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    We can focus on diversity hiring and "The Jews", but I just don't see it that way.

    Americans are weak.

    It has nothing to do with incompetence or inexperience or education. Modern Americans of all races, competence, class, religions...across the board...have demonstrated they are easy to bribe, brainwash, blackmail, coerce, and shame into creating and implementing policies that are simply....wrong.

    Americans no longer care about right or wrong. Integrity has collapsed in American society....from DC all the way down into small towns.

    That's the real problem. The day Americans stop implementing and complying is the day all this madness ends. The problem is us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Charles View Post
    When less than qualified people are hired, their failures are not corrected through firing, they are corrected by creating new functions and titles. This accounts for decrease in productivity and increase in bad policies and programs. A wicked spiral.
    Good point Barry, the "FAA Chorale" (attached video) is a perfect example of putting DEI hires in positions with minimal impact on the performance of the organization. This has been a management challenge since the old Affirmative Actions days beginning in the 60s. I am personally guilty of warehousing numerous Affirmative Action hires throughout my career.

    I do find it ironic when groups that benefitted from the original Affirmative Action quota programs now rail against the updated and rebranded DEI programs. DEI is just a current update to the original AA programs that were focused on workplace desegregation and women's rights causes, mission creep has grown it to include all sorts of deviant victim groups.

    FAAanthem.wmv - YouTube

    Thankfully none of the chorale participants appear to be front line FAA personnel that might actually walk a flight line or have an impact on flight safety.

    FYI- the return on investment for DEI hires is calculated by determining the profit from Federal subsidies and contracts vs the cost of warehousing the DEI hires. Rule #1, get maximum exposure for the DEI hires. Rule number two, keep the DEI hires in positions where they can do the least harm.

    Given the downside to the DEI programs, it should be noted that many hires prove themselves to be excellent employees, just like many of the old AA program hires. But then that applies to non DEI hires too, some of them are worthless.

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    It's all they know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    It's all they know.
    Yes, and they can be the first boots on the ground then, and show how much they "care" about "protecting" us plebes, by example.

    Fuck all these warmongers. I'm so disgusted I don't even know what to say anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdcoast_slope View Post
    Vivek is completely right about the managerial class. The only problem is the solution. A breakup and restart is the only way out of this. In addition, the restart has to be fixed on Western Values with men like Washington running around. Good luck with all of those things happening in our lifetime. It is not reality anymore to believe it can be fixed. This bureaucracy is at every level, in every part of our lives. Read about the Qing Dynasty and how their bureaucracy worked out for them. China is still recovering from the horrific system, they probably never will. That is why they want Taiwan, because they wonít breakup and admit they fucked up. This disease has spread too far, a national fracturing is required.
    Pretty terrifying historical example given that useless bureaucratic positions were the Hallmark of the USSR, and yet we still go running around castigating commies to GTHOOH from our free-market utopia.

    Congrats Americans, somehow we got distracted and brought PC (Communism) here, probably by thinking every problem is a nail that needs to be solved with the hammer of a solution from government. News flash, life isn't supposed to be equitable and every problem doesn't really need fixing, least of all by the government. What were our founders thinking (if any of that history is even close to accurate, and they weren't actually just oligarchs carrying out a coup against the Brits), writing about men being created *equal*; how could they not foresee that setting a goal like eQuaLiTy at the individual level would necessitate a bunch of government busibodies to level the playing field of life!? A better intro to the founding documents would've been:
    We hold these truths to be self evident; that men deserve for their rulers to stay out of their way except in issues of border defense (....and what else?)
    Were the Articles of Confederation (again, if that retelling of history is even accurate) better than the Federal compromise that the states made??
    LOL you fucking Libertarians probably had it right all along!

    Go look up the kinds of managerial positions the Soviets concocted; many of them still exist today and if you think they're a mouthful to say, in Russian it's even worse, with its gendered nouns and various endings for all the different cases: the First Deputy Head of the Department of _______for the ______ in the city of ________ in the ______ region.

    Thanks for the reference to the Qing dynasty, 3rdcoast; here's what Wikipedia says about the classes:
    From the Qin dynasty to the late Qing dynasty (221 B.C.E.- C.E. 1840), the Chinese government divided Chinese people into four classes: landlord, peasant, craftsmen, and merchant. Landlords and peasants constituted the two major classes, while merchants and craftsmen were collected into the two minor. Theoretically, except for the position of the Emperor, nothing was hereditary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anticausal View Post
    The first part of Simplicius' sitrep yesterday was all about the Texas situation. The most striking thing about this whole episode is that it is now pretty clear that balkanization and civil war are being pitched to the normie American consciousness. That civil war movie and Obama's national blackout fantasy are seeming harder and harder to excuse as simple story telling.
    Thanks for the Simplicius link, Anti. The video at the end (sorry, but I can't link it; it's embedded) is even more hilarious than I initially thought!

