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2021-06-12 That’s All I Got – Stop Rex from Crying!

I cover all the stories and more from the past week. Plus if you listen closely you might hear one of my dogs crying because she wants to be let into my office while I’m recording.

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I start out with our Secretary of HHS spewing bullshit and not able to answer a simple question. I’m a little sick of this kind of crap aren’t you?

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Being educated and woke may result in unemployment

Any company hiring people who are more interested in perceived slights than the mission of your business does not deserve to be hired. Keep these people out so your business doesn’t rot from the inside.

The biggest liability that comes with hiring graduates from places like Haverford and Harvard is that they have been socialized to panic over pseudocrises. Talk of systemic racism and fixation on pronouns inculcate in young people an apocalyptic urgency, a mentality that often disrupts the workplace and encourages navel-gazing about “diversity,” “inclusion” and other ill-defined notions that are far removed from the main work of my organization, which is good writing, good editing and good arguments.

A few years ago a student at an Ivy League school told me, “The first things you learn your freshman year is never to say what you are thinking.” The institution he attended claims to train the world’s future leaders. From what that young man reports, the opposite is true. The school is training future self-censors, which means future followers.

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When equity goes wrong

Spain is trying their hand at wokeness. They produced some stamps that come in an array of shades of darkness. From black to a light brown. The attempt is to highlight the disparities with people’s skin color and how it can lead to inequities.

State-owned Correos España this week issued a set of four stamps in different skin-colored tones. The darker the stamp, the lower the price. The lightest color costs 1.60 euros ($1.95). The darkest one costs 0.70 euros ($0.85).

The postal service calls them “Equality Stamps” and introduced them on the anniversary of George Floyd being killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. It said the stamps “reflect an unfair and painful reality that shouldn’t be allowed” and that every letter or parcel sent with them would “send a message against racial inequality.”

If their intent was to make lighter skinned people pay more for stamps perhaps it would have worked. But instead they set the prices of the stamps by color. The darker the stamp the less it cost. It gave the impression that the darker your skin the less you’re worth.

The main thrust of the public criticism was that the darker stamps have a lower value, giving the impression that a light skin color is worth more.

Moha Gerehou, a 28-year-old Spanish author and a former president of SOS Racismo Madrid, said that was “an insurmountable contradiction.”

“At the end of the day, an anti-racism campaign has put out a clearly racist message,” Gerehou told the Associated Press on Friday.

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