I remember at a wedding back in the late 70’s early 80’s the priest or minister said something vis a vis, husbands, wives and marriage that I’ve never forgotten. “𝐀𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬”.
That is what the doctrine of DEI is all about.
Encouraging, celebrating and worshipping mediocrity at the alter of cultural Marxism. It sounds counterintuitive and it is, but that in a word, is what DEI is all about. Mediocrity. And racism.
A lot of people are confused or wondering about DEI. The words are so soothing. Diversity Equity and Inclusion. What’s not to like?
Namely, what the hell is DEI it and how does it fit within Australia? Or anywhere for that matter?
At its core DEI is a euphemism for cultural Marxism. It is mediocrity and reverse racism designed to carve up, create and exploit a coterie of identity victims.
It’s about judging and dividing people by skin colour, race, culture or their degree of failure. Yes, failure.
Even if you’re a drug taking dropout, a petty criminal or in jail, it’s because someone else made you that way. Someone else did that to you. It’s not your fault. You’re a victim and been oppressed.
It’s about everything you’ve heard in the last twenty years or so. Namely, white privilege and identity politics. Black, female or part of the LGBTQ+ alphabet mafia, you’re a victim.
If you’re white or even if you’re black or coloured but successfully play the in same league as whites in business, sport or academe you must be an oppressor and only got to where you are because you took advantage of someone else.
Even the Jewish community which are the minority of a minority of just 16 million globally are regarded as oppressors because they’re successful in many fields. So the DEI doctrine holds that, that success must come at the expense of someone else.
Successful American radio host Larry Elder who ran for governor of California earlier this year, because he was both successful in broadcasting and a Republican and although he is black, was called by the left, “𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐲”.
That’s how twisted and perverse the DEI doctrine is.
If you’re black, coloured or just a loser you are therefore oppressed and a victim. But if you’re black and successful you’re an oppressor.
How that explains Barrack Obama being elected American president, twice, they don’t say.
Essentially DEI is a policy, protocol or doctrine of the far left and another euphemism and set of words designed purely to denigrate excellence, merit and qualifications and elevate mediocrity and victimhood.
It goes like this.
If you’ve worked hard to achieve either materially or academically, you must have gamed the system and taken advantage of, and oppressed others.
It’s how the indolent and the lazy explain away their failure.
Take the words one by one and see how they apply to Australia specifically but with a few exceptions like China, the world generally .
𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲 – Using the mid 19th century as a stepping off point, with the arrival of Afghan camel drivers and their participation in transportation, exploration and mining through to the post WW2 European migration and the multiculturalism of the 1970’s, Australia has always been diverse.
So we can tick that box.
𝐄𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐲 – As for equity, in the context of DEI, it is probably the most sinister of the holy trinity because it’s not what you think. In fact, it’s the exact opposite of what you think.
It can’t be stressed enough, that although the intention is for you to conflate equity and equality in your own mind, equity does not mean equality.
Australia is the global ground zero of the notion of equality and a fair go.
Although some start out from a point of privilege, Australians generally start out with the same equality of opportunity but where we end up after that, is up to the desires, goals, aspirations, diligence, hard work and a degree of luck of the individual.
Equity on the other hand is about the equality of outcome NOT the equality of opportunity.
So no matter how hard or diligently someone works and applies themselves or how lazy, unmotivated, slothful and indolent, we all end up at the same place.
Equity is designed to drive down incentive and make everyone equally miserable.
In that context, think of the words of Klaus Schwab of the WEF. . “𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲” That’s equity.
In the mind of the exponents of DEI, success is equated with white privilege.
How that explains the success of Asian and Indian students in our education system from K though 12 and beyond to university is avoided.
A case in point — The far left mayor of Chicago, Brandon Johnson, is unilaterally axing what they call “high achieving select enrollment high schools” in an effort to “boost equity”.
That single act fits with the idea of the definition of equity whereby everyone ends up with the equality of outcome.
𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 — Again this is an area that no one can teach Australia anything. And again it goes to the very heart of the Australian ideal of a fair go and supporting the underdog.
Look at our various sporting codes. Aboriginal, Māoris and Islanders own the game.