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No one can claim that the Confederate flag which had been flying on the SC state capitol grounds incited Dylann Roof to commit murder. But the ghouls and vultures who occupy both sides of the political aisle were not about to let that crisis go to waste. Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham, and other political and media figures whose popularity had been waning saw a chance to show their “leadership” by not only getting that Confederate flag taken down – against the will of a clear majority of SC voters – but also demanding that all Confederate symbols and memorials be stigmatized and banned from public view. I’m waiting to see see which of these “leaders” is awarded a shot at the VP slot or a cabinet position or an advantageous business deal as their quid pro quo.
On August 26, 2015, a black homosexual activist, Vester Flanagan, ran amok and killed Alison Parker and Adam Ward at station WDBJ in Roanoke, VA. Flanagan blamed anti-homosexual and anti-black prejudice for his many failures in life. Well, maybe it’s time to show the LGBT “community” what real equality is all about by demanding that the rainbow LGBT flag and other LGBT symbols be banned from all public venues.
Over a month before the shooting took place at Roanoke, Mike Adams’ article, Time to Take Down the Rainbow Flag, appeared at Townhall.com. He makes a valid point, in that nobody likes a sore winner! America has capitulated again and again to the endless tyrannical demands of the gaystapo and the liberal fascists, but they are never satisfied. Enough already!
And while we’re at it, it’s long past time to ditch affirmative action:
…The way this manifested itself at radio and TV stations all across the country was, mandates went out from the federal government to owners of broadcast properties, that they had to begin hiring on the basis of quota and not merit.
And what happened in the early stages of this, and what I think it continues to this day, by evidence of what we saw yesterday in Virginia, is one of the end-of-the-road results of this kind of government overreach. It’s mandatory minority hiring. Merit was thrown out in many cases. I saw… My point is, here I saw many qualified men who had been in broadcasting for years and climbing the career ladder in broadcasting (the way you did) lose their jobs, just get fired for no reason other the federal government was mandating that certain number of or percentage of on-air jobs be held by women and African-Americans and what have you.
And it was new. And because it was new, ownership and management was particularly afraid and therefore particularly energetic to be seen following the new federal guidelines, which were actually mandates. As such… You can argue about this. I’m not raising this to argue about the merits of this. I’m raising this to try to give you a timeline to explain some actions that took place yesterday.
So you end up having qualified people summarily fired simply to make room for what were required by government to be minority hires. They had to. It was an early way of looking at diversity demands, if you will. This is not to wring hands over qualified people being fired. I’m not doing it. I’m just telling you that the history. This goes back to the 1970s, the early 1970s. Perhaps prior to that, but I think that’s when it was. I came close to being one of those let go.
At the time Pittsburgh was — and it may still be — a top 15 market. It was a big, big radio market, and programmers… And, by the way, everybody in radio who was around back then is nodding their head in agreement when I talk about this. They know exactly what I’m talking about. There are so many frustrated people that ran radio stations then and still do today. They try to have the best staff they can with the budget they’ve got and then they had to comply with all these government mandated hiring rules.
And they ended up having to put people with no experience whatsoever into jobs, positions that required experience. They were unable… And I’m talking about on air. That’s where these jobs were seen, these mandatory hiring rules could have been demanded for the entire staff of a radio or TV station, but they manifested themselves in on-air positions because those are the ones that were seen. So that’s where the compliance could easily be seen.
And, I mean, I don’t blame the people that got hired. I don’t blame the people that were not qualified. That’s not a rant on them. It is simply what ended up happening is that a lot of people who had no business being in this business got hired. And once they were hired, you couldn’t fire them for any reason. In many cases, you had either hold onto ’em or you had to promote ’em. As time went on, it became a little easier to get rid of them if they were not any good, but you had to replace them with…
You had to keep your percentages in order to satisfy the government license renewal time and any other time as well. So this kind of compliance has been going on since the 1970s. And it has led to a lot of people who are not qualified in this business — and once they’re there, you cannot get rid of them. Well, you can, but you have to replace them with similar characteristic replacements. And we’re not talking about merit here.
Now, at this time is a little different because now 30, 40, 50 years have gone by, and there are plenty of qualified minorities. Back then and for 10-15 years afterward, we were not talking about qualified at all. That was the whole point. That’s why it was such a friction-laden policy. It caused animosity like you can’t believe. Now, the murderer in Virginia had been fired from numerous other TV stations that he would have never been hired at to begin with had he not been a minority.
And I say that, simply because looking at his work career the guy never did make it anywhere. He was just… And, in addition to that, all of this created — and it still does to this day — a victim mentality. You know, I’ve always thought that quotas and affirmative action were ultimately insulting to the supposed beneficiaries. They were stigmatized. If it was known by people that they got the job not because of any particular talent or any particular skill, but because of their gender or their skin color, they were stigmatized.
Just as kids who had an “in” with the owner or the general manager who got hired, who had no business being there. They were stigmatized as well. Anybody who was not qualified who got hired based on something other than merit, stigmatized. And I think the combination of the stigma and the victim status creates a beneath-the-surface seething that effervesces, and in some people it boils over and blows up. This Bryce Williams guy, Vester whatever his name is. (interruption)
That’s right, Vester. Vester Flanagan was hired repeatedly to meet these EEO and affirmative action goals, and he was fired repeatedly. Most likely his incompetence got him fired. But it was also attitude related. When he was fired so many times for these reasons, he couldn’t deal with it, and he went postal. No, let’s not say that. He lost it. He went mental health on everybody while deep in this stigmatized victimhood.
And this is what happens when employment performance standards are lowered or disregarded for the sake of giving people something that everybody knows they’re not competent to do. I listened to people who have hired this guy and worked with him at various stations talk about him, and it was clear that he had no affection — they had no affection for him, and vice-versa — and it was never a pleasant experience for anybody, and he had to be let go at practically every job.
Read it all here.