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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

'Progression'

Anchor Babies - A Twist

Do US Government funded abortion 'rights' apply to illegal alien children? 
(Washington Times) At least 420 pregnant Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) have been caught and put into government care over the last year, and 43 pregnant illegal immigrant girls were still in custody of the Health and Human Services Department as of Oct. 17, Jonathan White, the department’s director for children’s programs, said in court documents. 
Of the 420 girls seen in fiscal year 2017, 18 requested abortions and 11 had them. Another five rescinded their request for an abortion, and two were turned over to sponsors in the U.S. before a final decision was made, aid, meaning they were outside of government custody. 
The numbers come as the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class action lawsuit demanding the government provide illegal immigrant girls the same rights to access abortion that Americans have. 
The ACLU already won the first skirmish last month over a 17-year-old girl identified only as “J.D.” or “Jane Doe,” whose case went all the way to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where a deeply divided panel of judges ruled the government had to facilitate her abortion, even if it meant spending taxpayer money.
The March of Progressiveness

After only six months in the position, Apple's vice president of diversity and inclusion is stepping down from her post. Denise Young Smith's decision comes on the heels of her apology for innocuously questioning progressive dogma on the concept honored in her job title, which she was the first in the company to hold. 

“There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they’re going to be diverse too because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation,” she said during a panel in October. The comment reportedly came after Smith explained, 
"I focus on everyone," when asked about where she dedicated her efforts. "Diversity is the human experience," Smith contended. "I get a little bit frustrated when diversity or the term diversity is tagged to the people of color, or the women, or the LGBT." 
Days later, the tech executive apologized, saying the remarks "were not representative of how I think about diversity or how Apple sees it." More than a month after that, news of her departure broke.
At year's end, Smith, a black woman, is reportedly being replaced by Christie Smith, who is white.

Make of all this what you will. It would seem that to Apple, diversity of ideas and backgrounds is not as important as racial balance with the odd queer, cripple and tranny thrown in to insure a complete balance. Don't expect Eskimos or ethnicities without a power base to be included in their racial balance.

16 comments:

  1. > diversity of ideas and backgrounds
    I have long said that if the point of "diversity" in higher education is to expose students to different viewpoints* then they should ensure that flat-earthers and holocaust deniers get preferential admission. For some reason the Good People give me dirty looks when I make this point.

    *diversity. Funny, but I went to college to learn math, science and engineering (because that was my major). I didn't go there for an encounter group.

    > ethnicities without a power base
    Ya gotta have an Association for your Advancement, a League against Defamation, or something like those, to maximize your opportunities in this fallen world.

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    1. Jurassic Park: Science can clone a dinosaur, history and the humanities can suggest why that may not be a great idea.

      A university education even in hard science majors needs to be balanced. The problem in the current environment is that the progressive movement has banned all balance. There is no more room for diverse opinions. It's all 'settled science'. There is a liberal and possibly bohemian side to me that whispers that it always makes sense to listen to the other side. Of course with the case of Hillary and friends, I listened and determined that they're full of sh%t.

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    2. Ah. I seem to have been unclear. And for the record, all things being equal, I'd have been a History major and not an engineer, but it was VERY clear from junior high-school onwards that I would have not done well in the liberal arts, not because of lack of interest or aptitude, but because I had (and have) the "wrong" political outlook. In engineering a prof might hate me for my views, but there is far less of a subjective component to how one is evaluated. I audited a hell of a lot of Liberal Arts classes, but would not subject myself to being formally graded because the tendency was not to evaluate on whether you had knowledge of the facts, or were able to perform reasoned analyses, but rather to evaluate on whether your conclusions agreed with Progressive orthodoxy.

      Also, note that no few people in the "STEM" fields have interest, knowledge and even aptitude for arts, be it literature, music or figurative art, not to mention history, but relatively few people in the Arts (especially the academics) have a reciprocal interest in the sciences, or are even numerate (much less competent in actual mathematics).

      The conceit behind the "diversity" push is wrong for two reasons. First, it is merely counting the number of brown, yellow, black, whatever, noses versus the number of white noses. Second and far worse, it assumes that a particular outlook and set of experiences automatically comes with having a particular skin color. Diversity as practiced by universities and corporate America, is in fact incredibly racist, only it is not honest about itself and its underlying motivations. A jackass in a white bedsheet and dunce cap is at least honest about his racism.

