I thought this one had been beaten to death with logic – but apparently not.
Firstly, I am a man. Secondly, I am a Liberal – one of left-wing liberals at that! Thirdly – well, what is the point in doing a bloody list?
You could say the point of a list is to have a quota on it – so I won’t do one.
I believe in equality – and, if I may be so bold, I honestly think that most rational people do, too. Yet we have a piece about how equality stinks so you must have quota’s. Irrespective of the ability of the individual – and that is the way to forward equality?
News to me.
All quotas do is alienate those who have the ability but are then not even looked at because they are the wrong race, creed, gender or sexuality.
Personally – again if you read this blog, I don’t give a flying feck what gender you are or what colour – I came out extremely hard for Barack Obama. If Barack Obama had been a woman, a Black woman I would have come out just as hard for her. Because I thought that they were the best for the job – which, I may add, so far I have been proven right!
Quotas do not equality make! Ever!
Now, if you have a board room where you have the best of the best – do you honestly think that they will bring in a second rate person because he is a man – or would they bring in the person, albeit, a woman who was the best?
The latter in my world. Not because of some stupid quota – they would bring her in because she is the best for that position.
Quotas – or to give it its real name, discrimination, is wrong, was wrong, will ALWAYS be wrong!
Having a sliding scale of discrimination is not equality. Equality is gender, sexual, racially, creed blind!
If you work on that premise then you are looking forward and simply not trying to expose others to inequality – that’s how I look at things, I only wish more of the quota bunch would, too.