there's that big endorphin rush to pithing an enemy.

I doubt that this goes away without a fairly enthusiastic push from reasonable people. One bigly problem here is that the CRT/DEI supporters are absolutely not allowed to back down from their positions. It's not just the peer pressure (or pressure to keep your job), but simply that people don't want to be embarrassed by changing their mind. I'd say that fear of embarrassment, particularly among men, may be the strongest motivator in peoples' behavior.

George Rebane

If the actions of the evil and the butt-stupid are irredeemably the same as they impact you and yours, then would your response to each be different were you to categorize them? Consider the Islamists. Some clearly sign up and embrace that faith through ignorance as they commit their atrocities, and some do it because they are evil by nature. How do you respond? The same with those who embrace the progressive neo-Marxist worldview and work hard to destroy our world. Knowing their progressive declarations, how do you differentiate between the ignorant and evil in preparing your response and/or resistance? In either case, do you delay until you are certain who is evil or ignorant?

From these pages, my answer is simple. If you seek to destroy me and mine or what we consider to be good, you are designated 'evil' and dealt with according to the nature of your sins.

scenes

"If the actions of the evil and the butt-stupid are irredeemably the same as they impact you and yours, then would your response to each be different were you to categorize them?..."

It's a good question and lexicology is as good a rainy-day pastime as anything.

'Evil' is usually defined in a circular fashion with words like 'immoral' and 'wicked'. An interesting side question is whether Communists were 'evil' for GULAG or Carthaginians were for child sacrifice if the average citizen viewed those activities as necessary/moral. Lots of weird cases out there. Steppe tribes basing a large part of their economy on thievery and mass murder of urban centers, cannibalism in indigenous American cultures, Aztecs cutting out 1000's of hearts to keep the Sun going, slavery essentially everywhere in the world with a slowdown only in the mid-19th century.

I think what bugs me the most, let's call it evil, are activities that cause high cost to the victim with little benefit to the evildoer. A liquor store robbery murder harms someone much much more than any possible gain. Torture and death camps generally count. Dumping toxic chemicals to save a few bucks.

Probably the most upsetting thing in modern America is that the rules changed. You are faced with opponents who have seized levers of power with little opposition. The whole system of building monopolies, government and business both, has been cleverly taken over from within, but they are doing it for personal profit or personal pleasure and draw roughly as much as you lose. Perhaps not evil by my thinking, but they certainly provide an existential threat to Western Civ. Opponents are a thing.

Hell, probably the smart move would be to have started a non-profit, provide it with a young female staff and nice salary for moi, and skim off a bit of everyone's tax money via hypnotic handwaving at government staff. Perhaps the ascendancy of the apparatchik was always in the cards due to civilization cycles.

Don Bessee

So creepy grampa joe and the socialist greens want to control you 401K and give higher fees if the plan administrators force you into their pet programs and not have the feduciary put your investment outcome first! F)&% that BS! -

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/department-labor-proposes-rule-political-directives-retirement-savings

;-)

Scott O

People that are aware of what is actually going on and persist for personal gain of any sort (large or small) are evil. The subject is this crap that has infected our entire nation - schools, military, industry, news media, entertainment - you name it...
These are people that know damn well it will absolutely ruin our nation and yet they push it for personal gain, personal vindictiveness, whatever.
They are evil. They know what they are doing is shameful - hence the lies and subterfuge. And of course the useful idiots. There's no point in shooting them - it's not against the law to be stupid. The arc of the story was written long ago so many times by people who observed human nature.
Even the founders of our nation knew it was a crap shoot that it would work for very long. I suppose you could say we had a good run and just try to cover your own ass as long as you can or maybe even push for a little reprieve from the madness for a few more years. We will see this play out in the coming years. Already there are agencies and companies that have found to their surprise that more people than they had thought are telling them to shove it.
Time will tell and the clock is running ever faster.

Scott O

Don 6:40 - That's actually not a new development. The 'new' thing is that they are pushing it down into private plans. CalPers for example has for years abandoned their fiduciary obligation to retirees and employed left-wing 'moral' and political considerations in their investment planning. They get away with it because the CA taxpayers backstop the shortfalls that result from their agenda driven investment schemes. Who will now backstop the losses for the private investors?
I guess no one.

