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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

DIE is Dangerous

I told you all! DIE is a dangerous concept! More employers are interested in clicking checkboxes than for the safety and satisfaction of their customers. Today I heard about a Boeing 737 that lost one of it's windows during take-off. It was Alaskan Airlines. I also, and not so coincidently, heard that Alaskan Airlines was going to start "hiring less white men". They were going to start this DIE concept. I don't fly myself. I'd rather have a nice road trip. But if I did, just the fact they say they're going to hire less straight white men would be unnerving!! I've been hearing a lot of businesses are adopting this DIE protocol, because they want more diversity in their companies. But it will have exactly the same affect as if a parent hires a sexual predator to watch their children.

Hiring based on DIE is fine. IF you are hiring a secretary, or a janitor, or a rock-hunter. That's all well and good. But when you have a business that puts the lives of other people in your hands, I would feel much more comfortable riding in a plane with a pilot who is a straight white man rather than someone who just checks a box to satisfy the leftists. Merit is what is needed in those kinds of jobs. Fortunately, no one was hurt in this accident, but there could have been! Someone could have been hurt really bad! When you are flying a plane, driving a cab, or you are a mechanic, or a doctor, or quality control person for an airline, you must absolutely have talent! I wouldn't care if the person I am counting on was a straight white man, or a black woman. As long as they can get me to point B safely, or fix my car's engine, or cure me of the flu, that's all I care about. Skin color, gender, identity, none of that matters to me when my life is at stake!

If I were on a plane, and I heard an announcement saying "Your pilot today is our first ever black pilot", and making it their only focus, I'd be saying "Get me off this plane! I don't want to be on this plane!" Because I know that person may or may not be good, just being a diversity hire. I hope Alaskan Airlines takes a lesson on that. I would hate to see the only thing opening their eyes to what hiring based on DIE does, ends in the deaths of a plane full of passengers. That'd be awful!!! But that's what will happen if we start hiring people based solely on skin color, or gender or identity, instead of focusing on merit.

DIE is not a new concept. It's been around since the 1960s. I remember when I was a kid, I heard Lucious got a job at a local game farm. I knew he said he'd applied for it, but I didn't think he'd get it. Then my ma told me he got it because the business gets credit every time they hire a black person. This was back in the early 1980s. So DIE hiring has been around for quite some time. It's just only recently that people started hiring DIE style for big jobs, instead of being based on merit. Any time you hear about DIE hiring practices, it always means they don't hire white people. Or the chances of them hiring a white male is slim to none. That should worry everybody! White men have, for a long time, been more skillful at their careers, harder workers, and more able-bodied. Not saying I've never seen colored folk who were not under those descriptions. Just saying there are some things white people have always done and did good.

I know I've always said when I get my business up, one thing I would never do is hire someone who puts their "preferred pronouns" on their application. Based on what I've seen from them so far, a person like that will cause nothing but grief in my business and I won't have it!! I won't tolerate it. But Joe Blow wants to make that discriminatory. If he does, I'll tell him "Fine! Let them go work for you!" I don't want them working in my store!

I was watching a video by Karlyn B again. She was talking about DIE and is it going to stop. She says no. And I agree with her too. She's basing it on conservatives cheering and saying "we're winning!" after the president of Harvard University quit his job. He was also a DIE hire. I admit, sometimes I do get carried away myself when I see how conservatives are making a difference. But Karlyn says Harvard lost that one president, but they are just going to go and hire someone else, who is just as bad. I agree, ONE resigning of a DIE hire is not going to do anything. But it is a step in the right direction. Harvard may go and hire another based on DIE who is just as bad. But perhaps, the next one will also face the same kind of scrutiny and quit. And then it'll go on and on and repeat it's self until Harvard finally learns that hiring based on DIE is not such a great idea after all. What conservatives need to do now is start going harder. That's what leftists do. We should do the same thing. The left didn't get their way with just one victory. They keep pushing and pushing and pushing. Conservatives need to learn to do that too. Only push harder. I know it sounds difficult because the leftists have had more practice at being miserable and complaining. But we can do it.

