Thursday, May 05, 2016

Diversity Thursday

This Thursday, let's just look at the garden variety of diversity SPAM that the Fleet is subjected to.

Of course, I want you to think about the BA/NMP, $$$, opportunity cost, and lost productivity going to these fried-air events created by overactive diversity cadre at places like NAVAIR. More than that, today I want to to read critically the patronozing, soft-bigotry that is a core principal of this socio-political movement the US Navy endorses.
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:00 PM
Subject: Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month event: 17 May

All hands,

Join us for NAVAIR's national celebration of Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, co-sponsored by the AAPI diversity advisory team and NAVAIR's Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity Division.

The event, with a theme of "Walk Together, Embrace Differences, Build Legacies," features keynote speaker and Rutgers philosophy professor Dr. Ruth Chang. Dr. Chang's TED talk on the topic of making hard choices in your personal and professional life has had more than three million views. At this event, you'll gain insight on becoming a better leader, better teammate and better individual through an examination of how you make hard choices.

-- Date: Tuesday, 17 May
-- Time: 1300-1500 EST
-- Location: River's Edge Catering & Conference Center, Patuxent River, and via national video teleconference
-- More information:

Visit NAVAIR University at Search for course number CISL-EVT-0119.

Thank you,
Total Force Strategy & Management Department
Look at that and ponder.

1. The whole concept of "Asian & Pacific Islander" as a single ethnic group is almost as stupid as calling "white" an ethnic group while at the same time carving out the Iberian Peninsular as its own ethnic group. Those of Spanish and Portuguese extraction have more in common with those of Scandinavian extraction than someone from the Philippines has with someone from Japan; Guam from Korea; China from Java. It is so self-evident as to be silly. However, there are jobs to justify, insecurities to reinforce, egos to boost.

2. This is where it gets fun. From her wiki entry - please tell me about her rich understanding of the Asian-American experience.
Chang graduated from Dartmouth College in 1985 with a B.A. in philosophy.[2] In 1988, she graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D.[2] In 1991, she was appointed a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, where she completed her D. Phil. in 1997 after two year-long visiting appointments at UCLA and the University of Chicago Law School.[2] She also lectured at several of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in this time period.
her research has been the subject of radio, newspaper, and magazine articles in the United States, Brazil, Taiwan, Austria, Australia, Canada, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom.
OK. She has a little connection to Taiwan and Australia. Well give 1.5 points to Hufflepuff.

Besides her last name and DNA, what ... ahhh, yes - see - I almost fell in to their trap.

You see, from the diversity industry's point of view, there is nothing of significance to Dr. Change from the diversity industry's point of view. All that matters is that she is used to remind people to divided and made different by race, creed, color, or national origin everyone regardless of accomplishment. 

All that matters is that people remain in their little groups. Every day, even if they are modern people who don't care, we must remind them and everyone else that they are "the other." Avoid at all possible costs any movement to unity. Any movement towards anything but the most base concerns of tribalism.

That is the diversity industry, and the Navy's little fetid corner of it.

The banality of evil. Yes, I use the term "evil" as throughout history nothing good has ever come from making people constantly aware of their ethnic group - to either exclude them or to include them. Evil uses that to pit us against each other so we are easier to manipulate. 

If you desire to have a society where we want to bring people together, to look at people for good or bad as individuals without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin - then you do have to scorn - scorn those who have any connection to the diversity industry and their efforts. They are agents of discord, disorder, and just plain ugly brain-stem level bigotry.

Dr. Chang is better than that. I would much rather have the money being spent to have her speak at such a disgraceful sectarian event spent to have her speak to a gathering of Midshipmen at Annapolis. Have her speak there because she is a highly accomplished professional who has some tools to help professionals be better. Her experience of being a 1st generation American is not unique to one race or ethnic group. That is a story for all Americans. 

That is what makes her impressive, not her last name and her superficial DNA. 

Shame on the Navy for insulting her and everyone else.

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