George Rebane

On Evil. Apologies for the incompleteness of my 549pm rant on Evil. According to my lights, Evil is in the heart of the beholder, and also of its practitioner. The man who has blind devotion to Allah, and practices it according to the interpretations of his acknowledged Islamist betters, does not have evil in his heart when kills infidels or fellow Muslims of the wrong sect. In his heart he is carrying out the will of Allah for which he knows he will be blessed. And he takes additional comfort when all members of his cohort attest to the purity of his devotion. But in the heart of this beholder (watashi-wa) such a man is evil to his core through both his beliefs (that give rise to his deeds) and his deeds (which actualize the harm). And because his deeds have been or will be so destructive to what I hold dear, I will seek absolution and deal with him accordingly from whatever position of advantage I have over him. Of course, he would enthusiastically do the same to me.

If there is an absolutist perspective on the embodiment of Evil in an individual, it exists in those who confess to or demonstrate their enjoyment from knowingly committing acts of gratuitous harm (i.e. not serving any other or higher purpose) to others with the anticipation and expectation that they will suffer. And such judgment weighs doubly on those – be they judged sane or insane - who wish to be known for exercising suffering on others. When society identifies such people, they should be efficiently dispatched without any emotion that exceeds that required to take out the trash.

Don Bessee

Looks like pay back for supporting Trump -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-says-police-officers-first-responders-should-be-fired-for-refusing-jab

;-)

scenes

Bari Weiss essay.

"We Got Here Because of Cowardice. We Get Out With Courage
Say no to the Woke Revolution"
https://www.commentary.org/articles/bari-weiss/resist-woke-revolution/

Don Bessee

So the dems and their lap dogs lied about rancid russian dressing got caught and still are trying to unload their remaining stocks.

But in the real world creepy grampa joe and the socialist are actually bringing in real russian plants that are actively protected by putin.

Boy oh by i am looking forward to the ponytail of ignorance's excuse. LOL

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/10/21/moscow-university-scrubs-marxism-thesis-authored-biden-comptroller-pick/

;-)

Scott O

Don 10:06 - That's what they do. They must be so proud, they destroy the evidence. Remember that Moo-shell made sure no one would read her thesis.
Gee - we all wonder why.

The Estonian Fox

Don B @ 6:40 PM & Scott O 7:17-

This document is ONLY 89 pages (if copied to WORD; 33 pages as their .pdf) rather than the 2700-pages for other rules/bills.

Their paragraph 1.3. BENEFITS - In the middle of the document (their pages 57288-57291), is the main description of what should be considered for a fiduciary making an investment decision. "The body of research evaluating ESG investing as a whole shows ESG investing has financial benefits, although the literature overall has varied findings." There are comparisons of ESG-fund returns to an S&P500-Index fund. Benefits of ESG range from +0.16%, to underperform by 43%!!! But that's just my interpretation.

"It costs firms an estimated $64 billion per year from losing and replacing over 2 million American professionals and managers who leave their jobs each year due to unfairness and discrimination. (ref. footnote 116, from a 2007 paper by the Level Playing Field Institute.)"

[The Level Playing Field Institute is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in STEM and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.] My side note - evidently teaching ballistic trajectories of small pointed copper-jacketed objects is one area of STEM in which this institute has excelled.

What bothers me is that someone(s) has spent time to craft this document, when I think the 401k-system already has adequate investment rules in place. So this is another example of govt. interference into a process to make that process "better". Where their definition of 'better' is highly correlated with their belief system, rather than math or economics.
I suspect that NY Times quasi-Nobel-Econ-Prize-winner Paul Krugm.. Paul Kr..ugh, can't say it, but you know who I mean, was involved. It fits him.

I think the same folks also wrote the 5-page design spec for the U.S. hypersonic missile that has been so successful. Section 3.1.3 of that doc said, and I quote, "Send final design drawings to Beijing."

scenes

"Remember that Moo-shell made sure no one would read her thesis."

This?

https://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

I must admit that the topic doesn't surprise me a bit. It's tragic how much time is wasted on group affinity, the politics of the prison yard applied to the general public sphere.

Maybe it's just baked into the cake of some individuals, nothing to be done.

It's funny to think about how few Ivy League grads would make it through their school's 19th C. curriculum. Putting up Latin and (especially) Greek as a gating requirement would have an astounding ability to keep the numbers down, much less the literature presented in those languages.

scenes

re: Retirement accounts (which, frankly, I'm not sure should exist at all...the endgame of course is to merge them with .gov retirement plans...it's too much money to leave alone).

Then: "An important Trump Labor rule last fall reinforced that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (Erisa) requires retirement plan fiduciaries to act "solely in the interest" of participants. "

Now: "The Biden DOL plans to scrap the Trump rule while putting retirement sponsors and asset managers on notice that they have a fiduciary duty to include ESG in investment decisions."

*ESG = Environmental, social and corporate governance. ie. DEI plus global warmingcooling.

