by STEPHEN KRUISER at pjmedia.com
Cue the “INTOLERANT!” chorus.
Leftists live in the Land of Overreach. Their love of shortcuts and top-down solutions ruins everything. If you’re at a grocery store and you call a progressive to see if he wants you to pick up some Oreos, he’ll say he wants the entire cookie aisle, along with an ownership stake in the company that now owns Nabisco. If you say that’s unrealistic, he will condemn you as a dessertophobe.
A classic example of the Left’s horrible, want-it-all approach to everything is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) rage. There aren’t a lot of people in the United States who are opposed to the spirit of any of those three things. We’re a diverse country, and we want everyone to have a shot at the American dream.
Where the proggy Democrat approach quickly goes awry is that they want to immediately shoehorn DEI into a variety of organizations, rather than foster a cultural change that organically creates a new environment. The Left wants to guarantee equal outcomes for everyone, while the right wants equal opportunities.
In order to get from point A to point Z while only hitting D,E, and I on the way, merit has to go out the window. That’s not as much of a shock to the system as it should be, because the Left has been softening up the American public for this ever since the shift to participation trophy, feelings-based education (which I wrote about in my classic “Don’t Let the Hippies Shower“). It’s not unreasonable to think that DEI was the endgame all along.
Playing the “square peg in a round hole” DEI game is annoying enough in any situation, but it becomes utter insanity when industries that should be prioritizing safety make it the focus.
Corporate DEI folly is under a burning spotlight after an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX-9 plane that was just a little over a year old blew out a fuselage panel while in the air. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Elon Musk — the fly in all the leftists’ ointment — took Boeing to task for its woke-first business practices.