WE ARE NOT ALL EQUAL
Right out of the gate, the Colossus drops a bomb of knowledge–we are not all created the same. Everyone knows this. It’s as plain as the perfectly sculpted nose on my face. Everyone is good at different things, which is perfect, as it’s the way it’s meant to be. No one will argue with this as how could they? In any nursery school, one of the first lessons you will learn is that we are all special and unique in different ways.
Imagine how boring life would be if we were the same.
So then, why is it that, even though practically everyone you talk to will nod in agreement with this simple, true statement, we seem to be getting further and further away from this in our daily lives. “How so?” I hear you ask. Well, it seems to me–actually, strike that, it’s a cold hard fact–that more and more people want to do more and more things that they’re not actually capable of.
Who am I to say what anyone is capable of? And that’s the thing! Who is *anyone* to say what anyone else is capable of? No one can make that call, and no one should, because we’re all different, from person to person.
So where does that leave us? Well, it leaves us with this: what happens when people can’t physically do what is required by a given job? A job that they want to do and one that a lot of people think that no one should tell anyone that they CAN’T do. What’s the answer for that one? Well, stop panicking and don’t worry, because I’ve figured it out. Maybe it’s because the answer is so simple.
Simply follow these steps.
First, look at the job task at hand. See what it requires to do it well. Set guidelines, and look to see who can complete those guidelines in the best, most effective way. Whoever it is, no matter what the colour, creed, religion, or sex–the person who can do it best gets the job….Simple, right? It should be, but more and more this isn’t the case.
Let’s take the fire services as an example. No doubt, that’s a very dangerous job. I have a few friends that work as a fireman. Now, when I talked to them about what it takes to get into the services, about what test you needed to take, etc., they told me that unless you’re a black disabled lesbian Muslim with learning difficulties, you shouldn’t bother applying.
Now, I don’t know about you, but in a job like the fire service, I want the best person for the job. I want it even more if my house is on fire and I’m stuck on the top floor, like anyone would. So we have tests–and that’s what it should be, a TEST, and whoever gets the highest marks… should be in, simple as that. We shouldn’t have positive discrimination (I hate that phrase, too, by the way. What a load of bollocks. How can discrimination in any sense be positive? What bullshit.). Why? Because it’s dangerous! And even if it’s not dangerous, the company and services will suffer if you don’t have the best people for the job. If my house is on fire, and my family and I are trapped on the floor, and a fire engine pulls up, and 10 black disabled lesbian Muslims with learning difficulties get out, and they’re the best people for the job, then great! I’m happy, because I have the best chance of getting saved. And that’s what it should be all about.
I think that if you want to do it, and you are able to do it, no one should stop you, and if anyone tries then you should just march right over them.
But sometimes, there’s a world of difference between wanting to do something and actually being able to do it. This is what we’re getting away from–who can actually do the job at hand in the best way. Now, we have a selection of people from all walks of life, so no one feels left out. If we keep doing it that way, I’ll be on fire and I’ll have no house. I don’t get why it’s so hard for people to understand this. I think it’s because the government has to be seen caring and have everyone’s best interests at heart, so no one is left out. So what happens is that they lose touch of the principle of the best person for the job. And now, it becomes the best people for the job, and the best people for the job are three women, two Asians, a deaf person, and a man with no legs. All bases are covered; no one’s left out, great! The only downside is that we’re all burnt alive. All of the important jobs like fire services, police, etc., are run by the government, so they’re the first to suffer this idiocy.
But it’s happening more and more, too, in everyday life. In my other blog, Colossal Concerns, I wrote about WMMA, championing the cause because simply because I like MMA–it doesn’t matter who’s doing it. If some massive bearded freak of a woman (I get flashes of some of my exes) came into the sport and started smashing everyone in the women’s divisions, beating all comers, reined at the very top forever, and wanted to compete in the men’s divisions, I would say that it’s your body; your decision is what you do. I can’t take that away from you, and no one should. Crack on. This hasn’t happened, with the nature of MMA, and what with the way nature is as a whole, I can’t see it happening, either. But MMA hasn’t been around that long and stranger things have happened.
So let’s take boxing or tennis–it hasn’t really happened there, either. The simple fact is that the men on the whole are physically stronger than the woman. That’s not to say that it couldn’t happen, and if it did we should be open to it. There has been a sanctioned male vs. female bout, but it was such a joke that we can’t be bothered going into it.
So there we are. Jobs, sports, and anything you can think of should have a test. If you pass the test and you’re the best person for the job, then great, the job is yours. This has to be the most important factor, and we can never lose sight of this. If you can’t pass the test, its okay, you can either keep trying or realize that we’re all different, and maybe your talents lie somewhere else. But let’s not try and crowbar people who aren’t the best at something into the job so we can say, oh, look how diverse and open-minded we are, we have deaf people taking calls for our emergency services, we’re so progressive.
White men banned from recruitment article:
Below is a video of an NFL try-out. How the woman even got this far is embarrassing and does no favours for women who can kick.
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