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Rational Discrimination

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.

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Unless you are a truly dedicated news hound like me you may not be aware of the unfolding and dramatic increase in black on white violence. You could be forgiven that lack of knowledge based on the near total blackout of the issue by nearly every major national media source. When these events are reported these same media outlets have chosen to ignore “race” in their coverage. This is supposed to demonstrate that they have achieved the saintly status of “Politically Correct.” I guess their sensitivity training certificates were not good enough for the likes of the race baiting little Barry, Jacksons, Holders and Sharptons of the world.

Given the near (pardon the unintentional pun) blackout it is likely you haven’t seen the surveillance video that showed six black male suspects outside a club in Springfield, Missouri brutally assaulting a white man and his girlfriend.

Well, the Springfield police saw the video and attempted to use it on their Youtube account to see if the public could help identify any of the assailants. In what I can only describe as an act of senseless stupidity Youtube pulled the video and warned the Springfield police department that any similar “violations” could cause them to lose the ability to post videos or even lose their Youtube account.

In defending this racially biased insult to the Springfield police department Youtube offered the following banality, “YouTube is all about sharing, and it can feel great to get positive feedback and attention from the community.” Youtube then continued, “But when users receive comments or videos that attack and bully them, their experience is no longer fun or safe.” I guess all the other Youtube videos showing assaults didn’t offend anyone.

Meet thirteen year old Kyle Bradford. Kyle is a student at Weaverville Elementary School in Weaverville, California. He never imagined as he went through the lunch line one day that he would find himself suspended from school for a simple act of kindness.

On this day young Kyle wasn’t really hungry. Sitting with one of his friends who didn’t like his lunch, Kyle gave him the chicken burrito he had been given. Later Kyle would explain his decision making process this way, “It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it.” His choice to share his lunch got him suspended.

Weaverville Elementary School is part of the Trinity Alps Unified School District. The district has a strict policy against students sharing their lunches. It is, they say, a safety and liability issue. I’m sure that’s how the policy was sold to those who supported it but I think it is just one more cog in the public indoctrination system. Young Kyle must be taught to conform at any cost. I guess Kyle was not aware that feeding people was the governments job and we all know how the government feels about competition.

Kyles mother offered the following, “By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent.” Well said.

It is well known that politicians love polls because it saves them from having to actually think but this poll is really revealing. After reading this poll I have no doubt these same politicians will be scrambling to find more ways to ensure their job security.

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed that 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state seceding from the union. 53.3 percent of the respondents either were strongly opposed or tended to oppose secession.

According to the poll results the desire to sever ties with the current political class cuts across party lines. The poll showed that 29.7 percent of republicans and 21 percent of democrats approve of the idea of having their state seceding. The idea of secession was most popular in the southwest where 34.1 percent support the idea. The New England area, you know where all the government workers live, their was little support for succession. Go figure.

Texas, Colorado and California all have succession or reapportionment movements currently underway. As more and more Americans become aware of just how repressive their government is becoming I expect that trend to continue.

No one who pays attention doubts that the Kenyan little Barry and his minion Eric Holder fight hard and dirty for principles they believe are important. Sadly these principles do not include concepts like free speech, the right to life, the right to not be endlessly spied upon, the right to believe in ones faith (unless you’re an islamist) or a hundred other protections granted to us by the Constitution.

The “right” little Barry and his minions are clamoring for now is, wait for it, the right for people to not have to speak or even know English to work in America. Little Barry and the boys are not just demanding this “right” they have gone so far as to sue a Green Bay, Wisconsin metal and plastics manufacturer. The company is being accused by little Barry’s criminal enterprise, sorry, I meant administration, of discrimination for firing a group of Hmong and Hispanic workers because they could not speak English.

In a clear cut abuse of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, little Barry is insisting that requiring workers to know English in order to perform their jobs and insisting that said workers speak English while working is a violation of the Civil Rights act. It seems the criminal enterprise (there I go again) known as the Obama administration feels it is unnecessary for workers to be able to communicate with their supervisor, understand instructions or even be able to ask for clarification or help. Is this an effort to criminalize the mere concept of understanding? I suppose that if no one can speak English there is a high probability that they would be well insulated from the few outlets of conservative thought that are readily available.

To further harass business owners the Kenyans administration has take legal action against employers who conduct criminal background and credit checks. This they say, is unfair to criminals and people with low credit scores. I guess if you own a business you must now subject your business to the whims of criminals because after all, “you didn’t build that.” One can almost hear little Barry now, “Let me be clear here, the whole character thing doesn’t matter. I just need a permanent underclass dependent on me for the truth.”

I know the Kenyan and his minions hate this country and from a progressive/liberal perspective this all makes perfect sense. To those of us who still have a modicum of common sense though these ideas are really bizarre.

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