    When Putin says:
    We need people like (those students who left their studies to go serve up at the Front) to be our future Elite, and not those who expose their genitalia or show their rear-ends....but, OK, we also need those types, those weirdos.
    ...he's referring to an event a few weeks ago where a bunch of celebrities had a "Naked Party." This was all over the news as the timing of it was felt to be crass and inappropriate: just before the New Year's holidays, when so many families' boys are out fighting on the Front, and so many Russians are feeling some pain from the West's Russophobic economic warfare.
    Here's a story about the 'Naked Party' Putin is referring to (it's a machine translation so I can't vouch for the quality):
    Стало известно, кто показал Путину кадры с "голой" вечеринки. Собчак рассекретила имя | Борщ | Дзен

    Many of our cultural elite are just as useless and disgusting, and many of our policies, too, and it would just be great for someone at a higher level than citizen-journalist to speak out about and act on it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsuma View Post
    We can focus on diversity hiring and "The Jews", but I just don't see it that way.

    Americans are weak.

    It has nothing to do with incompetence or inexperience or education. Modern Americans of all races, competence, class, religions...across the board...have demonstrated they are easy to bribe, brainwash, blackmail, coerce, and shame into creating and implementing policies that are simply....wrong.

    Americans no longer care about right or wrong. Integrity has collapsed in American society....from DC all the way down into small towns.

    That's the real problem. The day Americans stop implementing and complying is the day all this madness ends. The problem is us.
    And stupid.

    Which is the only reason the aforementioned have any leverage to do their thing.

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    I heard this interview with Texas Senator Ted Cruz today who is up for re-election.
    Ted Cruz: This is a catastrophe on every level - YouTube
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joins 'Life, Liberty & Levin' to discuss the border crisis facing Texas' southern border and shares details on his reelection campaign.
    #foxnews
    Levin at the beginning of the interview says that "You've got slavery. Sex slavery, child slavery... real world modern slavery taking place in America... that we haven't seen since the end of the Civil War."
    Cruz says, "It's a disaster on every level, a safety disaster, public health disaster etc.." I stopped at 58 seconds of the video.

    Levin later goes on to claim that the drug cartels are owed a fortune by these illegal immigrants who they have helped cross the border.
    Teenaged girls can work as prostitutes for years, people can sell drugs for years including fentanyl that kills hundreds of thousands of Americans plus
    terrorists.

    I have talked to 2 people in San Diego about this situation. One who I have known for over 55 years exploded in anger, "The border is as safe as it
    ever was ten years ago or twenty years ago." I said very calmly. "It's OK relax. I'm not trying to aggravate you." The guy lives in Carmel Heights which
    is a very upscale neighborhood and his home is worth a little less than 2 million dollars and is 2200 square feet. I think only he and his significant
    other who he once called his 'ho' lives there. He also claimed his brother who is
    2 years older than us never heard the Beatles. I said that's impossible. They were on Ed Sullivan in 1964. His brother was still in high school when we were.
    What person in high school in the USA didn't hear of the Beatles from 1964-1970 when they broke up? He insisted his brother didn't hear the Beatles and that his brother got married at the
    age of 22 and is still married. i said are they still together? He said yes. That's not bad that they lasted over 50 years because almost every couple I know born from 1947
    to 1958 or so is divorced or should be. It's a stupid joke but unfortunately true for most everyone I know.

    I ask another guy from San Diego who said I hope there isn't civil war. Somebody in Fort Lauderdale emails me that it's safe here.
    A guy I know from the Columbia dorm who lives in Brooklyn said there are illegals coming over the border into Texas.

    What is really happening? Cruz claims that he one point ahead in the polls and wants private donations because
    the Republican leader of the Senate McConell won't give him any money. Cruz has a website and wants private
    donations. Has anybody on this board actually gone to the border and seen with their own eyes what is happening?
    How can there be so many conflicting opinions about whether or not there are all these illegals in America, some of
    whom are murderers, terrorists. I read there are some in DFW which must be Dallas Fort Worth. How is that possible?
    Don't most citizens have guns in Texas? Why wouldn't they kill violent criminals unless they were all banded together
    roaming through neighborhoods? I am writing this in such cognitive dissonance - this can't be happening.

    I'm from the generation born after World War II with the attitude you kill us and you're dead. The Japanese attacked Pearl
    Harbor to keep America out of the war, which had the opposite effect. Roosevelt was willing to let Great Britain fall to the Nazis.

