Monday, December 28, 2015

This isn't simply bullshit; this is DANGEROUS bullshit,

because one of two things will happen:
Someone else will get hurt- or killed- trying to cover for what she can't do, or
They'll try to keep her out of actual firefighting because the brass know she can't do the job, and-again- someone else will have to try to cover for their being shorthanded.  And what'll THAT do to morale?

And if someone winds up crippled, or killed, Comrade Mayor and his minions will do all they can to cover it up.  Because nothing counts more than filling their 'minority' list, and if it takes unqualified people to do it, well, that's just fine.  It'll almost certainly be some white male who pays the price, and they don't give a rats ass about them.

Paglia is an interesting sort; she'll vote for people like Obama and wants to vote for Sanders even after noting their, ah, shortcomings.  But she also comes out with things like this:
Paglia: ‘Rape culture’ is a ridiculous term – mere gassy propaganda, too rankly bloated to critique. Anyone who sees sex so simplistically has very little sense of world history, anthropology or basic psychology. I feel very sorry for women who have been seduced by this hyper-politicised, victim-centered rhetoric, because in clinging to such superficial, inflammatory phrases, they have renounced their own power and agency.
Which drives the socialists and "We must be protected!" feminists up the walls.

Piece by Kipling I'd not seen before.  Truly there's nothing new under the sun.
“THIS is the State above the Law.
    The State exists for the State alone.”
[This is a gland at the back of the jaw,
    And an answering lump by the collar-bone.
“There is neither Evil nor Good in life
    Except as the needs of the State ordain.”
[Since it is rather too late for the knife,
    All we can do is to mask the pain.


KM said...

Someone else will get hurt- or killed- trying to cover for what she can't do

Never bothered my old department...gotta keep those numbers up!
They passed girls out of the academy who were KNOWN to be worthless in the physical aspects of fire fighting.

There were a couple I can think of off the top of my head that DID pass the tests. They were welcomed. Those were the ones that in full turnouts, you couldn't tell it was a girl by the way they worked - the way it should always be.

Firehand said...

Few years back there was a stink in Seattle when the city council wanted the fire department to lower the standards because 'not enough women are passing'.

The first woman to pass, who at that time had been on the job a couple of years, got to the podium at a public meeting and basically told them they were idiots who didn't care if people got killed as long as they could pump up their PC approval numbers. Also told them "You do this, I'll resign. Because I won't go into a fire next to someone I can't trust to do the job."

At least for the time being, they dropped it.