posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 02:13 AM
I used to work for a major corporation that had many government contracts. Suddenly, we lost most of those contracts, not due to the bidding process,
but because the fed decided that the contracts would go to minority owned businesses - whether we were the lowest bidder or not. So they got the
contract, then the fed would pay us to come in and clean up their work. The total costs were unreal. We went through another period when our company
hired a black executive who would not hire any whites, only blacks. It didn't matter if they were qualified for the job or not, just if they were
black. We lost a lot of work with this as well, as the quality of the work deteriorated and the man-hours to complete the work increased.
It really should be about what you bring to the table, not your age, gender, or race. Or so federal law says.
I dislike the far right community as much as I dislike the far left community. And as long as those two groups continue to espouse their radical
philosophies, and as long as the masses in the middle listen to and embrace their rantings,none of this will be resolved. Ever.
Most of the people live in the middle, between these extremes. Their not really looking for radical ideology, just trying to get by every day. Wanting
things better for their kids, not wanting to have to struggle so much to make ends meet. It's up to that middle to stop listening to these extremists
and use common sense and compromise, the only real tools for resolution, to find that common ground. If we can't find a way to live with one another,
well, we won't.
Ok. I'm done waxing philosophical.