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The premise is that more diversity in a particular occupation, the better. “Strength in Diversity” is the mantra.

Now, no-one’s fighting for more women in the fields of plumber, HVAC, or construction. Where they want more “inclusion” is in medicine, law, and “STEM” — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. So the question arises, WHY?

If we use the mantra “Strength in Diversity,” applied to such fields, the only way women could add anything is if they think differently than the men already in the field. This brings up the logical inconsistency. If men and women have, in general, similar thought patterns, then bringing more women into the field will not change things much, and if men and women do not have similar thought patterns, then the notion of sex parity in these fields goes out the window.

Some studies do suggest that men and women do, generally speaking, think differently. Obviously, there are outliers in both groups. In the technology fields, most of the women think more like their co-workers than like typical women, and often have more male friends than female.

While there may be some benefit to ensuring that young girls do not exclude themselves from STEM fields because “girls don’t do computers,” I do not think that that attitude is really prevalent anymore. Girls know that they can study Computer Science, or Math, or Engineering, but just aren’t that interested. Pushing them into fields in which they have no interest will not be doing them any favors either.

An article on Intellectual Takeout, Mothers Are Not Widgets, points to an IMF working paper that states that, “if the gender [participation] gap were to be closed…, the level GDP [in Canada] would be higher by 4 percent.”

There are multiple flaws in their arguments. Primarily, there is the assumption that it is the participation of women, particularly well-educated women, in the workforce that increases productivity. More likely, it is the increased productivity that attracts well-educated women to participate.

The IMF paper also does not examine what sort of education those “well-educated” women actually got. Over the years, more and more women have gotten degrees in STEM fields, which are in demand by employers, rather than getting M.R.S. and pre-Wed degrees. Perhaps it is not that there are more educated women in the workforce, but that there are more usefully-educated people in the workforce. Adding more uselessly-educated women to the workforce would be of no benefit.

One striking point of the IMP paper comes in their discussion of demographics:

Why is gender equality an especially important economic issue now? The Canadian economy, like other advanced economies, is expected to face growth headwinds, arising from unfavorable demographic pressure. The Bank of Canada has assessed that labor input growth could be almost halved (from 0.7 percent a year in 2015 to 0.4 percent in 2020) due to the slowdown in the growth rate of the working age population (Bank of Canada 2016). But female labor resources have not been fully tapped, and policy reform to bring more females to the workplace could effectively counterbalance the demographic pressure that is predicted to rise in the future.

So their “solution” to the population collapse is for more women to be working, which would just accelerate the collapse of the population! Brilliant.

Liberalism and Feminism are literally killing off Western Civilization, and their solution is more Liberalism and Feminism.

But wait, they want more government-paid child care. So, leave your kids with a stranger to go to work so you can pay the taxes that pay the stranger to raise your kids.

The Intellectual Takeout article also quotes a prog woman who says that motherhood is selfish. Here’s the opening paragraph:

I was taking a few weeks’ break from work over the summer. My family and I — my husband and my sons, then 9 and 7 — planned to spend the time at our house on the New Jersey shore. When my mother asked what we would be doing on our vacation, I told her we would be together — going to the beach and the nearby amusement park, cooking, playing in the yard.

Motherhood is not selfish. Selfishness is refusing to have enough children to continue the civilization so that you can afford a vacation home at the shore.

Where is the compassion for those trying to immigrate legally? The flood of illegal immigrants into this country completely precludes the discussion of making legal immigration easier. Where is the compassion for those who do manage to come here legally, and are thus subject to our employment laws, who are illegally underbid by illegal immigrants? Where is the compassion for the citizen or legal immigrant who loses his job to an illegal immigrant who abide by our employment laws, working for less than Minimum Wage or not requiring that his FICA taxes and unemployment insurance be paid? Where is the compassion for the guy who did not get into college because an illegal immigrant got accepted instead?

One illegal immigrant asked, “Whose job am I taking?”

That’s just it. We see the illegal immigrant who took the job, and the one who took that place on the college matriculation roll. We do not see the unknown person who did not get accepted to college because the illegal immigrant did. We do not see the unknown person who did not get the job because the illegal immigrant did.

President Trump has followed the will of Congress and fulfilled a campaign promise (not just his own, but that of President 0bama) by recognizing Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel.

The whining leftist nay-sayers, including those in Congress who voted both for the law President Trump is following and for the Senate Resolution of July 2017, say that the status of Jerusalem should be decided by a treaty between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The question arises, “How’s that been working for you?” The so-called “Palestinians” (Levant Arabs) rejected a two-state solution, and refuse to negotiate. The president is spot-on here. The Levant Arabs like the status quo, and are not going to come to the peace table to lose it. So they must be forced to the table by making them lose again and again and again until they having nothing left to bargain with and have to beg instead of bargain. Build settlements in the West Bank. Won’t come to the table now? Then it will cost you even more to get the West Bank back from the Jews who are going to live there. Declare Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. Won’t come to the table? Then it will cost you more to get us to move our embassy again.

President Trump, keep making the Levant Arabs lose.

All rhetoric about “rescinding” DACA is just that — RHETORIC.

Trump has NOT rescinded the unconstitutional DACA program, but simply said that he will NOT rescind it for at least six months. If Congress does not put DACA into law in that time, count on Trump to extend it again and again.

It seems that those liberals can’t get past they lost the election because they had a scumbag candidate or that their lying isn’t acceptable anymore or they don’t have any new or original ideas. I mean, I could go on indefinitely and still not touch all the highlights. They just aren’t relevant anymore but none of them got the memo. They are still trying to link the election to the Russians and that is why they don’t have a scumbag liberal in the White House. The very minority whatever in the Senate wants everyone that President Trump has appointed to quit or resign or commit seppuku. The minority nobody in the House wants the same thing. At least the nobodies are on the same page.

So, with everything Trump is going through; trying to get his cabinet installed and his agenda moving, he has to address Congress, as all President’s do. General statements about how he is going to redo healthcare, build the military, and infrastructure, etc. Then he honors a Navy SEAL who gave his life on a recent mission. His wife was on hand to take the President’s gratitude. We have seen this scene before from other presidents. You would have thought the world came to an end. It didn’t take long for the liberal scumbag cockroaches to come out of the woodwork and weight in on this. Bill Mahr and Michael Moore to name a few. Why do these people still have a platform to spew this crap is beyond me. This is the America we need to rid ourselves of and get back to the decency of old. Unbelievable that this stuff exists today.

Remember the “Don’t Trust the Government” liberals of the 1960′s?

What the hell happened?

The “Don’t Trust the Government” liberals of the 1960′s have devolved into the “Cradle-to-Grave” liberals of the Twenty-First Century.

These liberals now want the central government in control of our healthcare, our retirement, and our schools. They want the government to tell us what guns we can buy, what cars we can buy, what gasoline we can buy, what light bulbs we can buy, and even what toilets we can buy. Today’s elite so-called “liberals” even move into gated communities and elect Home-Owners’ Associations to tell them what colors of paint they are allowed to use.

What happened?