Since last week when the President came here to this shipyard to make a speech about the Sequester...a thought or series of thoughts has been running around rabid trails in my mind.
This series of thoughts is the culmination of years and years of listening to Politically Correct people demand Diversity and Tolerance from the rest of us...but something is missing.
For the last four years of this administration I have been watching them root, cheer, and push everyone into more and more diversity and tolerance of many things of which many of us do not approve...while demanding tolerance and diversity of us.
What finally became so obvious was before the Presidents speech last Tuesday...the day before a friend of mine called me and stated that he had gotten tickets to the speech the next day. One person from each of his department's crews was picked for admittance to the speech.
But what he told me of significance was that the main criterion for admittance was that the audience was to be of diverse make up.
I thought to myself...Wow!!!
All the people in this shipyard and across the nation concerned about their futures and jobs..the economy and the very best this bunch can do is Diversity!![/b ] Wow!!
I asked myself..."Was this leadership??"
And then a couple of days later I read in a newspaper...the text of the speech and there it was again...beating up on the RICH. The RICH by some political manipulation are implied to have committed some moral tresspass, some moral lapse, some moral misconduct and had to be singled out. This is license to single out the RICH for special treatment ..special recognition.
What began to occur to me is the understanding that the RICH are not part of the [b]Diversity and Tolerance template of this government. They love diversity and tolerance but not for the RICH.
Is this too ...leadership or is it playing to the crowds..a mob???
I can tell you what it is not...diversity and tolerance.
If you are not including everyone you are not diverse and tolerant.
I am not particularly diverse and tolerant..but have no problem saying so.
I am just dubious about those who claim so but their conduct tells of something else. It tells me that these group or groups are not the product advertised. And hence the question about leadership.
Just some random and rabid thoughts...outside the box of most of what passes for thinking today.