What happens when you, we, us promote false virtue in our words and actions?
Things like Critical Theory “happen”.
How about this headline:
Oakland’s Progressive Mayor will exclude WHITE families living in POVERTY from $500 checks.
From the beginning of time fools have perched upon some of the highest thrones man has had to offer.
Proving that being elected does not make you any smarter. These types even make it into high places within the likes of education, governance, law enforcement and the media. The “News” included.
They have been able to do so because of the crazy ideas that have filled the collective conscience of our world from time to time. Guess what, this is one of those times.
Good thing for humans that up until present, we have proven that survival of the fittest is generally true.
Then there are those of course that jump into the boat with the fools and it goes over the edge with them in it, along with the truthful thinking.
Even if you don’t “get in the boat”, the damage these soon to be replaced self-proclaimed salvations of mankind cause are felt by you and I. We are generally the ones on shore that have to deal with their childish and foolish decisions that leave outcome for the rest of us to deal with.
Seriously, what happens when we change our “collective soul” away from the truth?
When we let the ideas of critical theory, social justice, sustainable development, equity and the like be our compass, well, then we will walk in the direction those ideas point too.
In that process it allows for under qualified people to take the reins simply because of their “Progressive Social Score” that is determined by intersectionality.
When we allow for the hollow virtue signaling like we have seen to drive our perspective as a people, it distorts our view of the Truth. When we allow this type of thinking we can easily find ourselves in a position that the “under qualified” with no skill, ability or experience can take charge.
They hold the rudder and run the engine that guide our day to day. The longer they are there the sooner we begin to get lost as a people and breakdown as a community.
We begin making excuses for them and their outcomes. We look to blame others for their short comings while we pay for their actions. Nature being what she is, we are beginning to run out of a required supply of intelligence and the fuel to move us. Our social compass is broken as a “people” and we all suffer because of it.
All of the while there are those that are promising you that it is ok that they know very little, because they have an expert to listen to and tell them what to do. As an example, the Mayor of Indiantown, Janet Hernandez has made this assumption more than once. She actually believes it.
When a person is “allowed” to rise to the top of the chain because of Social Justices stigmas, diversity of race, equity instead of equality, then you are promoting those to positions of power without consideration of foundational skill to achieve the post; over those that have the skill but the wrong Social Justice pedigree.
Well, if everyone else believes the ideas then they must be acceptable, right? Wrong.
Social Justice and Sustainable efforts have enabled minority to rise in the leadership hierarchy without any need for merit.
The Boeing 737 Max airplane suffered two fatal accidents. To what extent were the accidents attributable to design work that had been done in low-cost, low work-ethic jurisdictions? Did those in leadership positions discuss the possibility of such risks, or was this deemed too politically incorrect?
To what extent were forest fires in California or the recent power outages in Texas a result of progressive policy, where people have been elevated to positions of authority despite a lack of competence? We will never know the specifics, for people in the West no longer say anything that might be seen as bigoted. Those who dare say something get booted out. Welcome to the cancel culture.
Errors accumulate with no one to challenge them.
The Social Governance concepts pursued in Indiantown are essentially copying the globalist & internationalists model of social change, which is anti-meritocratic and will destroy institutions, the heritage and future of Indiantown
Is it still acceptable to allow this kind of thinking even if the actions required to achieve the outcome are false?
Unfortunately, for most, yes. When the most vocal proclaim mantra, and virtue signal at the same time we seem to bite. Few are willing to voice disagreement because they do not like conflict.
In the mean time you watch what you thought were reasonably sane people begin to justify and hold up nonsense for the virtuous posture.
Think of it this way.
When you elect a person to a position of authority because of their gender or their race over their qualifications, then you are allowing a system without a foundation of merit to grow.
When you elect people that do not have any financial skin in the game you diminish your outcomes as a citizen. Worse yet, when you elect people that cannot even achieve an income that allows for their housing without aide from the tax payer, then you have really done some virtue signaling.
