Thursday, October 31, 2013

Diversity Thursday

One of the few, very few, good things about DivThu is that many times, they write themselves.

The (D)iversity Bully Commissariat are so used to a quiet, submissive, and terrified audience  that they get intellectually lazy and let the banality of their divisive, racialist worldview slither in to the open.

Shall we? Based upon the avalanche of emails and FB links ... I think we shall by popular acclaim.

The Defense Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion contribute to mission success and must remain a consistent effort, the Pentagon’s chief personnel and readiness official said today.

Jessica L. Wright, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, discussed best practices for diversity and inclusion at an event hosted by The German Marshall Fund of the United States event.
Yes Shipmates - as the world's premier military power and its allies are in the grips of exceptional budgetary and economic stress, the Islamic world burns, Al Qaeda waxes and as piracy grows ... DOD and the German Marshal Fund has the cash, time, and intellectual capital to invest in Cultural Marxist cancer.
“No matter what you do, you have to be cognizant of diversity,” Wright said. “And I will tell you the department has an ongoing commitment to this.”
Oh yes, you must ... but only in certain areas. Other areas? Heavens to Betsy, no.
The Defense Department’s military and civilian employees, Wright said, perform well because they “represent the nation in our workforce.”

“And I will tell you,” she continued, “that we talk about diversity in the terms of race and gender, and ethnicity, but it is much more than that in my mind.”

Diversity, Wright said, is also about “your thought process, how you grew up, [and] what you can add to the greater good because of your background.”
That is the point in the speech where everyone in the audience said to themselves, "Well, that didn't take long to get a total and complete knowing lie out of her."

No. When DOD tracks (D)iversity metrics, they do not track individuals thought processes, home environment, and other background information. No. They track race, sex, and ethnicity inside a self-reporting system that is thick with fraud. I've seen the metrics, I've been to the meetings, I've read the reports; so have many of you.

Ms. Wright has either been lied to by her Staff, or is lying to you. Perhaps lie is too hard of a word - perhaps she is more telling us the cute and comforting mythology that we use to feed Vaal.

Either way, she knows that no one will raise their hand, stand up and challenge her because if they did, they would have had their career destroyed and their character attacked.
Wright shared a story of her experience as a young aviation officer in the Army National Guard.

“When I was a very young lieutenant in the ‘70s, I was the only female in an aviation battalion, and I was doing administrative work,” she said. “But I was also a pilot.

“So I went to my first assignment, and this very crusty noncommissioned officer was there,” Wright continued. “And I reported in as a spanking-new lieutenant, and he looked at me the first day and he said ‘I will tell you I have problems with women in the military.’”
1. Of course, someone with a mindset stuck in the Nixon and Ford Administrations is talking to people born in the Clinton Administration trying to make a living half-way through the second decade of the 21st Century. Perfect.
2. I don't want to hear about you spanking in the 70s.
3. I call a flag on the play. My first thought was that "crusty" NCO was perhaps T-bone's father? Related to Senator Warren's tribe? But ...
Wright said “a million things” then went through her mind in reply, and she realized if she backed down it wouldn’t be a “good opportunity” for her.

“So I say, ‘Well, you know Sergeant Minsky, you have an opportunity to get over that,’” she said. “So I knew that was pretty bold. But I will also tell you, 35 years later, I retired as a major general, and Sergeant Minsky and I are still the best of friends.” 
Wright credited Minsky for her development and his diversity of thought and willingness to accept her and noted he trained her “very well.” 
“We both had to open up our apertures and understand where we came from,” she said. “And I think that’s where our department’s strengths come from.”

“We work together regardless of the uniform that we wear, regardless of the customs that we come from or the traditions,” Wright continued. “But we work together to support that one mission that we have and our common goals.”
Wait ... we have a name! Can we hear from "Sergeant Minsky?" I'd love to hear his side of the story of how the two of you walked through three decades together in the warm embrace of your womanhood. Nice that you made MG ... but did Minsky ever get promoted too?

He is one of your best friends? Do you go fishing together? Christmas cards? Go to each other's parties?

I have searched and searched for some other time this closest friend was mentioned by you or came up. I can't find one. Can anyone help me here, I'm only one guy. The only connection I can find between Wright and a Minsky is on a news aggregator where you are a few stories away from another DOD employee with a prime parking space was speaking at the Hyman P. Minsky center? Is that who we are looking for? The economist Hyman P. Minsky? 

Especially in the Air National Guard where I am sure he is retired too ... after three decades you aren't on a first name basis yet?

I know we're not talking about Alex Minsky ... though that would make for a good story.

Seriously gentle readers - help a brother out. I've looked for a Minsky with some type of electronic trail in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard or just Pennsylvania National Guard. No joy. Maybe sometime between Rumsfeld's first and second tour as SECDEF and the creation of the internet he no longer associated with the NG.

Maybe that explains it. I can accept that.

It shouldn't be too hard to find him though. Minsky is not a common name. As a matter of fact, it is ranked 31,289th in the USA. Wright, in contrast, is #34.

OK, I'm done with that rabbit hole - what did the article end with?
Wright said the Defense Department has a strategic plan based on a presidential executive order including three goals: outreach, in reach and an engagement plan.

“I’m really pleased that we’re making great success on all of these,” she said. “We’ve made great strides in areas such as women in service, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and repealing parts of the Defense of Marriage Act.

“So where do we go from here?” Wright asked. “I think that’s the million-dollar question. We’ve made significant progress, but our work isn’t done.”
Outreach to who? Reaching in to who? Engage with who? Ahhhh ... the answer will tell you all you need to know. Are they reaching out for different opinions, backgrounds, and points of view? No, they are not. They are doing it all on race, creed, color, and national origin. In the zero sum game that is accessions and promotions - when you make extra effort towards one group intentionally without give equal opportunity to others for the same effort based on race, creed, color, or national origin, what are you doing?

Yes, you are operating in a discriminatory manner. That is, in the end, what DOD's (D)iversity effort is - simple unadultrated racialist cancer decorated with nice sounding words.

It is generationally abusive, intellectually dishonest, and dishonors all who become wrapped up in it. You have people who have their mindset stuck in the '70 taking it out of people who weren't even born until the 1990s.

Once again - this is all a great shame on all of us.

Enough of this cr@p. Let's go back to what we can at least find Minsky-wise. Alex Minsky. Leave on a very real, and very inspirational story.

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