Discrimination is one of the undisputed bad words of today’s “polite”, liberal, society. When applied unjustly I agree, discrimination is very bad. I’m sure the liberals outrage in this regard is purely for political gain as leftists are some of the biggest discriminators on the planet. It is as if they see their discrimination as both normal and healthy while anyone they disagree with is the focus of evil in the modern world. (Actually I am the focus of evil in the modern world but since I’ve entered the witness protection program I can’t claim my title anymore)
You see, liberals discriminate all the time. Sometimes they discriminate in ways regular working folks have never even contemplated. White privilege anyone? Trees on a golf course? In that respect liberals are insanely creative. Their love affair with discrimination is especially evident on college campus’s around the country. College liberals routinely express their ability to discriminate via often unruly and sometimes violent protests. These protests frequently appear when said liberals are presented with the opportunity to ignore a speaker they disagree with. The student overturning cars (apparently a nose ring grants you unusual superpowers) and burning other peoples things undoubtedly believes he, she, heshe or non binary xyzwtf, is practicing a healthy, rational discrimination. What other option could possibly be available if an Ann Coulter or Ben Shapiro is going to actually show up on your campus safe space? The misbehaving student sees himself as a social justice warrior extraordinaire. The unbiased observer sees their actions for the riotous, intolerant temper tantrums that they are.
On the other hand, as Walter E Williams and Thomas Sowell (Both brave, real men who have actually lived through real, sometimes brutal discrimination) have pointed out many times, rational discrimination is not only sensible but acceptable. To the intellectually curious the very concept of Rational Discrimination begs our curiosity. Or, as the college kids would ask the person sitting next to them by text message, WTF!? Angry shoulder shrug emoji.
When my sister in law stopped buying a certain brand of deodorant because the company she had used for years sold out to a huge corporate conglomerate, she was practicing rational discrimination. No cars were burned, no foul language was needed. She didn’t parade around with a goofy hand made sign chanting silly slogans. (Hell no, smell my BO!) No demands that everyone follow her “brave” example. She simply stopped buying their product. This is imminently reasonable behavior. Viola! Rational discrimination in action. By the way, my sister in law is as liberal as they come. (It seems not all liberals have purple hair and middle aged college professors in their bedroom)
If one thinks about it, conservatives don’t practice rational discrimination nearly enough. They (I say they because I’m an old fashioned curmudgeon who actually follows through on my promise to not buy, visit or support some things) to often seem to think that withholding their dollars from an offending company is unfair, mean or, heaven forbid, discriminatory! Even worse, it would deny them something they really, really want, like a $10 cup of coffee in a paper cup. (By the way, curmudgeon is our college word of the day, there will be a test)
So now we know that rational discrimination can be difficult for some of us. As my grandfather used to tell me, “Nothing good comes easy.” Having survived the great depression and WW II he would know.
The fact is everyone discriminates every day. Every time you make your own coffee instead of buying it on the way to work you have discriminated. When you choose a burger over pizza for lunch you have discriminated. If you hate broccoli you are discriminating against one green vegetable over other green vegetables. When you hire one employee over another employee you have discriminated one set of skills over another. When you buy a Chevy instead of a Mazda you have discriminated. The fact is everyone discriminates every day in dozens of ways. And you thought discrimination was a racial thing.
Sadly though, it still sometimes is. Thankfully, despite the medias desperate attempts to resurrect it, the era of Jim Crow, KKK, out and out racists is long gone. Sure there are the occasional throwbacks but they are far and away the exception, not the rule. I reasonably suspect there are far more racists on the left than on the right. (Nation of islam, NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, BET etc, etc) Even the whole “unconscious” racism being shoved down the throats of Seattle’s landlords is nothing more than a liberal construct designed to push an agenda.
Honestly, there are no bigger racists than liberals. The first thing any liberal cares about is skin color. Although that is quickly being replaced by perceived sexual gender or orientation. Soon the 3% of LGBTQXYZ will politically overwhelm the 13% of black Americans. For some unknown reason the “black “ community remains silent as they are being shoved into the political wilderness by people who cannot figure out which bathroom to use, but that is another article. Perhaps the black community should practice some rational discrimination.
It is liberals who demand that racial equality be forced across the board. Black Americans are 13% of the population so they must be 13% of your police force, fire department, cast of every movie, employees, unions, teachers etc ad nauseam. Until they demand that blacks only make up 13% of the NFL and NBA I can’t really take them seriously and neither should you. The race hustlers take themselves very seriously though and with a complicit media, they have the perceived power to force changes that would never survive the ballot box. I’m not really sure how one can rationally discriminate against a police or fire department that lowers it’s admission standards until it can meet the 13% threshold but that doesn’t mean they can’t be called to account for it. Perhaps some rational discrimination directed towards the local elected officials and so called news media would be helpful.
Which reminds me, the NFL got a healthy dose of rational discrimination last year. We will see if they learned anything soon. Practicing irrational indulgence, the league not only renewed the commissioners contract but padded it beyond belief. I’m going to guess the league learned nothing.
Want to join me in some Rational Discrimination this season? I will be outside with my family, friends, music, sunshine and BBQ. It will be great.