Nice. Well, perhaps I need to expand my definition of the word 'evil'. Maybe a 'Strength Through Joy' bond program is in the works.


scenes

EstonianFox: "[The Level Playing Field Institute is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in STEM and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.] My side note - evidently teaching ballistic trajectories of small pointed copper-jacketed objects is one area of STEM in which this institute has excelled."

hah. Very funny.

The problem is inventing an abbreviation that includes street crime and presence in TV commercials, Marvel comics, and Greek mythology. '2SLGBTQQIA+' has blazed the way for peak acronym.

scenes

from the twitter brain trust.

"SNL should get Trump to play Alec Baldwin this week."

Scott O

scenes 6:52 - "...is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color..."
That barrier is real.
They're called Democrats.

And - "evidently teaching ballistic trajectories of small pointed copper-jacketed objects is one area of STEM in which this institute has excelled."
Hardly.
It's been pointed out that any time there is a shooting you can tell the skin tone of the shooter(s) by the ratio of the number of shots fired to the number of dead people who were actual targets.
I do realize that holding the hand gun sideways is so much cooler looking so we will award extra points for style.
They do certainly have an aptitude for practice.

Scott O

scenes 6:33 - Ah, I looked it up and it turns out it was only hidden until after the election.
The fact that she had to restrict it made reading it unnecessary.

Scott O

And
scenes 6:33 - "Putting up Latin and (especially) Greek as a gating requirement would have an astounding ability to keep the numbers down..."
Sadly, you can probably now add English.

Bill Tozer

“DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) has now penetrated the deepest recesses of STEM academia and corporatist organizations of all hues.” —-Dr. Rebane

The only way the Tyrants can get around the Constitutional and legal protections against discrimination and trampling on an individual’s civil rights is to use the magic word, ‘equity’. Inclusion, diversity, equity is the unbroken continuation of ‘community values’ dictates on campuses to stomp out the Ist, 4th Amendment and equal protection. Those rights are not issued by government.

They don’t need no stinkin’ rules. They make the rules as they go along. I would be amiss to not note that if one was following the true pure Marxism as laid out, Stalin would have imprisoned you before your execution.

Which comes first? The unraveling of our nation or the unraveling of the far left Justice Democrats? It’s a race against time.

scenes

"Sadly, you can probably now add English."

Ah well, we all speak our own language after all.

Like M. Obama sez in her Princeton thesis:
===
"When one speaks of being “comfortable with”
someone or something, one often thinks of environments which
promote feelings of ease and with which one is familiar,
such as being in one’s own home or with one’s family and
close friends. More often than not, one finds comfort in
things with which one is familiar rather than in unfamiliar
things. It is also more likely that one is more attached to
to things with which one is familiar than to things with
which one is unfamiliar. "
===

The word 'one' appears to be quite popular in her circle. No doubt we all could stand to have an editor.

scenes

BillT: "The only way the Tyrants can get around the Constitutional and legal protections against discrimination and trampling on an individual’s civil rights is to use the magic word"

I have a lot of magic words but they tend to be both vulgar and ineffective. No matter.

At this point, the only other way appears to be privatization. You allow private companies to do things that government is not allowed to and then selectively defang law enforcement (current or new) in those areas when the megacorps do the 'correct' thing.

Conservatives can be shunted to the side by shouting 'PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, MF'ER!! WEREN'T YOU IN FAVOR OF THAT BEFORE?!!'. It works splendidly. Private security provides overseas armies without Congressional action, Google/Facebook is allowed to sidestep NSA restrictions when spying on deplorables and insurrectionists. Hopefully Paul will throw a few bread crusts over the barbed wire when he gets his desired round-ups, although I draw the line on workin' man ditties.

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe has made history -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-has-lost-more-approval-at-start-of-term-than-any-president-since-world-war-ii-poll-finds

;-)

Don Bessee

Anderson Cooper could have just answered his own question considering he mostly did -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/22/someone-reboot-biden-8-awkward-moments-as-joe-biden-struggled-through-cnn-town-hall/

;-)

The Estonian Fox

From Sky News, re the Alec Baldwin shooting:

"According to witness reports, Baldwin asked: "Why was I handed a hot gun?"

Baldwin said he will be working alongside authorities to determine how the incident occurred."

Silly me - why did the script call for Baldwin to point a gun (loaded or not) toward the director of photography, then pull the trigger? I can't see her being part of the movie or being written into the screenplay for a weapon to be aimed at her. Sure sounds more like inattention to detail, or simple horseplay, to me.

