As I reflected on the things that frustrate me in Australian politics and the “Culture Wars”, I made two resolutions: 1) believe they are sincere, and 2) be sincere.
Australia is experiencing two energy crises: International high prices due to supply issues, and local deterioration of infrastructure that isn’t being replaced because of… climate change. Its a false dichotomy, and we can’t afford for it to continue.
Unfortunately, a common trait among journalists, politicians and actually, lets face it, most of the population, is that they’re not very good at math. An unfortunate side-effect of this is that we make very poor arguments from data.
Equity is a newfangled bastardisation of the idea of ‘equality’. It shifts the focus from recognising equality that already exists, to trying to create equality where it doesn’t. That’s a problem because its, ah, communism.
Remember that kid who had a tantrum whenever he couldn’t have the same things that the other kids got? Of course you do, you were that kid. Well, inclusion means telling that kid he’s right, instead of telling him to grow up.
Diversity is increasingly treated as a ‘value’ in the corporate world, despite little evidence of its benefits. Yet if you dig deeper, this movement is not really about valuing diversity, but destroying it.