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2013-01-21 Home Front: Culture Wars
Merit and Preferences: Never the Twain Shall Meet
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Posted by Pappy 2013-01-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [271 views ]  Top

#1 Plus: these who rose on merit, you never know if they are loyal to the glorious leader or to some outdated document.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-21 02:11||   2013-01-21 02:11|| Front Page Top

#2 The method at the Academy, it seems, is to craft preferences for various groups based on ethnicity and gender¬--a policy of ¬"affirmative action.¬"

Shocking! I say again, shocking!
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-21 02:22||   2013-01-21 02:22|| Front Page Top

#3 Uh-oh.
Double plus ungood.
Improper conclusion based on singleminded pursuit of facts.
Sounds like a job for the lawyers at Dept of Justice.
Posted by ed in texas 2013-01-21 07:34||   2013-01-21 07:34|| Front Page Top

#4 Funny how they don't talk about applying this to sports teams.
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-21 08:01||   2013-01-21 08:01|| Front Page Top

#5 In his book Of Africa, Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, reveals "Africa as it truly is: a land of black victims at the mercy of a world of too many nations that have sought, at one point in their histories or another, to deprive it of its dignity". (note operative word "victim")

Soyinka completely ignores the fact Africa experienced a dozen millenniums before the arrival of the first white colonialists, and had made few advances into what one might call modern civilization. To acknowledge this fact would be combative to the narrative and destructive of the mantra of guilt and victimization.

Ironically the downside of American slavery wasn't slavery, it's beginning or it's very bloody end. The true downside is the Soyinkan view shared by many and taught everywhere, that someone else is to blame for African outcomes and that every effort should be made to promote universal guilt and financial restitution through direct grants, Affirmative Action, or by insisting...."the rich to pay a little more."

How very Nigerian.


Posted by Beoseker 2013-01-21 08:20||   2013-01-21 08:20|| Front Page Top

#6 "How very Nigerian."

Sure that's not "Kenyan"?
Posted by Barbara 2013-01-21 10:56||   2013-01-21 10:56|| Front Page Top

#7 "Preferences" has no place in command and combat. Colorblindness and competence does.
Posted by OldSpook 2013-01-21 14:15||   2013-01-21 14:15|| Front Page Top

#8 In his book Of Africa, Nigerian Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, reveals "Africa as it truly is: a land of black victims at the mercy of a world of too many nations that have sought, at one point in their histories or another, to deprive it of its dignity". (note operative word "victim")


Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-01-21 14:31||   2013-01-21 14:31|| Front Page Top

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