by Pat Tarzwell 5/30/18
To all the fine writers and thinkers here at StubbornThings, I have a little rant that has been bugging me for a few weeks and I offer it for your amusement or simply to laugh at my reaction.
All in all we’re just another brick in the wall. Or maybe we are just through the looking glass? Well, here’s another fine mess we are in…so tiny a thing and so large a reaction. (By me only, I suppose.)
This mess started simply enough. You see, my wife is on a school board. She came home from a meeting a few weeks ago and said that they gave out an award for the Science Teacher of the Year. Okay so far. The teacher, a female Latina (this will have some relevance soon) — this “science” teacher — gave a long lecture to the board about how horrible the board was because they did not have the proper diversity, because they are all “white”.
Well, as I can happen to do sometimes, I lost it and started my over-reaction. “Moron,” I began. “You are supposed to understand science! One of the members is full-blood Indian. (Native American for the “PC” — Politically Cowardly — crowd.) That would make a full 20% of this board and is an over-representation of that population. One of the members is half Hispanic. And because Obama could be a black president at 50% black, I am going to count her as another 20% of the board as being Hispanic. Moron. Four out of the 5 members are women, that would be 80% of the board. If you had a brain then maybe you could understand that is an over-representation of women. Hello, science idiot. The fifth member is a short bald white guy. I think his 20% is also an over-representation as well. How the hell can this crap go….” (I continued but got interrupted.)
At this point my wife says this just gets better. She reads the criteria for this position (although, not officially, I contend one of those criteria must be single-digit IQ, but I digress). Get this: To win Science Teacher of the Year, first you must be a female minority. Remember, this was not the Female Minority Science Teacher of The Year Award, just Science Teacher of the Year. I started again, but you get the point.
Can you imagine the intolerance? What if some black woman was a great science teacher, but identified as a white man? She would not be qualified, right? The jokes just seem to flow, but our country is at stake and maybe too far gone already.
I do not have any answers and I am just ranting here I know. But are we the mortar in this wall, are we the bricks, or are we just the dirt under the wall? Whatever got us into this fine mess, we truly are in a land where up is not even down anymore. Up is grapefruit and left is Friday.
Pat Tarzwell was born conservative, runs a successful hi-tech business, and lives a red-state life in a deep grapefruit one. • (162 views)