When you elect a person because they are “your people” then you again diminish the merit of the level of skill and thus the outcome that ensues.
This should be a good indication of what we mean.
When you hear someone elected tell you that they are going to vote to raise the amount of money it costs to build a house by 25% overall because it is the responsible thing for government to do, then you know you have elected a Social Justice scorecard instead of an American with skills.
You can verify that by noting they feel it is a waste of Tax Payer Money to hold a 4th of July Celebration for the “PEOPLE” of the Village. All the while flushing your dollars down the drain with unnecessary bureaucratic feel-good BS and consultants to “tell them what to think”.
Then in the next breath they promote a non-existent social justice warriors’ holiday over an American Holiday. Like Juneteenth over the 4th – indigenous people’s day instead of Columbus Day. You get the idea. America is somehow not good enough for them.
When you hear a sitting Mayor proclaim that a candidate’s experience for an advisory Board is not required, because they are a minority and they can learn from the “experts”, that should tip you off.
Then in the next breath, they vote for a person to be added to a community board for the sake of Equity, not Equality. You should know then they are dangerous.
If equality was truly the virtue then the other person under consideration for the advisory board seat, that has credential, a business and experience in the arena of the Boards focus would have been voted on to the Board.
Instead of voting for a person that has no depth of field and their sole qualification is that they are brown, well you tell me, is that American? NO.
When you force decisions to be made on race you are racist. Simply because when you are racist it is required to make consideration of one over another based-on skin color.
When you choose a person by gender for a role instead of qualification you weaken the process and the outcomes as well. You are a sexist and a bigot if you think in this manner, then act on it.
The snowflakes scream of Social Justice, Progressive Liberty and Equity are just getting started by these self-promoting progressive officials that openly admit they are clueless and need experts to be their source of ideas and knowledge.
The brazenness of their lies would take your breath away if we weren’t becoming so inured to them through their omnipresence.
For the moment, at least, progressives are unchained, unrepentant and uninterested in conversation.
They are also in charge.
This is the simple truth.
Most people do not like change or conflict.
But we do not like destitution and having our freedoms trampled even more.
If we continue along this sick twisted path of Social Justice and Diversity for the sake of Diversity then we will fail as a people as sure as there is a real truth.
Wisdom is not given to a man it is earned, and without doing he will not learn.
When he has not done then he is lacking experience, without experience he has earned nothing.
Which in the end leaves him lacking the wisdom of those that have done and do know from their experience.
This is exactly the position some elected politicos find themselves in. The same ones that in their words openly proclaim their lack of knowledge. The same people that you elected to represent you and be your voice.
The same people that openly rely on experts for their ideas because they do not have the experience, knowledge or wisdom to do it themselves.
So, if several on an elected Council have this need for the experts to tell them everything, it is really the experts that are driving this train then. Not you.
In the least, you would think that the pool of knowledge the experts drink from should be considered by the Council member. Instead, they place the “expert” on water and see them walking.
If the knowledge that is offered from “experts” comes from a place of deep toxicity, then one has to discern this fact for themselves. When however, your elected do not question but “take to the bit” like our own Tony Z has expressed, then you have a mindless zombie pack following the will and direction of the “expert”.
The people of the Village should demand that their Council of elected begin looking for an “expert” with American ideas and principles. Unlike the International and Globalist approach being taken by Howard Brown. Seems like a good place to start. Especially if we are going to rely on the “Expert” to tell us what to do. Unless of course you are a Council member and think that the Socialist Progressive economic and social justice path is the way to go.
Again, we ask, who is running this Village?
This is a real problem not only for Indiantown but the entire County.
As extreme Globalist Progressive politicians and experts are given control over millions of tax dollars, they will use it to bolster their camp. In your backyard. In under three years of existence a sleepy six thousand in population little berg has spent over $20 million in tax payer money. They have also committed themselves into deep long-term debt and grant obligations that will cost tens of millions more in the near future.
Scary really, because they could just flip a coin to make a decision and you would be in the same place either way. Screwed.
TAM Editor ~ 2021