I recently saw another video from Someguy316 on YouTube, talking about Onision's book Stones to Abigail. I remember when Onision put that book out. Someguy read it and talked about it on one of his videos. I kinda missed Someguy. I stopped watching him when he started getting too soft. He just started boring me, so I stopped watching him. But I enjoy his older stuff. He's excellent at critiquing. He said Onision's book is nothing but a big narcissistic trip for him. He talked about shooting up schools in his book, having sex with some girls and raping others. So on and so on. All basically bad things. Well, Onision hated people telling him how bad his book is that he took it off of Amazon. I never bought or read his book. I have no interest in seeing his writings about raping and killing children. And apparently he went onto the comment section for his book on Amazon, and started making fun of the people who didn't like his book. He'd mock them, harass them, tell them they're ugly and couldn't read, and a bunch of other bullshit. So basically, Onision blamed the readers because his book was bad. Sorry to tell him, but he's got no one to blame but himself. No one told him to write a book about killing and raping.

When you write a book, or make a movie, or anything else, and put it out publicly for all to see, you have to expect some people will like your work, and some people will not. You cannot please everyone. I learned that in 6th grade! On our UMG Productions site, which is down now, I'm not allowed to respond if anyone leaves a comment, good or bad. My supervisor frowns on that. She didn't want us to get too emotional or pushy. I keep up that tradition now on the UMG Productions site. If I get a negative comment on something, then I just do. My supervisor was always the kind of person who says "take it, and learn from it". Not too long ago, I saw a comment someone left on Amazon about one of my books. I won't say anything about the customer, or which book they commented on. But I will say the person did not like my story very much. But I am fine with that. My supervisor says every comment is a chance to learn something different. I was just excited to get a comment from someone, I didn't care if it was positive or negative. But I am just not allowed to respond. But Onision is incapable of learning. The dude is a leftist, so naturally, he's going to think he's always right and everyone else is wrong.

I remember when I first got on YouTube, I had a long talk with myself. I knew some people were going to make negative comments and some were going to make positive comments. You just cannot please everyone. I prepared myself mentally for that before I ever made my first video and put it up on YouTube. Sure enough, the negative comments came, and trolls, cowards, even a few psychopaths over the years. But at the same time, I also have met some nice people there too. Most of the negative comments though have mostly been about my looks. Not usually about the subject of the video. When I was making money on my videos, I was fine with all the comments. Even the negative ones. But then Youtube took monetization away, and now I am very picky about which comments I allow. I hate doing that, because I am such a believer in free speech! But if I have to deal with trolls, and not be paid for doing so, then I don't care to hear from them.

I especially started posting videos more often when I got my first set of snakes from LLL Reptiles in 2010. I was so excited because I had never done anything like that before. One of the first people I subscribed to on YouTube was SnakeBitesTV. The leader of the channel was a guy named Brian Barczyk, who had since made a channel of his own. I never met him, but I do remember leaving a comment on one of his videos announcing that I had some snakes coming. He sent me a congratulations. I told him one of the species I was getting was a brown house snake. Brian told me I'm going to love them. They are still one of my favorite species to keep. He was right, I do love them!

Well sadly, I found out Brian B is dying. I'm very heartbroken for his family and friends. Last summer I found out he had contracted pancreatic cancer. Like the cancer that stole my father from me, pancreatic cancer is a death sentence. I know that very few people survive it. I was hoping Brian would be one of the few who manage to beat it. But he's not. It's claiming him fast. I told him how I watched my pa die from cancer, and I didn't know if I could do that again. But I did tell him that I would be praying for him. The sad thing is, since last summer, Brian has been working on his own zoo and aquarium. He's not even going to be around to see that completed. But he said he'll be there in spirit, and I know he will. He just has to come back spiritually and see how his legacy has made it. I'm telling you all, cancer sucks! I wish it didn't exist. And it's not even like pancreatic cancer is rare or anything. It's actually quite common. The kind of cancer my pa had was very rare. And very dangerous! Only one person in history is known to have survived it since it was discovered. And I heard he's still suffering complications from it. But it's definitely a shocker that pancreatic cancer doesn't have a cure yet!

Well, as of this hour, I haven't heard Brian has died. He is in hospice though. I just want to say Farewell Brian Barczyk. You were an inspiration for us all. RIP in Heaven.

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