Friday, September 01, 2017

Approaching peak Harrison Bergeron

"The year was 2081 2017 and everybody was finally equal."  City Journal: "Peril in numbers - Affirmative-action hiring endangers the FDNY."  The New York Fire Department needs women because of triggering or something:
The results of all this quota-setting and bean-counting were predictable. FDNY insiders say that the department struggles to fill the minority quotas despite degraded hiring standards. Hence Paul Washington dissembles to potential recruits. Hence standards for women have grown so lax under Sifton’s dictum that one female recruit failed entrance exams six times and was hired anyway. Hence nine felons—each a beneficiary of Garafulis’s quotas—graduated in a class of probationary firefighters from the city’s fire academy last November.
The era of Un-hurt Feelings: coming soon to a courtroom and surgical theater near you.

Extra - "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut.

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