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Crimson’s Creative Challenge 4/5/23- Learn to Swim

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE.

Learn to Swim

Cries for ‘safety’- the ruse used to scare for control.
Only works on the ones who can’t swim.
Fear’s a poison meant to capture your soul.
Cries for ‘safety’-the ruse used to scare for control.

Achievement can’t happen without a brave goal.
Containment destroys every whim.
Cries for ‘safety’- the ruse used to scare for control.
Only works on the ones who can’t swim.

Posted in In my humble opinion..., Unanswered Questions

Unanswered Question: Why don’t we think for a change?

Yes, I am angry.
I am also disgusted.
I’d mind my own business but there’s a concerted effort to ‘infect’ our children with bad ideas. My granddaughters are going to be exposed to them too. They simply can’t go unchallenged any longer.
If I hear about “equity” anymore, I may explode. LOL
Below is a picture meant to express the ‘marvelous nature’ of “equity”. Let’s examine the messages.

Well, there are three children of different races and sexes in this diagram and an imaginary dotted line. What’s the line mean? I would guess it has something to do with reaching ‘success’. Everything presented in this diagram has a purpose. The white male child is the tallest, the female child is shorter, and the black child is too short to reach the ‘success’ line in the first picture. Oh, I see diplomas in the hands of the “successful”. Could it be the getting of a diploma is a perfect goal?
Seems odd that the taller boy can more easily reach the goal when more women are graduating with college degrees these days.
Seems repulsively racist that the diagram depicts the black child as needing help to achieve the same goal. I hope they aren’t suggesting black children are not as smart as white kids! Somebody ought to tell Dr. Ben Carson or Barrack Obama about that a.s.a.p.
The black child not only seems to need ‘help’, but he’s also depicted as needing the most help. That’s a sorry message, I hope it was not intentional. [wink]
So, when it comes to “equality” it seems giving everyone a fair “equal” chance isn’t enough but giving ‘selected people’ according to their ‘appearance’ better unequaled advantages is shown as a ‘good’ thing. Don’t forget…that ‘good’ thing is a diploma. They don’t regard (in this diagram) success as being achievable any other way. That’s okay. They can’t cram all the possible ways we achieve in only one diagram because we know they are endless, right?

Now, let’s look at the heading. “Apply Equity to Women’s Advancement”. I’ve established many reasons that “equity” is condescending and unfair. How might the application of it advance women?
What possible measurement does the artist use for “advancement”? I already said more women are getting degrees than men. I can tell you, the women I know without degrees are advancing in there “life goals” nicely too. All motivated people strive to advance themselves toward goals. I surely hope being a devoted mother and/or caregiver or an excellent free-lance writer meets that undefined (but subliminally suggestive) advancement criteria.

I could go on…
But I’ll just ask, “What in the world is going on?”
WHO are polluting our children’s minds and WHY are they doing this?

Depicting white males as already ‘advanced’ when I’ve seen so many work tirelessly to achieve their goals.
Depicting women and blacks as “less-than”. Wow! That’s a stupid and racist message.
Depicting ‘advancement’ narrowly as the “buying of a degree” (That’s all it amounts to in most cases.)
Depicting that our needs for assistance should be measured by our immutable traits not by our individual situations.

Why don’t we think for a change? Let’s consider who benefits from such messages.
Not white males… they’re ‘privileged’, so “you’re on your own guys”. We’ll even let people cut in line before you for jobs.
Not females…if they embrace the nonsense in the diagram, they may resent men especially ‘white men’ for having some made-up advantages. Oh yes, and ‘educated’ women resoundingly consider black people as so disadvantaged without them, that they are empowered to “tell them just what they need” because they know better. How condescendingly ‘kind’ are those ‘educated women?
Not black children… they’re harmed the most. They can’t (and told they shouldn’t) believe in their own potential when it’s clear they’re going to need a lot of help. Some may not even try with those ‘oppressive’ odds.

The only people who benefit are those who want to expand government and control outcomes. They don’t even use their own money but thinking up ‘equity’ programs while using taxpayer funds (and hiring family members) is their favorite pastime. It makes people appreciate the NEED for them, you know.
They (government bureaucrats and Marxist activists) purposefully disrupt our constitutional order of an “equal chance” to “pursue happiness” and sell a divisive message ending with “You need our help. We’re here to help.” because we’re the ‘nice’ guys.

That’s the best description of “authoritarian” control I’ve ever heard. Please “wake-up”. We’re not each other’s adversaries but those suggesting we are, aren’t looking out for you. Beware of the term “equity”, it’s a trick.

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A Cousin of Merit

When I see posts about “The first Native American to do this…” or “The first woman to do that…”, I’m rarely as impressed as those writers. I’m happy for anyone who achieves success but I just cannot get excited over immutable human characteristics. To consider these things superficial is an understatement, IMO. The person did nothing to obtain those qualities. He or she is being praised in spite of hard work, persistence, or daunting study.
Try as I may to be impressed, I’m terribly unimpressed by those who find merit in anything unearned.
Perhaps my viewpoint comes from growing up with a brilliant, funny, and gregarious, cousin who happened to have Cystic Fibrosis. Mike was somewhat physically challenged but he achieved intellectual excellence at an early age. He took classes at prestigious colleges and read science fiction. He made the most clever observations and never ceased to amaze me.
He was my wonderful cousin who happened to have Cystic Fibrosis, not the first person with Cystic Fibrosis to do extraordinary things. He didn’t live past his late teens and the world was poorer for that. Through the years, I have seen unbelievable scientific advances and have often thought he’d not only be amazed, he likely would have created or enhanced those feats.
So, no, I never defined Mike by something he couldn’t change. He absolutely wouldn’t have liked that. He was a unique, exceptional, individual. We all are.
Don’t ever expect me to applaud someone over skin color, ethnicity, or disability.
They aren’t a useful definition of what makes each of us special.