Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Value Of Discrimination And The Righteousness Of Judgment...

The High Court in South Africa has ruled that Chinese South Africans are to be reclassified as black people.
It made the order so that ethnic Chinese can benefit from government policies aimed at ending white domination in the private sector.
The association said their members often failed to qualify for business contracts and job promotions because they were regarded as whites.
The laws give people classed as blacks, Indians and coloureds (mixed-race) employment and other economic benefits over other racial groups.

"Other racial groups"?

If you've got Asian, Black, Indian and Racially mixed people, then what is the plurality of, "others"?
(We have to keep in mind that this is the BBC reporting this.)
Basically, the other "racial groups" they're talking about are (singular) White people.
The same White people BBC-type thinkers deny exist when you start talking about White Culture and the desire to preserve it.

A study released last month revealed that white South Africans still earn around 450% more than their black counterparts, 14 years after the end of apartheid.
-same source

Whites make up about 8% of South Africa's population.
As to why (and that is assuming the study refereed to by the BBC is accurate) Whites would be more profitable than non-Whites, the answer is rather simple.
Here is a start.

Yes it is comical to re-categorize Chinese as black, but in the bizzaro world of the never ending pursuit of non-existent racial equality, the line between Comedy and Tragedy will only get fuzzier as the years roll by.

As to day-to-day life in the new post-Apartheid South Africa, here is a little window into that utopia.

And then there is Canada,
Acting solely on information from a psychic, a public elementary school alerted child welfare authorities when they believed an autistic student had been sexually abused.
"The teacher looked and me and said: 'We have to tell you something,'" Leduc explained. "'The educational assistant who works with Victoria went to see a psychic last night, and the psychic asked the educational assistant at that particular time if she works with a little girl by the name of "V." And she said 'yes, I do.' And she said, 'well, you need to know that that child is being sexually abused by a man between the ages of 23 and 26.'"
Circumstances worsened for Leduc when school administrators believed the psychic's statements and used information about Victoria's medical condition to help child protective authorities build a case against the Leduc family.
However, the Child and Family Services Act requires CAS to investigate suspicions of sexual abuse, so a case worker visited the family in their home. The case was closed after the worker acknowledged a lack of proof and called Leduc a "diligent" parent who had been troubled with a "ridiculous" report.

When you walk down the road of Equality, Tolerance, Diversity and non-Discrimination, you inevitably end up with situations like the above because you have immersed yourself into a world where applying value or assigning quality to a person, place or thing becomes the gravest of sins.
In that world, who is to say that a fortune teller hearing voices from beyond isn't as qualified a source as, say, a psychiatrist or accredited MD?

Are the races equal?

Are men and women equal?

Are religions equal?

Are cultures equal?

The lack of equality present in the world is precisely what allows us to recognize beauty, skill, ability, intelligence, wisdom, etc...

Discrimination is what allows us to choose oatmeal over eggs for breakfast or White people over black people for neighbors.

Intolerance is the balance against acceptability with which our entire identity as nations, communities, families and even as individuals is measured and sustained.

Judgment of worth is the assignment of quality upon which we determine good from bad (and that is within a variety of contexts), and exercise personal as well as collective knowledge and experience.

Only a morally, intellectual and spiritually labotomized society is truly capable of tolerance, non-discrimination and the cultural diversity in which such perversions gestate...