I was perusing a previous public employer’s web site (in this case Prince William County, Virginia’s) and some distressing memories came to mind. Namely, their diversity policy and mandated diversity training regimen.
Looking back, I could not tolerate that inane BS anymore.
Here is the agency’s Mission Statement, Goal, and EEO Policy Statement…
To guide, direct, assist and monitor the administration of equality for all applicants and employees and promote diversity at all occupational levels of the County's workforce.
To support the County's Values in doing the right thing every time by respecting diversity, accepting and celebrating individual differences and valuing all employees.
EEO Policy Statement
This policy is promulgated to prohibit conduct that could constitute a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and other state or federal employment laws prohibiting race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, retaliation and veteran status.
Some parts sound just fine like “equality for all applicants”. Really? Are all applicants equal? Even treating all applicants equally is an ignorant mission. Treat all kindly, yes. Apply the Golden Rule, you bet. But there is not an employer in all of governmentdom that applies the same interview regimen for Department Director as for a clerk position. As hard as some might try, applicants are NOT equal. And their treatment is not equal, nor should it be. That is an unachievable mission statement. It will never be achieved unless the agency perpetually deceives and lies to itself, which it apparently does.
And “promote diversity at all occupational levels of the County’s workforce.” So they want an African, a transgender, a Muslim and a Chicano as County Executive? I would guess that at least one race, religious affiliation, or gender preference would be excluded. They want Mensa members as janitors? How will that work out?
Ahh, I get it, they want folks like Anthony Weiner as school crossing guards and school counselors. Oh, and how about an Islamist like Nadal Hasan as County Liaison to the military at Quantico?
I love their goal of “doing the right thing every time by respecting diversity, accepting and celebrating individual differences and valuing all employees.” Over my dead discriminating ass.
No way in hell would I respect and celebrate an Anthony Weiner, or a homosexual pervert, or a severely underperforming Jamaican I had to fire. That would be the definition of insanity! Why would I “respect and celebrate” a Muslim when I knew his “religion” wants to eradicate my culture and transform my nation into a fascist Islamic state? Why would I respect and celebrate a woman who promotes “women’s rights” over those of men as she promotes abortions of convenience? I would have to be insane to do that, as many employees must be. If not insane then at least lying.
In essence, government is forcing us to lie to demonstrate our superficial “respect and celebration.”
And what drives this insanity? The EEO policy statement. The severely overreaching Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which mandates that the Federal Government meddle in every aspect of personal life, behavior and thought.
And I realize it may be a misprint but the last phrase is rather amusing:
…prohibiting race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetics, retaliation and veteran status.
Does this mean we can’t have race, color, religion, or sex anymore?
Given the idiocy of the other statements, maybe its not a misprint.
Yes, I understand that totally free speech has its consequences. Perhaps I have been mistaken all along about what “freedom of speech” meant in this country.