For decades, and for the best of reasons at least in the beginning, the US military and its educational institutions have had a focus on what has been known as “Equal Opportunity.”
We’ve move a long way from your local Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) manager answering the mail and helping with requirements. We’ve slouched from “equal opportunity” to “equitable outcomes” – as different as a kiss is to a punch.
As we’ve documented here for the better part of two decades, the entire system has metastasized in to just a military branch of the multi-billion dollar diversity industry that exists simply to grow their empire, expand their cadre, and solve nothing – as to do so would shrink both the empire and cadre.
They keep adding words; first “diversity” then “equity” then “inclusion” now we also see “accessibility” – DEIA now being the operative acronym – at least for now. Don’t get used to it, we’re seeing DEIA&B as a newcomer to the acronym race; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Belonging (DEIA&B).
If this wasn’t so cancerous, divisive, and encouraging the absolute worst in people, it would be unspoofably funny.
It is not going to be easy. Put aside the political and psychological need for the adherents of this secular religion to keep it going, there is a lot of money, position, and power wrapped up in this nightmarish part of our economy.
To counter such absolutists, there is no tinkering to be done; they won’t have it. There is an intellectual blocking diode in their mind; their agenda advances – nothing moves the other way.
No one will accept salami slices in the face of the unresolvable crisis they’ve invented to justify the world they’ve created. No.
As such, there is only one solution, as simple as it is blunt.
(AP) Diversity, equity and inclusion programs were abolished Tuesday from Walt Disney World’s governing district, now controlled by appointees of Gov. Ron DeSantis, in an echo of the Florida governor’s agenda which has championed curtailing such programs in higher education and elsewhere.
The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District said in a statement that its diversity, equity and inclusion committee would be eliminated, as would any job duties connected to it. Also axed were initiatives left over from when the district was controlled by Disney supporters, which awarded contracts based on goals of achieving racial or gender parity.
At some point there will be Executive Branch leadership that will issue similar directives most likely first to the military services. Pro or con, get ready for it.
There will be gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes. There will be slanderous name calling. There will be hissy fits, holding breath until people turn purple, and no small number of threats … then … if everyone will hold fast – everyone will simply get back to the business of the ship.
This present system runs on fear and entitlement. It will not be missed.
Outside the nomenklatura whose careers rely on it – there is no constituency.
The storm will pass. There may be setbacks. There will be frustrations, but there will be victories too, there must be. There has to be because at no time in history has a nation prospered by promoting sectarianism.
This is 2023, not 1972. We are a good people who with each passing year are striving to be as one.
We cannot do that when a paid commissariat has as their goal to keep people divided in to competing and mutually antagonistic groupings.
Keep it up.
DeSantis-Appointed Disney Board Axes ‘Illegal’ And ‘Unamerican’ DEI Initiatives (The Federalist, 2 AUG 23)
The governing board appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tasked with overseeing Walt Disney World and its affiliated properties announced plans on Tuesday to gut the district’s use of DEI programs.
“The so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives were advanced during the tenure of the previous board and they were illegal and simply unamerican,” Glenton Gilzean, director of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District, said in a statement. “
Our district will no longer participate in any attempt to divide us by race or advance the notion that we are not created equal.”
In its Tuesday announcement, the oversight board further revealed an internal investigation into the policies of its predecessor — the Disney-appointed Reedy Creek Improvement District — found that the district “routinely awarded contracts based on racially and gender driven goals to businesses on the basis of their owners’ race and gender” and implemented quotas based on these factors “to ensure that contractors met a certain threshold of diversity.”
The use of such policies and the district’s DEI committee will now be terminated, according to the board. . . . . (read more)