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  2. Maybe I should boycott Apple? Wait, I've never in my life bought and Apple product.

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    1. Microsoft is just the same in terms of politically correct stuff. It's tough to escape it at the corporate level. I've run into it and have lost clients and lost money because of it. However, others like me to call a spade a spade...and tell the truth.

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  3. LL, Smith is clearly racist.

    Report yourself for thoughtcrime.

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  4. LL,
    I don't know about Mike C, but where I went to engineering school, there was a lot of diversity. Middle East, Near East and Far East, plus American and some Euros thrown in for good measure. However, I have to agree with him in regard to liberal artsy fartsy touchy feely, even in the 1970's diversity then meant women not ideas.

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    1. We're not in the '70's anymore, Keith. Now there are 31 genders. Then there were two.

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    2. I went to Major Midwestern University and yes, the College of Engineering had more than general US population percentages of East Asians (Chinese mostly, some Koreans, I don't recall Japanese) and South Asians (mostly Indians, maybe some Pakistanis), middle easterners (e.g. I mentioned the two Palestinian guys I was friendly with), and maybe a western European or two. There were few American blacks, and no African blacks I can recall. This was undergrad. The proportion of East and South Asians, plus Euros, was higher in grad school (plus a gorgeous 1/4 Dutch, 1/4 Danish, 1/2 Afghan woman -- sigh). But that's appearance and country of origin, NOT the "diversity" the Progs worship. Most of us were similar in kind of background (good pre-college education, from an intact nuclear family, fairly individualistic [as in distrustful of "collective" anything*] outlook, generally nerdy -- in short "typical engineers"). We may have looked different, but weren't "diverse" in the sense of orphan queer vegan, radical anarchist dyke, Mennonite, ex-convict rapist, Buddhist nun, aspiring rap artist (actually that was not yet a THING back then) or peyote dealer.

      *collectives and distrust: NB this wasn't necessarily political (it WAS in my case, but not always). Here's the thing - as I'm sure you've experienced - if you're reasonably smart and hard working (which was how one got into engineering at MMU in the first place), you not infrequently find yourself doing the bulk of the work on a "team" project when you don't get to pick the team. So most people had some negative experiences in that arena. Also factor in the stereotypical engineer introversion. (How do you identify an extroverted engineer? He looks at your shoes when he talks to you. /rimshot)

      That's the thing. Progs are fixated on superficial appearances. The Black African man wears a dashiki, the Japanese woman a kimono, the Muslim man a beard and shalwar kameez, but the Prog knows that all of these truly believe in equality of the sexes and races, that homosexuality is a wonderful diverse thing to be celebrated, and that all humans have equal value (except, apparently for straight, white, Christian men, but I digress). The grown-up (conservative or not), however, takes the Wahhabi at his word (based in part on the prior actions of similar Wahhabis) when he says that he would throw homosexuals off of a tall building. Similarly, the grown-up understands that no matter how polite a particular Japanese is, most Japanese view all non-Japanese as inferior. And so forth.

      The worst is what I call "Progsplaning" as in: beardy goat molester says "I want to kill all faggots and blasphemers!" Closely followed by the good Prog saying, "No, he doesn't really mean that."

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  5. LL,

    Does the ACLU and the US CCA disregard the opinion of our illustrious and highly evolved neighbors to the South? What is the Mexican Government's opinion on underage abortion without the consent of the parents? This left wing cultural insensitivity is overwhelming.

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    1. I'm not sure but in Mexico, if you hire a secretary, there is a tacit understanding that you will have sex with her. There was a recent court case in Mexico where a woman brought suit that her employer had sex with her daily. The court held that because she was a secretary, there was that tacit social contract and they threw the case out. No kidding.

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  6. One more ridiculous set of case law... The US needs to dump the anchor baby designation, as the rest of the world has. If your parents aren't citizens, then neither are you... Re the secretary issue, Mexico is not the only place that happens. MOST Latin countries and Italy do that...

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    1. In Mexico it's a matter of law. It may be elsewhere. I thought that it deserved mention in this insane moment in history.

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