    I believe there are a lot of illegals some of whom are terrorists, drug dealers, murderers, and terrorists in American cities, but
    on the other hand that can't be. America would never allow that. I was last in the USA in 2015 and it was a really different than
    what I was raised in. A lot more materialistic, divided, selfish. What do I know?

    Bob Dylan wrote a song called Talkin World War III Blues released in 1963 over 60 years ago
    Talkin' World War III Blues - Wikipedia
    Here are the lyrics at the end.

    Well, now time passed and now it seems
    Everybody’s having them dreams
    Everybody sees themselves
    Walkin’ around with no one else
    Half of the people can be part right all of the time
    Some of the people can be all right part of the time
    But all of the people can’t be all right all of the time
    I think Abraham Lincoln said that
    “I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours”
    I said that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsuma View Post
    We can focus on diversity hiring and "The Jews", but I just don't see it that way.

    Americans are weak.

    It has nothing to do with incompetence or inexperience or education. Modern Americans of all races, competence, class, religions...across the board...have demonstrated they are easy to bribe, brainwash, blackmail, coerce, and shame into creating and implementing policies that are simply....wrong.

    Americans no longer care about right or wrong. Integrity has collapsed in American society....from DC all the way down into small towns.

    That's the real problem. The day Americans stop implementing and complying is the day all this madness ends. The problem is us.
    This is all absolutely correct. But to be morally strong, you cannot engage in a social experiment of never-ending culture-mixing the way Americans have. There is no nation in the history of the world that grew in moral confidence and strength while continuously becoming more and more multicultural. It simply does not happen. As long as the multicultural myths remain, American culture will continue to deteriorate. And once they get kicked to the curb, a lot of the problems begin to solve themselves. The reason "The Jews" come into the equation is because they have been the strongest and most effective proponents of this destructive myth. This simply cannot be ignored. The point is not to blame, but to understand.

    This, for example was one of my better posts on this point:

    Having said that, a few years ago I watched this debate between Rabbi Shmuley and Bret Stevens from the New York Times:

    "Is Trump Good for the Jews?"

    What I found most striking here was not where they differed, but where they agreed. Most of their differences were just standard red vs blue bickering. But when they got to the topic of immigration, amazingly their opposition melted, and they both came into strong agreement that Trump had to be corrected on immigration.

    At about 11 minutes into the video:

    Bret Stephens: "Now this worries me because to be anti-immigrant strikes me as antithetical to the liberal values that have been so good for us as Jews. Had a Trump administration been in power in 1950 there's no way my mother--a displaced person with seven dollars, and no means to support herself, and no skills--would have ever been admitted into this country. And yet a generation later her son is the elitist snob at the New York Times, paying many fold in taxes than what it cost the United States to bring us here. Each of you is one, maybe two generations away from some poor schlemiel who came from, like my grandfather, from Bessarabia or Galicia or one or other country. And I bet they didn't come with PhDs and with great skills. I bet they didn't speak a word of English. I bet many native... many Americans here thought of them as smelly Jews with Bolshevik politics. And in my case, many of them did have Bolshevik politics, I'm sorry to say."
    I'm very glad the taxes on your NYT salary made up for those Bolshevik politics, Bret.

    At about 28 min into the video:

    Rabbi Shmuley: "So Bret is absolutely right that the Jewish community has to speak out about immigration. And tell the Trump administration that, amidst our phenomenal gratitude for leaving the Iran deal, for supporting Israel at the UN, for promoting and protecting Arab Muslim life in Damascus and Aleppo, that America is what the Statue of Liberty says it is: it's a place of refuge."
    Note also that the poem on the Statue of Liberty was written by a Jew. Tucker Carlson has mocked that poem several times on his show. "The zeroth amendment", as some on the dissident right have referred to it. So if it wasn't before, it should now be clear why Tucker is "antisemitic" to the rest of the media and to many Jews.
    Also, from Vox Day: Lee Kuan Yew Warned You

    And itís not just the Somalis (US Paper edition) that put their own people first. The same is true of every single wave of hyphenated-American immigrants. The same is true of every single wave of human migration everywhere throughout the course of history, all of whom have histories and beliefs and objectives and traditions that are distinctly different than the American posterity whose rights the Constitution was written to protect.

    The only reason the USA is on the verge of war with Iran, is funding a losing proxy war with Russia, and is even banning college protests is because of Jewish immigrants who live in the US, pay taxes in the US, and have a real voice. They have a voice and thatís what theyíre choosing to do with it, the American national interest be damned. This is tragic, but should never have been a surprise to anyone; it certainly would not have surprised the greatest political mind of the 20th Century, Lee Kuan Yew.
    It is indeed a good thing to recognize that we have no one to blame but ourselves, but we also need to understand exactly where we fucked up and why. Without that, self-blame just becomes self-flagellation.

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