Don Bessee

Po wittle alec is on the hook bigly -

Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' had prior prop gun incidents, crew walked off set before fatal shooting: Reports

https://currently.att.yahoo.com/att/cm/alec-baldwin-rust-shooting-jensen-ackles-propgun-video-212956451.html

;-)

Don Bessee

Creepy grampa joe does not think walls work that is unless its for him! LOL -

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/22/dhs-shells-out-450000-for-wall-around-bidens-summer-home/

;-)

Don Bessee

WOW! At what point do you call them what they are hostages?!? -

State Department in Contact With More Than 350 Americans in Afghanistan, Far Exceeding Administration’s Earlier Estimates

https://www.yahoo.com/news/state-department-contact-more-350-155204707.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

;-)

Don Bessee

Now that soooo pathetic but given the source......... -

White House panned for citing 'reporting' about Biden's 2008 'drive through' at the border amid scrutiny
'Where did she get this talking point from - THE BABYLON BEE?!' one critic exclaimed

https://www.foxnews.com/media/white-house-jen-psaki-biden-border-drive-through

;-)

Bill Tozer

'School district racially segregates students, threatens them for 'biased' statements: lawsuit'

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/education/school-district-racially-segregates-students-threatens-them-biased

Bias Response Teams? Its been awhile since we discussed those hit squads.

scenes

re: BillT@4:31AM

My, that's a nice story.

I spent some time looking through that school system's DEI management, enjoying that word salad that erupts from the responsible parties (on youtube) and the PowerPoint slides and reports on the district website. It's best to hear them in their own words, the better to recognize the lexicography of the movement.

Of course, in shorthand, it's easiest to simply remap the job title of anyone in the diversityequity business as 'Kommissar'. Their belief systems include a whole passel of details beyond favoring outcomes over opportunity.

lol. Truth is, we're really in the soup. This is not going to end well.

scenes

DIE op-ed.

https://chalkboardheresy.com/2021/08/24/the-holy-trinity-of-woke-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/

Walt

This will go nowhere fast as long as Queen Nan is holding court.
https://beckernews.com/articles-of-impeachment-accusing-president-biden-of-treason-have-been-introduced-in-the-house-of-representatives-42650/

President Biden has been hit with formal impeachment charges and has been accused of “treason.” The Articles of Impeachment have been filed in the House of Representatives. The impeachment charges were announced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Friday.

“I have introduced House Res. 57, these are Articles of Impeachment on President Biden,” Rep. Greene said. “For abuse of power in regards to his willingness to use his position of power to aid his son Hunter Biden in his business dealings.”

“I have also introduced another Article of Impeachment on President Biden, which is H. Res 597,” she continued. “This has to do with the national security crisis that President Biden has created with regards to the extreme threat at the southern border.”

“I have introduced House Res. 598, Articles of Impeachment on President Biden in regards to the failure in Afghanistan,” Rep. Greene went on. “And I have introduced House Res. 596, Articles of Impeachment on President Biden for the Covid eviction moratorium and his willingness to use his position to try to do what he shouldn’t be doing. We have three branches of power.” "

Don Bessee

Its going to be a bloodbath next year -

Only about a third (34 percent) of independents said they approve of Biden—a drop of 21 percentage points since the same survey was carried out four months back.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-approval-plummets-double-digits-among-independents-since-june-poll/ar-AAPS4aQ?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

;-)

George Rebane

DonB 640pm - A year in politics is an eternity. My big fear is that our not so nimble electorate will either forget this year's Bumblebrain's bumbles, or be swayed by some benign event more proximal to the election. In short, it's easy for Main Street to forget and forgive if the pain is diminished or people become acclimated. What happens next summer will determine November's results.

Don Bessee

Things are not going to get that much better with the creepy grampa joe ruin the country policies and inflation is going to be tough to tame and the crt fight is only getting started. -

The tweet comes with consumer price inflation running near a 30-year high in the U.S. and growing concern that the problem could be worse that policymakers have anticipated.

On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged that inflation pressures “are likely to last longer than previously expected,” noting that they could run “well into next year.” The central bank leader added that he expects the Fed soon to begin pulling back on the extraordinary measures it has provided to help the economy that critics say have stoked the inflation run.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/23/twitter-and-square-ceo-jack-dorsey-says-hyperinflation-will-happen-soon-in-the-us-and-the-world.html

;-)

Don Bessee

BofA agrees -

Bank of America on Friday raised its forecast for inflation and moved up the date it expects the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates.

In their weekly update on the U.S. economy, the bank’s economists found wrote that “supply-side challenges in the US are likely to continue through 2022 and sticky inflation is also strengthening.”

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/10/22/bidenflation-bank-of-america-raises-its-2022-inflation-forecast-as-supply-chain-worsens/

;-)

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