I find it hard to understand all of the dichotomies in our society. First we have affirmative action which allows students to get into schools although they are not as qualified as some candidates. At first there was a hue and cry about it but the liberals, who could not fix the basic problem of education without providing a leg up, eventually won and our schools were flooded with students needing remedial work before they could even tackle their required courses appropriately. Is it, therefore, any wonder that our students are poor achievers who are behind their counterparts in most other advanced countries? These very same students go on to become doctors and lawyers and accountants and we really have no idea whether or not they are qualified until we, as guinea pigs, suffer the consequences.
Then the ultra liberal all encompassing rule spread to the fire department and the police department and the armed forces which is the only place that women are still not considered totally equal since they are really not supposed to be in active combat although they can be in war zones. We are subjected to being rescued by someone smaller than ourselves in an emergency and/or defended by someone we might easily toss over our own shoulders. I am sure that there are required standards to be met, but they, like the required passing scores, have been adjusted for the sex, race and cultural background of the applicant. I hope, if I am ever caught in a fire, that the flames can discern the difference between a tiny, female firefighter and/or a strapping male, who might be coming up to save me, and thus, behave accordingly, (I say this tongue in cheek of course…since I mean this in the nicest way in the interest of being absolutely politically correct.), I surely do respect their effort and desires but I sure do hope they respect my desire and right to survive.
More recently a judge has blocked Wisconsin lawmakers from passing the new labor law. It is so odd that a Democrat stepped in to ask a judge to stop the passage of a law, dully passed by elected lawmakers, but no one stepped in to ask a judge to stop the unlawful behavior of those lawmakers who fled, and should have been charged with dereliction of duty. If we have yellow bellied representatives, our country is doomed. This country could not survive if all of our lawmakers behaved with such abandon as those cowards who ran from their responsibility and now have been dealt a winning hand. I keep wondering, who took the word justice out of our justice system. Do these same Democrats understand what they are doing to our very way of life.
Some rulings in other countries, which our countrymen seem to agree with, defy common sense. In Australia, in order to be fair to all concerned, and not give the appearance of bias, the bullied (who in self defense injures the bullier) apparently needs to be punished with the bullier. Hmmm, let’s extrapolate that…the robbed should go to jail with the robber, perhaps…the raped should be imprisoned with the rapist…this whole political correctness theme has really run amok. How soon will this policy be exported to the good old USA?
Even more recently, Attorney General Holder said that police officers who failed the test should still be hired first, since they need more diversity in the force. Qualifications no longer matter. I don’t know about you guys out there, but I sure am beginning to wonder whose tail is wagging the dog! Rules no longer matter, standards are discarded and it seems that the only thing being rewarded lately, is FAILURE!
We are learning a valuable lesson in America, today. Doing less while asking for more is the apparent key to success.
I think we all need to be reminded of Niemoller’s poem about World War II, but especially the Democrats, who seem to be showing an absolute disregard for the law, and who conduct themselves with the attitude that says, do as I say not as I do…The double standard is so obvious it is appalling. The rules are for OTHERS. They consider themselves above the rules since they believe that only they should have the right to dictate policy, they believe they have the one right way, they believe nothing can touch them. So far, they appear to be getting away with this atrocious attitude! Still this little poem tells it like it is. Those who think they can be silent when they see injustice because it aids their own efforts or perhaps worse, those who behave unjustly themselves, had better beware! Silence is complicity and in the end, we are all accountable for our own behavior even the media!
They came for the Communists, and I
didn’t object – For I wasn’t
They came for the Socialists, and I
didn’t object – For I wasn’t a Socialist;
They came for the labor leaders, and I
didn’t object – For I wasn’t a labor leader;
They came for the Jews, and I didn’t
object – For I wasn’t a Jew;
Then they came for me –
And there was no one left to object.
Martin Niemoller, German Protestant Pastor,