Monday, July 20, 2009

A Liberal's View of Diversity

Just saw this story on O'Reilly, but you don't need to hear any commentary on this, it speaks for itself.


Goose said...

Boiled down to this comparison:

A Liberal coddles to every diverse group's needs and wants and builds support for their agenda by agreeing to and supporting everything (aka - mob mentality).

A Conservative has a set of principles which stand the test of time and people regardless of diversity can choose to be a part of something larger than themselves and own agenda.

Jim said...

That was weird. The dude was probably being a little sensitive and overly theatrical, but it was funny that a liberal "offended" him.

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities."

Favoring one individual because of his race is discrimination just as acting against someone because of his race is also discrimination. Discrimination (of the non-violent and generally harmless variety) should not be outlawed (freedom of association), nor should it be mandated or imposed by government. Similarly, crime is crime and should be punished as such. A "hate crime" is still a crime, and treating it as a special type of crime is itself a form of discrimination.

Of course, by saying the government should be unbiased and not pander to "victim classes" at the expense of individual rights, one risks being accused of bias/racism/hate. So are the ways of our Orwellian world.

Back to listening to Obama tell us his doublespeak of how medical spending is unsustainable and needs reform (true) so the solution is to spend more (false). Likewise, listen for the cheers in the media and light-hearted reporting about the federal minimum wage increase (i.e., wage control) this Friday. Sure, it will make things more expensive for everyone (including poor people), increase unemployment as companies have to outsource or layoff more than they already are, and is generally a bad idea stuck in and rushed through with an unrelated "emergency" spending bill which was probably never read by most of the people voting for it.